There is quite a lot of films, which can attract the attention of a true horror film buff.
Although the beginning of the year was rather downward-sloping (“Cloverfield Paradox” came out as a major Netflix bummer, whilst “The Strangers: Prey At Night” was a complete disaster) we should lighten up. Horror genre is not dead, which was most recently proved by “The Ritual”.
Here’s my list of 10 films that I hope will rock the screens in 2018.
#10 Slender Man
A creepy figure, appearing out of nowhere, can give you nightmares. When you add unnaturally long arms and an urban legend to the equation, the creepiness intensifies.
This film was in production for years now, but it seems like it’s finally done and ready to serve us. If the execution will be good, we can all hope to see a pretty solid horror movie.
#9 Truth Or Dare
Although it might seem like a silly flick, “Truth Or Dare” might actually be a fresh breeze. The story will follow a college student, who plays the titular truth or dare challenge at a party. As a consequence, she gets mixed up in a series of supernatural events.
I hate clowns, more than anything else.
After last year’s success of “It”, we will see the rise of another clown killer. This fella firstly appeared in a horror anthology called “All Hallow’s Eve”. And it seems that the audiences liked him quite a lot, because “Terrifier” tells this clown’s own story.
“Terrifier” will probably be a slasher-type throwback to the 80s. A few beers might be required during the screening.
Read the review of “Terrifier” here.
#7 Seven Years Of Night
This Korean indie horror gem follows a man, whose daughter is brutally murdered. Her death awakes some strange forces, which are about to haunt the people responsible for her doom.
“Seven Years Of Night” might be this year’s “Wailing” from 2016. The storyline looks like a solid mix of crime thriller and horror. A formula, which often brings great results.
In the recent years, there was a plenty of horrors, which drew inspiration from death metal music. “Deathgasm” and “The Devil’s Candy” were the most prominent examples.
“Pyewacket” revives the idea. It tells a story of rebel teenagers, who get interested in occultism. As it usually happens, it’s not a good idea.
The film already had its premiere at the TIFF last year.