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Cooties Trailer

First trailer for Cooties starring Elijah Wood and zombie fourth graders


Circle, circle, dot, dot...
May 21
I don't think I've ever talked about how much I love Elijah Wood's career. He's willing to take chances on the weirdest, and most far out projects. He doesn't always succeed, but he seems like the type of actor that's game fo... read

See Poltergeist early and free


Washington DC and Baltimore screenings
May 15
When it comes to remakes I'm not sold on Poltergeist at all. The original still stands on its own and updating it makes little sense. They're doing it, though, so we should probably watch it. It could be scary and now yo... read

Crimson Peak trailer reveals ghosts and blood


Have we seen the whole movie now?
May 13
The first trailer for Crimson Peak from director Guillermo Del Toro was significantly creepy, hinting at the terror that the house held and just how odd Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain were going to be. Like good hor... read
(Final Sequence)

Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) trailer gets all up in your...


... never mind
May 06
I'm not sure we really needed a Human Centipede 3, but then again we didn't really need a Human Centipede and we really didn't need the lackluster sequel. At least this one is getting so insanely meta that it's hard to d... read
At one of the various Tribeca press screenings, I was sitting around and talking with a few other NY critics. We were talking about what was coming up the rest of the year, and discussion inevitably turned to the New York Fil... read feature

Visit Trailer

First trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's next The Visit


Apr 24
M. Night Shyamalan has had quite a lopsided career. I tend to dig more of his efforts than not, but after The Last Airbender and After Earth I'm not so sure. Maybe a return to his horror thriller roots might do the trick? Thi... read
 
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Review: Unfriended

Apr 17 // Alec Kubas-Meyer
I went into Unfriended expecting garbage. I told multiple people that I was on my way to the screening, and they asked why. I told them I didn’t know, but I was expecting terrible things. The trailer compared itself to ... read feature

2inister

First Sinister 2 trailer is, well, sinister


2 Fast 2 Sinisterious
Apr 10
Sometimes I feel like a cynical jerk with the tone I take on most of these articles, but it's very hard not to be a cold hearted movie critic guy person when I have to tell you about so many sequels, remakes, re-imaginings, ... read
Human Centipede

Human Centipede 3 gets release date and plot synopsis


Apr 08
When the first Human Centipede, a terrible experiment of a film that gave us new levels of disgusting, released, who would've guessed we'd be talking about a third film five years later? No one. No one could've possibly guess... read
Five Nights Movie

Warner Bros developing Five Nights at Freddy's movie


Apr 08
Every day I get a bit older, and every time something like this happens, that fact really sinks in. In less than a year, Scott Cawthon's Five Night's at Freddy's videogame series (which follows a night security guard watching... read

Arnold looks grim in first poster for Maggie


Abigail Breslin looks sufficiently zombified
Apr 07
We already knew Arnold Schwarzenegger was going full-on Last of Us with his upcoming movie Maggie. When the first trailer dropped last month, we saw the Man formerly known as Turbo playing small-town farmer Wade, a guy who ju... read
Burying the Ex

Trailer for Joe Dante's Burying the Ex buries itself deep


...in poop
Apr 07
Joe Dante has had a string of mediocre films lately. A formerly quirky name in the horror genre, with films like Gremlins and Small Soldiers, but after directing a bunch of television and whatever exactly The Hole was, his d... read
Videogames have had a rough time in cinema. Since videogames are such an interactive medium, a film adaptation always misses out on the intimacy of player involvement or the videogame's story struggles to find an identity in ... read feature

Friday the 13th machete swings back into action with new screenwriter


It's nearly impossible to type that Jason sound out
Mar 25
We all knew Friday the 13th would once again return. As the greatest of all the slasher series it had to. Once Paramount got the rights from WB it was just a matter of time and that time is almost nigh. Paramount has set... read

Maggie trailer has Arnold Schwarzenegger and his zombie daughter


Yeaugh yeaugh choppa yeaugh headshot yeaugh Turbo-Man!
Mar 25
Arnold Schwarzenegger's played diverse roles throughout his career: a barbarian, a cybernetic organism, a concerned father, a cop (you idiot), a soldier, a secret agent, a pregnant man, a governor of the state of California,... read

Sharknado 3 has a title


Third movie in SyFy straight-to-TV franchise will air July 22
Mar 18
You'd think two movies about weather-related shark attacks would be more than enough to last the human race until our surely-impending end, but sometimes the world is a funny place. Despite all logic, a third Sharknado f... read
Insidiou3

First full trailer for Insidious: Chapter 3


Mar 18
I couldn't stop laughing at Insidious: Chapter Three's first teaser because a girl figures out she's living in a haunted house through her T-Mobile Sidekick. While I'm resisting that urge right now thanks to a competently pu... read
 
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Review: It Follows

Mar 12 // Alec Kubas-Meyer
I saw It Follows sort of on a whim. I went to two press screenings that day, because it was mostly a day off for me, and I'd heard good things. I figured, why the heck not? Worst case scenario: I have nightmares forever ... read feature

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


Oh, what a lovely holiday
Feb 16
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... read
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 d... read feature

First trailer for Regression features Emma Watson and creepy hoods


Say where do you get creepy hoods like that in bulk, anyway?
Feb 13
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... read
SXSW Midnighters

SXSW announces films in the Midnighters


Feb 10
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... read

Goetz brothers set to direct Martyr remake


Because everyone wants a worse versions, but in English
Feb 09
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... read

The Guest duo making a slasher called The Woods next


Feb 05
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... read
Poltergeist Trailer

First official trailer for Poltergeist


Feb 05
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... read
Horror Releases

Paramount reveals new horror movie release slate


Rings? RINGS
Jan 28
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... read
Dead Rising Trailer

First teaser trailer for Dead Rising: Watchtower


Jan 23
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.  read
Ouija

Ouija 2 is happening because money


Ugh
Jan 19
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... read
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 abo... read feature

Unfriended

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


Jan 14
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... read
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... read feature

It'ssssss showtime!

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


Any news at this point is good news
Jan 12
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... read

The Voices trailer delivers more than it appears


Talking animal comedies aren't supposed to be dark
Jan 08
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... read
Demonic Trailer

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


Jan 07
  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), ... read

First trailer for The Lazarus Effect


People still have not learned that reviving the dead is bad
Jan 07
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 ... read
Crimson Peak

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


Jan 05
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... read
 
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Review: The Babadook

Dec 23 // 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 ... read feature

It Follows sets up atmosphere with French trailer


Sex is scary
Dec 09
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'... read

Cary Fukunaga to start It adaptation next summer


Tim Curry not confirmed to make you afraid of clowns
Dec 05
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... read
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... read feature







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