The future is a pretty dreary place. Wars, famine, plagues, etc. Kinda makes you not want to see it. Thankfully, today’s story takes place 1,000 years after tomorrow, so unless there’s some kind of cure for everything released pretty soon or cryogenics steps up its’ game, we won’t have much to worry about. See, in this future a neutron war takes place. No, neutrons don’t fight each other, I’m guessing it’s some kind of war that has to do with neutron bombs. After the war, the world consists of vast deserts and large city-states. If you’re not in a city state, then you don’t use machinery (except weird floodlight/gun things) and you’re probably a mutant. Unless, of course, you’re a guide – which is an ancient warrior that lives only by it’s own code. If you are a guide, though, you’re hunted down to participate in the only punishment that’s still allowed in this distant future. That punishment is Deathsport!
Last Summer we were treated to Machete, the first of the faux Grindhouse trailers to be turned into a full feature movie. Last weekend I was informed the second movie from the trailers was to be released in theaters on May, 6th. Hobo with a Shotgun features B-movie star Rutger Hauer in the title role, and newcomer writer/director Jason Eisener. Checkout the red band trailer below, or hell, just watch the movie OnDemand before it hits theaters next month… details HERE!
Picture this… it’s 1985 and script writers need some ideas (well, when I put it that way, it’s 2011 and script writers still need some ideas!) Halley’s Comet is coming around in a year and there’s quite a bit of mystery surrounding it. It only shows up once every 75 years, and it’s one of the few true mysteries that are still floating around in our solar system – why not write some movies about it? “Night of the Comet” already covered the zombies aspect so let’s write our script about space vampires (actually, it’s based off of a 1976 novel called “Space Vampires” of all things, but this is my review dammit so keep your hoity-toity literature insight to yourself)! We don’t want to keep the title “Space Vampires” though, it might sound too cheesy. Let’s change the title to LifeForce instead, and we’ll make the connection between vampires and Halley’s Comet down below the break. Also, be warned that some of the images below the break may be NSFW