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"I've seen some horrible things - but nothin' that can't be explained by human nature." "Then you haven't seen true evil." Screen Gems has debuted the first full trailer for Scott Derrickson's (of 2012's Sinister) new paranormal horror-thriller Deliver Us from Evil, starring Eric Bana as a New York police officer who joins forces with an unconventional priest, played by Edgar Ramirez, to combat possessions terrorizing their city. That sounds awesome, so how does it look? Good. It had my attention at the start, then suddenly gets quiet as it becomes all about building suspense. This mostly just a tease, but a good one to start with.
We've already seen one teaser trailer for the creepy indie horror flick Oculus, but now we get a much better idea of the story with the full theatrical trailer. Tim (Brenton Thwaites) and Kaylie (Karen Gillan) had their lives changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents at a young age. Ten year later, Tim is released from protective custody and ready to move on with his life but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents' deaths were caused by a malevolent supernatural force from the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror from their childhood home. And she's unfortunately right. Watch below!
"There has been an accident..." Magnet has debuted the first official red band trailer for the feature debut of Canadian filmmaker Jerome Sable, best known for his short The Legend of Beaver Dam, as well as a number of others. In the film, titled Stage Fright, Meat Loaf and Minnie Driver star in a wacky horror musical comedy set at a musical theater camp. I have a feeling this might end up being cult horror classic kind of material and I'm looking forward to seeing it, especially after this trailer. The kabuki seems a bit odd, but this still looks ridiculously campy and musically absurd, exactly what Sable promised to deliver.
In what looks to be a horror spin on the superpowered found footage hit Chronicle, the first trailer for the Fantastic Fest selected film Afflicted has arrived, and it's pretty intense. We're not sure why the trailer has a reverse chronology (unless the film does as well), but this story seems pretty cool. The film from Derek Lee and Clif Prowse (who also star in the film) follows a group of friends who are thrown for a loop when one of them suddenly develops superhuman abilities after a one night stand with a woman in Paris. Fantastic Fest gave the film Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Director, where our own Tim Buel praised the film after Alex loved it at TIFF last year too, so this must be a pretty damn good flick. Watch!
"Up until about an hour ago I didn't know this house existed...!" Our friends at ShockTillYouDrop have debuted a trailer for a new indie horror film called Dark House, starring Tobin Bell who you might know as Jigsaw from the Saw series. However, the main focus is on a kid named Nick Di Santo, played by Luke Kleintank, who is haunted by the ability to touch someone and see exactly how they will die. The film is directed by Victor Salva, of Jeepers Creepers 1 & 2, Rites of Passage, Clownhouse, that one film Powder. I'm not sure this lives up to his past work, but it doesn't look too bad. The trailer may seem tame at first, but the action ramps up in the second half with lots of axe violence. In select theaters March for horror lovers.
When we highlighted the red band trailer for The Sacrament last week, we pointed out that before The Green Inferno (hitting theaters this year), director Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) had taken a six year break from directing. But he's not waiting so long to get back behind the camera again as The Wrap repots Roth will direct Knock Knock, a new horror film he co-write with Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo, writers on the Roth-produced disaster horror Aftershock. And of course, Roth will also produce the film, which seems to be coming together quickly with veteran actress Colleen Camp also producing.
While Eli Roth hasn't been behind the camera to direct a film in seven years (his latest film The Green Inferno arrives this fall), he's certainly been busy producing some interesting horror films like The Last Exorcism. The latest producing effort is The Sacrament, directed by indie horror director Ti West (The Innkeepers, The House of the Devil). The film follows two journalists (A.J. Bowen and Joe Swanberg) who decide to shoot a documentary following their friend (Kentucker Audley) searching for his missing sister living in a cult inspired by the Jonestown Massacre. The red band trailer is quite spooky. Watch now!
"Some people believe if you talk about the Jinn, they will come to you." A full trailer has debuted for an indie horror called Jinn, from filmmaker Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, based on the ancient Arabian folklore that revolves around the spiritual battle between good and evil. The cast includes Ray Park as Gabriel, Serinda Swan as Jasmine, plus Faran Tahir, William Atherton and Dominic Rains as a group of brave souls who are tasked with saving the world when an evil fire demon awakes from its slumber. This looks really, really cheesy but it doesn't look as bad as I thought it would. If you're into action-horror, give this a look.
Cinephiles might know the name David Hayter as the writer behind films like X-Men, X2 and Watchmen, but now he's venturing into the world of horror as a director. Taking the tired horror movie monster of werewolves, Hayter has decided to put some craziness into the mix with Wolves. The film features "Game of Thrones" star Jason Momoa and Lucas Till from X-Men: First Class in the story of a young man who transforms into a werewolf and escapes to a small town called Lupine Ridge (get it?) after being accused of murdering his parents. But the town is full of supernatural activity and, of course, danger. Watch below!
No words needed - all the visuals do the trick in this teaser. An early teaser trailer has debuted via The Film Stage for the eerie new horror film from indie writer/director Gary King, titled Unnerved, starring Katie Morrison, Elena Sanz and Mark DiConzo. This trailer has an old school horror vibe to it, inspired by the likes of Poltergeist and Scanners, with an eerie feeling behind all the footage. Despite running only a minute in length, there's some very unnerving shots in this. This could be cool, give it a chance if this kind of atmospheric horror is your jam. And help them out on Kickstarter once you've seen the teaser. View below.
"See the mirror hanging there, face of silver, frame of black, Oculus of glass, I stare... I can feel you staring back..." Today's indie trailer is for a horror film called Oculus that premiered at TIFF last year in the Midnight Madness category. The concept involves a cursed mirror of some sort, and a plot involving a brother and sister trying to figure out how their parents were killed. This first teaser gives quite an eerie, quick look at the horror that's in this, which is the just the right amount needed to convince me to see it and wonder why I haven't caught up with this already. This tease may give you a chill, but it's worth watching.
Though writer/director Kevin Smith was unable to bring his odd new horror film Tusk to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival (he's still finishing it up), it's still the 20th anniversary of Clerks, and there's some good news for Smith. In a move that almost feels like the film played at Sundance after all, A24 and XYZ Films have announced purchase of the rights to the film. A24 (the company behind The Spectacular Now) will release Tusk in the United states sometime in the third quarter of 2014, while XYZ Films (behind The Raid franchise) will represent the film to buyers at the European Film Market next month. More below!
Following the creepy UK trailer for the new horror film from Hammer (the team behind The Woman in Black and Let Me In, we have a second trailer for The Quiet Ones showing off much more of the plot and scares. The story follows a university student (Sam Claflin) and some classmates who are recruited to carry out a private experiment -- to create a poltergeist. By using a dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke), they try to explore the dark energy her damaged psyche may manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the students are confronted with a terrifying force. Does this look scary?
There's always fun to be had with the Midnight section at the Sundance Film Festival, and that's where oddball horror and comedy films usually make their debut up in the mountains. One such film is Cooties, written by Saw scribe Leigh Wannell and "Glee" co-executive producer and co-creator Ian Brennan. The film features an impressive cast that includes Wannell himself along with The Faculty star Elijah Wood returning to horror in a high school setting in the story of a virus that hits a small Illinois town and turns the young children into deadly little monsters little monsters. Now we have a cool retro poster from Jay Shaw at Kingdom of Nonsense and some first look photos showing off the film's ensemble cast. Look now!