It Chapter 2 took the crown at the box office this weekend – making more than the rest of the top 10 releases combined. It’s obvious we have a hunger for horror right now – and Hollywood is willing to deliver. Coming up a documentary about a clown that is more terrifying than Pennywise, a return to the Overlook Hotel, and more.
Wrinkles the Clown – in theaters and VOD October 4th
A documentary from director Michael Beach Nichols.
“In late 2014, a low-res video of a person in a clown mask emerging from underneath a sleeping child’s bed appears on YouTube. The description below the video claims that the clown is named ‘Wrinkles,’ that he lives in southwest Florida, and that he’s been hired by the child’s parents to frighten her for misbehaving. The video goes viral. Soon, more mysterious videos of Wrinkles scaring children appear online, along with a phone number to hire him for ‘behavioral services.’ Wrinkles becomes internet lore – a whole genre of YouTube videos of kids filming themselves calling him appears online, and over a million messages are left at the number. Voicemails range from disturbing to hilarious to terrifying: parents use the number to terrify their children, kids who are obsessive fans of creepy clowns reach out to make a new friend, children threaten to inflict wildly creative violence if he comes anywhere near them. But who is Wrinkles, and why is he doing this? With incredible access to the mastermind behind the mask, Wrinkles the Clown is a cryptic and playful exploration of these questions, as well as an inside look at myth-building and the unpredictable spread of imagination in the Internet age.”
Doctor Sleep – in theaters November 8th
Final trailer before its release. Directed by Mike Flanagan; starring Rebecca Ferguson, Ewan McGregor, Kyliegh Curran, Jacob Tremblay, Zahn McClarnon, and Alexandra Essoe.
“Years following the events of ‘The Shining,’ a now-adult Dan Torrence meets a young girl with similar powers as his and tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.”
Black Christmas – in theaters Friday, December 13th
Directed by Sophia Takal; starring Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O’Grady, Caleb Eberhardt, Simon Mead and Cary Elwes.
“Just in time for the holidays comes a timely take on a cult horror classic as a campus killer comes to face a formidable group of friends in sisterhood. Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. But as Riley Stone and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters—athlete Marty, rebel Kris, and foodie Jesse—prepare to deck the halls with a series of seasonal parties, a black-masked stalker begins killing sorority women one by one. As the body count rises, Riley and her squad start to question whether they can trust any man, including Marty’s beta-male boyfriend, Nate, Riley’s new crush Landon or even esteemed classics instructor Professor Gelson. Whoever the killer is, he’s about to discover that this generation’s young women aren’t about to be anybody’s victims.”
Gretel & Hansel – in theaters January 31st, 2020
Directed by Osgood Perkins; starring Alice Krige, Sophia Lillis (who you’ll recgnizes from It), Jessica De Gouw, and Charles Babalola.
“A long time ago in a distant fairytale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.”