Saturday, January 28, 2017

Which movie franchise should hang it up, Underworld or Resident Evil?

By George L. Cook III. Horror Books & Movies

Believe it or not the Underworld and Resident Evil movie franchises have been around since 2003. Underworld launched in 2003 and Resident Evil in 2002. The two series have a few things in common.

They have strong female leads.

Not much to write about here, Alice and Selene are two sexy bad asses who both look good in tight leather. Both are also the best thing about their prospective franchises.

The two franchises are critic proof.

Neither series will ever be equated with high art. The movies are often badly acted, badly written, and sometimes difficult to follow with all the damn jump cuts. All that aside they give their fans what they want, action, zombies, vampires, lycans, explosions, and sexy bad asses who look good in tight leather.

Both series are very profitbale, especially when you consider the international market.

The Resident Evil franchise will make over a billion dollars with the release of the latest film, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. The Underworld films have grossed over $534 million with the release of the latest film, UnderWorld: Blood Wars.

All that being said both series seem to have hit their peak. Some would say that they hit their peaks two to three films ago. Underworld: Blood Wars has not done well domestically at all. The film has only grossed $29.2 million in it's four weeks of release which is shocking when you consider that the last film in the franchise Underworld Awakening made $25.3 million in it's opening weekend alone. Blood Wars will not come close to the $62.3 million that Awakening made.

The numbers appear to be a little better for the latest RE release. The Final Chapter seems to be headed for a $15 opening weekend which means it should do as well as the last film in the series Resident Evil: Retribution which grossed $42 million. It may even have a shot at the $50 million that both the second and third films in the series grossed. That being said it seems like it's the end of the road for this incarnation of the Resident Evil series.

There could still be another UnderWorld film if Blood Wars does well internationally and although this is the end of Alice's story in the Resident Evil universe there is no reason the story/cash cow couldn't be continued with S.T.A.R.S. or Leon S. Kennedy.

So what series do you think has emptied the tank and should just quit while they are ahead, Underworld or Resident Evil? Or should both series hang it up?

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Trailer for upcoming horror movie Don't Knock Twice

Check out this trailer for the horror movie Don't Knock Twice starring Katee Sackhoff. The movie is set to be released March 31, 2017

SYNOPSIS: To save her estranged daughter, a guilt-ridden mother must uncover the terrifying truth behind the urban legend of a vengeful, demonic witch.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Trailer for the horror film The 6TH Friend

Check out this trailer for The 6th Friend due out in 2017.

"In this slasher film with a paranormal twist, six college best friends throw their own private graduation party when the stoner of the group orders in a psychedelic from her drug dealer, who sticks around to join in their fun. Drugged and disoriented, the girls’ special night quickly becomes a dark, foggy nightmare of blood and violence. Five years later, the girls gather together once again in hopes of rekindling that close friendship that they once had, only to find themselves being hunted by who, or what, they do not know."

Starring stars Jamie Bernadette (Lead in upcoming sequel "I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu", All Girls Weekend), Chantelle Albers, Dominique Swain (Lolita, Alpha Dog), Jessica Morris (One Life to Live, The Wrong Roommate), Tania Nolan (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Step Dave), and Monique Rosario. Co-Written by Leria Clouston and Jamie Bernadetter and Directed by Letia Clouston .

Monday, January 2, 2017

Trailer for upcoming horror movie Ghost of Darkness

GHOSTS OF DARKNESS - Two paranormal investigators are unexpectedly thrown together in the hope of solving a 100 year mystery. Locked for three nights in a house with a dark and unsettling past, the two investigators must put their differences to one side and work together. They soon discover the myths and stories are nothing compared to what actually resides within the eerie walls of Richwood Manor. Scepticism and showmanship are soon put to one side when the two investigators realise there is more at stake than just their professional reputation. For once they have stumbled onto the real thing, but this time it's their own lives at stake.

Ghost of Darkness was directed and written by David Ryan Keith. The movie stars Paul Flannery & Michael Koltes. Available on DVD & VOD March 2017.

Watch the trailer below:

Great Zombie Read: Stage 3: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller by Ken Stark

Blindness was just the beginning.

It was only when the virus progressed to Stage 2 that the true horror emerged. Ordinary people were being turned into mindless predators, and it didn't take Mason long to figure out their prey of choice. He thought he'd had nothing left to lose, but now he is all that stands between a young girl and a gruesome fate, and he's sworn to protect her with his very life. They'll have to be smart, they'll have to be strong, and they'll have to be every bit as ruthless as the swarm, but even as Mason and Mackenzie battle their way from one horror to the next in a desperate flight through a world gone mad, they both know that their time is running out.

The virus isn't done yet. Stage 3 is coming, and things are about to get a whole lot worse.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Check out the South Korean horror flick, The Wailing

Check out this South Korean horror flick, The Wailing on Netflix!

A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

Check out The Wailing Trailer below.