Trailer Tuesday: Hereditary

We’ve all probably seen this trailer before, and the hype is real. According to IMDB, Hereditary is about: “When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited”––which really tells us nothing and I love it.

The trailer also tells us nothing. It’s wonderfully ambiguous, and quite beautiful; it definitely leaves me wanting to immediately see this movie when it drops in June. Toni Collette looks like she’s going to kill it in this movie, and I cannot wait to see what unravels.

What do you think of the trailer? Are you looking forward to 2018’s most discussed arthouse horror? Let me know!

Until next time, stay scary.

–E.

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Trailer Tuesday: Tragedy Girls

Tragedy Girls is that film that I’ve been waiting for without knowing that I’ve been waiting for it. I am so excited for this film. It looks like it’s going to be hilarious. I totally agree with the marketing ploy stating it’s a combination of Scream and The Heathers, at least from what I’ve seen in the trailer. The director, Tyler MacIntyre, also worked Patchwork––a horror comedy that I just watched and enjoyed. This makes me believe the dialogue will be as witty and clever, but perhaps a bit more cleaned up.

I’m expecting a ton of laughs and a killer soundtrack. Here’s to hoping the movie delivers on both.

Tragedy Girls comes to theatres on 20 October.

Until next time, stay scary.

–E.

Trailer Tuesday: Insidious Four: The Last Key

I like the first three Insidious movies. I don’t think they’re mind-blowing, but they are really entertaining, and have some pretty effective jumpscares (even though I mostly hate jumpscares).

I was a bit disappointed that they announced there would be a fourth one, because I’m a bit tired of horror series getting long and drawn out––sometimes, you just have to end a good thing while you’re ahead.

That said, I do think this movie looks entertaining, and I’m here for Lin Shaye hunting down some demons with her geek squad duo. Even though the concept looks a little weird––I mean…a ghost/demon thing with keys for fingers? That’s a bit wacky. We shall see.

 

Until next time, stay scary.
–E.

Trailer Tuesday: Inside

I only recently found out that a remake of  À l’intérieur was coming our way; after the complete and total failure of the American Martyrs, I have little hope that this will be a good remake.  I wish that directors and producers would leave brutal French new wave horror movies alone. I just can’t see a remake of any of the films actually  being successful. Does that stop me from watching the terrible remakes? Of course not, because there’s always the chance that the remake is good. Or, at the very least, does something interesting and unique separate from the original. This remake appears to be an American remake, but the directors and screenplay writers are all Spanish, and the movie has only been released in Spain thus far, so there’s that. I think if the director of Rec had been behind this movie, as was originally predicted in 2015, we may have had a chance of getting a good movie. This looks pretty generic, though, and like it won’t have half the brutality of the original film.

 

Like I said, there’s no expected release date for America yet. I’ll update with more info when that drops.

Until next time, stay scary.

–E.

Trailer Tuesday: Escape Room

It was bound to happen eventually: there’s a horror movie being released about a group of friends getting caught in an Escape Room. Certain elements from the trailer seem awfully familiar to Saw (or literally any other horror movie that involves people trapped in a room fighting to get back out). If I watch this, it’s definitely going to be when it’s on Netflix. It looks pretty predictable and unoriginal.

It looks like the movie is going straight to DVD and VOD, so we’ll see how long it takes before you can stream it for free, if it’s a movie that’s up your alley.

Until next time, stay scary.

–E.

Trailer Tuesday: The Monster Project

I first heard about The Monster Project while recently binging Modern Horrors’ podcast (which you should definitely listen to if you haven’t already–-they’re so entertaining). Their episodes are split into three parts, and Mathieu’s movie popped up in their “News” section of this episode. Now, this movie looks pretty ridiculous. The premise is that a documentary crew hires a bunch of people who claim to be monsters, and then find out they really are (dun dun dun!). The effects don’t look that amazing, either, but it’s possible they’ve done some extra editing since the trailer dropped. In short: This movie doesn’t look like it’ll be movie of the year, but it does look entertaining. The campy premise just speaks to.

I kind of wish The Monster Project had an October release, but alas it comes out 18 August.

Stay tuned for my review of Wish Upon, which will be coming out this week!

Until next time, stay scary.

–E.

Trailer Tuesday: What the Waters Left Behind (2017)

I knew nothing about this movie, so I made some observations while watching. They were:

  1. What the fuck is with the thumbnail?
  2. Johnny Cash! Yes!
  3. Digging the tone of this so far.
  4. Oh shit––the music got real intense, real fast.
  5. That’s a lot of blood.
  6. Animal imagery––I’ve got a lot to say about animals in horror movies. I should write that blog post.
  7. That’s a lot more blood.
  8. They put THAT in the trailer?
  9. Holy fucking shit that looks amazing.

I cannot wait to see this film.

I haven’t found any news as to when this will get released––hopefully soon!

Until next time, stay scary.

––E.