You definitely can’t say we’re not bringing the scares in the latest edition of The Week in Horror. This week’s installment has news about Taiwan’s scariest movie, the new project from Fresh’s Mimi Cave, and a horror movie that takes place 2000 feet above the ground! Check it all out here!
A new film called Incantation which is coming to Netflix in July is being touted as “Taiwan’s scariest film.” Director Kevin Ko’s found footage tale of a cursed young woman is loosely based on a true story, as well as the idea of chain letters, internet culture, and classic Japanese horrors like Ringu.
“Incantation follows Li Ronan, who was cursed six years ago after breaking a religious taboo. Now, she must protect her daughter from the consequences of her actions.”
Check out the trailer for Incantation before it hits Netflix on July 8!
After an incredible turn in Robert Eggers’ The Northman, Nicole Kidman has signed on to star in Holland, Michigan, a new thriller from the director of Fresh, Mimi Cave. Deadline reports that “The feature, based on Andrew Sodroski’s (Manhunt) script, topped the 2013 Black List, and involves secrets that lurk beneath a Midwestern town with a Hitchcock bent.” More on this one as it moves into production, but definitely check out Fresh on Hulu (and Disney+ in Canada) in the meantime.
I’m not so good with heights, and if you aren’t either, you’ll join me in finding this new teaser trailer for a new film called Fall completely nerve-wracking.
“A fast drop and a sudden stop await Becky (Shazam! star Grace Fulton) and Hunter (Halloween‘s Virginia Gardner) as they find themselves trapped 2,000 feet up an abandoned radio tower in the desert. Highly trained and resourceful, these climbers marking the tragic passing of a friend were not ready for every eventuality. A series of unfortunate events see their gear and supplies taken from them and as temperatures rise and vultures begin to circle, the chance of survival begins to fall rapidly.”
Fall is written and directed by Scott Mann and co-stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Check out the trailer ahead of the film’s release on August 19.
Finally, some great stuff is coming to our favourite streaming service, Shudder, next month. If you haven’t already subscribed for Phil Tippett’s Mad God, which hit Shudder last Friday the 17th, check out this raft of new and classic horror to check out as the summer kicks in.
July 14 – Good Madam
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival. Tsidi, a single mother, is forced to move in with her estranged mother Mavis, a live-in domestic worker caring obsessively for her catatonic white ‘Madam’. As Tsidi tries to heal her family however, a sinister spectre begins to stir. South African director Jenna Cato Bass (Flatland) co-wrote the film along with Babalwa Baartman and ten other members of her cast. (Shudder Original)
July 21 – This is GWAR
This is GWAR is the powerful story of the iconic heavy metal art collective, as told by the humans who have fought to keep it alive for over thirty years. The feature documentary includes interviews with the band members, both past and present, and other artists, including Weird Al Yankovic, Thomas Lennon, Alex Winter, Bam Margera, and Ethan Embry. It also includes never seen footage of legendary GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus). (Shudder Original)
July 1 – Alien Encounters Collection
To mark the 75th Anniversary of the Roswell UFO Incident, Shudder presents a curated collection of some of our favorite terrors of extraterrestrial origin. Whether its little green men or tentacled monsters in the cold reaches of space or hidden in plain sight just next door, these aliens do not come in peace. The collection launches on July 1 with new Shudder additions They Live and The Thing (also part of the July John Carpenter collection), the 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Lifeforce, Planet of the Vampires, Dark Angel, Without Warning, and Invaders from Mars. The collection will also feature current Shudder titles like The McPherson Project, PG: Psycho Goreman, Friend Barry, Color Out of Space, and The Untamed.
July 1 – John Carpenter Collection
Celebrate the Horror Master with a collection of some of his most terrifying creations. New to Shudder this month are John Carpenter classics The Thing (celebrating its 40th anniversary) and They Live, which are part of this month’s Alien Encounters Collection. Also new to the library are Escape from New York and Prince of Darkness. These join currently available Carpenter favorites Halloween, In the Mouth of Madness, and Body Bags.