The Last Horror Blog: New 'The Mist' Series Trailer, 'Dead Awake,' and More

The Last Horror Blog: New 'The Mist' Series Trailer, 'Dead Awake,' and More

May 11, 2017

New trailer for SpikeTV’s The Mist is full of destructionSo, many of us were wondering if SpikeTV’s new The Mist TV series was going to feature the monsters of the King novella and Darabont film after seeing the first trailer. The new teaser for the show answers that question for us.

The new clip features all sorts of destruction – decimated bodies, people who’ve hung themselves, and people on people violence. It also teases us with some footage of the monsters lurking in the fog. Hooray!

Here’s the official synopsis and the trailer. The Mist debuts on June 22.

“The Mist” centers around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout, an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world and, in some cases, each other. Family, friends, and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down.

 

Hellboy reboot in developmentwhile fans were disappointed last year when Guillermo Del Toro revealed that his version of Hellboy 3 was officially dead in the water, fans of Mike Mignola’s comic character need not fret – there’s a reboot on the way.

Normally, I’d be skeptical about any project that looked to replace Del Toro and Ron Perlman, but this just announced reboot has The Descent’s Neil Marshall attached to direct, with Stranger Things’ sheriff David Harbour taking over the title role. That just might work…

Even more interesting is the reveal that the film is aiming for an R-rating, meaning the supernatural violence can be taken up several notches. It appears we’re now officially into the age of R-rated comic book movies. Thanks, Deadpool!

Millennium is currently in negotiations to take on the project – and with the early positive buzz in the wake of the reveal, it seems like they’d be sort of crazy to pass. Expect more details on Hellboy’s latest adventure in the months ahead.

 

Tristan Risk wants you to Save YourselfIt’s hard to keep up with all of the indie genre films coming out these days, but if you’re looking for a fright flick that isn’t backed by a major studio, then you’ll probably want to check out this new trailer for the Canadian chiller Save Yourself.

Modern day horror queen Tristan Risk headlines the ensemble cast in in Ryan Andrews’ latest project – a throwback to the women in peril films that were popular in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Here’s the plot breakdown:

Five female filmmakers, en route to screen their new horror film in Los Angeles, experience their own real life terror when they cross paths with deranged scientist hellbent on using them for his twisted experiments.

Save Yourself has been playing the festival circuit – where it’s earned largely positive reviews – but is now finally coming to a wider audience with a DVD release through United Front Entertainment and Breakthrough Entertainment. The film hits store shelves on May 23.

 

Watch Greek short horror film #NotAlone I often feel like I’m too old to understand the Instagram generation’s fascination with constant selfies and food pictures, but I think we can all relate to a slasher film short – which is what filmmaker Sotiris Petridis has given us with #NotAlone. Here’s the synopsis and video.

A teenage girl takes a selfie while she is home alone and tries to upload it to her social media account, but soon she realizes that she is #NotAlone…

 

Horror on the Horizon

As we inch ever-closer to summer (and with blockbuster season in full swing…) there aren’t a ton of good horror movies at the local theater. While recent years have seen genre films make inroads into the summer release schedule, there aren’t a lot of options in May.

This Friday does offer up a few limited releases for folks lucky enough to live in areas where they’re showing. 7 Witches, Dead Awake, and Jasmine all open in select markets. Of those three, Dead Awake ­– which features House of the Devil’s Jocelin Donahue and a story about sleep paralysis – sounds the most promising.

The week of May 19 is lacking in quantity, but that’s okay – because Alien: Covenant hits theaters that weekend. While not strictly a horror flick, the Aliens franchise has always offered up plenty of jump scares, gore, and scream out loud moments. The latest looks to continue the trend while hopefully getting the franchise back on track.

 

Horror on Home Video

Hope you like Resident Evil and The Mummy, because there’s a whole plethora of titles hitting Blu-ray on May 16.

First up is the latest (and presumably last) film in the Resident Evil movie series, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. If that’s not good enough for you, you can also snag Resident Evil: The Complete Collection the same day – just to round out your library.

Maybe zombies aren’t your thing, though. Maybe you prefer mummies. Fear not – because you can pick up a whopping five new Blu-rays this week featuring the bandage-wrapped monsters. Grab the invididual Brendan Fraser movies, or pick up a complete collection set. The choice is yours…

You can also snag Dracula: The Complete Legacy Collection, which should appeal to fans of Lugosi’s classic take on Transylvania’s most infamous bloodsucker.

Pickings are a lot slimmer on May23, with the real highlight being the release of XX – the newest horror anthology flick. The big selling point here is that all the entries were directed by women.

If that doesn’t float your boat, maybe you’ll want to check out the crazy Sonny Chiba cult film Wolf Guy, which is coming from our friends at Arrow. 

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