Category Archives: Horror

BRIGHTBURN (2019): New Trailer from Elizabeth Banks, Meredith Hagner, David Denman…

Brightburn (2019), Elizabeth Banks
Brightburn (2019), Elizabeth Banks

In new horror movie Brightburn, a child from another world crash-lands on Earth, only instead becoming a hero to mankind, he’s something far worse.

Directed by David Yarovesky; Elizabeth Banks, Meredith Hagner, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones and star…

I’m drawn to this because I like Banks. Whether I make it to the theatre or not is another matter entirely. I mean, after all, this is categorised as horror rather than horror / drama / mystery, like  A Quiet Place (2017) –  scary-ish movie I had no issue watching.

Brightburn Release Dates: May 24th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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PIERCING (2018): New Trailer From Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa…

Piercing (2018), Mia Wasiskowska, Christopher Abbott
Piercing (2018), Mia Wasiskowska, Christopher Abbott

Piercing is the Nicolas Pesce directed thriller / horror about a man with a plan. A man with a plan to check into a hotel, call an escort service and kill an unsuspecting prostitute; and all after kissing his wife and baby goodbye.

Key cast includes Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa…

The weirdness of the trailer grabbed my attention. What Piercing has to say about a man such as the one in this story, and how he came to have  a plan such as his, that’s what has me most curious.

Probably unsurprisingly, this movie makes me want to re-watch American Psycho (2000).

Wendell Pierce, Olivia Bond, Marin Ireland, Dakota Lustick and Maria Dizzia also star.

Piercing Release Dates: February 1st, 2019 (US)…

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MOTHER! (2017): The Thing I Liked…

Mother! (2017), Jennifer Lawrence
Mother! (2017), Jennifer Lawrence

Mother!, the Darren Aronofsky directed mystery / horror film about uninvited guests who disrupt a couple’s tranquil existence is a weird movie. 

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer, the acting is great of course but what I enjoyed most about the film has nothing to do with acting. As controversial as this is, the beautiful single braid on Lawrence’s head… so effortless and gorgeous. That’s my favourite thing about Mother! 

Part of my issue with Aronofsky’s movie is that I can’t say I fully get it. I found myself getting mad at the close-up shots and about an hour into the film, I was thinking: ‘Resolve this mystery already!’ 

What’s also quite unfortunate about me not really understanding Mother! is that I’m definitely not interested enough to watch it again on the off chance that I may finally get it.

The way Lawrence and Bardem’s characters were so obviously grossly mismatched as a couple rather annoyed me. Bardem’s character’s lack of consideration towards his wife really made me mad and because I didn’t understand why he was being that way, it simply made matters worse.

If you’re an Aronofsky fan, I say give this movie a chance because you may like it. Just remember that Mother! is definitely more mystery than horror, so don’t let the word ‘horror’ dissuade you or get you too excited.

If you think I totally missed the point of this movie, you’re very welcome to enlighten me in the comments below. 

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CAM (2018) New Trailer From Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters…

Cam (2018), Madeline Brewer
Cam (2018), Madeline Brewer

Directed by Daniel Goldhaberan, Cam is a new thriller / mystery / horror about an ambitious camgirl named Alice. Alice wakes up one day to find that she’s been replaced on her show with an exact replica of herself.

Devin Druid, Imani Hakim and Michael Dempsey also star…

This looks pretty good to me. A hopefully ‘non-nightmare inducing’ kind of scary. I also really want to know how exactly how it is that the creep managed to replace Alice.

Cam Release Dates: November 16th, 2018 (US)…

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ESCAPE ROOM (2019): New Trailer From Deborah Ann Woll, Tyler Labine, Taylor Russell, Jay Ellis…

Escape Room (2019)
Escape Room (2019)

Directed by Adam Robitel; Deborah Ann Woll, Tyler Labine, Jay Ellis and Taylor Russell or the stars of Escape Room. A new thriller about six strangers who must use their wits to survive after finding themselves in circumstances beyond their control…

I’ve never partaken in an escape room scenario and this movie certainly won’t get me any closer. Yet I find myself intrigued.

Escape Room Release Dates: January 4th, 2019 (US), February 1st, 2019 (UK)…

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THE CLOVEHITCH KILLER (2018): New Trailer Starring Charlie Plummer, Dylan McDermott, Samantha Mathis…

The Clovehitch Killer (2018), Charlie Plummer
The Clovehitch Killer (2018), Charlie Plummer

The Clovehitch Killer promises a chilling drama / mystery / horror that centres around a picture-perfect family. One that’s shattered when the work of a serial killer hits too close to home.

Directed by Duncan Skiles; key cast includes Charlie Plummer, Dylan McDermott, Samantha Mathis…

I want to see this because the premise is compelling. The absolute nightmare of realising that your own parent is a monster. Almost too hideous a reality to comprehend.

The Clovehitch Killer Release Dates: November 16th, 2018 (US)…

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HIGH LIFE (2018), Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth…

High Life (2018), Robert Pattinson
High Life (2018), Robert Pattinson

High Life is a new adventure / drama / horror about a father and daughter’s struggle to survive where they live in isolation in deep space

Directed by Claire Denis; key cast includes Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin (Andre 3000), Mia Goth…

‘A baby? In deep space? How irresponsible!’ Said I, in a comical voice in my head.

This trailer has me curious about why a father is in space with his baby. I sure hope that the explanation and the rest of the movie comes together well.

High Life Release Dates

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THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE (2018): New Trailer From Carla Gugino, Michiel Huisman, Mckenna Grace, Timothy Hutton…

The Haunting Of Hill House (2018), Carla Gugino
The Haunting Of Hill House (2018), Carla Gugino

Based on the novel by Shirley Jackson, The Haunting Of Hill House is a new Netflix series about five siblings who grew up in Americas most famous haunted house.

Created by Mike Flanagan; Carla Gugino, Michiel Huisman, Mckenna Grace and Timothy Hutton star…

I’d call this ‘nice and creepy’ for fans of scary movies. I’m not the biggest scary movie fan but I do appreciate this story’s rather compelling premise and how well made this trailer is.

The Haunting Of Hill House Release Dates: October 12th, 2018 (US)…

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