Written and directed by John Callas, No Solicitors is a creepy, campy horror movie with a thread of political satire. The movie is a Fright Night and Scare-A-Con Film Festival Winner.
The movie follows Lewis Cutterman, played by Eric Roberts, is a well-respected brain surgeon and happily married with two beautiful children who run the family business. Clearly, they seem like model citizens within the community.
A typical visit to their home by a real estate agent is greeted by an invitation to dinner. The except dinner takes a macabre turn when the solicitor finds herself drugged by the family.
Waking up, the solicitor soon discovers they will be slowly eaten piece by piece and that the kid’s family business is to farm out their internal organs to needy patients.
The movie is filled with eye candy and silly, offbeat humor. My husband used to be a solicitor, and I understand the need to make a living. But, solicitors can be annoying. No Solicitors puts a new creepiness to door-to-door salespeople.
Directed by Johannes Roberts and co-written by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai, The Strangers: Prey at Night follows a family on a road trip as it turns into a dangerous horrific trip when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park. The plan is to stay with relatives but find the place deserted, which is as puzzling as most horror movie stories play to the end.
Under the creepy night of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s limit as they are driven to the verge of insanity as they struggle to survive.
The horror movie is inspired by the 2008 horror winner The Strangers about a young couple being tested by three masked assailants. The movie was directed by Bryan Bertino who co-wrote Prey at Night.
Directed by the Spierig brothers, Winchester looks like a fancy horror story that is true. The movie follows Sarah Winchester, played by Oscar winner Helen Mirren, who lives on an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco where the most haunted house in the world is built. Sarah Winchester is the heiress to the Winchester fortune from the famous Winchester rifles, and she continues to build her house 24/7. A true mania that lasts for decades.
But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece, played by Sarah Snook or for the troubled Doctor Eric Price, played by Jason Clarke, whom she has summoned to the house. She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters.
The Winchester house is a well-known tourist attraction. Even though I live in Northern California, I have never visited this house but friends have told me about it, and I have seen the billboards around Interstate 80 promoting the Winchester House as a mysterious home, nothing about it being haunted.
The trailer shows a horror movie at its best. This will be a fun movie to watch, especially with Mirren in the starring role.
Written for the Screen and Directed by Alex Garland, Annihilation is based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer – Southern Reach Trilogy. The movie stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac.
It’s good to see Jennifer Jason Leigh in this movie.
Directed by John Krasinski, A Quiet Place is a supernatural horror movie teaming up husband and wife, Krasinski and Emily Blunt. The movie also stars the Millicent Simmonds of Wonderstruck. The trailer is eerie but beautifully shot. The overall plot is being kept under wraps.
Directed by Christopher Landon, Happy Death Day is an evil twist on the comedy Groundhog Day. The movie follows a college student, played by Jessica Rothe (La La Land), who relives the day of her murder with both its typical details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.
The producers, known for producing Whiplash and Get Out, are calling the movie an original and inventive rewinding thriller, but I wonder if they have seen Groundhog Day and Before I Fall.
With that, horror fans will flock to this movie because, if you watch the trailer and TV spots, it looks like a great horror movie.
Directed by Donna McRae, Lost Gully Road tells the story of Lucy, played by Adele Perovic, a directionless young woman who travels to a secluded cottage in the forest to wait for her sister. With no television and little communication with the outside world, she spends her days alone and drinking to pass the time. That is until her unexpected host decides to keep her company.
Other cast members include Eloise Mignon, John Brumpton, and Jane Clifton.
The teaser trailer doesn’t show much, but the imagery reminds me of Netflix’s Stranger Things.
The film features cinematography from Laszlo Baranyai, production design from visual artist Michael Vale, and a score by Dave Graney and Clare Moore.
A horror movie from Downunder is always desired because true horror fans love these movies. Right now, there is no indication this movie is coming to the states.