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Return of the Killer Care Staff – The ‘Nurse 3D’ Trailer Arrives

Nurse 3D is a film that has been on a bit of a slow burn since it was completed over 2 years ago. For whatever reason Lionsgate felt the need to hold this back, maybe they wondered how the hell they were going to market this type of movie. This is a fair point because it is not your typical horror flick, feeling more like the slew of crazy female stalker movies from the ’90s, with echoes of Fatal Attraction and Single White Female.


They have finally decided now is the right time for us to see some killer nurse action, and ‘the killer nurse movie’ is certainly not a new concept. They have been a staple of the horror genre on and off for years in the low-budget arena of film making. Quentin Tarantino was obviously influenced by the sub-genre, as is evidenced by Kill Bill.

The official synopsis:

[quote]Paz de la Huerta (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) turns up the body heat in this wickedly entertaining story of a fatal attraction. By day, nurse Abby Russell (de la Huerta) lovingly attends to the patients at All Saints Memorial Hospital; by night, Abby prowls nightclubs, luring unfaithful men into dangerous liaisons. After Danni, a young, sensitive nurse, joins the hospital staff, Abby pursues her friendship. But when the friendship turns to obsession, Danni spurns Abby, unleashing Abby’s fury and a rampage of terror[/quote]

And the trailer…

Paz de la Huerta (Boardwalk Empire) as Abby Russell certainly has an alluring quality to her. Something seems off with her whenever she glances at a character, it’s a surprise they don’t figure out sooner that she is absolutely bonkers. She certainly seems engaging and though personally, I do not feel drawn to her strange charms, there is definitely something about her which drags you in. I am still not sure if this is an amazing piece of acting or if she is just crazy. Having missed Boardwalk Empire it is hard to know either way. Katrina Bowden (30 Rock, Dale and Tucker vs Evil) as Danni seems to play the role of the confused new comer well enough, and her tumble into this new and weird world grabs your attention for long enough to be interested in what will happen to her. The notion of Abby maybe being an escaped loony seems a tad cliché and unnecessary to be honest, but this may be a throwaway line without too much relevance to the movies outcome. Judd Nelson pops up for 2 seconds with one hum-dinger of a mustache which if nothing else should be a joy to behold.

Judd Nelson! Nurse 3D

The use of 3D actually does not gel well in the trailer, taking away from the tone they had built up, turning it from erotic horror to generic jump bait. There are certainly elements of interest here, with plenty of brief shots of syringe action which sometimes gave this film a feel of Audition by Takashi Miike. The use of sex and death seem to have a foreign film feel to it with elements of films like Nekromantik and Dario Argento’s movies slipping in there (the scene in the morgue with the bone saw seems like it could mix elements of both of these movies). But for tone and even content this felt a little like American Mary, the 2012 film about underground surgery.

nurse 3d poster 2

The general feeling after watching this is that the dark mix of horror and sexuality will be a good thing.  The film is set to release sometime in 2014. This may be one to keep your eye on in the near future.

Grizzly’s Casting Couch: ‘X-Force’

With the recently rumored X-Force film in development with Fox, speculation has begun over the possible members of the team and of course, who would be playing said mutants. Obviously there are no characters confirmed at this early stage of development, but recent tidbits from director Jeff Wadlow and Fox’s Cinematic Universe Consultant Mark Millar concerning the construction of the team and its members have opened the door for a unique team of X-Force to tackle Hollywood with.

The Setup: X-Force, a team of mutants led by the mysterious time traveler known as Cable, takes on missions that threaten the future of mutantkind. Their latest mission is to find a missing group of New Mutants who will potentially be important to the X-Men in the future.  X-Force discovers that the kids have been kidnapped by Mr. Sinister, a mad mutant geneticist, who is served by the deadly mutant killers known as the Marauders. Awesome action ensues, the X-Force team grows as New Mutants join up, and a future trilogy is hinted at, with Cable’s long time foe Apocalypse as the overall villain.

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Trailer Roundup: Piranha 3DD, Neighborhood Watch, Frankenweenie and More!

Piranha 3DD

Having awoken from their spring break extravaganza at Lake Victoria, the swarm heads upstream where they look to make a meal out of Big Wet, a local water park where when it comes to fun, nobody does it wetter! Thought they came to get wet, get loaded and get some, the staff and patrons get more than they bargained for when they must face the fiercest, most bloodthirsty piranhas yet.

Stars: 3D Boobs. Oh, and Danielle Panabaker, Chris Zylka, Katrina Bowden, Allison Mack, Ving Rhames, David Koechner, David Hasslehoff

Release Date: TBA 2012

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‘In Case You Missed It’ Review – Tucker & Dale vs Evil

This is perfect for the ‘In Case You Missed It’ moniker, because smart money says – you did. It played hardly anywhere and was slid threw completely under the radar. This movie is currently touting a 7.6 on IMDb, and a staggering 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Heres the trailer…

So a lot of people are comparing this movie to stuff like Shaun of the Dead. And while I don’t think it’s as good as Shaun of the Dead, I can see the reasoning behind the comparison. I think however, it’s more like Club Dread (a movie I was apparently alone in liking), or what Scary Movie should’ve been like.

It starts of with Tucker (Alan TudykFirefly, Dodgeball) and Dale (Tyler LabineReaper, Sons of Tucson) driving to go see the new ‘Vacation Home’ Tucker bought, ultra excited to finally be living the good life. In classic horror movie fashion they encounter some borderline, mildly retarded college kids. A group whose makeup reminded me quite a bit of Cabin Fever.

Except in this case our protagonists aren’t the intrepid students, but the hillbillys instead. The table is set when the kids almost hit them on the road, and they catch up looking as creepy as possible. Nothing says ‘Class’ like a shirtless redneck driving around drinking.

The first real encounter between the groups however is at the gas station. And it’s priceless. Dale sees and instantly falls for one of the girls – Allison (Katrina Bowden – 30 Rock, Piranha 3DD). Tucker and Dale though, look like nothing more than crazed hill people to the kids, and this first meeting doesn’t go so well for the kind intentioned Dale. Tucker convinces his friend that he needs to be more confident, and just go talk to the girl. When Dale tries to make small talk with the beauty though, he isn’t meet by open minds.


Perhaps it’s the sickle (or scythe if your picky)…

Needless to say, Dale fails to garner Allison’s digits and both parties go their own ways. After this Tucker delivers a beautifully heart-felt speech about how good a guy Dale is, and that the girl doesn’t deserve him anyway.

They pull up to their new ‘Vacation Spot’ and though it looks more like a ‘project’ than a ‘move right in’ situation, they’re thrilled. So while our beloved hillbillys are sorting though the cabin, the students have made campfire and are sharing scary stories. What appears to be the lead Frat Boy – Chad (Jesse Moss – Final Destination 3, Double Dragon), tells the others about a series of murders that took place in those very woods some 20 years earlier. The murders were perpetrated by a group of hillbillys. This of course feeds into the imaginations of our young dumb campers, including The Killing star Brandon Jay McLaren.

The scary story campfire is immediately (of course) followed by some skinny dipping! This is when things really start to get moving. Dale and Tucker are out for a peacefully moonlit fishing trip when the skinny dippers show up and noisily leap into the water. Allison however sees the fishermen and, startled, falls into the water and hits her head.

Dale quickly dives in to save her. As he they pull her out of the water, her friends see it from a far and misunderstand the situation. Assuming the hillbillys have ‘captured’ her, the kids pretty much declare war on Tucker and Dale.

From here it’s a non-stop Death-fest with Frat Boys dying left and right, at their own hands that is. From spears to guns to wood chippers, it’s an all you can kill (yourself) bonanza.

As the college kids continue to drop, it becomes more and more clear that Chad is a bit unhinged. It turns out that it was his family that was involved in the hillbilly killings all those years earlier. His mother was raped and he is in fact half-hillbilly. He turns evil and decides to kill everyone. Then like something out of an episode Adam West’s Batman, Chad takes Allison and ties her to a logging buzz saw. Classic villainy.

I don’t want to spoil anymore of the movie, so I’ll leave it there. Personally, if I were Eli Craig (the Director) I’d be pretty pissed. With the amount of garbage that comes out now, here is an immensely enjoyable movie and its taken over a year to get a release.  Good cast and great execution. If you can find it, watch it. 3.5/5 Bears.

Hasslehoff + Piranha + 3D = OMFG

If there was anything that could put Piranha 3DD over the top for best worst movie ever, it would be this bit of news from IGN:

Hasselhoff David Hasselhoff has been cast in the latest water-terror film, Piranha 3DDDimension Films has announced.

The action star/recording artist/author/pop-culture phenomenon joins a cast that already includes Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer, Gary Busey, Katrina Bowden, Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka and David Koechner.

Piranha 3DD is set at a water park that becomes infested with the infamous flesh-eating fish. We don’t yet know what role The Hoff will play, but the film is set for release on November 23.

Man, I can’t wait to see who Hasselhoff plays in this movie. Perhaps an exterminator who specializes in destroying prehistoric piranha? Maybe a water park mogul? Hell I’d even be satisfied with a singer who is adored by the people of Germany at this point. Maybe we’ll even get to see him in a scene where he’s drunk and mowing down a big ol’ fish sandwich. 

Either way, if that didn’t make you want to see this piece of cinematic art in the theater on day 1, then you are not a human and have no soul to speak of. However the picture below will most likely suck the living soul out of your body into the disgusting black hole that is the Hoff’s man thong.

Piranha 3DD!

Piranha 3D was a decent horror flick. (More like a comedy for me) It must have had a good budget because the special effects weren’t too bad and they had quite a few recognizable faces in it. You would probably call actors like Elizabeth Shue, Ving Rhames, Richard Dreyfuss and Jerry O’Connell washed up actors but they are recognizable faces nonetheless. I can’t bring myself to put Christopher Lloyd in that same category because of my love for Back to the Future. According to Yahoo!, Lloyd, Rhames and ‘The League‘ star Paul Scheer will all be returning for the sequel.

So the next Pirhana flick will be called Piranha 3DD, and I really have no f–king idea what the extra D is for. A funny play on words perhaps, (the third piranha movie will be 3DDD?) or maybe a lot of the chicks in it will be sporting double D’s? I’m not sure. But maybe, just maybe the extra stands for: Gary Busey? I know that makes no sense but regardless he will be in Piranha 3DD.

Gary Busey as you may know is f–kin’ nuts. The Gary Busey Show was the last thing I saw him in and I couldn’t figure out if he needed to go into rehab or desperately needed a lobotomy. The show sucked and I hear now you can see his crazy ass on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice. I’m glad Busey will be in this newest fish-fest because he will make it that much more hilarious. Speaking of hilarity, one of my favorite funny guys will be in the movie as well. David Koechner will be joining the Busey in combating (I hope) crazy hyper evolved piranhas. I don’t know what it is about Koechner but every time I see him in a movie I laugh instantly upon seeing him. I laugh even harder after the character he is playing speaks, the man just has a natural talent for it.

Also joining the 3D fray will be 30 Rock actress Katrina Bowden, who plays Cerie on the show. No word on if she was will play a level headed female lead character or one of the many beautiful party girls that become fish food like in the first Piranha.

After this installment I would imagine the franchise will move to the straight to DVD realm, unless Piranha 3DD somehow manages to churn up as much money as it’s predecessor.

Sadly there will be no more of her in the sequel