Supermarket Horror

Intruders

New horror movies are like going to the supermarket or “grocery store.”  Lots to choose from, not everything good for you, nice packaging/lousy ingredients, bottom shelf knock-offs… And still you can’t wait to get to the check-out line. And because you/me/I need a constant supply of horror movies, here are three new ones to fill your cart…

INTRUDERS (January 15, 2016)
Not a fan of home invasion flicks because that stuff happens way too often in real life, which is scarier than anything you’ll ever see in a horror movie. But this one looks promising: “After three criminals break into a supposedly empty house, they find themselves in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the occupant, a shy young woman with a few nasty tricks of her own to play on the invaders.”

Sounds like Home Alone (1990) with die/kill/bleed.

Voodoo Rising

VOODOO RISING (early 2016)
The press blurb for Voodoo Rising doesn’t do much to sell the story of a bunch of vacationing teens being the target of Backwood hick torture porn retribution: “A group of friends decide to spend their last summer together by taking a trip to Black Hills, a rural camping destination. Once there, they find themselves in the middle of a deadly quarrel with a local family.”

I liked it better when it was called The Hills Have Eyes (1977).

Anguish

ANGUISH (released in Canada July 2015)
Anguish centers around a teen chick possessed by evil. Possessed or born that way? We already know the answer. But here’s how it looks to possess your movie money: “A teenage girl is finally old enough to understand that the cause of her psychological problems is a supernatural ‘gift’ that’s allowing a spirit to force itself inside her. The girl must decide whether she wants to keep fighting or succumb.”

I vote succumb, because I’m a soul-half-full kind of guy.

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