Summer is here (practically) and what better way to celebrate than to scare yourself senseless?
Aside from being BBQ, beach and bikini season, the summer months see the release of the biggest blockbusters, and horror flicks are no exception..
Check out six that we’re particularly looking forward to here:
The Conjuring 2
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren head to North London to deal with “the English Amityville” in The Conjuring 2.There, they finda single mother’s four children being haunted, possessed and tormented by malevolent spirits living in their house, and while at first, this seems like any of their other disturbing cases, Lorraine quickly realises that all isn’t quite as it seems….
Starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, The Conjuring 2 is based onthe true story of The Enfield Poltergeist, which was investigated by the Warrens in 1977.
When the trailer for this seemingly spooky sequel first hit the web,horror fans quickly lauded it as one of the scariest ever… See if you agree with that qualification:
The Conjuring 2 hits UK screens on the 17th June.
On their way out of the white supremacist bar that they (while pretty hungover) agreed to play at, a punk band stumbles upon the murder of a young girl. The neo-Nazis responsible for this don’t exactly want any witnesses, and so – to avoid being killed too – the band barricade themselves into the titular Green Room, and try and figure out a way to escape.
Standing in their way? A murderous Patrick Stewart, along with henchman armed with big dogs and various sharp objects… This indie horror is violent, tense and very gory. Check out a trailer here:
Green Room hits UK screens on the 13th May.
The Shallows sees Blake Lively attacked by a great white shark and stranded on a rock, 200 feet away from the shore. Can she out-swim a hungry shark? Probably not. But withno one around to save her – and no help on the way – if she wants to survive, thenit’s up to her to find a way back onto dry land..
While thislooks more like a thriller than a traditional horror, it should be fast-paced enough to really get your blood pumping.. And, if nothing else, we’re intrigued to see how The Shallows willmeasure up to the great shark films that have come before it. Will itbe the new Jaws? Watch the trailer, and decide:
The Shallows hits UK screens on the 12th August.
Based on an award-winning short film, Lights Out sees its characters haunted by an entity that’s only visible when the lights are turned off…If you’ve got two minutes to spare, you can watch the original (very scary) movie here:
In the new, full-length version, Teresa Palmer plays a woman wholinks this horrible haunting to “something really bad” that happened to a childhood friend…
Check out a trailer, and see what you think:
Lights Out hits UK screens on the 19th August
Based on a popular Stephen King novel, Cell imagines what is essentially a zombie apocalypse, caused by a “pulse” that turns everyone using a phone into a violent, vicious killer.. John Cusackplays a survivor, determined to make his way across New England, and reunite with his young son (who he’s hoping is still human).
Joining him are Samuel L. Jackson and Isabelle Furhman: both playingfellow survivors that join Cusack’s character on his perilous journey home.We don’t know if this will be a horror or more of a thriller (and we can’t tell from the trailer), but either way, we’re fairly excited..
Cell hits UK screens on the 26th August.
Kevin Bacon and Jennifer Morrison take their kids on holiday to the Grand Canyon, and bring something back with them that’s a lot more sinister than just souvenirs… It seems that they’ve disturbed some kind of ancient, supernatural force, whichhas taken up residence in their pre-teen son.
As far as the plot goes,The Darkness doesn’t look as if it’ll be breaking any new ground, but if it turns out to be actually, nail-bitingly scary, then who cares? Check out a trailer here:
The Darkness hits UK screens on the 13th May.
Which one are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments!