This has been a really solid year for the Horror genre, at least on the indie side of things. While studios continue to foist remakes and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY sequels upon us, the smaller guys are delivering the goods! THE FINAL GIRLS was great! TALES OF HALLOWEEN was fun, though had its share of flaws; the same goes for A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY! I've been hearing nothing but great things about DEATHGASM, and Eli Roth's THE GREEN INFERNO has quickly garnered a cult following of its own!
With that said, here's a few new genre flicks to keep an eye out for. Oh and.... STAR WARS!!!
TRAILER #1: HOWL
Good werewolf flicks are few and far between, especially these days. In the 80s we had THE HOWLING, SILVER BULLET, TEEN WOLF, and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. In the 90s we had BAD MOON, WOLF, and ahm... PROJECT METALBEAST?
Then in the 2000's there was a resurgence of lycanthrope cinema with the UNDERWORLD films, the GINGER SNAPS trilogy, Wes Craven's terrifically awful CURSED, and Neil Marshall's action-packed DOG SOLDIERS.
And now we have HOWL, a tale about a train stuck in the middle of nowhere, and under attack from werewolves! I'm not sure I'm sold on the werewolf designs yet (I call them "Rawhead Rex-Wolves"), but it looks like it could be a gory good time! It's been released in the UK with a stateside DVD/Blu-ray release likely sometime in 2016! I can't wait to sink my teeth into this one!
TRAILER #2: FREAKS OF NATURE
Sony's latest is due out in time for Halloween (in select theaters and Video On Demand October 30th), and it looks like it could be a lot of fun. When aliens invade the town of Dillford, Ohio, the citizens must pull together to fight them off. This proves problematic because the town's population is made up of humans, zombies, and vampires! Watch humanity and the undead pull together to fight a common foe in this new Horror-Comedy!
TRAILER #3: STAR WARS - THE FORCE AWAKENS
December cannot get here fast enough! STAR WARS characters new and old unite for the seventh film in the franchise! Though the Galactic Empire is defeated, a new power has risen from its ashes! Who is Kylo Ren? Who is in charge of the new stormtrooper legions?! And who are the heroes that will rise up to challenge the new villains?!
I'm nervous (who wouldn't be after the disastrous prequels?) but also excited. I think J.J. Abrams was the right man for the job, and I hope that he breathes new life into the franchise. I want more quality STAR WARS movies dammit!
Scope out that newest official trailer below, and let the feelings of nostalgia wash over you!
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