Category Archives: Horror

HIS HOUSE (2020): New Trailer Starring Matt Smith, Sope Dirisu, Mevis Birungi, Javier Botet…

His House (2020), Sope Dirisu, Netflix
His House (2020), Sope Dirisu, Netflix

In new horror/thriller His House, an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface is the unexpected destination of a refugee couple who made a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan.

Directed by Remi Weekes; starring Sope Dirisu, Matt Smith, Mevis Birungi and Javier Botet, the couple struggle to adjust to their new life.

The Get Out (2017) vibes are strong with this one. Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place. This looks pretty dark. I find myself wondering about the motivations of the people that placed the couple in ‘his house’

Hopefully I won’t be too scared to watch this because I do want to find out how much everyone around the couple knows about what goes on in that house.

Bradley Banton, Vivien Bridson, Yvonne Campbell, Gamba Cole, Rene Costa, Andy Gathergood, Mark Gooden, Marie Hamm, Ty Hurley, Cornell John, John Kamau and John Samuel Kande also star.

His House Release Dates: October 30th, 2020 (US)…

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THE CRAFT (2020): New Trailer From Cailee Spaeny, David Duchovny, Lovie Simone, Michelle Monaghan…

The Craft (2020), Lovie Simone, Gideon Adlon, Cailee Spaeny, Zoey Luna
The Craft (2020), Lovie Simone, Gideon Adlon, Cailee Spaeny, Zoey Luna

A remake of the 1996 film of the same name, new fantasy/horror movie The Craft follows Hannah (Cailee Spaeny) a newcomer to a Catholic prep high school who falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft.

Also starring David Duchovny, Michelle Monaghan, Lovie Simone and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones; the girls soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.

Teenage me would be very excited about this. As for my non-teen self, I’m intrigued because this trailer isn’t bad (even though the wire work at 1:14 into the above edit seems questionable). I also I can’t remember much about the 1996 movie besides the fact that Neve Campbell is in it.

Just to be clear, I’m not a witch. OK, maybe that one time, for Halloween. I really just want to know more about the nature of their powers.

Zoey Luna, Gideon Adlon, Nicholas Galitzine, Charles Vandervaart, Donald MacLean Jr., Hannah Gordon, Julian Grey and Mike Dara also star.

The Craft Release Dates: October 28th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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SYNCHRONIC (2019): New Trailer From Jamie Dornan, Anthony Mackie, Katie Aselton…

Synchronic (2019), Anthony Mackie, Well Go USA Entertainment
Synchronic (2019), Anthony Mackie, Well Go USA Entertainment

Jamie Dornan, Anthony Mackie and Katie Aselton are the stars of Synchronic, a new sci-fi/horror/drama about two New Orleans paramedics, whose lives are ripped apart. All after they encounter a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects.

Directed by  Justin Benson and  Aaron Moorhead; additional key cast includes Ally Ioannides, Bill Oberst Jr., Natasha Tina Liu…

This looks dark and quite promising. Also, I’m sure I’m not the only one getting Project Power (2020) vibes. I only wish that there wasn’t so much text interrupting all the clips in this trailer. Am I right or am I right?

Martin Bats Bradford, Devyn A. Tyler, Lawrence Turner, Sam Malone, Aaron Groben, Betsy Holt and Shane Brady also star.

Synchronic Release Dates: October 23rd, 2020 (US)…

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FREAKY (2020): New Trailer Starring Kathryn Newton, Vince Vaughn, Alan Ruck, Celeste O’Connor…

In new comedy/horror/thriller Freaky, Kathryn Newton plays Millie, a young girl in high school who, after swapping bodies with a deranged serial killer; she discovers that she has less than 24 hours before the change becomes permanent.

Directed by Christopher Landon; Vince Vaughn, Celeste O’Connor, and Alan Ruck are among the key cast.

This looks like promising, silly fun.

Another thing that stands out is how much fun Newton must have had playing Millie. Particularly once she turned killer.

I’m in for the two Newton roles and the Halloween silliness. Who can believe that Halloween is so close already?

Uriah Shelton, Katie Finneran, Kelly Lamor Wilson, Dana Drori, Misha Osherovich, Mitchell Hoog, Melissa Collazo and Dustin Lewis also star.

Freaky Release Dates: November 13th, 2020 (US)…

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I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS (2020): The Thing I Liked…

I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020), Jessie Buckley, Netflix

There are some movies I’ll start watching, realise their terrible and quit within ten or fifteen minutes. Writer/director Charlie Kaufman’s latest drama/thriller I’m Thinking of Ending Things is not that kind of movie. One might say it’s worse because I’d hoped to like it far more than I did.

I expected more because I rather enjoyed Anomalisa (2015), and had hoped that I’m Thinking of Ending Things would be similarly pleasing and thought-provoking. It may well be thought-provoking for some, but post-viewing, it did not inspire me to think anything significant, except ‘what a waste of two hours.’ Particularly since the peculiar happenings that inspired me to watch the movie in the first place, never really get explained.

Kaufman’s story of a young woman who comes to question everything she thought she knew about her new boyfriend, upon arriving at his parent’s secluded farm is a film that may have fans raving on about the way it explores loneliness, death, sanity and so on. Yet, I for one didn’t want to work as hard and have as much patience as I’m Thinking of Ending Things requires of its audience.

By the third or fourth time that Jessie Buckley’s character says the words ‘I’m thinking of ending things‘, the film had lost me and I’d got far beyond the point of simply ‘thinking of ending things.’ I wanted to stop watching; yet I needed to see how the story would end.

Buckley, Toni Colette, David Thewlis and Jessie Plemons all perform brilliantly. Still, none of it proved enough for me. Regardless of the ‘stylish’ way the story is edited and told; the scares and other creative choices, it just didn’t result in a satisfying experience for me. Instead it felt incomplete.

I’m sure that very serious fans of Kaufman will likely enjoy this the most. For everyone else, sure, give it a chance if you’re SUPER curious.

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POSSESSOR (2020): New Trailer Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Andrea Riseborough, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean…

Possessor (2020), Andrea Riseborough, Neon
Possessor (2020), Andrea Riseborough, Neon

From writer/director Brandon Cronenberg; Possessor is a new sci-fi/thriller about a secret organisation that uses brain implant technology. The technology is ultimately used to drive its agents to inhabit other people’s bodies, in order to commit assassinations for high-paying clients.

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Andrea Riseborough, Tuppence Middleton and Christopher Abbott are among the key cast.

The teaser for this trailer was released weeks ago but I wasn’t sure about it then. However, t this version of the trailer combined with the synopsis definitely has me interested.

I’m extra intrigued since Possessor is directed by the son of David Cronenberg, director of A History of Violence (2005) and Eastern Promises (2007).

Rossif Sutherland, Christopher Jacot, Deragh Campbell, Hanneke Talbot, Gabrielle Graham, Rachael Crawford, Hrant Alianak, Raoul Bhaneja and Gage Graham-Arbuthnot also star.

Possessor Release Dates: October 9th, 2020 (US)…

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I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS (2020): Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, Jesse Plemons, David Thewlis…

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020), Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Netflix
I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020), Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020).


Based on Iain Reid’s acclaimed novel, I’m Thinking of Ending Things is a new drama/horror/thriller about a young woman who comes to question everything she thought she knew about her new boyfriend, and herself. All upon arriving to her boyfriend’s parent’s secluded farm.

Directed and co-written by Charlie Kaufman, I’m Thinking of Ending Things stars Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, David Thewlis and Jesse Plemons.

With parents that peculiar, maybe she should have trusted her gut much sooner! Actually, since I haven’t read the book on which this movie is based, it may well be that Buckley’s character is the most peculiar one,

The last Kaufman movie I saw was Anomalisa (2015). One of these days I’ll finally make time for what is perhaps his most popular movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).

Colby Minifie, Jason Ralph, Abby Quinn, Guy Boyd, Ashlyn Alessi, Hadley Robinson, Teddy Coluca, Anthony Robert Grasso and Austin Ferris also star.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things Release Dates: September 4th, 2020 (US)…

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GET DUKED! (2019): New Trailer Starring Eddie Izzard, Kate Dickie, James Cosmo, Viraj Juneja…

Get Duked! (2019), Lewis Gribben, Viraj Juneja, Samuel Bottomley
Get Duked! (2019), Lewis Gribben, Viraj Juneja, Samuel Bottomley

From writer/director Ninian Doff, Get duked! is a new hip-hop inspired comedy/horror film about four city boys on a wilderness trek as they try to escape a mysterious huntsman.

Key cast includes James Cosmo, Eddie Izzard, Kate Dickie, Viraj Juneja…

The comedy that results from the ‘fish out of water’ city boys having to survive in the much quieter countryside is what I’m looking forward to most. Especially since I’m not a country girl and I already love the line: ‘I’ve never witnessed a murder before, I’m home-schooled.’

I’m also a little curious about the hip hop angle.

Kevin Guthrie, Jonathan Aris, Alice Lowe, Samuel Bottomley, Rian Gordon, Lewis Gribben and Georgie Glen also star.

Get Duked! Release Dates: August 28th, 2020 (US)…

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