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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.
Beware. Warner Bros has debuted a set of new character posters for Comic-Con to preview Guillermo del Toro's gothic horror-thriller Crimson Peak - catch the latest trailer here. The director and the film will show up at Comic-Con on Saturday morning during Warner Bros' big Hall H panel, along with likely other appearances throughout the Con. There are four posters, one for each of the main cast: Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska. This is already one of our most anticipated films coming up this fall, but I'm still excited to see what they bring to Comic-Con this week. Take a peek.
"She's the most badass zombie slayer there is." Can't wait to see her kick ass. Even more previews of movies that will be hitting Comic-Con next week. Entertainment Weekly, once again, has debuted new photos, this time they're for Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, adapted from Seth Grahame-Smith's book that revises Jane Austen's classic to be a zombie tale. Now it's a zombie movie, starring a lovely cast. "Lizzy" leads the way, played by Lily James. Plus: Ellie Bamber, Bella Heathcote, Millie Brady & Suki Waterhouse. The cast features Sam Riley as Mr. Darcy, Matt Smith as Mr. Collins, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, plus Lena Headey, but these photos are mostly the main girls. We hope to see a trailer soon. Until then…
Every secret will be revealed. Paramount Pictures has revealed the first official trailer for Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, supposedly the final feature in the Paranormal Activity franchise. Or at least the marketing is billing it as such: "Experience Paranormal Activity in a way you never have before as the series comes to a shocking end." That "way you never have before" means in 3D, since that's the extra "dimension" per the title. They even hid spooky ghosts in the 3D parts of the trailer, but since this is just viewable in 2D online it doesn't work as well. Take a look at the next entry in the Paranormal horror series.
Fear always finds its victim. TWC-Dimension has released a brand new trailer for Alejandro Amenábar's Regression, which supposedly redefines "thriller". Starring Emma Watson as a girl in Minnesota who accuses her father of an unspeakable crime, Ethan Hawke comes to investigate, but discovers there's more mysterious things going on. This was shot by the filmmaker behind The Others, The Sea Inside and Agora, and he has a sleek style that really stands out. We've seen one international trailer before this one, and it doesn't look so bad. I'm not sure if it really does reinvent the thriller genre, we'll find out soon. Take a look.
"1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated." Radius-TWC has debuted the official trailer for Creep, starring Mark Duplass and Patrick Brice, who also directed the film. This indie horror that premiered at SXSW 2014 is a found footage story of a videographer who takes a cheap job and ends up working with a guy who seems nice at first, but gets creepier as the night goes on. This looks like a thriller in the vein of Baghead, another Duplass Brothers film, more than a horror from the Blumhouse guys, but I'm still down to check it out. Mark Duplass can't be that creepy, can he? I guess we'll all find out soon enough.