2015 has a lot to offer with horror, with some great remakes and new ideas ahead of us! Here is a quick count down of horror movies being released in 2015. These are only the cinema releases, so keep your eyes peeled for hidden straight-to-DVD gems!
Unfriended – Release in US: April 17th
This one I am not overly excited about. If you haven’t seen the trailer, I feel like it gives a lot away, and frankly, I’m not impressed. A group of friends skyping find that their dead friend’s account is active, and terrorising them. (Le Snore!)
Before I Wake – Release in US: May 8th
Starring Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane (you might remember him from The Mist!), a young couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams – and nightmares – manifest physically as he sleeps. I quite like the general plot idea of this film, but hoping that Kate Bosworth can step up to the plate acting wise.
Poltergeist – Release in US: May 22nd
Squuuuueeeeeeeeee! Long awaited remake of the 1982 Poltergeist film. Starring the effervescent Sam Rockwell (Moon), I’ll be delighted if this measures up to the original.
Insidious: Chapter 3 – Release in US: June 5th
Hmmm. One I am not terribly keen on. This one is a prequel to the first movie, and shows us more of Elise’s work with supernatural beings and protecting the living. This one has a different director than the first two, but Leigh Wannel wrote the second film, which was pretty fluid and I enjoyed.
The Gallows – Release in US: July 10th
20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy – but soon discover that some things are better left alone. This one seems a little snore-y at first glance.
The Vatican Tapes – Release in US: July 24th
A leaked video tape reveals a Vatican exorcism gone horribly awry. I am over exorcism films. They very rarely bring anything new to the table, and I have been bitterly disappointed by most. There are a few recent stand outs I love (Exorcism of Emily Rose, 2005, is a good example), but I think this tired notion needs to be put to rest.
Sinister 2 – Release in US: August 21st
I think I was one of the few people that disliked the first instalment of Sinister (2011). I found it predictable and the characters unlikeable. I can’t really see the sequel to this being much better.
Regression – Release in US: August 28th
A father is accused of a crime he has no memory of committing. Starring Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke, I have big hopes for this film! Ethan Hawke has really been loving the horror genre in the last couple of years (Sinister in 2011, The Purge in 2010), but I believe this is Emma’s first stab (ho-ho) at the horror genre. Don’t let me down Hermione!
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The Visit – Release in US: September 11th
A single mother finds that things in her family’s life go very wrong after her two young children visit their grandparents. This one is directed by M. Knight Shyamalan. This means it could be amazing, or it could be terribly awful.
Victor Frankenstein – Release in US: October 2nd
Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man – and the legend – we know today. Yet another Harry Potter Alumni film, with Daniel Radcliffe playing the main role of Igor. Radcliffe had a standout role in The Woman in Black (2012) and Horns (2013) so it’s great to see him in another horror.
Crimson Peak – Release in US: October 16th
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers. This film is directed by horror master Guillermo del Toro, so you know it’s worth checking out. Cast includes Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska among others.
Goosebumps – Release in US: October 16th
A young kid teams up with the niece of young adult horror author R.L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Greendale, Maryland. SUPER EXCITED OMG. Can hardly contain my excitement! To be clear, I have a feeling this is going to be a fun thriller/horror, and not shit-your-pants scary.
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension – Release in US: October 23rd
No plot release as yet. But I can give you a good idea. Small intro. Jump scare. Basic Plot Build. Jumpscare. Jumpscare. Connection to previous five movies. Jumpscare. Fin.
Rings – Release in US: November 13th
Samara returns with a familiar video tape to strike terror again in the third film of the Ring franchise, The Ring 3. I am wondering if this one will be based on the short film that was released on the DVD of The Ring. The short film follows a ‘teen cult’ of kids watching the tape and not having someone else watch it until right before Samara comes to kill you.
Krampus – Release in US: December 4th
A demon seeks out naughty people to punish them at Christmas time. I am pretty spooked by the legend of Krampus, and with stars signed up like Adam Scott and Toni Colette, it could be worth the watch!
What horror films are you looking forward to in 2015?