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WEIRDO’WEEN #15: HATCHET III [2013]

weirdoween2015Here we are: our final trip into the swamp to put an end to Victor Crowley – even if we haven’t had much luck the past two films! [if you missed part 1 or part 2, be sure to check them out as well!]

Although this final Hatchet film isn’t Directed by Adam Green, he actually had complete control over the project, plus the new Director; B J McDonnell, was handpicked by Green – and He did a fantastic job! So for today’s weirdo’ween post, we visit Honey Island Swamp one last time, and we’re going to finish Crowley off. for good.

weirdo'ween-#15Now the important thing to note about this film is that unlike the other Hatchet films, this one took away a lot of the comedy aspects. Don’t get me wrong, there are in movie jokes, but it’s become a full fledged horror film this time around, and it’s great!

Picking up from where Hatchet II left off, Marybeth Dunston [still played by the wonderful Danielle Harris] blows off the head of Victor Crowley with a shotgun. Repeatedly. She walks away and comes across the bodies of almost everyone from the previous film, when she hears Crowley, deep in the woods. Marybeth starts up a nearby chainsaw, but is grabbed by Victor[poor girl can’t catch a break!] Marybeth then kicks him, and as he falls backwards onto the chainsaw, he is then cut him straight down the middle of his torso. She grabs a shotgun from one of the dead men nearby, and shoots Victor‘s head, and walks back into the city’s sheriff’s station, carrying only his scalp. Sheesh. What an opening!

Of course, when Marybeth arrives and explains what just happened, no one believes her and they place her in a cell for the murders. After some discussion, and a hearty explanation in full, finally convinces the Deputies, The Sheriff, [played by Zach Galligan] paramedics, [but, why paramedics? are they going to revive a decapitated person?] and an entire SWAT team go to the swamp, only to find countless bodies and body parts. Working as a team, they start dragging body bags onto their boat.

even covered in Crowley blood, I love me some Danielle Harris

Meanwhile, an annoying reporter who has been listening to the police frequency shows up at the station, and demands to speak to Marybeth. As it turns out, this reporter is the ex-wife of the Sheriff and she manages to manipulate one of the deputies into doing whatever she wants. She comes bearing bad news – Crowley can’t be killed. She explains that he will always return because he’s on a mission – and Marybeth is the solution: Being as she’s the last of the Dunston family, Victor needs to be put at rest. The reporter then convinces one of the security guards to let Marybeth out, and the two go on a trip to find Crowley‘s father’s ashes, which will help put him at ease.

Crowley, of course, has resurfaced and is killing any all law enforcement he can find..in the goriest ways possible. Once again, like the other two Hatchet films, the kills are unique; and gorier than the last two films combined! As expected, the Hatchet franchise has been something of a roller-coaster ride, either lots of fun, or enough to satisfy the horror fans. I for one, love these films; all the films run at around a eighty minutes, give or take, and they all feature enough gore and insanity to impress even the hardened of horror fan. With this third installment, Green has reconnected with his footing, which is a great mix of gratuitous gore and stable story telling; and, not to mention, terrific performances by the likes of people we’ve come to know in the horror genre. People like Derek Mears and Sid Haig! [who gives probably the best performance since Rob Zombie‘s The Devil’s Rejects]

So check out Hatchet III, but do so by picking up the Dark Sky‘s Blu-ray version.. This one comes with two different commentaries that are informative not only on this film but on the horror genre in general. It has some excellent behind-the-scenes footage of how Kane‘s makeup is applied and how terrible mosquitoes really are in the Louisiana swamps, where the film was made/filmed. It’s a truly a must-own disc for the Hatchet fans.

And thus ends the Hatchet trilogy review[s]. Which film was your favorite? Was it the original Hatchet film that came out in 2006? or was it the final one, Hatchet III, that ended the series? Let me know in a comment or two! Also, keep an eye open for a cameo from a familiar face from [the first] Hatchet in this finale film! Fans will greatly appreciate! However, with this being the final Hatchet film, the next review [tomorrow’s] will be something completely unrelated to this series; which leads me to my next question:

If you have an idea for the next weirdo’ween review[s] please let me know which movie[s] you’d like to see next! If you found yourself to enjoy this particular review – and want to see more – then take a minute and follow me over on my Facebook page [it’s at over 120+ likes almost at 130!] By clicking that “like” button, you’ll see every post from warrenisweird the very moment it’s been posted online; as well as links to articles and pictures/videos that will not be featured here on the blog. Every “like” helps me a ton, giving me the ability to write more posts for you to read, so be sure to tell the horror enthusiast in your life to do the same, and share The Facebook Page with your family and friends! Join me tomorrow morning when I talk about weirdo’ween #16! – STAY TUNED!

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Weirdo’ween #14: Hatchet II [2010]

weirdoween2015Today, we return to the swamp in the sequel to yesterday’s movie, Hatchet II.  To no one’s surprise, Kane Hodder and Tony Todd reprise their roles as Crowley and Reverend Zombie, but this time, we get Danielle Harris, who replaces Tamara Feldman as Marybeth. As with many sequels, this one takes place more or less right after the first film ends, and even if we have a “new” Marybeth, Harris works really well as the character – to the point of making us feel how vengeful she really is towards Victor Crowley. If you’re reading this review, hopefully you’ve seen the first Hatchet film, because Hatchet II takes place right after the first film. Down to the very last frame.. HOLD ON TO YOUR PIECES!

weirdo'ween-#14Last time we saw her, Marybeth was in Honey Island Swamp with the group of tourists who were all massacred, though Marybeth barely escapes the wrath of Victor Crowley. Her father [and brother] were not so lucky. [they were the fishers, who were killed in the first ten minutes of the first film] We now see that she’s saved by a local swamp scavenger, who proceeds to yell at her after he finds that she is from the Dunston family. He does tell her she should have Reverend Zombie explain everything to her, as that’ll clear some things up.

After she gets a long explanation from Zombie, he explains that he was a friend of her father’s. [who, if you remember, was played by none other than Robert Englund!] As it turns out, it was Marybeth‘s father and his two friends played fire induced prank that ultimately resulted in Victor Crowley‘s death. Together, Marybeth and Reverend Zombie decide to round up a party of local hunters to clear the swamp area in order to recover the bodies of her brother and father, where Zombie offers $500 just for going on the expedition. [y’know..to cover legal costs…and stuff] Who knows? Maybe the expedition might lead to opening the Swamp for legal gator hunting, and therefore; legal swamp tours by Zombie‘s company. Listen carefully though when the group of hunters are talking about their plans for Crowley, one hunter specifically mentions another Local Legend from his town by the name of Leslie Vernon [Behind The Mask references!]

Once the group gets deeper and deeper into the swamp by nightfall, they try to figure out their plan. Naturally, to increase incentives, whoever brings back the head of Victor Crowley, Zombie will give them $5000! Because Zombie has a ‘secret’ plan that he thinks will destroy the curse.

Hatchet II looks and feels much cheaper than the first, but that might be considering the original was shot on 35mm film for $1.5 million, while this one was shot on digital for half that budget. There’s a nice flashback sequence explaining the origins of the killer, and Tony Todd gets to play a leading role this time around and, as per his usual, does a great job holding things together. But if we are to get real here, the target audience isn’t really going to care much about the dialogue, plot, acting or even the production values: they’ve come here for the gore, and this movie delivers on that front. As expected, Adam Green seems to be fond of head and face mutilations in his horror films. We see a face get sliced off, a face chopped to a bloody pulp, a face smashed to a bloody pulp, a face chopped to bits by an boat motor and a head getting sanded down [and then smashed in] with a belt sander. It’s a gory, bloody mess; and I absolutely love it.

Hatchet II is clearly not for the faint-hearted, but then every moment of violence is so over the top that, if treated as the pure horror comedy spectacle it is, it will have audiences clapping and cheering at every lovingly put together death sequence: it’s almost as if the unique deaths of the first Hatchet film got boosted times 1000000! If the gore itself isn’t enough for you, Hatchet II‘s final tally count of fake blood used in the making is a whopping 136 gallons.. This means, that over 81 gallons more was used in this sequel and double the amount used in the making of Hatchet, which reportedly used 55 gallons of fake blood by the film’s end. Unfortunately, like the first film, Hatchet II met with a lot of negative responses, mainly saying that it’s just a ‘gorefest’. I mean, it is: the third act goes into ridiculously over the top slasher gore. But, it’s for good reason. The film goes from one insanely original and creatively grotesque death scene to another. Let’s be honest though, the film does open with a man being strangled until his head bursts by his own intestines.. but we don’t get much more of that until the last third of the film. It’s worth the wait though, because even if the film isn’t very scary or even disturbing at all, it’s so over the top and ridiculous, it comes off as fun! You can tell, like the first film, that Adam Green had a blast making these movies, as they are tributes to the slasher films of the 80s that he grew up with, that aren’t meant to have story telling genius plots, but instead; gratuitous violence…which we’re all here to see anyway, right?

So if you like messy, gory films: check out Hatchet II. It’s by no means a fantastic storytelling film, but it has passion put into it. Like it’s predecessor, Hatchet, you can tell that the people who made them aren’t out for awards, but to have fun. It’s a great movie to watch on an October Friday night while trying to figure out, just how do you kill the infamous Victor Crowley? Like the first film though, it does end kind of abruptly, with Crowley getting shot in the face with a shotgun..multiple times. But is he truly gone..for good? I guess not, because tomorrow I review the epic conclusion to the Hatchet series, Hatchet III!

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open wide! [I feel like I already made this joke.. my bad]

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WEIRDO’WEEN #13: HATCHET [2006]

weirdoween2015We’ve all heard of local legends/ghost stories surrounding our town. Whether it’s Bloody Mary or the Boogyman, there’s always one that stands out amongst the rest. It doesn’t matter what the story is behind the legend, one fact remains the same: the “spirit” of the legend will never die, unless they’re put to rest. Enter our crew of tourists. They decide to go on a boat ride on the haunted waters of the Louisiana bayous where they learn the terrifying tale of local legend Victor Crowley. According to the stories, Victor is a horribly disfigured man who was tragically and accidentally killed with a hatchet by the hands of his own father. But when their boat sinks and the ghost story turns out to be a real thing, the group tries desperately to escape the swamp with their lives…and all of their pieces. That’s right everyone, today we’re talking about Adam Green‘s classic 80s throwback horror slasher: Hatchet. What makes this review so special, is that I’m going to be reviewing it’s sequels: Hatchet II and Hatchet III tomorrow, and Thursday respectively! But today; we’re starting at the very beginning of this trilogy: the way it was meant to be.

weirdo'ween-#13Hatchet begins in Louisiana during Mardi Gras with two friends walking around the streets, with another part of the opening already including a cameo from Robert Englund and Tony Todd[though Englund gets killed off in the first 10 minutes.. talk about a risky move!] These two guys are down for spring break and after deciding they’ve had enough of Mardi Gras, decide the next course of action is to take a haunted swamp ride; headed by Reverend Zombie. This is where we meet the core group of people we will be following for the rest of the film.

As they travel out farther out into the far reaches of the swamp, their guide starts talking about the local legend of a man known as Victor Crowley. Though no one believes him, [at first] the guide starts looking, and acting, like he has absolutely no idea what he is doing.. Which he later admits to, saying it was a way to make a few extra bucks. The boat eventually ends up sinking in the middle of the swamp and the boarders of the boat learn that they are officially in Victor Crowley‘s territory. With no help coming anytime soon, and little [to no] cell phone service, it looks like the only way off the island they landed on is to take the path behind the old Crowley home; where his spirit is rumored to be still living after his father accidentally hit him in the face with a hatchet..

a face only a father could love.

Hatchet is what some would call a blood soaked love letter to the campy horror-slasher films of the ’80s. It pays homage to films like Friday The 13th and Sleepaway Camp, all while catering to the fans who love a good old-fashioned gore fest, with the occasional set of boobs of course. When I first bought this movie, I hadn’t even seen it yet; I bought it blindly because I had heard so many good things! Of course, I was not disappointed. The important thing about the movie is to not take it seriously, not even 10 minutes in, and you can tell that it was definitely not meant to be. It’s a very campy film, but that’s because it’s supposed to be that way. There are also plenty of hilarious in jokes that will get you laughing, further proving the not so serious tone. The film’s set-up is repetitive, the dialogue is corny, and the special effects [while over the top] are great. That’s what makes it fun to watch: it’s fun. You can’t go into this movie expecting some great masterpiece or even a really good horror movie; You’re supposed to go into this movie expecting a campy gore-fest that you can laugh at.. because of how ridiculous it is! and yes – this is a good thing!

From start to finish – all 84 minutes of Hatchet is pure slasher goodness. Rather than being just a stale homage to the franchise films that dominated his childhood, you can tell that Adam Green has actually created an character all his own, that pays loving tribute, rather than references to other horror icons. While Victor Crowley might never reach the heights of Freddy, Jason or Michael, he’s certainly the stuff fan-favorites are made of: a unique monster with an easy to remember name, with some unique kills under his belt! You just can’t go wrong with a horror movie made by a horror movie fan with outrageous effects. It’s the perfect movie to put on during a Friday night, and it’s certainly one of the finest modern slashers to come along in a recent history.

The problem is, a lot of people didn’t like Hatchet.. but forget them! If you like slashers, and over the top gore; you’ll have a blast with this movie. It has a bit of everything for everyone: boobs, gore, funny moments, and cameos galore! Please.. check out Hatchet, you’ll have a great time, and you won’t regret it!

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open wide! [a small example of the over-the-top gore in HATCHET]

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HOLLISTON is coming BACK for SEASON 3 in 2016!

It’s no secret that I’m a fairly large fan of Adam Green; with Hatchet being one of the greater slasher films of recent years [if you can consider 2006 ‘recent’] and my love for the Ariescope name in general, I’m pretty psyched to announce that after a two year hiatus, season three of Holliston is coming sooner than we may think! The show stars directors Adam Green and Joe Lynch themselves as aspiring film makers who struggle with their film careers and we also get their on-show girlfriends, played by Laura Ortiz and Corri English. If you’ve never seen the show, one thing to mention is even Dee Snider of Twisted Sister returns to the show for the upcoming season. This third season will be like the other two, being that it has 10 episodes lined up and will air on the GeekNation digital network, which is also the host of Green and Lynch’s podcast, “The Movie Crypt” – which if you don’t listen to, you should get on that ASAP.

Adam has gone on record to say the following quote about working with GeekNation: “It’s almost embarrassing to admit but there we were on a quest to find a new outlet for Holliston where we could continue to creatively make the show our way, but also have it distributed on a platform where absolutely anyone who wants to watch it can easily find and enjoy it…and the answer was literally right in front of our noses the entire time.”

Unfortunately, one of the more important characters was GWAR‘s front man Oderus Urungus, who was played by the very talented Dave Brockie.. But as those in the metal scene know, Brockie passed away back in March of 2014.. Naturally, Adam and Joe have mentioned their thoughts about Brockie’s passing and that by continuing the show, they’re actually paying tribute to him by continuing:

“It’s crucial to note that Dave was so much more than just a cast member of Holliston. He was a dear friend to all of us and his absence will be deeply felt by everyone in our cast and crew. For Adam especially, he not only writes every single episode but he was also the only actor on the show who shared the most scenes with Oderus, so continuing the series without Dave is an extremely difficult task for him emotionally. It has been a very delicate and slow process to get outselves back to this point. Thankfully, we have an incredibly patient and understanding fanbase that has supported us unconditionally and that has mourned with us through all of this. Our fans appreciate that we’re real people who have to heal from our loss and that we’re not just fictional characters on their screens, despite the fact that we all play versions of ourselves in a way.”

To which Green has since added:

“As cliché as it might sound, no one would want to see Holliston continue more than Dave. On the season 2 behind-the-scenes-Blu-ray making-of feature, Dave says directly to the camera that ‘Holliston is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.’ It’s been a long heartbreaking road, but we’re at a point now where we’re back on our feet and we’re ready to laugh once again. Last week, the main cast got together to table-read some of the new material for the first time and we could all feel without a doubt that no one was laughing louder or harder than Dave.”

Left to Right: Adam Green and Oderus Urungus

[check out the opening theme for Holliston here] With the show returning in 2016, I’m curious with how the show is going to go.. I understand it’s a difficult process, especially for the cast getting over Brockie‘s death still, but like Adam said, He would have wanted this – the season is going to be almost a dedication to him; I just find myself wondering how they’re going to pull off Adam not having an imaginary friend anymore..perhaps he ‘grows up’?  Only time will tell…

For those who have never watched the show – it’s based on creator Adam Green‘s real life and set in his small hometown of Holliston, MA, follows the lives of Adam and Joe, two friends chasing the dream of becoming successful horror movie filmmakers [which is ironic since they are] while struggling to make ends meet and dealing with life and the opposite sex in their post-college jobs at a Boston area cable access station where they also host a late night movie program called “The Movie Crypt” The core ensemble is rounded out by Joe‘s girlfriend Laura [a morbid yet adorable aspiring artist] and Adam‘s ex-girlfriend and the greatest heartbreak of his life Corri. [a gorgeous nurse and aspiring country singer] The other main characters on the show include Adam and Joe‘s boss Lance Rockett and Adam‘s imaginary friend Oderus Urungus [who we all know is an alien who lives in his closet and advises him on his life. badly] Often referred to as “Friends” for geeks and “The Big Bang Theory” meets “Evil Dead 2“, Holliston is a brilliantly twisted take on the traditional multi-camera sitcom that captures the comedy, the horror, and the heart of the time of life when the struggle to “make it” is really just beginning and nothing is working out like they told you it would..

“hey Adam..you got a little something on your face. there you go – wait, stop!”

So now I turn to you, dear readers – are you going to watch the next season of Holliston? Or is it the other way around, and you haven’t seen the show yet? [if not, I strongly recommend it – and you can buy both seasons 1 & 2 – autographed! – for only 30 bucks on blu-ray on the Ariescope site!] It’s funny, it’s gory, it’s Holliston !!

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ArieScope’s NEWEST series “20 Seconds To Live” has arrived!

While I usually don’t watch them, one of my absolute favorite web-series as of late is something by one of my favorite directors. This web-series is called: “Adam Green’s Scary Sleepover“. [check out every season one episode over here] The concept is fairly simple – Adam has someone that either was in a horror film or made a horror film come to his ‘office’; and they just hang out, talk about movies, and have a typical “sleepover”. It’s essentially something I’d love to do; if I had more friends..famous friends. In one of the later episodes of Scary Sleepover‘s first season, [season two is coming in October!] there was a teaser for something new – something calling itself “20 SECONDS TO LIVE“.. According to it’s official website, the concept of this series is fairly simple: it’s an anthology web-series that dares it’s viewers to pay close attention, because no matter how the short story seems to begin, in exactly twenty seconds, someone’s going to die.. 20 SECONDS TO LIVE comes off as the horror/comedy series that is aimed at people who seem to hate happy endings. With each episode being somewhat short, [clocking in at just under five minutes] the feeling of the episode[s] seem quick and to the point; which is not a bad thing; in fact, I prefer it that way. Episodes are set to come out every Friday, and with this series quickly becoming a new favorite of mine, I’m excited for more – even though there’s only been one episode so far. Originally posted two days ago, [June 5th, 2015] this first episode is titled “Anniversary“, which should already have you curious as to how the story is going to play out..especially with death looming over everyone’s shoulder. Anniversary follows a married couple who are celebrating, – you guessed it – their anniversary. However, they are blindly unaware that someone is watching them from out of sight.. Be sure to check out ArieScope‘s official page for 20 SECONDS TO LIVE to keep updated with all the episodes – both released, and previews for the upcoming ones! If all this has caught your attention, and you’re a fan of the horror genre [if you’re not, I think you’re on the wrong site, buddy!]  you definitely need to watch the first episode of 20 SECONDS TO LIVE, and because I care; you can do so by clicking on the preview picture below! I promise, that it’s completely worth 20 Seconds of your time and it’s a ton of fun to watch; especially since you don’t know what’s going to happen in it! Anniversary _Episode1 Assuming you watched the episode above, how did it feel? Did you enjoy it and find yourself craving more? Or was it something that doesn’t feel like something you’d want to continue with? Let me know in a comment or two down below!  Also, if you found yourself to enjoy this piece of writing, please take a minute and follow me over on Facebook where you can click the “like” button on my Facebook page. By clicking “like”, you’ll see every post from warrenisweird the very moment it’s been posted. I also share links and pictures that will not be featured here on the blog. Every “like” helps me out a ton, so be sure to tell the horror enthusiast in your life to do the same, and share the page with family and friends!

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Trailer Thoughts: Adam Green’s Digging Up The Marrow [2015]

Now before anyone jumps at me, I’m fully aware that it’s Friday, which usually means that I’d be writing a FRIDAY FUN FACT today; however a trailer finally came out for what looks to be my most anticipated movie of 2015: Digging Up The Marrow. This isn’t the first time I’ve talked about this movie though, the last time being back in December about it’s group of posters [read the first post here] but with a trailer finally released, [as of today] I can confirm how awesome this movie seems to be shaping up to be! Based on the trailer, the movie is creepy looking, it has the Adam Green charm, and best of all; Adam Green actually stars in the film! [keep an eye open for a mask based on Victor Crowley in the trailer!] For those who don’t know, Digging Up The Marrow‘s official synopsis is as follows:

“What if the ghastly images and abominations haunting our collective nightmares actually exist? Writer/Director Adam Green sets out to make a documentary exploring this tantalizing premise after being contacted by a mysterious ex-cop named William Dekker. Dekker claims he can prove that “monsters are real” and insists these grotesque creatures are actually just forgotten, but hideously deformed humanoids inhabiting a vast, underground metropolis of the damned [known as “The Marrow”]. Determined to expose the truth, Green embarks on a bone-chilling odyssey and gets more than he ever bargained for when he dares to dig up the Marrow.”

The trailer begins with a voice over stating that in every society, there are the deviants; which I assume is referencing the monsters. These monsters are based on the art of Alex Pardee, [who also stars in the film] who also designed the posters in my original Digging Up The Marrow post. [check out Pardee‘s art blog here] With the trailer’s flashing lit up creatures, and dark/moody atmosphere; it’s no wonder why this movie looks so damn exciting – Digging Up The Marrow is starting to look like the Adam Green film fans have been waiting for! [myself included!]

Oddly enough, the movie has actually been in production since 2010, but only recently wrapped up in August 2014. On December 8th, 2013 , as part of film critic Harry Knowles[from AintItCoolNews] yearly Butt-numb-a-thon 24-hour film celebration, Adam Green and Alex Pardee surprised the audience by showing up at the Alamo Drafthouse Theater in Austin, Texas at 6:00am only to unveil a “not quite finished” version of the film, though Green specially requested that the audience to not to review the film until it is 100% complete. The comments on the “not quite completed” film after the screening were extremely positive and the crowd reportedly laughed, screamed, and even jumped out of their seats as they watched the film! [this sounds fantastic!]

Words cannot express just how excited I really am for this movie. as a large fan of both Adam Green and Digging Up The Marrow definitely looking to be fucking fantastic, especially for a monster film; which I tend to be a fan of as well! The movie is getting itself a theatrical release on February 20th, 2015 with a planned DVD/Blu-Ray release in late March. But, if you’re still not convinced somehow, check out the film’s official trailer, below and leave a comment or two, explaining what you did or didn’t like about the trailer:

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Adam Green’s DIGGING UP THE MARROW is [finally] coming for you!

[I can just imagine this horrible screaming coming from this..thing]

If you follow me over on Facebook, chances are you saw that I posted this picture mentioning this specific post. It’s the first post in a week thanks to working, personal projects, etc [sorry about that – it’ll never happen again, I swear!] and I wanted to make it special; although, my top 07 SAW traps post was pretty fun, wasn’t it? But, enough lingering on the past! Let’s get to today’s post – which involves a movie I’ve been meaning to talk about, but never had a real reason to; until now.


The fact is though, if you know me in real life or you read this particular horror blog, you know that I’m a fairly large fan of Adam GreenI’ve talked about the Hatchet trilogy on here numerous times, [and I’m bound to only write more!] although I wasn’t a big fan of the whole film; I only really enjoyed Adam‘s segment in Chillerama, and Holliston is a pretty damn funny [albeit, horror] TV show. Today, we’re here to talk about Green‘s newest film coming out, which I think sounds fantastic: DIGGING UP THE MARROW.

you can’t possibly tell me you don’t think that’s creepy as fuck.

When it was first announced, I wasn’t sure what to think: other than I’d probably see it – for the sake of the writer/director.. But with the plot now released, [and an official poster or two] let’s just say I’m more than just “excited” for the movie! The film follows actors such as Ray Wise, Will Barratt, and a whole roster full of horror genre favorites and iconic artists all appearing as themselves.. even including Adam Green himself!

“When filmmaker Adam receives a package from a strange man claiming he can prove that monsters exist, he and his crew are taken on a mysterious, fantastical, and terrifying journey into the shadows deep down under the ground below our feet. Digging Up the Marrow is a documentary-style film that blends reality with fantasy in a way that will leave even the most hardcore skeptics believing in the existence of monsters.”

As if all this didn’t sound exciting enough; a favorite artist of mine, Alex Pardee is also taking part in the filmas he’s known for having horror styled artwork; which sometimes blend pop culture with horrific tones. He even did some based on Green‘s films, such as Frozen – no, not Disney‘s Frozen. [check out Pardee‘s art blog here] The film is going to be a fun one, especially for monster movie fans like myself. Unfortunately all we have is the plot and the poster released, with no teaser or released date even suggested: I’m just hoping for a trailer soon.

poster drawn exclusively by Alex Pardee

I’m also fairly curious about how the monsters are going to look: based on one of the posters found above, we can expect [at least some of] them to be found underground; and they seem big too – since the guy with the shovel is basically a small spot compared to the beast[s] below him! and that’s only just one/two monsters [I’m totally expecting a fucking crowd of creatures by the end of the movie!]

So now I turn to you as the readers, are you a fan of monster films? if so, will you go and see the movie that is calling itself Digging Up The Marrow? why or why not? Let me know in a comment or two, or even over on the Facebook page! While you’re over there, be sure to hit that “like” button a few times, or even mention it to some friends or family – I’d sure appreciate it! Stick around for my next post, which will probably be here by tomorrow morning which will obviously – be more horrific fun!

probably my favorite of the released posters.

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