It's been a while since we've had any news surrounding Mark Pavia's upcoming Christmas slasher flick, Sick Nick, but we're happy to report the project appears to be moving forward steadily.
Horror fans, how many times have you been sitting in a theater watching yet another slasher flick and thought to yourself, “Wow, I totally could have come up with something better than that!”? Well, here’s your chance to be part of horror movie history.
At the risk of sounding like an old codger, they just don't make slasher movies like they used to. For whatever reason, most modern filmmakers don't seem to understand what made the slashers of the early 80s work so well, and the upcoming Spirit Camp appears to be no exception. Whenever I see words like "throwback" kicking around the plot description, I'm extra skeptical as it's typically another way of saying "we made a really forced and silly comedy". Will this one prove me wrong?
One film we've been hearing about for quite a while now is Texas-based filmmaker Stacy Davidson's Sweatshop, and in advance of its two market screenings at Cannes 2010's Le Marché du Film, the producers have released an online international trailer and some striking foreign sales art that accentuates the film's darker aspects.
Reviewed by The Foywonder Starring Andrew St. John, Kira Verrastro, James Immekus, Jennifer Freeman, Jonathan Breck, Jennifer Tilly, Judd Nelson Directed by Bryce Olson You got to love the marketing department at MTI Video for the bold proclamation they stuck on that back of the DVD:
For me, one of the best horror films of the 90s is The Night Flier. The Stephen King adaptation is a terrifically eerie little horror film boasting some fantastic atmosphere and performances, and I've always felt its success is largely due to Mark Pavia's skilled direction. For a while it looked like Pavia was never going to deliver a sophomore effort, but we're happy to announce that day is finally here!
Who says there's no Santa? Certainly not slasher fans in Austin, Chicago, and Los Angeles, who are being given a special treat this holiday season: 35mm theatrical screenings of Christmas Evil!