Should auld shitty movies be forgot, and never brought to mind? Yes, yes they should, as we skip merrily into the horror pastures new of 2014. So here’s Deadly Movies choice cuts of studio and indie offerings over the next 12 months.
January 3 2013: Paranormal Activity The Marked Ones
Because.., If you follow/know anyone who’s seen this at the advance screenings the word is that it’s fantastically entertaining, scary, and fun. Remember, this is a spin-off the PA series and not PA5, which will be its own movie in time for Halloween. Now that’s what I call aggressive brand expansion.
February 7 2013: Nurse 3D
Because.., It looks insane. The trailer has all the trappings of an old exploitation movie – with a lot of sex and blood – with tongue firmly in cheek. It could be a massive let-down (as most modern exploitation efforts are) but from the look of Paz de la Huerta’s performance I think this could have been judged just right.
February 14 2013: Dead Snow 2
Because.., Dead Snow was a riot. This time the movie will be made in both its native Norwegian and English (a very smart, but time intensive decision). Most definitely the best of the recent Nazi parody horror efforts.
May 16 2013: Godzilla
Because.., I firmly believe that this will be a true return to form for the giant monster movie. With non-more-hot-at-the-moent Bryan Cranston (who surly wouldn’t be involved in a duff project right now) on board, a terrific looking trailer (trailer of 2013 IMO), and a fantastic creature design, Gareth Edwards may have nailed this.
July 11 2013: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Because.., Rise of the Planet of the Apes was 2011’s surprise sci-fi hit, and deservedly so. This time the human/ape war will be underway so expect a lot more war-painted action, with Gary Oldman added to Team Mankind.
August 29 2013: The Loft
Because.., Even after Patrick Wilson dropped out, replacement Karl Urban is joined by James Marsedn, Wentworth Miller, and Eric Stonestreet to form a very intreguing cast around an interesting plot; Four dudes share a loft apartment for their mistresses until a dead body turns up on the hard wood floor. The director of the Belgian oroginal helms this US remake.
September 5 2013: Green Inferno
Because.., It’s Eli Roth does The Cannibal Holocaust and who doesn’t want to see what that’ll look like?
Also of note: The Human Centipede 3 (at least it’s the last one – April), Oculus (looks scary – April), Deliver Us From Evil (looks interesting – June), Poltergeist (yes a remake – probably September), Horns (Daniel Radcliffe has the horn – November).