(PG-13: Language) Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant star in this Netflix original series, a dark comedy about two ordinary real estate agents whose lives get turned upside down when one of them wakes up as a zombie – and is much happier that way. Drops 2/3/17.
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(PG-13) Frame by Frame pays homage to filmmaker Bob Clark and his 1974 cult classic Black Christmas. Way ahead of its time, the film featured the main components of slasher films, including titillation, the holiday setting, the anonymous killer and even the phone gag.
(Gore) It’s Evolve, but with Jason Voorhees and stupid campers. Play as Jason or his potential victims in this asymmetrical multiplayer game. As the prey, you can try to hide and wait out the night, escape the camp or take on Jason. Drops 2017 for Windows, Xbox One and PS4.
Take a helping of Alien, a dash of Gravity, and a smidgen of The Thing, and you’ll have a good idea what to expect from this sci-fi thriller about a team aboard the ISS who discovers the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. Sadly for the crew, it turns out to be a complete dick.
Key and Peele fans know there was often a dark side lurking around the corner in their sketches. Now, Jordan Peele fully reveals his creepy tendencies with this horror flick he wrote and directed about a mixed-race couple lost in the country and subject to all kinds of evil.
(PG-13) Resident Evil 7 might as well be a new series. It’s in first-person and VR-ready, it’s set in Louisiana, features a normal citizen as your character, and it abandons the campy horror for a more realistic tale. Drops 1/24/17 for Windows, Xbox One and PS4.
Conan‘s Andy Richter dropped by Bleak House, where director Guillermo del Toro stores his ever growing collection of horror, fantasy and sci-fi memoribilia. The Cronos Criterion Blu-ray also has a video of del Toro giving a guided tour of the creepy house.
The Film Theorists compare Japanese horror films’ use of sound effects and timing with their American counterparts. Also, American films love to telegraph scary parts through the music and the environment, whereas Japanese horror can ruin even freakin’ broad daylight.
Turn on the lights, lower the volume and watch this in a tiny window. Burger Fiction’s reel of jump scares from horror, sci-fi and even comedies is pretty scary – though they missed one of our faves. We wish we could finish it but we had other stuff to – BEHIND YOU
“There was never just one.” Sister Location is a spin-off of the hit horror video game series Five Nights at Freddy’s. The title is most likely based on a recorded phone call from FNaF 3 about the animal suits being deemed unfit for use after “an unfortunate incident at the sister location.”
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