Ants. They may not look creepy on the surface, but put them in a horror movie and good things will happen. And thanks to the new movie Hereditary, you get to see a lot of ants! And other fucked up shit too that might scar you for life. Let’s discuss! Continue reading
Ok, I can admit when I’m wrong. I originally scoffed and slightly rolled my eyes when I first saw the trailer for the new movie Upgrade. At the time, I may have been under the influence of something – and also, it hadn’t been confirmed that the movie would indeed be Rated R (which, for a revenge premise is a must in my book). And yes, that revenge premise has been done to death (no puns needed) – so I was aggressively skeptical. But……then this Red Band Teaser was released the other week:
Wowsers – that head shot! BTW – the lead actor in Upgrade, Logan Marshall Green, is in one of my favorite movies in recent years called The Invitation. Just wanted to add that bit of info. Upgrade was also written and directed by Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious) and is produced by Blumhouse Productions (of course it is….cha-ching!) But anyway, I am fully onboard now with this one and will most likely do a double-feature with another movie I have been waiting on this weekend called Hereditary. Cheers to both! And cheers to gratuitous head shots!
It’s far and between that I watch a horror movie trailer, and then re-watch about five more times quickly after. Such is the case for the new trailer for the film written and directed by Ari Aster called Hereditary. Just the tease alone, that you’ll see below, made me want to go take a shower.
Not even sure where to begin with this one. But first, yes – the buzz is already very strong on Hereditary thanks to it’s screening at Sundance last month. Being toted as ‘This generation’s Exorcist‘, those are obviously very strong words. Judging from the trailer though, that might not be crazy talk.
The visuals incorporating the dollhouse into real life are stunning, as is the last half where we see horrible things. Horrible, horrible things. A kid bashing his head against a desk, creepy crawlies crawling all over someone, a person engulfed in flames, and some serious chopping with a kitchen knife. All of this is accompanied by some unnerving music that sets the tone for what this movie experience is going to be like. Hereditary opens on June 8th. Make sure you bring an extra pair of underwear to the screening though. I’m thinking you might need it.