The end of the year is approaching and even though we have already had our fair share of horror, there’s still more to come. Here’s a rundown of 10 more horror movies to be on the lookout for in 2012:
For those who haven’t met Frank Zito — he’s a mentally disturbed mama’s boy that goes on a killing spree after her death, murdering and scalping innocent young women. Then he meets a woman named Anna, and starts dating her, which takes its toll on his new profession. Does he love her, or does he want to scalp her?
That my friends, is MANIAC. I have a feeling that Elijah Wood playing a charming serial killer is as glorious a combination as peanut butter and chocolate. I also have a feeling that this remake will surpass the 1980 original. Fingers crossed that the ambiguous 2012 release will have a real date soon.
2. Silent Hill: Revelation
Based on the video game series and sequel to Silent Hill, Revelation follows a teenager who learns her identity isn’t real, and the revelation takes her to an alternate dimension in the town of Silent Hill, a haunt inspired by the very real and very abandoned town of Centralia PA — one that is still on fire from a coal mining accident that happened over 50 years ago. Release date: 10/26/12.
3. The Possession
I’m so happy to see that Sam Raimi is playing in the horror sandbox again, especially after his frightfully fun Drag Me to Hell. In his latest offering, The Possession, we follow a young girl who releases a dark supernatural force after opening a mysterious old box she purchased at a yard sale. Release date: 8/31/12.
4. The Barrens
Just back from The Devil’s Carnival tour and Darren Lynn Bousman is already out with another horror treat. The Barrens, starring True Blood’s Stephen Moyer, is about a man who takes his family camping in the Jersey Barrens, and becomes convinced they’re being stalked by the Jersey Devil.
The limited theatrical release date is 9/28/12 – if you’re looking to get it screened in your area, you can make a request through Tugg.
5. The Apparition
Already being pegged as this year’s teen horror, The Apparition is about a young couple (Ashley Greene and Sebastian Stan) that discover they’re being haunted by a supernatural presence, one conjured up during a university parapsychology experiment, and it feeds on their growing fear. Release date: 8/24/12.
6. House at the End of the Street
Jennifer Lawrence makes her horror debut this fall in House at the End of the Street, about a recently divorced mother and her daughter who move to a perfect little house in a perfect little town when looking for a fresh start. But when unexplainable events start to happen, they learn their perfect little place is hiding a dark secret. Release date: 9/21/12.
True-crime novelist Ellison buys a new home in hopes of finding the inspiration he needs to finish a successful book, and discovers a box of old home movies depicting the murders of the family who lived in the house prior. Further investigation reveals that the murders are all tied to a supernatural entity now threatening his own family. I’m very happy to see that Ethan Hawke is embracing his place within the horror genre. It’s like hand in glove – and not the bait and switch OJ kind. Release date: 10/5/12.
Here is is guys – here’s what happens when you give a group of horror dudes some iPhones, send them on their way to make a short horror movie, and have them come back to edit it all together. Sounds terrible, but it’s absolutely perfect and absolutely frightening. V/H/S is about a group of misfits, hired to burglarize a house and acquire a rare V/H/S tape, who discover more found footage than they bargained for. This film has been blowing film festival attendees away for the past year and is finally getting a well deserved theatrical release on 10/5/12.
After learning about the urban legend of a demented serial killer named Smiley, whose face is totally blank save for the smiley face he carved himself, and summoning him through the Internet, Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming his next victim. Sounds goofy and promising, all in one. Release date: 10/11/12.
10. Paranormal Activity 4
Taking place five years after Paranormal Activity 2, Katie and Hunter have moved into a new house and their neighbors, Alice and her mother, begin experiencing paranormal events taking place in their home. What? I think we’re stretching this one way to far now folks. Release date: 10/19/12.