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5 creepy movies you should see next

Let Me In Movie
Let Me In Movie

Let Me In (View Trailer)
What is it? A remake of the acclaimed Swedish movie Let the Right One In, about a bullied school boy who befriends a young female vampire, helmed by Cloverfield director Matt Reeves. The first one played like more of a love story to me, but both versions promise to offer some vampire nonsense that would make R. Patt cry like 12-year-old girl at a Bieber show.
Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Sasha Barrese, Dylan Minnette, Cara Buono, Elias Koteas
Director: Matt Reeves
Release Date: Oct 1, 2010

Devil Movie

Devil (View Trailer)
What is it? A group of people trapped in an elevator realize that the devil is among them. I know what your thinking – two hours in an elevator? Boring. I thought the similar things when Phone Booth came out, but ended up liking it. Not a big fan of M. Night Shyamalan, but whoever cuts his trailers needs an Oscar. He has sucked me in again with this one. If it sucks, then I am through with him.

Stars: Chris Messina, Geoffrey Arend, and Logan Marshall

Director: Drew Dowdle, John Erick Dowdle
Release Date: Sept 17, 2010

My Soul To Take movie
My Soul To Take movie

My Soul to Take(View Trailer) What is it? This upcoming 3D American horror film is written is the first film since Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) that he will both write and direct. The plot is that teens born the night of a serial killer’s death begin turning up dead. Teen horror is in Craven’s wheelhouse and he appears to still have it. How can teenagers getting waxed in 3D not be total F-U-N???

Stars: Max Thieriot, Denzel Whitaker, Raul Esparza, Zena Grey, Frank Grillo, Shareeka Epps

Director: Wes Craven
Release Date: Fall 2010

Paranormal Activity 2

Paranormal Activity 2 (View Trailer)
What is it? I’m not a huge fan of sequels, but the first one was so good! And let’s be straight here, horror movies with babies can make a little pee come out. The marketing of Paranormal 1 was brilliant, but promotions for the sequel have been subdued. Here are some Easter eggs for the die-hard fan.                                                                                                                                      Stars: No one really knows. Seriously. We already know Micha got it handed to him in the first film. Will Katie Featherston be in this one? No one is saying for sure.

Director: Tod Williams
Release Date: Oct 22, 2010

Scream 4 movie
Scream 4 movie

Scream 4 – No trailer yet, but here is a photo from the set pulled from Wes Craven’s Flickr page.
What is it? Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer. I’m glad to see Craven back at the helm with some other familiar faces. Rumors have been circulating about cameos from Lucy Hale, Kristen Bell, and Shenae Grimes, but we’re assuming that their on-screen performances will be “short-lived.”

Stars: Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Hayden Panettiere                                                                                                                                           

Director: Wes Craven
Release Date: 15 April 2011 (USA)

Horror Movie Marketing Tactics

Mary Hatchet visits bars on campus.
Mary Hatchet visits bars on campus.

During the month of October, “Blood Night – The Legend of Mary Hatchet” will come alive around college campuses. We have implemented some unusual movie marketing tactics to create a Halloween buzz for the movie and the existing legend, such as blood stain sidewalk stencils, chalking, and poster/flier drops on and off campus, including at dorms and sororities. Models of Mary Hatchet are walking around campuses in character with full makeup during night and day classes to hand out fliers about the movie. The movie promotion will run during the month of October and drive students to www.bloodnightmovie.com

Student comments about Mary Hatchet campus visit:

“I love slasher movies.  I’ll be sure to check it out.”
“Holy-S##t!  You scared the living S##t out of me!”
“What a great stunt!”
“I love the costume!”
“Now that is totally creepy looking.”
“That is awesome.  I need to get a picture of you.”
“That’s really creepy.”
“You are freaking me out.  I won’t be able to sleep tonight.”

“I would have never expected to see something like you on campus.”
“Great way to get someone’s attention.”
“The creepiest part is the fact that you aren’t talking.”
“Thanks.  Now I won’t be able to sleep tonight.”
“I saw the ads on campus.  Nice touch.”
“That is some creepy ass s@@t!

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