"There is no place like home." Dark Star Pictures has released the new US trailer for an Argentinian horror thriller titled Rock, Paper and Scissors, originally the same in Spanish, Piedra, Papel y Tijera. This initially premiered in 2019 at FrightFest in London and the Morbido Film Fest in Mexico. Jesus and Maria José are siblings living in the house of their recently deceased father. Their usual routine is interrupted by the arrival of Magdalena, their paternal half-sister. After many years without being with her other siblings, she comes from Spain to claim her share of the house inherited from their father. However, these siblings, who do not want to sell it, start playing wicked games with her, in which it is difficult to distinguish who has the stone, who has the paper and who has the scissors. This stars Agustina Cerviño, Valeria Giorcelli, Pablo Sigal. Looks like another unsettling, creepy Argentinian horror film to catch this summer. Disfrutar.
"Make it stop!" Cinedigm already released this film in the spring, but we're just catching up with this trailer for Unearth, an "eco-horror" thriller about farmers and the deadly consequences of allowing fracking. This originally premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival last year, where our writer Zofia gave it a positive review. The bond between two neighboring farm families is put to the test when one of them chooses to lease their land to a gas company with fracking plans. In the midst of this growing tension, the land is drilled and something long-dormant and terrifying is released. Don't mess with nature. "Unearth is about the horrifying repercussions sown by shortsighted decisions, and what our children reap from our actions." The film stars Adrienne Barbeau, P.J. Marshall, Allison McAtee, Rachel McKeon, Monica Wyche, Brooke Sorenson, and Marc Blucas. Yeah this does look incredibly terrifying. Don't frack! Keep that land intact.
"Do you know how to get out of this forest?" "This is not a forest." Netflix has revealed the unsettling full-length official trailer for a creepy horror offering this summer, along with their Fear Street horror trilogy in July. Despite being titled A Classic Horror Story, this definitely isn't any classic horror movie at all. Five strangers share a journey aboard a camper, but after an accident they find themselves in a forest populated by strange beings from which it is impossible to get out. Listed as a "cerebral" & scary" horror about an an abandoned house and a "spine-chilling cult." Described as "the Italian Midsommar meets Texas Chain Saw Massacre," which is quite a freaky twist. Starring Matilda Lutz, Francesco Russo, Peppino Mazzotta, Yuliia Sobol, Will Merrick, Alida Baldari Calabria, plus Cristina Donadio. This looks super scary and entirely fresh, despite that clever marketing trick of it (not) being "A Classic Horror Story." Take a look.
"Careful what you ask for…" Gravitas Ventures has released a trailer for a supernatural documentary titled The Sleepless Unrest, from filmmakers Kendall & Vera Whelpton. The world-famous haunted house that inspired The Conjuring films has recently been sold to new owners and is now (re-)open for paranormal investigations. With special access and 14 cameras rolling 24/7, a small team of filmmakers and paranormal investigators move into the house to document the real-life paranormal activity for two weeks. Is the real-life Conjuring home still haunted? Or is there something else more sinister going on? This seems like a mix between The Blair Witch Project and an actual "hey look, this is a real house that inspired horror." Though it seems much more like a setup than an actual doc, but it's not the first time we've seen a horror film try it.
"Based on the popular video game… you've never heard of." IFC dropped a third trailer for Werewolves Within as a "Sneak Peek" preview during E3 this year. We've already featured two other trailers before this one, but this might be the best trailer yet. Described as a "Whodunnit with Teeth", it's an adaptation of the video game (a multiplayer VR game from 2016 that you've probably never played) where werewolves attack a small town. When a killer terrorizes the snowed-in residents of the town Beaverfield, it falls to the new forest ranger to find out who - or what - lurks among them. Ruben explains that "nothing scares me more than people…" And this is "an homage to my love for Hot Fuzz, the Coen Brothers, and Arachnophobia, it's also about the monster in all of us." Starring Sam Richardson, Milana Vayntrub, Cheyenne Jackson, Michaela Watkins, Harvey Guillen, Michael Chernus, Sarah Burns, George Basil. The trailers for this haven't been the most convincing, but IFC's firm confidence in this film gives me good vibes. I'm down.
"Somebody there?" Alter has debuted a freaky new horror short film titled The Silent Lay Steady to give you a good scare this summer. This is the latest creation of Canadian filmmaker Travis Laidlaw - we also featured his other horror short Dead House a few years ago. Set in the 1860s, The Silent Lay Steady is about a woman who finds herself alone with the body after a funeral in her farmhouse. As mysterious occurrences start to occur she is forced to confront a horrifying truth. This stars Katrina Elmsley as Josephine, with Spencer Hanson and Justin Hay. With a score composed by Stephanie Kowal. The production design and cinematography in this is outstanding, adding to the creepy atmosphere of the entire thing. Someone needs to seriously give Travis Laidlaw a feature opportunity, because he clearly has the filmmaking prowess.
"Where–where is it?" "It's gotta be out there somewhere…" RLJE Films + Shudder have released an official US trailer for the shark survival horror Great White, made in Australia where most Great White Sharks roam. A blissful tourist trip quickly turns into a nightmare when five passengers on a seaplane become stranded miles from shore. In a desperate bid for survival the group try to make it to land before they either run out of supplies or are taken by a menacing terror lurking just beneath the surface. Starring Katrina Bowden, Aaron Jakubenko, Kimie Tsukakoshi, Tim Kano, and Te Kohe Tuhaka. The first trailer for this a few months ago was better, but I'm still curious about watching this. Check out the footage below.
"I'm scared, Bobby." "Me too, okay, but I'm not going to leave you." Shudder has unveiled the first official trailer for an indie horror film titled The Boy Behind the Door, which first premiered at both Fantastic Fest and AFI Fest last year in the fall. This is the second film from horror filmmakers David Charbonier & Justin Powell – they actually made this before making The Djinn, but The Djinn ended up being released before this one. In The Boy Behind the Door, a night of unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old Bobby and his best friend, Kevin, when they are abducted on their way home from school. They eventually manage to escape their confines, and embark upon a rescue mission to find save other and get the hell out of there. Starring Lonnie Chavis and Ezra Dewey, with Kristin Bauer van Straten, Scott Michael Foster, and Micah Hauptman. This does look like a terrifying little film, with some seriously frightening scenes.
"How do we end this?" "We have to go back… to where it all started." Netflix has revealed the full-length official trailer for Fear Street, an exciting horror trilogy of three feature films debuting this summer back-to-back for three weeks. Based on the popular R.L. Stine best-selling horror series, the trilogy follows the nightmare through Shadyside's sinister history over hundreds of years. A murder mystery shakes up a town in Ohio: a group of teens discover that the terrifying events that have haunted their town for generations may all be connected — and that they may be the next targets. The three films arrive this summer: Fear Street Part One: 1994 on July 2nd, then Fear Street Part Two: 1978 on July 9th, then Fear Street Part Three: 1666 on July 16th. The ensemble casts include Gillian Jacobs, Fred Hechinger, Olivia Welch, Sadie Sink, Ashley Zukerman, Charlene Amoia, Kiana Madeira, Emily Brobst, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Benjamin Flores Jr., Emily Rudd, Julia Rehwald, and Matthew Zuk. This looks like it's going to be a blast! The more they show from this chilling horror trilogy, the more hyped I am to watch.
"You're stuck in a pipe full of deadly traps. How far will you go?" Gravitas Ventures has unveiled an official US trailer for a French sci-fi thriller titled Meander, another Cube-inspired stuck-in-rooms genre movie. This premiered at the Sitges Film Festival last year, and also played at the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival and Monster Fest. A woman wakes up locked in series of strange tubes full of deadly traps. Every 8 minutes, she must move forward or die. But why? Is there any escape? That's the premise for this one - which is a lot like Cube, but with a few diuniqurfferent aspects. Starring Gaia Weiss as Lisa, with Peter Franzén and Romane Libert. This gets very strange with some weird zombies and freaky stuff. I'm sold! Need to see it.
"I'm having these weird dreams… since I arrived." A promo trailer has debuted for an indie folk horror film titled Vampir, from Serbian actor / filmmaker Branko Tomovic, who writes & directs & stars in this. It's still looking for distribution, no release is set yet. A man from London goes to a remote village in Serbia to look after the cemetery. He starts to have nightmarish visions and suspects the local villagers have a more sinister intention with him. "Our film is inspired by those early myths, superstitions and folk elements that surrounded the first real vampire cases in Serbia in the early 1700s… Our film is set in modern times and I wanted to show a more mysterious side of Serbia," Tomovic explains. "On another level, the film also serves as an allegory of an immigrant child who was raised abroad and comes back to his ancestry's country, where he is confronted with the local habits, traditions and way of life which are hard to accept at first." It also stars Gorica Regodic, Eva Ras, Joakim Tasic, and Judith Georgi. This really does look quite creepy.
"You have to look after my son." Netflix has revealed the first teaser trailer for a new horror thriller titled Blood Red Sky, pretty much Vampire(s) on a Plane (instead of Snakes). The twist is that the protagonist in here is the vampire, not the bad guy this time around. A woman with a mysterious illness is forced into action when a group of terrorists attempt to hijack a transatlantic overnight flight. To protect her son she will have to reveal a dark secret, and unleash the inner vampire monster she has fought to hide. Starring Peri Baumeister as Nadja; she's joined by Kais Setti, Alexander Scheer, Dominic Purcell, Graham McTavish, Roland Møller, and Chidi Ajufo. This is a good teaser - setting up the stakes and not giving away too much. But from the looks of it, this is either going to be terrible or extra gnarly. Check it out below.