This is not a list of the best movies of 2013. This is simply a list of the best posters. Some represent their movie perfectly. Some actually sell a better, more different movie. But out of the hundreds of one-sheets released this year, these are the 10 that we love the most.
'You're Next,' which hits theaters today, is an inventive, fresh, clever and incredibly engaging new horror film from Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard. While it has so much going for it to make it one of the most original horror films in recent memory, there's one crucial element that sets it apart (and above) its horror forebears: the reinvention of the "final girl" trope. Goodbye, final girl. Hello, final woman.
Every so often, a horror movie comes along that changes the course of the genre. Sometimes it's quiet and the ripples are gently felt for decades to come. Sometimes it arrives with a bang and filmmakers loudly chase a new trend for a few years. We're not sure where 'You're Next' will fall on the horror pantheon, but we do know that it feels like something special.
Here are 10 groundbreaking horror films that defied expectations and forever changed how audiences and filmmakers approached the genre.
Watching Hollywood's endless parade of genre remakes, sequels and ripoffs can get pretty discouraging -- enough to convince you there's no undiscovered country left out there; that it's all been done before and filmmakers will keep repeating themselves over and over again until the end of time. Thank goodness, then, for something like 'You're Next,' which is scary and fun, and, best of all, fresh and original. It restores your faith in the future of horror movies.
We've received a disturbing (and pretty damn cool) exclusive poster from Lionsgate for the highly-anticipated upcoming home invasion thriller 'You're Next' -- it's one in a series of posters focusing on the "animals" of the film, the sinister killers who wear creepy animal masks. And this one highlights the dangerous and deadly wolf mask. We'd tell you who wears it in the film, but that would spoil all the fun.
2013 sees the release of two of the most effective mainstream horror films I've seen in years. Both 'The Conjuring' and 'You're Next' are terrific crowd-pleasers that wisely shake up the stale formula of studio horror movies. Yet, both of these films won't be in theaters come October, when most of us are really hungry for a good, scary movie. ('The Conjuring' is in theaters now and 'You're Next' opens on August 23.)
Meanwhile, looking at the current release schedule for October, there is an almost complete lack of any substantial horror presence (the 'Carrie' remake and a film titled 'Haunt' that we're still unsure will actually make its scheduled date are the only genre films of note).
Comic-Con 2013 is just around the corner and soon San Diego will see its population of fanboys and fangirls surge to impressive, daunting numbers. Of course, various members of the ScreenCrush team will be on hand to provide coverage for everyone not in attendance, so don't worry, we'll keep you up-to-date with all of the relevant details.
Whether you're actually attending the Comic-Con or simply following along at home, be sure to make use of our complete schedule of Comic-Con 2013 movie panels below. Not everything has been announced yet, so save this page and check in every so often to see what has been added!
A film we've been waiting for quite a while is finally ready to spring from the shadows: Adam Wingard's 'You're Next,' a home-invasion thriller that has made waves at various festivals across the world. (Read our very positive review here.) Today, the official one-sheet for the film is available, and it may make you sleep with the lights on tonight.
Yes, the summer blockbuster season is just getting started, but let's not forget another beloved genre: horror. Horror fans have just as much to look forward to as fans of geek properties in 2013. We've got a list of our most anticipated horror films for the rest of the year -- films promising spooks and scares, blood and gore, and all manner of things that get under our skin