(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!
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
(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.