2010 was a pretty successful year for Universal Pictures as they released four pics, while also sharing in on distributing Relativity Media titles. The topper would be the Dowdle Bros.’ Devil (now on DVD/Blu-ray), while they also released Skyline, The Woflman and even Repo Men. With 2011 kicking off, the studio isn’t treating horror that well, with the big release being The Thing in October. Kind of shocking considering this is the home of Dracula, The Mummy, Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon and even Frankenstein! Check out the full schedule inside.
–UNIVERSAL PICTURES 2011 HORROR MOVIE PREVIEW–
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The Sheridan-helmed psychological thriller follows a family that relocates into what appears to be the ideal residence in small town Connecticut. However, the husband (Daniel Craig) and wife (Naomi Watts) are disturbed to discover that their beautiful new home was the site of another family’s slaughter, believed to be at the hands of the husband who survived.
In the thriller, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet. Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up. When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish.
House centers on a teen girl (Jennifer Lawrence) who moves with her mom (Elisabeth Shue) to a new town and learns that their home is across the street from a house where a double murder took place. Complications ensue when the teen befriends the massacre’s sole surviving son (Max Thieriot).