The Last Horror Blog: 'Mindhunter,' 'Murder in the Woods,' 'The Row' and More

The Last Horror Blog: 'Mindhunter,' 'Murder in the Woods,' 'The Row' and More

Jun 21, 2018

Mindhunter

Cameron Britton talks about becoming Ed Kemper – I was late to the party on Netflix’s series Mindhunter, which chronicles the early days of the FBI's profiler division, but it was hands-down one of the best shows of last year.

Part of the reason it’s so compelling is thanks to Cameron Britton's portrayal of co-ed killer Ed Kemper (above, left). If you’ve ever seen an interview with the real Kemper, then you know that Britton nails the guy's way of speaking, his look and his mannerisms in a really eerie way.

This new clip finds the actor showing how he pulls off the incredible transformation. Season 2 can’t get here soon enough.

 

Danny Trejo headlines Latin slasher Murder in the Woods – As far as titles go, Murder in the Woods is pretty straightforward. This new slasher flick is billed as an "all Latino labor of love," and since Danny Trejo is headlining, I’m all in.

The feature looks like a pretty standard "killer in the woods" flick, but the trailer offers hints of some decent gore and Trejo as a creepy cop. That’s enough to sell me on this one.

There’s no release date set for Murder in the Woods, but we’ll keep you posted.

 

Sorority slasher The Row gets a trailer – It feels like it’s been awhile since we had a good sorority slasher flick, so this trailer for Matty Beckerman's The Row has caught my attention.

Landing in select theaters and On Demand this July 27, the flick stars Randy Couture, Lala Kent and Dylan Sprayberry. Here’s the plot breakdown and the clip.

"With a serial killer preying upon girls on campus, Riley (Kent), an incoming freshman, finds herself entangled in a sinister plot involving a dark secret at the sorority that she pledged, while her father, Cole (Couture) – the detective investigating the case – must uncover the identity of the killer before it’s too late…and Riley becomes the next victim."

 

The Night Eats the World trailer promises more zombie mayhem – I totally get it if you're tired of zombie movies. The subgenre is oversaturated at this point, filled with lots of pointless and derivative films looking to cash in on the popularity of classic titles from years past. It's a real downer.

However, that doesn't mean there still can't be great zombie films – and judging by the festival buzz directed at The Night Eats the World, it appears as though there may yet be life left in these old undead bones.

Hailed as "the most innovative zombie movie since Shaun of the Dead," Dominique Rocher's film follows a guy named Sam trying to make his way through the zombie apocalypse. Here's the official synopsis.

"Sam wakes up one morning to find himself living in a nightmare: an army of zombies have invaded the streets of Paris and he the lone survivor. While contemplating his bleak future and how to survive, he learns he may not be alone after all."

Our friends at Dread Central have scored the exclusive trailer, which you can watch below.

 

Horror on the Horizon

Hey, guess what – there are no horror movies getting wide release over the next two weeks. There aren’t even any getting limited release on the calendar.

The closest thing we get to a horror film over the next 14 days is Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. I’m usually up for some dinosaurs eating people action, so maybe that will scratch my itch.

 

Horror on Home Video

Not a whole lot happening on the DVD and Blu-ray front on June 26. We do get Cat Sick Blues, though – which sounds so totally ridiculous I kinda want to see it. Here are the details:

"When Ted's beloved cat dies, it causes a mental breakdown. Now he believes that the only way to bring back his pet is taking the lives of nine humans. So Ted dons vicious deadly cat claw gloves and a creepy cat mask, and goes on a murderous rampage. As the butchery escalates, a twisted romance blossoms between Ted and Claire, a young woman who has also recently lost her cat."

Things are much better on July 3, thank goodness.

Highlights of this week are Call Girl of Cthulhu (from the team who brought you the cult classic The WNUF Halloween Special a few years back), Arrow’s release of Wes Craven's Last House on the Left, a new release of Lamberto Bava's terrible Devil Fish, and Another Wolf Cop. Here's the trailer for that last one.

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