So hey everybody, just to keep things interesting around here and to copy my esteemed colleague senior Mike Bracken (or BrackDaddy, as I refer to him) I’ve decided to try my hand at regularly posting up any news items that will eventually make it to the forums and such. Since I’m always looking for new topics, might as well try and post a few things on the front page as well to keep things exciting. So, keep it here and check back daily!
So, Dan Fogler, you know that guy who looks kind of like Jack Black meets Seth Rogen, but not as popular? You know! He was in the ever dreadful Balls of Fury and chick flick Good Luck Chuck. Two flicks not even I know how I got around to watching, wasn’t actually able to finish Balls however. Anyway, apparently this gentleman has stepped into the directorial world himself and has filmed a horror spoof for all to see. I wasn’t sold on Fogler (although he was probably the only thing work even a glint of a chuckle from “Good Luck Chuck”), but the trailer actually makes this look pretty decent. It has some fun with the “horror movie cards” thing and looks like it might be worth searching out. You can check out the trailer over at CHUD, who have it in .mov format which I can’t embed… well, I probably could but I’d rather not tick those guys off because they could probably eat my site and crap it out.
I’m digging it, hoping that it is what it seems to be: a low budget indie splatter comedy of some sort with some playful digs at the “cabin in the woods” genre. Although it could turn out just dreadful, but I’ll be an optimist on this one. The CHUD copy is as follows:
“Launching the “Moonlake Series Horror Stories,” writer/director Dan Fogler (who acted in Balls of Fury and Fanboys) and NYC theater troupe Stage 13 create a hilarious horror lampoon of the stuck-in-a-cabin-with-the-phone-lines-cut-and-the-car-battery-dead ilk. “Moon Lake has been a hotbed of evil activities for centuries,” our droll, Hitchcockesque narrator tells us in an inventively animated preamble to the live-action splatterfest that’s about to unfold. The site of some ancient, angry goings-down between the moon and the earth, rural Moon Lake now holds the strongest amount of insanity-inducing lunar radiation on the planet. When a New York theater troupe travels to those snowy woods to “find themselves,” one by one, each member begins to get killed. But who is the killer among them? Did the lunar radiation turn one of the thespians into a crazy killer? And what’s up with the groundskeeper and his deaf-mute sister?
The sheer fun that Fogler and the cast had while making Hysterical Psycho is palpable. Their play with horror clichés results in some uproarious scenes, but Fogler doesn’t scrimp on the thrills and kills. It’s his ability to merge the horror with the laughs seamlessly that ultimately makes Hysterical Psycho such a bloody good time.”
And that does it, now go check out the trailer and then post about it in the forums! We’re always looking for fresh fish to join our evil campaign!