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Just when you think the Human Centipede horror franchise couldn't get any crazier, then comes the red band teaser trailer for The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence, which will hopefully be the last installment if this grossout franchise. The teaser is pretty hokey, not unlike the franchise, being advertised almost like a grindhouse film. This time, Bill Boss (Dieter Laser) is the warden of a prison in the USA, and in order to get his rowdy inmates in line, decides to enact the biggest human centipede we've seen yet. Aside from the disgusting nature of the film, keep an eye out for porn star Bree Olson in there for some reason.
"You don't stop evil. You can only protect yourself from it." Last weekend a brief tease of the horror sequel Sinister 2 debuted at WonderCon and showed up online the next day. Well, it turns out that it was just a brief snippet of the full trailer, which has just surfaced online, for the film from Citadel director Ciaran Foy. There's the standard jump scares, but the snuff videos that the ghostly kids show to the young inhabitants of a farmhouse where some grisly murders have happened are what seem to be the creepiest part of this sequel, just like the first film. Also, it looks like Bughuul seems to be more prominent. Watch!
Most video games nowadays are complex to play, loaded with mind-blowing graphics, and have big stories, big weapons and plenty of mayhem. But one recent popular video game series called Five Nights at Freddy's is just the opposite. The game places you at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, basically a knock-off version of Chuck E. Cheese's, and you're the newest overnight employee, tasked with keeping an eye on things at the restaurant. But then you learn that the animatronic animal band members come to life and can kill you if you don't pay attention. The game is simple to play, but scary as hell, and now it will be a movie. Read on!
"Tell anyone, and we'll you and your whole family." This weekend brought WonderCon to Anaheim, and Blumhouse Productions brought their own panel to the convention to show off their forthcoming slate of horror films which includes the found footage thriller The Gallows, the Skype-based slasher Unfriended and the sequels Insidious: Chapter 3 and Sinister 2. We've already seen plenty of the former (check out the latest trailer) but the convention also brought our first brief bit of footage in a short teaser trailer for the sequel from Citadel director Ciaran Foy. It doesn't show much, but that's why it's a teaser after all. Watch!
It Follows, indie writer/director David Robert Mitchell's follow-up to his acclaimed 2010 debut, The Myth of the American Sleepover, couldn't be further from the coming-of-age-in-suburbia drama. In terms of tone, that is. His latest is similar in that it deals with teens in suburban Detroit, but the comparisons end there. It Follows is a nightmarish tale of one girl and the unstoppable curse that has latched itself onto her, a ghost who's hauntings can only be transferred by some good old hanky-panky. The entity follows her relentlessly until it either catches her or she can pass the curse onto another, unlucky person. Mitchell utilizes these two simple ideas to create one of the scariest, cinematic experiences to come along in awhile.
"It's feeding on her soul. If we don't hurry, it's going to get her." This summer brings us the origin of evil in the horror prequel Insidious: Chapter 3. While the latest US trailer didn't really go out of its way to mention The Further, this one directly references the spiritual plane. This time a widowed father (Dermot Mulroney) and his daughter (Stefanie Scott find their lies terrorized by the dead. I'm interested to see how this ties back into the first two chapters of the franchise beyond the paranormal expert characters (Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannel) involved. It certainly looks pretty unnerving. Watch!
"This isn't just a few pissed off spirits." As far as horror remakes are concerned, Poltergeist doesn't look half-bad if the first trailer is any indicator. And now we get to see even more from the film that arrives next month with a second full trailer showing off even more of the haunted house terrorizing Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and their kids. In addition, we also get a little bit more of Jared Harris as a paranormal investigator. There's hints of the classic scenes from the original, but with modern technology, it seems many of the elements have been amped up when it comes to the world that exists beyond ours.
"It's not over…" No, it has only just begun. STX has debuted the first trailer for The Gift, the new "chilling psychological thriller" from Blumhouse that was first teased earlier this week with mysterious and eerily personal shipments to many movie bloggers. The Gift is the directing debut of Joel Edgerton, who also wrote the script and stars in the film as Gordo, a creepy old high school friend who shows up suddenly when a couple moves back to town. Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall play the nice couple caught up in all the craziness, as you'll soon see there's much more going on with Gordo than he's letting on. There is enough creepiness established with the story and setup, that I can't say much more to creep you out further. Enjoy.
Last month brought news that British television actor Sam Strike had landed the title role in Leatherface, the origin story of the chainsaw wielding killer from the Texas Chanisaw Massacre horror franchise. And now Deadline brings word that Public Enemies and Somewhere star Stephen Dorff will be taking another lead role in the film, and thankfully, details on his character give us an idea of what we can expect from the story. In the film the young man who will become Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other patients, taking a nurse from the hospital with them as a hostage for a deadly road trip. Read on!
Are record stores finally making a come back?! Maybe, maybe… While most remaining video rental shops slowly start closing their doors, on the other side of the world a record company has decided to open a brand new vinyl store located in the town of Margate in the UK. Death Waltz Records, known producing fresh vinyl copies of soundtracks old and new, has announced that they're opening an actual brick 'n mortar store in the UK that will be called Transmission Records. The store will "offer the very best in soundtracks, library and electronic music as well as an expertly curated selection of artworks and designer toys", with an emphasis on anime and Japanese soundtrack pressings, they say. This isn't really mainstream movie news, but as a cinephile and movie geek this is news I am always looking out for, as this place sounds cool already.
There was supposed to be a new Friday the 13th film this year that would have coincided with the 35th anniversary of the original film, but Paramount Pictures pushed it back to May 13th, 2016, which is thankfully still an actual Friday on the 13th of the month. And now that the studio has time to get the project in order, THR says they're starting with a new draft of the script that will come from "Hannibal" TV series scribe Nick Antosca. Considering how creepy the show has been, even with the parameters of network television, this is a smart move by Paramount, one that could bring some fresh life to the series.
Since 20th Century Fox just bumped up the release of their horror remake Poltergeist to a late May release, it's time for the onslaught of TV advertising to begin to get people interesting in this retread of a horror classic. Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt star as the heads of the haunted family this time with Jared Harris (The Quiet Ones) being their paranormal guide. Here in the first TV spot, we get some fancy new effects shots, and an ominous voiceover touting that this isn't just another ghost story. And using a little kid to whisper the title at the end is a nice touch. Could this actually be a decent remake? Watch!
"If you call out to one of the dead, all of them can hear you." Coming this summer is Insidious: Chapter 3, the next installment of the trippy horror franchise. But rather than continuing the story we've seen unfold in the first two chapters, this one is a prequel showing the origin of the evil. this time it's Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott as a family haunted by the dead, and the theatrical trailer has just arrived, albeit with a weird tease at the beginning that almost feels like a mistake in editing. What's interesting is that this doesn't seem to deal with The Further, as the spirits are wreaking havoc on the apartment. Watch!
"Something's not right. I have to find out more about Cody's dreams." It's time for the tale of another creepy kid who creates some problems for a loving couple with Before I Wake, a new supernatural thriller. Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane play parents trying to move on after the death of their own child. They decide to adopt a young boy named Cody. While the boy is very sweet, he is absolutely terrified of falling asleep, because his dreams become reality for everyone else around him while they sleep. What starts as some wild fantasies for this couple soon turn into nighttime terrors. From this first trailer, it looks like your standard supernatural horror, but mixing it with the creepy kid might make it more interesting. Watch?