If there’s any film that deserves the honor of being dubbed the scariest of 2014 it’s without question The Taking of Deborah Logan, which is currently available for instant streaming on Netflix. Yes, it’s both a possession flick and a found footage affair, but it’s incredibly effective, packed with genuine scares that will keep you awake at night.
As if Adam Robitel’s directorial debut (read our interview with Adam!) wasn’t already scary enough, an eagle-eyed viewer over on Reddit just discovered two instances of chilling subliminal imagery in the film, which really seal the deal on it being the most terrifying of the year.
Much like The Exorcist, which chilled many to the core with quick flashes of a demonic face, The Taking of Deborah Logan is also home to flashes of pure nightmare fuel. As spotted by user ‘JewBoyFresh,’ the first one appears at around the 38-minute mark, when Deborah Logan is found in the attic…
Another Reddit user color corrected and inverted the image, to give you a better idea of what exactly you’re looking at. Whatever it is, it’s definitely nothing that was seen in the actual film…
A bit later on, another mysterious image flashes for a split second, during a scene involving a fireplace – don’t want to say anything more than that, so as not to spoil the film for anyone who hasn’t yet seen it. Check it out…
Pretty freaky, eh? Needless to say, if you like being scared, you should probably turn off all the lights in your house some night soon and queue up The Taking of Deborah Logan. It’s one of the best of the year, and we’re pretty sure you’ll be thankful that you did.
Just don’t blame us for the nightmares…
Oh, and if you spot any other subliminal imagery while watching, let us know. We can be pretty sure that these two instances are merely the tip of this creepy little iceberg!
The latest Trailer for ‘Smile’ is Filled With Nightmarish Dread
The latest trailer for Smile is one that really digs its way under your skin. We had the pleasure of seeing it an early Fantastic Fest screening and the terror in that film is palpable and incredibly intense. It never lets up for a second.
The synopsis for Smile is as follows:
After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can’t explain. As an overwhelming terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.
The film stars Sosie Bacon, Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner, Robin Weigert, Caitlin Stasey with Kal Penn and Rob Morgan.
Smile is in theaters on September 30 with some early showings popping up on September 27. Check local showtimes and don’t miss this one.
‘Solar Opposites: Halloween Special’ Trailer Takes the Series into the Spooky Season
Solar Opposites has dropped a trailer for its Halloween Special and it looks like a blast. The Justin Roiland series is a nice change up from the sci-fi antics of Rick and Morty, but still has a lot of the same voices and debauchery. The Halloween episode takes the extraterrestrial family down a path of the macabre and even takes them into hell itself.
The synopsis for Solar Opposites season 3 goes like this:
Co-created by Justin Roiland (“Rick & Morty”) and Mike McMahan (“Rick & Morty”, “Star Trek: Lower Decks”), “Solar Opposites” centers around a team of four aliens who are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Justin Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone) only see the pollution, crass consumerism, and human frailty while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love TV, junk food and fun stuff. In season three, this alien team strives to be less of a team and more of a family team.
Solar Opposites: Halloween Special arrives on Hulu beginning October 3.
First Trailer For ‘The Last of Us’ is All About Brutal Survival
The first trailer for The Last of Us has finally arrived and it doesn’t let you down in the least. The hit video game series of the same name has given us some truly brutal survival in a savage post-apocolyptic world.
The fact that Chernobyl creator, Craig Mazin is in charge of bringing this brutal world to life is already a sign that we are in the best hands possible. It’s also great to see that the series is taking what existed in the game and just recreating that world and its many beautifully cinematic scenes. If it isn’t broken don’t fix it. I wish more filmmakers would do the same.
The synopsis for The Last of Us goes like this:
Set in the post-apocalyptic United States, the game tells the story of survivors Joel and Ellie as they work together to survive their westward journey across what remains of the country to find a possible cure for the modern fungal plague that has nearly decimated the entire human race.
The Last of Us will arrive on HBO Max beginning in 2023.