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.