If horror films have taught us anything over the last several decades, it’s this: Children are creepy as hell. Such is the case in the trailer for Before I Wake, the new film from Oculus director Mike Flanagan, who takes that adorable kid from Room and turns him into a parent’s worst nightmare — literally.
It was just last night that Blumhouse announced plans to make a new Halloween movie with original director John Carpenter serving as executive producer — which is great news, considering Carpenter’s lack of involvement in the franchise’s later years. The studio didn’t say whether the new film will be a sequel or a reboot, but they did say they were going for a more established director, and a new report suggests Blumhouse may have already found one.
If titles like Masterminds and Before I Wake seem a bit familiar to you, that’s because you’ve read about them before. You may have even watched a trailer for one of them. Those films, along with The Disappointments Room and Kidnap, are finally seeing the light of day following Relativity’s emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which caused a delay in the release of several of their films that were originally meant to hit theaters long before now.
Thanks to his work on the highly-effective horror flick Oculus, director Mike Flanagan immediately lined up a handful of jobs — he co-wrote last year’s teen horror movie Ouija, directed the upcoming horror film Before I Wake, and has reportedly been attached to an adaptation of Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game. Up next, Flanagan will once again enter the spooky world of Ouija, as he’s signed on to write and direct the upcoming sequel.
Oculus was one of the more entertaining horror films of last year, while Ouija was kind of a puzzling box office success. Never underestimate the power of the teenage demographic, I guess. Due to its success, we’re getting the inevitable Ouija sequel, but there’s some promising news: this time around, the writers of Oculus will deliver the screenplay, ensuring that Ouija 2 will at least have a few fun tricks up its sleeve.
'I Know What You Did Last Summer' was one of the beloved horror franchises of the '90s and helped define the slasher genre for the decade, so we should have seen this one coming: Sony Pictures will introduce this classic to newer generations with an 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' reboot. What? 'Scream' is still kinda going on, so...
While 'Oculus' wasn't a titan at the box office like 'The Conjuring,' it was definitely quite a clever and spooky little horror flick, making director Mike Flanagan a name to keep an eye on. Flanagan has set his next project, and it's certainly going to take someone with clever ideas for an adaptation of Stephen King's 'Gerald's Game'