Here, I have curated a few fab posts which I thought worthy of sharing here. I might do this weekly from now on. 🙂
Read on for movie and gaming news from the darker genres.
From over at BritFlicks, on a post entitled, ‘British Films In UK Cinemas, On Digital, DVD & Blu-Ray March 2019’ I learned that…
BURNING MEN is in UK Cinemas 1st March 2019.
Directed By Jeremy Wooding
Genre: Drama/Road Movie
Synopsis: When young musicians Ray (Ed Hayter) and Don (Aki Omoshaybi) are evicted from their South London squat, they decide to sell their precious vinyl collection and fly to Memphis in search of their destiny. Frustrated by the shortfall in funds, they steal an ‘uber-rare’ Black Metal record at a Camden record fair and head out of town to sell it. As they drive north in their beaten-up Volvo Amazon, picking up hitchhiker Susie (Elinor Crawley) en route, they find themselves stalked by dark forces apparently unleashed by the ‘devil disc’ they have stolen.
Jeremy Wooding talks with Stuart Wright on the BritFlicks Podcast.
Also, THE HOLE IN THE GROUND is in UK & Irish Cinemas 1st March 2019. (Irish Film)
Directed By Lee Cronin
Synopsis: Sarah moves her precocious son Chris to a secluded new home in a rural town, trying to ease his apprehensions as they hope for a fresh start after a difficult past. But after a startling encounter with a mysterious new neighbour, Sarah’s nerves are set on edge.
Chris disappears in the night into the forest behind their house, and Sarah discovers an ominous, gaping sinkhole while searching for him. Though he returns, some disturbing behavioural changes emerge, and Sarah begins to worry that the boy who came back is not her son.
From Eurogamer, in a post entiteld, ‘Lovecraft-inspired detective horror The Sinking City showcases its investigative tools’ I found this,,,
Matt Wales writes:
It’s been a while since we last got a look at Frogwares’ promising Lovecraft-inspired detective adventure, The Sinking City, but here we are now, with a brand-new developer video, offering an overview of the game’s sleuthing mechanics as well as new in-game footage.
In The Sinking City, players are cast as private investigator Charles Reed, who finds himself in Oakmont, Massachusetts – a corner of 1920s America, plagued by a supernatural flood and other, more troubling, cosmic horrors – in search of a means to cure his hellish visions.
As Frogwares has explained before, The Sinking City is very much focussed on challenging players’ investigative impulses and deductive powers, meaning no handholding and no objectives littering the map.”We will never tell you how to approach a quest, where to go, what to look for, who you should accuse”, says the developer in its latest trailer.
From the awesome Bloody Disgusting website, in their post, ‘The Devil’s in the Dance: ‘Climax’ and the Extreme Horror of Gaspar Noé ‘, about an intriguing film called Climax.
Climax, about a multicultural troupe of dancers driven mad by some LSD-spiked punch, was greeted with widespread acclaim at last year’s Cannes Film Festival[…].
What begins as a night of dancing and celebration for a dance troupe gathered at a remote school building mid-winter turns into a hallucinatory nightmare of hellish proportions when they discover their sangria has been spiked with LSD. Noé’s trademarks are all on display, the vivid colors, atypical film credits, and the swirling camera work as it follows the beleaguered dancers in their journeys of torment, by way of continuous long takes.
At the beginning of the film, we see a television framed by books and VHS tapes, all which shaped and inspired Noé throughout his life. Two noticeable VHS tapes are Possession and Suspiria, both which play a major influence in Climax. But the horror in Noe’s film is psychological rather than supernatural. It doesn’t make the events that unfold any less harrowing or horrifying. Climax earned a spot on 2018’s most disturbing moments in horror, but truthfully the entire film could’ve dominated the list. Noé has never been afraid to break major taboos, but he throws caution to the wind and tackles just about every single taboo in his latest. Surprisingly, Climax also is the director’s most accessible film to date.
In another Bloody Disgusting post, John Squires says of ‘creepy kid horror’ BrightBurn:
Creepy Kid Horror Meets ‘Man of Steel’ in New Trailer for James Gunn-Produced ‘BrightBurn’. […] Not long before all hell broke loose and he was fired by Disney/Marvel, James Gunn (Slither, Guardians of the Galaxy) had been hyping up a new horror project he was producing, which was shrouded in secrecy. We later learned that the film was titled BrightBurn, directed by David Yarovesky (The Hive). […] Elizabeth Banks stars in BrightBurn, which looks to be a super-villain origin story that takes the core concept of Superman and flips it. In the film, a young boy not of this world is taken in by human parents who believe him to be special. But not all who wear capes are heroes.BrightBurn is set to arrive in theaters on May 24, 2019.
I dunno about you, but I’m pretty excited by the movies. And although I’m no gamer, The Sinking City could tempt me.