Right now I'm struggling. Last night (a Saturday night mind you) I found myself at the grocery store. At 8:00PM. With my family, whom I love, but at the grocery store none the less. So, being that I am at the grocery store and most fun loving adults in the Cincinnati area are drinking pints of wonderful beer at Oktoberfest- I decide to rent some horror. The least I can give myself is a night of horror glee. I got my caffeine free diet Coke, my BB-Q chips and the freedom to go rent what I'd like. So I go to my local Family video, with it's crap selection of movies. I paid part of my late fees, since I never can return movies on time and I rented three horror films.
Wait, not three horror films, three pieces of crap. Two of the After Dark Horror Fest selections, Dark Ride and Mulberry St. Both crap. Dark Ride I probably couldn't access fairly since I literally shut it off 45 minutes in. I was wasting my time. Also, The Cottage, whose cover looked cool, but we all know we can't judge a horror film by it's box art. That was crap too.
Rather than waste time reviewing the bad horror- I want to talk about upcoming horror. Adam Green's Frozen and Adam Green's Hatchet 2. At times I feel like I am passing time until these films get released. Frozen i know is coming out on DVD Sep 24th. Hatchet 2 will have limited theater release, closest to Cincy is a Columbus metroplex. These two, and a few others are all that I long for.
Adam Green is a great breath of fresh air to the horror genre. Hatchet was a slasher gem that lived up to its moniker of "old school American horror." That it was. I expect more of the same from Hatchet 2. Frozen on the other hand looks tremendous. i try not to watch too many previews, but i did here a interview with Adam Green on the horror show fearshop.com/horrorpodcast. On it, Adam admits that Frozen is his best yet. I will wait to judge until I can actually view and review the film- but i strongly believe a fresh voice like Adam Green's will be a welcome harbinger to the Fall season.