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So far, 2013 has brought several great horror movies: “Carrie,” “Evil Dead,” “Maniac,” “The ABC’s of Death” and “American Mary” are just a few. For horror buffs who have yet to satisfy their fix for gore, terror and darkness, spring and summer promise more! “Lords of Salem,” “7500,” “You’re Next” and “The Conjuring” are all must sees in the genre.
‘Lords of Salem’ — April 2013
Producer Jason Blum, known for his work in “Paranormal Activity” and “Insidious”, helps bring another Rob Zombie nightmare to life. The movie stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Ken Foree and Dee Wallace, many of whom have previously acted in Zombie’s other films like “House of 1,000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Rejects,” notes IMDb. The movie is pulled together with a crew whose experience includes work in movies like “Halloween” and “Grindhouse.”
In the movie, Sheri Moon Zombie stars as a radio DJ named Heidi who is sent a mysterious box which claims to be “a gift from the Lords.” The box leads to an unraveling of dark mysteries that surround the apartment duplex and drives her to insanity. Fans anticipate an original story and twisted experience.[youtube id=”Y606RoSur8o” width=”600″ height=”350″]
‘7500’ — May 2013
Passengers aboard flight 7500 encounter a terrifying supernatural force over the Pacific Ocean. The film is famed Japanese horror director Takashi Shimizu’s first English-language film. With the help of producer, friend and experienced horror-movie producer Taka Ichise, and the sound mastery of Oscar winner and California audio engineering school graduate Paul N.J. Ottosson, fans and critics expect a win. Leslie Bibb, Ryan Kwanten and Amy Smart star in the film. The film was originally planned for release in 2012, but the date was moved back to May 2013.[youtube id=”71vXzDCKqDw” width=”600″ height=”350″]
‘You’re Next’ — July 2013
Horror director Adam Wingard, who worked on horror favorites “The ABC’s of Death” and “V/H/S” brings “You’re Next” to theaters in the United States. Although the film originally debuted internationally in 2011, 2013 is the first time it’s available to U.S. audiences. According to IMDb, Simon Barrett, AJ Bowen, Sharni Vinson and Joe Swanberg take viewers to an anniversary getaway gone completely wrong. The characters, the Davison family, quickly learn they are being watched when they are attacked by a mysterious gang of killers wearing animal masks, who slowly move their attacks from the home’s exterior to interior.[youtube id=”aRq1SmwJnN0″ width=”600″ height=”350″]
‘The Conjuring’ — July 2013
Based on the a true story of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, “The Conjuring” is pure terror. The movie tells the tale of a family who recently moved into a New England farm house, only to find that they are sharing the property with strong, hateful, spiritual entities. James Wan, who directed “Insidious 2″ and wrote the Saw movies, directed the movie. Producer Rob Cowan, who’s also experienced in horror films, helps translate the horrific encounters to the silver screen. Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga and Ron Livingston star in the film.[youtube id=”Vjk2So3KvSQ” width=”600″ height=”350″]
*This post was created by David Elliot
Dave is a lover of horror/sci-fi films and anything that relates to paranormal activity in general. He has reviewed 200 horror films to date.