петак, 1. март 2013.

NAJOČEKIVANIJI HORORI 2013-te (2. deo) – Amerika i Engleska

             Već sam ovde najavio anglo-američke horore vredne čekanja i umerene nade, tačnije one kojima su datumi premijera već bili zakazani, a nekoliko njih je do sada već i izašlo. Videti tu najavu OVDE.
            U ovom delu – drugom od tri – prikazujem odabrane horore, takođe na engleskom, kojima se još ne zna kad će tačno izaći, ali očekuju se tokom ove godine. Ispod ćete naći neke manje izvikane naslove koje sam sakupljao ovde-onde, a nekolicina ih je prošla ispod radara horor sajtova koji su početkom januara kačili slične liste i obznane. Dakle, ovo je Ghoul-exclusive selekcija.

MILO - Jacob Vaughan
A man discovers that his chronic stomach problems are due to the fact that he has a demon baby living in his colon. With Peter Stormare.

RESOLUTION - Justin Benson and Aaron S. Moorhead
The title refers both to narrative solutions and visual clarity, which are slow in coming to Michael (Peter Cilella) after he travels to a dilapidated cabin on a Native American reservation to handcuff crackhead pal Chris (Vinny Curran) to a pipe to save him from an impending OD death. That Michael is compelled to take up this mission by an e-mailed video of Chris that the junkie couldn't possibly have sent (he has no computer) is only the first of many mysteries. When not confronting violent threats from Chris's druggie acquaintances and reservation security thugs, Michael becomes obsessed with a collection of increasingly high-res found media abandoned by French researchers. He believes these sources reveal a tale involving ghosts, telekinesis, demons, portals to alternate dimensions, and other supernatural phenomena.

IN FEAR - Jeremy Lovering
New couple Tom and Lucy are on their way to a music festival, to meet up with friends, camp, and explore their new relationship, when things go terribly awry. The film opens with Lucy in the loo of a pub, while unseen to her, a leering eye stares through a peephole. As she and Tom leave to get on the road, Tom explains there was a slight altercation with a local due to a spilled drink, which he smoothed over with a couple of pints and an apology... Soon Tom and Lucy are lost amidst a maze of overgrown, shrub-ridden back roads, misdirected by signs that have them going in circles, and gradually running out of gas. Let the games begin. The film then becomes an exercise in the cat-and-mouse/automotive terror sub-genre, as things become progressively worse, while we are trapped with Tom and Lucy in a confined space, shoved intimately into their paranoia and mounting questions of just who is out there fucking with their heads. Obvious comparisons to Spielberg's Duel, Campanile's Hitch Hike, and Starret's Race With The Devil.

            Originalnim VHS-om nisam bio impresioniran, kao što i stoji u mom rivjuu. No, ovog puta involvirana su za nijansu jača rediteljska imena (npr. GARETH EVANS – THE RAID!) a i donji rivju zvuči obećavajuće...
Where V/H/S was a raw, lo-fi and frightening odyssey via POV, its sequel is bigger, weirder and even reflective of its predecessor.
The protagonist is undergoing early testing of a sort of cyborg-eye (we are actually a part of him) connected to a chip in his brain and, for research purposes, will record his every move. As he moves about his lavish home, Wingard finds the tech tunes to a frequency he’s unprepared for.
Mixing the simple/classic with clever is often where S-VHS shines. Eduardo Sanchez and longtime producer Gregg Hale (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT) tell a tale of zombies by zombies. Some finely repulsive gore and a fantastic first-person car trampling.
Gareth Huw Evans, of THE RAID fame, alongside co-director Timo Tjahjanto (MACABRE, THE ABCs OF DEATH) craft a docu-like chronicle of an Indonesian cult that flies so high, its Fulci-esque destination will leave fists in the air. Quite probably the most insane, “Safe Haven” brings supernatural, demonic reckoning upon on a team of filmmakers who’re finally besieged by a climactic creature with an entrance so very gleefully, savagely rowdy, it’s unforgettable.
HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN’s Jason Eisener finally brings the house down with his penchant for both mischievous sweetness and reckless genre abandon. “Slumber Party Alien Abduction” breathes new life into the traditional design of grey, black-eyed extraterrestrials, as their elongated bodies, constantly creeping, are framed in stylish, eerie, chaotic silhouette. The key, though, is adoring the on-the-cusp-of-teenagedom kids wreaking havoc on an older sister with their parents gone.

UNDER THE BED - Steven C. Miller 
The Aggression Scale director Steven C. Miller returns with “Under the Bed”, an homage to the much loved creature features and Amblin films of the 1980s, in particular “The Goonies” and “Poltergeist”. Of course, with Miller being one of the rising stars of US indie horror, the film unsurprisingly also has a nightmarish quality, making for an intriguing mix that should catch the attention of genre fans who grew up during those heady days of kiddie danger cinema. The film follows a troubled youth called Neal (Jonny Weston, John Dies at the End) who returns to live with his father and younger brother Paulie in the house where their mother died years back – an event which Neal blamed on a monster under the bed which only Paulie has seen too. In the years since, his father has come to believe him to be mentally ill, though soon enough the beast is making its presence known once again, its attention focused on Paulie.

Blasfemija i ludilo!
A new horror comedy said to be in the vein of classics such as The Exorcist and Ghostbusters. Taking place in modern day New York, a team of holy men (consisting of ministers and priests) battle the forces of evil. A group of badass rogue exorcists are led by Clancy Brown.

Nisam ni znao da se ovo radi, a eto ga, spreman i gotov, direct to dvd! Piše i režira autor prethodnih nastavaka, pa bi trebalo da ima određen (gledljiv) nivo.
Chucky the killer doll returns to terrorize a family funeral. After the passing of her mother, a young woman in a wheelchair since birth, is forced to deal with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. When people start turning up dead, Nica discovers the culprit might be a strange doll she received a few days earlier.

Eli Rot u svom omažu Deodatu i srodnim kanibalističkim eksploatacijama... Krvi sigurno neće da fali, a mozga – videćemo.
Apparently inspired by Italo mondo films like Ruggero Deodato’s notorious 1980 Cannibal Holocaust and Antonio Climati’s 1988 Natura contro (also known as The Green Inferno and Cannibal Holocaust II), The Green Inferno follows an idealistic student and a group of naive do-gooders who are captured by cannibalistic Indios after their plane crash lands in the Peruvian jungle. In it, a group of student activists from New York City travel to the Peruvian amazon to stage a protest and save un-contacted tribes. Things do not go as planned.

 The Quiet Ones from Hammer Films tells the story of an unorthodox, but charismatic Professor (Jared Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy.

HORNS - Alexandre Aja
Prema hvaljenom romanu sina Stivena Kinga, Džoa Hila, posle niza rimejkova vraća nam se Aža u nešto (potencijalno) respektabilniji filmmejking...
Daniel Radcliffe will portray the number one suspect for the rape and murder of his girlfriend. He awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their impulses — an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend’s tragedy.

SIGHTSEERS - Ben Wheatley
Kill List director Ben Wheatley is back with a bloody romp across the English countryside that sounds as much like Grant Morrison's Kill Your Boyfriend as it does Bonnie and Clyde in SIGHTSEERS.

            BYZANTIUM - Neil Jordan
            Ovo ima srednje-slabe kritike, ali hell, ipak je to Nil Džordanov povratak hororu! Gledaće se, pa makar ga svi živi sa'ranili!
Neil Jordan gets back to doing weird, Neil Jordan-y stuff with BYZANTIUM, a sexy vampire romp starring Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan. So it's disappointing that "Byzantium," his first wade into vampire terrain since 1994's starry "Interview With the Vampire," should prove a lethargic and uninspired take that aims to be something different, but ultimately isn't. Lacking the requisite scares, and blood, that entice gorehounds, this handsome, femme-driven Irish-Brit co-production is likely to fall between mainstream and arthouse categories among the several territories in which it has sold (excluding North America); better returns await in ancillary.  

A FIELD IN ENGLAND - Ben Wheatley 
Follows a small group of deserters fleeing from a raging battle through an overgrown field. As they are captured by O'Neil, an alchemist, they are forced to aid him in... his search to find a hidden treasure he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descends into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies inside the field.

KISS OF THE DAMNED - Xan Cassavetes
A sly tongue-in-cheek tribute to old-school horror films, especially Tony Scott's "The Hunger" and "giallo" maestros like Mario Bava and Dario Argento, Xan Cassavetes' vampire story "Kiss of the Damned" reps a fitting debut feature from the director of movie-buff-tastic docu "Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession." Saucily thumbing its nose at the insipid teen-love of the "Twilight" franchise, "Kiss" reimagines its bloodsuckers as horny, supercilious Euro-trash with addiction issues, sucking the life blood from naive American thrill-seekers.

CRAVE - Charles de Lauzirika 
Aiden is a hungry, thirty-something, freelance crime-scene photographer who lives in Detroit, where hostility is seemingly everywhere. Like his old friend Pete, a longtime police officer, he’s seen some pretty gruesome things during his career. Aiden shoots kids’ birthday parties to help pay his rent. He’s also somehow plagued with bizarre fantasies, mixing sex and ultraviolence. All this makes Aiden a paranoid, delusional, yet very functional individual. But he’s also a romantic at heart, who fancies Virginia, a cute 22-years-old who lives next door. When things get a little hotter and heavier between them, everything gets twisted, leading to blackmail, drama and murder.
De Lauzirika’s stylized cinematography and themes recall the groundbreaking and influential turns of TAXI DRIVER’s and FIGHT CLUB, while its nicely bleak and gory humour is not too far from DEXTER’s. The film’s duo of Australian-born lead actors is stellar, with Josh Lawson (THE WEDDING PARTY) as the righteous yet disconnected broken main man, and sweet-and-sour Emma Lung (TRIANGLE) as both the object of his desire and reason for his downfall. Plus, you get a cool supporting cast including Edward Furlong (TERMINATOR 2) and genre giant Ron Perlman (HELLBOY himself!).

HEMORRHAGE - Braden Croft 
With an early hat tip to Hitchcock's "Psycho," helmer Braden Croft's micro-budgeted "Hemorrhage" initially hints at an innocent's view of evil. Instead, this thriller, birthed in darkest Canada (Edmonton), positions itself inside a man's schizophrenic hallucinations, never quite fessing up to which horrific episode is real or imagined, and keeping the viewer consistently off-balance. While some of the seams show, and Croft's approach is not entirely new (Lodge Kerrigan's "Clean, Shaven" comes to mind), it's an auspicious debut for a director with a creative eye, and could achieve cult status.

A NIGHT OF NIGHTMARES - Buddy Giovinazzo
The set-up is simple: a boy and a girl (an obscurist music blogger and the obscure singer he’s driven out to interview) are set to spend a peaceful night in a remote cabin in the mountains. Noises, mysterious messages, strange phone calls, and other bumps in the night start to freak them out. Then the girl’s deranged stalker shows up. Then some other things. Is somebody playing nasty tricks, or is there more to the cabin than meets the eye?
Its supernatural elements don’t seem to be subject to any rules, and so many of the various twists and revelations come off as arbitrary. But the film is a clinic in how to render that issue irrelevant.

TOAD ROAD - Jason Banker
Writer/director Jason Banker delivers a very realistic and somewhat depressing look into the world of a group of hard partying friends and the unfortunate results when their irresponsible behavior collides with a local urban legend.
Toad Road revolves around the life of James (James Davidson), a drug-addled slacker that spends the vast majority of his time puking on himself in a chemically-altered haze with his equally useless group of friends. We go from one location to the next so the group can have different experiences each time they drop acid or eat mushrooms. This brings us to Toad Road, an urban legend about a series of gates randomly placed in the woods near them that are rumored to be the actual Seven Gates of Hell. If one were to pass through them, they are (literally) walking the Highway to Hell. And it is around these gates that the true horror of the film happens.
Some nice work was done here on a very small budget. It's extremely trippy, with the characters (and, at times, the audience) questioning reality. Well acted and realistically directed, Toad Road is probably better described as a movie experience. It does take a very long time to get up and running, but if you're into reality bending films, you might dig this.

          U narednom nastavku dolazi glavno: šta nam sprema onaj deo sveta iz kojeg u poslednje vreme dolaze najbolji horori : Španci, Francuzi, Japanci i ostali...