The Missing Reel

The Missing Reel is a compilation of all things horror and what mattered throughout the week. This week  was filled with some awesome posters for John Dies at The End, Pacific Rim, Man With the Iron Fists and much more.

‘John Dies at The End’ Official Poster

John Dies at The End will be releasing through Magnet On-Demand December 27, 2012 with an official poster has been released in anticipation for the release.

In ‘John Dies at the End’, it’s all about the Soy Sauce, a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. Users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John (Rob Mayes) and David (Chase Williamson), a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No.No, they can’t.

‘The Man With the Iron Fists’ With a Ton of Awesome Posters

The Quentin Tarantino presented directorial debut of RZA is nearing its November 2nd theater run. The film has gained some quick attention when the trailer released displaying its hard hitting action and cut throat pace. The film looks like a lot of fun with a stellar cast to back it up led by Russel Crowe and Lucy Liu.

Since his arrival in China’s Jungle Village, the town’s blacksmith (RZA) has been forced by radical tribal factions to create elaborate tools of destruction. When the clans’ brewing war boils over, the stranger channels an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon. As he fights alongside iconic heroes and against soulless villains, one man must harness this power to become savior of his adopted people.

Blending astonishing martial-arts sequences from some of the masters of this world with the signature vision he brings as the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan and as one of hip-hop’s most dominant figures of the past two decades, RZA embarks upon his most ambitious, stylized and thrilling project to date.

Check out some of the latest posters.

Ridiculous ‘ThanksKilling 3’ Poster

Headed to VOD on November 13th comes ThanksKilling 3. I’ve never seen the first film but I have heard some pretty good things about it in the sense that it’s a completely ridiculous movie. If you’ve seen the first one let me know how it is because this poster kicks so much ass that it has me interested. The tagline “Gobble Gobble Motherf#@ker!” is absolutely hilarious.

Also, I’m loving the fact that this film skipped its own sequel. Yea that’s right, there isn’t even a second movie, they just went straight for the “3rd” film. Here’s the synopsis:

“In ThanksKilling 3, the fowl-mouthed villain Turkie is back and hacking his way to find the last copy of ThanksKilling 2 which has landed in the hands of a group of disturbingly crude puppets.

The death toll rises as Turkie carves through the likes of Flowis the rapping grandma, Rhonda the bisexual space worm, Yomi the puppet in search of her mind, and their equally ridiculous friends who all travel through fantastical settings such as the FeatherWorld and Turkey Hell. With the guidance of Uncle Donny (Dan Usaj), the wig-wearing inventor of the PluckMaster 3000, Jefferson (Joe Hartzler), Head of Security at ThanksgivingLand, and a WiseTurkey, the gatekeeper to the FeatherWorld, our collection of raunchy characters hope to fend off the murderous rampage of Turkie, all while trying to help Yomi find her mind.”

Enough said.

‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ Poster Is Wicked Cool

Texas Chainsaw 3D kind of came out of nowhere but is already set for a January 4 release. The new poster for the film is extremely cool that shows a very menacing shot of Leatherface.

Lionsgate’s TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace.  The townspeople long suspected the Sawyer family, owners of a local barbeque pit, were somehow responsible.  Their suspicions were finally confirmed one hot summer day when a young woman escaped the Sawyer house following the brutal murders of her four friends.  Word around the small town quickly spread, and a vigilante mob of enraged locals surrounded the Sawyer stronghold, burning it to the ground and killing every last member of the family – or so they thought.

Decades later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, a young woman named Heather learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had.  After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound wealth comes at a price as she stumbles upon a horror that awaits her in the mansion’s dank cellars.

‘The Last Stand’ Gets An Unbelievably Cool Poster

How did we get so lucky to have two English-language film debut’s from two totally badass directors releasing the same year? Park Chan-wook, director of Oldboy will be releasing Stoker on March 1. But before that we will get to see Kim Jee-Woon’s English debut with The Last Stand starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as he makes his long awaited starring role. The poster is all sorts of awesome and while it isn’t horror related it was way too cool to pass up.

Schwarzenegger stars as Sheriff Owens, a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the hemisphere (Eduardo Noriega) is hurtling toward the border at 200 mph in a specially outfitted car with a hostage and a fierce army of gang members. He is headed, it turns out, straight for Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement will have their last opportunity to make a stand and intercept him before he slips across the border forever. At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately accepts responsibility for one of the most daring face offs in cinema history.

‘Pacific Rim’ Poster

Guillermo del Toro’s epic sci-fi thriller Pacific Rim is a long ways away but that hasn’t stopped them from advertising the film with this awesome new poster. Pacific Rim will be one of the biggest films (if not THE biggest) to release next summer as it features giant monsters fighting giant robots at the creative hands of Guillermo del Toro. What’s there not to like?

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot and an untested trainee who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

The End

There you have it, some of the stuff that mattered in the world of all things horror this week and if you happened to have missed the last edition of The Missing Reel be sure to check it out here:

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4 thoughts on “The Missing Reel

  1. The trailer for Texas Chainsaw 3D didn’t really do anything for me, but I really like this new poster for the film giving us a terrifying look at Leather Face. The poster was released as a Nycc ’12 exclusive. One of the latest bits of other news I heard recently about the movie was that it would also include footage from the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie, so that’s pretty cool. It will be interesting to see how they implement it.

    1. I feel you on that one man. The trailer was a huge dissapointment and the overall look of it was very cheap. The poster is great but I have a bad feeling about the film itself. Hoping for the best! Thanks for stopping by.

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