Some Like it Rare’s trailer proves that a cannibalistic horror film can also be a ton of fun. Watching two struggling butchers go for their dreams by way of murder is a lot of fun and while it is a French film, it could easily be compared the nature of the American dream.
The synopsis for Some Like it Rare is as follows:
Butchers Vincent and Sophie’s business is going under and their relationship is on the rocks. But their lives are changed forever when Vincent accidentally kills a vegan activist vandalizing their store. To get rid of the corpse, he butchers the body and Sophie accidentally sells the meat. Never has their product been more successful with their customers to the extent that they just might be tempted to kill again…
The film stars Fabrice Éboué, Marina Foïs, Jean-Francois Cayrey, Lisa Do Couto Texeira, Victor Meutelet, Stephane Soo Mongo, Virginie Hocq and Christophe Hondelatte.
Some Like it Rare is in select theaters on October 7 and on VOD beginning October 14.
‘Piggy’ Trailer Cuts Deep And Gets Gory
Piggy already has a huge place in my horror-loving heart. This one will speak well to the outsider. There is a ton of great social commentary throughout about our true selves and society’s shaming, cliques, and bullies. It is already one of my fave of the year.
The synopsis for Piggy goes like this:
With the summer sun beating down on her rural Spanish town, Sara hides away in her parent’s butcher shop. A teenager whose excess weight makes her the target of incessant bullying, she flees a clique of capricious girls who torment her at the town pool, only to stumble upon them being brutally kidnapped by a stranger, who drives off with them in his van. When the police begin asking questions, Sara keeps quiet. Intrigued by the stranger — an interest that’s mutual — she’s torn between revealing the truth and protecting the man who saved her.
The film stars Laura Galán, Richard Holmes, Carmen Machi, Irene Ferreiro & Camielle Aguilar, with the special collaborations of Pilar Castro and Claudia Salas.
Piggy arrives October 7 exclusively in Drafthouse theaters and on VOD beginning October 14.
‘Halloween Ends’ Featurette Reveals the End of Jamie Lee Curtis’s Time as a Final Girl
Halloween Ends is coming up in a little under a month and we can’t wait to see how David Gordon Green finishes out his trilogy of films. This will bring an end to Jamie Lee Curtis’s time as the final girl, Laurie Strode. It is a bit of a bitter pill to swallow, but I think we should count ourselves lucky that she came back to the franchise to begin with. Looking back to the first Halloween by Green, it wasn’t originally a certainty that Curtis would come back to begin with. So, here we are 3 movies later and it’s pretty dang awesome that we got to see her play the role that many times.
The latest featurette dives behind the scenes and reveals the final battle between Myers and Strode. Plus, we get a look at how Curtis is dealing with the end of an era.
The Halloween Ends synopsis goes like this:
Four years after her last encounter with masked killer Michael Myers, Laurie Strode is living with her granddaughter and trying to finish her memoir. Myers hasn’t been seen since, and Laurie finally decides to liberate herself from rage and fear and embrace life. However, when a young man stands accused of murdering a boy that he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that forces Laurie to confront the evil she can’t control.
Halloween Ends arrives in theaters beginning on October 14.
Eli Roth’s New Series, ‘Urban Legend’ Gets First Trailer
Eli Roth has a heck of a deal with Travel Channel. The dude has not one but three new specials coming up. This includes two new series and a Halloween special. That must have been great for Roth.
His upcoming series’ Urban Legend and My Possessed Pet are both unique stories taking things to very interesting new places. One series focuses on anthology tales of focusing on classic urban legends and a story that focuses on deceased pets.
The synopsis for Urban Legend goes like this:
Based on widely shared “true” stories that happened to a friend of a friend … of a friend, each episode of URBAN LEGEND is a mini-horror film cinematically crafted to deliver a hyper-suspenseful and tension-fueled experience. Featuring lurking psychopaths, murderous mysteries, creepy creatures and twisting tales, these disturbing legends prey on our most deeply embedded fears to shock and terrify. This nightmarish anthology series, under the creative guidance of master of horror Eli Roth, showcases eight one-hour episodes of classic urban legends as you’ve never seen them before.
The synopsis for My Possessed Pet goes like this:
The series explores the true, terrifying tales of what happens when evil spirits, curses and demons take over family pets. Each of the four one-hour episodes will follow the chilling and deeply personal story of someone who has had their profound and loving relationship ripped apart by supernatural forces beyond their control. Using dramatic recreations, the real owners share how the beloved member of their family, that once had brought joy to their lives, transformed into the most horrible situation imaginable.
All that in addition to a Halloween special that Roth is doing with Zak Bagans called The Haunted Museum: 3 Ring Inferno.
My Possessed Pet premieres on September 30 and Urban Legend premieres on October 28. Roth and Bagan’s Halloween special The Haunted Museum: 3 Ring Inferno premieres on October 31.