Writer/director Mike Flanagan has been killing it for the horror genre lately, between his solid follow-up to The Shining, Doctor Sleep, and his Netflix shows The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor. It’s safe to say after honing his craft with earlier features like Oculus, Hush, and Gerald’s Game, he has carved out a place for himself in the halls of creepiness with a style of his own. He has come a long way from his first spooky film Absentia.
The pint-sized terror is back yet again to impregnate our burnt-out brains with another sequel. Seed of Chucky is the Child’s Play franchise’s open letter stating they are officially off the rails. Turning back from this is not an option.
Daniel Isn’t Real is a psychological horror film featuring the “talent” of Miles Robbins (Halloween, Blockers) and Patrick Schwarzenegger (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse). It’s about a boy who locks away his imaginary friend after something awful happens only for him to suddenly return years later.
From director Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand), Red Dragon is the third film in the “Lecter Trilogy” and the prequel to The Silence of the Lambs. Starring Edward Norton (American History X, Birdman), Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Schindler’s List), and of course Anthony Hopkins, the movie reveals how Hannibal Lecter was originally caught and tells the story of “The Tooth Fairy” serial killer. FBI agent Will Graham is brought out of retirement to hunt down the fiend who only kills families during a full moon. Once again the audience is treated to a dialogue with Lecter who is equal parts helpful and hindering with the investigation.
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A Cure for Wellness is a 2017 psychological horror film by Gore Verbinski set in a rehabilitation retreat perched up in the Swiss Alps. It stars Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Place Beyond the Pines) as Lockhart, a businessman tasked with retrieving the missing CEO of his company. The last trace of his employer leads him to the wellness spa in the mountains where he meets the peculiar Dr. Volmer, played by Jason Isaacs (The Patriot, Peter Pan). Immediately Lockhart is stonewalled by the doctor and his staff when he insists on seeing his lost boss. After an accident prolongs Lockhart’s stay at the spa he befriends an odd girl who has been there her entire life and becomes determined to crack through the retreat’s glossy veneer.
Pet is a psychological-horror film about a man who has been rejected one too many times. Dominic Monaghan (The Lord of the Rings, Lost) plays Seth, a guy who just wants someone to reciprocate his feelings of love. The closest thing he has to this are the dogs at the shelter he works at. He takes care of them and in return they are eager to love him back. One day while he is eating at a diner he meets a beautiful waitress, one that finds her way into his heart in a matter of seconds. However, when Seth tries to coerce her into a date he lays it on too thick and comes off creepy. She repeatedly but politely denies him. Seth takes this as an insult and the final straw, so he begins to come up with a plan to capture the waitress and subdue his loneliness permanently. He decides to use an old forgotten area of the pound to serve as his prison. Soon she will become his pet and she WILL learn to love him!