Horror Movie Releases In 2015


For horror fans, great horror movies don’t usually come out of theatrical releases.  Don’t know why – but some of the better horror films lately have come out of the independent side of the house.  That isn’t to say the theatrical releases aren’t going to be good.  Here is a quick look at what is in store for movie goers this year, and whether or not it will be worth the time going to the movies this year.

I mean come on, whats better than going to a late night movie, sitting in the dark with a bunch of strangers getting the crap scared out of you, only to have to traverse a parking lot late at night fumbling for your keys.  Just remember rule number one in the event of a zombie outbreak.  Cardio.  Out run the bastards and you have a better chance of survival.

The Women in Black 2: Angel of Death

Start the year out right.  This film opens up today and takes place forty years after the first film.  Rich took a look at the film two weeks ago, and is most likely drinking his coffee at this point planning a trip to the movie theater to watch the sequel.

If you venture out today to see the film, drop us a line in the comments or via email and let us know what you think.

What We Do In The Shadows

Nothing beats a good movie about vampires or zombies.  But sometimes these two subgenres need a level of comedy to break the ice on what is a saturated market.  I really enjoyed Johnny Depp’s Dark Shadows – and that was more comedy than horror.  February is going to be hilarious because of this movie.

Just watching the trailer alone this movie is going to be on my must see list for this year. It could end up being stupid as hell, but sometimes you just need one of those movies to break up the monotony of life.

So far my favorite line of the movie from the trailer – “..do you want to draw attention to this house?….you have a documentary crew following you around…?”

Looks like its going to be a lot of fun.

The Lazarus Effect

If the start of the month with a funny horror film isn’t your thing, then just wait a few days and see what happens when a group of medical students see what is like when they figure out a way to revive dead patients.  This film stars Evan Peters (American Horror Story) – so it is good to see him branching out into other roles in the genre.

If found footage or “shaky camera” films aren’t your cup of tea, you’re going to want to avoid the February releases.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

When you reach six films in a franchise with the potential for many more, when does the return on something good come to an end?  At some point they are going to come out with a dud and end the series.  But not just yet.  You have to wait until March to catch up with real life poltergeist stories.  Katie Featherston reprises her role yet again.  I have yet to catch any of the Paranormal activity films.  My wife wants no part of them for some reason – and I have yet to set aside time to scare myself silly by watching them alone.

I probably wont see this one this year, unless something gives met the urge to watch the first five in the series.  Although – I might not need to see them all in order to get the gist of things.

After the release of Paranormal Activity in March, the horror genre goes on a bit of a hiatus, not releasing anything until the summer months role around.

June brings us a horror movie that is likely to be highly a sought after film in the horror genre.

Insidious Chapter 3

This one could easily be called The Beginning instead of chapter three, as the third installment in the film comes out as a prequel, giving us insight into the start of all things chilling.  The story follows your friendly psychic Elise before the haunting begins.

Secrets are plenty in July, as The Gallows has been kept pretty much under lock and key for all intents and purposes.  It is a found footage film about high school students (similer to Exeter perhaps?)

We also get a remake in July.  Poltergeist is coming back.  33 years after the original, the story about one scary house and it’s attachment to the family that lives there will be revived.  How close to the original will they keep it?

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Sinister 2 comes out in August and follows the tribulation of a family that moves into a house that has been marked for death.  Sequels and remakes always get the creative juices flowing.  Originality at its finest.

September brings us back to horror comedy, and vampires are at the center again.  Kitchen Sink brings us a warm beteween humans, vampires, and zombies, and teenagers who want to have their little town returned to normal again.

Scouts vs Zombies comes out in October and keeps the comedy coming, as a group of scouts have to save their town from a zombie outbreak.  Zombies, horror, and comedy.  Three things that were meant to go together.

Crimson Peak sounds like more of a disaster movie about a volcano, but is more a disaster movie about people who live in a house that breathes, bleeds, and remembers.  Rose Red, Murder House, Amityville Horror.  Wouldn’t it be cool to actually find a house like this that is real?

Another remake hits the theaters in November, this one the classic Friday the 13th.  Only this installment may or may not have Jason Vorhees.

If your looking for new movies to add to your Christmas list, then Krampus is right up your alley.  Naughty kids don’t just get coal from the jolly old fat man in red in this not so feel good Christmas story.