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Witness the power… of the activity! Paramount has debuted the first short TV spot for Gregory Plotkin's Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, the latest sequel in the never-ending Paranormal Activity horror franchise. The hint is that this is supposed to be the end of it all, finale, and they're going all out by making it in 3D. Oh boy. The cast includes Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw, Ivy George, Dan Gill and Chloe Csengery. This looks like they're really trying to go all out and scare the crap out of everyone with cheesy FX, and intense violence, but why not if it's truly the last one. Hide under the covers and watch.
Have you always wanted to wear Freddy's red and green striped sweater to your Christmas party? Well, here's your chance! Mondo has revealed a fantastic line of horror Christmas sweaters, themed after a few classic slasher flicks (found via EW.com). They've got a sweater for Friday the 13th featuring Jason, then there's Michael from Halloween, and of course Freddy's classic sweater (seen above) from A Nightmare on Elm Street (different versions, too). Hopefully they're making more of these down the line, but for now you can already place an order and get your hands on any of these sweaters if you want. Mondo is killing it.
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Universal has debuted the first official trailer for Krampus, from Michael Dougherty, the director of Trick 'r Treat. This time he's bringing horror to the "most wonderful time of the year" in the form the evil Christmas monster Krampus, who comes to torment a small snowy town. The main cast includes Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Allison Tolman, David Koechner and many others. I love how much fun this looks, with the horror kicking in in the second half. I'm a huge fan of Dougherty's Trick 'r Treat and have been waiting for him to make another movie, and from the looks of it, this is going to be just as good. Get your first look below and put this on your schedule for December. Enjoy!
"Movies like this end when the final girl kills the bad guy, and the credits roll…" This looks crazy! If you love horror movies, you have to see this. The first trailer has debuted for a horror comedy spoof called The Final Girls, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. The film is basically a huge riff on the entire horror genre, breaking all sorts of tropes and making fun of everything from flashbacks to the "final girl" killing the bad guy at the end. It looks really crazy fun, and I'm sure it'll be a good one to watch this October. The huge cast includes Taissa Farmiga starring as Max, plus Malin Akerman, Alexander Ludwig, Nina Dobrev, Alia Shawkat, Adam Devine, Angela Trimbur, Chloe Bridges & Thomas Middleditch. Have fun!
Evil takes many forms. A24 has debuted the first official trailer for The Witch, a film from Sundance this year written and directed by Robert Eggers, making his feature directing debut. Ralph Ineson stars as William, Kate Dickie stars as Katherine, in this vintage horror thriller set in New England in the 1600s about a family and their suddenly missing children. Eggers did win the Best Director award at Sundance this year for this film. It certainly seems very unsettling, and very unique, unlike most horror films we find these days. I'm not particularly into this, the whole thing about the goat seems campy to me. Take a look below.
These trick-or-treaters are not here for candy. IFC has recently debuted the official trailer for indie horror Hellions, which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival in the Park City at Midnight category. Chloe Rose stars as Dora, a pregnant teenager home alone on Halloween terrorized by tiny, evil trick-or-treaters after her baby. The cast includes Robert Patrick as a cop who tries to help her. This looks very creepy, and disturbing, and just weird and totally out of place during the heat of the summer. But it's being released later in the fall, closer to Halloween, which is the perfect time to let these Hellions loose. Have fun!
One, two, another reboot coming for you. Three, four, the more franchise movies the better. Five, six, you get the point. Over at the Tracking Board, they're reporting that New Line Cinema is ready to try again with A Nightmare on Elm Street. Just a few years ago we followed very closely the most recent remake that came out in 2010, directed by Samuel Bayer starring Jackie Earle Haley as the new Freddy. And, once again, since that remake didn't end up doing so well they're simply going back to the drawing board and restarting because of course it's a successful name-brand horror franchise so they can restart and it still has a fanbase.
"Do you know what it's like to live forever?" Lionsgate has debuted the full-length trailer for The Last Witch Hunter, a CGI-filled horror fantasy action mash-up starring Vin Diesel as the immortal "last witch hunter" Kaulder. We featured the first teaser trailer for this a few months ago, now we can follow up with the full trailer and poster. Aside from Diesel, the cast includes Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Rena Owen, Julie Engelbrecht and Michael Caine. I hate to say it, but this just looks way too cheesy and overly-FX-driven to be taken seriously. "I need you to take me to the dream world. It's the only way…" There are all kinds of crazy things in this, flaming swords and flaming trees. I don't even know.
See the films that inspired the creators of Sinister 2. That's the concept behind this brand new screening series kicking off this month. Called "Sinister Weekends", Gramercy Pictures has announced a midnight screening series running nationwide that will (re-)introduce fans of the Sinister "franchise" to more horror. "The program is set to terrorize fans in Los Angeles, New York, and over a dozen additional markets with weekends of horror celebrating fright inspirations for Sinister co-creators and Sinister 2 screenwriters and Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill as well as Sinister 2 director Ciarán Foy." Watch a few trailers for this sequel here and here, and catch the beginning of this screening series when it kicks off this weekend.
"She's so different." Radius-TWC has debuted the official US trailer for Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz's Goodnight Mommy, a psychological horror thriller from Austria about a mom and her two insane sons. It's another story about how bad kids can be, but this one is a bit more twisted, involving some really freaky happenings in their nice countryside home. Austrian actress Susanne Wuest plays "Die Mutter", or The Mother, with Elias Schwarz & Lukas Schwarz as the boys. I saw this film as part of New Directors/New Films in NYC, and it's solid and thrilling, but it honestly didn't scare me. Maybe that's just me. Take a look.
Another day, another remake. This time they're digging deep and remaking a horror classic from the early years of cinema. Deadline reports that Jeff Robinov's Studio 8 will be remaking F.W. Murnau's 1922 silent film masterpiece Nosferatu, and they've found a director who wants to bring back Dracula once again. The studio is bringing on filmmaker Robert Eggers, a writer turned director who broke out earlier this year with The Witch at the Sundance Film Festival (still yet to be released by A24). Eggers will write & direct the new Nosferatu, a fitting follow-up to The Witch and another chance for Eggers to show how talented he is.
You don't want to be on his list. Michael Dougherty's 2008 movie Trick 'r Treat is a bonafide modern Halloween horror classic, so it's fitting that Dougherty's follow-up is a Christmas horror movie. And it looks really good. At Comic-Con 2015 today, Legendary Pictures debuted the first teaser for Krampus, about the evil, twisted Christmas monster. The film has an Amblin-esque feel, with some humor and all of Dougherty's brilliant horror tricks. It stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner and Allison Tolman. Hopefully they'll release the teaser soon, but in the meantime, here's the first poster to get you in the mood.
"There's a problem - I found another house." Focus Features has debuted a brand new red band trailer for Ciaran Foy's Sinister 2, the sequel to Scott Derrickson's cult horror hit Sinister from 2012. This isn't red band in the conventional sense, but it's red band because it allows them to show you a glimpse of all the crazy, disgusting, weird things that are going to happen in this. The cast includes: Shannyn Sossamon, James Ransone, Tate Ellington, Lucas Jade Zumann, Caden M. Fritz and Jaden Klein; as well as Nicholas King back as the creepy Bughuul. There's some really dark, messed up stuff in here - watch out.
Beware. Two gorgeous new posters for Guillermo del Toro's upcoming gothic horror Crimson Peak have been unveiled by Mondo at Comic-Con. Last week we featured a new set of character posters from Crimson Peak, now we have even more gorgeous dark red artwork to get you in the mood for the new original horror from Guillermo del Toro. (Thanks to SlashFilm on the tip.) Both of these posters are outstanding, and really seem to capture the feel of the ornate, creepy, gothic atmosphere in the film. The dude missing half his head is really the perfect creeper to invite you to come see a Guillermo del Toro ghost movie. View in full below.