In a somewhat lackluster year for horror, Nicolas Pesce’s beautiful, monochromatic nightmare The Eyes of My Mother easily stands out as one of the most disturbing and striking films you’ll see this year. An exploration in isolation and the need for human contact lay the groundwork for this unnerving tale of loneliness.
The first trailer has been released for Greg McLean‘s (Wolf Creek) upcoming horror film The Belko Experiment, written by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) and starring John Gallagher Jr, Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Josh Brener, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, and Melonie Diaz.
Scherzo Diabolico, the latest film from Adrián García Bogliano, is a twisted tale of revenge that continually subverts the viewer’s theories about where it’s going and how it’s going to end. It’s a tough film to watch and an even tougher one to write about, considering the unique narrative path it takes, but this proves to be Bogliano’s best film yet, featuring a completely insane conclusion that shocked even a horror nut like myself.
I feel like recently we’ve been entering somewhat of a renaissance in indie horror, with new and unique films popping up all over the place that defiantly rebel against the formulaic banality to which the genre so often falls victim. Michael Thelin’s feature debut, Emelie, is a film that fits the bill, delivering a tense, unnerving thriller that takes a fresh look at the babysitter horror story.
What would you do if you accidentally killed someone while hanging out in a house that you weren’t exactly supposed to be in? Most rational people would immediately call the police and tell the truth. But if you’re one of the three friends in Dan Berk and Robert Olsen’s Body, however, you’re going to do pretty much anything but that.
The Gallows is comprised of a trifecta of horror movie lameness. The film’s found footage conceit uses standard tricks to deliver the requisite jump scares, it includes a supernatural element in order to conveniently break the rules of the physical world when needed, and weak third act twists pose as meaningful when they’re really meager. It all adds up to a whole lot of nothing.
I’ve always been a sucker for the creature feature; describe a movie as “giant killer (insert literally any noun in here),” and I’ll probably be excited to check it out – the campier the better. Such is the case with director Benni Diez’s feature debut, Stung, which involves giant killer wasps. It’s, gross, violent, silly and sometimes just plain stupid but in the best kind of way. Top it off with two completely ridiculously fun performances from Clifton Collins Jr. and Lance Henriksen, and you have yourself a bloody good time.
Although I can’t tell you exactly what the plot entails, all you really need to know about the upcoming Indonesian horror film Badoet is that there is a killer clown involved and that should be enough to creep you out.
A new trailer has been posted for the upcoming supernatural horror film The Chosen, starring Kian Lawley, former member of YouTube supergroup O2L (whatever that is). The film revolves around a child stealing demon who attaches itself to a little girl and the
The 5th entry in the Paranormal Activity series (not counting The Marked Ones), Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, received its first trailer today, which promises to finally uncover all the remaining secrets with the series. Although most of us are pretty tired
Dimension Films and Trancas International Films announced today that a new Halloween film is in the works and will officially begin production this July with the title Halloween Returns. Marcus Dunstan (The Collector, The Collection) will be directing and co-writing the film, with Patrick Melton
When you hit the proverbial wall, it seems like the next logical step would be to go backward. In the case of the hit supernatural franchise Insidious, it seemed like there was nowhere else to go after two films covered the events of the Lambert haunting.
In fact, the route filmmakers eluded to at the end of the second film just felt tacked on and pointless, such that the franchise would have become a parody, no matter how scary and creepy they tried to make the third installment. So having hit the logical end of the Lambert story, the filmmakers decided to go back to the beginning in this less-than-inspiring prequel to the Insidious saga.
One of the more fun films I saw at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival was Benni Diez‘s horror-comedy Stung, in which a garden party gets attacked by giant killer wasps. The film stars Matt O’Leary, Jessica Cook, Clifton Collins Jr., and Lance Henriksen. As
The restless souls of 2015’s version of Poltergeist have upgraded their method of communication to HDTV, but the film as a whole does little to repackage or freshen-up the 1982 original. This update is a half-hearted and half-baked retread that coasts on straight mimicry rather than tweaking the now well-worn formula for supernatural intrusions into suburbia.