Don’t let the normies tell you any different. The leaves are beginning to change colors, the wind is beginning to howl and the nights are getting shorter. That’s right my creepy little friends, the Halloween season is upon us.
What does that mean for our readers at We Bought a Blog? Well, I’m about to tell you! Calm down, take a seat in your blood red chair next to the roaring fireplace and light the black candle next to you on your human leather coffee table. To kick off the Halloween season, I’m releasing a couple posts about the horror movies that look interesting from now to the end of 2018.
2018 still holds many solid horror movies from classic reboots to cult classics. Let’s start by taking a look at what I think will be the most interesting movies coming out in August.
SUMMER OF 84
Directors: Francois Simard, Anouk Whissel (Turbo Kid)
Notable Cast: Graham Verchere (Fargo), Tiera Skovbye (Riverdale), Rich Sommer (Mad Men)
Release Method: Very Limited Theaters, VOD (Vudu, Amazon Prime)
Horror Genre: Mystery Thriller/Serial Murderer
Synopsis: A horror movie harkening back to the popular 80’s nostalgia with a twist. Instead of going into too much detail here, I’ll send you to our review by Alan French.
Personal Thoughts: This movie is going to be a cult classic. I say get in on the ground floor and watch it today.
Director: Stefan Ruzowizky (The Counterfeiters)
Notable Cast: Natalie Dormer(Game of Thrones), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), John Bradley (Game of Thrones)
Release Method: VOD (VUDU, Amazon Prime and Google Play)
Horror Genre: Pandemic Thriller
Synopsis: The movie is set in a dystopia where an adrenaline amping virus causes humanity to seek out the uninfected and infect them through bites. How is this a twist on the zombie genre you ask? The infected are intelligent and have the ability to communicate amongst each other. The small team of scientists working on the cure by searching for patient zero. As Matt Smith who seems to be immune to the disease is able to communicate with the infected.
Personal Thoughts: Eh, I like a good zombie movie. With a cast such as this, you have to wonder what could go wrong. For some reason though, the movie producers decided to release it straight to video on demand (VOD), so approach with caution.
DOWN A DARK HALL
Director: Rodrigo Cortes (Buried)
Notable Cast: Uma Thurman (Kill Bill), Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan), AnnaSophia Robb (The Soul Surfer)
Horror Genre: Paranormal
Release Method: VOD (Google Play, Vudu, and Amazon Prime)
Synopsis: A group of girls are committed to Blackwood school for disturbed girls as an alternative to prison. They are cut off from the world and technology by the intriguing headmistress. The girls start to believe that this is a place that can help them turn their lives around. That is until they discover the true horrifying purpose of Blackwood.
Personal Thoughts: The tagline includes “from the producers of The Twilight Saga” so color me not quick to jump on this bandwagon. It seems like a good spooky movie to watch with a significant other who doesn’t LOVE horror. As it may include drama amongst the girls and lady bonding which can keep the normies entertained.
Director: Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans)
Notable Cast: Luke Prael (Eighth Grade) & Sterling Jerins (The Conjuring 2)
Release Method: VOD(Amazon Prime, Google Play and Vudu)
Horror Genre: Thriller
Synopsis: A young boy is sent to boarding school for disturbed children in the middle of nowhere. Yes, it is strict but is the reason for the school nefarious?
Excitement: ANOTHER BOARDING SCHOOL MOVIE?!?! I’m probably going to pass on this one.
THE LITTLE STRANGER
Director: Lenny Abrahamson (Room)
Notable Cast: Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Revenant…dudes a star), Ruth Wilson (The Affair)
Release Method: Theatrical
Horror Genre: Psychological Thriller/Paranormal
Synopsis: Dr. Faraday (Gleeson) is a respectable country doctor in the 1940’s. When he is called to take care of a patient in an estate where his mother once worked, he is confronted with a family faced with what he deems contagious delusions. His scientific mind rationalizes the family’s odd behavior but as he digs deeper something dark is taking hold in this estate.
Excitement: I will not be missing this movie. It looks spectacular. Not only is Gleeson a star, the plot and writing looks amazing. This is a MUST SEE summer horror hit. Directed by Abrahamson, who was nominated for Best Director with the Brie Larson winner Room.