As the Halloween season approaches, the horror genre is set to welcome a new entrant that promises plenty of terror and suspense. The trailer for Dark Harvest has finally been unveiled, offering a glimpse into a horrifying Halloween legend that is set to grip audiences this October. Directed by the renowned David Slade, known for his works such as Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night, this film is an adaptation of Norman Partridge’s chilling novel.
The newly released trailer plunges viewers into the eerie atmosphere of Halloween in 1963, in a cursed town where the annual harvest transforms into a brutal fight for survival. As the legend of Sawtooth Jack comes to life, the town’s children find themselves in grave danger. The trailer teases the intense battle that ensues, with groups of people uniting to confront the murderous scarecrow before the stroke of midnight.
Central to the narrative is Richie, a rebellious youngster who joins the frantic hunt, spurred by his brother’s previous victory over the scarecrow. As the hunt unfolds, Richie stumbles upon a shocking secret that threatens to alter the town’s fate forever. The trailer hints at the pivotal choices Richie must make to possibly break the relentless cycle of horror that grips the town.
The film showcases a remarkable cast, including Elizabeth Reaser, known for her role in The Haunting of Hill House, Jeremy Davies from the Hannibal series, Luke Kirby, Casey Likes, and Emyri Crutchfield. Their performances promise to bring depth and intensity to this spine-chilling tale.
Prepare yourself for a night of terror and suspense as Dark Harvest makes its debut at Alamo Drafthouse Theaters on October 11, for one night only, before its digital release on October 13. The film, which promises to blend fall vibes with small-town evil, has been rated R for its strong horror violence and gore, language throughout, and brief drug use.
A24 & AMC Theaters Collab For “October Thrills and Chills” Line-Up
Off-beat movie studio A24 is taking over Wednesdays at AMC theaters next month. “A24 Presents: October Thrills & Chills Film Series,” will be an event that showcases some of the studio’s best horror movies re-presented on the big screen.
Ticket buyers will also receive a one-month free trial of A24 All Access (AAA24), an app that allows subscribers a free zine, exclusive content, merch, discounts, and more.
There are four movies to choose from each week. First up is The Witch on October 4, then X on October 11, followed by Under the Skin on October 18, and finally the Director’s Cut of Midsommar on October 25.
Since it was founded in 2012, A24 has become a beacon of off-the-grid independent movies. In fact, they often outshine their mainstream counterparts with non-derivative content made by directors who create visions that are unique and untempered by large Hollywood studios.
This approach has garnered many devoted fans to the studio which recently took home an Academy Award for Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Coming up shortly is the finale to the Ti West tryptic X. Mia Goth returns as West’s muse in MaXXXine, a slasher murder mystery set in the 1980s.
The studio also put its label on the teen possession film Talk to Me after its premiere at Sundance this year. The movie was a hit with both critics and audience-goers prompting the directors Danny Philippou and Michael Philippou to pitch a sequel which they say has already been made.
The “A24 Presents: October Thrills & Chills Film Series,” might be a great time for movie lovers not familiar with A24 to see what all the fuss is about. We would suggest any of the films in the line-up especially the nearly three-hour director’s cut of Ari Aster’s Midsommar.
‘V/H/S/85’ Trailer Is Totally Loaded With Some Brutal New Stories
Get ready for another entry into the popular V/H/S anthology series with V/H/S/85 which will premiere on the Shudder streaming service on October 6.
Just over a decade ago, the original, created by Brad Miska, became a seminal cult favorite and has spawned several sequels, a reboot, and some spin-offs. This year, the producers traveled back to 1985 to find their video cassette of terror with found footage shorts created by now-famous directors including:
David Bruckner (Hellraiser, The Night House),
Scott Derrickson ( The Black Phone, Sinister),
Gigi Saul Guerrero (Bingo Hell, Culture Shock),
Natasha Kermani (Lucky)
Mike Nelson (Wrong Turn)
So adjust your tracking and watch the all-new trailer for this new collection of found footage nightmares.
We’ll let Shudder explain the concept: “An ominous mixtape blends never-before-seen snuff footage with nightmarish newscasts and disturbing home videos to create a surreal, analog mashup of the forgotten 80s.”
Get a Look Inside ‘Exorcist: Believer’ in New Featurette
Perhaps the most anticipated movie in this third quarter of the year is The Exorcist: Believer. Fifty years after the original came out, reboot artists Jason Blum and director David Gordon Green are adding to the canon of one of the most beloved horror movies of all time. They even got Ellen Burstyn to return as Chris MacNeil, mother to demonized Regan (Linda Blair) in the first film!
Universal dropped a video today to give fans a closer look at the film before its October 6 wide release date. In the clip, Burstyn gives some insight into the character she created half a century ago.
“Playing a character that I created fifty years ago: I thought she has fifty years of living. Who has she become?” she says in the video.
She has more to say as does Green in this mini featurette. As with most of these videos, there might be light spoilers so watch at your own risk.