Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tiny Toothy Terrors

Back in August last year Undead Backbrain introduced you to the unique blend of Chihuahua and Piranha that is Chihuanhas (US-2010; dir. Jim L. Clark).

Somehow that ridiculous idea rang a very loud bell with monster film fans across the Web, and now we're all hanging out for the final result.

To learn more and to see some great conceptual artwork, go to Undead Backbrain.

Source: via Avery

Brief update: Sector 7

Information on Je-gyun Yun's ongoing Sector 7 production has been sadly lacking. As a filler, Flix Unlimited provides slightly more detail on the plot and the nature of the monsters:
“Sector 7” is about an oil platform in the middle of the ocean that is attacked by a mutant monster. The monster is believed to have come from a strange virus. As the monster emerges, the people on the oil platform do what they can to save themselves.
Apparently negotiations with "US producers" into possible funding arrangements are ongoing. Je-gyun Yun, whose previous film -- the tsunami disaster epic Haeundae (South Korea-2009; dir. Je-gyun Yun) -- was a huge success, particularly in its home country, is working on the script.

Source: Avery

More on Muckman

Muckman director Brett Piper reports that his mutant swamp monster epic has completed major photography (as of mid-January).  The production team can now begin editing and post-production effects.

Meanwhile, here's a few new shots.


Check out our previous reports on Muckman:
Source: Brett Piper via Avery

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Megapiranha Pics

Two new images and the official poster from The Asylum's next giant monster epic, Megapiranha (US-2010; dir. Eric Forsberg), have surfaced, with the film on schedule for a 27 April release, way ahead of the film it was set to shadow -- the "remake" Piranha 3D -- which has been put back to August.

Check out more images and info about The Asylum's really-big-piranha plague on Undead Backbrain.

New Pictures featuring ex-Brady Buncher Barry Williams, Asylum regular Paul Logan and pop-princess Tiffany:

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Return to Yucca Flats Poster

Undead Backbrain introduced you to Return to Yucca Flats: Desert Man-Beast (US-2010; dir. Leon Cowan) -- a remake of a bad 1961 film, The Beast of Yucca Flats (dir. Coleman Francis) -- back in February last year, when it was in post-production.

Well, now writer, producer and PR expert David C. Hayes has sent us the official poster and a few words of encouragement.

With a tag line like:

“30 Corpses… 1 Man Beast… 0 Plot.”

what can we expect? Quite a lot actually. Hayes claims that the film is "the worst movie ever". That's a big call! And given that it features a gaggle of girls in bikinis, it may be better than Robot Monster by default. Only time will tell.

Hayes added that the DVD would be available from Amazon in the next couple of months. So you can find out then if it lives down to the hype.

Source: David C. Hayes via Avery

Bravetart Teaser Poster Revealed

Ken Russell's ├╝ber-weird film about a Scottish prostitute, evil master of black magic Aleister Crowley and the Loch Ness Monster has reared its bizarro head once again, after nearly a year of silence. Whereas back in March last year (when Undead Backbrain wrote about it) it was still called Bravetart vs the Loch Ness Monster, it now seems to be called simply Bravetart. At that time it was promised for web-release in Easter 2009. That didn't happen, but it has been reincarnated as a poster:

The film was to star Russell's wife Elise back then, though she isn't mentioned here -- and nor is Russell himself. When we find out something useful we'll let you know.

See Undead Backbrain for further information about the film (as proposed in 2009).

Friday, January 22, 2010

Update: The Scout

Giant snake film Vengeance director Pleo Sirisuwan's The Scout [aka Bit Pi-Pop Ta-Lu Lohk]  (Thailand-2009; dir. Pleo Sirisuwan) -- which we previously previewed on Undead Brainspasm -- looks pretty much like a Thai version of The Goonies:

Scouts visit an ancient temple to witness a lunar eclipse. Hearing campfire stories of the legendary god who protects the temple, they decide to go on a treasure hunt. Finding themselves lost in a parallel universe, they must find the way back before the end of the eclipse traps them.

More Hisssing

Jennifer Chambers Lynch's Hisss (India/US-2010) -- which the director says she thinks of under the working title "Nagin: The Snake Woman" or perhaps "Hisss: The Vengeance of Nagin"(see this extensive interview with Lynch) -- is still in pre-production, but its sexy female lead, Mallika Sherwat, is drawing a lot of attention across the Net. Some are comparing her to Sridevi, a Hindi megastar who immortalised the snake goddess in Nagina (India-1986; dir. Harmesh Malhotra):

Even Mallika took the bold step of saying:
“[Hisss] will be unlike anything you ever saw. Nagina was a classic, but Hisss is for the new age.” (India Times)
See lots of pictures of Mallika here.

Snake/human make-up FX are by Robert Kurtzman, seen here with one of his Hsss models at Fangoria's April 2009 Weekend of Horror:

Kurtzman has done make-up and other SFX on a huge list of SFX films, from Night of the Creeps (1086) through Bride of Re-Animator (1990) and Army of Darkness (1992) to In the Mouth of MadnessThir13en Ghosts (1994), (2001), Bubba Ho-tep (2002) and Hulk (2003).

  • Sources: via Kaiju Search-Robot Avery