Horror-Comedy COOTIES Gets a New Poster

Lionsgate released a new poster for Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion‘s horror-comedy Cooties, which is finally making its way to theaters and VOD September 18th. The film, which originally premiered at Sundance 2014, stars Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Leigh


Sci-fi Horror Film INFINI Trailer

Here’s a new trailer for the upcoming sci-fi horror film Infini, directed by Shane Abbess and starring starring Daniel MacPherson, Luke Hemsworth, Grace Huang, Bren Foster, Luke Ford, and Dwaine Stevenson. The film involves a crew of soldiers sent to rescue the


M. Night Shyamalan’s THE VISIT Trailer

Here’s the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan‘s upcoming horror film The Visit, in which two siblings go for a visit with their grandparents only to have some strange and horrific things start to happen. It’s found footage (what a twist!) so I’m


Oscilloscope Picks up Indie Thriller BODY

One of the more interesting horror flicks out of Slamdance this year was Dan Berk and Robert Olsen‘s Body, wherein through a series of mishaps a group of girls must decide how to get rid of a body, played by the incomparable

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Horror films and modern technology rarely mix well. In the digital age, there’s always an explanation needed for not using tech (i.e. no cell phone service); or, the level of advancement is stretched and bastardized (i.e. fake computer programs and interfaces) to get potential victims into or out of a jam.

Unfriended keeps things simple and recognizable, the entire film unfolding on a teenager’s computer screen via tools like Skype, Spotify, and Facebook. There’s potential in the premise and a few intriguing moments, but the film’s major issue is that it’s not scary. A supernatural element clashes with the online antics, and the tension is never enough to transcend the fact that we’re constantly watching a bunch of dull, unlikable teens yelling at each other through webcams.


Bruce McDonald’s HELLIONS Picked up by IFC Midnight

Pontypool director Bruce McDonald‘s latest horror film, Hellions, has been acquired for U.S. distribution by IFC Midnight. The film, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, stars Chloe Rose, Robert Patrick, Rossif Sutherland, Rachel Wilson, Peter DaCunha and Luke Bilyk ,


Short Film: DOWNSTAIRS From the Boxleitner Brothers

If you’re looking for a quick scary thrill, then check out Downstairs, a 17-minute short from Sam and Lee Boxleitner. This bite-sized tale of terror revolves around a slightly goofy security guard (played by Sam Boxleitner) who becomes tormented by the restless


Indie Horror Flick BASTARD Gets a Gory Trailer

A new trailer has been released for the upcoming slasher flick, Bastard, from directors Powell Robinson and Patrick Robert Young. The film stars Tonya Kay, Ellis Greer, Dan Creed, Rebekah Kennedy, Will Tranfo, and Burt Culver and, according to the synopsis, “follows


SINISTER 2 Gets a Teaser Trailer

A new teaser trailer and poster has been released for Sinister 2, the followup to the surprise hit from 2012. The film is directed by Ciaran Foy (Citadel) and stars Shannyn Sossamon, Robert and Dartanian Sloan, and James Ransone.

While this sequel


Drafthouse Films Picks up Horror Thriller THE INVITATION

Drafthouse Films has picked up the distribution rights to Karyn Kusama‘s horror-thriller The Invitation after its premiere at this year’s SXSW. The film stars Logan Marshall-Green as a guy attending a dinner party at his old house hosted by his ex-wife and


POLTERGEIST Reboot Receives a New Trailer

A new trailer dropped for the upcoming 20th Century Fox reboot of Poltergeist, produced by Sam Raimi and starring Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt. The film is directed by Gil Kenan (Monster House) and, if you’re not familiar with the plot of