Dead Snow Movie Review

Dead Snow Movie ReviewBy Seth Metoyer

Dead Snow (starring horror genre actor Bill Oberst Jr.)is a stylish and clever Zombie splatterfest directed by Tommy Wirkola. This Foreign Horror Film treats its viewers to a band of blood thirsty Nazi Zombies and enough gore and entrails for all to feast upon.

The Norwegian dialect wasn’t much of a distraction for me since I tend to watch movies with subtitles regularly. The actors of Dead Snow were cast well and the storyline was as fresh as the soundtrack. The Zombie makeup and movie effects is top notch, with only a few notable cases of visible discrepancies (one being a characters arm noticeably tucked in his shirt after it was sawed off with a chainsaw).

The film dialogue made some pleasant references to older horror movies such as Friday the 13th, Evil Dead 1 and 2, and the 1984 version of April Fool’s Day. Other fun moments in the film were when the characters play a game of Twister (remarking that it’s a Hollywood game) and there was also a wonderfully bizarre “outhouse” sex scene that I’ve by no means seen before in a movie.

Additionally, I enjoyed the historic looking Nazi uniforms and thought it was interesting to see the Zombies move faster than in other Zombie films. In my opinion Dead Snow ranks amongst the top 20 of all Zombie movies.

Dead Snow Movie Trailer

Plot (Caution: Spoiler Alert)

Dead Snow (Norwegian Død snø) is a Norwegian comedy horror film, starring, among others, Charlotte Frogner, Stig Frode Henriksen, Bjørn Sundquist, Ane Dahl Torp and Jenny Skavlan. It is directed by Tommy Wirkola.
A woman (Ane Dahl Torp) is being chased through the snows of Norway. She is ultimately cornered and eaten by zombies in World War II Nazi uniforms.

Seven medical students on Easter vacation arrive at a small cabin near Øksfjord, about a 45-minute walk from the road where they have left their cars. The cabin is owned by Sara, Vegard's (Lasse Valdal) girlfriend. She has been skiing across the mountains to meet them, but has not yet arrived.

Repo Men Movie Trailer

Predatory lending meets health insurance from hell in this dystopian thriller starring Jude Law, Live Schreiber, Forest Whitaker and Alice Braga. In theaters March 19, 2010.

Teaser for 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' hits the Web

A 10-second teaser clip posted this morning is giving fervent 'Twi-hards' their

Lost Boys Actor Corey Haim Dead at 38

The Lost Boys - Corey Haim Dead at 38
With the death of actor Corey Haim, The Lost Boys movie has also resurfaced as an interest amongst web surfers. One question that has been raised; 'Was The Lost Boys a horror film'? According to Wikipedia, The Lost Boys is categorized as a American horror film.

The film revolves around two young Arizonans who move to California and end up fighting a gang of teenage vampires. The film takes place in 1987.

The title is a reference to the Lost Boys in J. M. Barrie's stories about Peter Pan and Neverland.

Actor Corey Haim, dead at age 38.

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office confirmed the actor died at 2:15 AM on Wednesday at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank, Calif.

The Los Angeles Police Department said they received a call from the hospital before 4 AM confirming the actor's death.

He was transported from the home he shared with his mother, Judy, in Toluca Hills, Calif. to the hospital.

Ed Winter, LA County Coroner's Office Assistant Chief, told reporters that Haim's mother had called paramedics when her son collapsed in the early morning hours.

"This morning at about 1:30...Corey Haim's mom found him. He got up out of bed and had been feeling ill for the last couple of days. As he got out of bed, he felt a little weak and went down to the floor on his knees. He's had flu-like symptoms. She called paramedics. They responded and transported him to the hospital where he was pronounced [dead] at 2:15 this morning," Winter said.

Authorities found four prescription drug bottles inside the apartment he shared with his mother, but no illegal drugs, according to Winter.

The Canadian-born actor first rose to fame in 1984's "Firstborn," where he starred with Teri Garr, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Robert Downey Jr.

In 1987, the actor the reached the peak of his career in the Joel Schumacher's "Lost Boys," where he hunted vampires with his friend and frequent co-star Corey Feldman. Some of his other box office hits included "Lucas," "License to Drive" and "Dream a Little Dream."

Following his rise to fame, the actor battled drug and alcohol addiction, a dramatic weight gain, a slew of medical issues and was in and out of rehab numerous times.

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Darkness Creature
The origin of the film DARKNESS CREATURE first came about when Matthew Castro was eating Los Primos with his friends Beatrice Marcial and Kevin Guerra at an empty park.

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After.Life Movie
With an unrelenting edge of menace, After.Life is a stylish psychological thriller which provocatively questions the line between life and death.

Horror Movies Receive Academy Award Tribute

Academy Awards - Horror Movies Tribute
by Seth Metoyer

The Academy Awards have long been known as “Hollywood’s Night”, but tonight the 82nd Oscars paid tribute to Horror Movies.

Portrait of a Zombie Teaser Trailer and Interview Excerpts

Portrait of a ZombieThe film centers around the Murphy family and the plight that faces them as their oldest son Billy becomes a Zombie.

Deciding to try and keep him alive draws the wrath of the local community and, as chaos reigns, the American documentary team who are filming proceedings are soon dragged into the action.

The film’s Irish Director Bing Bailey recently answered questions about the film with Portions of the interview are below, and the entire interview can be found here.

RL: For Reelloop readers who have not seen the teaser trailer to Portrait of a Zombie how would you go about describing the film?

BB: The film is really about how far a family will go to protect the children they love. They’ve been given a horrible situation “a zombie son” and they are trying to act as if nothing is wrong. They choose to care for and protect their son and they suffer terrible consequences inside and outside the family for their decisions. The film crew are also a family of sorts.

The question is how long can they just be observers of an event before they are forced to become involved. The film mixes social satire, black comedy, and a serious horror tone. This is not just another survivalist zombie film, it is a family coping with a horrible disease. The film’s style is a hybrid between documentary and cinematic. It would be more consistent with District 9’s approach than say REC. Most of the film was shot hand-held but not shaky cam style.

RL:Portrait of a Zombie appears to be a low budget film at a time when “micro budget” seems to be at the top of many studios buzzwords on the back of the success of Paranormal Activity. Do you reckon this film will appeal to major studios and what are your ultimate aims for this project?

BB:I think the film would appeal to studios who have become sensitive to the needs of genre audiences. We’ve aimed for as wide an audience as possible without removing the edges or taming the harsher aspects of it. We believe we’ve pushed boundaries and show elements that have never been seen in a zombie feature before. The aim is for a theatrical release in the US, Europe and Asia.

Robert De Niro to Star in 'Dark Fields'

Robert Dinero - Dark FieldsIt was announced today that Robert De Niro has signed on to star opposite Bradley Cooper in Relativity Media's suspense thriller The Dark Fields. Shia LaBeouf has also signed on for the movie.

Tim Burton Interested in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Seth Graeme-Smith, author of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," has got to be feeling good about the news that Tim Burton, Timur Bekmembatov, and Jim Lemley are all signed to produce a film adaptation, announced the same day that the book hits stores.

Director Rob Zombie Takes on 'CSI Miami'

Rob Zombie - CSI Miami
by Kelli Skye Fadroski

It’s not too much of a stretch for shock rocker and horror film director Rob Zombie to join the crew over at “CSI: Miami.” The foundation of each episode is always suspense (the whodunit kind) and murder. A seemingly perfect fit for a musician turned gorehound director

Of course, knowing that “CSI: Miami” airs in prime time, on CBS Mondays at 10 p.m, this will be a much tamer version of Zombie than his loyal followers are accustom to. However, it might just be enough to turn the stomachs or genuinely frighten those unaware of Zombie’s work on films like “House of 1000 Corpses,” “The Devil’s Rejects” and his recent re-imagining of the “Halloween” franchise.

Director Rob Zombie lends his trademark touch to CSI: Miami and takes them to the scariest place on earth... Los Angeles! See what happens in this mind blowing episode Monday, March 1st! Only CBS!

Watch the Official CBS Preview Below:

Zombie makes his television directorial debut on Monday, March 1. The episode centers around the CSI team discovering that a listening device had been planted at a crime scene and, according to, it captured “a terrifying soundtrack of the murder and, possibly, the voice of the killer.” When it’s revealed that one of CSI’s own, Jesse Cardoza (Eddie Cibrian), could have planted the device, Horatio Caine (David Caruso) and Eric Delko (Adam Rodriguez) travel to L.A. to try and clear Cardoza of the crime. 

Although the script was created specifically for Zombie to helm, it’s not a complete departure from the ‘Miami’ look and feel, says “CSI: Miami” co-executive producer Barry O’Brien on O’Brien also says that he’s a “long-time Zombie fan.”  

Zombie’s episode features some familiar faces from his films including Malcolm McDowell(who plays Dr. Samuel Loomis in Zombie’s “Halloween” films), William Forsythe(starred in Zombie’s “Halloween” remake and took on the role of the revenge seeking Sheriff Wydell in “The Devil’s Rejects”) and Sheri Moon Zombie (Rob’s wife and star in all of his films including some of his music videos). The show will also guest star Michael Madsen (“Kill Bill,” “Reservoir Dogs”) and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons.

The commercial promoting the episode hit the Internet on Wednesday. The fans on Zombie’s Facebook page were all posting excited comments, the fans on the “CSI: Miami” page, however, were mixed.

Most were positive, but my favorite was: “Sounds interesting, although I have no clue who this Zombie guy is.”

Cattle Decapitation - 'The Harvest Floor' Review

Cattle Decapitation - The Harvest Floor
by Seth Metoyer

'The Harvest Floor' is an angry onslaught of musical destruction that will rip your face off. There are surprising musical twists and turns around every corner. The album is brilliantly written, produced and engineered. It is definitely the best Cattle Decapitation release in their catalog. - Seth Metoyer,

Information about 'The Harvest Floor'

'The Harvest Floor' is the sixth full length studio album by the American band Cattle Decapitation. It was released through Metal Blade Records on January 20, 2009. The album was recorded and mixed at Sharkbite studios in Oakland, California with engineering and production of Billy Anderson.

The artwork was designed by Wes Benscoter, and depicts the outside of a large slaughterhouse with people of the general public being herded inside to meet their demise. A music video was made for the song "Regret and the Grave", depicting a similar idea, with the SWAT police driving numerous people onto the outskirts of a city, putting bags on their heads, and forcing them into cages. It also shows two people being led into a dark, abandoned slaughterhouse and a woman looking desperately out of her cage. All this is shown in between shots of the band playing in a slaughter house.

Video - Cattle Decapitation - "Regret and the Grave" from "The Harvest Floor"

Survival of The Dead - George A. Romero

Survival of The Dead"Survival isn't just for the living" is the tagline for Survival of the Dead, George A. Romero's latest zombie flick premiering on VOD, XBOX Live, Playstation and Amazon on April 30th before taking over theaters on May 28 from Magnet Releasing.

Gearing up for the release you'll find the official one sheet! The plot involves inhabitants of an isolated island off the North American coast who find their relatives rising from the dead to eat their kin. The leaders of the island feud over whether or not to kill their reanimated relatives or preserve them in hopes of finding a cure.

"Immediately following the events of "Diary of the Dead," "Survival of the Dead," is the 6th film from George A. Romero to look at a world where humans are in the minority and the zombies rule.

Off the coast of Delaware sits the cozy Plum Island where two families are locked in a struggle for power, as it has been for generations. The O'Flynn's, headed by patriarch Patrick O'Flynn (Kenneth Welsh) approach the zombie plague with a shoot-to-kill attitude. The Muldoons, headed by Shamus Muldoon (Richard Fitzpatrick), feel that the zombies should be quarantined and kept 'alive,' in hopes that a solution will someday be found.

'Puppet Master' Returns with 'Axis of Evil'

Puppet Master - Axis of EvilAfter a reboot, two more sequels, and even a film not considered to be part of the Puppet Master canon, Full Moon Features finally has a release date for the tenth installment, called Puppet Master: Axis of Evil.

The film will be released on June 15th and will be directed by the man who brought us Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge almost twenty years ago.

The plot more or less picks up where part three left off, and features the puppets - Blade, Leech Woman, Pinhead, Jester, Tunneler and more - wreaking havoc on the "Axis of Evil."

The film stars Levi Fiehler, Jenna Gallaher, Taylor M. Graham, Tom Sandoval and Jerry Hoffman, and is written by Charles Band, the man behind the franchise.

Puppet Master Axis of Evil Trailer

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 - Trailer #2

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010Hoping that the reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street fairs better than the failed resurrection of Friday the 13th (as some have called it), Michael Bay's production company Platinum Dunes offers up the second trailer of the much anticipated A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010.

Some fans are asking if there are any Horror movies that should be considered "Off Limits" for remakes? You can watch the trailer below.

A Nightmare on Elm Street is an upcoming 2010 American horror film written by Eric Heisserer and Wesley Strick, directed by Samuel Bayer, and produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller.

"Jackie is not big, and I think that Jackie’s size is gonna really work... One of the metaphors I’ve used for Freddy is a little rabid dog that just bites your ankle and holds on... And I think Jackie brings that, with his own physicality, to the role, without ever having to work it a little bit... He brings that naturally with who he is, which I think is really part of the way I see it." — Robert Englund on Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger.


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