Category Archives: Horror

SLAUGHTERHOUSE RULEZ (2018): New Trailer From Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Michael Sheen…

Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018), Simon Pegg, Michael Sheen
Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018), Simon Pegg, Michael Sheen

In the latest comedy / horror movie from Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Michael Sheen; a mysterious sinkhole appears at a fracking site near an illustrious British boarding school –  turning the school into quite the bloody battleground.

Directed and co-written by Crispian Mills; Hermione Corfield, Asa Butterfield and Jamie Blackley also star….

It looks like this may amuse me somewhat. I’m drawn to it in part because it reminds me of the fun ‘posh school’ sketches in Little Britain

Slaughterhouse Rulez Release Dates: October 31st, 2018 (UK)…

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GLASS (2019): New Trailer From James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy…

Glass (2019), James McAvoy
Glass (2019), James McAvoy

In new M. Night Shyamalan horror / mystery, Glass, James McAvoy is Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty personalities and Bruce Willis plays the security guard who uses his supernatural abilities  to track Crumb down…

The cast and the hope of seeing a well executed story that features key characters from Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016) come together… that’s why I’m in.

Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Luke Kirby, Charlayne Woodard, Spencer Treat Clark and Rob Yang also star.

Glass Release Dates: January 18th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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MY FRIEND DAHMER (2017): The thing I Liked…

My Friend Dahmer (2017), Ross lynch, Liam Koeth
My Friend Dahmer (2017), Ross lynch, Liam Koeth

Directed by Marc Meyers and based on the novel by Derf Backderf, My Friend Dahmer is the story of a teenage Jeffrey Dahmer, the American serial killer.

It’s mainly the hope that Ross Lynch would do a mesmerising job of playing Dahmer that’s a key reason for why I saw this movie. Lynch certainly presented well physically which made him stand out as a convincingly odd yet intriguing character. However, I wouldn’t say that ‘mesmerising’ is quite the word. I also wanted to satisfy my curiosity about how similar Dahmer’s childhood was compared to other serial killers I’d heard of. I’d say the answer is ‘not too different’.

What Meyers really shows us in this movie is young Dahmer’s struggle to belong in high school, his less than ideal home life and some of the early signs of who he was likely to become in the not too distant future. The thing we don’t get to learn much about is Dahmer’s psychological state. His journey from ‘not quite carefree teenager’ to full blown serial killer felt incomplete in parts because I wanted to know more about young Dahmer. He seemed distressed but he never cried, nor did he do much talking. This may be the reason I didn’t feel as though I connected to his human side much. At least not as fully as I could have

Overall, My Friend Dahmer is an OK film. Anne Heche, Alex Wolff, Dallas Roberts and the rest of the cast performed well. I guess I just wanted a deeper understanding of Dahmer instead of what felt like a glimpse into part of his teenage years. There’s a part of me that also wanted to feel terrified, I wanted to believe the darkness in Dahmer’s soul more. I wasn’t really scared in this movie until towards the end, in the scene without lights.

What’s suddenly become clear to me is that I should probably watch a documentary about Dahmer, or a movie that starts from his first murder in order to get all the information I want.

Watch it if you’re very curious. Otherwise, maybe find a documentary or wait for Zac Efron’s turn as another infamous American serial killer, Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

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THE LITTLE STRANGER (2018): New Trailer From Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Charlotte Rampling, Will Poulter…

The Little Stranger (2018), Charlottle Rampling, Ruth Wilson
The Little Stranger (2018), Charlottle Rampling, Ruth Wilson

Set in the summer of 1947, Dr Faraday, a respectable country doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall where his mother once worked. Little does Faraday know that he’s about to find out just how closely and terrifyingly the family of his new patient’s story is about to become entwined with his own.

From director Lenny Abrahamson, The Little Stranger is based on the novel by Lucinda Coxon and Sarah Waters. Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Charlotte Rampling and Will Poulter star…

The mystery intrigues me. Yet it’s mainly Poulter and his character that have me most interested.

The Little Stranger Release Dates: August 31st, 2018 (US)…

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SUSPIRIA (2018): New Trailer From Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth…

Suspiria (2018), Dakota Johnson
Suspiria (2018), Dakota Johnson

A world-renowned dance company is the setting and the story is about a darkness that swirls at its centre. One that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist.

Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton and Mia Goth star while Luca Guadagnino directs…

The slight Black Swan (2010) vibes help; however it’s really Swinton and my curiosity for seeing Johnson doing well in a film outside of the Fifty Shades of Grey movies; these are  my reasons for watching.

Lutz Ebersdorf, Angela Winkler, Ingrid Caven and Elena Fokina also star.

Suspiria Release Dates: November 2nd, 2018 (US)…

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HALLOWEEN (2018): New Trailer From Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Virginia Gardner, Toby Huss…

Halloween (2018), Nick Castle
Halloween (2018), Nick Castle

Four decades ago in Halloween (1978), Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) escaped a killing spree on Halloween night. Mike Myers, the man responsible is back and so comes the long awaited confrontation Laurie has been praying for.

Directed by David Gordon Green; Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Virginia Gardner and Toby Huss star…

Nostalgia, that’s why I’m drawn to this one. It also helps that slasher horror movies are not the kind that give me nightmares. My favourite moment in this trailer is the scene with the wardrobe door. Fingers, toes and everything are crossed for a very entertaining result.

Miles Robbins, Will Patton and Nick Castle also star.

Halloween Release Dates: October 19th, 2018 (US)…

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THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT (2018): New Trailer Starring Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, Bruno Ganz…

The House That Jack Built (2018), Matt Dillon
The House That Jack Built (2018), Matt Dillon

In The House That Jack Built, Jack (Matt Dillon) is a highly intelligent serial killer whose murders we get to witness over the course of 12 years as he develops his practice.

Directed by Lars von Trier; additional key cast includes Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, Bruno Ganz…

‘What kind of madness is this?’ I hear you wonder. It’s the kind I simply have to find out more about.

The House That Jack Built Release Dates

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THE PREDATOR (2018): New Trailer From Jacob Tremblay, Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown…

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In new action / adventure / horror The Predator, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race, after a young boy accidentally triggers the return of universe’s most lethal hunters.

Directed by Shane Black; Jacob Tremblay, Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown star…

This is a very good teaser trailer but not for a second would I ever think that an 11 year-old actor would be the one to put me at ease in terms of the expected quality level of a new movie. But then, not every 11 year-old is a very talented Canadian called Jacob Tremblay.

I’m very much looking forward to this, in part because of the beautiful bass in Boyd Holbrook’s voice.

Yvonne Strahovski, Thomas Jane, Keegan-Michael Key and Lochlyn Munro also star.

The Predator Release Dates: September 14th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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