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For today’s Trailers Part Quatro (number four in Portuguese), we are going to look at some movie trailers of upcoming films. I’ll tell you exactly what I think as to whether I think it’s worth my time, but you never know it could be worth yours. Trailers can be misleading like the one to The Witch, but sometimes they are accurate. Let’s check out some trailers:

Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre– That is not a typo my friends, that is the name of the film. I love b-movie/low budget horror films that mix in my favorite genre of music and let me tell you I am super excited for this one. It says it’s the bastard child of Evil Dead and Heavy Metal Parking Lot and it looks good from the soundtrack to the film itself. The film even features cameos from heavy metal titans like Slayer’s Tom Araya, Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe, and Morbid Angel’s David Vincent. Check it out for yourself below and check out their Facebook page here:

Sadako Vs Kayako– Are you a fan of The Ring or The Grudge franchises? Then I may have the movie for you right now. Did you ever wonder what it would be like if the ghosts from both films fought each other? The teaser trailer that is out there doesn’t show you much other than what the two ghosts do, but this should be interesting. In theaters June 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane– The first trailer didn’t really tell us much about the film other than the fact that they are in a bomb shelter and John Goodman does not want them to leave. In the second trailer, we find out that she (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) was in a car accident and he supposedly saved her from a chemical disaster of some sort. She starts to question why they are there and it could be that Goodman is the monster. J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) is attached to this film which means my butt will be in a seat seeing this. In theaters March 10, 2016

Pete’s Dragon– On the lighter side of things, we have the new Disney film Pete’s Dragon which is about a boy who claims he was never alone in the woods for the six years he spent out there alone. The film also stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford. To be honest, probably not a film I will go to the theaters to watch even though it looks good.

Alice Through The Looking Glass– I have never seen the first film and it was because of the fact that I hated the way Johnny Depp looked and was convinced Tim Burton was ruining classics. Now I may have to give that film a shot just so I know what is going on in this one because it looks visually stunning to say the least. In theaters this summer.

2235697-suicide_squad_001_01Apparently, Warner Brothers Studios has not confirmed the acquisition, but they are eyeing an Oscar Winner to play The Joker in the upcoming David Ayer pic The Suicide Squad. Apparently, they want to sign Jared Leto who won an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club because he hasn’t been busy with any projects to play The Joker. I’m not completely sure how I feel about this especially after the iconic performance done by Heath Ledger, but how many people said that after Cesar Romero or even Jack Nicholson. I was talking to a friend and even he said that they will eventually move on from that and they will continue on. After all, Nicholson was Tim Burton’s vision for The Joker while Heath Ledger was Christopher Nolan’s vision for The Joker. Apparently, they were eyeing Ryan Gosling to play The Joker, but he didn’t want to commit to a multiple movie deal. They are also trying to seal the deals with Tom Hardy, Will Smith, and Margot Robbie to star in the film as well. As you all know, The Suicide Squad is a group of villains that are offered a second chance at freedom if they perform dangerous missions that no one else wants to do. One thing is for sure when it comes to the vision of this film, it has no correlation whatsoever with Nolan’s The Dark Knight which left the Joker dangling. So, they could start from scratch like Nolan did with the trilogy. I’ll be interested to see what happens especially if Leto does sign on the dotted line.

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Misfits - 1982 - Walk Among Us - FrontLast year for the month of October, we took every kind of big posts and we did a theme to celebrate Halloween. We covered Type O Negative, Fastway, and others for the album of the week. Last year, I covered Danzig’s first solo record because you can’t deny the association Danzig has with horror and Halloween. Well for this year, I figured I would cover the band that spawned Glenn Danzig and a band that embodied the very idea of combining the horror culture with music in The Misfits. The Misfits at the time of the release of their first record Walk Among Us was made of Glenn on vocals, Jerry Only (Bass), Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (Guitar), and Arthur Googy (Drums). Walk Among Us for the most part were songs that were already recorded at one time, but when it came to releasing an album, Danzig had mixed the tracks himself, dubbed the guitar tracks, and re-recorded vocals for a song or two. The album was released back in March of 1982 and you’ll notice that a lot of the tracks have the same name as horror movies from the past. The album cover even features the rat-bat-spider from The Angry Red Planet and the flying saucers from Earth Vs The Flying Saucers.

13817bA lot of the tracks are only a 1 minute and so long like the first track 20 Eyes which is a track that was based off of a scene from the original The Fly film. I Turned Into A Martian is another fast paced punk song that was influenced most likely by a sci-fi film the band had seen. All Hell Breaks Loose features that killer bass line that a lot of punk bands used in a track whose lyrics were inspired by the horror film The Twins Of Evil. Vampira was a track the band wrote about the legendary 1950’s horror TV host who was featured and played by Lisa Marie in the Tim Burton film Ed Wood. Nike A Go-go is a track that with another cool bass riff in a song about a legendary missle base in New Jersey who codename was Nike. Hatebreeders is one of the most famous and classic songs on this album whose lyrics talk about how hate is bread straight to our kids. The last song on side A is a live version of the track Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight?

Copia de CCI00009Side B opens up with the classic Misfits Night Of The Living Dead track which if you couldn’t figure it out is about the classic George Romero film of the same name. Skulls is my all time favorite Misfits track which in my opinion features a killer chorus where Glenn Danzig’s voice really shines through. Violent World is another track with a killer chorus whose lyrics are about the magazine of the same name that featured pictures of death. Devil’s Whorehouse contains this really cool bass riff during the verses that is typical of the horror punk sound. Astro Zombies was inspired by the 1958 horror film of the same name. Braineaters is a cool track lyrically because it almost makes it like they are zombies that are sick and tired of eating brains considering they tell you that it’s all they eat and they wished for a change of pace. I love Glenn Danzig era Misfits and this was definitely one of my favorite releases from them even though such hits as Die Die My Darling will come later. I am givign this record four stars out of five for a final grade.