My favorite portion of our annual feature film previews are the roundup pieces, you know, the list containing nuggets of release info from various studios.
This year, mini majors like Magnet, Magnolia, CBS Films, Open Road and Relativity didn’t get their own sections, but do have a slew of quality horror on the way. While the major studios appear to be taking a backseat to genre filmmaking, there are others out there who still live and die off the release of horror.
Inside you’ll find our list of new horror from said mini majors arriving in theaters come 2012. Watch for our final piece featuring independent horror tomorrow!
[RANDOM BIG STUDIOS] 2012 HORROR MOVIE PREVIEW
PARAMOUNT / SUMMIT / UNIVERSAL / RANDOM BIG STUDIOS / INDIE
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Eight months after a disastrous job in Kiev left him physically and mentally scarred, ex-soldier turned contract killer Jay, is pressured by his partner Gal, into taking a new assignment. As they descend into the dark, disturbing world of the contract, Jay begins to unravel once again – his fear and paranoia sending him deep into the heart of darkness.
In ‘The Grey,’ Liam Neeson leads an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, the survivors have only a few days to escape the icy elements – and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt – before their time runs out.
The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.
‘Silent House’ follows a young woman troubled a childhood trauma. Whilst visiting her family’s isolated summer home with her father and uncle, when they learn they are not alone in the house. The terrifying 80 minute period is told from Sarah’s point of view. Elizabeth Olsen, sister to Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, takes the lead role.
‘House’ centers on a teen girl (Lawrence) who moves with her mom 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 (Thieriot). Elisabeth Shue costars as Lawrence’s mom.
From Tim Burton comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.
From the producers of ‘The Haunting in Connecticut’ comes the chilling true story of the Wyrick family. Upon moving to the small town of Pine Mountain, mother, Georgia, and daughters, Lisa and Heidi Wyrick, begin experiencing disturbing visions and terrifying supernatural entities in their new home. Do the phenomena hint at the onset of a shared family madness, or are they clues to a real-life nightmare that once took place on the property?
When newlywed Molly Reynolds returns to her long-abandoned family home, frightful reminders of a nightmarish childhood begin seeping into her new life. She soon begins an inexorable descent into evil that blurs the lines between psychosis and possession.