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MACABRE MOVIES: THE WICKER TREE (2012)

Posted in DVD, Music, Reviews, Sex with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2012 by darklordbunnykins

THE WICKER TREE (2012)

Starring Brittania Nicol, Henry Garrett and Graham McTavish

Written and directed by Robin Hardy

Anchor Bay Entertainment

 

The prospect of a new movie from The Wicker Man director Robin Hardy set in the same universe as that horror classic provoked mixed emotions when it was first announced under the title The Riding of the Laddie. The novel upon which Hardy has based his script, his own Cowboys for Christ, was plain awful, showing a lack of understanding of American culture and feeling very much like a pallid copy of its source material. Could the movie be substantially better?

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WRETCHED REVIEWS: “WAKE WOOD”

Posted in DVD, Movies, Reviews, Supernatural with tags , , , , , , , on June 29, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

WAKE WOOD

Starring Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle and Timothy Spall

Directed by David Keating

Written by David Keating and Brendan McCarthy

Hammer Films/eOne

 

It would be tragic to dismiss the Irish film Wake Wood as Pet Sematary meets The Wicker Man, but the comparisons are obvious. Young parents Patrick and Louise (Gillen and Birthistle), mourning the death of their daughter Alice (Ella Connolly), move to the small town of Wake Wood where the residents have a secret: a pagan ritual gives them the power to resurrect their dead loved ones for three days. Patrick and Louise avail themselves of the chance to see their daughter again, but it soon becomes apparent that Lucy hasn’t come back right.

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EXCLUSIVE! “THE WICKER TREE” TO PREMIERE AT FANTASIA 2011

Posted in Events, Festivals, Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , on June 27, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

 

The first wave of announcements for this year’s edition of FanTasia, one of the finest genre festivals on the planet, just hit and The DLB will do a rundown shortly. First announcement (and my favourite) taken straight from the press release:

WORLD PREMIERE OF ROBIN HARDY’S THE WICKER TREE + BOOK LAUNCH
38 years after directing THE WICKER MAN, a film widely hailed as the CITIZEN KANE of genre cinema, Robin Hardy has reteamed with producer Peter Snell and British Lion to make THE WICKER TREE. This hugely eccentric “spiritual sequel”, based on Hardy’s novel COWBOYS FOR CHRIST and featuring performances by Graham McTavish and Christopher Lee, is one of the most hotly anticipated genre films of the decade. Fantasia will be unveiling the world premiere of this Pagan phantasmagoria, in the presence of Hardy and Snell.
The screening night will be a double birthing as it will also feature a book launch for Hardy’s THE WICKER TREE novel, being published in North America for the first time this July!
Furthermore, Fantasia will host a special event that will feature Robin Hardy in conversation with fellow UK filmmaker Richard Stanley (HARDWARE, DUST DEVIL, THE THEATRE BIZARRE – the latter also having its world premiere at the festival), in discussion on the occult, mysticism and moviemaking.

HAMMER FILM “WAKE WOOD” PLAYS CINEMACABRE IN T.O. TONIGHT

Posted in Devils, DVD, Gore, Movies, News, Rue Morgue, Video, Violence, Zombies with tags , , , , , on June 16, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

The DLB is looking forward to Rue Morgue Magazine‘s monthly Cinemacabre movie night tonight (June 16). Being shown is the Canadian premiere of the new Hammer film Wake Wood which arrives on DVD and Blu-ray June 28 through eOne Entertainment. (Look for a review on the 28th.)

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NOVEMBER RUE MORGUE ABOUT TO HAUNT MAGAZINE RACKS

Posted in Art, Comics, Contests, DVD, Ghosts, Gore, Halloween, Heavy Metal, Magazines, Movies, Music, News, Reviews, Rue Morgue, Soundtracks, Vampires, Videogames, Violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

The DLB is always excited to get his copy of the newest Rue Morgue Magazine, but the upcoming November issue is extra special because I penned the feature on the upcoming movie Monsters which comes out in Canada Nov. 12. It’s a very interesting little film (little as in a budget of about $10,000) which is going to surprise and enrage a lot of horror  fans.

Here’s a rundown of what else we can expect…

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