This summer is chock-a-block full of new horror movie releases. So, without further ado, here’s Your Guide to Horror Fun Under the Summer Sun!
Release Date: May 8th
Directed by Henry Hobson. Starring Arnold “I’ll Be Back” Schwarzenegger and Abigail “Lisa Thompson” Breslin.
A teenage girl becomes infected with a virus that is slowly turning her into one of the undead, while her stoic father stays by her side. An unusual, rather somber departure from typical Schwarzenegger fare, and a more personal, emotional take on the zombie movie. Theatrical release. No word on whether Arnold will be crashing into a helicopter or advising someone to “get to da choppah.”
Release Date: May 8th On Demand
Genre: Ghost Revenge Porn
Directed by Karen Lam. Starring Kat de Lieva and Richard Harmon.
An innocent college freshmen incites the wrath of a sadistic fraternity leader, who assaults her and leaves her for dead. Hovering between life and death, she is empowered to take supernatural revenge. This film is an online release on May 8th. It hits DVD and Blu Ray on June 9th.
Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story
Release Date: Friday, May 15th
Genre: Found Footage
Directed by James Moran. Starring Doug Jones and Alexandra Breckenridge.
A small town news team discovers that a faceless entity called The Operator is stalking them after they find strange videotapes tied to a local family. Limited theatrical release. All I know is, Doug Jones is back and he’s wearing another freaky outfit. Yay!
We here at Bloody Whisper would like to note that this is based on the original Youtube series Marble Hornets that started in 2009 and was inspired by the original Slenderman concept created by Victor Surge on the Something Awful Forums. It does not have the same characters in it, but it is a story that takes place after Marble Hornets ends, and the Operator is the same entity. Marble Hornets is the grand daddy of all Slenderman Youtube series. All others were inspired by or took ideas directly from Marble Hornets and made their own Slenderman story, which is pretty darn cool if you ask us.
You can buy or rent it on iTunes here.
Release Date: Friday, May 22nd
Directed by Gil Kenan. Starring Sam Rockwell and Jared Harris.
Remake of 1982 horror classic in which a family discovers that their suburban home was built on an Indian burial ground and acts as a portal to the terrifying world of angry spirits. Theatrical wide release.
I should be excited to see this… killer clown dolls, portals to evil dimensions, good effects. It just fails to get a rise out of me.
Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence
Directed by Tom Six. Starring Eric Roberts and Bree Olson.
The demented warden of a prison has 500 convicts sewn together mouth to anus in hopes of….well, actually, it’s hard to say what he was hoping might happen. 500 guys lose. Audience wins.
Release Date: May 26th
Directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. Starring Shelby Young and Chloe Bridges.
A group of friends hanging out in the woods awaken a malevolent evil that illuminates their darkest fears. An evil called tequila. Just kidding. It’s actually some sort of evil monster. Like tequila.
INSIDIOUS CHAPTER THREE
Release Date: June 5th
Directed by Leigh Whannell. Starring Dermot Mulroney and Stefani Scott.
A prequel that takes us back to the origins of psychic Elise Rainier, who assisted the Lambert family in the first two films. I’m excited for some old school forces reaching out from the Great Beyond (aka the Further) to wreak some havoc! Theatrical wide release.
THE LAZARUS EFFECT
Release Date: June 16th on DVD/BluRay.
Directed by David Gelb. Starring Olivia “It’s Not Lupus.” Wilde and Mark Duplass.
“Flatliners 2″… I mean, “The Lazarus Effect” involves a group of young medical researchers who bring the dead back to life via an experiment. It doesn’t go their way.
BURYING THE EX
Release Date: June 19th
Directed by Joe “Don’t Feed them After Midnight” Dante. Starring Anton Yelchin and Ashley Greene.
A fellow has cold feet about moving in with his girlfriend. And then she really has cold feet because she dies and rises again as a zombie. Horror comedy with style from Joe Dante. He freakin’ made GREMLINS, people!
Release Date: July 10th
Directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofting. Starring Cassidy Gifford.
20 years after a high school student is accidentally killed during the final act of a play called “The Gallows,” an intrepid young woman restages the play to heal the wounds of the town. It goes badly. Theatrical wide release.
This is the one I’m excited about.
The Vatican Tapes
Release Date: July 24th
Directed by Mark Neveldine. Starring Djimon Hounsou.
Three men battle an ancient evil force for a young woman’s soul.
I watched the trailer recently. Maybe I’ve seen too many of these demon possession flicks. They all look the same.
Release Date: August 21st
Directed by Ciaran Foy. Starring Shannyn Sossamon.
A mother and her two sons battle the child eating demon Baghuul.
On Saturday morning, I eat baghuuls with melted butter. Mmmmmm, yummy!