Upcoming English Horror movies 2012 – part 1

Ghostbusters 3 (2012)

Sony has recruited Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg The Office writer-producers to work on a new installment of the 1980s franchise that starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis as bumbling ghost-hunting scientists. The original filmmakers, including director Ivan Reitman, and cast are aware of the project and involved in its development. The 1984 film grossed $292 million worldwide, and its 1989 sequel brought in another $215 million globally.

PROMETHEUS

Synopsis: Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With ‘Prometheus’ he creates a groundbreaking mythology in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.One of the most anticipated movies will finally hit theatres on June 8th 2012. Apparently not an Alien sequel as a lot of people suspected but still clearly linked to Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise.

PIRANHA 3DD

Synopsis: After the events at Lake Victoria, the prehistoric school of bloodthirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark. Get ready for more blood, breasts and bite than ever before when this 3D sequel hits theatres next year. The release date only says 2012 currently, but keep checking for a more specific date in the near future.This sequel stars Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames, Danielle Panabaker, Gary Busey and of course David Hasselhoff.

THE LORDS OF SALEM

Synopsis: Heidi, a blond rock chick, DJs at a local radio station, and together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster) forms part of the “Big H Radio Team.” A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, a gift of the Lords. She assumes it’s a rock band on a mission to spread to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lords’ record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma. Later, Whitey plays the Lords’ record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with his listeners.

THE GREY

Synopsis: In Alaska, an oil drilling team struggle to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wild. Hunting the humans are a pack of wolves who see them as intruders. Liam Neeson stars in this isolation/survival film which pits man against beast. I don’t know about you, but I like Liam Neeson and I like these type of survival movies so suffice to say I’m looking forward to this one.

THE GATE 3D

Synopsis: Three kids release a horde of demons from a hole in their backyard. What follows is a battle between good and evil as the kids struggle to overcome a hell that is literally taking over the Earth. A 3D remake of the 1987 film which was one of my favorites when I was a kid along with Monster Squad and The Goonies. Alex Winter is directing from a script by Kerric MacDonald and H.R Geiger will be designing creatures for the remake.

DUNDERLAND

Synopsis: The year 1695. A young maiden by the name Johanne Nilsdotter is accused of witchcraft. Her persecutors end her life in the bottomless pits of the remote Djupkista waters in the Dunderland valley. In the years to follow, numerous horrendous events and tragedies strike the valley. More than three century’s later, the young, aspiring theater director Laura arrives in the Dunderland valley.

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

Synopsis: Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. The premise is one that’s been told over and over, but this movie promises to be a ‘game changer’ so let’s just hope it can stay true to its word. The trailer has me convinced that maybe it can. Release date is April 13 2012.

MEN IN BLACK 3D

Synopsis: The MIB duo of Agent Jay (Will Smith) and Agent Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) are back in action.When the world is threatened by an evil alien, Agent Jay travels back in time to 1969, where he teams up with the younger Agent Kay to stop an evil villain named Boris (Jemaine Clement) from destroying the world in the future. Emma Thompson will play take-charge MIB operative Agent Oh, who is monitoring a prison breakout.

THE WICKER TREE

Synopsis: Young Christians Beth and Steve, a gospel singer and her cowboy boyfriend, leave Texas to preach door-to-door in Scotland . When, after initial abuse, they are welcomed with joy and elation to Tressock, the border fiefdom of Sir Lachlan Morrison, they assume their hosts simply want to hear more about Jesus. How innocent and wrong they are. It is set for a January 27th 2012 release from Anchor Bay.

SIX DEGREES OF HELL

Synopsis: Six individuals are caught up in a supernatural perfect storm as an evil lays claim to one of them while threatening to tear apart the soul of a small Pennsylvania town. SIX DEGREES OF HELL is directed by Joe Raffa, written by Harrison Smith and stars Corey Feldman, Jill Whelan, Brian Anthony Wilson, Joe Raffa, David J. Bonner, Brian Gallagher, Nicole Cinaglia, Ashley Sumner and more.

MONSTER BRAWL

Synopsis: Eight classic monsters fight to the death in an explosive wrestling tournament set inside an abandoned and cursed graveyard. Monster Brawl will be out on DVD & Blu-ray March 27th 2012.

SHADOW PEOPLE

Small town radio personality Charlie Crowe is thrust into the mystery when a strange caller relates a terrifying experience during Crowe’s late night call-in show. At the same time, CDC Public Health Agent, SOPHIE LANCOMBE (Alison Eastwood), is hot on the trail of the cause of the rare medical condition known as SUNDS. Her investigations entwine her with Charlie’s own discoveries and take them both into a dark world and a decades old cover-up about the phenomenon we now call, The Shadow People. Once you open the door to the mystery…you’ll never sleep soundly again.


Upcoming English Horror Movies 2012 -Part 2

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