Darren Lynn Bousman’s Mother’s Day is out today from Anchor Bay Films on Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack and on DVD. It’s an intense little film with an enesemble cast that includes Rebecca DeMornay (The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Wedding Crashers), Jamie King (Red Tails, My Bloody Valentine, Sin City), Brianna Evigan (S. Darko, Step Up 2: The Streets), Patrick John Flueger (Footloose, Brothers), Deborah Ann Woll (HBO’s “True Blood”), Lyriq Bent (Saw II-IV, Skinwalkers), Frank Grillo (The Grey, Minority Report) and Shawn Ashmore (the X-Men films, Frozen).
This movie is actually pretty damn intense. I certainly wasn’t expecting it to be quite as visceral as it is, and it adds a few new scenarios to the home invasion genre that I hadn’t seen yet. I recently hopped on the phone with Bousman to discuss the film, its long road to release and the impact of the film’s violence (along with an alternate 4 hour cut that will probably never see the light of day). We also discussed Cinco De Mayo, the upcoming film that took us all by surprise last Saturday. Finally we touch upon The Devil’s Carnival tour and his plans for that film’s sequel.
In the film, “After a bank robbery gone wrong, three brothers go home to hideout…only to discover that their Mother (Rebecca De Mornay) lost their house in a foreclosure. The new owners and their party guests become the depraved brothers’ unwitting hostages. Their sadistic Mother soon arrives and brilliantly takes control of the situation, ratcheting up the terror. As the hostages struggle desperately to survive the harrowing torture, they realize that there is nothing a Mother won’t do to protect her children.”
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Saying Flesh and Blood is “more Saw” isn’t necessarily a bad thing, particularly if you’re a fan of the franchise. What I mean by saying this is the game doesn’t aim to innovate or even improve much over its predecessor, instead its goal is to make you do unspeakable things in the most brutal way possible, and that’s precisely what we’ve come to expect from this series.
With Halloween creeping ever closer you might need a little extra something to get you in the holiday spirit, and because of that I’ve decided to compile a list of some new games that might just be able to bring out that long lost trick ‘r treating kid in you.
Seeing as I’ve done this before and I’d like to keep things fresh, here’s a list of six recently released games that may just help get you in the mood for Halloween. Though, if you haven’t checked out the original ten I highly suggest you do so, because they pretty much rock. READ MORE
The footage from Saw 3D wasn’t the only Jigsaw-related event at this year’s San Diego Comic Con – we were also invited to get a hands on demo of the new game Saw II: Flesh & Blood, which hits stores this October, just in time for the release of the new film. Our own BC played through a full level of the game, which included the usual traps and pitfalls, plus some of the new game elements (boss fight?!), all the while chatting with producer Jaime Benecia, who was not involved with the original game (the rest of the core team has returned, however).
Following in the footsteps of the Saw movies, Konami is looking to release the 2nd video game in the Saw world about a year after the release of the 1st game. The game is looking at an Autumn of 2010 release on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
You will of course be heading back into Jigsaw’s twisted world. The game is said to have new traps (as it should), more visceral combat (compared to the atrocious combat from 1?), and a new storyline that takes place between the 2nd and 3rd movie. You will play as Detective Tapp’s son Michael as he tries to figure out why his father died. Past the break for screens.