Review: Let Us Prey, all the devils are here


Brian O’Malley’s tale of good vs. evil shines under a gorgeously shot, hyper-violent light that finds evil in the darkest of places when a mysterious stranger takes over the minds and souls of everyone inside a remote police station. The film is swallowed in a pitch black atmosphere, driven to wonderfully insane bouts of violence under a blanket of blood, guts, and fire. Let Us Prey moves at a breakneck pace, delivering an often savage piece of horror cinema. In the film, Rachel, a rookie cop, sees her first nightshift in a neglected police station go to hell when a mysterious man shows up. Continue Reading ›

Cary Fukunaga drops out of IT adaptation; project most likely doomed


Just when things were looking up for Cary Fukunaga’s two-part film adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, the True Detective director has dropped out of the project after bumping heads with New Line. The film will not move forward as planned this summer and has been pushed indefinitely, reports The Wrap. Stop me if you’v heard this one before, but Fukunaga essentially left the project due to creative differences. Continue Reading ›

Review: Poltergeist, this house is not clean


Gil Keenan’s Poltergeist remake has had an uphill battle since it was first announced, mostly because Tobe Hooper’s 1982 classic of the same name is as close to perfect as a haunted house movie can get—there’s virtually nothing, aside from some special effects, that would benefit from a remake. But the funny thing about reimagining these classic films is that when they’re good, they’re usually fucking great. So there’s a fine line when it comes to remakes, and more often than not, they’re on the wrong side of it. Gil Keenan was tasked with bringing Poltergeist to a new audience, but it unfortunately can’t escape the ghost of its original counterpart. In it, a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive. Continue Reading ›

Keanu Reeves has been a very bad man in the international trailer for Eli Roth’s Knock Knock


While we’re still here waiting patiently for the release of Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno, his latest thriller Knock Knock has already been picked up by Lionsgate, who hopes to release the film sometime later this year—what are the chances we see Knock Knock before The Green Inferno? We now have the international trailer for his latest and it’s… something. The unlikely tandem of Roth and Keanu Reeves looks exactly as ridiculous as it sounds, and I mean that in the best way possible. It’s obvious Reeves is having a blast here (I don’t blame him) and Roth appears to be taking a step out of his comfort zone; a solid combination, that’s for sure. Continue Reading ›

Cooties trailer eats all the teachers


After some reshoots, a new ending, and a successful festival run, Cooties has finally revealed its first official trailer. And what do you know? It’s two minutes of pure and glorious undead, child-fueled rage. In it, Elijah Wood and a gang of elementary school teachers take on a swarm of children hungry for man flesh, so naturally, the trailer is every bit as awesome as it sounds. Keep an eye out for Cooties on September 18th in select theaters and on demand! Continue Reading ›

SFF Review: The Invitation, a dinner party for the mad


The long wait to see Karyn Kusama back behind the camera of a feature film is finally over, following up Jennifer’s Body with her cutthroat, paranoid thriller The Invitation. Calculated, tense and unflinching in its brutality, it’s a terrific simmering style of storytelling that boils into one insanity-fueled finish. In it, while attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests. Continue Reading ›

Things get weird in the new trailer for Nina Forever


One of the most talked about gems out of this year’s SXSW Film Festival was Chris Blaine and Ben Blaine’s Nina Forever. The film looks fantastically messed up, which is exactly what it wants, claiming to be a totally fucked up fairy tale. I really dug the borderline creepy teaser that we saw back in March, but it only did just that—tease. The new trailer, however, does a good job of setting up its story and giving us a peek at the characters who find themselves in the oddest of situations. Continue Reading ›

The red band trailer for Let Us Prey is insane


It’s been well over year since the first teaser for Brian O’Malley’s hyper-violent thriller Let Us Prey got under our skin, and now, just weeks away from its release, we have an all-new red band trailer that does more of the same. I’ve been hearing mostly good things about this one, so keep an eye here for a review just ahead of its VOD release on May 26th. Continue Reading ›

Honeymoon’s Leigh Janiak tapped to remake The Craft


The wonderfully mad mind behind one of last year’s very best indie horror offerings, Honeymoon, has been tapped to conjure a new take on 1996’s witchcraft classic The Craft. That’s right, rising director Leigh Janiak has been given the nod to reimagine Andrew Fleming’s sorcery-driven classic for Sony, who has hired Phil Graziadei to co-write the script alongside Janiak. Continue Reading ›

Guillermo del Toro’s gothic horror Crimson Peak gets a stunning new trailer


Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak is a rare breed of horror film coming our way later this year—rare in that it’s a big budget Hollywood picture dripping with classical gothic horror, and to much surprise has been given the R-rated treatment with an A-list cast backing it all up. So, in other words, the potential for del Toro’s latest is through the snow-covered roof and a possible horror classic in the making. Today’s our lucky day, too, because the first official trailer is here, in all of its stunning glory. Continue Reading ›