Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The Way of the Future: A Look at the Most Intriguing Upcoming Horror Films
Well, I've been on a kick looking at upcoming movies, some looking good and some looking bad... so here are a few select picks I've decided to share with you.
H2: Halloween II- Well, this one's only a month away and I'm devilishly excited, so I'll start with this. Rob Zombie's Halloween was good, I liked it. My further thoughts on it are in the Halloween Retrospective post. He brought a new flair and energy to the project that was his own, yet was limited in remaking the original film as well. Now, he isn't. He's free to do his own thing, and everything I've seen so far looks bizarre, disturbing, and tells me I'm in for an experience unlike any other Halloween film.
Jennifer's Body- Megan Fox is hot. It hurts to join the masses, it hurts to go this low, but I will admit it. Yes, she looks like she belongs in porn. But now she's in a horror film, so she's halfway there already. But, to be Mr. Respectable here, I'll say that what I am looking forward to is that it's written by Diablo Cody. I thought her script for Juno was wonderful, and anyone who goes straight from winning an Academy Award to doing a horror movie is OK by me. Third, the plot sounds fantastic, especially with the other two factors. Megan Fox is a cheerleader who becomes possessed and starts killing and eating her male classmates. That seems to be it, but I'm down either way.
Zombieland- Okay, how awesome does this movie look? I figured it for another run of the mill flesheating fest, which would still have won with me. But after viewing the trailer, I am so freaking excited for this movie. Essentially, it stars Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg as two brothers who kill zombies, in a world where the zombies are pretty much winning.
Daybreakers- It's set in a world where the vampire population heavily outweighs the human population, which officially makes it probably the closest we will ever get to seeing Richard Matheson's novel "I am Legend" truly adapted to the screen. And no, it's not based on it, but technically neither were the three films that were. Also, what could be better than Sam Neill as a vampire? Actually, the answer is Willem Defoe as a vampire hunter.
The Wolf Man- A remake of the classic 1940's Universal Horror Film starring Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, and Hugo Weaving. Isn't that all I need to say? I've heard scarily few things as of late, but I assume it's still scheduled for November.
A Nightmare on Elm Street- Um, check below to hear me drool over this one.
Piranha 3D- dude, it's piranhas. In 3D. And Elisabeth Shue. in 3D. Not only that, but it's from the director of the super-awesome High Tension, and the... above mediocre Hills Have Eyes remake. And it's about piranhas. In 3D.