david carradine

"Q: The Winged Serpent" (1982)
Director: Larry Cohen
Writer: Larry Cohen
Starring: Michael Moriarty, Candy Clark, David Carradine, Richard Roundtree
Company: Shout! Factory

I’m going to stray from the norm a little bit this week. I should be using this time to write about the film “Fall Down Dead”, a low-budget slasher flick that’s pretty much everything you’d expect from a low-budget, straight-to-DVD slasher film. It’s a review that I’m sure you’ve read a dozen times by now.

In this, uh, interesting horror-comedy, we get an insider's look at what happens when you mix an animated monster, porn actresses, and David Carradine... and let me tell you, it's pretty darn entertaining, in a watch with a group of friends and a ton of beer sort of way. Four girls land a job cleaning up an old abandoned house for the weekend, only to be interrupted by a creepy man (David Carradine), who shows up with an ancient book that is full of weird spells and drawings of a wolf like creature.

"Night of the Dead Reanimated" holds a "video art gallery" featuring some of the artists in their rendition of the Romero classic. That actually sounds like a great idea.

Yvonne Strahovski from "Chuck" to star in survivalist horror film called "The Canyon". The plot deals with a couple honeymooning in the Grand Canyon, who end up just trying to survive after meeting a "charismatic and mysterious guide".

Word from Robert Rodriguez's camp is that "Predators" will be a sequel and not a remake. There are also rumblings that they're trying to get Arnold Schwarzenegger back in some type of extended cameo, but we'll see how that turns out.

Not sure this is good news, but "Saw VI" director Kevin Gruetert calls his post production experience "mind numbingly complex". Ya, this should be interesting.

Before being released on DVD in October, Mike Dougherty's "Trick 'R Treat" will be doing a festival run, where you might be able to check it out if you live in one of the corresponding areas.