Upcoming Horror Movies 2012 - Part 5

List number 5. This makes a total number of 50 films to expect over the next 12 months. I still have an ass-load more too. You know the best part about this particular list? There no remakes on it at all. Amazing isn't it? Even more amazing is the fact that there are also no sequels here. Unfortunately most of these don't have any specific release dates yet, but they should be coming this year.


Synopsis: Tyler Crawley needs his friends, now more than ever. Recovering from mental stress in the wake of his mom's death, Tyler has been counting on a weekend with the guys to bring him back to normal. For Tyler's sake his old buddies rally themselves, though the "glue" which keeps them together has weakened with the passing of recent years -- a natural enough occurrence.
But with the introduction of a single unnatural occurence -- the corridor itself -- the knots in these male bonds will come loose with a terrifying speed. Both a fantastical passageway to somewhere and a passageway into the mind of the male animal, the corridor will lead Tyler and his friends to the very edge of sanity and beyond...

The Corridor has been described as 'The Big Chill slammed into The Evil Dead' but actually reminds me more of Dreamcatcher, what with the friends meeting in a cabin in the woods for some male bonding. Fortunately the trailer makes this look a lot better than Dreamcatcher though.
IFC Films acquired the rights a few months back, so expect to see this one soon.


Synopsis: Focuses on two television crews of paranormal experts: one team of skeptics looking to de-bunk myths about ghosts and another consisting of believers looking to prove their existence. Teaming up for the first time for a special episode, the crews get more then they bargained for when they actually make contact with a spirit of tremendous power and must band together to stop it before it destroys them all.

The first movie which came to mind when I read this synopsis was Grave Encounters, which I didn't think was a very good movie at all. Unfortunately the trailer just makes it look even more like Grave Encounters.
According to Image Entertainment this film is headed for an April 17th DVD release.


Synopsis: Based on true events, the movie is about a family that unwittingly brings a supernatural force home with them from vacation. Feeding off their own fears, the evil presence threatens to destroy them from within as it takes over their lives and home, with terrifying results.

Whenever I read a synopsis for a supernatural horror film and it includes the words 'based on true events' it puts me off straight away. However this is being directed by Greg McLean, and since I liked his work on Wolf Creek and Rogue I will probably check this out anyway. It's currently in development so no release date as of yet.


Synopsis: Eight classic monsters fight to the death in an explosive wrestling tournament set inside an abandoned and cursed graveyard.

I already hate this movie. It sounds like Mortal Kombat but with famous monsters, which should be a cool concept. But as a general rule I hate horror comedies, and especially ones which can't even get a certain famous creature's name right. It's Frankenstein's Monster NOT Frankenstein!
Monster Brawl will be out on DVD & Blu-ray March 27th 2012.


Synopsis: Cesar works as a doorman in a Barcelona apartment building. Happiness eludes him and he feels the need to reaffirm his reasons for living on a daily basis.  In Clara he has found the perfect target, and he will go to extreme lengths to make her life miserable. But Cesar is starting to get a bit too cocky, and soon his carefully thought out plans will start to unravel… Luckily for him, he has one last ace up his sleeve.

Kind of reminds me a little of The Resident, which really disappointed me. But since this is directed by the same man (Jaume Balaguero) who brought us REC I will definitely be checking it out. No release date as of yet, but hopefully we will be seeing it soon.


Synopsis: Small town radio personality Charlie Crowe (Dallas Roberts) is thrust into the mystery when a strange caller relates a terrifying experience during Crowe's late night call-in show. At the same time, CDC Public Health Agent, SOPHIE LANCOMBE (Alison Eastwood), is hot on the trail of the cause of the rare medical condition known as SUNDS. Her investigations entwine her with Charlie's own discoveries and take them both into a dark world and a decades old cover-up about the phenomenon we now call, The Shadow People. Once you open the door to the mystery...you'll never sleep soundly again.

Pontypool is the first thing that comes to mind, which isn't a bad thing I mean it was a decent film I suppose. More interesting though is the fact that SUNDS (Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome) is actually a real condition and this film is (unfortunately) 'inspired by true events'.


Synopsis: A detective hunts down a killer using video footage shot by the victims of a massacre at an abandoned gas station.

Sounds interesting. My only worry is how much of the film will involve the officers sitting around drinking coffee and sifting through the video footage compared to how much time they will be doing some actual field work. Guess we'll have to wait and see. I'm having a little trouble find much info on this film, because if you type the words 'evidence' and '2012' into Google you just come up with a bunch of doomsday bullshit. I can't find a trailer or poster yet, but since Radha Mitchell is in this film I guess a pic of her will be good enough.


Synopsis: It is 1983. A group of high school students are having a great time near Hollywood Hills one weekend when they bump into the Loser from their school, Sam, who's just on his way home.
Sam would do anything in order to get Jenny's attention, one of prettiest girls in school. Unfortunately she's also the girlfriend of the school's bully, Biff, the quarterback of the football team.
Biff and his buddies are keen to take Sam to the old abandoned amusement park to make him prove his courage as part of their initiation ceremony. They involve Jenny in their cruel game as the grand prize of the competition. Sam accepts the challenge but the girl wouldn't let him go in by himself, she follows him into the amusement park and a night they'll never forget.
Because in the old park, hidden in the darkness are frightening and somewhat eccentric monsters that love to torture innocent human beings while intensively annoying each other.

You may have noticed earlier that I said I hate horror comedies. Well that's just a general rule, every now and then I will find one that I enjoy. So far this seems like it will be one of them. It has an amazing voice cast too with Tim Curry, Brad Dourif, Lance Henriksen, Michael Winslow and Sean Young.


Synopsis: "When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural (Tom Felton), but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force..."

I gotta say I'm a little sick of all of these paranormal, haunting movies. That sentence "When frightening events start to occur in their home" could apply to so many films, all of which end the same. Perhaps this will have an awesome twist to set it apart from every other evil spirit movie, but I doubt it.
The release date was already pushed back from 2011, but we should be seeing it released August 24th 2012.


Synopsis: Passengers aboard a flight across the Pacific Ocean encounter a supernatural force.

I don't think I've ever seen a movie that I've actually liked which has been set on a plane. Maybe that one part of the Twilight Zone Movie, but that wasn't even a whole movie. Nevertheless this could always turn out to be a great movie but I won't be getting my hopes up.
Oh yeah, the movie should be out around August 31st 2012.

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