The Last Horror Blog: Sandra Bullock in 'Bird Box,' Lost George A. Romero Film and More

The Last Horror Blog: Sandra Bullock in 'Bird Box,' Lost George A. Romero Film and More

Dec 20, 2018

Bird Box

Sandra Bullock stars in Bird Box (pictured above, discussed below). First, though, we have a few other items of interest for horror-movie fans.

Netflix series Kingdom gets a trailer – I often think I'm pretty much over zombies at this point of my life, which is funny, because for years I complained there weren't enough zombie movies out there. Now, there are entirely too many, but as this trailer for Kingdom proves, you can still breathe new life into an old monster.

A Korean series based on a web-comic by prolific writer Kim Eun-hee, Kingdom is a period piece where swordsmen must battle the undead. The trailer reminds me a bit of stuff like A Chinese Ghost Story, but Kingdom looks to stand entirely as its own thing.

Check out the trailer below, which is amazing. Then prepare for season one, which will debut on January 25.

 

Braid red band trailer blurs the line between real and make-believeCam star Madeline Brewer takes a trip into an upside down world in Mitzi Peirone's psychological chiller Braid. We've got an official red band trailer to get you ready!

Here's the synopsis: "Two wanted women decide to rob their wealthy, yet mentally unstable friend who lives in a fantasy world they all created as children. To take her money, the girls must take part in a deadly and perverse game of make-believe throughout a sprawling, yet decaying estate. As things become increasingly violent and hallucinatory, they realize that obtaining the money may be the least of their concerns."

Braid is scheduled to hit select theaters and VOD on February 1, but you can get a taste of what to expect by watching the NOT SAFE FOR WORK trailer below.

 

Grunge reveals the "darkest horror films on Netflix" … currently – While there's not a lot of horror films out there in theaters and hitting home video in the next few weeks, there's always something to watch on various streaming services. For myself, I've really been enjoying Shudder as of late; it's a horror lover's dream for a measly $5 a month. And Netflix still has a wealth of titles to explore.

The folks at Grunge have taken it upon themselves to highlight their top five darkest horror films currently streaming on the platform. It's a surprisingly good list. Watch the video below, then let us know of any of the really great horror flicks on Netflix that they might have missed.

 

Want to see the lost George A. Romero film The Amusement Park? – While George Romero may be gone, we’ve learned that the Night of the Living Dead filmmaker left behind a lot of lost works. Unproduced screenplays and, more importantly, an unreleased film are just some of the goodies that fans haven't seen yet.

The lost film, The Amusement Park, was made in 1973, but only a select group of people have seen it. Plans are afoot to get it out to a wider audience, but if you really want to see it, consider donating to the George A. Romero Foundation.

The foundation was started to preserve Romero's legacy and encourage a new generation of filmmakers to create art. One of the organization's biggest goals is getting The Amusement Park ready for release. Your contribution could help make that happen.

So, if you have a few extra bucks, head on over to the foundation's official website and make a donation. Every dollar helps.

 

Horror on the Horizon

It’s Christmas and there’s nothing at all for horror-movie fans in theaters for the next two weeks. January will be better, I'm sure.

 

Horror on Home Video

Since Christmas and New Year's Day both fall on a Tuesday this year -- the day new releases hit retailers each week -- there's nothing to share on this front, either. There is, however, one big new release coming in the next two weeks: Bird Box.

Netflix will release the film, based on Josh Malerman’s novel, on Friday, December 21. Sandra Bullock stars.

Here’s the breakdown: "When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they'll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded."

It looks really good. Watch the trailer below.

Happy holidays, everyone! See you in 2019 with a best of 2018 list as well as a list of all the things I'm anticipating in the new year.

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