Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Hive - A Movie Post

Alrighty, readers! A movie post for you today!

I'm a pretty close follower of Nerdist News. I mean, it's really the best place to get updates about Game of Thrones fan theories, Doctor Who news, and upcoming movie info. In fact, at the end of last month there was a great list of upcoming horror movies (which you can watch here) that was capped off by the announcement of The Nerdist's first foray into movie distribution. 

Yep, that's right. The Nerdist has entered the movie biz by distributing the brand spanking new horror flick The Hive. It's going to be released on VOD but it did get a very short stint in theaters (VERY short) as a Fathom Event last night and I was bound and determined to go. So we did. And it was awesome!

The movie begins with Adam (played by Gabriel Basso) waking to find himself covered in blood and black goo, barricaded in a room with the word "remember" scrawled on one wall. Below the word are a handful of sketches of a girl Adam doesn't recognize. He quickly takes stock of his surroundings, noticing the boarded up doors (and the shadow of feet below one), eventually finding a dead girl in a closet, which kicks off a set of flashbacks that eventually tell the story to both the viewer and Adam himself. 

The movie is aptly set at a kids summer camp - as are some of the best movies out there - and as you can see by the trailer things get out of hand pretty freaking fast! Part of the fun is watching the movie unfold, so I'm not going to be the one to ruin it for you. Suffice it to say it's gory, gross, a little creepy, and excellent horror fun! 

You can find out more about the movie and watch lots of fun extras on the official site here and I sincerely hope you decide to check it out as soon as you have an opportunity to do so!

As an aside, I could go on a rant about the lack of unique horror movies these days. The deluge of found footage films, the constant flogging of old favorites being remade over and over and over again until they resemble nothing of what they were to begin with and really should just be called something completely different rather than banking on a built in fan base, but I won't. Instead, I'll just leave you with the links and my little post here hoping that you'll give this one a chance when you can. And I'll be patiently waiting for Cooties to be released On Demand because it's not getting a Fathom Events or a theatrical release in my area. Grrrr.

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