Category Archives: Horror

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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FLATLINERS (2017): New Trailer From Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev, Kiefer Sutherland, James Norton…

Flatliners (2017), Ellen Page
Flatliners (2017), Ellen Page

In Flatliners, the new Niels Arden Oplev directed drama / sci-fi / horror film, Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev and James Norton star as medical students. Students who experiment on ‘near death’ experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences surface…

Since this is a remake of the 1990 film of the same name that I also haven’t seen, I guess I’m supposed to assume that the previous version was good enough to warrant a remake that also stars one of the original cast members, Kiefer Sutherland. I’m rather curious and want this to be even better than the trailer suggests. Especially considering how somewhat nonsensical the concept appears to be. Also, it’s not that I have any expertise on the intricate workings of the human body, you understand.

Kiersey Clemons, Diego Luna and Charlotte McKinney also star.

Flatliners Release Dates: September 29th, 2017 (US & UK)…

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THE DARK TOWER (2017): New Trailer Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey & Katheryn Winnick…

The Dark Tower (2017), Idris Elba, Tom Taylor
The Dark Tower (2017), Idris Elba, Tom Taylor

In The Dark Tower, Idris Elba plays a gunslinger named Roland Deschain, a man who roams an Old West-like landscape in pursuit of the ‘man in black’ (Matthew McConaughey). Deschain is also searching for the fabled Dark Tower in hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world…

The plot of The Dark Tower is certainly unlike any Stephen King story I’m familiar with and that’s reason enough for me to watch. There’s also the names Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba to convince me further. I really want this to be good; toes, fingers and everything crossed.

Katheryn Winnick, Tom Taylor, Nikolaj Arcel, Abbey Lee and Claudia Kim also star.

The Dark Tower Release Dates: August 4th, 2017 (US); August 18th, 2017 (UK); August 10th, 2017 (GER)…

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GET OUT (2017): A Scary, Suspenseful & Clever Mystery…

Get Out (2017), Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams
Get Out (2017), Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams

Meeting a girlfriend’s parents for the first time is scary for any young man but when you’re a young African-American man (Daniel Kaluuya) visiting his Caucasian girlfriend’s mysterious family estate for the first time, there’s another level of scary that comes into play. And it’s writer / director Jordan Peele’s exploration of this fear combined with his smart social and cultural observations that make Get Out a thing to see.

As a self-confessed wuss, especially where scary movies are concerned, as soon as Get Out started, I was more than ready for the film to end. Not because I was having a bad time, as such. I simply knew that something bad was going to happen and I was looking forward to the point when it was over.  

In spite of my ‘wussy’ ways, I did make it to the very end of Get Out, a well constructed mystery where the immediate scares come in the suspenseful moments when you don’t quite know how the impending horror is going to take shape. 

Watch this movie because it’s worthy and you probably won’t have nightmares afterwards. At least not on the night you watch the movie. I didn’t; though I did have plenty of other thoughts going on… so that’s probably why. Or, maybe tonight is when the scares will come. Tonight…

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47 METERS DOWN (2017): New Trailer For Shark Attack Movie Starring Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine…

47 Meters Down (2017), Matthew Modine, Claire Holt, Mandy Moore
47 Meters Down (2017), Matthew Modine, Claire Holt, Mandy Moore

In 47 Meters Down, Mandy Moore and Claire Holt are two sisters who are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. They have less than an hour of oxygen left and white sharks are circling…

I’m not currently sure that I buy all the terror Moore and Holt are projecting. As such, I’m thinking of  giving this movie a go just so I can decide for sure. That’s a good enough reason, surely.

47 Meters Down Release Dates: June 16th, 2017 (US)

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The New ‘IT’ Movie Trailer & How I Feel About Horror Movies…

TheMovieMyLife & Horror Movies
TheMovieMyLife & Horror Movies

I blame the often underestimated amount of hard work that’s required to edit a video and at the very least ‘adequately’ for the reason why today’s blog post didn’t happen at the usual time. Bad planning on my part had nothing to do with it, I assure you. Really. Yes.

After finally hitting the ‘publish’ button and thinking, ‘I’m happy with that.’ I realised my error. In addition to my late post, I’d failed to include my ‘end card’. At this point in the day, ‘you live and you learn’ are all the words I have to comfort myself with. That and ‘what a beautiful red balloon. I want it…’

The above video covers how I feel about horror movies, clowns and the recently released trailer for Stephen King’s classic horror film, IT.

IT (2017)
IT (2017)

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IT (2017): New Trailer For ‘Scary’ Clown Movie Based On Stephen King’s Best Selling Novel…

IT (2017)
IT (2017)

IT is a movie based on one of horror / thriller writer Stephen Kings most popular books. It’s a story about the seven children in Derry, Maine who were unfortunate enough to encounter a monster in the shape of a clown called Pennywise…

I’ve never been scared of clowns and since I also haven’t watched the 1990 TV movie of King’s book, I thought the above trailer would get me to the place where clowns become, you know, scary.  However, as well made as this trailer is, I honestly didn’t jump once. I just don’t think clowns scare me. They’re too colourful and synonymous with fun in my mind.

I think I’m going to have to watch this movie just to know, for sure precisely where I stand with clowns. As someone who usually avoids horror for the sake of peaceful sleep, I’ll watch IT as early as possible in the day, just  so that by night time, I’d have forgotten all about it. Sounds like a great plan to me, I know you agree.

Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Javier Botet, Nicholas Hamilton, Jaeden Lieberher and Megan Charpentier star while Andrés Muschietti directs.

IT Release Dates: September 8th, 2017 (US); September 8th, 2017 (UK)…

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THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (2016): The Thing I Liked…

 

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Gemma Aterton, Glenn Close
The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Gemma Aterton, Glenn Close

Melanie (Sennia Nanua) is a special young girl. A young girl who’s taken along on a journey of survival with her teacher (Gemma Aterton) and a scientist (Glenn Close).

Directed by Colm McCarthy and set in a dystopian future in what looks like London, England, The Girl With All The Gifts is an adequate zombie movie. It’s not quite the kind you may be expecting in some respects but it’s worth it to hang in there for the ending, my favourite part.

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Sennia Nanua
The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Sennia Nanua

I don’t recall getting particularly terrified as I watched, probably because gore isn’t necessarily the core focus of McCarthy’s movie. The Girl With All The Gifts is a relatively smart zombie movie. Personally I find the idea of zombies a tad more ridiculous and unreal than the idea of vampires – as odd as that may seem. And yes, I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t survive a zombie apocalypse.

Watch The Girl With All The Gifts if you’re intrigued enough and to find out about the refreshing difference that is the ending.

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