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New Trailer for James Wan’s ‘The Conjuring’ now Available for Viewing.

Warner Brothers have released a new trailer for their upcoming horror flick, ‘The Conjuring’.  Based on the paranormal investigation of Ed and Lorraine Warren, most well known for their Amityville Horror investigation and the fame from that.  James Wan director of ‘Insidious’ and ‘Sinister’ helms ‘The Conjuring’ and it looks to be a genuine creepy tale.  Also, the fact the movie got rated an R for just being too scary and not blood and guts could say a lot about the horror of the film.

You can view the new trailer below:

NEW POSTER FOR JAMES WAN’S THE CONJURING DELIVERS SOME BAD NOOSE

VIA: Arrow in the Head

Okay, sorry for the bad pun in the headline. But the fact is, a noose figures prominently in the new poster (courtesy of the film’s Facebook page) for James Wan’s THE CONJURING. Notice the eerie shadow on the ground near the tree. You’ve got to like the atmospheric simplicity in this one-sheet (even if it does elicit thoughts of SINISTER‘s effective tree-hanging visual); I’m guessing the next piece of art we see from the movie won’t be as subtle.

Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story, “The Conjuring” tells the horrifying tale of how world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

THE CONJURING stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor; it opens on JULY 19th in the US and UK.

Slender Man Short Film Online to View for Free.

Slender Man has been making a lot of rounds here lately and has become very popular.  Not bad for a internet created entity.  Anyway a group of film makers from New York has given Slender Man a go with a short film they have made.

 

It runs just short of 25 minutes and is a interesting film.  So if you have some time to kill give it a shot and have some Slender fun.

http://www.theghvirus.com/2013/03/26/slenderman-2012/

Movie Review: Hollow

Movie Review: Hollow

By: Tj Fowler

 

                Brief Synopsis: Four idiots set out to a dead priest’s home in the English country side.   They find a tree, a legend about suicides and the loss of any common sense they may have had…because the ‘evil’ made them do it.  Yeah Right.  Read on.

‘Hollow’ is a found footage movie that clearly is here to stay for a long time in the horror genre of films.  They’re cheap to make and if lucky can rake in a huge return.  The downside of course is it seems that many of the found footage type films fall flat on their face in terms of execution and providing a good story or scares.  Unfortunately, for ‘Hollow’ it falls into the ‘Falls on its face’ due to not executing what could have been a good story.

We begin with four characters, Emma, Scott, Lynne and James who are travelling to Emma’s dead grandfather’s house out in the countryside of England.  As the movie unfolds we find that Emma knows of something bad about a tree that has a dark history behind it and more of this story comes out as the movie goes on.  We never really see for sometime anything or behavior that one would call supernatural or attributed to some evil spirit.  Rather we see the actions and events by people that just seem to be mostly assholes or cock teases.

Part of the legend about the tree in ‘Hollow’ is that a evil spirit of a monk from the Middle Ages brings out the worse in people and that is why there have been so many suicides at the tree for so many centuries.  ‘Hollow’ attempts to make the viewer wonder if what is going on is due to the spirit bringing out the dark sides of each character or if they are doing it themselves.  This is also where ‘Hollow’ fails the most and what should have been the one thing it got right.

What we see are characters acting like assholes, bitches or mentally unstable to begin with so we are left thinking that’s how they already are and not some force really making them do the actions.  The character that seems mentally fragile was already having issues without an evil spirit needing to push him, the circumstances during the movie doesn’t do them any favors either.

I think if ‘Hollow’ had developed the characters a bit better we could have had a better movie here because we don’t really see much of a gradual slide into bad actions by the characters, they kid of just suddenly do bad actions.  Or rather they kind of start out doing bad actions to begin with so when we see the culmination of certain behaviors from the characters we just think it’s because they are dicks anyway.

As the movie goes on we also see some of the stupidest reasoning by people I have ever seen, again I think this is supposed to be attributed to the evil spirit making the characters behave in such a way and again I will state the movie failed in conveying this.  One character even mentioned to Emma if she knew the place had such a dark history why did she suggest to everyone to come to it, to which she replies, “She thought it would help James.”  So already she was a dumbass before she ever arrived at such a place.

‘Hollow’ had the ingredients to be a spooky tale set in the English countryside but it seemed that something got lost from script to film and the film suffered heavily for it.

RATING: 1.0/5

Music Review: Midnite Hellion Enter the Unknown EP

Music Review: Midnite Hellion

Enter the Unknown EP

Label: Indie

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I recently was contacted by a band called Midnite Hellion hailing from Trenton, New Jersey asking me if I would mind reviewing their ep Enter the Unknown.  Well of course I don’t mind.  If I did I wouldn’t be a music reviewer now would I?

After reviewing Zamboni’s ep Sucks! The Stupid Ep I was unsure what I was going to get out of Jersey these days…after all it is the home of Aqua Teen Hunger Force and we all know how ef’ed up that is…and how metal it is too.  So should you Enter the Unknown with Midnite Hellion or be a grammar Nazi and autocorrect their name right now?  Read on!

What kind of band do we have with Midnite Hellion?  Is it a retro band?  Is it a talented band?  Is it a band on the verge of something special?  Well the answers to these questions are a traditional metal band that has good solid talent that with a little more time and experience could be a band that makes a name for themselves.

Midnite Hellion is at its core a New Wave of British Heavy Metal Band which, with bands like Holy Grail, White Wizzard, Enforcer and Skullfist and some others seem to be making some sort of comeback.

Midnight Hellion’s sound has catchy melodies, the old school sound but with a bit of modern touches in their production and a vocalist that goes between midrange growls to trying to hit the high end notes.  You have two guitarists that you will hear compliment off each other at times and songs that talk about supernatural and horror elements that some of those old NWOBHM bands would sing about.

I think Midnite Hellion have the core ingredients to maybe get them signed to a label with a few caveats.  The first is the vocalist.   The first song on the EP is 1903.   In nearly the whole song he seems to be trying to sing out of his range and it really took me out of the song.  However, the other 3 songs on the Ep he reverts to a more mid-range growl vocal style which I thought sounded amazing and helped the songs really hit and I thought he complimented  the songs really well when he did this.  He would also revert back to trying to sing high like the old NWOBHM bands would, like Praying Mantis, and it just did not work.  I’m not saying this to bash the singer anyway.

Being a singer is tough, and he may mature into singing in the high range more effectively as time goes on and I can even see where such a style would sound good in the song if implemented properly.  Can anyone remember what James Hetfield sounded like on those first Metallica albums?  Yeah.  So anything is possible.

As of right now though, I think when he sang in the mid range areas the songs were so much stronger and he reminded me a bit of Armored Saint’s John Bush.  If he can get the high range vocals down then we might have a force to reckon with here.

The only other thing is I wish the songs had a bit more “PUNCH” to their sound but overall we have good song compositions and I think with a little more time Midnite Hellion can mature and find a niche for themselves.  Which I hope they do.  I’m really interested to see what a few more years together can produce from these guys as I think they can break through and get a deal.

Keep it rocking guys.

Bands Official Homepage:

http://www.midnitehellion.com/index.html

Listen to the songs here:

http://www.midnitehellion.com/music1.html