Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Found-footage curse strikes The Pyramid

For the first 30 seconds or so, this trailer for the Alexandre Aja produced horror flick The Pyramids really had me. I dig stories about the curse of the pharaohs and the Egyptian pyramids. And yeah, I loved the first Mummy movie. You know, the one starring Brendan Fraser?

Then the found footage kicked in and I cried boo-urns. Really, man? Really? When is enough going to be enough already?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Trailer for Eduardo Sanchez's Exists delivers

We in The Basement have been pumped for Blair Witch Project director Eduardo Sanchez's bigfoot flick Exists since it wowed audiences at SXSW earlier this year. Yeah, it's found footage, but Sanchez pretty much invented the genre, so he knows his shit.

The flick has been picked up by Lionsgate, and those fine purveyors of genre cinema have seen fit to release a trailer, which we've snagged and posted for you below.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Jason versus Blood Glacier

Sometimes you just can't beat a good monster movie. Know what I'm saying? Course you do, Basementite. And that's exactly what I was in the mood for tonight. Does the Austrian import Blood Glacier deliver? Stick with me!

Scientists working in the Austrian Alps discover that a glacier is leaking a liquid that is affecting the local wildlife.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Shane Black brings back Remo Williams

Surprise! Days after Warner Bros said they were moving forward with a Mack Bolan movie, Sony Pictures announces that Remo Williams, AKA The Destroyer, is headed back to the big screen.

Like Bolan, Williams is the hero from a series of adventure novels. Oldish Basementites might remember that Fred Ward played the character in the over-the-top 80s flick Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins.

The Conjuring spinoff Annabelle scares up a trailer

Although spinoffs seldom work, I've got pretty high hopes for Annabelle. First off, the doll is one of the scariest parts of James Wan's modern horror classic The Conjuring, and is worthy of a story of her own.

Then there's the fact Wan is on board as the flick's producer, which guarantees his sure hand is behind some of the scares director John Leonetti has in store for audiences.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Trick 'r Treat director helms Christmas horror tale Krampus

Michael Dougherty's Trick 'r Treat is hands down one of the best Halloween-themed horror flicks of all time. Hell, it's even one of the best horror anthologies to ever hit the big screen. Scary, funny, awesome.

So we in The Basement are pumped Dougherty is ready to make another holiday themed horror movie. This time the man has set his twisted sites on Christmas, and he's tapping into the German legend of Krampus to make it so.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Bradley Cooper on deck for Mack Bolan movie

The Mack Bolan books were my go-to read during my early teens. At 130 pages or so, The Executioner novels were a breezy bit of escapism full of everything a growing boy needs -- guns, guns and more guns.

Author Don Pendleton wrote the first Bolan book, War Against the Mafia in 1969. Since then, Hollywood has tried and failed to bring the character to the big screen despite attracting heavy hitters like Sylvester Stallone, Clint Eastwood and, more recently, Vin Diesel.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Jason versus the Guardians of the Galaxy

Probably my most anticipated movie of the summer, I held off on seeing Guardians of the Galaxy because my wife actually wanted to watch it too. So we made Marvel's latest big screen offering a date night, and the first flick we caught together in a theatre since before our son was born.

Yeah, good for you, Jay. But is the movie as awesome as everyone says it is? Stick with me!

IFC Midnight acquires The Babadook

Y'all remember that creepy looking Aussie horror flick The Babadook we told you about earlier this year? The one that freaked out everyone at Sundance in the best possible way? Well, we've got some good news for those Basementites who are as pumped to see it as we are.

Genre distributor IFC Midnight has picked up the U.S. and Latin America rights to Jennifer Kent's debut feature, which means it'll hit theatres or some other platform Nov. 28. Awesome. That's sooner rather than later.

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Expendables 3 and the Lance Henriksen interview

Jason and Shawn are back in The Basement for this, The August Special. What? They said they were taking the summer off? You should know Jason and Shawn better than that by now.

Although this episode features The Basement Boys' thoughts on a major new release and revisits a conversation with a screen legend, the purpose behind The August Special is to discuss what fans can expect from this, the show's sixth season. All we'll reveal here is that some things will change, and some things won't.