Category Archives: Horror

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (2017): New Trailer From Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Alicia Silverstone, Barry Keoghan…

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Colin Farrell
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Colin Farrell

Co-written and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, The Killing of a Sacred Deer stars Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Alicia Silverstone and Barry Keoghan. At the heart of the story is a charismatic surgeon who’s forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart and  the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister…

I remember enjoying The Lobster (2015), – the last Yorgos Lanthimos movie I watched. Therefore, I’m thinking and hoping  that  this is unlikely to disappoint. There’s also the wonderfully full beard that Colin Farrell is sporting. I at least need to look at that a little more.

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MOTHER! (2018): New Trailer From Director Darren Aronofsky, Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris…

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

Written and directed by Darren Aronofsky; Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris are the stars of Mother!, a mystery / horror film about unvited guests that disrupt a couple’s tranquil existence…

I will be brave enough and see this because a part of me wants to start liking scary movies – and I love all the film makers involved; Lawrence and Aronovsky because of everything they do, Bardem because of Skyfall (2012), Harris because of The Truman Show (1998) / A History Of Violence (2005), etc., etc…

I also wouldn’t mind hearing more of the beautiful / haunting music in this trailer.

Other cast includes Jovan Adepo, Kristen Wiig, Amanda Warren…

Mother! Release Dates: September 15th, 2017 (US & UK)…

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THE VAULT (2017): New Trailer From James Franco, Taryn Manning, Francesca Eastwood…

The Vault (2017), James Franco
The Vault (2017), James Franco

Co-written and directed by Dan Bush, The Vault is a scary movie / thriller about two estranged sisters who are forced to rob a bank in order to save their brother. Starring James Franco, Taryn Manning and Francesca Eastwood, what the sisters don’t know is that very little will go according to plan…

I’m likely to give this scary movie a chance because of Franco. I don’t watch horror films often enough to really know for sure but it appears as though horror is becoming a genre that mainstream movie stars are more and more interested to work in. Fingers crossed that this one is great. I’m going to admit that a small part of me is intrigued because of Franco’s moustache…

The Vault Release Dates: September 1st, 2017 (US); September 8th, 2017 (UK)…

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LEATHERFACE (2017): New Trailer For The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Prequel, Starring Lili Taylor, Stephen Dorff, Nicole Andrews…

Leatherface (2017)
Leatherface (2017)

Directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, Leatherface is a prequel to the  The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a 1974 horror movie about a chainsaw wielding psycho killer. Starring Lili Taylor, Stephen Dorff and Nicole Andrews, this new film introduces us to teenage Leatherface who escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnaps a young nurse and takes her on a road trip from hell…

I’m curious about this one because I remember watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie and not hating it. If my memory serves me well, the film stood out more for the humour rather than any moments that may have terrified me. Nevertheless, I’ll of course take the necessary preventative measures against nightmares; I’ll watch Leatherface in broad daylight… like the proud wuss that I am.

Leatherface Release Dates: October 20th, 2017 (US)…

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THE SNOWMAN (2017): New Trailer From Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Chloë Sevigny, Val Kilmer…

The Snowman (2017), Rebecca Ferguson
The Snowman (2017), Rebecca Ferguson

The snowman is the new crime / horror/ drama based on the bestselling book by Jo Nesbø and stars Michael Fassbender as detective Harry Hole. Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. Directed by Tomas Alfredson; Rebecca Ferguson, Chloë Sevigny and Val Kilmer also star…

I’m big fan of Fassbender and Ferguson. This looks so good to me I can hardly wait.

Additional supporting cast includes J.K. Simmons ,Jamie Clayton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, James D’Arcy, Toby Jones, and Sofia Helin.

The Snowman Release Dates: October 13th, 2017 (UK); October 20th, 2017 (US)…

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DAVE MADE A MAZE (2017): New Trailer From Adam Busch, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Kirsten Vangsness, Stephanie Allynne…

Dave Built A Maze (2017), Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Adam Busch
Dave Built A Maze (2017), Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Adam Busch

Starring Adam Busch, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Kirsten Vangsness and Stephanie Allynne, Dave Made A Maze is a Bill Watterson directed adventure / comedy / horror film. At the centre of the story is an artist who’s frustrated because he’s yet to complete anything of note in his life. Things get interesting when his frustration leads to him building a fort in his living room. A fort that ends up trapping him thanks to the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation…

This is just the kind of crazy I want to watch. I like that it’s unlike most. After this trailer, I’m very curious about what else the maze can possibly do.

Dave Made A Maze Release Dates: August 18th, 2017 (US)…

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THE RITUAL (2017): New Trailer From Rafe Spall, Robert James-Collier, Arsher Ali…

The Ritual (2017), Rafe Spall
The Ritual (2017), Rafe Spall

In The Ritual, a group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, where they’re stalked by a dark, menacing presence. Directed by David Bruckner; Rafe Spall, Robert James-Collier and Arsher Ali star…

I’m curious about this because I want to know if the dead friend is haunting the one who survived. I also want to find out how everything went down in the convenience store. This is clearly supposed to be a scary movie in the traditional sense but I also wouldn’t mind seeing  a version of the film where it’s actually not scary and the focus instead is on the survivor, his late friend, the criminals and so on.

The Ritual Release Dates: October 13th, 2017 (UK)…

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HAPPY DEATH DAY (2017): New Trailer From Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine…

Happy Death Day (2017), Jessica Rothe
Happy Death Day (2017), Jessica Rothe

From director and co-writer Christopher Landon, Happy Death Day is a new horror / thriller / mystery about Tree, a girl who must relive the same day over and over again until she figures out who is trying to kill her and why…

Teaser trailer

Trailer 1

This does appear to be a parody of the ‘relive the same day of your  life over and over again until you figure something out’ genre. Films with the same theme that I’m aware of include – most recently Before I Fall (2016) and Groundhog Day (1993). Will the end result prove worthy? I’m open to a pleasant surprise.

Happy Death Day Release Dates: October 13th, 2017 (US); October 20th, 2017 (UK)…

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