Trailers

The Toronto After Dark Film Festival, screening this August 14th - 23rd, has announced the first wave of films festival-attendees can check out. In addition to some much-buzzed festival favs like "Grace" and "Trick 'R' Treat", the fest has a solid lineup of fresh international genre pics.

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First published in the US in 1984, the frame story for Clive Barker's Books of Blood has finally been filmed as, simply, "Book of Blood", with Barker producing and John Harrison adapting and directing. The North American premiere is at the Montreal Fantasia film festival on July 13th, 2009, with a DVD and Blu-Ray street date of September 29th.

The story revolves around a paranormal researcher hiring a supposed psychic to investigate a haunted house. The dead actually do begin to communicate with the psychic... but they do more than just talk.

From the trailer and everything I've read, "Pornography: A Thriller" looks to be an excellent, mindbending horror film debut. It's currently making festival rounds with writer/director David Kittredge (this is his feature length debut) and the film's producer, Sean Abley (an industry vet who blogs for Fangoriahref>) at many of the screenings. The trailer is below, and the official site is herehref>.

I'm all for genre-mixing - not everyone's on a hot date or exploring a savage island when the zombies invade. This French "gangsters vs police vs zombies" film called "La Horde" looks like a great example.

Much buzz and speculation has been floating around the Megan Fox starring horror thriller "Jennifer's Body". Written by hipster allstar and "Juno" scribe Diablo Cody, no one has been sure what to make of her penning an original horror flick.

Today, the official red band trailer has hit the internet and here it is for you're enjoyment!

Here's the official English language trailer for Dario Argento's "Giallo". The film, written by Jim Agnew and Sean Keller, is an homage to the subgenre which it takes its name from, and stars Elsa Patakay and Oscar winner Adrienne Brody.

This is Argento's first film since "Mother of Tears", a curiously awful movie that has made me wonder if Argento hasn't completely lost the magic he once had as a horror director. I'm not sure this trailer has my hopes up, but maybe that's the way to go into Argento films from now on. Keep the expectations low and hope he returns to form.

Well here’s something I never thought I’d say, “Wow, that new Antonio Banderas movie looks pretty good”. To be fair he was only the producer of “Before The Fall” but still, from the trailer below this film looks to be pretty good.

If director Rob Marshall's 2005 endeavor "Memoirs of a Geisha" was too frilly for your liking, may I boldly suggest an alternative. Noboru Iguchi's "RoboGeisha," powered by the team responsible for "The Machine Girl" and "Tokyo Gore Police," looks positively insane, even by my standards Flesh-eating breast milk, deadly fried shrimp, breast cannons, hip swords, and a plethora of other visual insanities await those brave enough to dive face-first into this remarkably silly picture.

You’ve got to have a pair on you to throw out a 5 minute trailer for your independent film. But with all the sick crap going on in “Cyrus” I don’t think anyone is going to complain. With the cast alone you’re going to need five minutes to introduce all your horror fan favorities, with the likes of Danielle Harris, Lance Henriksen, Doug Jones and Tiffany Shepis all making appearances.

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.