Film Junk » Horror Blog and Podcast Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:03:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Haunting of Hill House Trailer: Mike Flanagan and Netflix Retell a Classic Ghost Story Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:43:33 +0000 hauntingofhillhouse

Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House has been adapted for the big screen twice before, both times under the title The Haunting. This year director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil) is adapting the story yet again, but the difference is that he is teaming up with Netflix to expand it into a 10-episode series instead. The show takes the title of the original novel and updates it to a contemporary setting, following a group of five siblings who grew up in the house and are forced as adults to confront their past and once again face its horrors. The cast includes Carla Gugino (who also starred in Flanagan’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game), Michiel Huisman, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel, Timothy Hutton, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Mckenna Grace and it is coming to Netflix just in time for Halloween. The Haunting of Hill House arrives on Oct. 12th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Apostle Trailer Starring Dan Stevens: From the Director of The Raid Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:18:05 +0000 apostle

If you were expecting Gareth Evans’ follow-up to The Raid and The Raid 2 to be another bone-crushing martial arts flick, you might be a little surprised by the first trailer for Apostle. There is still plenty of bone-crushing involved, but the movie seems to fit more comfortably into the horror genre and the October release date is clearly no coincidence. This is a period piece that takes place in 1905 with Dan Stevens (The Guest, Downton Abbey) playing a man determined to rescue his sister from a religious cult on a remote island. If Gareth Evans’ V/H/S 2 segment, “Safe Haven”, is anything to go by, we are all in for a pretty disturbing ride. Apostle hits Netflix on Oct. 12th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Halloween Trailer #2 Thu, 06 Sep 2018 17:58:39 +0000 halloweentrailer2

David Gordon Green’s Halloween is just a few days away from making its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and this week Universal has released a brand new trailer to help intensify the hype. The movie is positioned as a sequel to the original 1978 film, essentially ignoring the other franchise entries and bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode. It is pretty clear from this trailer that she has spent the last 40 years preparing for her inevitable rematch with Michael Myers and she does not intend to lose. It certainly feels legit, but can The Shape still terrify us after all these years? If you still need convincing, there is also a new international trailer that shows even more new footage. Halloween hits theatres on Oct. 19th; check out the new trailer(s) after the jump and see what you think.

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Anna and the Apocalypse Trailer: A Holiday Comedy Musical (with Zombies) Thu, 06 Sep 2018 14:54:41 +0000 annaandtheapocalypse

After premiering last year at Fantastic Fest to mostly rave reviews, British horror comedy Anna and the Apocalypse is finally coming to theatres this year just in time for the holidays. The movie has received comparisons to Shaun of the Dead and revolves around a group of teenagers fighting to survive a zombie apocalypse on the same night as their annual high school Christmas concert. The gimmick, of course, is that the movie is also a musical, which seems like a risky proposition for a low budget indie flick. Still, all of the positive reviews give us some hope that this is not just another generic genre movie pandering to the zombie-loving hordes. At the very least, I suppose it could be this year’s Krampus? Anna and the Apocalypse hits select theatres on Nov. 30th before expanding nationwide on Dec. 7th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Suspiria Trailer #2 Thu, 23 Aug 2018 17:58:13 +0000 suspiria

Many horror fans have been understandably tentative on the idea of a remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiria, but with Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) at the helm, the latest trailer makes a pretty strong case that the film is in good hands. The movie stars Dakota Johnson as an American ballet student who joins a dance academy in Berlin only to uncover a dark conspiracy within. Tilda Swinton, Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia Goth, Lutz Ebersdorf and Jessica Harper also co-star. Amazon recently announced that Suspiria will hit theatres in New York and L.A. one week early on Oct. 26th; the rest of us will have to wait until Nov. 2nd to see it. Check out the latest trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Slice Trailer Starring Chance the Rapper Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:13:05 +0000 slice

Chance the Rapper will make his big screen debut later this year in the upcoming horror-comedy Slice, a movie described as “the story of a ghost, a werewolf, and a pretty shitty pizza place.” Written and directed by frequent collaborator Austin Vesely, who previously directed several of Chance’s music videos, it also co-stars Zazie Beetz, Paul Scheer and Joe Keery (Stranger Things). Based on the first trailer, it looks like this could be the introduction of another unique voice in genre filmmaking, and with A24 releasing it, that seems like another good sign. Slice does not yet have an official release date although there is a good chance it may be premiering somewhere like Fantastic Fest in the near future. Check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Slaughterhouse Rulez Trailer Starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:30:10 +0000

It’s nice to see Simon Pegg and Nick Frost continuing to work together even when Edgar Wright is not involved and now they have started their own production company to ensure that it happens more often. The first release from Stolen Picture will hit theatres this October in the U.K. and it is a horror-comedy called Slaughterhouse Rulez. Written and directed by Crispian Mills (A Fantastic Fear of Everything), it revolves around a group of students and teachers from a British boarding school who are forced to fight a demon unleashed by a nearby fracking site. Michael Sheen, Asa Butterfield, Finn Cole and Hermione Corfield also co-star. Slaughterhouse Rulez hits theatres in the U.K. on Oct. 31st but it is still unclear if and when it might come to North America. Check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter Teaser Trailer Fri, 10 Aug 2018 21:46:25 +0000 47metersdown2

Just in time to capitalize on the release of The Meg, Entertainment Studios has released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming sequel to their own shark thriller, 2017’s surprise hit 47 Meters Down. The original was rescued from a direct to DVD release at the last minute but this appears to be a full-fledged theatrical release from the get to with Johannes Roberts (The Other Side of the Door) returning to direct. The movie apparently revolves around deep sea cave diving and has been described as “The Descent underwater”, unfortunately you won’t see any of that in the teaser which features a lot of text and some quick shots of shark attacks that may or may not be in the movie. 47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter hits theatres on June 28th, 2019; check out the teaser after the jump and see what you think.

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Venom Trailer #3 Tue, 31 Jul 2018 14:38:58 +0000 venom

After showcasing some new footage at Comic-Con a couple of weeks ago, Sony has finally unveiled a brand new Venom trailer for the rest of the world to see. The trailer features our best look yet (and best pronunciation yet) of the alien symbiote including some new glimpses of various action sequences. We also get a bit more of Riz Ahmed’s character, now confirmed to be the villain Riot. Is Carnage also in the movie? That remains unclear but it’s worth noting we still have yet to see Woody Harrelson in any of the marketing. Venom is directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) and it hits theaters on Oct. 5th. Check out the new trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer Sat, 21 Jul 2018 20:39:22 +0000 godzillakingofthemonsters

If superheroes aren’t your thing, Warner Brothers also has you covered at this year’s Comic-Con, having just released the first trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. This is Legendary Entertainment’s follow-up to the Gareth Edwards’ 2014 film and it follows through on the idea that there are now multiple monsters (sorry, titans) in this world as the cryptozoological agency Monarch tries to study them and ultimately save humanity from them. We get our first glimpses of Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah here as well as a cast led by Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Vera Farmiga, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Charles Dance, Ziyi Zhang, Thomas Middleditch, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Ken Watanabe. Directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus), Godzilla: King of the Monsters hits theatres on May 31st, 2019. Check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass Trailer Sat, 21 Jul 2018 00:56:39 +0000 glass

It’s not very often that a trailer reveal for the latest M. Night Shyamalan movie is one of the most anticipated events at Comic-Con and yet this year that appears to be the case with his upcoming film Glass. This movie brings together characters from both Unbreakable and Split as villains Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) and The Beast (James McAvoy) team up against do-gooder David Dunn (Bruce Willis). Anya Taylor-Joy also reprises her role from Split although it is not entirely clear if she is possesses any sort of superpower. The tone of the trailer still seems to resemble a dark suspense thriller but Shyamalan is billing it as “the first fully grounded superhero movie.” Glass hits theatres on Jan. 18th, 2019; check out the first trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Creepshow TV Series in the Works Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:25:48 +0000 creepshowtv

With Jordan Peele in the process of putting together a new version of The Twilight Zone for CBS and a few other anthology TV series also undergoing revival attempts (including Tales from the Crypt), AMC and Shudder are cooking up an intriguing genre anthology show of their own. It was revealed earlier this week that they are developing a TV series based on Creepshow, the 1982 horror film directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King. The new show will be executive produced and directed by Greg Nicotero, the visual effects genius now best known for his work on The Walking Dead. Nicotero had this to say about the announcement:

Creepshow is a project very close to my heart! It is one of those titles that embraces the true spirit of horror… thrills and chills celebrated in one of its truest art forms, the comic book come to life! I’m honored to continue the tradition in the ‘spirit’ which it was created.”

The original movie served as an homage to the EC and DC horror comics of the 1950s and featured multiple self-contained stories. It spawned two sequels but it was never adapted into a TV series until now. The new show is expected to arrive exclusively on AMC’s horror streaming service Shudder. Are you excited about a possible Creepshow TV series?

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