The Silver Bullet ~ Ouija

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Synopsis: A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

Release Date: October 24, 2014

Thoughts: The only thing worse than a bad horror movie is a bad horror trailer and this overlong first look at Ouija doesn’t bode well for the October release.  Giving away possibly all of its twists and turns along with its basic flimsy plot, if ever a movie called for a teaser short on information but big on atmosphere it would be this one.  Not the first horror film to center on a Ouija board (1986’s Witchboard also comes to mind), I’m actually surprised it’s taken this long for a movie studio to give the omnipresent sleepover entertainment another chance to cash in at the box office.  From the looks of it, you may get more unexpected scares venturing into your own attic to get your Ouija board off the shelf…

The Silver Bullet ~ Stage Fright (2014)

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Synopsis: A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater.

Release Date:  April 3, 2014

Thoughts: I’ve no illusions that Stage Fright will be anything more than a diversion of sorts from the recent patch of franchise horror films that Hollywood churns out at peak times each year.  Yet I can’t help but find that I enjoy this trailer for the slasher musical quite a lot, mostly because it’s clearly lampooning several different genres at once…walking the tightrope between taking itself too seriously and treading into Naked Gun-ny territory.  Clearly inspired by the Scream series and probably the minor cult hit Camp, Stage Fright could be the perfect treat for the musical theater nerd that loves horror films or the horror aficionado that doesn’t mind occasionally blasting a Sondheim tune.