Darling readers, if you are eagerly awaiting the US launch of Prometheus in just over a month, you might want to take a look at the extended international trailer, just released yesterday and spreading like wildfire across the internet.
Although I don’t think this will have the same visceral grittiness of the original Alien and Aliens, I’m still excited to kick off the summer movie season with Prometheus. If you aren’t sold (and even if you are), Joanna K Neilson’s excellent analysis Prometheus: 5 reasons it won’t be as good as Alien (and 3 reasons why it could be great) is certainly worth a read.
While we’re on the subject of good reads, I also wanted to pass along this rather good list of Six Horror Flicks that are Actually Funny. You all probably know how I feel about movie lists by now, but I have to give this one some credit for including a number of movies that I completely adore. If you haven’t seen Slither yet (directed by the epic James Gunn and starring Nathan Fillion) you really should, darlings.
Speaking of Nathan Fillon, it appears that the long-awaited sequel to Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog may finally be progressing. With the success of The Cabin in the Woods and next week’s release of The Avengers, this rather seems to be turning into the year of Whedon. Our own Acadia Einstein wrangled a sneak preview, so be sure to check out his review of The Avengers before you commit to staying up late for a midnight showing.
And since this seems to be turning into a wholesale round-up of what’s hot in horror, I’ll go ahead and also pass along that Disney has acquired the rights to film Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. Here’s hoping that Disney can find a way to keep this tale of an orphaned boy who lives in a graveyard and is raised by ghosts as deliciously macabre as the story deserves.
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I can’t wait to see Prometheus!!
Hey there, GoreGalore. The way this year is flying by, we will be in a midnight queue for Prometheus before we know it!
Or does it? ….
*shot of Acadia taking off shirt in space bathroom*
*shot of space dog making a sandwich*
pinpoint of light
breathless voice: “They said the tacos were for everyone.”
Acadia, it’s a pleasure to have you around to provide a bit of levity here at TYoH. 🙂
With a toddler and a job that we commute an hour each way, finding the time or desire to get out to the movies is few and far between (I saw you “liked” my review for Cabin in the Woods. I think that was our first movie since Super 8), but I think we’ll make a point of going to Prometheus. Looks like good fun.
And you have some other great stuff here. Was surprised by how much I enjoyed Slither. Forgot Nathan Fillion was in it. And I’ll have to pass on the word about a sequel to Dr. Horrible. I know many people who will be pleased.
Hope you’re having a good weekend.
Paul D. Dail
http://www.pauldail.com- A horror writer’s not necessarily horrific blog
Well, hello there, Paul. Always delighted to have you stop by. I seem to remember opening a comment window to reply to your thoughts on Cabin in the Woods, but I must have seen something shiny and wandered off before I responded. 😉 Slither was really a fun movie, but then a have quite the soft spot for horror with a bit of campy humor. I caught an Australian film a while back that had some similarities – Black Sheep, I believe, if it ever comes up on your radar.
I can’t wait to see Prometheus either it should be pretty damned good
Hi Jim. I have high hopes that Prometheus will be one of the good ones.
I am so looking forward to this movie, I would even venture and say that this is the movie I have been most excited for in a long time. I hope it lives up to the hype!
Chloe, I agree. Here’s hoping!
Thanks to the nod about the book. Its dark, but captivating. I might need to read it.
By the way, Slither – awesome. I think a thousand viewings of that movie wouldn’t be enough. Nathan needs to be a star and we need him in more movies.
Sliter was really great. Not sure why it seems to be so unfortunately underrated.
I finally found out you have categories (yes, Immm noooblet *grins*) I clicked on trailers knowing you would have Prometheus up! OMG! I am dying to see this. Scott’s films rule!!!!! Thank you for the tease!!!!
I am trying so hard to temper my expectations for this so I’m not disappointed, but it just looks so good I’m really quite excited!
I’m afraid I’ve gone overboard on my expectations. I realize how foolish that is….but I have been so needing a film like this right about now. So if I don’t count today (it’s gone), that leaves me with *tries to subtract* six days? Hmmm, that means next Thursday….*begins to whip into a frenzy* 🙂
Well, you are talking with someone who counts down the last, oh, 200 days or so until Halloween, so I know a thing or two about “overboard expectations.’ 😉
Although this Six Pseudospoilerish Reasons Why You’re Wrong to Doubt Ridley Scott and the Women of Prometheus has gotten me all wound up again. I didn’t think it was actually spoiler-y – nothing more than what has been in the trailers/promo videos – but a good read if you’re getting psyched up for the premiere.
Cool linkage! Thank you!
“Well I live with snakes and lizards
and other things that go bump in the night
‘Cuz to me everyday is Halloween” = 🙂
Nice post. Prometheus looks exciting. I want to see it just because Idris Elba is in it :-). Need to see Aliens again first though.