DRIVE ANGRY tells the story of a dead man (Nicholas Cage) who breaks out of Hell to save his granddaughter from being sacrificed by the Satanic cult that killed his daughter. Fantastic performances by William Fichtner and Billy Burke, a huge body count, and fresh ideas make this solid grind house fun.
Or should I say “moo-taunts.” MUTANTS is a 2009 French horror movie about a couple trying to make it through a zombie-infested city to a research station where they believe they will find sanctuary. Unfortunately the man becomes infected, and the woman, pregnant with his child, must not only survive the zombies, but fight the man she loves.
Amazing trailer for ZON 261 (Zone 261), a Swedish zombie film coming out in 2012 or 2013. It’s in Swedish and there are no English subtitles, but you’ll get the basic idea easily enough. Apparently somebody yells, “They’re all infected!” Uh, yeah.
Darkstone Entertainment has begun shooting a remake of Ed Wood’s classic PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, which is celebrating it 50th anniversary. The remake, titled PLAN 9, is not intended as camp or parody, but instead realize Ed Wood’s original vision; check out the trailer below. Author Tony Schaab is producing a novelization of the original film to coincide with PLAN 9’s release, and is also putting together an anthology of horror authors to produce short stories revealing how Plans 1 through 8 were tried and failed by the aliens. I was honored to be invited to submit a contribution to this anthology.
This looks interesting … In the upcoming film TAKE SHELTER, a man has visions of the end of the world, and prepares for it by building a tornado shelter, alienating friends and family in the process–a sort of contemporary Noah. Is he crazy, or prophetic?
THE ZOMBIE DIARIES 2 looks like a fun zombie film set in the UK. The trailer has a lot of elements I like: scary zombies, focus on the apocalypse, not the post apocalypse, soldiers as main characters instead of cannon fodder or stock villains, and a cinema verite approach that is realistic but without being overbearing. It will be available on DVD June 27, 2011. Catch the trailer below.