Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Horror Flicks of 2009

Horror Flicks of 2009

by Scott Weinberg

Yesterday was the first Friday of the new year, and not ONE wide release hit the screens. But I could have sworn that the first Friday of the year was reserved for a massive crap-heap of alleged horror! Nope, but the guys at After Dark Horrorfest saw an opportunity, which is why we'll get NINE new scare flicks next week! Oh wait, I almost forgot...

Autopsy (After Dark) -- Hospital-style hell. Often attempted, rarely well.
The Broken (After Dark) -- Lena Headey. Richard Jenkins. Evil doppelganger. Slick flick.
The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (After Dark) -- A theatrical-release sequel to a DTV sequel. Weird.
Dying Breed (After Dark) -- Horror from down unda'. Familiar but effective. I dug it.
From Within (After Dark) -- Also known as The Tribeca Nap.
Perkins' 14 (After Dark) -- A bunch of brainwashed folks go psycho. Sounds cool.
Slaughter (After Dark) -- Chick moves to a haunted farm. Really?
The Unborn (Rogue) -- David Goyer. Undead kid. Cloverfield hottie. PG-13.
Voices (After Dark) -- Occult from Korea.
My Bloody Valentine 3-D (Lionsgate) -- Good, goofy, gory fun. Find a 3-D theater.
Donkey Punch (Magnet) -- Stylish, nasty, sexy, speedy.
The Lodger (Sony) -- It was a book before Hitchcock got there. Solid cast, too.
Outlander (Third Rail) -- Aliens, Vikings & Monsters. Oh my.
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (Screen Gems) -- Aren't we about due for Underworld vs. Resident Evil?
The Uninvited (Paramount) -- Remake of the excellent Tale of Two Sisters. PG-13.

Friday the 13th (WB) -- I've gone from bleah to hmm to yeah! (Still, fingers crossed.)

The Horsemen (Lionsgate) -- Dennis Quaid, serial killers, and apocalyptic horror. Sign me up.
Race to Witch Mountain (Disney) -- Included because I like kids.

Obsessed (Screen Gems) -- Hottie stalker goes psycho. These just never get old.

Angels & Demons (Columbia) -- With a title like that, it's gotta be a horror movie. Right?
Drag Me to Hell (Universal) -- Raimi's first horror movie since Evil Dead 2. Woohoo!

The Haunting in Connecticut (Lionsgate) -- The trailer is actually pretty solid!

Orphan (WB) -- More evil kids! And Vera Farmiga, Nice.
Piranha 3-D (Dimension) -- Should be the best movie of the whole year.

Final Destination 4: Death Trip 3-D -- Yep, you read that right.
Halloween 2 (Dimension) -- Zombie insisted he wouldn't do the sequel, but guess what?

Daybreakers (Lionsgate) -- Futuristic vampires and Willem Defoe. Awesome.
Whiteout (WB) -- Kate Beckinsale and the Antarctic slasher, Double awesome.
Jennifer's Body (Fox) -- Diablo Cody, Megan Fox, possessed cheerleader. Yes, please.
The Crazies (Overture) -- Has this even gone into production yet?

Sorority Row (Summit) -- Wow, someone actually remade The House on Sorority Row. How odd.
Zombieland (Columbia) -- Woody Harrelson horror comedy. But is it coming this year?
The Stepfather (Screen Gems) -- Stop raiding my DVD stack!
Saw 6 (Lionsgate) -- Yep. Six.

The Box (WB) -- Richard Kelly doin' Richard Matheson. Sounds good. Still ... Cameron Diaz?
The Wolfman (Universal) -- I dig the director (Joe Johnston) and the lead (Benicio Del Toro), so who knows?
New Moon (Summit) -- aka Twilight 2. Brace yourselves, ladies.

..and those are only the theatrical releases that presently have release dates, which leaves a few more to be announced. I hope. And while I included only theatrical releases, you should definitely keep an eye out for video releases like Martyrs, The Burrowers, Alien Raiders, and ummm ... Screamers 2?

(Thanks to and Bloody-D for their help in putting things in order.)

Article Source: Cinematical


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