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Month: November 2016

Incarnate Opens on December 2

On Friday December 2, director Brad Peyton’s Incarnate, starring Aaron Eckhart, Carice van Houten and David Mazouz, will enter the theaters. Judging by the story, which feels like a mix between Dreamscape and The Exorcist, I think it looks like a promising movie.

In the movie we meet the wheelchair-bound Dr. Seth Ember (Eckhart), a man with the ability to enter the minds of possessed people, to cast out their demons from the inside. As he enters the mind of a boy, he learns that the demon who set up camp there as the same that killed Ember‘s family in the past.

I like the variant of the bringing the actual exorcism inside the possessed, instead of going the usual stand-by-the-bed-chanting route, which gives the movie an interesting and fresh feeling. Have a look at the second trailer, for the Incarnate, below and see what you think.

You might recognize Eckhart from his role as Harvey Dent in the movie Dark Knight, Mazouz as Bruce Wayne in Gotham and van Houten from her role as Melisandre in Game of Thrones.

Intense Trailer for The Bye Bye Man

Even though the trailer for the upcoming Bye Bye Man starts a tad slow, it sure picks up towards the end, leaving you with an urge to see more. In The Bye Bye Man, three college friends moves into a house together and happens to awake a dark entity, which can drive a person to do unspeakable acts. Once The Bye Bye Man gets a foothold in your mind, he takes control and there’s only one thing that seems to break the curse, do not think or speak, about him.

This will be the first movie directed by Stacy Title in ten years, since Hood of Horror, 2006. In the cast we find Douglas Smith (Vinyl), Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) and Doug Jones (The Strain) as The Bye Bye Man.

The Bye Bye Man premiers on January 13th, which cannot be a better setting to go and see a horror movie, since that date is a Friday! Check out the trailer below and see what you think about The Bye Bye Man.

Movies in the Works: 27 Nov, 2016

I found some interesting titles that are being in the works, which might be coming our way in the next couple of years.

First we have Inversion [2018]; a Sci-Fi movie where the earth’s gravity fades away and how two people are trying to halt it. Samuel L. Jackson, Travis Fimmel (Warcraft) and Yifei Liu (The Forbidden Kingdom) stars in the movie, which starts shooting early next year.

In He’s Out There, Yvonne Strahovski plays a mother on a vacation at a lake house, with her two daughters, as they fall prey to a psychopath.  It’s not Strahovski’s first meet with a serial killer, as she played Hannah McKay in the TV-show Dexter. Dennis Illiadis (The Last House on the Left, 2009) is directing a story written by Mike Scannell. There is no release date yet, but it is in post-production.

An American Werewolf in London from 1981, where two American tourists in England stumbles upon a local Werewolf, is getting a remake. Max Landis will direct, from his own script. Another werewolf related title in the works is The Wolfman, written by Aaron Guzikowski (Friday the 13th, 2017). Wolfman centers on a man, who starts to transform, after being bit by a wolf.

The immortal highlander Connor MacLeod is also getting a remake, with the John Wick director Chad Stahelski at the helm. Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, both involved with the upcoming Transformers movies, are behind the script. I liked the original and think it would be great if they could find a way to include Christopher Lambert in this one.

Pet – Official Trailer looks Thrilling

What could a drugged girl in a cage, possible have in common with friendly little Hobbits? Read on and I’ll explain it to you.

Let’s start from the beginning, though.

The upcoming indie horror Pet revolves around Seth, a sweet, lonely guy that works in an animal shelter while longing for someone to love. One day, the gorgeous waitress Holly crosses his path and Seth falls for her – hard – and embarks on an ambitious campaign to conquer her affection. As he learns that she isn’t interested, he gets obsessed and his delusional mind comes up with a plan.

Seth kidnaps Holly and places her in a cage, under the animal shelter. It doesn’t take long for Seth’s plan to fall apart as Holly begins an unsuspected form of psychological warfare against her abductor. The situation begins to spiral out of control, and soon Seth has trouble discerning which one that is the predator and the victim of the two.

This role takes Dominic Monaghan, who plays Seth, far away from the beauty and peacefulness of the Shire, where he played his most famous part, Merry the Hobbit. Judging by the trailer, there is not a trace of any friendly Hobbit in Monaghan’s acting, and instead he presents an interesting stage four closet psycho, which I cannot wait to see more of. Ksenia Solo, which recently starred in TV-shows like Turn, Lost Girl and Orphan Black, portrays Holly.

Pet is written by Jeremy Slater, who recently wrote for the TV-show The Exorcist, and Carles Torrens directed. Pet will go up online (VoD, iTunes) and in theaters on December 2. Have a look at the official trailer below and see what you think.

The Autopsy of Jane Doe – Red Band Trailer

I think that this red band trailer for the upcoming movie, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, gives a thrilling and eerie impression. I like the subtle feeling of confinement, and that the story is shown close to the characters.  The unnerving theme helps too.

The story takes place in a morgue, where a father and son are working. One night an unidentified woman, victim of a mysterious homicide, lands on their table. As they go ahead with their post-mortem examination of the woman, strange events start to manifest, with clues to who their Jane Doe is and how she got there.

André Øvredal, the Norwegian behind Trollhunter (2010) has directed the movie.  Ophelia Lovibond, who did a great job as Kitty Winter in Elementary, plays the part of Jane Doe, while Brian Cox, who won an Emmy award for Nuremberg (2000), plays the father and Emile Hirsch, from Into the Wild and Lone Survivor, plays the son.

You can step into the morgue on the movie’s limited release on December 21, but before that you can catch the trailer below and see what you think about it.

Red Band Trailer for The Autopsy of Jane Doe on TrailerAddict.

Split – Movie Poster

I think that this poster, for the upcoming movie Split, with Kevin behind  shattered glass, conveys the core of the story in a both smart and simplistic way. In the middle of the story we find Kevin, portrayed by James McAvoy, a man with a severe personal disorder, with 23 personalities residing inside him. When Kevin abducts three teenage girls, a 24th personality – “The Beast” – awakes.

I guess there’s more to it than that, and since it’s M. Night Shyamalan who has both penned and directed it, I assume that there is a mind-bending twist lurking somewhere.

Take a gander below and see what you think about the Split poster. Split will head up on the big screen on January 20, but it has already gotten a favorable buzz around it since it was screened at a couple film festivals this autumn.

Split © 2016 - Universal Pictures

Split © 2016 – Universal Pictures

Chucky 7 moving forward?

Digging through the movies that are currently listed as pre-production today, I came across an interesting title – Chucky 7 – rumored to be both penned and directed by Don Mancini himself. Another rumor about the movie is that Fiona Dourif will return to the franchise and reprising her role from Curse of Chucky, something that seems rather legit according to this photo, which was published on twitter, not that long ago.

Jennifer Tilly is also said to be back, lending her voice to Chucky’s former wife Tiffany, as she did in Bride of Chucky back in 1996.

The plot in Chucky 7 seems to revolve around revenge, as Chucky, with the help from Tiffany, is out to get even with his enemies from the past. Also it doesn’t seem that Chucky will loosen his grip around Nica either.

Even though the above is thrilling, rumors about the development of Chucky 7 has been circulating for some years now, but maybe Don Mancini will pull the strings and breathe some life into our favorite killer doll, Chucky.

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