The Last Horror Blog: 'Suspiria,' 'I Think We're Alone Now,' 'Halloween' and More

The Last Horror Blog: 'Suspiria,' 'I Think We're Alone Now,' 'Halloween' and More

Aug 30, 2018

Suspiria

New Suspiria clip embraces the dance – We’re still three months away from the release of Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario Argento’s classic Italian horror film Suspiria, but we’ve got another new clip to share.

In this one, Suzy Bannion (Dakota Johnson) is asked by Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton) to improvise while performing a new dance routine. Then, well, weird things happen. Let’s just leave it at that.

I’m intrigued to see more of Suspiria, but I’m also hoping that we’re not going to get a million new clips between now and the film’s November 2 release date.

 

Peter Dinklage headlines new I Think We’re Alone Now trailer – We’ve still got another year or so until Game of Thrones comes back to wrap things up, so clearly the actors have had a lot of free time on their hands since the end of last season.

Peter Dinklage appears to have used that time wisely, starring in this a new post-apocalyptic chiller titled I Think We’re Alone Now. Here’s the plot blurb: "The apocalypse proves a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse -- until a second survivor arrives with the threat of companionship."

As a recluse myself, I can relate. The film hits theaters on September 21, but enjoy the newest trailer now.

 

Halloween novelization available for pre-order – Movie novelizations are often not particularly good books, but they’re definitely collectible for film buffs. Tie-ins are usually just works for hire that tell the same basic story you saw on the screen, but in some cases they bring something new to the table, like the classic novelization of Jaws: The Revenge that has the shark sort of controlled by a voodoo witch doctor … which never made the final cut of the film.

That being said, I still like a good movie novelization and this upcoming adaptation of the screenplay for the new Halloween looks particularly intriguing. First, it’s being published through Titan Books, which has put out a lot of great stuff over the years. Second, genre vet John Passarella, who’s written tie-ins set in both the Buffy and Supernatural universes, is writing it.

If this sounds like your kind of thing, you can preorder a copy now through Dark Delicacies bookstore. Halloween hits theaters in October.

 

New Hostile clip looks interesting – Remember a little over a decade ago, when French horror was all the rage? I was a big fan of a lot of the Gallic gore films that emerged during that span, including the work of Xavier Gens. The renaissance ended too quickly for my liking, but maybe it didn’t actually end … maybe it was just in a lull.

That’s my hope, at least, after watching this new clip for Hostile. Gens produces this new French post-apocalyptic fright flick from filmmaker Mathieu Turi. Initial impressions based on the newest clip are pretty positive ahead of the film’s DVD and VOD debut on September 4. Read on for the plot synopsis and then have a look at the trailer.

"A worldwide epidemic has killed most of the planet’s population. The few survivors struggle to find food and shelter. But they are not alone. On her way back from a scavenging mission, Juliette (Brittany Ashworth) has a terrible accident. Stuck in her car, with a broken leg, in the middle of an unforgiving desert, she must survive the perils of the post-apocalypse, while a strange creature prowls around."

 

Horror on the Horizon

August is over, which means we’re one month closer to Halloween. The October release schedule is looking pretty packed this year, which is good news, unless you want to see some horror movies on the big screen now. It’s pretty barren out there at the moment.

August ends with a whimper. We get two limited release titles: Boarding School, described as "a horrifying fable about an ominous boarding school where children deemed 'undesirable' are committed," and Cynthia. The latter is more interesting, if only because it features a mini Rob Zombie film cast reunion with Scout Taylor-Compton, Sid Haig and Bill Moseley.

The plot description doesn’t sound like anything amazing, but I’m up for almost anything with Haig and Moseley at this point: "Robin and Michael are college sweethearts who have everything – a perfect marriage, adorable cat, beautiful home, but one thing is missing from this idyllic setting – a baby. After years of fertility treatments their dreams come true when Robin finds out she is pregnant!! Is this a dream come true or a nightmare come to life?"

Thankfully, September gets off to a better start.

While there are two limited release titles opening on September 7 (Diane and Mara), the big release is The Nun.

Another offshoot in The Conjuring universe, this one focuses on a supernatural nun (duh…). Here’s the plot breakdown:

"When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in The Conjuring 2, as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned." 

 

Horror on Home Video

September starts off strong on the Blu-ray / DVD front.

This week’s biggest release is Hereditary, which is already being hailed as a classic in some circles. If you missed it during its theatrical run, you can make amends by grabbing a copy of the Blu-ray this week.

Also releasing this week: the 13th season of the CW’s Supernatural (remember when this show was supposed to end after season 5? I’m happy the Winchester boys are still killing monsters), and Found Footage 3D (which was produced by my pal Scott Weinberg).

September 11 is another good week for releases. We’re treated to a 4k version of the classic Batman story The Killing Joke, and we get new versions of Christine and The Seventh Sign.

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