Category Horror

Ready or Not

Grace is a girl of humble origins who falls in love with Alex Le Domas, the son of a wealthy family that has built her empire around board games. The courtship ends in an opulent wedding at the Le Domas mansion. Everything is going well until Grace receives the invitation to participate with her eccentric political relatives in an ancestral tradition. When, without knowing it, choose the hiding card, the young woman will have to remain hidden and play a game where if she loses, she dies. In his second feature film, the duo formed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpiny Tyler Gillett (The Devil’s Heir) intends to break the molds of survival. Between terror and black comedy, the filmmakers turn the mansion of a billionaire clan of the board games industry into a gigantic board where the bloodiest and most chilling hideaway game of all time is fought. The eccentricities of the rich and the fears that emerge just before being part of a new (and sometimes almost unknown) family take a fun and perverse twist on their wedding night. The protagonist is a young woman of humble origins who, after marrying one of the heirs of this empire, will have to consummate her adhesion to him through a strange ritual: to survive a human hunt that will take her to the physical and emotional limit. Samara Weaving (Three ads in the suburbs) and Mark O’Brien (Bad times in El Royale) are the fleeing couple of this film full of irony, scares and violence...

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Doctor Sleep

Dan Torrance has become an alcoholic adult who has not forgotten the horror he lived at the Overlook Hotel. His life changes when he meets Abra, a young woman who, like him, has “the glow.” The girl asks for help against Rose la Chistera, leader of a mysterious group, called The True Knot, which feeds on children with this gift to achieve immortality. In this life-and-death battle, Abra’s innocence and courage will encourage Dan to challenge the ghosts of his past. In 1977, Stephen King wrote The Shining, his third novel that, over time, became a must-have of horror literature. Three years later, the master Stanley Kubrick adapted this story in a film that, although he did not finish to excite King, became history as one of the most disturbing and disturbing of all time. Now the cycle is repeated with Doctor Sueño, a late sequel written by the genius of Maine and published in 2013 that, by the hand of promising director and screenwriter Mike Flanagan (Ouija: The origin of evil), makes the leap to the big screen. Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin) plays an adult, alcoholic and irascible version of Danny Torrance, that child with sensory powers who tricycle the sinister halls of the Overlook Hotel, in a film that attempts to capture the spirit of King’s work and, at the same time, respect the heritage and the most emblematic scenarios of the Kubrick classic. Beyond the typical scares of the genre a psychological thriller is developed, with a strong supernatural component, where its insane atmosphere and a tension that increases in crescents cause a gradual restlessness in the spectator...

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It Chapter Two

Although the small town of Derry has almost forgotten it, those who long ago formed the Losers Club still have that twenty-seven-year-old summer in which they faced the sadistic clown Pennywise. When Mike, the only one who stayed in town, warns them that there are new murders and that “that” has returned, the old gang, now made up of adults who lost contact, will have to meet again and face the trauma that marked them for life. Pennywise, the evil clown who terrorized several generations in the remembered 90’s miniseries and, above all, Stephen King’s memorable novel, is back. In It: Chapter 2, Andrés Muschietti (Mamá) completes the successful journey that began in 2017 with It, the highest grossing horror film of all time, in a film that addresses the part of the story where the children of the Club de los Losers, turned into traumatized adults, are forced to return to their hometown for a new and definitive confrontation against evil. The epic and terror, which reaches a new level here, are the main drivers of a film that, unlike its predecessor, is closer to the narrative structure of King’s work to play with two timelines: when the protagonists They were children and in adulthood. The result is a feature film that, again, combines humor, mystery, adventure, love, friendship and an ode to the power of imagination with scenes that freeze the spectator’s blood...

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

In the small town of Mill Valley, its inhabitants live outside the new times and social changes that occur in 1968. There, a group of bored teenagers explore an abandoned mansion on the outskirts of the city and where the mysterious and tortured Sarah Bellow lived , which left written horror stories that begin to come to life when young people discover them: a scary scarecrow, a corpse in search of one of its fingers or an insect bite on the face. The series of books by Alvin Schwart, Story of fear: chilling stories to tell in the dark were the first books of many Anglo-Saxon children in the eighties and nineties, who thus further entered into the supernatural and filled their minds with nightmares and got damn. This same year 2019 the documentary Scary Stories was released, which explored the creative process of books and their inspiration. But part of the new rebirth of the children’s book collection is due to the premiere of the horror film Scary Stories to tell in the dark, which adapts some of the stories in the series. The person in charge of carrying out this adaptation was Guillermo del Toro (The form of water) as a producer, who has put the Norwegian director André Øvredal (Jane Doe’s autopsy) at the forefront of the project. Øvredal has been based on the illustrations of Stephen Gammell’s books for the construction of the terrifying characters: the scarecrow, the corpse in search of one of his fingers or the pale woman. The actors chosen were the very young Zoe Colletti (Fires) or Michael Garza (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay...

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47 Meters Down- Uncaged

The teenager Mia moves with her father and her new family to Mexico. Bored, he has to kill time with his stepsister Sasha while his father works as a researcher in an ancient submerged Mayan city. Mia, Sasha and two friends will end up exploring some Mayan caves without supervision. And what looked like any hobby will become an aquatic hell when they discover that they are surrounded by huge white sharks and trapped with hardly any oxygen. The director Johannes Roberts (The Strangers: Night Hunt), horror film expert, repeats the distressing approach of A 47 meters with its sequel. The two young sisters of the first film, trapped under the sea locked in a cage, are replaced at 47 meters 2 by two teenage stepsisters and two friends in a very similar situation of restlessness. Although the argument remains somewhat implausible and not very original, debtor of Shark and all the films derived from series B, At 47 meters 2 it is still entertaining as its predecessor and maintains the distressing tension...

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Serenity

A fishing boat captain lives peacefully on a Caribbean island until his ex-wife comes looking for help for herself and the son they both have in common and asks her to murder her violent and current husband. A psychological thriller that delves into the depths of couple relationships, the stormy past of its protagonists and emotional scars and pays tribute to the classic films of genre and literature, where the truth lies beneath the surface. The Oscar-winning Matthew McConaughey (The Dark Tower) and Anne Hathaway (Compulsive Thimbles) star in this obscure “Hitchcockian” thriller in which nothing is as it seems, with script and direction by Steven Knight, one of the great writers, writers and directors not only of the cinema (Locke), but also of the television (Peaky Blinders). In Serenity (Obsession), we will learn the story of an experienced fishing boat captain, Baker Dill, who lives on an island in the Caribbean and is obsessed with catching a fish. Her peaceful life will change when her ex-wife goes in search of him to ask her a particular favor: to murder her current husband and save her and her son in common from the clutches of the violent character played by Jason Clarke (The day to come) . Throughout the film, the past will torment the protagonists who will have to face disturbing situations with script twists and surprising plots. Dill will have to choose between doing good or doing evil, although sometimes he does not know how to distinguish them...

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Childs Play

Karen is a single mother who, after moving in with her son Andy in search of a new life, wants to give her the best gift for her thirteenth birthday. That’s why he buys a doll, Chucky, the latest technology cry. However, they will soon be followed by macabre deaths that will confuse the police. When the true nature of Chucky comes to light, Andy and Karen will have to fight to save their lives and prove that the culprit of all is this evil plastic creature. Beyond updating the visual aspect of the horror classic of the 80s, Diabolic Doll (Child’s Play) resuscitated for the new generations in a film that renews all the mythology of the character and turns it into a toy endowed with an artificial intelligence without limits for learning or violence. Thus, the black magic that gave life to this miniature psychopath leaves its place to the world of hypercomputing and the interconnection of devices in a tape that, however, respects the hallmarks of the franchise, such as black humor , the considerable doses of blood and viscera, a varied repertoire of deaths and victims and, again, the final confrontation between a child and his macabre birthday gift. Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) is in charge of directing this film where Aubrey Plaza (Mike and Dave look for serious roll) and the young, but experienced, Gabriel Bateman (Never turn off the light) will have to survive this Chucky 2.0 with the voice of Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)...

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The Hole in the Ground

Trying to leave behind her tormented past, a young woman, Sarah O’Neill, moves to a small Irish village of lumberjacks with her son Chris. In the depths of the forest adjoining their new home, mother and son find a mysterious crater. The discovery of this hole will cause strange changes in the behavior and nature of the child, which will cause the mother to be torn between her own fears and traumas and a superstition of the locals over supplanted children. Bosque maldito is the first film by Irish filmmaker Lee Cronin, who had already attracted the attention of critics and fantastic film festivals with his previous short film Ghost Train (2014). Starring actress Seán Kerslake (Dollhouse) and young actor James Quinn Markey (Vikings), who are accompanied in the cast by names such as James Cosmo (Game of Thrones) or Kati Outinen (The Other Side of Hope), movie visits common places of horror cinema (the woman who flees from a traumatic past, the enchanted forest, the possessed son …) and in a certain way, gives them a new touch. Bosque maldito is a film of atmosphere and frights, but also of psychological and family terror, since at no time do we know if the threat that this woman faces comes from inside or outside her home...

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Annabelle Comes Home

The renowned parapsychologists Ed and Lorraine Warren decide to put an end once and for all to the ravages caused by the Annabelle doll, a conduit used by demons to possess people. For this they enclose it in a cabinet blessed by a priest in the room in which they keep other supernatural objects. However, one night the terrifying doll will conjure up all the evil spirits of the room to achieve its new goal: to own the Warren’s young daughter, July. Annabelle returns home is the third of the films starring the demoniac doll Annabelle and the seventh installment of the horror franchise Warren File, created by director James Wan (Insidious) and based on some of the most representative cases in life The American demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren studied and fought. This time the chosen director has been the debutant Gary Dauberman, until then screenwriter of other films of the franchise as Annabelle or The Nun, but also co-writer of one of the latest hits of international terror, It. Dauberman has worked on his own screenplay and has re-told this time with Patrick Wilson (Aquaman) and Vera Farmiga (Godzilla: King of monsters) in the role of the Warren couple...

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The Curse of La Llorona

Los Angeles, 1973. Anna is a social worker who, after the death of her husband, has had to perform feats in order to combine her profession with the care of her two children. Skeptical in a religious and superstitious city, she faces the case of a mother who, out of fear, has locked her children in a closet. After ignoring the warnings of this woman, Anna will release the terrible curse of La Llorona, a terrible phantom that attacks children and now loves their own. James Wan (Aquaman) sponsors the directorial debut of Michael Chaves in a horror film framed within the macabre cinematographic universe raised from the saga Warren File and its various spin offs. On this occasion, the protagonist is La Llorona, one of the great folk legends of Latin American folklore personified in the specter of a woman who, after murdering her children and then committing suicide, wanders the world in search of children to replace them with. With this material as a starting point, the film offers a story full of scares and suspense where a social worker will have to face this supernatural evil while trying to reconcile their profession and taking care of their offspring with the pain of loss of life. her husband still recent. To help you in this task, you will have the help of a priest experienced in the fight against a character that has scared dozens of generations...

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