This weekend sees the release of two self-aware takes on the horror genre: Cabin in the Woods and Detention. So this is a great time to pay tribute to the long tradition of meta horror films that have winked at the audience and poked fun at the tropes of the genre.
What would it look like if James Gunn, writer of such so-wrong-they're-great movies as Slither and Super, wrote a zombie-centric version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Wonder no longer. The first trailer is out for Lollipop Chainsaw, a game about a cheerleader who kills zombies.
Long before Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, long before Super, there was Hero At Large, the original story of a regular guy who becomes a superhero. And gets his ass kicked massively.
Captain America, Green Lantern, Thor and X-Men: First Class may well be terrific movies. But a strong contender for "most memorable superhero movie of the year" is already out, and it stars the most unlikely superhero of all: Rainn Wilson.
How did Rainn Wilson become our DIY savior? Why is a movie as horrendously messed up and insane as Super even allowed to exist, in a rational universe? Who thought a psychotic superhero film would be a good idea?
This brand new clip from James Gunn's Super finally showcases the tentacled madness we've come to expect from the director of Slither. Watch as Rainn Wilson receives inspiration from above in the form of a mystical lobotomy.
The young mutants of X-Men: First Class explain why the movie focuses on more obscure characters. Martin Sheen is amazed with the new Spider-Man Andrew Garfield. Plus a new Prometheus love interest, a massive Doctor Who roundup, and much more!
If Quentin Tarantino directed a superhero movie on speed, you might end up with something like Super, starring Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page. We caught an early showing of this demented gem at South By Southwest. Here's a spoiler-lite review.
Every year, at least one movie comes out of Austin's South by Southwest film festival on its way to megahit status. Which of this year's fantastical science fiction and fantasy films at SXSW will hit the big time this year?
The first theatrical trailer for Super is out, and it's looking like this year's Kick-Ass is twice as demented and messed up.
A major heavy-hitter might be the villain of Zack Snyder's reboot after all — and a couple of big-time actors are reportedly in line to play him. The new Hulk won't just share Marc Ruffalo's movements... it'll share his looks.
There are more superhero films coming in 2011 than in the past few years put together — but will they all be cookie-cutter super-adventures, or something a bit wilder and more different? Could this be the year superheroes stretch out?