It's a new year and not much has changed with the world. Currently in the UK we are in our third national lock-down and this one for some reason seems more draining than the others. I think it is due to the current pandemic that so few films are getting released, and so I am receiving less screeners for review. This isn't necessarily a bad thing as it means I get to dig into my Shudder and Netflix queues, as well as my DVDs to pick out horrors for viewing.
When this post comes out I will have finally been successful in acquiring a Xbox Series X console. Mainly I am excited for this so that I can play some older Xbox games again. It also means I will get to try The Medium, an Xbox Series X/S console exclusive. In other gaming news I am still getting through the P.T Demo inspired horror game Visage, I'm currently 18 videos in, my playlist for this can be found here.
Paul Mormando (Bound by Debt) has joined the cast of zombie film Z Dead End. This film features among its cast George Lazenby (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), Robert Lasardo (The Mule), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Robert Allen Mukes (House of 1000 Corpses) and Roger Corman.
Z Dead End is a post apocalyptic horror that seems to be about a group of soldiers battling the undead, new zombie films are always welcome on this site so here's to hoping this one is good.
Also out by Masters is Lukewarm Surprise, which is a new wave album. The press release states 'The horror guru of Hollywood has composed and recorded thirteen original tracks using a vintage Roland JX-3P synthesizer, Wurlitzer electric piano and Dr. Rhythm drum machines. His unique vocals and singing style is at the forefront of this dark, yet joyous musical experience as well'. Lukewarm Surprise is out now on CD and Cassette and many of the tracks will also feature on Quartz Vein.
The House in The Pines has release an official teaser trailer. This is a horror with an eighties slasher style and a dollop of the paranormal. A group of high school friends visit the NJ Pine Barrens for a summer vacation. There they encounter revenge, gangsters, ghosts and flames. This is directed by Mich Strawn and Jeremy Brown, produced by John DiRenzo, Michael Joy and Mario Cerrito III, with FX specialist Nick Benson.
As I said, film news is quiet at the moment, so onto music news! Deathgaze duo Vazum have released a music video for Carol of the Witch, taken off their new Christmas themed E.P, Vazumnacht. This track is an interpretation of the Christmas carol, Carol of the Bells redone with original sinister lyrics.