I can’t believe 2012 is almost over. Partly because the year flew by, but mostly because not many films that came out truly left an impression. As horror fans, I think we’re in the same sort of position we were in at the tail-end of all the torture crap; we need a new movement. A new direction. A new something. Anything. We’ve gone through a few trends in the past few years (found footage, ghosts, and vampires to name a few), but nobody is doing anything interesting with them at the moment.
The reason I’m doing all this complaining as a preface for my Best Of list is because this is the first year since I’ve been writing for the site that I haven’t been able to come up with a Top Ten. Either I pulled a Rip Van Winkle and slept through the year or 2012 was a huge bummer. Below are my five favorite horror films of the year, along with a really fun honorable mention that just barely didn’t make it onto the list. READ MORE
A Hollywood box office bomb, and a handful of “swing and misses” fill out this week’s Horror In Your House. Nic Cage’s Ghost Rider sequel is here, but you probably don’t care and I wouldn’t blame you. And Monster Brawl, a UFC style monster fighting spoof, rings it way into stores. Check out the rest of the releases below and let me know what you’re picking up.
THE DARK CRSYTAL / LABRYNTH (Blu-Ray) (1986) – Sony Pictures
Jim Henson’s beloved fantasy films together on Blu-ray in a collectible box set featuring new art by Brian Froud.
DEVILMAN (2004) – Tokyo Shock
Best friends Akira and Ryo (played by real-life twins Hisato & Yusuke Izaki) are just your average high school students until they receive word that Ryo s father has accidentally unleashed a horde of demons while conducting experiments in Antarctica. Akira becomes Devilman, a powerful entity who somehow retains his human conscience, and it is up to him to battle with the heartless demons including his erstwhile friend Ryo in a climactic, apocalyptic showdown! READ MORE
Troma Entertainment has announced that the limited edition Blu-ray release of Father’s Day, just in time for Father’s Day, will now be a four-disc set. The set, which will contain the film on high definition blu-ray and standard definition DVD, plus a DVD of extra features, and a CD soundtrack EP with songs from the movie including “The Hunter” and “We Are the Universe” from acclaimed musician Smokey Miles, will be available June 12.
“The gritty, gruesome, VHS throwback ‘Father’s Day’ follows that classic story we all grew up with: boy watches father raped and murdered, boy grows into a vengeful one-eyed man, man teams up with a priest and a male prostitute to take down his father’s killer.”
For more on Father’s Day, including information on filmmakers Astron-6, visit the official website.
Ahab, a man obsessed with exacting a brutal, violent revenge on the man who murdered his dad, joins John, an eager priest, and Twink, a hot-headed street hustler, on an epic quest to find and defeat this mythical monster known as Chris Fuchman AKA The Father’s Day Killer.
Troma has announced today they’ll be releasing Astron-6′s Father’s Day in theaters on Friday, January 13, 2012. It’s unclear just how many theaters, but that’s the date nonetheless. Adam Brooks, Mackenzie Murdock, Matt Kennedy, Conor Sweeney, Amy Groening, Meredith Sweeney, Garrett Hnatiuk & Ross McMillan all star.
“A long, long time ago in a town north of Tromaville, there was a bad, bad man who raped and killed dads. Nobody could stop the fat monster until a mysterious stranger took a stand. Some say he was avenging his own father. Some say he was just crazy. The stranger could not have known the Hell that was to follow…” READ MORE
With Cannes 2011 almost upon us, Troma has released new poster art for The Toxic Avenger V: The Toxic Twins, which the company will be seeking international buyers for at the fest. Directed by Lloyd Kaufman and written by Collyn McCoy, the sequels follows the beloved hero as he deals with fatherhood and keeps the peace in Tromaville.
There’s also new art for Father’s Day and Mr. Bricks: A Heavy Metal Murder Musical, which you can find after the break. The former was drawn by The Dude Designs, who created the fantastic Innkeepers and Hobo With A Shotgun posters.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if he got to create the official Toxie V poster?
Opening on June 19th is Troma’s latest Father’s Day, which stars Adam Brooks, Mackenzie Murdock, Matt Kennedy, Conor Sweeney, Amy Groening, Meredith Sweeney, Garrett Hnatiuk & Ross McMillan. Directed by Astron-6, inside we got our hands on the official teaser trailer, poster and first still!
“A long, long time ago in a town north of Tromaville, there was a bad, bad man who raped and killed dads. Nobody could stop the fat monster until a mysterious stranger took a stand. Some say he was avenging his own father. Some say he was just crazy. The stranger could not have known the Hell that was to follow…”