Monthly Archives: December 2013

Spreading Christmas Ch…FEAR!

So we thought of doing a little list of horror set at Christmas… but, that is so boring and overdone… so instead we are going to tell you what we are watching and looking forward to this Christmas…

Tradition: Treevenge

This is a tradition, for approx 4 years now, we have watched this short film EVERY Christmas. If you do nothing else on this list, just check it out… you won’t be disappointed. (not for the faint hearted.. hehehe)

Watching: Black Christmas

Okay, so this is probably the epitome of Christmas horror.

It is arguably, the first slasher film, and it definitely set off the whole sorority girl massacre idea anyway. Except this doesn’t include stupid girls running around half naked, instead featuring intelligent college girls (according to the movies, they don’t exist anymore, at least not within sororities… hmm!?) and tackling a lot of real issues around sexism.

In our humble opinion, the film is actually the most frightening horror film we have ever witnessed. It sends shivers down your spine, even for a hard core horror buff. If you are looking for a real scare, sit down with a cup of hot chocolate, a nice warm fire and this is the perfect fright to snuggle up with a loved one in front of for a truly chilling watch this Christmas!

Listening to: She&Him/Steel Panther

She&Him – Baby It’s Cold Outside

If you didn’t know, Zooey Deschanel sings… and the videos for She&Him, her little duet/band? are brilliant… definitely channeling a psycho/slasher vibe here!

Yeah, we are also listening to Steel Panther, because there is a Steel Panther song for EVERY OCCASION… so if you like your mince pies mixed with a little metal, this one’s for you:

Can’t Wait For: Tusk

Okay, so we don’t know when this is gonna happen, but… Kevin Smith is currently plotting a horror film… we are super excited!

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Or give this a read

TV: Penny Dreadful

A teaser trailer has been released for the up and coming tv-series, Penny Dreadful, created by US channel, Showtime with Sky Atlantic co-producing.

The show will star Josh Hartnett and Eva Green and is from the mind of John Logan – you will know him from writing Skyfall, The Aviator and Star Trek:Nemesis to name but a few. American Beauty‘s Sam Mendes will also be serving as co-producer. So, with such great minds behind it, what is it going to be about?

Taken from the name of cheap, serial fiction magazines – think comic books of the 1800’s, the show will entwine the tales of all of our favourite classic literary horror characters including Dracula, Dr Frankenstein and Dorian Gray into a realistic (albeit supernatural) setting of Victorian London… Sound interesting? We think so.

Eva’s character is, according to well-trusted internet encyclopaedia, wikipedia, “a force to be reckoned with”… Ohhh, I say! Here she is in action:

Hits the small screen next year… will you be watching?