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!
One of the great things about 80’s horror movies were the trailers that would be released before the movie came out, and more specifically the voiceover that would accompany them. The trailer for The Burning comes to mind as one of the better ones, but unfortunately for every good one – there’s a terrible one. Enter in the trailer for the low-budget slasher from 1981 called Don’t Go Into The Woods…..Alone! You have to shout the last part of the title because of the exclamation mark. Now granted, this movie is not good in it’s own right – but the voiceover in the teaser below is in a class all it’s own:
I commend the guy for trying to add a little bit of slam poetry to the voiceover, but I suspect that wasn’t his intention. He sounds confused while reading it – and because of that it’s our gain because it’s unintentionally awesome. God bless the 80’s.
“Something’s out there in the woods and it’s……killing people!”
I did learn from the trailer that Ingrid and Peter couldn’t believe that it happened to them, so there’s that I guess. But all jokes aside, this is a great little slice of 80’s horror nostalgia and deserves to be seen by everyone with an affection towards that era. So I salute you, voiceover guy from the Don’t Go Into The Woods…..Alone! The horror world is a better place because of your inability to correctly read from a script.