Though the Halloween season will forever be linked to the genre, the spring has become the proving ground for some of the year’s most innovate horror films. Here’s five key releases that we expect will be giving us nightmares in the months to come.
Equal parts horror and black comedy, Rubber is the world’s preeminent killer tire film. You read that right! This French indie gem features a tire that, after gaining sentience and psychic powers, goes on a killing spree. Check out the truly bizarre trailer below!
James Wan, the director of the first Saw, weaves the eerie tale of a young comatose boy whose boy becomes a magnet for supernatural evil. His conscious, meanwhile, is trapped in another realm called the Further. Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne headline and, if the Saw pedigree wasn’t enough for you, the film also arrives courtesy of producer Oren Peli, the man responsible for Paranormal Activity.
A good time for Saw fans, April also offers a new project from the director of Saw II, III and IV, Darren Lynn Bousman, who went on to also direct the modern cult classic Repo! The Genetic Opera. A remake of the 1980 film, Rebecca De Mornay steps into the role of the terrifying overprotective matriarch.
I scream. You scream. We all Scream Four. The horror franchise that called out the rules of the genre returns with (hopefully) some smart, new insight to the inner workings of the modern slasher. And if, for some reason, you’re not up for a post-post-modern take on horror, you can just pretend it’s a "Cougar Town" movie or something.
A Paranormal Activity-style blend of sci-fi and horror, Apollo 18 is based loosely on the idea that the United States Apollo program continued in secret with a return to the moon that uncovered some disturbing results. Produced by Wanted Director Timur Bekmambetov, the Russian-Kazakh filmmaker appears to touch on Russia’s space program as well. Anything that makes NASA looks cool, is aces in our book.