Thursday, January 28, 2010

Quality Upcoming Horror Movies

I periodically go to my favorite horror movie site and check on what's coming up. Luckily, since horror is the "in" thing, more quality moviemakers and actors are jumping on the bandwagon. Here's three promising upcoming horror movies I'm going to have to check out:

Release: December 2010
Director: Clint Eastwood
Actors: Bryce Dallas Howard, Clint Eastwood
Tells the story of three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy — who are touched by death in different ways

Dream House
Release: 2010
Director: Jim Sheridan
Actors: Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts
Revolves around a family that moves to a small town in Connecticut and learns that a mother and her two young children had been killed in their home. The killings were believed to be at the hands of the husband, who survived and may now be a threat to the new residents.

Survival of the Dead
Release: Limited May 28, 2010
Director: George Romero
Actors: Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe, Devon Bostick, Richard Fitzpatrick, Stefano Colacitti, Athena Karkanis
On a small island off North America's coast, the dead rise to menace the living. Yet, the islanders can't bring themselves to exterminate their loved ones despite the growing danger from those they once held dear. A rebel among them hunts down all the zombies he can find only to be banished from the island for assassinating his neighbors and friends. On the mainland, bent on revenge, he encounters a small band of survivors in in search of an oasis on which to build a new life. Barely surviving an attack from a mass of ravenous flesh-eaters they commandeer a zombie-infested ferry and sail to the island. There, to their horror, they discover the locals have chained the dead inside their homes, pretending to live "normal" lives...with bloody consequences. What ensues is a desperate struggle for survival and the answer to a question never posed in Romero's Dead films: Can the living ever live in peace with the dead?


  1. "Hereafter" sounds great to me. I love those kind of films.

  2. I agree. I'm a traditionalist on the haunted movies. The one coming out called "Phasma Ex Machina" that Courtney on "Haunt Jaunts" has been talking about is the one that I believe will be the ghost story I always wanted to write myself!

  3. They all sound pretty good especially the Hereafter with Clint him!

  4. You know, with his grizzled face and voice--he could make anything seem scary. With him directing it, I can't wait to see how the tone of it is. The guy is a brilliant director and I wonder what his take is on death. (no, not cowboy type death--but the dark mysterious world of the netherland)

  5. I'm with mxtodis123, Julie, and you...Eastwood makes a mean movie anymore. If he's involved that one's likely good.

    But being the zombie nut that I am, I'm over the moon excited to know about Survival of the Dead! THANK YOU, Autumnforest. Hadn't heard of it. Reading your post was like getting a Christmas present. And not a stinky one like socks or underwear but a really, really good one!...Um, not that I've ever been given stinky socks or underwear for Christmas, but I think you know what I mean...