Horror News: The Weekly Offering

Posted by Seth Hall - August 3rd 2012 @ 9:33 am

Welcome, mortals, to The Weekly Offering. Here, we present our dark gifts in hopes that we please the Ancient Ones, that they might spare us. They are satisfied with our humble sacrifices of news, images, reviews, and commentary through the week, but on Fridays, they desire more. Their weekends, their unholy Sabbath, know no bounds. And so, to satisfy their bloodlust, as well as yours, we bring you these short, savory offerings.

 

Hide Your Kids; La Llorona is Returning to Universal Halloween Horror Nights

We gave you a taste of what is waiting for you at Universal Halloween Horror Nights this year. And now, we’re bringing you another way you might die in central Florida. Universal has announced the return of one of last year’s most terrifying characters: La Llorona.

Anyone who has spent a significant amount of time living in central Texas, as I have, is familiar with the legend of La Llorona, although you may know her by a different name. La Llorona, or the Weeping Woman, is the story of a young girl scorned by the man she loves who drowns her children in a creek. From here, I’ve heard many different versions. Sometimes, she commits suicide. Sometimes, dies from grief. Either way, she haunts the region, her tortured soul crying out for her lost children.

The maze will take you through a labyrinth of her victims. The intent is to provide a journey through the nightmares of a child’s mind. If my own childhood nightmares are any indication, then this is likely going to be one of the most terrifying haunted houses ever constructed.

If you can make it to Universal Studios this year for Halloween Horror Nights, will you take up arms with your inner child to battle a murderous ghost? Venture forth to La Llorona: Cazadora de Ninos . . . The Child Hunter.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

 

New Trailer for ‘After’ Looks Vaguely Familiar

A second trailer for After has been released. I’m not going to lie. My interest is piqued, but not just for the imagery in the trailer itself.

Two people awaken in their small town and find everyone has disappeared. But this soon becomes the least of their worries, as there is a massive darkness fast approaching them. A darkness that seems to be swallowing up the Earth around them. And there seem to be creatures coming out of this darkness.

If you’re like me, the first thing that popped into your head just now is Stephen King’s The Langoliers, which has a similar plot. This may not necessarily be a bad thing. The Langoliers, while good, has “made-for-TV” written all over it. Could this be a new retelling of the familiar story? If so, I hope it maintains some originality while carrying the great themes of its predecessors.

Be sure to check out the trailer here on Apple trailers.

 

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