David Robert Mitchell’s ‘It Follows’ made the festival rounds throughout 2014 and the general consensus was that it was one of the scariest films of the year. Well, technically it’s one of the scariest films of next year, since it won’t actually open in theaters until 2015. But believe us: This is one horror movie worth the wait, and the freaky new domestic trailer should do a fine job of whetting your appetite.
For the second week in a row, ‘American Horror Story’ has delivered a pretty solid episode—it could be due in part to the increasingly smaller number of carnival performers combined with the show’s rotating system, which makes at least one cast member (or attraction, in the parlance of a sideshow) sit out each week in order to focus its narrative efforts elsewhere. And maybe “Orphans” works because it tells a story that’s genuinely sad, which accentuates the horror of the hour. And maybe I also think this episode is great because Lily Rabe reprises her role as Sister Mary Eunice, and she is a total queen.
This week in sequels you weren’t aware that you wanted, comic book imprint IDW Publishing is releasing ‘The Fly: Outbreak,’ a follow-up to David Cronenberg’s 1986 film—which was based on a 1957 short story of the same name, which was also made into a film in 1958. A sequel to Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly’ was released in 1989 without the involvement of the director, and it doesn’t appear that he had much—if anything—to do with this new comic book sequel, either.
Uncertain though we were what to make of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ spinning off a “companion series” in 2015, we had to admit our excitement for the possibility of exploring a new corner of the zombie apocalypse. Now, the setting for the AMC monster-drama’s forthcoming spinoff has been revealed, and yes, the City of Angels has officially gone to hell. Well...further, anyway.
‘The Walking Dead’ season 5's first eight episodes left off on a pretty dour note, but the back eight arriving in February 2015 may see an even more “brutalized” Team Rick struggling to adapt to some major changes. Find out what the cast and crew have to say of ‘The Walking Dead’ season 5's 2015 return with a fresh preview of the new episodes!
Great news, everyone: The horror and darkness have creeped back into ‘American Horror Story’ at last. And while the continuing narrative of Jimmy the Hero vs. Dandy the Villain doesn’t quite manage to be something greater than the sum of its parts, the ‘Freak Show’ delivers the first solid episode in weeks. The ghosts of the past invade the present with a surreal quality that echoes the way Jimmy’s brain is clouded by alcohol, or the way Dell—through misery and frustrating uncertainty—writes and rewrites his intended suicide letter. But it’s Dandy and Stanley who bring the real discomfort and unease to “Tupperware Party Massacre.”
‘American Horror Story’ creator Ryan Murphy decided to branch his hold on horror TV with FOX’s ‘Scream Queens,’ and the first cast in the anthology series will seem familiar, both to genre appreciators and ‘Horror Story’ fans alike. ‘Halloween’ legend Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts have officially been cast in the new series, but are they our titular ‘Scream Queens?’
It may be a bit early to make such bold claims as this, seeing as 2014 hasn’t even ended yet, but ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ may very well be the funniest film of 2015. The vampire mockumentary created by Jemaine Clement of ‘Flight of the Conchords’ and his collaborator Taika Waititi has been totally killing it (no pun intended) on the festival circuit all year, earning high praise from the critic community. And now you can have a little taste of what will likely be one of your favorite films next year with this new trailer.
This year has proven that there are still plenty of inventive, original and genuinely scary horror film ideas. ‘It Follows’ is one of those films with its tale of a sexually-transmitted haunting, and it has left quite an impression, gathering praise at both the Cannes and Fantastic Fest film festivals (read our review). Today brings the first trailer for the upcoming horror film, which will soon also play at the Sundance film festival before it hits theaters in the U.S. Prepare to be spooked.
Stephen King’s ‘It’ is a beast of a book. Over its 1,000-plus pages, the novel follows a group of close-knit friends who do battle with a malevolent, child-killing force in their youth, only to reunite decades later to finish the job. It’s a messy, ambitious and insanely (perversely, even) detailed work. It feels unadaptable. But no one tell that to ‘True Detective’ director Cary Fukunaga, whose long-gestating adaptation is finally going before cameras next summer.