It Follows seems to be the topic of the week, with a its official trailer hitting just a few days ago and now a minimalistic poster to go along with it, David Robert Mitchell’s hotly anticipated sexually transmitted haunter has taken the internet by storm. It’s about as simple as a poster can get, but there’s a certain haunting quality about it that just works. The bold blue font set against the black background (which dominates the poster) is eye-catching, leaving a feeling behind that there’s something hiding in all of that darkness. I really dig it, hope you guys do too.
There are a handful of films and projects headed our way in 2015 that I think have landed on a lot of people’s most anticipated lists, but the one that trumps them all? Well, that goes to Sam Raimi’s Ash vs. Evil Dead, a 10 half-hour episode series on Starz that will see the one and only Bruce Campbell reprise his role as the iconic deadite-slayer Ash Williams. Both Raimi and Campbell have been promising a return to Evil Dead for a long, long time now, and it’s finally going to happen next year. Groovy. Continue Reading ›
The wonderful thing about good (even some bad) art is that sometimes a single imagine can tell an entire story, and French artist Jérémy Pailler has done just that with his new art gallery, Horror Genesis Collection. It’s a beautiful collection that depicts the very origins of some of horror’s most iconic monsters from Pinhead and Cujo to Freddy and more. Pailler’s art is as unique as it is haunting, as stunning as it is terrifying, and manages to capture the very heart and tone of the film in which the monster was born. Continue Reading ›
If we haven’t heard enough about David Robert Mitchell’s much talked about haunter It Follows this year after sweeping through the festival circuit, 2015 is poised to do more of the same as the film approaches its Sundance Film Festival premiere next month. On the plus side, however, It Follows will see a release sooner rather than later as it has been slated with a March 27th release. Continue Reading ›
I reviewed The Mo Brothers’ latest foray into the world of horror, Killers, back in September, and although it doesn’t have an official release here in the States until January 23 on VOD, it was without a doubt one of the best films I had the chance to see this year. It’s not an easy film to sit through as it goes for the gut every chance it gets, but it’s an ultimately rewarding experience that peels back the curtain on a couple of killers in a way that has never been done before. Continue Reading ›
One of the biggest surprises of the year was Keanu Reeve’s turn as the ass kicking dog-lover in John Wick, a stylish action thriller that beat to the pulse of a techno-infused soundtrack as bodies hit the floor left and right. With Reeves back in the spotlight, teaming up with none other than horror maestro Eli Roth for his psychosexual thriller Knock Knock couldn’t have come at a better time. I don’t know what’s more intriguing—seeing Reeves star in an Eli Roth film or the fact that Knock Knock will be Roth’s first feature film outside of the horror genre… ever.
With the Sundance Film Festival just around the corner, we’re going to start hearing a lot of buzz surrounding what will be some of horror’s most anticipated releases of 2015. One of those films has already been tearing through the festival circuit, leaving nothing behind but shock and awe as David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows makes up one of the biggest names entering the Park City-set festival. There’s already plenty of chatter surrounding Mitchell’s nightmarish tale, but even more so now that the film’s first trailer has hit the web. Continue Reading ›
After years in development, IT is finally happening.
True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga has been hard at work on trying to get his two-film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic tome, IT, off the ground for many years and now it appears to finally be happening. Awesome. Speaking with Vulture, producer Dan Lin said that the film is not only happening, but it will start shooting in the summer. Continue Reading ›
A documentary that explores the real-life terrors of sleep paralysis.
I brought this one to your attention way, way back in September when we caught our first look at Room 237 director Rodney Ascher’s new documentary, The Nightmare. What Ascher aims to do with his new film is explore the demonic visions experienced by victims of sleep paralysis and provoked by his very own unsettling experiences with the condition. Continue Reading ›
This is going to be so good.
One of the best films of the year belongs to Jeremy Saulnier’s indie thriller Blue Ruin, and now he’s jumping right back behind the camera with a tale of Punks vs. Skinheads in Green Room, which puts Imogen Poots and Anton Yelchin up against a villainous Patrick Stewart. Stewart of all people tweeted out the first look at the film which sees him as a white supremacist leading a group of vicious skinheads. Along with the tweet, Stewart said of his character that he’s simply a “very bad guy”. At this point, do we really need to see anything else from Green Room after this? I think not. Continue Reading ›