Category Archives: Tim Murr
Filmmaker Takashi Miike’s 100th film, Blade of the Immortal, is based on the Japanese manga of the same name (in English: in Japan its called Mugen no Junin, which translates to The Inhabitant of Infinity). It’s the story of a samurai named Manji, who after killing 100 samurai, including his sister’s husband, is cursed by an 800-year-old nun. Manji then must kill 1000 evil men to regain his mortality. His immortality comes from mysterious blood worms that heal almost all wounds, even reattaching severed limbs.
Mohawk is the story of a woman from the Mohawk nation, named Oak, taking on a platoon of American soldiers after they murder everyone she holds dear during the War of 1812. Shot on location in Syracuse, New York with actual members of the Mohawk tribe, the film is a bloody, deep dive into one of the many corners of American history we tend to gloss over in school. Read the rest of this entry
Toy Fair 2018 is on this week and there’s been a number of exciting announcements for kids and collectors, but for horror fans, NECA has added two figures to their retro line of Mego style figures: Captain Blake from John Carpenter’s The Fog and Herbert West from Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator. Amok Time toys had announced a small line of Re-Animator figures a few years ago in a six-inch line, but the only one that ever came out was a four-inch Herbert that came with Dr Hill’s severed head. It’s a great figure, perfect for experimenting on GI Joes captured by Cobra for unethical bio-medical practices, but in this day and age of high quality, detailed collectibles, it was disappointing not to get a larger, more detailed version.
NECA’s retro line has had a number of great figures, with amazing head sculpts and an array of accessories. My Friday the 13th Jason is one of the jewels of my horror collection. The NECA West figure beautifully captures Jeffery Combs’ likeness and comes with some gruesome accessories. Captain Blake is an even bigger surprise, especially since NECA tends to avoid things that are too niche because it can be a financial gamble. After saying no to figures from The Thing, getting a ghost pirate zombie from The Fog is out of left field and looks equally amazing.
The countdown to Halloween and Halloween begins as Jamie Lee Curtis has completed filming her scenes for the upcoming David Gordon Green/Danny McBride direct follow up to the original John Carpenter classic, which drops this October. According to Curtis, “it’s terrifying.”
This month marks the 30th anniversary of Wes Craven’s voodoo classic, The Serpent and the Rainbow. For my money, it’s Craven’s best film. As much as I love A Nightmare on Elm Street or The Hills Have Eyes, Serpent is just scarier (partly because its based on an actual investigation into voodoo practices by Wade Davis), more exotic, surprising, and beautiful. Scream Factory has a collector’s edition Blu-ray available at their website, highly recommended.
Excited about Shane Black’s upcoming Predator sequel? Well, it’s been pushed back from August to September, which isn’t as extreme as the New Mutants getting pushed back nine frigging months, but still, doesn’t it feel like we’ve been waiting a while for a new Predator film?
This past Tuesday, February 6, Adam Green’s shot-in-secret sequel to his gore fest horror comedy franchise Hatchet, landed on Blu-ray, digital, and VOD. Victor Crowley features the legendary Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th 7-X) returning to the title role to stalk a new batch of victims in his swamp. (You can read my full review.) Read the rest of this entry
Directed by Christopher Lawrence Chapman, 2017’s Inoperable stars Danielle Harris (Halloween 4 and 5) as a traffic accident victim who wakes up in a seemingly abandoned hospital, during a category 5 hurricane in Tampa, Florida. Dark forces have been awakened within the hospital by the hurricane and Harris’ character must find a way out before the hurricane ends or be trapped forever. Read the rest of this entry
“It’s not a remake. It’s not a sequel. And it’s not based on a Japanese one,” claimed the original poster for Adam Green’s 2006 horror comedy Hatchet. The movie revived the fun and gore of the best 1980s slasher films brilliantly and spawned two wildly bloody sequels. Hatchet III dropped in 2013 and since then everything in Honey Island Swamp has been quiet.
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SYNOPSIS: After one of her tribe sets an American camp ablaze, a young Mohawk warrior finds herself pursued by a contingent of military renegades set on revenge. Fleeing deep into the woods they call home, Oak and Calvin, along with their British companion Joshua, must now fight back against the bloodthirsty Colonel Holt and his soldiers – using every resource both real and supernatural that the winding forest can offer.
From Ted Geoghegan, the director of We Are Still Here, Mohawk will hit select theaters and VOD on March 2nd. Starring Kaniehtiio Horn (Hemlock Grove), Justin Rain (Fear the Walking Dead), and Eamon Farren (Twin Peaks: The Return) along with Noah Segan (Looper), Jonathan Huber (WWE’s Luke Harper), Robert Longstreet (I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore), and Sheri Foster (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). Dark Sky Films has released new poster art and an official trailer.
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The documentary D.O.A. was filmed almost guerrilla style, funded by High Times magazine, with director Lech Kowalski following the Sex Pistols on the doomed 1978 tour of America. The band didn’t want him there, Johnny Rotten was suspicious of High Times, and as it runes out, the Pistols would fall apart after just seven gigs. Despite all that, Kowalski captured an important moment in rock history and peppered it with a few other notable acts.