Lowell Dean‘s 2014 Canadian horror comedy WolfCop, which focused on an alcoholic police officer who turns into a werewolf, apparently performed well enough to warrant a sequel. In keeping with the movie’s tongue-in-cheek approach to…well, just about everything, the second film in the series is called Another WolfCop, and its trailer and poster highlight the fact that it’s providing more of what fans wanted from the first movie.
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There was a point when Christian Slater‘s presence in a film was fairly commanding, but his image has been diluted to the point where the best thing we can expect out of a Christian Slater movie is passable entertainment. But this trailer for Stranded, a low-budget horror-thriller set on a space station with Slater as the commanding officer, looks more promising than most. It’s a mashup of recognizable tropes and ideas — a little Solaris, a lot of Alien, a bit of Dead Space, and likely quite a few other things — but the trailer raises hackles and has more than a couple creepy moments.
Roger Christian — yes, the same Roger Christian credited with directing Battlefield Earth — is in the director’s chair, and Brendan Fehr, Amy Matysio, and Michael Therriault also appear. The real star, however, could well be the sense of foreboding, and whatever effects have been brought to bear in order to bring the film to life. Read More »