the shrine

Carmen (Cindy Sampson) an aggressive young journalist comes across the story of a young American who has vanished in a remote Polish village. Going behind her editor’s back she enlists her boyfriend Marcus (Aaron Ashmore) and her intern Sara (Meghan Heffern) to investigate. Once they arrive they encounter hostile locals that tell them in no uncertain terms to leave. Undeterred, the trio stumbles onto a much deeper mystery centering on a demonic statue shrouded by mist in the middle of the forest.  By the time they uncover the truth, they’re in too far over their heads to retreat to safety.

Even though there's not a lot that's inspired looking to this trailer, the words "From the guy who brought you Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer" is enough for me to give this a shot. I will say, the visual style looks great. How does monster Robert Englund fit in here? Only time will tell...

Emma Stone has reportedly been offered the leading role in Grahame-Smith's constantly changing "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies". Natalie Portman, who is now a producer on the film had at one time been rumored for the role along with Anne Hathaway and a number of other actresses. So keep your fingers crossed that Stone turns it down. I've heard rumors my name is rapidly moving to the top of the list for this.

Riki Lindhome, who has an IMDB page that leads me to believe she's been on one episode of 75% of the TV shows that have been made in the last 5 years, is the latest name to be added to the growing cast of the Halloween night comedy "Fun Size". The film which follows a pissy teenage girl as she tries to find her missing brother on Halloween night before their mother finds out also includes the comedic stylings of Johnny Knoxville, Jane Levy, Ana Gasteyer and Chelsea Handler. Because nothing's funnier than a good ole' missing child story.

If you liked "Strippers VS Zombies" then you're going to have lukewarm feelings about the new poster for "Strippers VS Werewolves". The movie, which Robert Englund is already attached to, focuses on a group of strippers that find their places of business being invaded by an angry pack of werewolves. Pray Englund isn't one of the strippers, pray a lot.

Speaking of Robert Englund... 2007's "Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer" was a comedic romp filled with over the top blood and guts. But from the looks of the new trailer for "The Shrine" it appears the makers have lost their funny bone and replaced it with some sort of creepy spooky bone. I think that's medically accurate. The movie follows a group of campers as they venture into a small Polish village that turns out to practice a strange human sacrifice ritual. I assume this is what happens to anyone who is stupid enough to leave their couch and go wondering off into strange Polish villages.