Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Upcoming Cold-Themed Horror Movies

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.

“Cold Skin”

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...

“The Pack”

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!


  1. I am so excited they are making a sequel to the thing!!!! Thank you for letting me know. I'll be counting down the days.

  2. Jessica;
    Yeah, I'm going to be all over that one. I can't wait! I always wanted to know about the Norwegian team at the beginning of the movie. I'll be updating on here when it comes to release with the trailer.

  3. Did you see Orphan? It had some chills. Looking forward to The Thing.

  4. Becca;
    No, I haven't. Will definitely check it out.

  5. They sound good to me. The summer usually doesn't have much on the tube to watch and it is soooo frickin' hot to go outside. I just may have to sit with a tall glass of iced tea or coffee, put on a DVD and watch movies I haven't seen yet. That will include horror flicks. This will also be a great time to do research on haunted places.

  6. Hey Julie;
    I'm totally with you on that. I like to blacken the house on my day off and turn the air-conditioner down and light a few candles and watch cool-weather looking horror movies. Hell, I've been known to dump ice blocks in the pool and swim around while hugging a block. Yeah, really, I did! (took it down 1-whole degree in temperature) hee hee

  7. BTW, I like the picture. It works well with the color you have chosen. Also, two more sexy vampires are Eric and Bill on True Blood. They are hot little suckers.

  8. You know, I tried to watch True Blood one time cause someone recommended it, but I really really hated it. Maybe it takes a bunch of watches to get it. I didn't like the tongue-in-cheek, didn't work for me. But, if there's hot vamp's in it, I'm going back again to re-check it out. I do love the boys! Thanks about the new look of the blog. I dinked around with it like mad to get the palette I wanted that was kind of autumnal and simple. It suits me and my style, but I think it needs a couple tiny things to punch it up. I have a zillion pic's I can put at the top of the page and since I have a new mood all the time, I can switch them around. It's fun--like redecorating all the time.

  9. Here's one I am looking forward to checking out.
    The Last Exorcism (2010) Movie Trailer HD
    I am also looking forward to The Thing.

  10. It can be cheesy at times but I am totally hooked on the show. They will be introducing a werewolf this coming season and he looks hot, from the previews I have seen.

  11. Max;
    I will have to check that out.

    A hot werewolf--I like that much better than vampires--gotta see that!

  12. Cold Skin is an excellent book, Autumnforest. You should give it a read if you have an opportunity.

  13. Chris;
    Thanks! I have it on my list with a couple others. When I'm writing fiction, I avoid reading it cause it will pollute my style, but damn--I can't wait until I submit my novella and can get caught up on my reads! I'm looking forward to the movie too.