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4:00 PM on 02.16.2015

First trailer for Spring, starring Lou Taylor Pucci and Nadia Hilker

For almost half of this trailer, Spring holds its cards tight against its chest, that it only needs the slightest tip of its hand to get me interested. This story of a romance between an American backpacker and an Itali...

Jackson Tyler




First Crimson Peak trailer claims it is Guillermo Del Toro's ultimate masterpiece  photo
First Crimson Peak trailer claims it is Guillermo Del Toro's ultimate masterpiece
by Matthew Razak

A return to horror for Guillermo Del Toro is probably some of the most exciting stuff going on this year and with this first trailer for Crimson Peak we can see he's back in form with stunningly creepy visuals. If the director and genre didn't grab you the cast alone should, with Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston doing their utmost to creep us out and Mia Wasikowska nailing the fragile waif.

The real questions is if the film will actually be his ultimate masterpiece. That's some especially strong hyperbole for a film no one has seen and that took some haggling to get off the ground. Not only did this guy give us the likes of Pan's Labyrinth, but he's still got a lengthy career in front of him to construct an "ultimate masterpiece." I realize it's just marketing jargon, but come on. 

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12:00 PM on 02.13.2015

First trailer for Regression features Emma Watson and creepy hoods

Alejandro Amenábar, director of classic modern horror films such as The Others, is returning to the screen with the first trailer for his new film, Regression.  Set in a 90's era Minnesota, Regression seems to fo...

John-Charles Holmes

3:00 PM on 02.10.2015

SXSW announces films in the Midnighters

One of my favorite parts about any big film festival is the collection of atypical films you'll find on the slate. Such is the case with South by Southwest's "Midnighters" section, which features ten "scary, funny, sexy, cont...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

3:00 PM on 02.09.2015

Goetz brothers set to direct Martyr remake

Martyrs may still be one of the more disturbing films I've ever seen, and it's even harder to decide if I liked it or not. A US remake of the film has been kicking around since the movie debuted in 2008, but it seemed pr...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 02.05.2015

The Guest duo making a slasher called The Woods next

Awesome news for awesome people here: the guys behind The Guest and You're Next, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett, are returning with a new film called The Woods. If you haven't seen their previous...

Matthew Razak

11:30 AM on 02.05.2015

First official trailer for Poltergeist

Did you all know there was a Poltergeist remake in the works? Normally we're on top of these things, but this one seems to have slipped under the radar. The original Poltergeist still scares the heck out of me, so I don't kn...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 01.28.2015

Paramount reveals new horror movie release slate

You know how we get like a billion horror sequels? Here are some release dates for a few of them including the Friday the 13th reboot, The Ring reboot, now titled Rings (sure okay), and Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimensio...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 01.23.2015

First teaser trailer for Dead Rising: Watchtower

For a film based off the cheesy Dead Rising videogames going straight to Sony's Crackle streaming service, this doesn't look that bad. Doesn't have enough Frank West covering wars though. Dead Rising: Watchtower is available March 27th. 

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 01.19.2015

Ouija 2 is happening because money

It may not have been a good film, or even entertaining, but Ouija is going to get a sequel on top of its already bare bones story because it made near $85 million dollars from its slim $5 million dollar budget.  In an in...

Nick Valdez



Nick's Top 15 Movies of 2014 photo
Nick's Top 15 Movies of 2014
by Nick Valdez

It was the best of films, it was the blurst of films. Hey everyone I'm Nick Valdez, News Editor here for Flixist and you've probably seen my name on a good chunk of the stuff written here. If not, then I'll tell you a bit about myself. I like movies, songs about butts, and pink frosted donuts. I'm going to get a tattoo of a mix of all three of those things someday. 

Oh but you're here for this list. I've reviewed 51 films this year, and that's way more than I've ever done for the site before. That also means I've been way more involved in 2014 films than in past years so this list has been particularly tough. So, I guess let's get to it then. 

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10:00 AM on 01.14.2015

Unfriended looks like a made for TV movie, but is coming to theaters anyway

Losing out on a big chance to debut with a neat viral thing, here's the first trailer for Unfriended. A horror film taking place on computer screens, it's about a group of friends on a skype call as they're haunted by t...

Nick Valdez



Nick's Top 5 Sequels of 2014 photo
Nick's Top 5 Sequels of 2014
by Nick Valdez

We've seen more sequels released the last few years than we have in a long time. While 2015 seems to continue that trend, last year showed that we shouldn't automatically write off a film just because it's a sequel. I've seen so many good sequels last year that it was finally time to designate an entire list to them. Sure I could write about 2014's best actors or scenes, but I think it's important to celebrate a sequel that gets it right. 

Since we're going to get so many more from here on out, let's hope that future sequels will be as good as the five presented here. 

Without further ado, here are my picks for The Top 5 Sequels of 2014. 

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1:00 PM on 01.12.2015

Beetlejuice 2 will take place in the now, will bring back Keaton

Seth Grahame-Smith, the man who brought us Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, has confirmed that his script for the Beetlejuice sequel will take place in the present-day, will star Michael Keaton reprising his titular role, and...

Sean Walsh

10:47 AM on 01.08.2015

The Voices trailer delivers more than it appears

In the realm of talking animal movies there's pretty much one genre and that genre is children's comedies. The Voices is not that. Yes, it has talking animals, but it's also a dark comedy with slasher instincts. Plus, it...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 01.07.2015

First trailer for James Wan produced Demonic, a film trapped in hell

  James Wan, director of Furious 7, Insidious, and The Conjuring, also produced this haunted house/demon film Demonic. While it was slated to release December 12th last year (and finished filming as early as 2013), ...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 01.07.2015

First trailer for The Lazarus Effect

Olivia Wilde is just the perfect combination of hot and interesting to pull of incredibly scary if she needs to. It appears she needs to as she joins Mark Duplass (also that perfect combination) in The Lazarus Effect, which ...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 01.05.2015

First images of Del Toro's Crimson Peak are just the best

It might be a little too early to call it, but I'm going for it. Judging by these few images of Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming Crimson Peak, it's going to be the greatest thing ever. A gothic horror film starring Jessica Chast...

Nick Valdez



Review: The Babadook photo
Review: The Babadook
by Nick Valdez

I've been interested in The Babadook ever since our editor supreme, Matthew Razak, wrote a feature detailing how progressive it was. If you've read any of my reviews in the past (or any of my other work here on Flixist), you know that I'm not a particular fan of horror films. Besides being a giant baby man who scares easily, the horror genre isn't exactly the most unique genre out there. You see one film, you've seen them all. 

But within the last few years, horror films have been trying their best to remind us why they're special in the first place. Horror can explore and exploit what other films can't: darkness, depression, anxiety, fear, regret, and loneliness. 

The Babadook wraps all of that up into one fantastic package as it becomes one of the most original horror films of the decade. 

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3:00 PM on 12.09.2014

It Follows sets up atmosphere with French trailer

I haven't been to enough festivals this year to have caught It Follows yet, which is a shame because it's being mentioned in the same breath as The Badabook when talking about horror films. The trailer above doesn'...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 12.05.2014

Cary Fukunaga to start It adaptation next summer

A new film adaptation of Stephen King's It has been bouncing around for a while now with director Cary Fukunaga attached. It hasn't really gotten off the ground, though, but now, possibly because Fukunaga is so cool nowa...

Matthew Razak



What Is Your Pleasure? Vivisecting the Hellraiser series pt. 1 photo
What Is Your Pleasure? Vivisecting the Hellraiser series pt. 1
by Sean Walsh

What happens when two Flixist writers who have seen only bits and pieces (or none at all) of a franchise have nothing better to do? Obviously, they team up to watch the entire franchise and write articles about it! And that's exactly what Megan and I have done with the Hellraiser series.

I have fond memories of Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth from a VHS that I recorded the Sci-Fi Channel cut of the film onto and vague recollections of first, second, and fourth movies. Megan, on the other hand, has not seen any of the films.

With that being said, we do hope you'll join us on this decent into Hell. To spare you the madness we're subjecting ourselves to, we've split this nine-film franchise into three parts.

Also, we've rated the movies out of five adorable Kawaii Cenobites. Enjoy!

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