M. Night Shyamalan’s next film is finally here. This is his first follow-up since his last film, Old. Knock at the Cabin is really mixing up the home invasion genre by giving the home invaders a possibly real reason for entering and terrorizing. Of course, just cause this group is asking the family to stop an apocalypse it doesn’t mean that it is necessarily true. This could be a figment of this group’s imagination. I’m sure the poor family being assaulted won’t know what the heck they are talking about.
The trailer sets up for a tense experience with a lot of mystery built up around the edges. We are hoping that the story sticks together and doesn’t go The Happening on us.
The synopsis for Knock at the Cabin goes like this:
While vacationing at a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand that the family make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost.
Knock at the Cabin arrives in theaters beginning February 3.
The Byer’s House From ‘Stranger Things’ is Now For Sale
This is where it all started in the world of Stranger Things. Will Byer’s home kicked off the season with the young boy’s disappearance and his mom Joyce’s steadfast search. Well if you are a huge Stranger Things fans and want to own part of pop culture history, now is your shot. The Byer’s home is now for sale! The home described as a “fixer-upper” is marked at $300 thousand and is attached to six acres of land.
That is a pretty hefty price tag for such a property. And yet, it isn’t as expensive as properties from other films and tv shows. Part of the reason for the slightly lower-end price point is in the house’s description. It turns out that this home needs a lot of work to get it to ship shape again.
The synopsis for Stranger Things went like this:
After the mysterious and sudden vanishing of a young boy, the people of a small town begin to uncover secrets of a government lab, portals to another world and sinister monsters. The boy’s mother (Joyce) desperately tries to find him, convinced he is in grave danger, while the police chief searches for answers.
If you want to check out the Stranger Things Byers house listing with full details head over HERE.
‘Some Like it Rare’ Trailer Gets to the Meat of Horror
Some Like it Rare’s trailer proves that a cannibalistic horror film can also be a ton of fun. Watching two struggling butchers go for their dreams by way of murder is a lot of fun and while it is a French film, it could easily be compared the nature of the American dream.
The synopsis for Some Like it Rare is as follows:
Butchers Vincent and Sophie’s business is going under and their relationship is on the rocks. But their lives are changed forever when Vincent accidentally kills a vegan activist vandalizing their store. To get rid of the corpse, he butchers the body and Sophie accidentally sells the meat. Never has their product been more successful with their customers to the extent that they just might be tempted to kill again…
The film stars Fabrice Éboué, Marina Foïs, Jean-Francois Cayrey, Lisa Do Couto Texeira, Victor Meutelet, Stephane Soo Mongo, Virginie Hocq and Christophe Hondelatte.
Some Like it Rare is in select theaters on October 7 and on VOD beginning October 14.
‘Piggy’ Trailer Cuts Deep And Gets Gory
Piggy already has a huge place in my horror-loving heart. This one will speak well to the outsider. There is a ton of great social commentary throughout about our true selves and society’s shaming, cliques, and bullies. It is already one of my fave of the year.
The synopsis for Piggy goes like this:
With the summer sun beating down on her rural Spanish town, Sara hides away in her parent’s butcher shop. A teenager whose excess weight makes her the target of incessant bullying, she flees a clique of capricious girls who torment her at the town pool, only to stumble upon them being brutally kidnapped by a stranger, who drives off with them in his van. When the police begin asking questions, Sara keeps quiet. Intrigued by the stranger — an interest that’s mutual — she’s torn between revealing the truth and protecting the man who saved her.
The film stars Laura Galán, Richard Holmes, Carmen Machi, Irene Ferreiro & Camielle Aguilar, with the special collaborations of Pilar Castro and Claudia Salas.
Piggy arrives October 7 exclusively in Drafthouse theaters and on VOD beginning October 14.