Trailer Tuesday: The Ritual

I hadn’t heard anything about this new movie–The Ritual–and only came across it scouring Youtube for new horror trailers. I’m glad I stumbled across it, because it looks like it could be promising. If you’ve been here for a while, you know I’m super into horror that takes place in nature. It’s one of my favorite sub-genres of horror. There are so many fun psychological twists and turns one can take, and this looks like it might be a lot of fun. It also looks like it might break the fourth wall a bit, or play with genre irony. I’m thinking, in particular, of the moment in the trailer where one of the characters says “This is definitely the house we die in,” or something along those lines. It’s a great line.

The Ritual comes out 13 October 2017.

Until next time, stay scary.

–E.

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Trailer Tuesday: Midnighters (2017)

Midnighters is Alex Essoe’s new movie, which recently debuted at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Essoe, of course, starred in Starry Eyes, so when I heard this was her new movie, I knew I had to check it out. Midnighters appears to be pretty psychological, which is exciting. It’s been described as “Hitchcockian”–a bold statement to make, but an exciting one if it’s pulled off well.

I love that this movie seems to combine two horror tropes: the “I hit a stranger on a lonely road” trope and the “small town, everyone knows my secrets, and we’re all gonna die” trope. At least, those are what I picked up on in the trailer. With a dash of “is my husband lying to me!?” for good measure. I have high hopes for this one!

I’m not sure when Midnighters will come to the big screen or VOD. I’ll update when I have more information.

Until next time, stay scary.

–E.