5 Films to Look For in 2015

Now that we’re moving ever closer to March I thought I’d update and whittle down my Must See list. This is by no means the final films I’m going to looking out for, but these are definitely at the top of my list (this list is in no particular order).

31 (2015)

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This film may be a long shot. We’ll probably end up seeing this one in 2016, but a guy can hope can’t he?? 31 is the upcoming film from Rob Zombie, who wrote and directed it, and stars Sheri Moon Zombie (shocker) and Bari Suzuki. Check out the plot crunch:

Five people are kidnapped on the days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped, they must play a violent game called 31 where the mission is to survive 12 hours against a gang of evil clowns.

Love this setup and I’m really curious to see what Zombie does with a cast of clowns especially after last years CIRCUS OF THE DEAD. Billy Pon pretty much redefined what a creepy, psychotic clown is!! But I’m a huge fan of Zombie’s films and trust that he’s gonna give us something nightmarish.

SPRING (2014)

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This is a new one on my radar. SPRING is directed by Justin Benson (who is also the writer) and Aaron Moorhead and stars Lou Taylor PucciNadia HilkerVanessa Bednar, and Shane Brady. Check out the plot crunch:

A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret.

Benson and Moorhead directed the segment “Bonestorm” in the recent V/H/S: VIRAL anthology and are also the directors of the tense RESOLUTION. SPRING is currently tearing up the festival circuit scene and is said to be a Lovecraftian love story(!!) and creature flick. How could you not wanna see a film described as such!!


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Writer-director Adam Green helped redefine the modern day slasher sub-genre with the HATCHET trilogy and is now venturing out into the realm of the “monster movie.” DIGGING UP THE MARROW stars Green, Ray WiseWill Barratt, Rileah Vanderbilt, Kane Hodder, Tom Holland, Mick Garris, and Sarah Elbert. Here’s the plot crunch:

A documentary exploring genre based monster art takes an odd turn when the filmmakers are contacted by a man who claims he can prove that monsters are indeed real.

Anything Green does is, in my opinion, worth checking out!!


Top List It Follows

Right on the heels of the much talked about THE BABADOOK comes IT FOLLOWS. It’s odd to have two genre films so hyped up so close together, but IT FOLLOWS has been getting some amazing buzz from every festival it’s played. Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell and starring Linda Boston, Caitlin BurtHeather Fairbanks, and Keir Gilchrist. Check out the plot crunch:

For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.

Most people who saw this film are calling it a phenomenon and one of the most brilliant and remarkable horrors around. I hope the hype is accurate!!


Top List Reversal

Here’s another one that has recently popped up on my radar. REVERSAL is directed by José Manuel Cravioto, written by Rock Shaink Jr. and Keith Kjornes, and stars Richard Tyson, Tina IvlevAmy Okuda, Stephanie Charles, and Dustin Quick. Dig on the plot crunch:

A young girl, chained in the basement of a sexual predator, escapes and turns the tables on her captor.

Sure the plot may sound like 2005’s HARD CANDY, but for horror fans to be raving about this one at various festivals I’m gonna assume it goes way beyond what HARD CANDY explored and showed. REVERSAL is essentially a rape-revenge flick that goes heavy on the revenge.


As I mentioned above, these are just five upcoming films I’m really eager to check out. What do you think needs to be added to this list?

Stay Bloody!!!

2 Responses to “5 Films to Look For in 2015”
  1. I’m hoping to watch DIGGING UP THE MARROW this week. Looking forward to it 🙂


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