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In this intense new teaser for Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2, we get a glimpse of some pretty terrifying goings on. Laid to Rest rocked pretty hard the first time around, so we shall see if Robert Hall can really shake things up with the sequel. You can check out the teaser right here and feel free to let us know what you think.
Director Gregg Araki is a stylistic freak – whatever his budget , he will always color his films with a wide spectrum of shocking sights and sounds. Nothing is too delicate or controversial for the director.
In Kaboom, Smith (Thomas Dekker) is a regular bisexual college student: he lusts after his hunky blonde surfer roommate, Thor (Chris Zylka), and he hangs with his BFF, Stella (Haley Bennett). Everything is going well for him until Smith meets a girl named London (Juno Temple). The two quickly become more than just friends, and then suddenly chaos ensues when a mysterious red-head (Nicole LaLiberte) and a witch (Roxane Mesquida) – who becomes Stella’s love interest – appear.
Dekker is terrific in the role of the protagonist: he captures perfectly the vulnerability in his sexual ambiguity. As emotionally disturbed as the rest of the characters are, they are incredibly endearing. While the rebellious anti-heroes Araki idolized in the past still haunt his artistic vision, he now seems more enlightened and optimistic. Araki, however, still takes chances in his thematic work. He always finds a way to mix sexuality, violence, murder and nudity into the story. With Kaboom, the nudity and sex is prominently explored, yet the film isn’t nearly as violent as his The Doom Generation was. This is a story primarily of sexual awakening and embracing new experiences before our time on this earth is up.
One minor problem with the film is its much-too-quick final act. After focusing so extensively on character development throughout the strangeness, it would have been nice to slow down the action before the end credits. The final few minutes are too abrupt and explosive. I guess that’s why they call it… Kaboom!
On Monday, we introduced you to the world of Laid to Rest. The crazed maniac slasher flick worked so well the first time, it is no surprise director Robert Hall and executive producer Kevin Bocarde decided to return for the sequel, ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2.
When we spoke to the filmmakers while we were on set, we asked about ChromeSkull’s apparent death in the first film. Much like what actor Nick Principe (ChromeSkull) had told us, there is nothing supernatural about this crazed killer.
Thomas Dekker (aka the young John Conner from The Sarah Connor Chronicles) shares his favorite movies. What's on his list? Watch the video to find out. To see more videos with Thomas Dekker, watch the Rogue Spotlight.
Thomas Dekker, aka the young John Conner from The Sarah Connor Chronicles, talks about being part of the Terminator experience in our exclusive Rogue Spotlight.
Thomas Dekker, who has been consistently acting since the age of six, shares advice and humor for actors who want to break into the business at an early age.
t.v., you know - and it's racking up a cast like this!
The pay channel is just about done adding names to Cinema Verite, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the groundbreaking 1973 PBS documentary reality series "An American Family", about the Loud family. Essentially, "An American Familiy" was one of the very first "reality" shows broadcast for our amusement. (To read the whole sordid tale, head on over to THIS Wikipedia page.)
Lolita Davidovich and Kathleen Quinlan have just joined the cast, which already includes James Gandolfini, Diane Lane, Tim Robbins, Patrick Fugit, Thomas Dekker and Shanna Collins. Both will play best friends of Patty Loud's (Lane).