Watch The Trailer For Ben Wheatley’s ‘Sightseers’


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Ben Wheatley is a filmmaker whose career seems aimed directly north. He wowed audiences with Down Terrance, and then proceeded to shove hot coals into our agape mouths with his followup Kill List. To say we are highly anticipating his next film is like saying a zombie uprising occurring simultaneously with an alien invasion and giant monster attack on all major cities is a bad day. The first trailer for Wheatley’s Sightseers presents us with a side of the director we haven’t seen before, or at least not to this degree. Namely, it looks funny. Savage, violent, and horrifying…and funny. The nonchalance and, frankly, callous amusement with which this couple murders innocent people is high-scarious. The trailer is a bit long, but I didn’t feel particularly spoiled after the last title card faded from sight. Take a look at it below, and think twice before planning your next vacation.

Sightseers is out in the UK in November, hopefully we’ll get it stateside soon.

Horror News: The Weekly Offering


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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.

Horror News: A ‘Sinister’ Trailer


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Sometimes, despite everything, you still have to remain optimistic.

The trailer for Sinister has made its grisly debut. I have to say, my attention is piqued, despite the fact that the credits attached to the film have me more than a little concerned. To begin with, the director and co-writer is Scott Derrickson, best known for The Exorcism of Emily Rose. I have not seen The Devil Inside, so I feel comfortable calling Emily Rose the worst exorcism movie I have ever seen.

Second, is the quick trailer credit of “From the producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious“. Granted, we know this generally means absolutely nothing. However, I choose to make a mountain out of a molehill. I saw both of these films relatively late, but both had been built up by everyone around me. I was promised to be terrified. I found Paranormal Activity to be a competent film, but by no means scary. I was even more disappointed with Insidious. It had all the right ingredients for a great haunted house film, but made so many cliched, juvenile, tired, dated horror movie mistakes it caused me to go on a psychotic Twitter rant (which led me to this gig, so maybe I should thank the movie).

Horror News: ‘V/H/S’ Trailer in Glorious Blood-Red Band


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You wanted more? You weren’t the only ones.

Last week, we offered the new poster for V/H/S as a humble sacrifice to the Ancient Ones. They were pleased, but demanded more. And now, we offer the official red band trailer direct from Yahoo! movie trailers.

In my experience, found footage films are like that sexy, slightly dangerous girl in goth makeup who might be a succubus in disguise. She seduces me with promises of dark and seemingly real horror, but also has an annoying habit of cheating on me with frat boys. She brings me gifts of Trollhunter, and amuses me with Grave Encounters, but she also slaughters the cerebral cortex of theaters full of people with The Devil Inside and Apollo 18.

And yet, I keep coming back to her, because she promises me more and tells me how much she loves me, how much she wants me, how much…

Er, um…ok, what was I taking about? Right, found footage.

Horror News: The Weekly Offering


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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.

 

Hideo Nakata to Direct ‘Suicide Forest’

I have a love/hate relationship with the tagline, “Based on a true story.”

On the one severed hand, a horror story based in truth can make said story all the more terrifying. On the other, more gangrenous, severed hand, we all know that studios take a true incident, slap this label on the film, and go clinically insane with the plot.

However, I can forgive this on occasion when the existing story (and its potential) are creepy enough.

Hideo Nakata (Ringu, The Ring 2) has been attached to direct the film adaptation of the IDW Publishing graphic novel, The Suicide Forest, by El Torres with art by Gabriel Hernandez.

For those of you who have not heard about it, the title refers to a real section of woods outside of Tokyo that is considered to be one of the most popular suicide destinations in the world. The plot centers around an American living in Japan who recruits a forest ranger to assist him in escaping the grasp of an evil forest spirit.

So the story may not be true, but the setting sure is. Maybe this is just the right mix of fact and fiction that can make for memorable hike through the forest.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

The Roving Eye Is Fixed On The ‘Skyfall’ Teaser Trailer


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Recently, we here at Horror’s Not Dead created The Roving Eye as our compartment in which to store news, reviews, and reactions to genre fare that doesn’t quite fit into the horror mold. Lucky we did, because the teaser trailer for Sam Mendes’ ‘Skyfall,’ the 23rd chapter of the Bond saga, has just landed online and we are, to quote The Bard, completely stoked. So how dare we present news of a spy film on a horror website? Because it’s James Goddamn Bond, that’s how! We will gladly court Cthulhu’s wrath for that. ‘Skyfall’ will open like the portal to the realm of eternal darkness on November 9th.

Click past the bump to watch the trailer and voice your opinions in the comment section.

Horror News: The Weekly Offering


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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.

 

Amy Adams May Be Heading for Some Dark Places

What is it about the redheads?

The ever-adorable and very talented Amy Adams is in talks to cross the threshold of horror, and star in the film adaptation of the acclaimed novel Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. The film adaptation was written by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, who is also directing. If confirmed, Adams will star as a woman named Libby Day, who witnessed the murder of her entire family when she was a child; days later testifying that her brother was the killer.

A quarter of a century later, a mysterious organization known as the Kill Club, who attempt to solve the worst of crimes, confronts her and forces her to face the truth.

In the eyes of the Ancient Ones, Adams is always a joy to behold, and to see her take on a darker role will hopefully be the start of something bloody beautiful.

Source: Deadline

Terror Tuesday Forecast: Human Experiments


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Is there anything worse than Monday? I mean seriously, is there? Oh wait, I suppose being abducted by a deranged prison doctor and subjected to a wide array of physical and psychological torture may be worse. But what if you were abducted by a deranged prison doctor and subjected to a wide array of physical and psychological torture…ON A MONDAY?! Luckily, the Alamo Drafthouse’s signature weekly horror retrospective isn’t called Terror Monday so I think we’ve effectively side-stepped that landmine. Take a gander at the trailer for this week’s Human Experiments below. Frankly, I am in shock as to how modern this film appears, at least conceptually. The piling of torment and depravity onto an innocent seems to somehow rip a page from the contemporary horror playbook. Damn worm holes!




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