Well, summer’s over and genre directors are finally peeking their heads out and stepping onto the torn-up battlefield of last summer’s box-office bloodbath. Now that Halloween is approaching and moviegoers tired and benumbed, it’s time again for a solid thrashing of flicks from the powers that be. Now we see a new battleground forming as host to this year’s finest in movies that make you uncomfortable. Just so you don’t have to peruse the desolate Internets trying to gather ’em all up in your mental cavities, has managed to round up this season’s stand-out competitors.
Here is Yell! Magazine’s 2012 Fall Horror Movie Preview:
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012)
Directed by: Michael J. Bassett
Release date: October 26th
Whether or not anyone’s actually cared, we’re finally being presented with a pseudo-sequel to Christophe Gans’ Silent Hill — six years later. Based on the critically well-received Silent Hill 3, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D tells the tale of Heather Mason and her newfound discovery that her presumed identity is actually nothing more than an elaborate lie, naturally leading to a series of events that lands her in the alternate dimensional, dilapidated American town of Silent Hill.
With any luck, we’ll be treated to some of the same intriguingly disturbing character designs presented in the game Revelation’s been based off of, and with them, some satisfyingly cruel and unusual deaths. With the promise of a delusional and insane Malcolm McDowell, you can bet that we’re wishing this was a review instead of a horror movie preview. We’re looking forward to this one come October 26th.
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Release date: September 14th
Flaring up and disappearing like a sea of acne on the greasy skin of your local paper boy, the Resident Evil films have been reliably delivering us monster-mashing schlockfest after schlockfest for the last 10 years. With a surprisingly picture-perfect cast standing in for Jill Valentine, Leon Kennedy, Ada Wong, and Albert Wesker, Retribution seems to promise a solid serving of clean, adaptation-al prowess.
Continuing the series’ plot of eradicating the T-Virus, the fifth installment in the series seems to be leaning almost too close to the science fiction side of the fence, with producers mentioning Anderson being influenced by Inception. Who really knows how this’ll turn out? This is just a horror movie preview, after all. Stay faithful, dear readers, and we’ll let you know when the time comes.
Directed by: Mark Tonderai
Release date: September 21st
Boasting the Directors Guild of Canada Award for best Sound Editing in a feature film (woo-hoo), House at the End of the Street seems to be an attempt to push the envelope as far as atmosphere goes. It’s also a perfect fall movie and, thus, perfect for our 2012 fall horror movie preview. A newly divorced mother and her daughter manage to find the perfect house in a quiet, upscale town, but soon they come face to face with a secret looming in the shadows. To make matters worse, their next door neighbor is the survivor of some kind of familial stab ‘n’ run. Will our newly arrived family manage to keep it together while unraveling a plot of worry and woe? Who knows? Find out on September 21st.
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