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2015 Horror Movie Preview: Mark’s 10 Most Anticipated Horror Films

January 13, 2015

Hello all. Mark here

2015 is looking like a fun year for horror. Some of the big hitters (Shyamalan, Del Toro) are going back to their roots while Vin Diesel grows a beard and battles witches. I’ve compiled a list of ten films that I cannot wait to watch.

Here is the list!

The Visit – 09/11/2015

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M. Night has gone back to his indie roots and I am stoked to see what he comes up with. Night independently financed the film with Jason Blum (Insidious, Sinister, Purge) and he shot it somewhat secretly in Pennsylvania.  The guy has talent and hopefully rights his ship with The Visit. We need more people telling original horror stories and hit or miss M. Night always creates something original (sans After Earth and Airbender).

It Follows – 03/27/2015

It follows

Currently sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes It Follows is building a lot of momentum. The film starring Maika Monroe (The Guest. Great movie!)  plays with conventions and people are noticing. This could be the sleeper horror hit of 2015.

High-Rise – ?/?/2015

High-Rise movie poster

Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers, Field in England) is amazing. He makes memorable films that  walk a tight rope of insanity/realism. I’m not sure if High-Rise will be a horror film but from my experiences with other Wheatley films it will be violent, dark and exhausting.  High-Rise stars Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans, Sienna Miller, James Purefoy and Jeremy Irons.

Crimson Peak – 10/16/2015

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I am hoping that this will be more Devil’s Backbone/Pan’s Labyrinth than The Strain/Pacific Rim. When Del Toro goes little things get better. The cast is amazing with Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam and Mia Wasikowska entering the haunted house. I can’t wait for the set design and 800 page backstory Del Toro wrote for the story.

Poltergeist – 07/24/2015

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I am not a fan of remakes, prequels, reboots and sequels. However, Sam Rockwell is starring in the film. It can’t be that bad.

The Lazarus Effect – 02/27/2015

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The Lazarus Effect centers around medical students bringing people back from the dead. Guess what happens? The cast is solid (Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Donald Glover, Evan Peters) and most interestingly the guy who directed the fantastic documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi is helming the film.

31 – ?/?/2-15

31

Here is the synopsis for Rob Zombie’s crowd funded new film.

Five people are kidnapped on the days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped, they must play a violent game called 31 where the mission is to survive 12 hours against a gang of evil clowns.

The craziest thing about 31 is that Rob Zombie is saying it will be more brutal than House of a 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. This film will hurt to watch.

The Last Witch Hunter – 10/23/2015

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Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie and Elijah Wood battle witches. I kinda need to see it. Also, Breck Eisner directed the surprisingly effective Crazies remake so this film has a chance.

What We Do In the Shadows – 02/15/2015

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A vampire horror comedy mockumentary starring Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) sounds amazing. Stoked to see what they do for day jobs!

Insidious: Chapter 3 – 06/05/2015

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Insidious: Chapter 3 has a few things going against it. It is a prequel, James Wan isn’t directing and Patrick Wilson/Rose Byrne won’t be returning. However,  I do like that Lin Shaye and her team of cheeky demon fighters are back. Chapter 3 could be pure garbage or a pleasant surprise. I can’t wait to find out.

What horror films are you excited for in 2015? Let me know!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 13, 2015 1:36 pm

    Seen What We Do In the Shadows, its a little slow at times but very funny 😀

  2. January 14, 2015 1:49 pm

    I’m with you on all of these except the Poltergeist remake…:)

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