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"Daybreakers" Trailer

I was a pretty big fan of Michael and Peter Spierig's over-the-top 2003 horror/comedy "Undead" back in the day, going as far as to import a relatively expensive Region 4 DVD long before it arrived on American shores. Yeah, sometimes I can be pretty pathetic like that. And while I do believe the film had its share of problems, the good points, in this geek's humble opinion, greatly outweighed the bad. Besides, it's not everyday you get to watch an gun-crazy Australian redneck battle a flesh-eating zombie fish. I'm just saying.

New "Blood: The Last Vampire" Clip

The closer it's release date gets, the more excited I am to check out "Kiss of the Dragon" director Chris Nahon's upcoming Japanese schoolgirl samurai flick "Blood: The Last Vampire." There's a very good possibility that I'll be able to catch this stylish action/horror hybrid during its limited theatrical run starting on July 10th, so be sure to pop around the site to see if the film is as good as all of these recently-released clips make it out to be. Monsters, swordplay, martial arts, over-the-top choreography -- how could it go wrong?

Don't answer that.

"Imago Mortis" Trailer

Produced by the snappy individuals responsible for both "The Orphange" and "Pan's Labyrinth," Stefano Bessoni's upcoming horror/thriller "Imago Mortis" is shaping up to be the sort of picture I'd like to see. What's more, it's scripted by one of the fine fellows behind Jaume Balaguero's outstanding "[Rec]," which is, of course, grossly superior to its US counterpart. Unfortunately, the trailer currently making the rounds for "Imago Mortis" isn't in English, but the imagery alone is enough to get the blood pumping.

Here's the synopsis from IMDb:

Tons Of "Blood" Clips Online

Although initial reviews aren't exactly what you'd call overwhelmingly positive and its Stateside release date is looming somewhere on the proverbial horizon, I'm still pretty pumped about "Blood: The Last Vampire." Yes, some of the action sequences seem a little stale and, yes, we've seen the "hot girl battling otherworldly creatures" scenario more times than any of us care to admit. That said, the film looks like great fun, and I'm anxious to get my grubby little mitts on a copy of it.

First Ten Minutes Of "Doghouse"

Although other horror fanatics may not necessarily agree with me, I do hold the opinion, as unpopular as it may be, that Jake West's ultra-gory 2005 sci-fi farce "Evil Aliens" is one seriously bad-ass motion picture. All of the elements required for maximum cinematic enjoyment are presented and accounted for: over-the-top characters, an insane amount of violence, and a few incredibly messy anal probes, mixed and blended with the skill of someone who's spent a fair amount of time with the films distributed and/or produced by Troma. Needless to say, I've seen it quite a few times.

"Pencil Face" Short Film

There are very few things in this great big ol' world that completely creep me out. Spiders -- big or small -- do a pretty good job of getting the goose pimple factory up and running, as do most David Lynch films and people with unreasonable underbites, the latter of which I cannot readily explain. Whatever the case may be, they frighten the hell out of me. All apologies to anyone who might be offended by that statement.

"Cadaver" Streaming At IFC On Demand

Generally speaking, I'm an equal opportunity employer when it comes investigating creepy supernatural thrillers, even if said pelicula contains the dreaded "long haired girl" popping in and out of the shadows. However, in the past, Thai horror films haven't exactly gone out of their way to impress me. I don't know if something gets lost in translation or if there's too much culture clash getting in the way of the terror -- either way, my success rate with their disjointed brand of Asian horror isn't very good.

"The Psycho Legacy" Trailer

Do you like the film franchise "Psycho?" Do you like 90 minute documentaries with over 3 hours of bonus features? Are you looking for a snappy way to celebrate the movie's 50th anniversary?

"Sebastian's Voodoo" Short Film

With all of the second-rate short films widely available on the Internet, sometimes it takes a bit of digging to uncover those hidden gems you can't wait to share with your friends. "Sebastian's Voodoo," crafted by the immensely talented folks at the UCLA Animation Workshop, is a personal favorite. It's stylish, haunting, darkly humorous, and, beyond enjoyable.

Miike Tackles Live-Action "Yatterman"

These days, it would appear that maverick Japanese director Takashi Miike's cinematic output is geared more towards the mainstream. And, really, who could blame him? The man has worked exceptionally hard to achieve the cult status he's attained, so why not put it to good use? His latest film, a live-action adaptation of the popular television series "Yatterman," appears to have been crafted in the same vein as his grossly underrated 2004 superhero comedy "Zebraman," a surprisingly effective feature that proves Miike is capable of more than just shock and awe.

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