So August 5th, we get a new Predator movie called Prey. It's looking to make up for the last film, Predators.
Blurb - The origin story of the Predator in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago. Naru, a skilled female warrior, fights to protect her tribe against one of the first highly-evolved Predators to land on Earth.
I think this is the correct approach. By taking the franchise backwards, we have a better chance to see exactly where the Predators came from and how they've evolved up to the original movie staring Arnold. I'm excited to see this one and hope it holds up .,.
Since it's the beginning of the month, I have a few more suggestions to kill a few hours. All 3 are on Prime. First up ...
Blurb - When a young boy goes missing in a sleepy backwoods town, a local sanitation truck driver, Donald, plays detective, embarking on a precarious and obsessive investigation.
If you are a fan of the BBC Sherlock series, you might recognize the lead as Moriarty. He is the only reason I gave this movie a shot, and I was glad I did. It's not horror but there are parts within it that are horrific, and his performance is amazing. I love his range, and was curious how he would do in this film. He did not disappoint. If you like mysteries solved by everyday people, you should enjoy A Dark Place.
Next up ...
Blurb - Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.
Rarely do I find a remake to be as enjoyable as the original, especially in this day and age, but Evil Dead does a spectacular job of paying homage to the original 2 and standing up on its own. This movie hits all the right notes, and plays the scares a bit more than the original Evil Dead & Evil Dead 2. It's a gross and frightening good time.
NSFW - I could only find the red band trailer so you've been warned.
Blurb - When a nice new neighbor moves in next door, Charley discovers that he is an ancient vampire who preys on the community. Can he save his neighborhood from the creature with the help of the famous "vampire killer", Peter Vincent?
So in 2011, a completely unnecessary movie came out, or so I thought. I just couldn't see a reason to see the Fright Night remake when the original is so close to perfection. Add in Colin Farrell who at the time I wasn't a fan of, and I saw no reason to plop down my $6 to check it out.
When it came out to stream, I still never saw it, but while I was doing my top horror movies of the year, I read a ton of glowing things about this movie. Most importantly, I read how different it was from the original. My interest was piqued, and I was excited to see it pop up on one of my streaming sites. I'll give it a whirl and do a post breaking it down against the original.
Go check these out if you haven't and we can meet back up and talk about what we think.