Trailers

So for the past month or so we’ve been seeing more and more images coming out for Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland”. Well not we’ve got the first official teaser trailer for the film which is currently set for a March 5th, 2010 release.

The next couple of months are going to be a good time to be a horror fan in Toronto. In August we've got Toronto After Dark (stay tuned next week to find out the rest of the lineup) and September 10-19 the city is host to the Toronto International Film Festival and it's genre-rific program Midnight Madness.

2010 seems a ways off be we’ve already got the first trailer for next years “8 Films To Die For” series. Written and directed by independent comic book creator Brian Pulido “The Graves” looks to be one of the best entries to date. Gratuitous cleavage shots, crazy townspeople, Tony Todd as a priest and Bill Moseley. This film has it all. Not set to be released till January of 2010, you can take a look at the new trailer below and visit the film's official website for more info.

Let’s play a fun game. Hop on down to the bottom of the page and watch the trailer for “12 Bells” and try to figure out what the hell is going on without reading the film's description. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Still confused? Me too but I have to say the film looks pretty interesting. At the very least it looks like a bunch of freaky crap that will give my wife nightmares. But if that isn’t enough here’s a little more info.

Being a fan of both "The Thing" and "The Blob" -- the originals and remakes -- it's safe to say that I have a taste for cheesy science fiction-horror hybrids featuring either large flesh-eating blobs or body-possessing alien lifeforms. Perhaps that's why the trailer for John Lechago's upcoming gorefest "Bio Slime" appeals to me in ways I'm really not comfortable discussing in a public forum such as this. Nevermind the apparent low budget or the shot-on-digital look of the film -- all I'm after is goo, body melting, and campy performances.

I have to give the creators of “Triangle” credit, they’ve got something I haven’t seen before. Ok not the whole trapped in a storm on a boat thing, not the “Butterfly Effect” thing and not the creepy empty ship thing. But freakin Bermuda Triangle? Alright the SciFi channel may have beaten them to that also, but still, well played people!

With the success of the "Transformers" films and the upcoming "G.I. Joe" movie it was only a matter of time before the rest of our childhood toys get turned into major motion pictures. Well the good people over at Atom Films have beat the Hollywood big wigs to the punch this time. David Cronenberg directing a Cabbage Patch Kids movie? Peter Jackson takes on The Smurfs? Sure why the hell not.

The upcoming indie kidnapping thriller "Trap" is written and directed by Jason Horton, who co-wrote and directed the horror anthology "Edges of Darkness" that's currently got some release buzz for later this year. The trailer for "Trap" below has been labeled a teaser, but any more of a trailer than this might spoil some of the inevitable twists and turns. I'd rather have as a surprise when watching the film. The acting and writing look pretty solid, and kidnapping thrillers are great character pieces when done right.

As over-saturated as we are with zombie movies at times, there are always new angles to hit on. Zombies are rich with subtext and writers and directors keep finding different facets to highlight. The British nano-budget film "Colin" looks like a great example. The film was the talk of Cannes, has gotten positive reviews in the US and UK, and talks are in progress for US and Japanese distribution. From the press release:

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more f’ed up comes along sometime like “The Human Centipede”. Written and directed by Dutch filmmaker Tom Six the film will be making it’s debut in August at the Film4 Frightfest in London.