The Missing Reel is a compilation of all things horror and what mattered throughout the week. This week we take a look at a promotional trailer for Eli Roth’s Goretorium, some new pics of The Shining documentary Room 247, amazing VFX test footage for Stung and much more.
Eli Roth’s ‘Goretorium’ Promo Trailer
Let’s start this week’s edition of The Missing Reel off right with this amazing promotional trailer for Eli Roth’s Goretorium which is essentially a theme park for fans of horror. This gruesome and intense experience will be going nonstop year-round and is located in none other than Las Vegas. You can head over to the official website for tickets. Check out the trailer below.
Blue Hours Productions To Revive Classic Radio Anthology ‘Suspense’
Blue Hours Productions is bringing the classic radio anthology series Suspense back to life and will begin airing on SiriusXM Radio later this fall. The original series ran from the early 40’s all the way up until 1962 and was known as “radio’s outstanding theater of thrills” and would featured some of the horror legends that we know of today with Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, and Peter Lorre. That line-up is a horror fan’s wet dream. The original radio show aired a lot of murder mysteries but also dipped into stories of pure terror with adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror and Curt Siodmoak’s Donavan’s Brain. This is definitely something that I wish was still around because I would have loved to tune into something like that and I couldn’t be happier knowing that Blue Hours is reviving the show.
The new Suspense show plans to do the same with Blue Hours’ John C. Alsedek saying:
“While we’ll still be doing mystery stories, we’re also going for some bone-chilling horror… real pulp-era stuff! We’re very fortunate to have such marvelous actors and actresses to work with, along with some great guest stars; they allow us to really bring these amazing tales to life!”
‘Stung’ VFX Test Features One Massive Headache
There’s a new indie creature feature on its way from XYZ Films called Stung and they just released this awesome test footage that features a dude who’s going to have one hell of a headache. The film is being described as an old style action driven horror comedy in the same vein as films like Slither and Tremors. While this will most likely be a direct to DVD feature it’s absolutely worth watching this VFX footage because it’s actually kind of awesome. Also… bees suck.
The Mysteries Behind ‘The Shining’ Explored in ‘Room 237’
Room 237 has been a huge hit with it’s festival run so far and will now be screening at TIFF next month. Acquired by IFC Films the experimental documentary explores the many different theories that surround the true meaning of Stanley Kubrick’s classic, The Shining.
“Room 237 is a subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining. The film may be over 30 years old but it continues to inspire debate, speculation, and mystery. Five very different points of view are illuminated through voice over, film clips, animation and dramatic reenactments. Together they’ll draw the audience into a new maze, one with endless detours and dead ends, many ways in, but no way out.”
Alfred Hitchcock’s Birthday
This week was Alfred Hithcock’s birthday. With that we celebrate with this awesome video that features every one of his cameo’s which is something he became extremely famous for. Part of the fun of watching some of his films is trying to spot Hitch’s quick cameo. This video makes life easier, check it out and see for yourselves.
‘Frogz Legz’ Teaser
I often wonder how some directors get the green light to make such ridiculously bad sounding films. I don’t know what indie film director Corin Hardy did in order to get this film the all important green light but he deserves an award of some sort because honestly this has to be one of the most WTF teasers I’ve ever seen. I’m not claiming that this movie will be terrible because this is only a teaser, but anything with a french girl turning into a frog and devouring some poor virgin boy spells disaster. That being said, you don’t want to miss this teaser because wow… just wow. This can’t be real can it? I hope not.
There you have it, some of the stuff that mattered in all things horror this week. As always, thanks for reading and if you happened to have missed the last edition of The Missing Reel be sure to check it out here: