You know how Dustin, Steven, Dan and Bedhead spend their weekends at movie theaters, hoping that one of the week’s big releases will actually yield something good? I’m like that, except for an aversion to public places and humans. So instead, I wander the internet and Netflix, trying to find a diamond in the rough, an unheard-of film that will end up being a pleasant surprise. As a result, I find myself watching a lot of the foreign horror releases, a lot of animated fare, and a bunch of other stuff that my wife rolls her eyes at. Anyway, here’s a nifty round-up of some of the better-looking small films to be found. Enjoy.
First, we’ve got the Korean film Section 7, which is hoping to contend with The Host for best Korean monster movie. It’s very reminiscent of the classic American B-flick, Deep Rising, but it might be worth a go. Alas, there are no subtitles, but I’m pretty sure you’ll get the point:
Then there’s the French animated film The Prodigies, a film that I’m pretty amped up for. It’s sort of a spin on the X-Men, if the X-Men were kids who used their powers for evil. Again, not in English, but it looks pretty sweet. Here’s a synopsis to help you wade through:
NYC, Central Park, 2010. Five young teenagers are violently assaulted. But they’re not your average teenagers… they’re prodigies. The trauma of the assault incites them to lash out against the world in a cold and calculating way. The five chillingly brilliant minds come together to concoct a perfect revenge. The only person aware of the pending doom is Jimbo Farrar, a sixth prodigy, who has gathered them. As long as he fights against his five counterparts with all his might, there’s hope for the world. But should he turn over to their side, it’s only a matter of time before a disaster of apocalyptic proportions ensues…
And the trailer:
Next, the trailer for The Devil’s Rock, by New Zealand director Paul Campion. It’s an interesting looking, somewhat disturbing movie about Nazis and demons and a delightfully sexy succubus. Check it out:
Campion clearly has a thing for dangerous women/creatures. One of his earlier works is the short film Eel Girl, which is kind of awesome. NSFW due to some boobage:
Finally, speaking of Nazis, a while back we wrote about the fan-funded film Iron Sky, otherwise known as “The Nazis on the Moon movie.” It’s almost completed (it’s in post-production) and is slated for a 2012 release, and there’s a clever new teaser trailer it. Take a gander: