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Nagira is an upcoming German Kaiju film directed by Florian Schröder.

Nagira is brought to life with top motion effects, the creature Nagira is a mix of a piranha, a crab, and a snake. This is a full length feature film that will clock in at 80 minutes, which is long enough to be good but not so long it will drag out. The budget was an astronomical €3400 (~ $5000.) November 14 is the world premier, and the DVD will get released in 2010.
We all know the drill, Nagira shows up smashes things, and the army is useless. Eventually a giant robot is created to challenge Nagira and his destroying things philosophy of life. Okay, how about a bit more of specifics:

1986 — A mysterious meteorite crashes on Earth. High-level scientists find traces of extraterrestrial life on the rocks and set about deciphering the genetic material. Years later, the breakthrough occurs — and the lab burns down to its foundations. The leader of the team is murdered shortly afterwards in hospital. Investigators set their sights on a billionaire arms mogul after a towering monster appears, leaving an entire neighborhood in rubble. Even the Army with its tanks and missiles doesn’t stand a chance. But rescue comes from faraway Japan in the form of a professor who arrives in Germany with his assistant to work with the Crisis Team toward finding a solution to the monstrous problem. It turns out, however, that there is a traitor in the ranks of the Crisis Staff. Someone seems to be putting the destructive force of the monster to profitable use for themselves … With a budget of only 3400€ director and screenwriter Florian Schröder has produced an affectionate homage to B movies and the Japanese monster films of the 70s.

Official site
The trailer

Interview with Florian Schröder by Avery at Undead Backbrain
Kruder: Christian Peters
Frenz: Henry Braun
Oberst Schöndorf: Dirk Linke
Gefreiter Becker: Sven Clos
Von Klünkin: Janina Fahrner
Professor Kurosawa: Günther Lü-Matheis
Osato: Paul Magiera
Maranzano: Gun Aydemir
Philipp La Croix: Christian Hageleit

Thanks to Avery for the link!

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - November 4, 2009 at 8:03 pm

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La Bicha

Via Undead Backbrain, we got another short, this one is La Bicha, an animated/stop motion faux giant monster trailer with shades of Godzilla/Gamera/Bert I. Gordon movies/Toonces the Driving Cat. Directed by Paco Rocha, the short is the trailer for a 1968 Spanish movie based upon the dropped atom bomb incident two years before on the Palomares Coast. Born of the radiation, a giant reptile rises from the sea. No, there is not a real movie called La Bicha. The script is by Juan Fernando García and Paco Rocha, based on and idea from J. F. García and Paco Villanueva, with sound, editing and post-production by Juanjo de Latorre.

Thanks to Avery for the head’s up!

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - September 30, 2009 at 5:57 pm

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King Crabs Attack

King Crabs Attack started as a faux-trailer, and has now been turned into a 7 minute short film. Giant king crabs attack, people scream, pinchers pinch, all that stuff. Grégoire Sivan is the creator. Undead Backbrain has a bit more on the short.
Here is the trailer that sparked the short:

KING CRAB ATTACK ! from Jérôme Lozano (Headeater) on Vimeo.

Thanks to Avery for the head’s up!

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Posted by Tars Tarkas -  at 5:44 pm

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The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue

A new horror comedy with Robert Englund has wrapped production and is now in post. Englund seems to be showing up in several cult films recently that will outlive their DVD releases, and hopefully The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue is no exception.

Official Site
The plot:

The story follows two brothers (Bradecich and LaFlamboy) who have recently inherited a brownstone apartment building from their mother. After two years of running the building into the ground, the brothers must now contend with a monster living in the basement that is threatening the lives of the tenants and their pets.


Mole Man wraps in Chicago

It’s not every day you hear about a film being made by co- writers, co- producers, and co- directors who are also co- starring in over sixty percent of their own film, a monster movie comedy titled The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue, which finished production late in July. But then again John Laflamboy and Mike Bradecich are not your everyday filmmakers, they’ve been making short films and music videos together for years and come from very rich theater and improv backgrounds, which anyone will tell you are founded in trust and creative collaboration.

The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue is quite possibly the first feature length narrative film of late to draw so extensively from Chicago’s rich pool of improv comedy actors and in fact both directors freely admit that nearly all of the roles were written specifically for each actor. With the help of local casting agency TP&R, the all star line up includes Susan Messing, Dina Facklis, Greg Hollimon, Brad Morris, Dan Jessup, and an improvised scene between TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi, sure to be cutting edge hilarity.

The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue also brought Robert Englund to Chicago, ironically during the production of the latest Nightmare on Elmstreet to play a role in the film. Englund thanked the entire cast and crew for the experience and praised the screenplay while predicting the film was sure to become a cult classic. John Laflamboy and Mike Bradecich expressed how excited they were to combine the best forces of talent for comedy and horror nerds alike.

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I would like to add that it IS probably every day I hear about such a film, thus is the life of low budget cinema.

Thanks to Avery for the head’s up and Undead Backbrain for the scoop

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - September 11, 2009 at 8:50 pm

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Assault Girls trailer

Assault Girls
UPDATE: Read our review of Assault Girls here!

Japanese girls vs giant sand worms in the post-apocalyptic future. NipponCinema brought the trailer to the outside world.

Plot: In the aftermath of global thermonuclear war, the Earth’s surface has been turned into a desert battlefield. Three beautiful female hunters: Gray (Meisa Kuroki), Lucifer (Rinko Kikuchi), and Colonel (Hinako Saeki) traverse the barren landscape armed with powerful assault rifles to fight a group of deadly sand-dwelling monsters called “sunakujira” (sand whales). When the the epic battle eventually seems to be coming to an end, the sparkle of muzzle flash dies down and assault ship flies overhead. Suddenly, a gigantic super mutation called “Madara Sunakujira” attacks.
Mamoru Oshii directs and it hits theaters in Japan in December, no word on if it will show up in the US.

previous story here
thanks to Avery for the head’s up

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - August 24, 2009 at 11:13 pm

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Rumors of Godzilla getting restarted

Godzilla might be getting rebooted in the US, as rumors have hit the net with almost no sources, so I am not holding my breath, both because of the vague details and because the previous American Godzilla was beyond horrible. I shall just sort of pay attention to this unless something real emerges. Legendary Pictures is the American company.

Bloody Disgusting

Thanks to Avery for the heads up!

Awesome image from Ralph Cosentino’s great site!
Disney Godzilla

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - August 14, 2009 at 4:52 pm

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