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The Real 3D Pet Sematary

Upon hearing Matthew Greenberg is hired to do a remake of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary I remembered my first experience of the movie.  It was a truly terrifying movie because of the setting and peripheral events making it a true 3D experience. I watched Pet Sematary for the first time as a young child at the family’s old farmhouse in Connecticut.  It is one of those scary type of old houses built in the 1800’s.  Complete with secret passageways and even a mud floor basement. It is probably haunted if not the feel would leave one believing every old creek and bump in the night was due to paranormal activity.

It was a late warm summer night when we started the movie.  The window was open to let in a cooling breeze.  The Lights turned off so the only eerie glow in the room was cast from the television.  Strange shadows danced about the room as it flickered.

Just as the movie reaches it’s climatic moment it happened.  Something big moved past the window.  We know it was big because its footsteps thumped in the soft grass.  With each impact the animal huffed.  The kind of huff that is a mix of an exhale and a growl, low, rumbling.

In an instance the gun rack was emptied.  Light flashed about the room from both the overhead lights and the flashlights that each armed occupant now carried. It amazes me how fast all of us moved  both to secure the area and to search for whatever it was outside.

The oddest thing, we never found what it was that moved past the window.  No animal left lurking in the yard and no tracks left in the soft ground outside of the window.

(via /Film)

Theater or Renter: January 2009

Theater or Renter: January includes 5 SF movies The Unborn, My Bloody Valentine 3-D, Inkheart, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, The Uninvited.  Will we watch? Will we rent? or do we even care? Rules of the Game: Watch the trailers. Rate the Trailer. Then share with us your comments: does the movie, it’s trailer and buzz make you want to watch it in the theater, rent it, or not interested at all, and why?

The Unborn:

The_Unborn Watch The Trailer here in the P:S HQ

Release Date:  JANUARY 9th 2009

Listed as: Horror, supernatural Thriller

Studio: Rogue Pictures

Director: David S. Goyer

Produced by: Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller

Written by: David S. Goyer

Stars:  Gary Oldman, Odette Yustman, Cam Gigandet, Meagan Good, Jane Alexander, Idris Elba, Rhys Coiro, Carla Gugino

The Plot / Story: Sometimes the soul of a dead person has been so tainted with evil that it is denied entrance to heaven.  It must endlessly wander the borderlands between worlds, desperately searching for a new body to inhabit.  And sometimes it actually succeeds.  A young woman pulled into a world of nightmares when a demonic spirit haunts her and threatens everyone she loves.  The source of a family curse dating back to Nazi Germany - a creature with the ability to inhabit anyone or anything that is getting stronger with each possession.  With the curse unleashed, her only chance at survival is to shut a doorway from beyond our world that has been pried open by someone who was never born.  (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)

My Bloody Valentine 3-D:

my_bloody_valentine Watch The Trailer here in the P:S HQ

Release Date: JANUARY 16th 2009

Listed as:  Horror, Thriller

Studio: Lionsgate

Director: Patrick Lussier

Produced by: John Dunning, Andre Link, Jack L. Murray, Mike Paseornek, John Sacchi

Written by: Original story: Stephen Miller, Screenplay: zane Smith, Todd Farmer

Stars: Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Tom Atkins

The Plot / Story: Ten years later, Tom Hanniger returns to Harmony on Valentine's Day, still haunted by the deaths he caused. Struggling to make amends with his past, he grapples with unresolved feelings for his ex-girlfriend, Sarah, who is now married to his best friend, Axel, the town sheriff. But tonight, after years of peace, something from Harmony's dark past has returned. Wearing a miner's mask and armed with a pickaxe, an unstoppable killer is on the loose. And as his footsteps come ever closer, Tom, Sarah and Axel realize in terror that it just might be Harry Warden who's come back to claim them. A 3-D movie.  (Wikipedia)

Inkheart:

Inkheart Watch The Trailer here in the P:S HQ

Release Date:   JANUARY 23rd 2009

Listed as:  Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Studio: New Line Cinema

Director: Iain Softley

Produced by: Cornelia Funke, Ileen Maisel, Barry Mendel

Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (screenplay) Cornelia Funke (novel) Gary David Goldberg

Stars:  Brendan Fraser, Eliza Bennett, Paul Bettany, Helen Mirren, Andy Serkis, Jim Broadbent

The Plot / Story: Based on a German Novel called Inkheart.  When Mo reads aloud from books, he has the ability to make the characters come out of the book, into real life. Mo discovered his power when his daughter Meggie, was just a baby. Mo read aloud from the book Inkheart, which caused several of the book's wicked characters, including Capricorn, to literally come to life. But while he read them out of the book, he accidentally read Meggie’s mother, Teresa into the story. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)U

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans:

Underworld_Rise_of_the_Lycans Watch The Trailer here in the P:S HQ

Release Date:   JANUARY 23rd 2009

Listed as:  Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Studio: Screen Gems

Director: Patrick Tatopoulos

Produced by: Len Wiseman, Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Skip Williamson

Written by: Len Wiseman, Danny McBride

Stars:  Rhona Mitra, Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen, Kevin Grevioux, Shane Brolly

The Plot / Story: The prequel will trace the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. In the Dark Ages, a young Lycan named Lucian emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor, the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Viktor's daughter Sonja, in his battle against the Death Dealer army and his struggle for Lycan freedom. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)

The Uninvited:

The_Uninvited_2009 Watch The Trailer here in the P:S HQ

Release Date:   JANUARY 30th 2009

Listed as:  Drama, Horror, Thriller

Studio: DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures

Director: Charles Guard, Thomas Guard

Produced by: Michael Grillo, Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock, Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, Riyoko Tanaka

Written by: Screenplay: Craig Rosenberg, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard    Original Screenplay: Kim Jee-Woon

Stars: Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbelm, Elizabeth Banks, David Strathairn, Maya Massar

The Plot / Story: Anna Rydell returns home to her father and sister, Alex, after spending time in hospital following the tragic death of her mother. Her recovery suffers a setback when she discovers her father has become engaged to her mother's former nurse, Rachael. That night, Anna is visited by the ghost of her mother, who warns her of Rachael's intentions. Together, Anna and Alex try to convince their father that his current fiancée is not who she pretends to be, and what should have been a happy family reunion becomes a lethal battle of wills between stepdaughters and stepmother. Based on the Korean move A Tale of Two Sisters (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)


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Spooky Haunted Castle

I have fallen in love with this lonely kid looking up at a haunted castle up on the hill by 18 year old artist Heartless Angel 13.  The clean lines and smooth gradient beautifully contrast one another.

I have a soft spot in my heart for this type of dark cartoon.  I will be looking for more, if you have any favorites, please share them.

(via deviant ART)

Never More!

Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven was first published today in 1845, enjoy: The Raven

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. `'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door - Only this, and nothing more.'

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December, And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor. Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrow From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore - For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore - Nameless here for evermore.

And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before; So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating `'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door - Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; - This it is, and nothing more,'

Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer, `Sir,' said I, `or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore; But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping, And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, That I scarce was sure I heard you' - here I opened wide the door; - Darkness there, and nothing more.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before But the silence was unbroken, and the darkness gave no token, And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, `Lenore!' This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, `Lenore!' Merely this and nothing more.

Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning, Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before. `Surely,' said I, `surely that is something at my window lattice; Let me see then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore - Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore; - 'Tis the wind and nothing more!'

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore. Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he; But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door - Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door - Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore, `Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,' I said, `art sure no craven. Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore - Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!' Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly, Though its answer little meaning - little relevancy bore; For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door - Bird or beast above the sculptured bust above his chamber door, With such name as `Nevermore.'

But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only, That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour. Nothing further then he uttered - not a feather then he fluttered - Till I scarcely more than muttered `Other friends have flown before - On the morrow will he leave me, as my hopes have flown before.' Then the bird said, `Nevermore.'

Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken, `Doubtless,' said I, `what it utters is its only stock and store, Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful disaster Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore - Till the dirges of his hope that melancholy burden bore Of "Never-nevermore."'

But the raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling, Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird and bust and door; Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore - What this grim, ungainly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking `Nevermore.'

This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core; This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamp-light gloated o'er, But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er, She shall press, ah, nevermore!

Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor. `Wretch,' I cried, `thy God hath lent thee - by these angels he has sent thee Respite - respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore! Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Lenore!' Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

`Prophet!' said I, `thing of evil! - prophet still, if bird or devil! - Whether tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore, Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted - On this home by horror haunted - tell me truly, I implore - Is there - is there balm in Gilead? - tell me - tell me, I implore!' Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

`Prophet!' said I, `thing of evil! - prophet still, if bird or devil! By that Heaven that bends above us - by that God we both adore - Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn, It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels named Lenore - Clasp a rare and radiant maiden, whom the angels named Lenore?' Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

`Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!' I shrieked upstarting - `Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore! Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken! Leave my loneliness unbroken! - quit the bust above my door! Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!' Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted - nevermore!