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11:00 AM on 07.18.2014

First teaser trailer for Conjuring spin-off, Annabelle

Because I'm feeling far colder toward spin-offs and sequels lately, I still can't believe this exists and is coming to theaters rather than home video. I know production of these films is always quick, but man it feels like ...

Nick Valdez



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Review: The Purge: Anarchy
by Nick Valdez

The Purge came and went without much fanfare. It had an interesting premise (which spawned the #CrimeDay Twitter game here on Flixist), but wasted it with a by-the-numbers home invasion film. When The Purge: Anarchy was first announced (along with the sentiment that we'd get a new Purge film every year), I was initially against the idea of yet another mediocre franchise getting run into the ground. 

But, Anarchy has something no other Blumhouse Productions film has (the company that's responsible for Paranormal Activity and Insidious): Quality. For once, I found myself okay with getting more of the same series. 

If every Purge film can be as good as Anarchy going forward, then we're in for a hell of a good time. 

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12:00 PM on 07.17.2014

First trailer for Ouija, a movie someone thought was a good idea

I really, really can't believe this exists. You know how on some TV shows you'll see a joke about an intentionally bad trailer based on a random product? This is exactly like one of those. In the same vein as Battleship, Oui...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 07.08.2014

Annabelle from The Conjuring gets spin-off release date

If you remember The Conjuring, which you may not since it was kind of forgettable, then you probably remember the creepy ass doll Annabelle. As with all dolls who look old it was pretty damn scary and evidently caught on enou...

Matthew Razak



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Review: Deliver Us From Evil
by Mike Cosimano

In all my years seeing movies, I don’t think I’ve seen a collective shrug quite like the one my theater experienced upon leaving Deliver Us From Evil. A passive gesture of that magnitude could only have been triggered by a film destined to fall into obscurity the instant Wal-Mart removes it from the featured DVD rack.

You will not hate Deliver Us From Evil, but I’ll bet all the money in my pockets against all the money in your pockets that you won’t remember it long after you’ve left the theater. (Unless clinging on to memories of sub-par movies is part of your job, in which case, you have my sympathies.)

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Review: Beneath photo
Review: Beneath
by Nick Valdez

Coal mining is a scarily dangerous profession. Our need for crude energies leads thousands of people to risk their lives every day mining for energy. It's a wonder that with such harsh conditions, it's taken this long for a film to capitalize on that setting's natural creepiness. Now we finally have one in Beneath, a film inspired by a true story of several miners getting trapped in a mine. 

Eschewing traditional horror and instead developing a surprising psychological thriller, Beneath is a unique take on paranoia, isolation, and suffocation. It's just too bad you don't really care what happens to any of these people. 

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10:00 AM on 06.24.2014

Second trailer for The Purge: Anarchy has crimes in it

Although I don't really like The Purge because it never focused on cool crimes like eating zoo animals or naked jaywalking*, it's got a wonderful premise that's ripe for stories. And it looks like The Purge: Anarchy is going...

Nick Valdez



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Review: Coherence
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Coherence is part of a genre that will be heretofore referred to as "subtle sci-fi." Mention sci-fi to anyone and they'll think of Star Wars or Star Trek first. And they'll think of those films because that's what we've been bred to believe sci-fi is. These are worlds unlike our own, whether they're far in the future or a way in the past. They may feature people who look like us, but their characters don't really live like us. They're surrounded by robots and aliens and guns that shoot lasers. They're the things we imagine our technology will be capable of.

What people won't think of is Coherence, even though it's firmly entrenched in that genre. They won't think about it because the world of Coherence is the same one you and I am writing in and the same one you are reading in. There's no special technology, nothing that distinguishes their world from ours. Everything feels real not just on a dramatic level but on a visceral level. You believe that these people are in this position, and you wonder if maybejust maybeit could happen to you.

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12:00 PM on 06.17.2014

Here are two posters for Dracula Untold featuring a man of bats

Dracula Untold, formerly (and awfully) titled Dracula: Year Zero, has debuted two new posters for you to compare to Batman. I don't really understand why we need an origin film for Dracula, or why someone would ask for o...

Nick Valdez



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Review: All Cheerleaders Die
by Nick Valdez

With a title like All Cheerleaders Die, I honestly wasn't very excited to see this film. I'm not a huge horror fan, and I don't usually enjoy films full of gratuitous nudity and violence. But because this is what I get paid the big bucks for I dove in expecting yet another Grade B horrorfest. Thankfully, I was horrifically wrong here. 

All Cheerleaders Die is intelligent, snarky, sexy, and completely reinvents the "Scream Queen." I'm so glad I watched All Cheerleaders Die. It's truly a book you shouldn't judge by its cover. 

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Teaser trailer for restoration of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is impressive photo
Teaser trailer for restoration of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is impressive
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

If you haven't seen the 1920 classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, you need to fix that immediately. Conveniently, it's out of copyright, so I've embedded it below. But like most films from back then, it doesn't look so good. The scratches and dirt take away from the beautifully bizarre visual style that has influenced oh-so-many filmmakers. Fortunately, Eureka Entertainment has taken it upon themselves to restore the film to its original glory, and the snippets shown in the teaser above are a sight to see. Yeah, there are still some spots and stains here and there, but there's only so much one can reasonably do without having to straight up remake the image (which actually sort of happened back in 2005). 

The restoration will be hitting UK theaters at the end of August and Blu-ray soon after. I would love to see it projected on the big screen, so I'm hoping that it gets a theatrical run stateside as well. Regardless, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the full cut. It's always exciting to these old classic films returned to their former glory. 

Are there any other damaged classics you'd like to see restored?

[Via /Film]

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4:00 PM on 06.07.2014

Trailer for horror flick Beneath feels claustrophobic

In Beneath, a long-time coal miner played by Jaff Fahey decides to take his environmentalist lawyer daughter, played by Kelly Noonan with him for a trip into the mines for his last day on the job. Of course, things soon go a...

Liz Rugg

8:00 AM on 06.02.2014

New trailer for The Green Inferno shows lots and lots of promise

I've been anticipating Eli Roth's upcoming cannibal film, The Green Inferno, since it was announced. As a fan (if that's the right word) of the 1980 classic (definitely the wrong word) Cannibal Holocaust, I wanted to see wha...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

2:00 PM on 05.16.2014

Trailer for Deliver Us From Evil has EVIL written all over it

Everyone, let me be real for a second. During this trailer for Jerry Bruckheimer's first horror movie production, Deliver Us From Evil, I jumped once. I won't tell you where or why, but I did jump. Now the rest of the traile...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 05.14.2014

First trailer for V/H/S: Viral is pretty freaky

The third film in the V/H/S series, V/H/S: Viral, has a first trailer that still looks like this series is gonna spook the bejeebus out of me. I'm not a fan of found footage (or horror in general), but I do love anthologies ...

Nick Valdez



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Review: Blood Glacier
by Liz Rugg

When I heard there was a movie titled Blood Glacier, I knew I wanted to see it. After learning about its premise, my heart was set on it. What Blood Glacier ended up being was more, oh -- so much more, than I ever expected.

I was able to catch a screening of Blood Glacier at this year's Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2). While C2E2 is a comics convention, I'm sure the show organizers expected there to be enough of an overlap of horror movie fans to make the screening worthwhile. A small crowed gathered for the screening, most of which was made up of knowledgeable horror fans, unlike myself. Disclaimer: I know pretty much nothing about horror movies, they're just not my thing. What I do know about however, is "so bad it's good" movies, and in that sense, Blood Glacier was right up my alley.

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1:00 PM on 04.29.2014

Kevin Smith's holiday horror Anti-Klaus is happening

News coming out of Cannes is decidedly not the high end art film you'd expect: Kevin Smith's Anit-Klaus has gotten the go ahead with XYZ films shopping it around the festival for foreign distribution. The Christmas horro...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 04.25.2014

First trailer for found footage horror film, As Above, So Below

I'm not usually one for found footage horror, or even found footage (or horror) films in general, but As Above, So Below definitely caught my eye. Just look at this teaser poster! Holy maloney is that menacing! Taking p...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 04.25.2014

Goosebumps movie gets a synopsis and it sounds fantastic

Finally out of its development hell, the film based on R.L. Stine's children's horror novel series, Goosebumps, has finally begun production. Although we had the great TV show on Saturday mornings years back (is it still on N...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 04.25.2014

'Cabin Fever' is getting a remake

According to sources at Bloody Disgusting, a remake of Eli Roth's Cabin Fever has been greenlit by an unnamed company. Evan Astrowsky (producer of the original Cabin Fever) and Cassian Elwes (producer of Dallas Buyers Cl...

Mike Cosimano

9:02 AM on 04.17.2014

First trailer for Eli Roth's Green Inferno

Eli Roth's Green Inferno got plenty of folks talking when it screened at TIFF last year. You can probably guess why considering its a movie by Eli Roth that is clearly heavily influenced by the cult film Cannibal Holoca...

Matthew Razak

8:00 PM on 04.16.2014

'Friday the 13th' getting rebooted (again)

The Wrap is reporting that V/H/S segment director David Bruckner is being tapped to direct the upcoming Platinum Dunes Friday the 13th reboot. The second Platinum Dunes Friday the 13th reboot. The second Platinum Du...

Mike Cosimano