As much as October is the season for Horror Freaks, there was surprisingly little for us at the box office in 2016; Ouija: Origin of Evil, directed by Mike Flanagan (Hush), was the one and only major studio genre offering. That means that when two new horror movies drop theatrically next Friday, November 11th, it will actually by relatively huge. Just think: Twice as many as in the month of October!
Shut In is a psychological horror from director Farren Blackburn. You can check out the trailer below.
Official Synopsis: Mary (Naomi Watts) is a child psychologist who lives in isolation in rural New England after her husband dies in a horrific car accident. The tragedy also leaves her 18-year-old stepson Stephen (Charlie Heaton) in a bedridden, catatonic state, making him completely dependent on her. When one of Mary’s young patients goes missing and is presumed dead, she becomes convinced that the boy’s (Jacob Tremblay) ghost is now haunting both her and Stephen.
The Monster might be a bit harder to find as it’s only getting a limited theatrical release. It’s kind of a shame because of the two movies coming out next Friday, this is definitely the one I’m most interested in. It was written and directed by Bryan Bertino, who wrote and directed The Strangers in 2008.
Official Synopsis: A divorced mother and her headstrong daughter must make an emergency late night road trip to see the girl’s father. As they drive through deserted country roads on a stormy night, they suddenly have a startling collision that leaves them shaken but not seriously hurt. Their car, however, is dead, and as they try in vain to get help, they come to realize they are not alone on these desolate backroads – a terrifying evil is lurking in the surrounding woods, intent on never letting them leave.
The Monster stars: Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine, and Aaron Douglas.