the stepfather

The initial reaction to trailers for Nelson McCormick’s remake of the 1987 patriarch horror “The Stepfather” were highly negative. It was pegged as yet another remake and it appeared to be filled with actors not too interested with the project. After all, there was no way that Dylan Walsh would be able to out do Terry O’Quinn from the original movie, so why bother? Now having sat through the movie and seeing just what Dylan Walsh was capable of as an insane step father hell bent on the perfect family, I have to eat my words. It turns out, the movie and Walsh were just fine.


A group of annoying teens hit an island to get drunk before leaving for college, only to find a killer has escaped from Death Row at the near by penitentiary! And....HE'S HIDING ON THE ISLAND! The prioner's name? The Butcher. The movie title? Butchered. Get it?

Check out the official site for Darren Lynn Bousman's remake of "Mother's Day".

Here's 3 clips from "The Stepfather" remake about to descend on multiplexes across the country. Good lord, this is not going to end well for anyone.

The one-sheet for "Daybreakers", a futuristic vampire film starring Ethan Hawke, landed on MTV today. Very "Matrix"-like... interesting.

New stills from Vincenzo Natali's "Splice"... aka, "running with cats"? I'm just as confused as you are, but I know that this film looks prettye excellent. No word on US distribution yet but we'll let you know as soon as we find out.


Eric gave Drag Me To Hell an 8 out of 10 and the podcast crew liked it quite a bit themselves. Now's your chance to get your hands on Sam Raimi's return to horror if you haven't seen it yet!

I'm sure that if you watch TV or have been to the movie theater in the last month, you're well aware of an upcoming remake due for release. With all the hubub about the new version as well as sequels to the original film being re-released on DVD, I felt it necessary to go back and revisit the original "Stepfather" for a refresher. While the original film has its share of merits and demerits, it is a film that ultimately fails to leave a mark on your memory, leaving just a vague trace of times gone by.

The official website for "The Stepfather" remake has gone live. This film gets my nomination for the "Prom Night" of 2009, but we'll see when it gets released October 14th.

Here's a teaser trailer for the "Plan 9 From Outerspace" remake. And they released it on 9-9-09. Oh, I see what they did there.

Just to balance out all of the remake news, here's new stills from the indie film "Imago Mortis", which stars "Nightmare on Elm St." parts 4 and 5 star Lisa Wilcox, and follows a young woman who is investigating the disappearance of her brother.

Here's another teaser for you today, for Jon Knautz's "Shrine". You may know Knautz from last year's Indie hit "Jack Brooks Monster Slayer".