Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015 Horror Movie Preview

Happy New Year! With the start of the new year comes the prospect of great new horror movies – and this year looks to be full of high-profiles remakes/reboots, some long-awaited sequels, and new films from Guillermo del Toro, Michael Dougherty, James Wan, Kevin Smith, Rob Zombie... and M. Night Shayamalan? Really?!

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (January 2)
Set 40 years after the first film, a group of children are evacuated from London during WWII to the desolate Eel Marsh House.

[Rec 4] Apocalypse (January 2, VOD)
The final in the Spanish "trilogy" concludes the story from [Rec 2] as the virus-afflicted tv reporter leaves the ravaged building in Barcelona to a remote quarantine facility.

The Vatican Tapes (February 27)
An ordinary girl begins to have devastating effects on anyone close to her from serious injury to death. After a local priest believes she is possessed Vatican experts are called in to face a terror beyond their experience.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (March 13)
Nothing is known about this fifth sequel but the best ones have been the odd ones (the first one & part 3).

Insidious: Chapter 3 (June 5)
A new tale unfolds with the fabulous Lin Shaye returning to the role of the psychic helping a new family unlock the mysteries of The Further.

Yoga Hosers (June)
Kevin Smith's latest horror comedy pits 15-years-old against an ancient evil and stars Johnny Depp, Justin Long, and a grown up Haley Joel Osment (from The Sixth Sense), and it's a sort-of-sequel to 2014's Tusk!

Jurassic World (June 12)
The fourth installment is produced by Steven Spielberg, stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, and has dinosaur hybrids. Nuff said.

Poltergeist (July 24)
From the director of Monster House comes this inevitable remake of the suburban house under siege by malevolent spirits, starring the Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Jared Harris.

Sinister 2 (August 21)
That creepy character from the original film is back to terrify a mother and her 9-year-old twin sons.

The Final Girls
Taissa Farmiga (of American Horror Story) and her friends get sucked into an 80s slasher film that her mother starred in.

Regression (August 28)
A young girl (Emma Watson) accuses her father of unspeakable crime and its up to a psychologist and a detective (Ethan Hawke) to unmask the horrifying mystery.

The Visit (September 11)
M. Night Shyamalan returns to horror in this secretly shot film about a brother and sister who are sent to a remote farm to discover their grandparents aren't quite what they seem.

Crimson Peak (October16)
Guillermo del Toro returns to full horror in this classic set tale starring Charlie Hunnam and Jessica Chastain.

31 (October)
The latest from director Rob Zombie promises to be about our favorite holiday, Halloween, and features a terrifying clown.

The Last Witch Hunter (October 23)
An immortal witch hunter (Vin Diesel) teams up with a witch to stop a coven from unleashing a plague on humanity.

Scouts Vs. Zombies (October 30)
From one of the creators of Paranormal Activity comes this horror comedy about a troop of scouts attempting to save their town after a zombie outbreak.

Friday the 13th (November 13)
Is it a sequel or a reboot? Some speculation suggests a winter setting instead of the usual summer setting so the blood should contrast nicely on the snow.

Krampus (December 4)
Christmas will never be the same when America discovers the evil demon sidekick that travels with Santa to punish the bad kids, from director Michael Dougherty (Trick 'r Treat).

Also this year:

Maggie (2015)
Abigail Breslin and Arnold Schwarzenegger (!) star in this zombie drama about a father who brings his infected daughter home in this heart-wrenching tale.

Amityville: The Awakening (2015)
Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as a single mother who moves into the infamous house unaware of its infamous history.

Demonic (2015)
The James Wan produced thriller starring Maria Bello follows a detective and psychologist trying to unravel the mystery of a college massacre – all of whom were amateur ghost hunters.

The Final Girls (2015)
Taissa Farmiga (of American Horror Story) and her friends get sucked into an 80s slasher film that her mother starred in.



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