(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.
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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.”
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.
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.
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.
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