This week on Cult Movie Worship we have two equally disturbing movies. One's about giant killer spiders, the other's about the Scandinavian wood nymph, the huldra. Plus, check out the latest scifi short obsession!
The next big Roger Corman-produced B-movie hit has to be Camel Spiders because there is nothing more disgusting (and horror schlocky) than giant, fuzzy, killer spiders. Just watching these beasts scuttle along makes our skin crawl. Not only is this flick disgusting, but it stars two of our old time favorites C. Thomas Howell and the White Lighter from Charmed, Brian Krause.
Based on actual creatures that for years have tormented our armed forces in the Middle East, these creatures have invaded the southwestern deserts of the United States. The Camel Spiders now freely hunt for prey, unafraid of any predator - including man. No place is safe no one is beyond their paralyzing sting. In the end, a small band of hearty fighters are forced to make one last stand against the creatures.
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We're exceptionally excited about Aleksander Nordaas' Thale and not just because the poster art is gorgeous (below). The story is centered around the ancient creature the huldra, a nymph-like wood creature who appears to be a gorgeous woman but has the tail of a cow. Also, her back appears to be hollowed out like a tree. This is the kind of crazy new monster we're ready for — finally not another vampire! Watch the first ever teaser trailer:
[For more images head over to Twitch Film]
Dead Space Aftermath
First it was a video game, now it's a straight-to-DVD movie. The first ever clip from Dead Space Aftermath is out, what do you think?
An ancient religious artifact has been recovered by a deep-space mining ship, and for the crew of the USG Ishimura, life just became a living hell. Unearthed on a far-away planet during a mining operation, the relic is worshiped by some, even seen as proof of God. But when it's removed from its resting place and brought on the ship, the artifact unleashes a long-dormant alien race, one bent on ripping apart — and taking over — every human aboard. Their screams CAN be heard in space … but only the slashers are listening.
Visual effects animator Patrick Kalyn (who has worked on the filmsAvatar, District 9, and The Water Horse) completed this short film, Somnolence. The flick was made for around 10K and was shot over two days in Vancouver. It's pretty fantastic for the time and resources that they had! Also, it finally explains what happens if a time-traveler astral projects himself on top of where you're standing (things get sticky).
By 2031, the Earth has exhausted its supply of fossil fuels. With the world on the verge of collapse, nations from around the globe form a coalition called AREN; the ‘Manhattan Project' of clean self-replenishing energy. When an experiment goes wrong that threatens the world's existence, David Canterra and a team of elite soldiers are sent on a mission to stop the anomaly. What they find is a mind-bending alternate dimension, and their only way home is through the fabric of time.