Any fan of the Comedy Central series Key and Peele knows that its eponymous creators and costars, Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele, are big-time horror fans. Peele, it turns out, is such a genre groupie that his acclaimed directorial debut, Get Out — which currently boasts a rare 100 percent approval rating on the critic aggregator Rotten Tomatoes — is a legit frightener. Yes, there’s some dark comedy in the film, about a young black photographer (Daniel Kaluuya) who senses something sinister going on while meeting his girlfriend’s white parents during a weekend away in the ‘burbs.
A new tweet from the master of the macabre confirms the author won't put this widely beloved adaptation in his own top 5
It’s been 12 years since ghoulish young demon Samara last stalked movie theaters in 2005’s The Ring Two, and technology has changed a lot since she last terrorized viewers of her home movie. While her return in Rings, directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez, again hinges on the idea that anyone who watches Samara’s video is marked for death, she’s finally upgraded from VHS to digital delivery, just like everyone else. Watch the first three minutes of the film above — we think you’ll be safe — to see how she’s now able to get screams from streams to airplane seatbacks. Via Nerdist, the movie’s intro sequence brings us aboard a flight suffering from some mild turbulence.
A new red band trailer is out for Raw — it’s free of dialogue but full of blood. Watch it below.
‘Nosferatu’ has nabbed ‘The Witch’ director, Robert Eggers. During a recent episode of IndieWire’s Filmmaker Toolkit Podcast, the up-and-coming director and screenwriter revealed that his next movie will be a remake of the 1922 horror classic, ‘Nosferatu’. “It feels ugly and blasphemous and egomaniacal and disgusting for a filmmaker in my place to do ‘Nosferatu’ next.
There are few horror movie locales more famous than — or as chilling/thrilling to visit as — The Timberline Lodge, located in Government Camp, Oregon, on Mount Hood. The building was used by Stanley Kubrick for exterior shots of The Overlook Hotel in his 1980 Stephen King adaptation, The Shining, and thus seems a natural choice to play host to its own film festival featuring new and classic horror favorites, and that’s just what it’ll do next spring.
George A. Romero’s stonewall classic that set the precedent for not only the future of zombie flicks but the inclusion of an intelligent social commentary is unquestioned. While the director has come under criticism recently for the likes of ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, ‘Dawn of the Dead’ is arguably his best movie because it tells the essence of the story which is no frills in approach but also retains its important subtext.
Halloween is fast approaching, so all this week, Yahoo Movies will be talking to stars who scared us silly in classic horror movies. Go here to read our complete Halloween coverage.
This year the third ‘Purge’ movie was released in cinemas, following on from 2014′s ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ and its 2013 original. Warning: The Purge: Election Year spoilers to follow. At the end of the latest film we see Senator Charlie Roan emerge the victor and ban the annual purging event henceforth.
In a spooky case of horror movies merging with reality, a man’s body has gone missing after dying during a screening of James Wan’s ‘The Conjuring 2′. According to The Times of India, during a showing of Wan’s horror sequel at the Sri Balasubramaniar Cinema in Tiruvannamalai, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, a 65-year-old man passed away after suffering from chest pains and passing out during the horror movie’s climax. After being rushed to a nearby hospital, the man was declared dead, however when medics gave the go-ahead for the body to be taken to the Tiruvannamalai Government Medical College Hospital for a post-mortem, the deceased man had disappeared, along with the person in charge of the body.
If horror movies are to be believed, it’s only a matter of time before your house is invaded by some maniac or gang of wrong ‘uns. Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) has the good sense to set her house up with a load of booby traps, setting her nemesis Freddy Kruger (Robert Englund) on fire, before catching him with a swift one to the family jewels courtesy of a spring-loaded sledge hammer. To be fair, she knew Freddy was coming – but to be completely safe, it’s best to get the house booby trapped in preparation for potential intruders.
In Jeremy Saulnier’s tense, terrifying ‘Green Room’, in UK cinemas now, leads Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots find themselves trapped at the hands of an angry skinhead mob, led by Patrick Stewart. The Survival Tip: Like Erin (Sharni Vinson) – the unsuspecting girlfriend caught up in the family massacre – you should spend years preparing for exactly this kind of scenario by living on a survivalist camp and becoming a hardcore martial arts/weapons expert. The Survival Tip: As tempting as it is to spy on your neighbours to relieve the boredom, you will either a) get reported as a peeping tom, or b) discover one of them is in fact a murderer and become their next target because you’re such a relentless nosy-parker.
After the announcement that ‘90s horror ‘The Craft’ was getting a remake, it appears it’s actually getting a sequel, according to the film’s producer. HitFix revealed the news after all talk on the reimagining of the 1996 tale starring Neve Campbell had gone worryingly quiet. “I wouldn’t say that we wouldn’t so much call it a remake as a ‘twenty years later,” Wick said.
Come on, let’s admit it: as far as horror goes, practical special effects are the best because when has a CGI monster ever been scary? Above: The creepy practical effects used in last year’s ‘The Hallow’. For those whose memories have been eroded by years of digital mediocrity, here’s a rundown of some of the greatest and most iconic practical effects monsters to tear it up on the big-screen.
Robert Eggers’ ‘The Witch’ is an altogether different brand of horror film. Rather than a film purely about scares and the explicitness of them, Eggers invites us to truly buy into the folklore, lifestyle, and mythology: the witch herself, the notion of religious influence, and the conflicting sets of rules that binds them together.
The king of it, of course, was Peter Jackson, who made it an art-from in his early filmmaking days in New Zealand. The film, about a heavy metal band who accidentally summons an ancient evil force, is packed with more gore, guts and DIY tools to the face than you could shake an eviscerated intestine at. Considering most of his career choices of late, Johnny Depp might occasionally wish his bed would swallow him up.
‘Antichrist’, the controversial 2009 movie by Lars Von Trier, has been banned in France. A French court has passed down the ruling that the movie, which was previously given a '16’ rating, should be reclassified following pressure on the classification board from Promouvoir, a Catholic traditionalist group. It said that the previous classification was 'a mistake’, and that it should only be seen by over-18s.
‘The Conjuring’ was one of the surprises of 2013. Mostly because Verma Farmiga and Patrick Wilson have been convinced to return. To celebrate the impending release of ‘The Conjuring 2′, our transatlantic cousins at Yahoo Movies got their hands on exclusive images that give us a peek at Wilson and Farmiga looking very 70s as well as very perplexed.
‘Addams Family Values’ saw the return of the creepy and kooky Addams family, with Raul Julia, Angelica Huston and Christopher Lloyd back as Gomez, Morticia and Uncle Fester. During the events of ‘Addams Family Values’, Pugsley and Wednesday Addams are sent to the sickly-sweet Camp Chippewa on the advice of their new nanny, husband-killing femme fatale, Debbie.
The scariest kids on the big screen aren’t just limited to the horror genre. From the supernatural to the unintentionally eerie, take a look back at the creepiest kids in movies. Let’s just say that no one would feel safe babysitting these youngsters. Note: Teens such as Regan (Linda Blair) from ‘The Exorcist’ have been deemed too mature for this list.
Yes, we’ve seen copious amounts of ‘Disney princesses as…’ over the years, but seeing them imagined as terrifying horror movie characters is something rather special. Let’s contemplate, if you will, ‘Beauty and the Beast’s’ Belle as the deranged Wolfman. Break.com has published some superbly imaginative efforts that creepily depict various Disney icons, such as ‘Frozen’s’ Elsa and Anna, ‘Sleeping Beauty’s’ Aurora, and Merida from Pixar’s ‘Brave’.