With Halloween fast approaching this report is all about upcoming horror movies. The Thing is a prelude to John Carpenter's classic film, though the premise looks pretty much exactly the same. The Woman is a controversial film about a woman who is captured and tortured by a family, and Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginings is another sequel to the long-running franchise. Keep reading for more details.
The Thing (2011)
Calling itself a prelude to the classic 1982 John Carpenter film with the same name, The Thing concerns itself with a group of researchers who discover an unknown creature in the Antartic wilderness. Much like the villain in Carpenter's film this creature is able to replicate itself into anything other living thing. I'm not a huge fan of remakes, but Carpenter's film could certainly be improved and besides it was itself a remake of the 1951 film The Thing From Another World. The trailer looks well made and the premise is certainly a good one. The Thing opens October 14. You can visit the official site for more information.
In most cases film ratings serve as a kind of warning to let concerned citizens know exactly what they are getting into, for horror fans the rating system often makes more of an advertisement for the film. For the Woman it says it was rated R for "strong bloody violence, torture, a rape, disturbing behavior,some graphic nudity and language." That's likely a turn off for most, but for the right-minded horror geek that's a list of ingredients for some good movie watching.
The trailer looks like a mix between Deliverance, Black Snake Moan, and the true story of Colleen Stan.
The film stirred controsvery when several people walked out during a showing at Sundance and is sure to stir some more when it has a wider release on October 14. You can find lots more information and assets at the film's Bloody Disgusting page.
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
Horror fans have an enormous tolerance for stupid. Don't get me wrong I count myself as a fan, but plots for so many movies in the genre go way over the ridiculous threshold. Characters act in ways that no human would act, killers have no motivation and yet massacre in such convoluted ways as to defy reality. Etc. Yet there we sit, watching horrific violent act after another with giddy glee.
To prove my point we have Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Begnnings. The first one is an insult to the word "stupid" and while I haven't seen any of the sequels there is no indication that they were any good either. Yet people will watch it. Yet here I am looking at the posters, and watching the trailer and adding it to my Netflix queue.
Wrong Turn 4 comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray on October 25. You can learn more, watch other videos and see some movie stills at the Facebook page.
An unrated, much gorier trailer (and it should be noted that this one is intended for mature audience only):