Monday, February 13, 2012

Beyond the Black Rainbow Trailer

The trailer I am about to show you is a movie called "Beyond the Black Rainbow".  It is a movie directed by Panos Cosmatos, who is either the metaphysical villain of a Phillip K. Dick novel or the maker of the most wonderfully weird trailer you'll ever see:

"Beyond the Black Rainbow" is a deliberate call back to early Eighties SciFi horror.  This is the kind of movie you'd see David Cronenburg, John Carpenter, or Stanley Kubrick direct.  And every detail is perfect:  the music, the haircuts, even the grain on the film stock.  I thought this really was an Eighties movie until I saw the release date.  This is the Eighties come alive to make a trailer with an amazing disturbing atmosphere.  The disconnect between modern fashions and early Eighties just makes the madness even more profound.  "Beyond the Black Rainbow" looks exactly like the kind of weird movie you'd find playing on a movie channel at two o'clock in the morning all alone.  If you love movies like "A Clockwork Orange" or "Altered States", this will be your movie I suspect.

Can't wait until it gets released somehow. I still don't know when or if its coming to theatres. But when it comes out, I'll be the first one in line to see it.


  1. Do I hear 80s sci-fi horror throwback entertainment? For your televisual fix, look no further than Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. Genius!

  2. Ahhh classic 80's horror movie. Back when it was ok to jump at a guy popping out the blue or covering your eyes when a intense bloody scene is on. Now you go to the theatre and your the only one who isn't jumping or screaming, because the chair slid across the room you feel sad inside. Then you see the promos and everyone is screaming at every little thing and the nameless reviewers give 5 stars or "Best movie made all year" you just die a little inside knowing that teenagers don't know what a real horror movie was. God I need a drink.....

  3. That looks awesome. I really want to see this, 80's styled horror was, and I guess is, the best.