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.
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.
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…
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 certainly always open to a pleasant surprise.
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.
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.
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…
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.