Kao što sam to radio i svake prethodne godine, i
ove sam kopao po opskurnijim, manje žanrom-zatrovanim mestima kako bih našao
potencijalno zanimljive horor najave za ovu godinu. Ko prati samo američke
horor sajtove, videće pretežno najave američkih mejnstrim horor govana,
KONJURINGA, ANABELA, nastavaka i rimejaka. Ko prati malo dalje, dublje i šire
od žanra, naći će najave nekih potencijalno zabavnih, uglavnom neameričkih (ili
barem USA, ali low-budget), manje izvikanih naslova. Evo čemu se ja najviše
nadam ove godine, po redosledu očekivanja, od najnadežnijih („mora biti
super!“) na početku pa do malo manje obećavajućih
(„ko-zna-mož-da-bude-al-ne-mora-da-znači“) niže na listi.
Ako mi je nešto promaklo – a sigurno jeste jer
nisam imao vremena da baš pomno pretražujem – kažite u komentarima!
Bustillo and Julien Maury
French horror duo are set to return with a
vengeance in 2020, potentially premiering two features.
In the suburbs one summer, three young women accidentally invoke the spirit of Kandisha, a hateful
spirit from Moroccan folklore. As their relatives begin to die, the women
must figure out a way to defeat the entity before it’s too late.
Release Date/Prediction: Shot in June/July of 2019,
we expect Maury & Bustillo to return to TIFF in 2020, likely in Midnight
Madness (which programmed Inside and Livid).
Expected release January 31, 2020
A girl and her younger brother unwittingly stumble
upon the house of an evil witch in the
Sophia Lillis (pirgava curica iz IT) i uvek jeziva Alice Krige!
Deluje kao horor bombonica za oči!
Expected release April 17, 2020
creature escapes from its confines to wreak bloody havoc in a small Oregon
Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons star in this Guillermo del Toro- and David
Goyer-produced supernatural film about a small-town teacher, her
sheriff brother, and a creepy local boy (Jeremy T. Thomas) who has something
dangerous locked away in his home.
Directed by Scott Cooper ("Crazy Heart,"
Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury
Hip young couple Tina and Ben travel to France as
YouTube photojournalists, who dive into
an obscure lake to photograph a submerged house. However, they awaken a nasty spirit residing in the house.
Release Date/Prediction: With footage revealed
during 2019 AFM, it would appear The Deep House is completed. As
their other feature Kandisha will also be seeking a premiere, Maury
and Bustillo will likely have at least one of their new features in TIFF 2020 in Midnight Madness (where
both Inside and Livid premiered). However, their
relationship with SXSW and Cannes could also see a return to either platform.
of the Ghostland
English language debut, a Japanese/US co-production
headlined by Nicolas Cage (which
Cage himself has defined as ‘the wildest movie he’s made to date’)
Cage is Hero, a notorious criminal dispatched to
save a young woman who has disappeared into a dark, supernatural universe. Together, they must ‘break the curse
that binds them’ to escape the insidious
ghosts there (with Cage donning what sounds like a military version of
Release Date/Prediction: TIFF’s Midnight Madness
Eight years after his 2012
debut Antiviral, Brandon Cronenberg returns with Possessor, a sci-fi thriller with a
stellar cast, featuring Jennifer Jason
Leigh (who starred in David Cronenberg’s 1999 film eXistenZ), Andrea
Riseborough, Sean Bean, Christopher
Abbott and Tuppence Middleton. Lensed by Karim
Hussein (Hobo with a Shotgun).
From Cronenberg’s own
script, Possessor follows an agent who works for a secret
organization using brain-implant tech
which allows people to inhabit the body of another and commit
Release Date/Prediction: World Dramatic Comp at the
2020 Sundance Film Festival.
Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz
Snowed in at an isolated cabin with her fiancé's children, Grace (Riley Keough) has
to find a way to navigate the tricky new relationships while also facing off
with threats from her dark past in "The Lodge."
Directed by Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz
("Goodnight Mommy"), the film originally premiered at Sundance.
***Ovo ćemo gledati na FEST-u u
For his fifth feature, Argentinean
director Pablo Agüero recreates a 1609 witchcraft trial for Akelarre, co-written by Katell
Guillou (loosely based on Pierre de Lancre’s On the Inconstancy of Witches: Tableau de l’inconstance des mauvais
anges et demons).
Basque Country, 1609. When all the men have gone off to sea, Ana is
involved with the other village girls in a party in the woods. But they’re
apprehended by Judge Rostegli, who has been charged with purifying the area.
Extreme measures are taken to secure confessions from the girls about the
Akelarre, or Witches’ Sabbath, a ritual wherein the devil mates with his
proteges to make them servants.
Release Date/Prediction: Agüero completed principal
photography on Akelarre in July of 2019, which makes him
a potential contender for Berlin 2020.
horror about a devout Christian
nurse and her cancer-afflicted charge, "Saint Maud" premiered at
the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2019, and
made its US debut at Fantastic Fest down in Austin, Texas, a week
It is the feature-length film debut for Rose Glass
and it stars Morfydd Clark as the titular Maud and Jennifer Ehle as the woman
in her care that is in need of "saving."
Reactions from festivalgoers were positive, with
several reviewers applauding the "unsettling"
possession film for its "creeping
dread" and its slow-paced,
STARRING DAVID CRONENBERG
The legendary David Cronenberg steps out from
behind the camera to take a lead role in DISAPPEARANCE AT CLIFTON HILL, a hallucinatory thriller that has now
landed a release date.
IFC Midnight has announced that DISAPPEARANCE will
appear in theaters and on VOD February 28. Directed by Albert Shin from a
script he wrote with James Schultz, the movie also stars Tuppence Middleton,
Hannah Gross, Eric Johnson and Marie Josée-Croze.
Following the death of her mother, Abby
[Middleton], a troubled young woman with a checkered past, returns to her
hometown of Niagara Falls and the dilapidated
motel her family used to run. While there, she finds herself drawn once
again into a mystery that has haunted
her since childhood: what happened to the young boy she saw being violently
abducted in the woods 25 years ago? As Abby sets out to find out the truth, she
must confront both a shocking,
long-buried conspiracy that runs as deep as the falls themselves as well as
her own inner demons.
Saban Films will release COME TO DADDY, the
directorial debut of noted genre producer Timpson, in select theaters and on
VOD and digital platforms February 7.
Toby Harvard scripted, and the cast is headed by Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Martin
Donovan, Michael Smiley, Madeleine Sami and Simon Chin.
Norval Greenwood [Wood], a privileged man-child,
arrives at the beautiful and remote
coastal cabin of his estranged father [McHattie]. He quickly discovers that
not only is dad a jerk, but he also has a shady
past that is rushing to catch up with both of them. Now, hundreds of miles
from his cushy comfort zone, Norval must battle
with demons, both real and perceived, in order to reconnect with a father
he barely knows.
Shot in Chile by Oscar Faura (who has lensed all of
J.A. Bayona’s titles to date)
Based on the novel Distancia de Rescate by Samanta Schweblin, a ghost story about a woman named Amanda
lies dying in a sleepy Argentinean town she had been vacationing in. A child
named David questions her on the events leading up to her sickness.
Release Date/Prediction: Currently in
post-production, we expect Llosa to compete for the third time in Berlin.
*** Ovaj roman imamo na srpskom - Spasonosna
razdaljina. Još ga ne overih iako mi leži na gomili, ali eto, moraću da
to učinim pre filma!
U srpskim bioskopima od 30.01.
A young governess is hired by a man who has become
responsible for his young nephew and niece after the deaths of their parents. A
modern take on Henry James’ novella “The
Turn of the Screw”.
Henry James’ classic horror story The Turn of
the Screw gets re-imagined as a 1990s period piece!
This spooky-house movie stars Mackenzie
Davis, Brooklynn Prince and Finn
***Ovu novelu i još neke Džejmsove priče objavljuje
Orfelin za oko mesec dana: overite
film u bioskopu sada, a knjigu čitajte posle, natenane. Najava knjige i
pretplate – za koji dan... Bilo bi mi ovo još više pri vrhu delu liste, ali
prvi rivjui nisu baš obećavajući. Ipak, overiću ga možda već 30-og!
Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz
Expected release April 24, 2020
A successful author
finds herself in a horrifying reality and must figure out the mystery
behind it before it is too late.
Janelle Monáe will star in a horror film that
reaches back to the Civil War era.
It looks hauntingly beautiful!
From the producers of hit films
"Us" and "Get Out".
Expected release September 25, 2020
A young girl, passionate in fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where
she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not
what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences.
Chung Chung-hoon, best known for his collaborations with Park
Chan-wook (Oldboy and Lady Vengeance) is the cinematographer. This
film stars Anya Taylor-Joy and
In an interview with Empire magazine,
"Shaun of the Dead" director Edgar Wright said his upcoming psychological horror film "Last
Night in Soho" will have some elements of time travel.
The characters share a mysterious link inspired by
Wright's obsession with the decade. "Imagine if you knew everything you
know now, and went back," Wright said. "I'm taking a premise whereby
you have a character who, in a sort of abstract way, gets to travel in time.
And the reality of the decade is maybe
not what she imagines."
Building on their cinematic universe of
Spider-Man characters that began last year with the Tom
Hardy-starring Venom, Sony is making a movie about Morbius the Living Vampire. Jared Leto has been cast to play the title role, with the actor
promising to bring the same “intensity”
to Morbius that he brought to the Joker.
Daniel Espinosa, the director of Ryan Reynolds and
Jake Gyllenhaal’s 2017 alien attack movie Life, is behind the cameras on this one, with shooting taking place
in Manchester, England, disguised as New York via movie magic. This will be
more of a comic book movie than a horror movie, but come on, it’s about a
Christopher Smith is one of the most
consistent and underappreciated directors working in the genre, so any movie
that he oversees deserves a spot on every horror fan’s radar. The
Banishing tells the 1930’s-set
story of the most haunted house in England and the reverend and his family
forced to contend with its horrifying secrets. On paper, this sounds like
another generic supernatural spookfest, but Smith’s a filmmaker who is more
than capable of turning familiar concepts into movies that stand out from the
After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art
the Clown returns to Miles County where he must hunt down and destroy a teenage
girl and her younger brother on Halloween night.
French director Vincent Paronnaud is best
known as an animator, having
co-directed two films with Marjane Satrapi. The two parted ways following
2011’s Chicken with Plums and Paronnaud returns with his solo,
live-action effort, Cosmogony.
Paronnaud’s latest, co-written by Léa
Pernollet, is a thriller wherein a woman
flees two serial killers in a forest who are hot on her heels.
Release Date/Prediction: Currently
in post-production, we expect Cosmogony to land at Cannes, potentially in
Un Certain Regard or Directors’ Fortnight.
Co-written by lead Charlotte Kirk and Edward
Evers-Swindell, the 1665 New England
set horror film stars Kirk as Evelyn Haverstock, whose husband (Anderson)
commits suicide, finding herself falsely
accused of witchcraft after rejecting the advances of her landlord.
Release Date/Prediction: With production taking
place in Hungary back in August, the first photos from the completed project
were released in September, 2019. The Reckoning seems a likely
candidate for Midnight Madness at TIFF 2020.
Jeremy Gardner and Christian Stella
AFTER MIDNIGHT, which Gardner also wrote, is coming
to theaters and VOD February 14 from Cranked Up Films.
Gardner stars alongside Brea Grant, Henry Zabrowski
and Justin Benson, the latter of
whom produced with his SPRING/THE ENDLESS partner Aaron Moorhead and David
Dealing with a
girlfriend suddenly leaving is tough enough. But for Hank [Gardner],
heartbreak couldn’t have come at a worse time. There’s also a monster trying to break through his front
door every night.
David Bruckner has been a presence in the
horror genre for years, and his short-form work in films
like V/H/S (2012) and Southbound (2015) marked him as a
director to watch. His debut feature, The
Ritual (2017), saw that early promise pay off with a solidly creepy
tale of cults, creatures, and paranoia, and now he’s back with a sophomore
effort that looks every bit as good. The great Rebecca Hall plays a widow who discovers dark truths about her
Expected release June 12, 2020
A “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror film
‘Candyman’ that returns to the
now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.
As you may already know, the original film from
1992 is based on Clive Barker’s story The Forbidden, where Tony Todd
starred as Candyman, a former slave who was brutally murdered for his relations
with a white woman.
Director Nia DaCosta blessed us with the drama
thriller Little Woods. According to this filmmaker on the rise, she
wants to capture the American life we
rarely see on screen.
After the first film exceeded
expectations at the box office, "A Quiet Place" screenwriters
and director John Krasinski decided to return to the silent but deadly world.
Krasinski is back to direct and Emily Blunt is also returning to
reprise her role as Evelyn Abbott, a
mother trying to protect her family in a world overrun by large creatures with
Others reportedly joining the cast include Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou. Krasinski
has teased that the threat in "A Quiet Place" probably extended well beyond the borders of the
Abbott family's property, but we'll have to wait and see just how
widespread the chaos is.
The Vast of Night feels like a quaint old Twilight Zone episode about an alien presence in small-town America,
but the gorgeous cinematography and art direction place it among the most
stunning of prestige horror films. A teenage phone operator and a local radio
DJ in 1950s New Mexico set out to solve the mystery of a strange frequency that’s invading the airwaves in their town.
After playing festivals through the end of last year, Amazon will
release Vast of Night .
Fourteen-year-old Echo and her mother Ivy, a tarot
card reader, live a quiet life in a rural area. When reclusive Kurt moves down
the road to restore an abandoned farmhouse, an accident leads to Echo’s murder,
and suddenly three lives collide in wicked ways. Kurt assumes he can hide his
secret under the ground, but Echo burrows into his head until he can feel her
in his bones. As she haunts his every move, trying to reach her mother from
beyond, Ivy must dig deep to see the signs and prove that love won’t stay
Macarena García Lenzi & Martín
The routine of eccentric,
maladjusted siblings is disrupted when their half-sister arrives looking
for her share of the inheritance, resulting in a series of sick games to see who is the rock, who is the paper,
and who is the scissor.
Writer Cullen Bunn is one of the most exciting
comics creators working right now, particularly in the realm of horror comics
thanks to acclaimed series like Harrow County. This year, one of his
comics will make the leap to the screen, with hopefully terrifying
results. The Empty Man, written by Bunn with art by Vanesa R. Del Rey,
follows an ex-cop with a tragic past
who's on the hunt for a missing girl. As his search deepens, he realizes
something far worse than a missing persons case is afoot, and discovers a terrifying group of people who are trying
to raise a monster. The film adaptation is set to star James Badge Dale,
Samantha Logan, Stephen Root, Joel Courtney, and more. Sadly, we haven't yet
seen any trailers for the film, but if it can capture the creepy spirit put
forth by Bunn and Del Rey's comic (which got a sequel in 2018), it's bound to
be a horror film worth checking out.
The Empty Man is slated to hit theaters August 7,
Jordan Peele made it fashionable for comedians –
sketch, improv, stand-up, what have you – to turn to horror when they make that
major step from television to film. Ilana Glazer gave us five seasons
of doped up mad cap antics on Broad City and seeing her… peel off
into the horror realm feels so logical I can’t believe I never saw it
before. False Positive, about a couple (Glazer, Justin Theroux) who visit a fertility clinic run by the presumably evil Pierce Brosnan, looks to
potentially be a Rosemary’s
Baby riff with a touch of “ripped from the headlines” melodrama. This
movie is going to be weird, creepy,
and if it’s anything like Glazer or Lee’s other work, super duper divisive.
For his seventh narrative feature, Dutch
director David Verbeek continues
to pursue his unique cultural and co-production infusions with Dead &
Beautiful, a Taiwan set vampire tale.
A group of decadent
and spoiled teenagers in Taiwan awaken to find they’ve turned into vampires
after a night of revelry. Eventually, despite their embrace of their immortal
new trappings, friendships become tested.
Release Date/Prediction: Promos for the title were
unveiled at AFM in 2019, and we’re thinking Verbeek has the potential to return
to Cannes, likely in Director’s Fortnight or Un Certain Regard, in 2020.
Swallow is one of the calmest body-horror movies you’ll ever see, but that doesn’t
stop it from twisting every nerve. Haley Bennett stars as Hunter, a prim
newlywed whose domestic malaise leads her to start … eating things … to break up her dull routine and preplanned
life. And we don’t mean just soft things. We mean batteries. Marbles. Thumbtacks. And
more. But trying to digest sharp objects
is a bad idea, and when Hunter’s secret addiction is discovered, she has to
either confront the roots of her compulsion or bury herself behind the guise of
a pretty housewife.
Underwater isolation. A sea monster.
Claustrophobic peril. Kristen Stewart with gay hair.
***Ovo je već nezapaženo prošlo kroz USA bioskope,
ali tek treba da dođe do naših malih ekrana i monitora. Javlja mi se da je
bolji nego što mu box office govori – možda čak bude ovogodišnji LIFE!
Attack of the Australians! The Other
Lamb is from screenwriter Catherine S. McMullen, and it appeared on the
Black List and the BloodList (basically the Black List for horror scripts) back
in 2017. It centers on an isolated
religious community called the Flock that is made up of all-female subordinates with one male leader (yikes!). When a member
named Selah participates in the “sacred ritual of the birthing of the lambs,” it leads to a “transformative experience”
that will probably be frightening! IFC will release The Other Lamb in
Irish filmmakers really know their way around moody suspense, and this movie stars
Hermione Corfield (Rust Creek) as a marine-biology student who gets stranded at sea with a crew people on the
boat she’s hitched a ride on. That’s already bad enough, but then there’s a “bioluminescent force” that starts
overtaking the vessel. Sea Fever is expected to drop sometime this
This one looks disturbing.
This Spanish film is set
in a vertical prison where inmates live two to a cell and they only get to eat
when a platform passes through their level and pauses for two minutes while
The horror of it all is that the table starts full at the top, and
those near the bottom only get to eat what is left by the end — and hunger makes monsters of us all. The
Platform will debut on Netflix.
US born French filmmaker Eugène Green’s eighth feature will be Atarrabi & Mikelats, produced by Julien Naveau (Evolution, 2015)
Green’s latest is a fable about the Goddess
Mari and her two sons, born of a mortal father, whom she entrusts to the devil for their education.
Mikelats decides to stay with his master but Atarrabi flees—but the devil manages to hold onto his shadow.
Release Date/Prediction: Green is in
post-production, completed in September. We expect him to compete for a fourth
time in Locarno.
Thinking of Ending Things
movie is advertising “palpable tension,
psychological frailty, and sheer terror” from writer and director. Stars on
board include Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, and David
Thewlis, and the story centers on a
woman who starts to reexamine her whole life as she tries to break up with her
boyfriend. Ending Things will debut on Netflix later this year.
Tight, self-contained horror/thriller that sees people
pushed to the limits to survive. This one focuses on a woman and her two children held captive by a deranged ex, and
it’s directed by Jason Bateman. He’s not exactly the first name you think
of for the genre, but his comedy has always held a mean streak and he’s shown
himself to be a solid filmmaker (Bad Words, 2013; The Family Fang, 2015)
as well. He’s also starring in HBO’s new Stephen King adaptation of The Outsider.
What if you got stuck in a distressingly uniform suburban housing development called Yonder?
That’s the broad premise of Vivarium, in which Imogen Poots and
Jesse Eisenberg co-star as a couple searching for just the right starter home.
(A vivarium, it’s worth noting, is a typically enclosed area used for raising
and observing plants or animals.)
The film is set to debut on Netflix.
Release Date: Winter 2020
Zack Snyder ("Justice League") is back in
the director's chair after taking a short break from Hollywood in 2017.
Vegas-based zombie-apocalypse film for Netflix called "Army of the
Dead." The film stars Dave Bautista, Ana de la Reguera, and Ella Purnell.
Ben Wheatley directs this adaptation of the gothic
horror classic based on Daphne du Maurier’s novel. Armie Hammer stars as Maxim de Winter, with Lily James as his
new bride, the one who moves into his grand home, Manderley, and is haunted by
the looming presence of his beautiful deceased wife, Rebecca. Rebecca will
debut on Netflix.
Expected release October 16, 2020
The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode
continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween series.
Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, and others
are reprising their roles from the 2018 film.
It has also been announced that Anthony Michael Hall is joining the
cast as Tommy Doyle.
Mi’gmaq filmmaker Jeff Barnaby wrote and directed
this movie about a First Nations tribe
(his own, in fact) dealing with a siege
by the undead on their Red Crow reserve. The Mi’gmaq, however, are immune to whatever is causing this
zombie contagion, which means they have to fend off a bunch of white walking
dead. Quantum will arrive on Shudder later this year.
Haunting of Bly MANOR
The Haunting of Hill House set social media on fire when it was released
in October 2018. Its sequel, The Haunting of Bly Manor, will follow an
entirely new storyline with new characters, and it'll be based on The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.
The horror novella tells the story of a governess
hired to look after a pair of siblings. However, several ghosts around their
manor house exhibit a supernatural hold over the children. A release date
for Bly Manor hasn't been announced yet, but fans are expecting an
Dobro, ovo nije film nego serija, ali neka je ovde:
biće vam ovo dodatni razlog da sebi nabavite ultimativno izdanje Džejmsove
novele koje uskoro izdaje Orfelin!
PS: Na listi mi nije IL SIGNOR DIAVOLO, novi
Avatijev horor, jer sam ga „preko veze“ već pogledao. Odlična, potencijalno
jaka priča slikana je, režirana i glumljena nepojmljivo amaterski: 2+ u najboljem, mega-dobronamernom