The Week in Horror: ‘Wyrmwood: Apocalypse’, ‘Lux Aeterna’, ‘Vampire: The Masquerade’, + more!

Fresh new trailers, announcements, and a new game in the popular Vampire: The Masquerade universe are all on the menu in this week’s edition of The Week in Horror. All that and a whole lot more, so check it out here!

A24’s on a roll, with Ti West’s X, Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All At Once, and the upcoming (non-horror) Marcel The Shell With Shoes On coming up. But those folks don’t sleep, and Halina Reijn’s buzzy slasher Bodies, Bodies, Bodies is also on the horizon for the prolific distributor after an amazing run on the festival circuit. Bloody Disgusting reports this week that Bodies, Bodies, Bodies will be hitting theatres on August 5, 2022, just in time to contribute to Hot Blood Summer.

BD’s Megan Navarro says that in Bodies Bodies Bodies , “Using a familiar social deduction game to implode an affluent group of fake friends in the most heinous way makes for a dementedly fun time that’s just as mean-spirited with the horror as it is the comedy.” The project is written by Kristen Roupenian, Sarah Delappe, Chloe Okuno, Joshua Sharp, and Aaron Jackson and stars Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Pete Davidson, Rachel Sennott, Myha’la Herrold, Chase Sui Wonders, and Lee Pace.

Dread Central got their sharp little claws on some exclusive new images from Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner’s Wyrmwood: Apocalpyse, which is currently in production. Check out these photos from the set, which looks like a blast to be a part of:

Apocalypse is the sequel to the Roache-Turner brothers’ debut feature Wyrmwood, which is an over-the-top crowd-pleaser about a Mad Max-esque wasteland, but there’s zombies in the mix too. In the new film, “Rhys lives in the zombie-infested wasteland. His job is to capture civilians and deliver them to what’s left of the military. When Rhys captures a half-zombie-half-human named Grace, he comes to believe she is the key to ending the apocalypse. ” Dread Central also revealed these sick character posters for the film, which you can check out ahead of the film’s release on demand on April 14!:

Wyrmwood: Apocalypse stars  Luke McKenzie (Wentworth, Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead), Bianca Bradey (Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead), Shantae Barnes-Cowan (Total Control), Tasia Zalar (Mystery Road), Jay Gallagher (Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, Nekrotronic), and Nicholas Boshier (Soul Mates).

Beloved pen-and-paper RPG Vampire The Masquerade has a new video game adaptation, Swansong, which comes to the PS4 , Xbox One, and Switch this year.

In Swansong, “Mysterious assassins have attacked the Boston Camarilla – a secret society comprising most of the vampires in the city. Galeb Bazory, Emem Louis, and Leysha are tasked by the Prince of the city’s Kindred with learning the identity of the attackers as well as the motives underlying the large-scale attack. The orders are simple: infiltrate, investigate and get answers, using supernatural powers if necessary.”

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong comes to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Epic Games Store) on May 19, 2022 with a release on Switch later this year.

Squid Game‘s Hwang Dong-hyuk has his new project, according to Variety, and the director says that the film is entitled Killing Old People Club and will be “even more violent than Squid Game.” It’s based on the writings of Italian surrealist Umberto Eco and, presumably, won’t be one to take your grandparents to. Killing Old People Club is still in early days, but Season 2 of Squid Game is set to hit Netflix sometime in 2024.

Sebastian Godwin’s Homebound has a new trailer this week, and it’s serving up more than it’s share of creepy kids. This one’s got serious The Lodge vibes, and if it’s anything like that movie it’ll crawl right under your skin and stay there.

“A twisted psychological thriller, Homebound follows Holly (Aisling Loftus), a young woman who travels with her new husband (Tom Goodman-Hill) to meet his estranged family, only to find his ex-wife is missing and the children behaving in strange ways.”

Homebound stars  Aisling Loftus, Tom Goodman-Hill, Hattie Gotobed, Raffiella Chapman, and Lukas Rolfe and is written and directed by Godwin. It comes to limited theatres and on-demand on May 13.

Finally, the fascinating Lux Aeterna from Gaspar Noe is coming soon and has a brand new trailer this week. If you’re not familiar with how this project came to be, it started out as a rejected commercial for luxury brand Yves Saint-Laurent, which Noe expanded into a full feature about a film shoot gone wrong. You’ll see all of Noe’s hallmarks here, including the incessant strobing that’s part of many of his divisive films, so heed the warning off the top.

Lux Aeterna stars Beatrice Dalle and Charlotte Gainsbourg and will be released sometime in late May.

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