There’s something a little more unsettling when a horror film is inspired by real events. Whether it starts out by spouting its based on a true story or recounts the lives of those caught in the cross-fire of crime or terror, we’ve collected a series of films that draw ever so slightly from the real world.
Buying presents for friends and family at Christmas time can be tricky. Each person wants something unique and it can be tricky to get just the right gift. This can be even harder when your pal is a diehard horror nut. But don’t worry, Grizzly Bomb has you covered with this selection of collectible releases.
There are some old favorites here as well as some new sellers. Though not all of them are festive based, they are sure to bring a smile to any horror fan on Christmas day.
Celeste (Eva Longoria) enlists the help of three redneck brothers to retrieve her son from Billy Bob Thornton. They successfully complete the mission, but then have Thornton’s assembly of hot miscreants seek revenge for him.
If mayhem, gunfire, and scantily clad women are what you desire, The Baytown Outlaws looks to have everything you need.
Director: Barry Battles
Stars: Zoe Bell, Paul Wesley, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Natalie Martinez, Billy Bob Thornton, Eva Longoria, Daniel Cudmore, and Agnes Bruckner.
Release Date: March 19, 2013 to Blu-ray
In the world of horror movies, there are certain sounds that carry a somewhat iconic symbolism; the theme song from John Carpenter’s Halloween, the background noise of the shower seen in Psycho, and good ole’ Tommy “Leatherface” Hewitt revving up the family chainsaw to hack into somebody.
Recently Screen Junkies showed off the new Texas Chainsaw 3D trailer, which works as a direct sequel to the 1974 original, ignoring the previous 6 films.
This is to be the 4th piece of the series here at Grizzly Bomb. For each feature we will examine an individual genre and the quality of its films produced within a specific decade, like, for example – the 25 Best Action Movies of the 90s, the 25 Best Comedies of the 80s, or The 30 Best Sci-Fi Movies from 2000-2009. These lists will be compiled from a point system determined by votes from each member of the staff. It’s very scientific. We use Excel. So here it is…
*31. Grizzly (1976) Bonus!
30. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
29. Horror Express (1972)
28. Scars of Dracula (1972)
27. Legend of Hell House (1973)
26. Magic (1978)
25. Asylum (1972)
24. The Omega Man (1971)
23. Zombie (1979)
22. Suspiria (1977)
21. Theater of Blood (1973)
20. Willard (1971)
19. Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)
18. Don’t Look Now (1973)
17. Black Christmas (1974)
16. Martin (1977)
15. Eraserhead (1977)
14. Shivers (1975)
13. Last House on the Left (1972)
12. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
11. The Omen (1976)
Aside from college football, playoff baseball, and hunting season, one of the many rewards I benefit from in the month of October is that it also seems to be the unofficial horror movie month. There’s something about taking two hours out of your day, to completely detach yourself from the real world, and scare the shit out of your girlfriend, that I continuously get enjoyment out of. One of my favorite horror movies of all time, and the one that I have decided to write my first horror movie review on is, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”
There’s been a lot of Texas Chainsaw news lately, and in the tradition of hotties wearing tight jeans and white tanktops, Alexandra Daddario will be the female lead in the new 3D installment of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. If you’re confused as to who Daddario is, then look no further than Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, where she had her first big role as ‘Annabeth Chase’. It’s not her fault that the Percy Jackson movie sucked, because she performed exceptionally in it. I think ‘Grover the Satyr’ was like the ‘Jar Jar Binks’ of that franchise.
At this point a lot of us may be feeling burned out on horror movies. They’ve either been rebooted already by example of Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and Halloween. And a few have already been given a couple sequels to those reboots. One in particular, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has two installments thus far since being rebooted in 2003, one of them being the terrible waste of time and material TCM: The Beginning. I would have walked out of that snoozer if I hadn’t paid $8.50 for it. Now starting in June, the cameras will start rolling on the newest TCM in 3D. Honestly, comment below on how surprised you are about this movie being 3D.
This movie however, seems to be a sequel to the 1973 original and picking up where it left off according to producer Carl Mazzocone at an article up at IGN:
Said Paseornek of the project, “This is a franchise with such enduring opportunity, and Nu Image is the perfect partner with which to realize that opportunity.” Adds Constantine, “We have had much success in working with Nu Image to revitalize existing genres or characters – from The Expendables, which was our highest grossing film ever, to this Summer’s Conan The Barbarian 3D. We’re thrilled that Carl Mazzocone has chosen us to help him carry out his vision for this great property. It feels very much like home to be again collaborating with Mark Burg after all of our shared successes with the Saw films.”
“I’m excited to re-conceive this iconic horror classic in a contemporary setting for a new generation of horror fans to enjoy,” said producer Mazzocone. “Our story picks up where the original left off. Both John Luessenhop and I intend to deliver a new chapter derived from Tobe Hooper’s 1973 masterpiece with the goal of making it as horrifying as the original — in 3D!”
Man I hope this doesn’t mean that they all ignoring everything that happened in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, because that movie was sooooo brilliant. Check out some clips below starring an excellent Matthew McConaughey:
If you haven’t figured it out, I was kidding. That movie was a bonafide piece o’ shit. Seriously, they had Leatherface running around dressed like a woman! Epic fail! So I’m not sure what to expect from the newest bout of Chainsaw killing fun, but I hope it creeps the hell out of me like the 2003 remake did. Anyone have any thoughts or even care that another is coming our way? Comment below about it, or how much you loved those McConaughey clips!
We now have a release date for our next 3D horror crap fest. Check it out below from IGN:
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D is set to open in cinemas on 5 October, 2012.
Speaking back in May when the project was originally announced, producer Carl Mazzocone said, “I’m excited to reconceive this iconic horror classic in a contemporary setting for a new generation of horror fans to enjoy.
“Both John Luessenhop and I intend to deliver a new chapter derived from Tobe Hooper’s 1973 masterpiece with the goal of making it as horrifying as the original, in 3D.”
Directed by John Lussenhop, the film will open three weeks before Halloween 3D is scheduled for release (October 26).
By no means do I hope the movie is a crap fest, I’m all for horror movies; even the remakes. I’m just a little sick of the 3D as I’m sure many people are. It just doesn’t work for me in 3D. It didn’t work for Friday the 13th 3D way back when and it won’t now. I’m just excited for two horror icons having movies out in the same month next year! Let’s get that Elm Street sequel that same October too and we’ll see who’s the better killer! (Box office wise anyways.)