THE BEST Horror

Resident Evil 7 (Trailer)

Resident Evil 7 (Trailer)

(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.

Shut In (Trailer)

Shut In (Trailer)

In this horror film, Naomi Watts plays a widowed psychologist who’s also taking care of her catatonic son, who was paralyzed in the same accident that killed her husband. A troubled boy is left in her care but goes missing. Or so everyone thinks.

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Westworld (Trailer)

Westworld (Trailer)

(PG-13) HBO gives us a better look at the A.I.-filled western theme park featured in their upcoming sci-fi/horror series, based on the classic 1973 Michael Crichton film. The process of making synthetic humans looks especially creepy this time around.

Intruders

Intruders

Santiago Menghini’s short horror film defies conventions and cliches, and doesn’t have a single word of dialogue, but his effective use of composition, lighting, and sound will still end up scaring the bejeezus out of you by the end.

Zombies

Zombies

Detail-oriented YouTube channel Ahoy explores the mythos of zombies. There have been countless movies, games, and TV series about the undead, and we owe a great deal about their traits to George Romero, and to video games for the gore and survival horror.

Guillermo Del Toro’s Bleak House

Guillermo Del Toro’s Bleak House

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.

Split (Trailer)

Split (Trailer)

Three girls are abducted by a man suffering from multiple personality disorder. He’s exhibited 23 different personalities, but it appears he has one more, and this one involves a change in his physical form as well. James MacAvoy stars in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller.

Japanese vs. American Horror

Japanese vs. American Horror

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.

This Supercut Will Make You Jump

This Supercut Will Make You Jump

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

Jaws Honest Trailer

Jaws Honest Trailer

Screen Junkies is more flattering than usual as it recalls Steven Spielberg’s 1975 breakthrough classic, an amazing, memorable low-budget thriller that laid the groundwork for some of the best and worst genres of movies to follow.

Inside

Inside

From the creators of Limbo comes an even more haunting puzzle platformer. Inside puts you in the shoes of a boy trying to escape from a mysterious organization that’s performing experiments on controlling humans. Coming to Windows and Xbox One.

Miss Peregrine’s Home… (Trailer 2)

Miss Peregrine’s Home… (Trailer 2)

“Come meet the others.” A teenager discovers that there are children born with peculiar features or abilities. They hide in havens with incredible defensive mechanisms to protect them from powerful enemies. Their best protection? Him.

Westworld (Teaser)

Westworld (Teaser)

HBO’s creepy new series reimagines Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi horror classic about robots working at a theme park who become self-aware. Written by Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight, Interstellar) and Lisa Joy (Burn Notice), and executive produced by J.J. Abrams.

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Shortwave (Teaser)

Shortwave (Teaser)

In Shortwave, a scientist and his wife move to a secluded research facility after the loss of their only child. While he’s looking into the origin of a cryptic radio signal, his wife begins to have hallucinations of their past.

Sadako vs. Kayako… in Baseball

Sadako vs. Kayako… in Baseball

The villains from classic Japanese horror flicks The Ring and The Grudge recently opened a baseball match in Japan’s premier league. The actors were promoting an upcoming movie starring the two characters.

Sister Location (Trailer)

Sister Location (Trailer)

“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.”

Yoga Hosers (Trailer)

Yoga Hosers (Trailer)

Director Kevin Smith takes a trip back to the mini mart, but this time it’s populated by a pair of yoga-addicted high school girls names Colleen who end up on an increasingly more trippy adventure, with the help of the acting chameleon better known as Johnny Depp.

The Conjuring 2 (Trailer)

The Conjuring 2 (Trailer)

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren return to take on the Enfield Poltergeist. Ironically it’s because of two gullible paranormal investigators – i.e. hacks – that the real world case has been debunked as a prank. But that doesn’t make this trailer less scary.

Miss Peregrine’s Home… (Trailer)

Miss Peregrine’s Home… (Trailer)

A young man discovers a secret haven for children with unusual abilities. But he soon finds out that he has both supernatural friends and enemies. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is Tim Burton’s adaptation of the eponymous horror fantasy novel.

IMSCARED

IMSCARED

Horror fiction always requires a suspension of disbelief, by virtue of the fact that you’re aware that you’re getting into a scary story. But Ivan Zanotti’s cult hit IMSCARED knows it’s a game, and that’s how it messes with you. Demo here.

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Alice in Horrorland

Alice in Horrorland

Walt Disney’s animated version of Alice in Wonderland was already pretty creepy if you ask us, so it didn’t take much more than some appropriate music for Mashable’s Watercooler to turn Lewis Carroll’s trippy fairy tale into a serious horror flick.

Invaders

Invaders

(PG-13: Language, Gore) A pair of bumbling burglars spend more time fussing over what masks they’ll wear than with the actual break-in itself. Jason Kupfer’s dark comedy will have you Googling how much blood is in your face.

Copycat

Copycat

Before Scary Movie and Scream, there was There’s Nothing Out There. Rolfe Kanefsky’s 1991 horror comedy copied horror movies to poke fun at them. But as Charlie Lyne notes in this documentary, Rolfe’s life took a bizarre turn when another movie seemingly copied his.

Crimson Peak & Mario Bava

Crimson Peak & Mario Bava

The Film Theorists’ Frame by Frame explains that Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak is a grand homage to horror pioneer Mario Bava. The prolific Italian filmmaker loved to use contrasting lighting, elaborate sets and period plots, all of which are in del Toro’s film.

The Thing in the Apartment

The Thing in the Apartment

A woman runs out of her apartment after seeing something watching her in her room. Naturally, her friend tells her that they should come back and check it out. Sensible ideas are said and ignored, and terrible things happen.

Night Feeder (Trailer)

Night Feeder (Trailer)

(PG-13) A low budget 1987 mystery horror flick about a California punk band. Some of their groupies died, but is it because of an illegal drug or something more sinister? Drops 10/30/15 on VHS, DVD, digital download and streaming on Bleeding Skull.

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