Welcome to What’s Up in Horror #9. A sampling of horror news across the mediums. From movies to books, to real life, and any bits in between that I can think of to list. This is by no means a comprehensive list of what’s happening, but it should whet your appetite!
Movies and TV
(covers/posters go to IMDB page.)
Movie Recommendation of the Week:
It’s -8 F here, and with all the crap going on with the American election, I thought something like Dead Snow would be the perfect recommendation. Zombie Nazis in winter, yeah? It’s a ridiculously fun movie from Norway, so give it a shot! The follow-up isn’t quite as good as the original, but both of them will definitely keep you entertained.
Synopsis: A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.
Trailers to Watch:
The Bye Bye Man: Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind man’s most unspeakable acts.
This is due to be released January 17th, 2017. I won’t lie, the trailer and synopsis both make it look fairly generic so I can’t say I’m truly looking forward to it.
TV Horror Talk
If you haven’t watched Outcast yet (available on Amazon, Cinemax), you need to give it a shot. It’s got a pretty unique premise. A guy constantly finds himself surrounded by those that are demonically possessed. It stars Patrick Fugit in the lead role of Kyle Barnes. There’s a mouthy preacher played by Philip Glenister that looks like he might develop into a very interesting character later on. I’ve only watched a few episodes so far, but it’s well-acted, well-shot, and generally interesting.
Featured Horror Art
Keeper of secrets by Bathoriya on DeviantArt
(Covers go to Goodreads)
New to You
These books are not brand new releases, but they’re probably brand new to you (and they’ve got at least 3.75 rating on Goodreads)!
Note: Sci-Fi & Scary is not affiliated with any of these small presses or publishers. We just like giving lesser known horror books a chance to shine.
Horror on the Web
- Barnes & Noble says these are the best horror books of 2016.
- Vulture has released their list of the 13 Best Horror Movies of 2016.
- BloodyDisgusting released a little list of 12 of the Worst CGI Moments in Horror Movies. (I laughed my way through it, but it’s so accurate!)
- I found an interesting post on why Gina Davis decided to star in The Exorcist. I guess she was probably an unusual choice, given her acting background, but she’s rocking it!
- Collider’s Aubrey Page talks about the Final Girl trope in horror, and how we’re (finally) moving past it.
- Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, happening for the 2nd year, has an open submission status for horror film entries now.
- Joe Donnelly asks in a recent Vice article: Can Horror Games Tackle Mental Illness Without Reverting to Stereotype? It’s an interesting read with some very valid points.
- DreadCentral lays out 10 of the Greatest Horror Movie Sequels in Existence. (I don’t necessarily agree with all of them, but overall some good choices!)