2017 so far has been a pretty righteous year for horror movies. A little something for everybody both in and out of the cinema is always a plus, and one of the upcoming offerings that I’m most looking forward to is It Comes At Night. Why, you ask? Because it has a creepy red door! And any movie with a creepy red door is ok in my book. Check out the trailer below:
Paranoia! That could have probably been another title for this movie since it seems that paranoia runs rampant in this one. First of all, Joel Edgerton is one of my favorite actors working right now – so you know he’s gonna bring the goods. And second, that music that kicks in around the second half of the trailer is soooooo good and definitely reminds of the original Evil Dead score in spots (the plucky strings, etc). But anyway, it looks as though if you were let down horror-wise by Alien: Covenant, then It Comes At Night should satisfy your quench. Not sure how wide of a release it will get, but it drops on June 9th – so seek it out if you can. And stay away from red doors!
Having already jerked off the poster for The Devil’s Candy the other week and the overall premise of the movie that apparently fuses horror and heavy metal together, I come bearing great news for those who loved the poster as much as me! A teaser trailer has been released, and it has everything you could want. Except the English language. Yeah, unfortunately it’s in Russian and doesn’t have subtitles. Although I did make out someone saying “Metallica” at some point.
Nevertheless, the visuals alone are worth the watch and if you do speak and understand Russian, then it’s a bonus for you! By the way, The Devil’s Candy is written and directed by Sean Byrne who did The Loved Ones, one of my favorite horror movies in the last 10 years. Check the Russian-fused trailer below:
It’s rare that I see a horror movie poster and get a boner. What’s even more rare is when that poster doesn’t have a scantily clad woman on it, but instead has a guy with a wicked guitar and lots of blood. Ok – this isn’t helping my cause. Just take a look at the new poster for The Devil’s Candy and let the horror boners commence!
BOING!!! Ok, now I’m just hearing about The Devil’s Candy, but much like the poster – the movie itself sounds awesome too. Check the brief synopsis below:
“In this creepily haunted-house tale a struggling painter is possessed by satanic forces after he and his young family move into their dream home in rural Texas.“
The Devil’s Candy premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival and the response seemed to be overwhelmingly positive. No said date for a release here in the US and no trailer yet (which mildly kills my horror boner), but fear not – because the poster is a good sign of good things to come! Satanic happenings? Metal music? Lots of blood? Yes, yes, and yes please. Stay tuned for more info on The Devil’s Candy!
Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead remake in 2013 was a breath of fresh gory air as far as horror remakes go. It gave enough nods and winks to the original, but managed to up the gross-out factor X 10 with some impressive practical effects throughout the experience. I still can’t carve a turkey without thinking of an arm getting sawed off. Well now Alvarez’s follow-up feature is finally coming in the form of Don’t Breathe – a movie that’s getting pretty solid early reviews for being a tense little ‘trapped in the house’ thriller.
The teaser poster is simple, but effective. The plot behind Don’t Breathe is about a group of teenagers who break into rich people’s houses to further their own economic status by stealing shit that isn’t theirs. Only problem is that they choose a blind guy as their latest victim and, you guessed it, the tables get turned! Originally titled A Man In The Dark (which I might like better actually), it sounds like a refreshing idea to the someone tired premise of being ‘trapped in a house’. Oh – and it stars Jane Levy who was in Alvarez’s Evil Dead as well.
Blind people in horror movies usually aren’t too successful in their quest to stay alive (I’m looking at you Suspiria and The Beyond), so to have a blind person get revenge on a bunch of kids trying to rob him sounds like a good time to me! As I stated earlier, the early buzz on this is that it’s pretty good, so stay tuned for a trailer hopefully dropping soon and a release date. In the meantime, do as the title says and don’t breathe. Actually, go ahead and breathe or you may have some health issues.
Well, it’s been about 13 years since we last saw The Creeper feast on a shirtless high school football team before he fell back into his 23-year slumber again after being captured by Ray Wise. Not many thought we would see another Jeepers Creepers movie. I for one, always loved the folklore revolving around The Creeper and actually thought the franchise had and showed a lot of promise. Now thanks to Bloody Disgusting breaking some news, those who have been fiending for Jeepers Creepers 3 can rejoice! Behold…….
Ok. That’s pretty much a perfect poster. So if that’s any indication for what we’ll get with this sequel then count me all the way in. In my opinion, we need a horror movie like Jeepers Creepers 3 right now. It would be a welcome breath of fresh air amidst all of the humdrum possession and found footage movies that are saturating the horror genre right now. A good old fashioned creature flick that hopefully will not succumb to the pressures of using tons of CGI, which is more the norm than not nowadays.
For those interested, yes Victor Salva is back as writer/director and Jonathan Breck will be returning to his role as The Creeper. Is it ironic that Victor Salva created a character called The Creeper btw? Anyway – Jeepers Creepers 3 will be starting production in Vancouver soon, so hopefully the poster is a good sign that the wheels will be in motion more quickly than not. I think we all have the same thing on our mind though after hearing the news about Jeepers Creepers 3 though – and that’s whether or not Justin Long’s belly button tattoo will be making a triumphant return.
Tension in movies is good for your heart. I don’t know exactly if that’s a proven fact and I’m not a doctor, so take it for what it’s worth. But speaking of tension, I keep hearing that a new movie called The Invitation has loads and loads of it.
What’s The Invitation you ask? Well the rather long synopsis below should help you out:
“Will and Eden were once a loving couple. After a tragedy took their son, Eden disappeared. Two years later, out of the blue, she returns with a new husband… and as a different person, eerily changed and eager to reunite with her ex and those she left behind. Over the course of a dinner party in the house that was once his, the haunted Will is gripped by mounting evidence that Eden and her new friends have a mysterious and terrifying agenda. But can we trust Will’s hold on reality? Or will he be the unwitting catalyst of the doom he senses?”
Having already played a few festivals last year, The Invitation is getting a lot of positive buzz and after you watch the teaser trailer below, I think you’ll be just as in as I am. Look for it in select theaters and VOD on March 25th!
Halloween is only three months away, and I’m already getting all of my ‘required viewing’ horror movies lined up to start the celebration. In 2007, the ridiculously good anthology flick Trick ‘r Treat came busting onto the scene and has earned a right into that ‘required viewing’ category. And speaking of Halloween anthology movies, I’m pretty excited this year because a new one called Tales Of Halloween is coming out on October 16th (limited theaters and VOD), and if the trailer below is any indication – we’re in for a fun ride:
Early word and buzz on this is that it’s as fun as the trailer looks. Comprised of 10 short stories each done by a different director that intertwine throughout, Tales Of Halloween looks to be exactly what we need to cure our Halloween movie blues. And the fact that there are some of your favorite horror actors, actresses, and directors involved only sweetens the deal. Who you ask? How about Neil Marshall, Darren Lynn Bousman, Lucky McKee, Lin Shaye, Adrienne Barbeau, John Landis, and Barbara Crampton to name a few. So get ready for Tales Of Halloween hitting select theaters on October 16th and you will also have the option to relax in your own home and check it out on VOD.
Werewolves seem to be the forgotten horror villain. Oh sure, Lon Chaney Jr. put everything in motion as far as werewolf movies go back in 1941 with The Wolf Man. Then in the 80’s, An American Werewolf In London and The Howling broke the mold when it came to special effects as far as werewolf transformations go. And don’t forget about the early 2000’s when Dog Soldiers and Ginger Snaps put their independent stamp on the sub-genre. But we’re talking about 75 years of content here, and the werewolf movie seems to sputter more than spurt. So how do we change that? By putting werewolves on train of course!
Ooooooh that’s right. Werewolves on a train are definitely in full effect in the upcoming horror flick called Howl. Directed by Paul Hyett (who gave us the impressive debut, The Seasoning House), this new take on the werewolf story takes place on and off of a broken down train as a band of riders come together to fight off a lycanthrope or two. The trailer was just released and it’s pretty awesome. And it looks like practical effects are going to take center stage! Check it out below and get ready for more updates on Howl soon.
2015 is looking like it might be shaping up as a good year for horror movies. I don’t want to jinx it, but I’m pretty optimistic. I’m waiting on pins and needles for It Follows to come out next month, and this teaser for We Are Still Here just got me tingling.
Barbara Crampton? Lisa Marie? Weird demon looking things? I’m there! I love the teaser because it leaves a lot to the imagination and unless you look up the premise (revolving around a creepy house that awakens every 30 years demanding a sacrifice), you wouldn’t really know what the movie is about. And I love that. I noticed the other week some early word leaked online about We Are Still Here, and the early word is good. Apparently the practical effects, that director Ted Geoghegan is known for from his previous films, are a stand-out and it’s supposedly a genuinely scary horror flick. No official word on a release date yet, but it will premiere at SXSW in March.
Move over Funny Games, it looks like there’s a new Austrian horror film in town! And it only took about 18 years for it to happen. It’s true, there isn’t an abundance of horror movies spewing from the republic of Austria – but it looks like they have a winner on their hands with Goodnight Mommy.
Ok, I have no idea what was being said in that trailer, but I do know two things: First, that was one hell of a slap the mother put on that kid. And second, this movie looks creepy as fuck. Early word about this one is that it lives up to the hype of the trailer by the way. Goodnight Mommy revolves around a mother, who is a television personality, that goes in for some plastic surgery and comes home to her two sons “changed”. You can tell from the trailer that things seem to go a bit awry when she does return, and what’s up with the masks that the kids are wearing? I’m sure it will all make sense when Goodnight Mommy is finally released here in the US. And that can’t come soon enough for me!