Wave Goodbye to Sleeping Well
POD (August 28, 2015)
“Paranoia” is described as a
GOODNIGHT MOMMY (September 11, 2015)
You thought that was it? No, no. There are plenty more screams where these first two trailers came from.
THE HIVE (SEPTEMBER 14, 2015)
One of my favorite movie trailers in the last five years goes to Evil Dead due to its, at the time, fresh take on musicality that truly helped amp up the spook factor. Having worked on the creative marketing team for a television network, I know that you can create an exceptional trailer even if the actual program is utter shit. Evil Dead actually delivered on both a bad-ass trailer and a solid film. The Hive‘s trailer depicts a a group of teenagers under some type of sci-fi attack. A bit cheesy? Yes, but so was the original Evil Dead. Just wait until 20 years from now. The remake of The Hive is going to be AWESOME.
KNOCK KNOCK (October 09, 2015)
Back in May, I wrote about not having sex with strangers at your front door asking for help and I still stand by that little piece of advice. Is this film revolutionary? Not by a long shot. As I said in my original post about Knock Knock, this movie has a thin plot but will definitely provide some cheap screams and, as previously mentioned, features Keanu Reeves locked in a threesome with strangers at his front door.
THE WITCH (2016)
Is the witch an unknown force in the woods? Is it the pretty blonde girl who seemingly lost the baby? Is it the little boy because it sure as hell does look like that son of a bitch is possessed. It almost doesn’t matter to me who’s the witch in The Witch because the trailer is already making me consider taking my friend up on her offer to share her therapist’s information. That’s how mind fucky this The Village lookalike film comes across.
FELT (ON ITUNES NOW)
“My life is a fucking nightmare,” Amy Everson says in the beginning of Felt, a thriller written by Everson. She then goes on to discuss the objectification women suffer and raises the topic of sexual trauma which is something movie-goers just aren’t that familiar seeing on their screens. With her voiceover laced together with footage of Everson in jarring costumes that seem to give her a sense of strength, Felt‘s trailer is letting you know that it’s not here to fuck around. It’s here to share one girl’s experience with men that many others might find shockingly relatable. No, it isn’t a horror film per se but based on the trailer and clips I’ve seen, you will undoubtedly feel uncomfortable and probably a little rattled when the credits begin to roll. I don’t know about you but that is the best type of scary film one could possibly ask for.
SINISTER 2 (OUT NOW)
Take a murdered family, the house they lived in and an unassuming group of people that inherit the evil left behind and you’ve got yourself a modern horror movie. Bret Easton Ellis popped into my mind because children being tortured to watch unspeakable acts is something pulled straight from his realm. That being said, I have no idea why his efforts in the world of cinema have been so bland. At least the producers of the Sinister series have taken a cue from his catalogue to deliver cringe-worthy flicks that will make us even more afraid of kids.
EXTINCTION (OUT NOW)
Producers always seem to regurgitate two plots when it comes to humanity: an apocalypse that wipes people out or focusing on the few that survived but then have to fight off zombies. Extinction is a little bit of both but nothing says refreshed like an ice cold take on the norm. Who doesn’t love watching people try to run for their lives over slippery patches of ice? You know you’re going to jump the hardest the minute someone unexpectedly bites it on an unseen circle of frozen liquid and crash down faster than a bowling pin after being struck with extreme force.