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Kickstarting Horror: Sky Sharks

You may remember our earlier post with teaser images for the upcoming film Sky Sharks. Well? An official teaser trailer is here.

SERIOUSLY. THIS IS A MOVIE. Or technically will be a movie. You see the creative team behind Sky Sharks need your help. Right now their kickstarter has a little under a month left to go and they still haven’t hit their goal. With some really fun perks and a promise of a modern cult classic is there a reason not to back this ridiculous film? Head over to the official Sky Sharks funding page to find out more and help make sure ridiculous movies such as Sky Sharks continue to be made.


Plot
: (Yes, it actually has a plot . . .) Deep in the ice of the Antarctic, a team of geologists uncover an old Nazi laboratory, still intact, where dark experiments had occurred. Unwittingly the geologists unleash upon the world a top-secret experiment the Germans had been working on – modified sharks that are able to fly, whose riders are genetically mutated, undead super-humans. The only thing that can stop them, and possibly save the world, is a military task force called the “Dead Flesh Four“ – assembled from reanimated U.S. soldiers who fell in Vietnam.

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Hellevision: Lucifer (Trailer)

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So Neil Gaiman created Lucifer originally for The Sandman –   a cleverly written character, Lucifer makes his devilish appearance throughout the comic. Then, Mike Carey wrote a solo series for the underworld overlord titled . . . well . . . Lucifer. Do I think you’ll need to read the comics in order to enjoy this show? No. Probably the contrary. If fans of the cunning and charming Gaiman/Carey character think this TV show will showcase the Devil in all his Morningstar glory, I think they will be disappointed. Instead, it will probably be in viewers’ best interests to disassociate the characters from any existing graphic novel story lines. While I am a huge fan of The Sandman Lucifer, I’m not expecting much from this show besides the fact that many of the characters are based on characters from the comics. The trailer gives me the impression that this will be a mix of Castle and The Dresden Files with some darker Grimm-like elements sprinkled in.

ABOUT: Based upon the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, LUCIFER is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, LUCIFER MORNINGSTAR (Tom Ellis, “Merlin”) has abandoned his throne and retired to L.A., where he owns Lux, an upscale nightclub.

Charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome, Lucifer is enjoying his retirement, indulging in a few of his favorite things – wine, women and song – when a beautiful pop star is brutally murdered outside of Lux. For the first time in roughly 10 billion years, he feels something awaken deep within him as a result of this murder. Compassion? Sympathy? The very thought disturbs him – as well as his best friend and confidante, MAZIKEEN aka MAZE (Lesley-Ann Brandt, “The Librarians”), a fierce demon in the form of a beautiful young woman.

The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective CHLOE DANCER (Lauren German, “Chicago Fire”), who initially is dismissive of Lucifer. But she becomes intrigued by his talent for drawing out people’s secrets and his desire to dispense justice, doling out punishment to those who deserve it. As they work together to solve the pop star’s murder, Lucifer is struck by Chloe’s inherent goodness. Accustomed to dealing with the absolute worst of humanity, Lucifer is intrigued by Chloe’s apparent purity and begins to wonder if there’s hope for his own soul yet.

At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel AMENADIEL (DB Woodside, “Suits,” “24”), has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to the underworld…can the Devil incarnate be tempted toward the side of Good, or will his original calling pull him back toward Evil?

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Trailer: Howl (2015)

It’s been awhile since we had any intriguing werewolf movie news, so as soon as the trailer for Howl came out we knew we had to share. If you thought snakes on a plane were scary – wait until you get lycanthropes on a train.

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Howl is directed by Paul Hyett (The Descent) and promises practical effects versus CGI so commonly seen in modern werewolf films. As the train carrying British passengers comes to it a halt, so does their hope of safe travels and survival.

Check out the trailer for Howl (courtesy of Empire) and the official synopsis below and let us know your thoughts!

Synopsis: 

“Joe, a young ticket-collector, is riding the last train out of London on a dark and stormy night along with a meager bunch of passengers. When the train brakes violently and comes to a sudden halt deep in the middle of a forest, it seems they have hit something on the line. But when the driver ventures out to investigate he never returns, leaving the passengers in a state of panic – particularly when Joe sees the driver’s mutilated body outside the carriage.

Realising there’s something dangerous lurking in the forest, Joe tells the passengers to make barricades to secure themselves in the carriage but soon the deadly creature is stalking the besieged train and smashing through their defences, picking them off one-by-one. Joe rallies his ‘pack’ of passengers to fight back. During a vicious battle they manage to kill the creature, revealing it to be a hideous mutated fusion of human and wild animal – a werewolf. However, celebrations are cut short when they hear more howls coming from the forest…”