In mid-August, A24 delivered an eerie trailer for Yorgos Lanthimos’ (The Lobster) upcoming film, The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Between its medical-themed horror elements and its slow and creepy pacing, the trailer hit all of the right notes to get audiences curious and interested in the film. Now that we’re closer to the movie’s release, A24 have released a new trailer which ramps up the level of squeamishness that its predecessor inspired. You can watch the entire new clip below:
After an underwhelming slate of summer horror films, we enter the season that horror films were made for: fall! The fall line-up is much more robust than recent years and starts with some highly anticipated films and includes a strong month of October releases, right in time for some Halloween scares. Let’s take a look at the upcoming releases and trailers below and please use this as your Horror News Network guide for the jack-o-lantern season.
It (September 9th): This film not only has the chance to perform well at the box office by horror film standards, but if the $60 million dollar debut weekend tracking is correct, it may be a qualified blockbuster by any film standard. The remake of It by director Andy Muschietti (Mama) has a “perfect storm” of buzz and hype behind it. It is set in the 1980’s and features a group of pre-teen protagonists (ala Stranger Things). It features a demonic clown in an era where bizarre clown sightings burn up the internet. It arrives at the box office at the end of one of the worst summers for studio profits in years and will have virtually no similar competition for weeks. If the reviews are positive for It, the film has the chance to dominate the fall box office like no other horror movie has since some of the biggest grossing ones of all time. And if you want to see It on the first weekend of release, our advice is to get your advance tickets now. read more
Judging by the trailers for this fall’s upcoming horror releases, we are in for one heck of a Halloween season! Mother!, Stranger Things Season Two, It, and Jigsaw will all be out before we know it; and A24 just added to the excitement by posting an eerie new trailer for The Killing of a Sacred Deer, from writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos’ (The Lobster).
The film stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, and Alicia Silverstone; and it promises to be chock full of nail biting suspense and medical horror. The trailer sets a creepy, methodical tone by presenting several sterile establishing shots before bodies start unnaturally flopping to the ground. Based on what we can gather from the elusive trailer, the film seems to focus on a surgeon who is crippling his patients. This one’s gonna be a doozy! read more