November is here, which means we’re entering the dark days of horror! While we’re going to certainly see a decline in the amount of genre releases, there are still a few films coming out in the next couple of months that you’re going to want to keep an eye on. This month we have the big release of Victor Frankenstein and a couple of solid looking indies that I think are going to be pretty fun. But before we get started, here’s what I watched in October:
- In the Dark (review): Anthologies are in full swing this year, so it’s always a nice surprise to catch one that has plenty of originality and some unforgettable shorts. In the Dark was a welcome surprise, that’s for sure.
- Knock Knock (review): The Eli Roth-helmed home invasion thriller disappointed and couldn’t quite live up to its premise.
- The Final Girls (review): A surefire classic, The Final Girls is everything we love about the genre with a fun twist!
- Bone Tomahawk (review): One of my favorite films of the year, Bone Tomahawk is as wicked as it gets, featuring an all-star cast that goes to some dark places.
Mexico Barbaro (VOD)
Stories of boogeymen, trolls, ghosts, monsters, Aztec sacrifices, and – of course – the Day of the Dead all come together to create a film that is as original as it is familiar… and as important as it is horrifying.
Tiger House (VOD)
Director: Thomas Daley
Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Dougray Scott, Ed Skrein
Kelly sneaks into her boyfriend’s house but tonight, she’s not the only unwelcome visitor. As the situation spirals out of control, the suburban house becomes a terrifying arena for violence.
The Hallow (VOD)
Director: Corin Hardy
Cast: Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton
A family who move into a remote milllhouse in Ireland find themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.
Deep Dark (VOD)
Director: Michael Medaglia
Cast: Mary McDonald-Lewis, Erin Hagen, Don Alder
A failed sculptor discovers a strange, talking hole in the wall. It has the power to fulfill his wildest dreams…and become his worst nightmare.
Director: Tara Subkoff
Cast: Chloë Sevigny, Taryn Manning, Natasha Lyonne
Inspired by actual events, a group of 12 year old girls face a night of horror when the compulsive addiction of an online social media game turns a moment of cyber bullying into a night of insanity.
Director: Onur Tukel
Cast: Max Casella, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Jennifer Prediger
Two married couples become increasingly agitated with each other as they find out things about each other’s past, while one of them is receiving disturbing packages from an unknown source.
Victor Frankenstein (Theatrical)
Director: Paul McGuigan
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown
Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man – and the legend – we know today.
What you shouldn’t miss:
This is a very, very slow month for horror so I’m going with the big release of the month in Victor Frankenstein.
- While the trailers revealed a much different looking adaptation of the classic Frankenstein tale, the film looks quite fun with a great cast backing it all up.
What you should take a chance on:
If you take a shot in the dark at any of these films you should go with Corin Hardy’s The Hallow, which I think a lot of people are going to dig.
- The Hallow is a practical effects driven monster movie that has some really stand out moments (particularly the attic scene), so if you dig fairytales with a horror twist then you’ll probably get a kick out of this one (read my review).
Which film are you looking forward to the most?
Gonna have to go with the obvious choice here and say Victor Frankenstein!
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