Welcome to What’s Up In Horror #2. This Friday we’ll be talking about: Don’t Breathe, the Fall Line Up for television, a few great articles, and some other interesting tidbits like horror movies too scary for the casual fan. Also, a MUST SEE 4 minute horror flick from Vimeo. Read on, my fellow spookhounds. Read on.
Movie and Television Tidbits:
- Don’t Breathe is proving to be very popular. Over 26 million dollars on its opening weekend. 57 million gross so far. I haven’t seen it yet, but it’s getting enough good reviews that I might have to make room in the schedule to do so. In case you haven’t seen the ads, here’s the plot summary, and I’ve linked the trailer below.
Don’t Breathe: Rocky, a young woman wanting to start a better life for her and her sister, agrees to take part in the robbery of a house owned by a wealthy blind man with her boyfriend Money and their friend Alex. But when the blind man turns out to be a more than he seems, the group must find a way to escape his home before they become his newest victims.
- Morgan Review: I know we’ve talked about Morgan a couple times on these now. I’ve made my opinion clear, but I wanted to pass on a review I just recently read. Let it not be said that I’m close-minded! Scott Mendleson, writing for Forbes, called Morgan a “thoughtful, engaging, and unexpectedly humane little chiller”. He seemed to enjoy it, even though everything about his review read “boring” to me. (Not that his review was boring. I just didn’t care for any of the high points he described.) Click here to read that review and make up your own mind.
Blair Witch (reboot, triquel…something?) is due to be released September 16th. I still haven’t seen the first one.
What do you think of the trailer?
I’ll go more in depth in our next What’s Up In Horror, but here’s what you all have to look forward to for the Fall Line Up!
Featured Vimeo Horror Short:
Guys, you gotta watch this. I have to admit, it made me jump! Excellent way to spend 4 minutes!
- NY Times Best Sellers – Yet again, nada! Imagine that.
- USA Today Best Sellers (1-20) – An almost-kind of-not really but maybe if you look hard enough whilst drunk book is on the list. I’m talking, of course, about Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. (Yep, another repeat from the last What’s Up in Horror.)
- Amazon’s Kindle Horror Best Selling Section is topped by Finders Keepers, Mr. Mercedes (books 2 and 1 of a trilogy, respectively) by Stephen King and The City of Mirrors (book 3 in The Passage Trilogy) by Justin Cronin. (Also same as last time. Sorry folks! At least October should be more interesting!)
- Jenika at MoviePilot highlights 5 potentially interesting looking horror movies in her article: 5 Scary Movies Way Too Disturbing for Casual Horror Fans. – Coolthulhu just got 5 movies added to his ‘To Watch” list.
- Inverse had an interesting article/interview of Shudder (the AMC horror streaming service) curators Colin Geddes and Sam Zimmerman. Whilst I have to admit I didn’t particularly care for the Shudder service, this was interesting, and worth a moment of your time.
- Timeout has a ‘definitive list of 100 best horror movies‘. Number 100 features the most annoying screaming child I’ve ever encountered in a horror movie. I was kind of scared to look further on, but I did, and I was glad. I don’t agree with all their choices, but they’ve got some great ones on there.