It’s name is The Lipstick Face Demon and it is synonymous with the Insidious franchise that burst onto the scene in 2010.
The highly anticipated newest addition to the franchise, The Last Key, release date is growing closer (January 5, 2018), and with a recent TV spot and now officially launched trailer, the demon which we thought was banished has returned to fuel our thrist for the newest film.
As we continue to count down the last month of the year, lists of greatest films of the year and continual announcements about 2018 horror will be the main ingredients for this blog. It is a quiet time on the horror net outside of trailer releases, so without further ado, here is this weeks recommendations.
Horror Buffs: The Blackcoat’s Daughter ( 2017) – A somewhat forgotten release this year, The Blackcoat’s Daughter only gained traction once people realised that it was a much better film then those previous released earlier in the year. It’s internet growth was tumultuous once people tuned their heads in to how good this film is. The blockbuster ending makes this movie, but what keeps the flame burning from start to finish is the amazing performance by underrated horror star, Emma Roberts.
Beginners: Black Christmas (1974) – The only reputable Christmas movie to have reached any form of recognition as a genuine classic horror film. One of the very first slashers, this Christmas movie has similar pretences to Prom Night and Halloween. A must see to tick off all the ground-breaking slashers of the 70’sand 80’s.
Casual Fans: Gerald’s Game (2017) – Just one of the many scintillating Stephen King inspired horror movies of 2017, and personally we think the best. Although not entirely just one for the casual fan, as it is very integral to horror going forward and horror literature, this psychological horror is so disturbing yet so intriguing you are in to minds to look away in horror or keep watching. The film is directed so well and the screenplay makes this practically real time horror very fun to watch with someone.
It has been brought to light recently, that much like ten years earlier with Stanley Kubrick’s adaption of his novel The Shining, Misery wasn’t exactly a film that King wanted to create/happy with the result.
Misery director Rob Reiner stated that “Here he was, a writer of horror books, books with supernatural elements to it, and he also wanted to express himself as a writer.”
Reiner goes on to say that ‘it was personal’ and the book wasn’t meant to be glorified on the big screen. He said what made the film go forth was that King trusted him due to earlier work together and that if anyone was going to avenge Kubrick’s mistakes he trusted Reiner.
The news is interesting, being unleashed in a year were King has immortalized himself in the trans-universe of horror.
It’s not often movies have you supporting the antagonist with every move they make. Naturally, some protagonists aren’t necessarily fan favourites but usually they are designed for that pure purpose of having someone to believe and confide in. Yet in the great realm of horror, some of the coolest villians to ever grace the big screen draw us in and captivated us. With their unbelievable abilities, witty gags and sheer terror, some were actually that cool and out of this world we ended up cheering them on. On top of this, some protagonists are that irritating that we really just want to see them punished. Below is 7 horror movies were we cheered on the villains!
When we talk about the great slasher movies that paved the way for a sustainable horror genre, Halloween, Nightmare On Elm Street and Scream are just some of the names that come to mind. Yet the 100 million dollar club has welcomed a new member whose name should now be synonymous with, and that’s Blumhouse and Universals post modern slasher, Happy Death Day.
Made on an exclusively low 4 million, the slasher a few months on from release has joined other new age slashers such as Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer and Freddy Vs Jason to make a revenue of 100 million dollars.
Is this a sign of things to come in the horror sub genre of Slashers? With the talks of new remakes of iconic horror films coming to our screen in 2018, and with the very generous earnings the genre as a whole made this year, it’s safe to say that maybe horror has been reborn in 2017.
We didn’t know this until recent news came our way, but yes, the 2013 film MAMA was a short film before it mutated into the film we all know and love.
Guillermo del Toro said that Andres Muscheitti’s film was ‘one of the scariest scenes’ he had ever seen. The film once making it’s big screen debut as a full length film pushed Andres Muschietti into the spotlight and to this day has been graced with opportunities.
Slow news week but a flurry of new trailers became apparent and/or were released. There is a heap of exciting movies coming to us in 2018 and with that at the moment news, posters and trailers are the only news bouncing around. It has been another scorching week here in Oz and considering the recent remakes and sequels of big films, i.e Jigsaw, Leatherface, Flatliners and the news surrounding the newest Halloween movie this week we will be showcasing some of the better remakes and sequels.
Horror Fans: Hostel II (2007) – The original Hostel with it’s award winning director is often well documented, yet the sequel which is surprisingly better is often dismissed or even not watched based on the assumptions surrounding it’s lack of originality. It may follow a similar path, but I bet you, Hostel II will impress you more than its precursor.
Beginners: Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) – My favourite Friday the 13th film by far. Jason is back to his destructive best, it’s the conclusion of a great series, and the film ties in purposefully all that has occurred. Not to mention some of the acting for its time is quite good. Must watch if you want to brush up on the series as a collective.
Casual fans: Halloween (2007) –Rob Zombie has a signature way of creating horror, it’s brash, bizarre, colourful and in your face. This remake which is much like his other works is super charged and intense. A great watch fi you want a revamped and similar plotline to the original ground-breaking film of the same name.