I was thinking over the weekend that it would be interesting to do some searches and take a peek at what horror movies are coming out between now and the holy grail of holidays: Halloween. What about you? Are you aware of how few big name horror movies are coming your way this Halloween season? I was actually surprised to see so few. We have Carrie and Insidious 2 coming up, but what else is going to be released to terrify or horrify you?
Let’s take a look a look at what is coming our way this month. All synopses are from Movieinsider.com unless noted otherwise.
Hell Baby (Horror Comedy)
Jack (Rob Corddry) and Vanessa (Leslie Bibb) are an expectant couple that moves into the most haunted fixer-upper in New Orleans — a house with a deadly demonic curse. Things soon spiral out of control for Jack and Vanessa, as well as their-not-so-helpful neighbor F’Resnel (Keegan-Michael Key), Vanessa’s friendly psychiatrist (Michael Ian Black), Vanessa’s Wiccan sister Marjorie (Riki Lindhome) and the detectives assigned to look into the rising body count (Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer). Only the Vatican’s elite exorcism team (Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant ) san save them — or can they?
Butcher Boys (Cat and Mouse, cannibal flick)
From the creator of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre comes this gut-wrenching, non-stop roller coaster ride through the hellish underbelly of inner-city America. A birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring a group of friends face to face with the macabre world of cannibals, the Butcher Boys. The Butcher Boys are international predators who deal in human flesh – dead or alive.
Insidious Chapter 2 (James Wan’s next foray into horror)
The famed horror team of director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell reunite with the original cast of Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey and Ty Simpkins in Insidious: Chapter 2, a terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
The Colony (Scifi/Isolation Horror)
As an endless winter engulfs Earth, humans struggle to survive in remote underground outposts. When Colony 7 receives a distress call from a nearby settlement, Sam (Zegers) and Briggs (Fishburne) race through the snow on a dangerous rescue mission. What they find at the desolate base could mean mankind’s salvation—or its total annihilation. Terrifying discoveries will unfold that will change the rules of survival forever. (Synopsis from Horror.About.com)
+1 (Supernatural thriller)
In this supernatural thriller, three college friends go to the biggest party of the year, each looking for something different: love, sex and a simple human connection. When a mysterious phenomenon disrupts the party, it lights a fuse on what will become the strangest night anyone has ever seen. As the three friends struggle to find what they’re looking for, the party quickly descends into a chaos that challenges if they can stay friends or if they can even stay alive. (Synopsis from Horror.About.com)
We are What We are
A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years.
In a remote town in Ireland, eleven-year-old Neve finds herself the sole survivor of a bloody massacre that killed her parents and younger brother. Suspecting a gang of homicidal vandals, the police ignore Neve’s explanation that the house is the culprit. To help ease her trauma, dutiful neighbors Nat and Lucas take her in with the supervision of a social worker. Neve has trouble finding peace with the wholesome and nurturing couple, and horrific danger continues to manifest.
Metallica Through the Never
While it may not be horror, it still falls into the apocalyptical/scifi film genres, so I’m going to include it in this list. And, it’s Metallica. Check out the trailer and let me know if you think I’m completely off base for adding it.
The film marries groundbreaking footage and editing techniques with a narrative, in which a band crew member (played by Dane DeHaan) is sent out on a mission during Metallica’s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. While on this mission, he unexpectedly has his life turned completely upside down.
So, what are you looking forward to? Any of these movies strike you as something you want to see? In the next two weeks, I will post another article about the movies that will be popping up in October so we all can get in the Halloween spirit!
Personally, I’m really looking forward to Insidious Chapter 2. After being honestly scared by James Wan’s The Conjuring, I can’t wait to see what else he can do to make his audiences jump.