We’ve done superhero’s, sci-fi and animation. Next we’re going to see what the darker side of cinema has in store for us in 2013.
The horror genre is a broad one, what scares one person doesn’t necessarily scare another. For me, anything about the supernatural creeps me out, whilst masked killers just make me laugh. Therefore, I’ve tried to get a nice mixture of upcoming horror movies; from the ghostly, to the more murderous.
RELEASE DATE: 22nd February
STARRING: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
FIRST THOUGHTS: Mama looks very intriguing and with a first class lead actress like Jessica Chastain it raises expectations even higher. Chastain plays a woman who adopts two young girls after they are found left alone in a forest. The two girls are thought to have lived in the forest for five years, causing their behaviour to become feral and animal-like. Aside from their condition, something isn’t right with them and a sinister presence starts to make itself felt in the house. Chastain’s on-screen partner is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who avid Game of Thrones fans will recognise as Jaime Lannister. “Is it gonna be scary though?”, I hear you cry. From the trailer on Youtube, I’m putting my neck out and saying yes. At the very least it looks creepy, like 2009’s Orphan.
VERDICT: POSSIBLY SEE IN THE CINEMA
RELEASE DATE: 19th April
STARRING: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci
FIRST THOUGHTS: Evil Dead was the first film I wrote down when constructing this list. Forget about genre, this is one of my most anticipated films of the year! Now if you’re a lover of the original Sam Raimi flicks, you’re probably thinking this is another unnecessary, abomination of a remake that will tarnish the originals. But I encourage you, nay, I implore you to watch the uncut red-band trailer and then decide. This film, about a group of teenagers who encounter strange goings on in a secluded cabin in the woods, looks bloody, scary, creepy, fun and most importantly – respectful of the source material. Sam Raimi himself is producing it and he hand-picked the director, so if the creator of the originals is behind it, you should be to!
VERDICT: DEFINITELY SEE IN THE CINEMA (you can sit right next to me!)