2015 seems very grim as far as horror movies are concerned. Yet we have some interesting titles to keep us hoping that originality in our favorite genre is not completely invisible and that remakes (Stephen King's It is being remade), sequels can too, be worthwhile and more captivating than the former films. Check out our mere recommendation list below of upcoming horror movies for 2015 that will surely deploy some new scare tactics in their good ol bag of creepy, demented and drop dead unforgettable scenes and characters. We predict the following titles will awake the little dormant girl or boy in you with a category 5 of pure fright and terror, in no particular order. Be advised that the recommendations below are not final, we require your votes to make it official, cast your votes below and Get Your Horror Movies On!
The Woman in Black: Angel of death (2 January 2015)
Director: Tom Harper
Writer: Jon Croker, Susan Hill
Starring: Phoebe Fox, Jeremy Irvine, Helen McCrory
Synopsis: The killing spree perpetrated by a malevolent ghost woman during WWII.
Prediction: Covers WWII and the Supernatural in a whole new angle that merits our undivided attention.
The Lazarus Effect (27 February 2015)
Director: Jason Blum
Writer: Jeremy Slater, Luke Dawson
Starring: Olivia Wilde, Evan Peters, Mark Duplass, Donald Glover
Synopsis: Playing God usually means there will consequences to atone.
Prediction: Will ammass in return at the box office ten folds over its budget!
It Follows (13 March 2015)
Director: David Robert Mitchell
Writer: David Robert Mitchell
Starring: Maika Monroe
Synopsis: Although, It Follows was introduced last May in Cannes' Film Festival. There was finally a limited theatrical screening of David Robert Mitchell's It Follows on Friday March 13th, 2015 but was premiered in France and UK in February 2015. For those of you, who have missed the last screening, it will be released on Movies on Demand (MOD) later this month on March 27th, 2015, we anticipate a wide release scheduled for Spring. There is such a great buzz about this dread-filled cat and mouse flick of deadly appearances/attacks/followings. It is hinted that 'it' is a sexually contracted "curse"; nonetheless, these ghastly "spirits" will finish you off and target the next easy sex dispenser until he/she meets their untimely demise in deeply creative ways. No one gets cleared...you do the dirty deed you will be 'followed' in this premise. It's so raw, so surreal that you may think it's happening right next door to you in your splendid suburbia!
Three pieces of advice before you catch the Sexually Transmitted Hauntings but after you catch it do the exact opposite... Stay away from promiscuous cliques, keep your legs crossed, don't be a scapegoat for anyone to spread their persistent potent 'curse' or 'these creepy followers' will undeniably follow you and haunt you silly till you meet your maker... Watch the trailer below TBHMManiacs!
Prediction: Will be the horror movie breakout of the year.
Spring (20 March 2015)
Director: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Writer: Justin Benson
Starring: Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Vanessa Bednar
Synopsis:This Expat went to Italy to escape his problems but soon finds love in this sublime Italian vision but not without a price.Spring is arguably one of the best horror movies of March after reading its review by Variety's Joe Leydon which makes it unbearable to wait till it hits theaters on March 20th or out on MOD to accurately vote nay or yay. Nonetheless, it stars TBHM's Hunk of the month, Lou Taylor Pucci and German-bred Vixen Nadia Hilker. I know I am going to see it, I want to see Lou in a different setting and I am craving a pure unalduterated horror story draped in a scary love backdrop. Watch the trailer below and cast
Prediction: Will be a darling to horror fans!
Unfriended aka Cybernatural (17 April 2015)
Director: Levan Gabriadze
Writer: Nelson Greaves
Starring: Derm Shelley Hennig, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz
Synopsis: A year after the suicide of Laura Barns prompted by a shaming video, 6 friends get on skype to commemorate the death but become the prey of an unwelcomed guest online that demands only one thing the identity of the person who recorded and uploaded the shaming vid or else.
Prediction: An original trope will surely hit the right cords at the box office!
Before I wake aka Somnia (8 May 2015)
Writers: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard
Starring: Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Annabeth Gish, Jacob Tremblay, Scottie Thompson
Synopsis:An orphan boy whose dreams and nightmares alike become his new foster family's universal reality. They must find out the root of their adoptive son's uniqueness or else. This premise uses the Gremlin trope reminiscent of a beautiful flower by day with devouring teeth by night!
Prediction: The Gremlin effect...much
Insidious: Chapter 3 (5 June 2015)
Director: Leigh Whannell
Writer: Leigh Whannell
Starring: Dermot Mulroney, Lin Shaye, Stefanie Scott
Synopsis:A single father and his daughter are the victims of a horrible haunting from none other than the eerie demons from The Further. A whole new cast portraying the principal characters as this would be Dermot Mulroney's third Horror/thriller movie playing the patriarch role. Elise Rainier's story is revealed in this third installment.
Prediction: This 3rd installment will be so profitable that it will garner over 100 million return on their budget in the box office. Oh, when it does, reserve me a spot on the 4th installment.
Poltergeist 3D (24 July 2015)
Director: Gil Kenan
Writer: David Lindsay-Abaire
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris
Synopsis: A 3D remake of the all-American supernatural film with new terrors and new cast in tow. I truly think Insidious writers borrowed most of their 'Further world' material from the former film. Kids Friendly? We shall see.
Prediction: Will be a jolt of exciting and demented old memories coming back to life in three dimensional goodness!
Sinister 2 (21 August 2015)
Director: Ciaran Foy
Writer: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill
Starring: James Ransome, Shannyn Sossamon
Synopsis: A mother and her twin sons, residing at a suburbian home where most of the previous occupants left in rather peculiar conditions, will be the recipients of the most atrocious fate.
Prediction: This sequel will not be able to surpass the element of surprise we had in the first film but will still be a great addition with some great plot twists.
The Visit (11 September 2015)
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Writer: M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan
Synopsis:Two grandkids finally meeting and spending a long weekend with their estranged grandparents for the first time would have much to learn about the elderly or those elderlies.
Prediction:Grandparents so odd, they must be impostors! Unique trope!
Cooties (18 September 2015)
Directors: Jonathan Millot, Cary Murnion
Writers: Leigh Whannell, Ian Brennan
Starring: Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson
Synopsis: A viral disease that rendered all of the students in this isolated elementary school as vile creatures that crave nothing other than a piece of their teachers.
Prediction: Kids infected only - grown ups immune!
Knock Knock (9 October 2015)
Director: Eli Roth
Writers: Guillermo Amoedo, Nicolas Lopez
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo
Synopsis:Two gorgeous women knock on this conveniently home alone architect, father and husband's door on a rainy day but they seem to have a darker agenda than just waiting out for clearer skies.
Prediction: A house invasion in the worst way!
Crimson Peak (16 October 2015)
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Writer: Guillermo Del Toro, Matthew Robbins, Lucinda Coxon
Starring: Mia Waskikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston
Synopsis: A young newlywed must come to terms that his gorgeous, mysterious husband has a very eccentrically macabre and terrifying lifestyle. Beware of any marriage that comes with a sinister sister and an even more bleak demeure!
Prediction: Will be one of the most suspenseful Del Toro production ever made.
Synopsis: The story of three boy scouts whose friendships are tried when they have to put their differences aside to save their hometown against a possible zombie epidemic.
Prediction: A fun zombie doomsday ride through the POV of boy scouts.
Krampus (4 December 2015)
Director: Michael Dougherty
Writers: Michael Dougherty, Todd Casey
Starring: Allison Tolman, Adam Scott, Conchatta Ferrell
Synopsis: Based on the total opposite of what Santa Claus represents in our culture. Krampus has a duty, not that everyone can understand but if you are naughty, you must be dealt with obviously and Krampus is just the 'guy' for the job.
Prediction: The naughty ones will be picked off.
Final Girl (2015)
Director: Tyler Shields
Writer: Stephen Scarlata, Alejandro Seri, Johnny Silver and Adam Prince
Starring: Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley, Alexander Ludwig
Synopsis: Focuses on the slasher film element of young smart underestimated brunettes mostly, but in this particular case, blondes or just one to be more precise, who stands up to the villains at the end in all her final girl glory. In this premise, a group of vagabonds with a penchant for fatally torturous games find their match in the unlikely Veronica.
Prediction: Will be a bit deja vu sequenced but will make up in their innovative kills and twists.
Phantasm V: Ravager (2015)
Director: David Hartmann
Writer: David Hartmann, Don Coscarelli
Starring: Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm
Synopsis: Angus is back and the two brothers have their long time friend Reggie in their rank to help them suppress this baleful supernatural entity since Angus is well, unkillable. It's my antique 'Supernatural TV series' version but with one super villainous tall undertaker that most have come very well acquainted with.
Prediction: It will force most to hide their eyes in their hands while viewing certain scenes in this latest addition, literally.
Amityville: The Awakening (15 April 2016)
Director: Franck Khalfoun
Writer: Casey La Scala, Franck Khalfoun, Daniel Farrands
Starring: Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Synopsis: An unlucky family with a comatose son moves into the Amityville home (112 Ocean Avenue to be more exact) because of their financial situation. It was only a matter of time before the house and its invisible inhabitants started to "show" themselves.
Prediction: A bit similar to The Haunting in Connecticut but manage to offer more violent scary scenes and a convincing motivation.
Director: Cary Fukunaga
Writer: Stephen King, Chase Palmer
Starring: Ellie Creed
Synopsis:Claimed to be children friendly - the same premise as the former film except this new reimagining is bloodier, more quick cuts, bone chilling pennywise is back and The Losers will be ready!
Prediction: A clown that scares the pants off even grown ups!
No trailer has been released yet.
The Crow (2016)
Director: Corin Hardy
Writers: Cliff Dorfman, Nick Cave
Starring: Luke Evans, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jack Huston
Synopsis: There has been speculation of the script not staying true to the principal character Eric Draven. But Everyone involved in the production of this premise, including Luke Evans himself, have been advocating that it's a tribute to the original film and cast while staying true to the original material. With James O'Barr, the writer of the graphic novel, attached, we hope to see a superb re-imagined portrayal of our beloved Rock star. Failure to deliver, may cause a hoard of Rock star Eric Draven and the late Brandon Lee's fanatics to boycott.
No trailer has been released yet.
Prediction: A hauntingly epic story!
Kitchen Sink (2016)
Director: Robbie Pickering
Writer: Oren Uziel
Starring: Ed Westwick, Vanessa Hudgens, Denis Leary
Synopsis: In a world where monsters like Vampires and Zombies are well acquainted and accepted by humans to live among each other indiscriminately. Unfortunately one apocalyptic day, just like that, the motley population started an all out war against one another as mere barbaric settlers. It's up to three teens to reset their world as they knew it.
Prediction: Closely following Warm Bodies in the vampire and human co-existing theme but will be far more intriguing to watch the interactions of Vampires, Zombies and Humans in a civilized state approach but only to be crushed.
Director: Rob Zombie
Writer: Rob Zombie
Starring: Elizabeth Daily, Meg Foster, Malcom McDowell
Synopsis: Five people are kidnapped on the day leading up to Halloween, and must bargain for their lives against killer clowns.
No Trailer released yet. - Check out Rob Zombie's vid below about the plot of his latest "31".