Set to be released in March 2012 is The Raven, a crime thriller starring John Cusack as mystery writer Edgar Allan Poe. The story is set in the nineteenth century. A serial killer is on the loose and the police enlist Edgar Allan Poe to help apprehend the perpetrator. The film is currently in post-production.
This 2010 endeavor stars William Forsythe, who does an outstanding job playing psychopath John Wayne Gacy. Forsythe also starred in Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) as Ronnie, the boyfriend of Michael Myers’ mom Deborah. Dear Mr. Gacy is based on the real life experience of 18-year-old Jason Moss. In 1993, Jason contacted Gacy (and other serial killers) as part of research for … Continue reading
The Resident (2011) is a Hammer Films release. The legendary film company was resurrected a few years back. Despite starring Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, The Resident went directly to video in North America. Aside from a disappointing performance by Swank, the film shows signs of being unpolished. The score by John Ottman sounds like something we’ve heard in a … Continue reading
Francis Ford Coppola’s forthcoming release is to be a quirky horror film starring Val Kilmer. Coppola wrote and directed Twixt, which premiered at 2011’s Toronto International Film Festival in September. Coppola has stated that Twixt is a very personal film. It is partially based on Coppola’s feelings of guilt over the real life loss of his son in a gruesome … Continue reading
Brace yourself (or not). Soon to be released is Contagion, the latest film from award-winning director Steven Soderbergh. It stars Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Laurence Fishburne. Until I saw an advertisement for this film on the side of a bus a few weeks ago, I hadn’t heard of this film. It deals with a highly contagious, lethal virus that infects … Continue reading