- Iron Sky. Due for release April 4th. Directed by Timo Vuorensola, starring Udo Kier. Plot Summary: one of those delightful ‘What If’ movies. “In 1945 The Nazis Went To The Moon. In 2018 They Are Coming Back.” Themed around the premise that back in 1945 Nazi Germany launched spaceships and established a base on the dark side of the moon, with the forward planning to invade earth when the time was right. 2018 is that time. Unsure about this one, it has the potential to be over-the-top camp (kampf?) or needlessly slasher and gory, or just so stupid that the whole plot is a precariously balanced house of cards. But then, if Michael Bay can get away with what he has for most of his career then why shouldn’t this have a shot at success!?!
- The Cabin in the Woods. Due for release April 13th. Directed by Drew Goddard, starring Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Chris Hemsworth, Jesse Williams, Fran Kranz, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Brian White & Amy Acker. Plot Summary: claiming to put a new twist on a classic (and by that we read ‘overdone’) horror storyline, the film blurb tells us that a group of friends at a cabin retreat scratch the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom it as time begins to run out. When I first saw this trailer I was reaching for the remote control, presuming it would be another run-of-the-mill teen romp with predictable slasher ending, however a few things caught my attention and made me realise this won’t be your standard ‘bitter old man lurks in the woods waiting for teens’ and that there would be more of a technological focus. Intrigued but not necessarily excited.