The horror movie industry has always been a case of 50/50; with many low-quality movies being released in large quantities, and the odd film that truly scares its audience. But with more indie studios and film-makers than ever before, we’re starting to see an entirely new genre emerge that is bringing a fresh new take to an otherwise worn out, tired, and clichéd genre.
Time will tell, but with the look of some of the films coming out over the next year, we may begin to see a change to a positive change to the industry that may bring swathes of eager fans.
The 1989 adaption of the famous Stephen King book was not the best horror adaption of his work ever made, but it left enough of an impression that many still remember the film vividly.
And despite it being far from perfect, the remake will still need a lot of force behind it to fill its predecessor’s shoes – but with the newest IT being a raging success on all fronts, many feel that more remakes are in order. Some official images that have been released show the family cat, Church, after he’s been brought back from the dead.
This single picture alone has already made many feel hopeful for the remake, especially considering John Lithgow has been cast as the neighbour, while Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz will be starring as Louse and Rachel Creed. There’s hope that it will follow in the footsteps of the first movie, and get stuck in the minds of a whole new generation, even if they have a love for memes and slots NZ.
Brightburn is an interesting twist on the superhero genre: imagine having Superman with all his powers, but instead of him being a beacon of justice, he instead uses his abilities for his own nefarious purposes.
The film is being produced by the same people that made Marvel-hit Guardians of the Galaxy, and stars David Denman and Elizabeth Banks as the child’s parents.
The reveal trailer shows a young child scrawling endless shapes before he dresses up in a horrifying superhero costume before he murders a waitress as he breaks through a solid metal door with his laser eyes.
After years of having superheroes being the bastions of good in the world and fighting the undead, it will come as a nice change of pace to instead have a superhero that turns bad and uses his powers in a much more human way.
Japanese horror has long been at the forefront of the genre, and it was movies like the 2002 Grudge that proved that the Japanese had a knack for horror. But instead of creating a straight reboot, this will instead be telling the story of the Grudge through a new set of eyes.
The idea of the film is to take the original mythology and push it forward and creating something that tells an entirely new story while building on the mythos. If it’s anything like the first one, it won’t take long before it becomes a cult classic.