The third trailer for Wolf Creek director Greg McLean‘s new thriller The Belko Experiment has been released online. Written and produced by Guardians of the Galaxy series helmer James Gunn, the story follows 80 Americans who are locked in a high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia as part of a twisted social experiment. They are ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate “in a deadly game of kill or be killed.” Watch The Belko Experiment trailer #3 now embedded after the jump.
Posted on Friday, January 27th, 2017 by Jack Giroux
Over the course of five Resident Evil movies, we still haven’t learned a whole lot about Alice (Milla Jovovich). She’s a character driven more by action, but her actions often don’t define her in any substantial or tangible ways. She’s often shooting her way through these movies — mostly surviving, rarely evolving.
The character is always on the move. She’s nearly always driving the story, creating more action than waiting to react. Alice rarely stops to doubt her missions or to self-reflect or chit-chat. This character and these movies aren’t prone to slowing down and stopping, unless it’s for exposition. Perhaps you’ve forgotten some of that exposition and pertinent information after all these years since the last installment in the series, 2012’s Resident Evil: Retribution.
If you want to brush up on the events of the franchise before seeing director Paul W.S. Anderson‘s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, then give our Resident Evil recap a look.
Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by Angie Han
Now that American Horror Story has been renewed for three more seasons, the question is what they plan to do with them. We know that one of the ideas involves a crossover season that will mash up Murder House and Coven (seasons 1 and 3, respectively), and today creator Ryan Murphy has a few more details on what exactly that will entail. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
I saw Sadako vs. Kayako at Fantastic Fest last year under the best possible circumstances: in a movie theater packed with horror fans after midnight while I was just weary enough for every jump scare to jolt life back into me. The film itself is pretty fun and a good time if you have any investment at all in The Ring, The Grudge, and their many sequels, but I do wonder how it will play at home. After all, that’s where most people are going to see it, as horror streaming service Shudder has locked down the rights and will release it tomorrow, January 26, 2017. In the meantime, you can check out a new clip from the film that shows off some of the earlier scares.
Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
A Cure For Wellness may be a horror movie, but I’m choosing to look at it as a tale of redemption. Redemption for director Gore Verbinski, a truly unique filmmaker who has found himself lost in the blockbuster desert for a little too long. Redemption for star Dane DeHaan, a generally very good actor who fell on his face in front of millions of people when he played Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. I’m rooting for these guys. And I’m rooting for A Cure For Wellness, because the trailers suggest the kind of deeply weird, atmospheric horror movies that linger longer than typical schlock. So let’s watch a new clip from the film, shall we?
Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 by Peter Sciretta
The midnight secret screening at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival was probably the worst kept secret in the festival’s history: It was the premiere of Jordan Peele‘s directorial debut Get Out, a Blumhouse-produced horror movie that takes on the monster of racism in modern times. Imagine Meet The Parents mixed with The Stepford Wives. It’s smart, visceral, thrilling and, of course, funny.
Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Bad Boys 3 may in trouble after some drama at Sony.
- Bryce Dallas Howard talks about preparing for Jurassic World 2.
- The Goosebumps sequel has a release date.
- Tremors 6 is set to begin filming next week.
- Reese Witherspoon would be down for a third Legally Blonde movie.
- Jeepers Creepers 3 is set to resume production after a long delay.
- Richard Armitage has joined the cast of Ocean’s Eight.
Posted on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 by Jacob Hall
It should come as no surprise that M. Night Shyamalan‘s Split features a big twist. It’s kind of his thing. Everyone, even his fans, has poked fun at his penchant for Big Shocking Reveals, some of which work as stunning reversals and some of which fall flat on their face. The twist in Split is a weird one – for every person who sees it and loses their goddamn mind, there will be someone who has no idea what the hell just happened.
In other words, it’s the kind of thing that demands to be discussed. Huge spoilers ahead. Seriously. If you haven’t seen Split yet, I’d suggest not reading on.
Posted on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Saying that a movie is one of the best of the entire year when it’s only January may seems downright foolish. Irresponsible, even. But if Raw had come out in 2016, it would have made my top 10 of the year and would have made an already great year for horror movies even better. I loved writer/director Julia Ducournau‘s new coming-of-age cannibalism movie when I saw it at Fantastic Fest last year and I’m already eager to see it again. Movies about people eating other people aren’t supposed to be this honest, heartbreaking, and in-tune with the anxieties that accompany leaving home for the first time, but here we are.
A new clip from the film has arrived and you should watch it! And then you should actually go see the movie so we’ll have something to talk about.
Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Physical media may be slowly succumbing to the digital age, but you can pry my Blu-ray library from my cold, lifeless corpse…a corpse that will have a frozen smile on its bloodless face because I died watching movies that didn’t need to buffer at key moments and actually allowed me to watch the ending credits before smash cutting to a recommendation. And speaking of corpses and physical media, a Blu-ray box set collecting all five Phantasm movies is on the way, just in case you happen to like good things.