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Movie Review: I Sell The Dead

I Sell The Dead

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Written and Directed By: Glenn McQuaid

Starring: Dominic Monaghan, Ron Perlman, Larry Fessenden


19th century justice has finally caught up to grave robbers Arthur Blake (Dominic Monaghan) and Willie Grimes (Larry Fessenden). With the specter of the guillotine looming over him, young Blake confides in visiting clergyman Father Duffy (Ron Perlman), recounting fifteen years of adventure in the resurrection trade. His tale leads from humble beginnings as a young boy stealing trinkets from corpses, to a partnership with seasoned ghoul Willie Grimes as they hunt creatures unwilling to accept their place in the ground. The colorful and peculiar history of Grimes and Blake is one filled with adventure, horror, and vicious rivalries that threaten to put all involved in the very graves they’re trying to pilfer.


The Horror/Comedy is a tough sell.  Most of the time, they end up stupid and unmemorable.  Occasionally a few gems appear such as Gremlins, Arachnophobia, and most recently Zombieland.  Arriving straight to DVD, though is another Comedic take on Horror with a Gothic twist, Glenn McQuaid‘s criminally underseen I Sell The Dead starring Dominic Monaghan.  With a clever balance of the comedic and macabre, strong acting, believable sets and costumes, and brilliant cinematography, I Sell The Dead is a gem worthy to be discovered.

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Movie Review: The Last Winter


The Last Winter

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Directed By: Larry Fessenden

Starring: Ron Perlman, James LeGros, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford

Plot Synopsis:

Ron Perlman stars as Ed Pollack, an oil company employee who arrives in Alaska. He’s eager to take some of the tundra’s oil bounty, but the rising temperatures have an environmental scientist (James LeGros) worried about the irreparable damage they could do to the Alaskan wilderness. Soon things start to go wrong at their camp, and one of their one dies mysteriously. Whether it’s cabin fever, poisonous gas, or supernatural forces, something is threatening the camp and the people who live there. (


The Last Winter is a slow burn, claustrophobic thriller set in the remote Alaskan wilderness.  It’s not a thrill-a-minute story, but one that unfolds in a logical yet unsettling way.  What makes The Last Winter work is not necessarily the effects or scares.  The character development is strong and the film makers rely on our relationship with the characters to build the story’s main tension.  Not many horror movies these days trust their audiences enough and burn through plot to get to the scares.  The Last Winter is a genuinly creepy tale, but is no crap-your-pants frightfest.

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Thomas Jane Directs a 3D Noir Film


Thomas Jane (The Mist, Mutant Chronicles) is set to make film history with his directorial debut being the first ever 3-D Film Noir with his yet-to-be-released Dark Country.

From Quiet Earth:

Starring the incomparable Ron Perlman and Lauren German, Tom Jane has promised that Dark Country will “remain true to the stylistic choices of film noir, while delivering an immersive reality and visceral experience that only the next generation of 3D cinematography could provide.”

Plot Synopsis:

A couple en route from Las Vegas are forced to deal with a body out in the desert making their honeymoon one hellish ride.

I love Thomas Jane as an actor and am really looking forward to what he can bring to the table as a director.  Check out the extremely stylish stills after the jump.

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Thomas Jane and Ron Perlman vs Sci Fi Mutants!

Check out the first 5 minutes of Mutant Chronicles brought to us by Hulu.


In the year 2707, war rages between earth’s four giant corporations as they battle over the planet’s dwindling resources. In an era marked by warfare and social regression, the earth is on the verge of ruin, destruction is everywhere; battles explode on every ravaged continent. Amidst heavy combat, an errant shell shatters an ancient buried seal releasing a horrific mutant army from its eternal prison deep within the earth. As the mutant scourge threatens human extinction, a single squad of soldiers descends into the earth to fulfill the ages-old prophesy of the Mutant Chronicles and save mankind.

Loosely based on the RPG by the same name, Mutant Chronicles is directed by Simon Hunter and written by Philip Eisner with an ensemble cast including Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, Devon Aoki, Sean Pertwee, Benno Fürmann, Anna Walton, Tom Wu, Steve Toussaint, Luis Echegaray, and John Malkovich.

You can check out the full flick today on Video On Demand or try and catch it during its limited theatrical run on April 24th, 2009.  Or, just wait until the DVD release.

[Source: Dreadcentral]

See tons of photos and a few posters after the jump!

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Geekgasm! Outlander DVD Specs Announced!


Outlander has been a movie I’ve been looking forward to for some time.  It’s got Spaceships, Monsters and Vikings.  What more could you ask for? Looks like the DVD/Blu-Ray is finally on it’s way after a very limited theatrical run.  Look for it in stores or online May 19, 2009.  I know I’ll be picking it up that day!

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Movie Trailer: Mutant Chronicles

Mutant Chronicles: This movie looks like it has some potential.  Or it could really suck.  I’m holding out for a damn good movie.  What’s not to like here? Mutant Zombie Apocalypse.  Check.  The Future.  Check.  Space Marines.  Check.  Thomas Jane.  Check.  Ron Perlman.  Check.  John Malkovich? Not sure about him.

Viking/Alien flick Outlander Finally has Release Date!

I have been waiting for this movie for a LONG time. Outlander has been in the unfortunate hands of the Weinstein Co. who doesn’t know how to market movies (example: Grindhouse released on Easter?!).

We finally have a release date, January 23rd! I’m hoping this flick is worth the wait. It will definitely quench the thirst for Viking and Alien mayhem.

Plot Synopsis:

Outlander finds Jim Caviezel playing a man named Kainan who crash-lands on earth, pursued by a creature known as the Moorwen. Kainan’s predicament has interrupted the lives of village of vikings and together they must fuse his weaponry with theirs to fight the predator. Sophia Myles, Ron Perlman and John Hurt co-star. Patrick Tatopoulos designed the film’s main beast.

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