Upcoming Horror Movies 2012 - Part 4

Well here's the fourth list with another 10 movies you can expect to see sometime this year. I may do another list, I may not. Hopefully there is at least one film on this list that catches your attention. Personally I urge everyone to see The Dead when it's out on DVD and Blu-ray. Fucking brilliant.


Synopsis: An American mercenary, the sole survivor of a plane crash, has to run the gauntlet across Africa, battling with the living dead. Joining forces with a local military man, desperately searching for his son amongst the chaos, they fight together to survive.

THE DEAD is easily the best zombie movie I've seen since George Romero's Night of the Living Dead. The bleak, harsh African landscape is perfect, and the zombies are actually real slow walking zombies. Definitely a must see in my opinion. Coming to DVD February 14th 2012.


Synopsis: Sarah returns with her father and uncle to fix up the family’s longtime summerhouse after it was violated by squatters in the off-season. As they work in the dark, Sarah begins to hear sounds from within the walls of the boarded-up building. Although she barely remembers the place, Sarah senses the past may still haunt the home.

This is a remake of the original Uruguayan film of the same name from 2010. I haven't seen the original so I can't really comment on it, all I know is that it was supposedly shot all in one continuous take with a single camera and only a $6,000 budget. The remake claims to be in real time with a much larger budget.
Release date is March 9th 2012.


Synopsis: In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better...

Tim Burton directs Johnny Depp (of course) and Helena Bonham Carter (of course) in this gothic tale based on the 1960s/70s TV series. Also stars Christopher Lee and Alice Cooper among others. I used to be a really big Tim Burton fan but I have to admit Alice in Wonderland and Willy Wonka really put me off. Hopefully he spends as much time on the story as he does on the design.
Coming May 11th 2012.


Synopsis: The ABC's OF DEATH is an ambitious anthology film featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children's educational ABC books, the motion picture is comprised of 26 individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational; THE ABC's OF DEATH is the definitive snapshot of the diversity of modern horror. Drafthouse Films, Magnet Pictures and Timpson Films are proud to present this alphabetical arsenal of destruction orchestrated by what Fangoria calls "a stunning roll call of some of the most exciting names in horror across the world."

As the synopsis suggests this is a 26-part anthology with each short chapter coming from a different director. Directors include Jason Eesener, Ti West, Adam Wingard, Srdjan Spasojevic, Cavier Gens and heaps more. I've watched a few of the short submissions and it looks like there is some clever stuff here. No official release date but expect to see it some time this year.


Synopsis: Samuel Peters once an ordinary man, dabbles within the laws of voodoo to bring his wife back from the grave, he soon encounters the God of malevolence 'Kalfu', where he makes a pact with him to destroy the underworld and bring chaos to earth; in return he will become 'The Zombie King' and walk the earth for eternity with his departed wife. Seven days before the rise of the Dark Moon, Samuel Peters (The Zombie King) calls upon Kalfu to raise seven of the recently departed, where their souls must be held on earth for seven days. With the ever growing horde of zombies, they begin to completely wipe out a countryside town. Once the Government get wind of what is going on, they set a perimeter around the town area and employ a shoot on sight policy. Trapped within the town, the locals and unlikely bunch of misfits fight for their lives, and the remaining humans soon realise that they have to unite in order to survive..

If you skip the first three quarters of that synopsis you'll see that this is basically just going to be one of those 'bunch of people fighting off a horde of enemies' films. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. Corey Feldman playing the God of Malevolence? Edward Furlong as the Zombie King? Sounds cool to me.
Release date is currently set for October 30th 2012.


This is what I have so far. Hatchet III will continue where Hatchet II left off, as a young woman sought revenge on the malevolent monster that killed her family while they were fishing in Louisiana swamp country.
Adam Green will not be directing this sequel though. BJ McDonnell, the cameraman who worked on the first two films will be making his directorial debut with Hatchet III. Expect to see Danielle Harris and Kane Hodder back.
 I actually liked the first Hatchet, but the second one was a little disappointing to say the least. Still I'm a sucker for anything with Danielle Harris in it, and it will be interesting to see how they bring Victor Crowley back after what happened to him in Hatchet II. Release date should be some time this year.


Whenever I see the words 'Uwe Boll' preceding the title of a movie, it doesn't exactly get me excited. In fact it does pretty much the exact opposite, it makes me never want to see the movie. Ever. Zombie Massacre doesn't have any sort of detailed plot however I did a little research and found that the directors (Luca Boni & Marco Ristori) have already worked together on another of Boll's films Eaters. But it gets worse. Boll is notorious for his horrible video game adaptations, and this is no different. Zombie Massacre is the title of an unreleased Wii game, which is now being pushed for a release on the Wii U around the same time the movie comes out. No official release date yet but check the trailer below.


Synopsis: Despite their reluctance, Richard Marlow takes his wife, Cynthia; their young son, Danny; and his teenage daughter, Sadie to the Pine Barrens for a long weekend of camping and family bonding. As they arrive at the Wharton State Forest, a mutilated deer runs out into the road, nearly colliding with the Marlows' car. Later that evening, another bloodied animal falls from a tree. Bad turns to worse when, in the middle of the night, a college boy camping nearby disappears into the woods. Nevertheless, Richard presses the family to hike further into the forest to the spot where he used to camp with his father. He is feverish, and a past wound on his arm appears badly infected, but when it begins to rain, there is no turning back. Richard's sickness soon becomes debilitating; his headaches turn to hallucinations. What's worse, he believes there is something stalking them…something with yellow eyes, pointed horns, and the wings of a bat - THE JERSEY DEVIL. The disfigured bodies of the missing camper and another college boy soon turn up. The Marlows must fight for their lives as the horrifying answer reveals itself in a shocking and tragic conclusion.

Darren Lynn Bousman's track record doesn't seem very consistent at all. He directed three of the Saw films (II, III & IV), Repo! The Genetic Opera, the decent Mother's Day remake, and most recently the lacklustre 11-11-11. Now it seems he is trying his hand at doing a film based on the legend of the Jersey Devil. Starring Stephen Moyer (True Blood) and Mia Kirshner (The Vampire Diaries) I really have no idea what to expect from this, I guess I'll just wait for a trailer. Release will be later this year.


Synopsis: In 2012,the deceased have risen from their graves with only one instinct-to feed on the living. As academics speculate on the scientific cause of the phenomena, theologians point to the Armageddon foretold in the Book of Revelation. As the cities are over run and civilisation crumbles, a family take refuge from the undead army in an isolated farmhouse in West Wales. But the greatest threat is already among them.

Do we really need another NOTLD? Of course not. This is apparently not a remake or sequel but a 'companion piece' which I don't think will fool anybody. Read the synopsis and you will see the same basic premise as the original NOTLD. It's like saying The Thing was a prequel, when we all knew perfectly well that it may as well have been a remake. One difference here though is that this movie has a modern setting (2012) and is also set in the UK. Will that be enough to set it apart though? We'll just have to wait and see.


From the official website - BLOOD has been written for the screen and will be directed by award-winning filmmaker Marc Rosenbush, and is being produced by Omar Kaczmarczyk and Yakov Bentsvi. The motion picture adaptation promises to turn this provocative DC/Vertigo graphic novel into a hugely entertaining popcorn movie.
BLOOD explores fascinating themes of identity, loss and redemption, while delivering an action-packed movie experience full of terrifying vampire battles, hallucinatory imagery, and more.

I've never read or even seen this graphic novel before, but now I've looked into it a little and it looks kinda cool. It's described as 'a vampire story unlike any other' which sounds just fine to me. Expect to see it later this year.

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