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Upcoming 2010 Horror Releases

Posted in News with tags , on March 3, 2010 by gobbets

2010 is looking set to be a year dominated by remakes and sequels. We’ve seen this trend happening for a while – with reboots of 80s classics and easy-money-sequels dominating not just the horror field but mainstream cinema in general. But that’s not to say there aren’t a few gems to be seen nonetheless (I personally think any year that has a George Romero film is a good year!), and the shift to 3D has the potential to really work well in this genre (I may have to eat my words on that one – stay tuned!). Have a look at some of the releases that have got the horror community buzzing…

Which ones are you looking forward to?

Any you wouldn’t go near with a flamethrower?

A Nightmare on Elm St (April)
Remake of Wes Craven’s 1984 original. Featuring the now famous Freddy Krueger, who haunts and kills suburban teenagers in their dreams, the original film was credited with kicking off the modern slasher genre. Supposedly scarier and more serious (no more wisecracking Freddy) I wonder whether the charm of the original will be completely obliterated or just made more sinister?

Survival of the Dead (May)
Next installment in zombie master George Romero’s … of the Dead series – this time a group of survivors think they are close to finding a cure for the zombie plague.

Jonah Hex (June)
Based on the DC character of the same name, this film is a western/horror hybrid about a former confederate soldier and bounty hunter who has been near death so many times he has one foot on the ‘other side’. Current plot discussions online suggest that in the film Hex must track down a voodoo practitioner who is planning on raising a zombie army in the South.

Predators (July)
Scifi/horror hybrid designed as a sequel to the 1987 film Predator in which aliens come to earth to hunt humans for sport. (Yes, there has already been a sequel – Predators 2 in 1990 – apparently we are assuming that didn’t happen). The cameo by original star Arnold Schwarzenegger is yet to be confirmed.

Piranha – 3D (August)
Remake of the 1978 film of the same name. A volcanic tremor releases millions of piranhas into the local lake.

Resident Evil: Afterlife (September)
Fourth film in the series (not including the animated feature ) this time Alice joins forces with the inhabitants of a Los Angeles prison to fight off the zombie hordes. Also in 3D – which to the best of my knowledge is a first for a zombie film.

Saw VII (October)
Number 7 (and apparently final) installment in the franchise that launched the term ‘tortureporn’. This time also in 3D which could be interesting since the entire film is being designed for and shot in 3D rather than utilizing the usual 2D to 3D transfer.

Let Me In (October)
American remake of the 2008 Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In (based on the novel by John Lindqvist). This time set in New Mexico, it tells the story of a young teenage boy who becomes friends with a child vampire.