The Week In Horror: ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’, ‘Werewolves Within’, ‘Boy Behind The Door’ + More!

With theatres starting to open back up in the US, it seemed like anyone and everyone had a trailer out this week, so we’ve got a bunch of those, including some new images and, yes, a trailer for The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. I’ve also got some news about a new horror starring Snoop Dogg, Ari Aster’s new film, and a new anthology that needs your crowdfunding support. Check it all out here!

This week, we got a bunch of info about the newest entry into the Conjuring series of films with the some images (courtesy of IGN) and a brand new trailer. The new film is called The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It and is the third in the Conjuring series proper, but the 7th film in the universe, when you consider the three Annabelle films and The Nun.

The extremely creepy images are right here:

And you can check out the new trailer right here:

Industry outlet Discussing Film reported that Ari Aster’s (Hereditary, Midsommar) new film, Disappointment Blvd will start filming here in Canada on June 28. Joaquin Phoenix is set to star. Details are scant about the production, but I’ll be sure to hit you with any scoops about Disappointment Blvd as they show up.

If you’ve been jonesing for some Candyman vibes and need something to tide you over until that film’s release in August, The Lockdown Hauntings has you covered. Starring the man himself, Tony Todd as a paranormal investigator and Angela Dixon as an detective that’s isolating from the pandemic, the film follows the pair as they hunt a resurrected serial killer known as The Locksmith. The Lockdown Hauntings will have a digital release on May 3 from Evolution Pictures, and you can check out the trailer here:

Deadline reported that Alejandro Bruges (Juan of the Dead) will be directing a new horror film for Netflix called The Last Will and Testament of Charles Abernathy. According to the synopsis, “[t]he story follows billionaire Charles Abernathy who, on the eve of his 75th birthday, invites his four estranged children back home out of fear that tonight someone – or something – is coming to kill him. To ensure his family will help protect him from whatever’s coming, Abernathy puts each of their inheritances on the line – they’ll get nothing if he’s found dead by dawn.”

Josh Ruben’s Scare Me was an unexpected hit for Shudder and his new film, Werewolves Within, looks to be more of the same. The horror-comedy is based on the Ubisoft game of the same name, and stars Sam Richardson (Veep, Detroiters) and Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us) as residents of a small town that are holed up during a snowstorm as a mysterious creature terrorizes the community. Werewolves Within will be released in theatres on June 25, with a digital/VOD release on July 2. Check out the trailer:

I’m a huge fan of Snoop Dogg’s first and only foray into horror, Bones (2001). The smooth-talking global icon brings a deftness to his role and makes the perfect menacing antagonist for a scary movie. It’s great news, then, that Snoop is returning to horror in the star-studded vampire comedy Day Shift for Netflix, according to Dread Central. The film follows a pool cleaner (Jamie Foxx) who moonlights as a vampire hunter and co-stars Dave Franco, Meagan Good, Scott Adkins, and, of course, the Doggfather.

Seasons is a new horror anthology from Subsoil Films that starts icons of horror Reggie Bannister (Phantasm), Lisa Wilcox (A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Master), Eric Freeman (Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2), and the late Cleve “Monster Man” Hall. The film will consist of four shorts, and is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo. You can donate to the campaign here and check out the teaser trailer below:

Shudder will be bringing Justin Powell and David Charbonier‘s festival favourite The Boy Behind the Door to it’s service on July 29. The film is an intense cat-and-mouse thriller which follows a 12-year-old boy and his best friend as they attempt to elude a kidnapper and his deranged companion. This one has earned all kinds of praise out of it’s debut at Fantastic Fest, and may be one of the darkest films of the year. We’ve got a clip, if you can handle it:

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