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Five Classic Horror Tropes

Five Classic Horror Tropes

(PG-13: Language, Gore) CineFix summon the Halloween spirit by listing some of the most popular horror movie tropes as well as some stellar examples. There’s the classic location, the person whom you just know is going to make it until the end, and… behind you!

1922 (Trailer)

1922 (Trailer)

Thomas Jane and Molly Parker star in this film adaptation of Stephen King’s haunting horror novella about a man who brutally murders his wife, and the revenge she seeks to dish out from beyond the grave. Hits Netflix on 10/20/17.

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Winston

Winston

(PG-13) CalArts animation alum Aram Sarkisian’s animated short film will pierce you to the core with its dark tale of a man tormented by his demons. The haunting imagery is accompanied by sharp as a tack writing, and amazing voice work by Matt Kelly. (Thanks Rob!)

Scorn (Gameplay)

Scorn (Gameplay)

(Gore) A first-person horror adventure featuring dark and creepy imagery that clearly draws inspiration from the work of the late, great artist H.R. Giger. Its gross organic environments and weapons are almost scarier than the enemies at this point in development.

Dunkey Reviews The Shining

Dunkey Reviews The Shining

(PG-13: Language) Videogamedunkey casts his analytical eye on his favorite horror film, The Shining. It’s a movie that needs no further introduction. But until every single human being has watched it, we think it qualifies as underappreciated.

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(PG-13, Flashing images) The year is 2084. You are an Observer, an investigator who can jack into the minds of others to mine for clues. This cyberpunk horror game takes the detective vision mechanic to new heights, and stars Rutger Hauer as the main character.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Trailer)

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Trailer)

A boy gives a surgeon a horrifying choice: the man must sacrifice one of his family members or they will all meet a slow and painful death. From Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) comes a psychological horror film that critics have dubbed deeply unsettling but exquisitely made.

#NotAlone

#NotAlone

(Gore) In Sotiris Petridis and Dimitris Tsakaleas’ horror short, a woman sits home posting selfies on her Instagram feed, and applies what she thinks is an appropriate hashtag. Unfortunately, a creepy maniac sees the tag as a mark of vulnerability, and uses it to choose his victims.

Mother! (Trailer)

Mother! (Trailer)

Jennifer Lawrence plays a content wife whose life takes a horrifying turn when an older couple moves in with her and her husband. That’s just about all we know about Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming film, but the trailer has us very intrigued. And very creeped out.

IT (Trailer 2)

IT (Trailer 2)

Our latest peek at the remake of IT isn’t shy about showing Pennywise, as well as the terrifying the things that await The Losers Club, the foolishly brave kids who want to take him on. Man, we regret watching that with headphones on.

Zygote

Zygote

(PG-13, Gore) Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios is back with more outstanding nightmare fuel. Dakota Fanning stars in a story about a Arctic mining colony terrorized by an experiment gone wrong – an assimilating monster that makes the Borg look like Care Bears.

OPERATOR: Episode 2

OPERATOR: Episode 2

(PG-13: Language/Gore) Animator Sam Barnett follows up his 2013 stop-motion short with another incredible episode about an evil corporation that enslaves and controls its workers with creepy biomechanical parasites. Help fund episode 3 over on Kickstarter.

The Apprehension Engine

The Apprehension Engine

A unique machine designed solely to produce eerie sounds for horror films. Luthier Tony Duggan-Smith created this combination of strings, rods, magnets, wood, and other found objects so Indie Film Maker could make original sounds instead of turning to a stock library.

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PHV: Walpurgisnacht

PHV: Walpurgisnacht
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Horror synthwave artist Pentagram Home Video ups the macabre for their latest EP. Named after the German term for April 30, Walpurgisnacht (“witches’ night”) will have you looking over your shoulder for tendrils of steam. Or chokeslams.

IT in the Hat

IT in the Hat

Dr. Seuss takes the place of Stephen King as the author in But Without’s remix of the trailer from IT, which replaces the creepy clown with an equally creepy Cat in the Hat. It’s no coincidence that the cat was played by a guy named Michael Myers.

IT (Trailer)

IT (Trailer)

The clown industry’s going to tank (even harder) in 2017. Warner Bros. re-adapts Stephen King’s excellent 1986 horror novel about a malevolent being who takes the form of a clown in order to lure and kill children. Finn Wolfhard stars in Stranger Danger IT.

Alien: Covenant: Meet Walter

Alien: Covenant: Meet Walter

In case you were wondering why Prometheus‘ android butler David is back and in great shape in Alien: Covenant, he’s not. Meet Walter. He’s one of Westworld’s Weyland-Yutani’s latest synthetic humanoids.

The Void (Trailer)

The Void (Trailer)

(Gore) A cop finds out that the people inside his rural town’s hospital are “transforming into something inhuman.” He and his fellow survivors venture to the hospital’s depths to end the madness. This crowdfunded film is an homage to ’80s horror movies.

Alfred Hitchcock on Dead Bodies

Alfred Hitchcock on Dead Bodies

Blank on Blank dusted off a classic 1957 interview with the late, great master of psychological horror, animating Hitch’s pontification on fear, suspense, and death, and maintaining a sense of humor about all of it.

Alien: Covenant (Trailer 2)

Alien: Covenant (Trailer 2)

Get ready to have your pants scared off with Ridley Scott’s follow up to Prometheus, in which pairs of happy couples head off Noah’s Ark style to colonize what they think is a remote paradise, but is actually home to a bunch of nasty xenomorphs.

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Alien: Covenant – Last Supper

Alien: Covenant – Last Supper

A brief prologue to Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant, introducing us to the crew as they have one final meal and prepare for what is surely their last good night’s cryosleep before they’re ripped apart by xenomorphs.

It Comes at Night (Teaser)

It Comes at Night (Teaser)

A father takes his family to a desolate hut in the wake of an “unnatural” global threat. When another family asks to camp in with them, the tension inside the house becomes just as dangerous as the horrors outside. Starring Joel Edgerton and Riley Keough. Premieres 8/25/17.

Personal Shopper (Trailer)

Personal Shopper (Trailer)

“Is it you… or is just me?” Kristen Stewart turns in a critically-acclaimed performance in this psychological thriller. Stewart plays a personal shopper for celebrities who’s waiting for a sign from her recently deceased twin brother.

Apocalypse Now: The Game

Apocalypse Now: The Game

Some of the lead contributors to Fallout: New Vegas, Wasteland 2, and more are working on a video game adaptation of Apocalypse Now. The survival horror RPG will let you relive and rewrite the story of the movie’s protagonist, Capt. Willard. Its estimated release is in 2020.

Santa Clarita Diet (Trailer)

Santa Clarita Diet (Trailer)

(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.

The Original Slasher Film

The Original Slasher Film

(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.

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