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"[Compound]" Teaser Trailer

Because I have a lot of faith in New Zealand's cinematic output, I'm fairly excited about Dale Stewart's upcoming genre outing "[Compound]" despite the familiar imagery and the strange brackets surrounding the title. Since the trailer doesn't give you a lot to chew on in terms of what's going on, here's a brief synopsis pulled directly from the film's Facebook page.

"Under the Mountain" trailer

Based on a beloved kiwi fantasy novel, "Under the Mountain" is the latest film from "Black Sheep" director Johnathan King. Taking place in Auckland, New Zealand, twin teenagers Rachel and Theo Matheson discover that their neighbors are not who they appear to be and uncover an ancient secret that lurks beneath the volcanoes of Auckland. Together with Mr. Jones, played by the ever awesome Sam Neill and their cousin, the twins must discover their super secret Harry Potter powers to save all of eternity. Exciting, yes?

New "Gamer" Trailer

I’m still on the fence about the film “Gamer” which hits theaters on September 4th. While I am all for a movie where you can sit back and watch crap blow up without having to think I can’t ignore the similarities to films like “Death Race” and “Running Man”. On top of that I am a big fan of Michael C. Hall after watching “Dexter” and “Six Feet Under” but his accent in this movie makes me want to punch him in the face.

"My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done" Trailer

Directed by the ever badass Werner Herzog and produced by the befuddling David Lynch, "My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done" looks like it is going to be either a great thriller in the vein of "Fracture" or a horrible, no good, mess.

So far it has three good things going for it: Herzog and Lynch (which sounds like the name of a credible law firm) Michael Shannon, the dude plays a phenomenal crazy person; and every Oscar nominee for best actor or actress from the past two years.

Unused "Halloween II" Trailer, Oi Vay

I thought long and hard about how to not come off as just hating Rob Zombie with this post but you know what, I just can’t do it. The video you see below is apparently an unused trailer for “Halloween II” which finally sees the light of day next Friday. For the most part it’s a lot of the same shots you’ve already seen. Because of this I was fine with the trailer, that is until the 1:39 mark hit. Then Zombie had to go and throw in the fucking Moody Blues!

French Thriller "Vertige"

If you are like me, you can't wait for the next French horror film or anything equivalent. Well, wait no longer, because "Vertige," which translates to "High Lane," looks like another scenic horror film that will hold the tension high.

"The Shock Labyrinth" Trailer

3D and horror: It's just not my thing. However, it appears that the trend is here to stay -- for a little while, anyway. Throwing his tattered hat into this ghostly ring is Takashi Shimizu, the mastermind the "Ju-On" series and the highly underrated and criminally ignored 2004 freakout "Marebito." The latter is one of my favorite genre films of all time, and I'd hoped Shimizu would continue in this general direction. Apparently that isn't the case.

"The Fourth Kind" trailer

Joey, you can keep your angels and demons, because aliens will always creep me out even more. And, thanks to "The Fourth Kind" trailer, you can now add owls to my list of creep outs.

The Angels are Coming in "Legion" Trailer

This red-band trailer for the Biblical apocalypse film "Legion" feels really fresh and exciting to me, despite having many echoes of other films. The plot isn't exactly clear, but it looks like the Archangel Michael has escaped Heaven to track down the one child who can somehow save humanity. The problem? All the other angels (and a few plagues, from the look of it) have killed and possessed many humans and are trying to exterminate the human race, waitress and baby-savior included! I haven't seen Biblical horror done as well as this looks in a while.

The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Trailer, Date

Although it's nearly impossible to imagine any of us (besides Casey!) sending positive vibes Rob Zombie's way, I can honestly say I've always had very high hopes for "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto," a Lucha Libre inspired animated feature that mixes sex, violence, and general wackiness with an oddly stacked cast of famous and semi-famous voice actors such as Rosario Dawson and Paul Giamatti. As this trailer indicates, "...Superbeasto" won't at all resemble a high-end experience, but looks to be pretty fun.

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