Thursday, January 31, 2013

A state of The Basement redress

A couple of days ago Shawn and I provided an update on our plans for this site and our show. As you can tell from an earlier post tonight, we already proved ourselves liars.

Truth is, aside from saying we're in this for the love of the show, we're backtracking on what we said in that post. Truth is, a few turn of events during the last 24 hours got Shawn and I think deeper about what we do.

We're still all about the radio show/podcast, but we feel we have something pretty special going on with this site and how we do the shit we do.

Yes, we're focusing on quality over quantity, so posts won't be coming at you in crazy numbers. But we will post as often as we can without driving ourselves batshit crazy. And we're not doing this because we want to become rich. We're doing it because we believe in what we do, and so do a core group of fans.

Also, we're not done with the mini-film fest either. All I can say to that is stick with us!

So brace yourselves, Basement Dwellers. The best is yet to come.

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Citadel and The Awakening

Comin' at yah from across the pond -- a little corner of the globe where people know a thing or two about scary stories -- come two tales guaranteed to put the FEAR into you.

First up is Ciaran Foy's movie about an agoraphobic father who teams up with a renegade priest to save his daughter from the clutches of a gang of twisted feral children who committed an act of violence against his family years earlier.

Scared yet? You should be.

Then The Basement Dwellers travel back in time to 1921 England as hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.

OK. Now you're scared, right? Right!?!?

Plus, Jason and Shawn take a few moments of their not-so-precious time to talk about movies that should be remade. That's right, there are a few flicks out there that could stand to be retooled a little bit, and the Basementites are going to tell you what they are.

So tune in at 10 p.m. PST at 92.5FM CFBX Kamloops and online at You can follow along to the mad tweets of Mike S over on Twitter. Stick with us!

Now for them previews we keep telling you about.


The Awakening

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bruce Campbell tweets Evil Dead remake's early release

I'm not going to pretend that I understand how all this social media stuff works, but Jebus bless it for giving us all kinds of cool shit to write about.

First we got all the sexy pics of hot actresses from Machete Kills strutting their stuff online. Now we've got the crew of the Evil Dead remake tweeting about the film's rating etc. As Ash would say, groovy!

Speaking of groovy, Ash himself -- Bruce Fucking Campbell -- tweeted today that the Evil Dead remake will hit a week early. That's April 5 to be exact. Apparently we demanded it. Not sure who "we" are. But there you go.

Don't believe me? Check out this screen capture, bitches!

There. Who's laughing now!?!?

Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with her brother and three friends, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. 

We await with bated breath. Really, we do.

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Hey, folks.  Mike S popping in once again to bring you some more movie related news.  While cruising around "Arrow in the Head", I came across their little article about the "RoboCop" remake.

It seems that the official look of the new RoboCop is still being kept classified as "Top Secret", but pictures of a early RoboCop prototype (ED-208 Humanoid Drone) have been released.  Just look at the picture above, and you've got it.  ED-208, eh?  Looks a lot like the Iron Man armour to me.  This makes me wonder if the beloved ED-209 will make an actual appearance... and if so, how radically different will they make it?

Judging from the MGM and Sony released synopsis, I get the feeling this movie isn't going to stray too far from the original release:
In ROBOCOP, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to fight the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp uses their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.
 Fans of the original are suffering mixed feelings about this movie.  Some are eagerly awaiting it- while others are dreading it.  Me?  I'll give it a whirl when it comes out (7th February, 2013), just to see what they do with it.  It could be Good... Bad... or Ugly.

Source: Arrow in the Head

Update: (26 Feb 2013)  Due to copyright problems, we have been required to remove the image of the ED-208.  Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Tonight . . . on What Movie Wednesday

It's What Movie Wednesday time again. And that can only mean one thing, that Mike S over at The Corner of Terror is ready to subject himself to one of the potentially shitty movies on the list below.

Actually, we're pretty sure they're all shitty in their own way. Just between you, me and the fence post. But don't tell Mike that, or he might stop doing this.

1. Blood Tide (1982) pictured
2. Point of Terror (1971)
3. Frankenstein 80 (1972)

Now get on over to The Corner of Terror group page or fan page on Facebook and vote. Voting closes at 6:30 p.m. PST and the tweet along at @TerrorCorner begins at 7 p.m. PST.

The review hits his blog on Thursday. 
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Check out Carrie's PE report card

The world will have to wait until Oct. 18 to see director Kimberly Peirce's retelling of the Stephen King novel, but you can check out how Carrietta White performs in physical education right now.

That's right, the Carrie remake's viral campaign is in full swing over at the film's Facebook page. While I'm sure someone in the Sony marketing department thinks this is a clever way to sell the movie, I'm not so sure. I mean, a report card? Really?

Actually, movie marketing in general is going a bit overboard, don't you think? Teaser trailers for teaser trailers? Clips up the wazoo? Movie stills galore? Viral crap like this? It almost makes one sick of the movie before it even has a chance to hit theatres. Sure, they open big. But who gives a shit?

Anyway, the new Carrie tells the story of a sheltered high school girl who unleashes her newly developed telekinetic powers after being pushed too far by her peers. Wait a minute . . .? That sounds like the old Carrie!

Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore star. Oh yeah, that report card. Here is is:

Source: Shock Till You Drop
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Monday, January 28, 2013

Two new images from Rob Zombie's the Lords of Salem

Get ready horror nerds, Rob Zombie's latest foray into fucked up will hit April 26 courtesy of those fine bastards at Anchor Bay Entertainment. To celebrate, we're showing off two -- count 'em two -- pics from The Lords of Salem.

The images feature Zombie fave Sid Haig (House of 1,000 Corpses) and genre veteran Michael Berryman as a couple of witch hunters. Because the movie is about witches and shit.

What's the official line on The Lords of Salem? Residents of Salem, Massachusetts are visited by a 300-year-old coven of witches. Zombie's wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, plays a key role in the mayhem that follows.

Now for those pics, mofos!

Source: Shock Till You Drop
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