Even with Halloween officially over, we have new previews for upcoming horror flicks set to scare audiences in 2013. One is a serious summer blockbuster, the second a romantic comedy and the third a remake of a cult horror classic.
‘World War Z’
Marc Forster directs this adaption of the excellent post-apocalyptic novel by Max Brooks. If this trailer is an accurate promise of things to come, the film will be phenomenal. From the looks of it, the socio-political commentary of the novel appears to have been retained, and carries an uncomfortable sense of realism as the world prepares for the ten-year zombie war. However, one major difference is the fact that these hordes of the undead are the fast, running type, not the slow-moving sort that lack intelligence. Still, the film looks awesome and action-packed. I actually have a good feeling about Brad Pitt as the U.N. agent sent in to research the pandemonium. I’ll undoubtedly watch this in theaters.
A horror rom-com is extraordinarily rare to come by. Unless you’re one of those fanatics who watches micro-budget DTV junk to get your zombie fix, you probably knew this day would eventually come. Based on a novel of the same name, this movie seems like a riot. I love the concept of the walking dead discovering a cure on their own. John Malkovich plays a pig-headed, unshakable military guy determined to eradicate the disease. Adding to the fun and the excitement is the fact that ‘All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’ and ’50/50′ director Jonathan Levine is at the helm. I have confidence that the guy will deliver a great movie.
Be warned, this is the red-band trailer. The remake of Sam Raimi’s cult horror classic was co-written by Diablo Cody, and features Bruce Campbell as producer along with Raimi. The movie is directed by a newcomer out of Uruguay, Fede Alvarez, who not only introduces himself to American audiences with this film but also makes his feature-length debut. I’m always very leary of remakes, especially of dearly-beloved movies, but somehow this preview has me hooked. It looks pretty scary and gruesomely horrifying. I’ll see this in theaters for sure.
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