laid to rest

I’ve never seen the original “Laid to Rest”. I mention this fact as it’s the root cause of most of my problems with the sequel, “Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2”. Unlike a good sequel, which will expand upon the world introduced by the original in a way that gives old fans more of what they love and simultaneously creates new fans, “Chromeskull” takes a decidedly different approach.

If your car breaks down and you agree to getting a lift from a strange guy as long as you ride in the trailer for his big rig then you deserve every awful thing that is coming your way. In the case of "Prowl", the latest release form the After Dark Originals series that awful thing is being left in a warehouse full of flesh eating monsters.

The world sits and waits for what I assume will be the academy award winning film "Drive Angry" to be released in late February. To tide us over the makers have put out a dandy motion poster which you can print out and hang on your wall. Of course then it won't be in motion anymore but you can still fawn over Nic Cage in the privacy of your own bedroom. Sicko.

Hammer Films is at it again with "Wake Wood", a happy go lucky little tale about a couple who loses their only child in a dog attack and move to a small town where a pagan ritual gives them three more days with their daughter. A bunch of new photos have hit the net for your viewing pleasure and if you like you can email me and I'll send you some photos of myself that I've titled "Wake Wood" also.

I didn't even realize they were making a sequel to "Laid to Rest" but here we are kids with a trailer. "ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2" should please fans of the first, I think. honestly I haven't met any fans of the first. Come to think of it I don't think I'm met anyone's who saw the first. Come to think of it I forgot to put on pants today!

Robert Hall has quite the impressive resume when it comes to working special effects magic. From TV shows like "Firefly", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Angel" and "The X-Files", to movies such as "Wishmaster", "Ghosts of Mars" and the recent "Red Sands", chances are as a horror fan you've seen his work somewhere. New from Anchor Bay, his second directorial effort "Laid To Rest" gives you the chance to see what Robert is capable of bringing when his work is done behind the camera.

Deep beneath the bowels of the Los Angeles Marriot Hotel resides Laemmle’s Grande 4-Plex Theater, a rustic Cineplex reeking with the age-old air conditioning, stale popcorn and urinal cakes. For some, a theater like this wouldn’t seem fitting for a Hollywood premiere. But when that film is a gritty slasher like Robert Hall’s "Laid to Rest", the combination is a match made in hell.

This past Saturday, a small crowd of die-hard horror fans assembled at the Grande 4-Plex to experience the the film's premiere, which hits DVD shelves everywhere this week.

Rob Hall is a prolific special effects guru, responsible for work on series such as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Firefly", "Angel" and "The Sarah Connor Chronicles". His film resume includes the current remake of George Romero's "The Crazies", among scores of others.

His wife, Bobbi Sue Luther, recently became his collaborator on Rob's latest directorial effort "Laid To Rest", a film in which she served as both lead actor and Producer. We sat down with the two of them recently to chat about the project, and here's what happened.