Fresh From the Slab Horror Movie News, November 24, 2012: Updates for Horns, The Collection, and American Mary


Fresh From the Slab returns after the Thanksgiving holiday for some more horror movie news! Dig in and let me know what you think!


Daniel Radcliffe egging on reporters to beat the hell out of each other, a burning bar, and some crazy, curly horns are all included in Entertainment Weekly Canada’s video package from the set of Alexandre Aja’s film, Horns. You can check out the video at this page. Horns was based on the book of the same title by Joe Hill. The synopsis of the book is below (from Radcliffe is playing the role of Iggy Perrish.

Merrin Williams is dead, slaughtered under inexplicable circumstances, leaving her beloved boyfriend Ignatius Perrish as the only suspect. On the first anniversary of Merrin’s murder, Ig spends the night drunk and doing awful things. When he wakes the next morning he has a thunderous hangover . . . and horns growing from his temples. Ig possesses a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look—a macabre gift he intends to use to find the monster who killed his lover. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. Now it’s time for revenge . . .

It’s time the devil had his due. . . .


The Collection

A new trailer was released on Thanksgiving for The Collection, the sequel to The Collector. While the video has less of a Thanksgiving vibe and more of a Christmas setting, it gives us a creepy vibe for the upcoming movie. The trailer plays with The Carol of the Bells ringing in the background, which adds to the all-things-normal-take-on-dark-aspects feel. Take a look at the trailer below!

When Elena’s (Emma Fitzpatrick) friends take her to a secret party at an undisclosed location, she never imagined she would become the latest victim of The Collector, a psychopathic killer. The Collector kidnaps and transports her to an abandoned hotel he’s transformed into his own private maze of torture and death. Upon learning of his daughter’s disappearance, Elena’s wealthy father (Christopher McDonald) hires a group of mercenaries to retrieve her from the vicious grips of The Collector. These mercenaries coerce Arkin (Josh Stewart), the only man to have escaped the wrath of this heinous monster, to lead them through the gruesome labyrinth. Now, Arkin finds himself fighting for his own life in order to save Elena.


American Mary

The Soska sister’s film, American Mary, is now scheduled for UK Blu-Ray and DVD distribution on January 21st. You can find the press release and synopsis here on Lytherus:

From the Press Release:
The Soska Sisters (aka The Twisted Twins), co-creators of the award-winning cult indie smash hit Dead Hooker in a Trunk, make an awe-inspiring return with their second feature, AMERICAN MARY, a stylish, sexy, disturbing and darkly comic “body-mod” horror-thriller that many critics are hailing as the best and most genuinely original horror movie of the year.

Co-written and co-directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska (Dead Hooker in a Trunk) and featuring an outstanding, career-best lead performance by Katharine Isabelle (“Being Human”; Freddie vs. Jason; Ginger Snaps) in the title role, AMERICAN MARY has been wowing audiences at international film festivals (including London’s Film4 Frightfest) throughout 2012 and has already garnered five-star reviews from and and four-star reviews from Fangoria and Dread Central.

A provocative and thought-provoking combination of the horrors of a feminist “Frankenstein” with a fetishist twist and the visceral thrills of the “female revenge” genre, the film boasts a strikingly original script, laced throughout with a wicked sense of humour and a darkly erotic charge, that admirably takes the horror genre in a fresh and new direction. Simultaneously beautiful, repulsive, shocking and endearing, AMERICAN MARY is an unmissable experience that firmly establishes the Soska Sisters as two of the hottest new talents working in cinema today.


Struggling to make financial ends meet while studying to be a surgeon, talented medical student Mary Mason (Katharine Isabelle) finds herself reduced to applying for work at a local strip joint in order to pay off her mounting debts. During her interview, she is unexpectedly called upon to perform some illegal emergency surgery on one of the club’s clients and is instantly rewarded with a significant cash payment.

Word of Mary’s scalpel-work soon reaches one of the club’s dancers, Beatress Johnson (Tristan Risk), who approaches her offering to pay handsomely for some off-the-books, extreme body-modification work on a friend. The ensuing surgery is a huge success and Mary’s skills soon attract the attention of an underground network of high-paying clientele, all looking for someone to administer procedures and body-mod work unavailable through the usual legal channels.

However, the allure of the easy money and the increasingly bizarre work she is commissioned to perform begins to leave a mark on Mary, and when an incident involving the established surgeons she once idolized leaves her traumatised, “Bloody Mary”, as she has come to be known, responds in the only way she knows how.

 So, what looks promising to all of you? Any movie you definitely want to see?


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