Halloween is almost upon us! Yes, only a few days away and luckily to get you in the mood – your local movie theater has a lot to offer in the way of HORROR this weekend. Looking for something truly frightening? Then why not go see………Boo! A Madea Halloween! Yeah, that’s not going to work. But something that might work is a blood-curdling ‘scare you shitless’ horror movie that’s coming out this weekend called……..Inferno! Oooooh…..scarrrrrrry. Wait a minute, isn’t that the Tom Hanks Da Vinci Code sequel movie? That’s not scary. But then why are they promoting it like it is? Last night while watching TV, a commercial came on for Inferno and right away it said this:
This Halloween…….Inferno is coming! (cue scary intense music and heavily edited video)
Really, guys? I get it. There’s nothing horror-related coming out this weekend for Halloween. But do we have to try and trick people into thinking that Inferno is a horror movie? Just accept the fact that Hollywood found it unnecessary to release a horror movie on Halloween weekend. In fact, Ouija: Origin Of Evil is the only horror movie really released in theaters this month at all. I read online that horror is a year-round phenomenon now, so there’s no need to release a horror movie for the sake of it being Halloween weekend. Get the fuck outta here is what I have to say to that.
The good news from all of this? There are plenty of new and old releases that you can watch via your Blu-ray player or Netflix to get your horror fix this weekend. But it’s times like this where I actually miss going to see the next Saw movie or even another Paranormal Activity sequel. Considering I haven’t seen Ouija: Origin Of Evil and have heard good things about it, I think I’ll be supporting my horror habit by going to check that out. Sorry, Tom Hanks…..if I want to get a Halloween fix from you – I’m just going to watch your Saturday Night Live sketch with your character David Pumpkins. Any questions???
Wait, wait, wait! Don’t judge me just yet. Give the post a chance. Let’s get the obvious out of the way. 2014’s stinker called Ouija was a indeed a piece of crap. And somehow (I just looked this up) it made over $100 million at the box office worldwide. Let me repeat that loudly: $100 MILLION! Well because of that, it’s not a shit movie shocker that a sequel was announced. Normally I would yawn and flip off my computer at the same time when I hear something like that, but I saw that director Mike Flanagan (Hush,Oculus) was attached and suddenly became a little intrigued.
Look who’s having fun with a Ouija board up there! Her eye is quite large. So anyway, Ouija: Origin Of Evil was announced and is actually coming out October 21st – just in time for Halloween. I think that’s one of the other reasons why I’m somewhat interested in this because any horror movie that comes out around Halloween is worth a little of my time. Granted, the PG-13 rating is a downer – but give me some creepy goodness and we can work around that negative.
Did I mention that Henry Thomas from E.T. is in this? Well there you go. Another reason to possibly check it out. Don’t worry, I’ll totally eat crow if this sucks but it can’t be worse than the shit bomb that was unleashed upon us in 2014. On a side note – I’ve never owned a Ouija board and kind of want one. I can summons my Grandma and ask her if she still needs me to mow her lawn. Check out the trailer for Ouija: Origin Of Evil below, and try and ignore some of the CGI: