Yeah, you’re wondering, why cold themes? We’re hitting June time here in AZ and that means triple-digit temperatures every day. What does one do in such a situation? Play movies like “Storm of the Century” and “30 Days of Night” and “Wind Chill” to dream of better times. I also start looking for other cold-themed movies coming up cause all year round I like to bundle up and watch them from beneath blankets (In the summertime that means nonstop air-conditioning for the typical 90 minutes of DVD watching). I also think that horror movies should generally occur in fall and winter; it’s just bleaker and more desolate, which is another reason I think desert settings for horror are great too. When things can’t live in the environment, it seems even harder to survive...
“The Thing” (Prequel)
To be released in 2011, “The Thing” is a movie prequel to the 1982 version by John Carpenter starring yummy Kurt Russell. I’m excited about this for several reasons. One is that they gave us a prequel which is what I’ve wanted all along and two because it’s being made by a Scandinavian director with many Scandinavian actors which should make it quite authentic to the premise: “At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. While Dr. Halvorson keeps to his research, Kate partners with Sam Carter, a helicopter pilot, to pursue the alien life form.”
To be released in 2010. On the edge of the Antarctic Circle, a ship approaches a desolate island far from all shipping lanes. On board is a young man, on his way to assume the post of weather observer, to live in solitude at the end of the earth. But on shore he finds no trace of the man whom he has been sent to replace, just a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name. Then the night falls, and the young man will soon realize that with each night comes an army of humanoid killer amphibians...
French movie awaiting release. In the middle of a snowy no man's land, Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant , and when Max doesn't come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped by the bartender, La Spack, who turns out to be Max's mother and needs to feed her kids, 'The pack', a bunch of blood lusting ghouls. Charlotte now faces a terrifying reality: these ghouls are already dead... and hungry. Alone and in the middle of nowhere, she quickly realizes... she's next on the menu!