Category Archives: Fantasy

Metamorphosis: Unleashing the Bug — Exclusive

One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, … Continue reading

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Lisl and the Lorlok

Dark fairy tales — as the creators of the upcoming film Lisl and the Lorlok describe their work — seem to be on the rise. I remember back in late 1997 seeing a horror-styled version of Snow White and the … Continue reading

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New: Ultraman Zero

The latest entry in the unending tokusatsu (special effects) franchise Ultraman — Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire (Japan-2010; dir. Yuichi Abe)  — appears to continues the trend away from men and monsters in increasingly … Continue reading

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The Second Secret of Loch Ness

Michael Rowitz has released a sequel to his first venture into the world’s most famous cryptozoological site, The Secret of Loch Ness [aka Das Wunder von Loch Ness] (Germany-2008). The Secret of Loch Ness 2 [aka Das zweite Wunder von … Continue reading

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India’s Most Expensive Robot

Said to be the most expensive film yet made in India, Endhiran [aka The Robot] (India-2010; dir. S. Shankar) is full of bizarre effects, action, singing and dancing — everything we might expect from Bollywood, in fact. More, it’s got … Continue reading

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Do the Troll Stomp!

This is just an 18 second clip, but it’s so cool I had to run it here on the main site. It’s from the upcoming “camera verité”, fake doco monster flick from Norway Trolljegeren [aka The Troll Hunter] (Norway-2010; dir. … Continue reading

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Big Troll Sighted

I’ve always thought of trolls as large and monstrous, but a new Norwegian monster film seems to have upped the ante considerably. Apparently (as you can see from the trailer below) the filmmakers have hitherto been careful to keep the … Continue reading

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First Trailer: Age of the Dragons

In the previous Backbrain post, we revealed the Asylum’s modernised take on Herman Melville’s iconic novel, Moby Dick. Now we get the first trailer for Ryan Little’s draconic remix of the same story, starring Danny Glover as the medieval dragon-hunting … Continue reading

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Comic Con News

While exciting (or controversial) news from the recent Comic Con about upcoming genre films and projects, as well as a plethora of new posters, trailers and other advertising collateral, exploded onto the blogsphere, Undead Backbrain was too busy with things … Continue reading

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Sinbad Voyages Again in Dynamation!

At least one production studio — aptly named Giant Flick Films  —  is hell-bent on ensuring that their addition to a great cinematic tradition will replicate the sort of mythic monsters that made the originals so enchanting. Sinbad: The Fifth … Continue reading

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