Saturday, June 22, 2013


Iconic actor Robert Z'Dar set to appear in slasher throwback Easter Sunday
Currently in production in Virginia, raising funds on Kickstarter

It seems every holiday was used as the backdrop for an '80s slasher movie - with the exception of Easter... until now!

Northgate Pictures is currently in production in Virginia on Easter Sunday. The gritty throwback to the golden era of slasher films is based on an urban legend about an axe-wielding killer who wears a rabbit costume.

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched in order to raise the funds necessary to complete the film. Although the $2,000 goal has already been exceeded, the filmmakers are still accepting support in order to create the best movie possible. Supporters can donate anywhere from $1 to $275, with rewards including producer credits, roles in the film, screen-used props, artwork, memorabilia, autographs and more.

Easter Sunday is written and directed by Jeremy Morehead, an exciting new filmmaker with a lifelong passion for horror. Genre fans will recognize iconic actor Robert Z'Dar (Maniac Cop, Tango & Cash) as the film's Sheriff Arkin and indie regular Edward X. Young (Mr. Hush, Sea of Dust) as demonologist Angus Bradley. The cast also includes Jeremy Morehead, Valerie Foos, Jon McCoy, Anne Morehead, Travis Morton and Jason Delgado.

Easter Sunday aims to return to the slasher genre's roots by relying on tension, suspense, camerawork, character development and black humor, rather than quick editing and jump scares. "I feel like a lot of horror films being released these days don't have the heart and soul that the genre films from the '80s had," explains Morehead. "Our goal is to create a film that pays homage to all the films that made us horror fanatics."

It's been 24 years since the deranged serial killer Douglas Fisher was executed by police on Easter night. This year, a group of hard partying teenagers not only raise some hell, but literally raise the dead! The teens accidentally conjure the spirit of Douglas Fisher... aka the bunny masked killer. These teens have until midnight on Easter to stop the evil bunny slasher, or he will tear their town and everyone in it into pieces. There will be no candy in your Easter basket, just the limbs and body parts of your family and friends.
Watch the Easter Sunday teaser trailer at

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The 'New" Texas Chainsaw Massacre
review by Deyandra Williams
On January 6, 2013, Leatherface lost his balls. Yep, I said it. I don't know what the 'vision' of Director John Lussenhop was, but it wasn't to stay true to the original story or to add anything new and vibrant to it. The plot is as follows: Shortly after the heroine and last surviving member escapes Leatherface and his family, the sheriff shows up to ask for the surrender of Leatherface.
After some thought, the family decides it is best to give him up. That's when the redneck mob shows up to exact some country justice. The family is burned alive, all except one.
Years later, it is revealed that the sole survivor of the clan is alive and well, having been kidnapped and raised by one of the members of the mob. Heather Miller (Alexandria Daddario) gives a great performance in this incredibly bad re-imagining as the cousin of Leatherface. After getting word of an inheritance of a huge mansion by a long lost grandmother, she and her friends, Ryan, Nikki, and Kenny, go off on a road trip to see what granny has given her.
Along the way, they pick up a hitchhiker, Darryl, and proceeds to the mansion. Although Heather has been given a very important note to read from her benefactor, she neglects to read it. So what ensues is the killing of Heathers' friends, and the discovery of what happened to Heathers' family long ago.
Okay, still with me? Sounds like a solid movie right? Right?
I thought so too, until I SAW the film.
First of all, Trey Songz is the main characters' boyfriend. I don't know about you, but putting a novice in a central role is well, dumb.  Secondly, when the movie picks up from the original, there are a few, well, discrepancies......
At then end of the final movie, the people that were in the house were Leatherface, the mother, the brother who was the Sheriff, the brother with the metal plate in his head, and the grandfather. That's IT. But apparently consistency wasn't a concern for the director or writer.
The movie picks up with at least ten people in the house with no sign of ANY of the original characters, and the Sheriff is NOT the brother. Then as the house is burning, a woman and a child, the aforementioned Heather, is in the garage. Where did she come from? The same black hole the other 'family' members did.
Then there is the chase scene through the carnival. A friggin' carnival.....
And Finally, there are the scenes that are so horrible, so gut-wrenching for me: Heather has been chained by some townsfolk and is in danger of being killed. Leatherface finds her while the two men are distracted and is about to kill her when he 'discovers' a mark of the family crest on her chest. He then frees her. That's right, he FREES her. WTF???? Leatherface has a soft side? Well I'll be a monkey's uncle.
Then after she hears him being beaten by the men who captured her, she goes back, grabs the chainsaw, and while throwing it to Leatherface, yells, 'Do your thing, cuz!" It's at this point in the movie that I was about to get up and leave, but I made a promise to you all to suffer through garbage like this so hopefully you don't have to.
Anyway, the last scene that almost brought me to tears: after all the murders and such, Leatherface and Heather go home where she reads her grandmother's letter stating that in keeping her inheritance, she is resigning herself to be the caretaker of Leatherface from now on. Yep, Leatherface is now a.......PET.
This wasn't the worst of all the Massacre movies, but this was a huge letdown. Leatherface should never be re-imagined as a watered down version of himself. He doesn't care if he's liked, he's Leatherface! What's next, Michael Myers finds out he has a kid? Decides to go home to raise him?
Nonsense.....pure drivel for the masses. This is not a film for true blue horror fans.