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Upcoming Horror Films

by Cara

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There are some amazing looking horror films coming out this year. Whether you enjoy horror adventure, pure horror, supernatural horror, psychological horror or anything else this genre can provide there is bound to be something you’ll love. Here are some of the top picks coming out this year.

Alien Covenant

We’ve waited a long time for an Alien film and finally, with Alien Covenant we are getting what we asked for. This is the sequel to Prometheus which released in 2012 and the second in a prequel trilogy to the original Alien films. In classic Alien style, it features a crew landing on a remote planet which unfortunately isn’t as empty as the first though. If you have any interest in the Alien films or sci-fi in general then this need to be high up on your list of must watch films this year.

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story follows a recently deceased young man played by Casey Affleck. Affleck returns to his former home as a friendly ghost who repeatedly tries to connect with his wife played by Rooney Mara. Over time he also tries the same with others that pass through the house. As time goes on he arrives at increasingly deep realisations about loss, love, his place in the world and the world beyond. As you can see this isn’t your average ghost story and it is probably not even going to be hugely scary. Instead, it takes a different angle to our usual ghost movies and one that is a welcomed addition to the genre. However, if you are looking for some true scares then you might find some games are a great answer. Outlast and its recently released sequel are terrifying and by the same token online slots like Hexbreaker 2 on places like LadyLucks have a rich horror theme.

The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built is being directed by Lars von Trier and stars Matt Damon in the leading role. The story follows serial killer Jack over the course of 12 years in the 1970’s and 1980’s across the state of Washington. Not much else is known about the film beyond those scraps of detail. However, the concept alone sounds really interesting as few films cover such a broad time period and having the main character as the serial killer is an unusual decision.

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