The Silver Bullet ~ Antlers



Synopsis
: A young teacher discovers her troubled student’s father and younger brother harbor a deadly supernatural secret. Taking the boy into her care, the teacher must fight for their survival against horrors beyond imagination.

Release Date:  TBD 2020

Thoughts: Never judge a book by it’s cover and never judge a movie by its title.  The first time I heard about a horror film coming out called Antlers, I wrote it off as another nature run amok schlock fest.

Wait though, take a look at that poster.  It’s kind of creepy and a little intriguing.  Ooo…it’s produced by Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toto (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark)?  It’s starring Keri Russell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Jesse Plemons (Game Night), two interesting actors that seemingly make intelligent, thoughtful choices on their projects?  Hey now, you say it’s directed by Scott Cooper, the same guy that gave us Crazy Heart and Out of the Furnace and it’s being distributed by indie offshoot Fox Searchlight?  Ok, but let’s wait and see about the trailer.

(Watches trailer with its eerie imagery and scant details that give little about the plot away that hasn’t already been provided in the promotional materials.)

OK. I’m sold.

The Silver Bullet ~ The Forest

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Synopsis: An unexplained horror occurs in a Japanese forest.

Release Date:  January 8, 2016

Thoughts: At the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan is Aokigahara, a dense forest that stretches 14 miles. Rumors of ghosts haunting the area are to be expected when you find out that it’s also called The Suicide Forest, with several dozen documented suicides each year.  So The Forest already has some built-in history to it, and I’m guessing it won’t have to work too hard to elicit some decent scares out of audiences awaking from their holiday reverie.  Headlined by an appealing star (Natalie Dormer, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2), I’m giving you the second trailer released for The Forest.  The first one was too long and I much prefer this shorter look at what horrors lie inside.