Horror has never been more alive than it is right now and a lot of that stems from the understated indie gems that come out each and every month. They’re cheap, they’re thrilling, and they’re often some of the best films the genre has to offer. Cheap Thrills aims at highlighting the upcoming indie horror films (and some other interesting movies that come our way) that should be on your radar.
If after watching Mandy you thought, gee I could use more unhinged Nic Cage battling otherworldly, soul-sucking terrors then Richard Stanley has just the movie for you. Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s short novel, Color Out of Space has instantly become a must-see for genre fans. This one checks all of the boxes: Stanley, Cage, Lovecraft, all mixed together in a psychedelic fusion of cosmic horror. Yeah, I’ll watch that.
After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare.
Color Out of Space is out in theaters on January 24th. In the meantime, feast on more Cheap Thrills here.