If you’re anything like us, you’ll love nothing more than sitting down to watch a horror film with the curtains shut, the lights off and the volume turned up. So if you’re wondering what terrors will be unleashed in April you’ve come to the right place as here is what will be out over the course of next month.
The Borderlands (2013)
Director: Elliot Goldner
Starring: Gordon Kennedy, Robin Hill, Aidan McArdle
Wowing audiences at Film4 Frightfest and Grimmfest, Director Elliot Goldner’s feature debut is without a doubt one the scariest films we have seen in quite some time. The Borderlands follows a team of Vatican investigators sent to the British West Country to investigate reports of paranormal activity at a remote church. Perfectly crafting a sense of dread that holds you in your seat like a lead weight, Elliot Goldner’s The Borderlands is a film that you should certainly check out.
From Beneath (2012)
Director: David Doucette
Starring: Lauren Watson, Jamie Temple, Blake Retter
Pitched as Cabin in the Woods meets The Bay, Director David Doucette’s From Beneath tells the story of Jason. After he is bit by a strange organism while on holiday with his girlfriend at a secluded farmhouse, he begins to transform and now the couple must race against time to figure out what happened. The trailer looks interesting but it may be worth remembering that it’s taken almost two years for this film to finally reach our shores so it may be wise to approach with caution.
Director: Cody Calahan
Starring: Michelle Mylett, Cody Ray Thompson, Adam Christie
Another title that did well on the festival circuit, Cody Calahan’s Antisocial delves into the darker side of social media. In the film five university friends gather at a house party to ring in the New Year. Unbeknownst to them, an epidemic has erupted outside, causing outbreaks around the world. When links are made with the popular social networking site The Social RedRoom. It may come with an interesting message but feels like a second-rate version of Pulse with an ending that is reminiscent of Resident Evil.
Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi
Starring: Caitlin Stasey, Radha Mitchell, Stephen Moyer
Offering an interesting spin on found footage, Director Olatunde Osunsanmi’s Evidence tells the story of police detectives who are given the task of hunting down a serial killer by using the video footage shot by the victims of a massacre at an abandoned gas station in the desert. Starring Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black) and Stephen Moyer (TV’s True Blood), Evidence offers a mystery that will keep you guessing until the final frame. We very much recommend catching this one particularly for its fresh take on the whole found footage phenomenon.
Magic Magic (2013)
Director: Sebastián Silva
Starring: Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning
Fall under the spell of director Sebastián Silva’s captivating thriller Magic Magic. Starring Michael Cera and Juno Temple as Alicia, Magic Magic tells the story of a group of friends backpacking on a remote island near Chile only to fall into the nightmare of ancient indigenous rites and hypnotic trances. With their reality unravelling before their eyes Alicia must fight for survival to get off the island and avoid her captors. Magic Magic is more of a slow-burning psychological thriller than a balls-out horror movie so those wanting a blood thirsty slasher flick are going to be left disappointed.
Director: Sheldon Wilson
Starring: Lacey Chabert, Richard Harmon, Brittney Wilson
Signs meets Darkness Falls in this film from the SyFy network. Directed by Sheldon Wilson (Shallow Ground), Scarecrow stars Lacey Chabert (Black Xmas), Richard Harmon (Trick ‘r’ Treat) and Brittney Wilson (TV’s Bates Motel). With the annual Scarecrow Festival coming up, school teacher Aaron Harris along with a selection of his students help fix up his ex-girlfriend fix up her family farm before it’s sold. However, the lands surrounding the farm come with a legend and as darkness falls it begins to claim its victims one-by-one. The trailer is loud and looks like there will be plenty of fun to have.
Home Movie (2008)
Director: Christopher Denham
Starring: Adrian Pasdar, Cady McClain, Amber Joy Williams
Home Movie documents one family’s descent into darkness. Starring Adrian Pasdar (TV’s Heroes), Home Movie is a found footage film that follows the Poe family. With their perfect house and perfect marriage, you would think nothing is wrong but there is. Something is very wrong with their ten-year old twins and it is up to their parents to stop them. Taking its time to set up the story, Home Movie will make your entire skin crawl if you’re brave enough to check it out.
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