In leiu of a "Best of 2014" list, I thought it beneficial a list of upcoming 2015 movies/television and books are similar in vein or the books the film/series is based on to either hold you over until the release or fulfill that need for more of the same.
13 Sins, follows soft spoken, mild mannered salesmen, Elliot, (Mark Weber, Jessabelle, Scott Pilgrim) as he tries to reestablish his life and support those he loves after he loses his job. While sulking in his car, he receives a phone call from a mysterious voice offering him $1000 dollars to kill the fly buzzing around in his car. Elliot does so and his bank account is credited the money. Intrigued, the caller explains that Elliot will be given a series of 13 challenges, each carrying a greater reward and thus solving his monetary issues.
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death begins with the onslaught of WWII, as young schoolteacher Eve Parkins (Phoebe Fox, One Day) escapes with evacuated school children and headmistress Ms. Hogg to a countryside retreat called the Eel House. Upon arrival, a tire on the bus goes flat.
If lore is any indication, mankind has been desperately making deals with the devil since the beginning of time – and, in spite of the steep one-sidedness of the agreements’ contingencies, these deals persist. At least they do, in fact, wind up making for good stories.
(Editor's note: Over the rest of this week and next we'll be rolling out our staff picks for the best in horror from 2014, leading up to the official BGH Best of 2014 list and the Year in Review podcast. Enjoy!)
1. As Above, So Below - One of my favorite so far, super clever and full of symbols, alchemy, and creepy catacombs.
2. Horns - An awesome adaptation that sticks pretty closely to the book; The majority of the cast kills it.
The Pyramid follows a father/daughter archeologist team, Nora (Ashley Hinshaw, Chronicle,+1) and Professor Holden, (Denis O’Hare, "American Horror Story", "True Blood") who have astoundingly uncovered a three sided pyramid (other pyramids have 4 sides) in war torn Giza. Convinced that this pyramid is related to the reign of Akhenaten (the pharaoh that is often associated with alien conspiracies) the team is anxious to investigate the inside.
If anyone can live (and die) by the cliché “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” horror movies tend to be the poster child for recycled themes. See No Evil 2 is no different in that regard, as its plot immediately follows that of its predecessor.
The Superstition Mountains just outside of Phoenix, Arizona are steeped in deep and bloody legend. Some Apache believe that the mountain range houses a portal to the spirit world … or even Hell itself. Other legends employ the backdrop of the nineteenth century American gold rush. The lore of the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine has claimed several explorers’ lives in their quest to discover it. Hikers’ remains are often found in mysterious locations amid eerie conditions, further fueling the doom and damnation of the mountains and their precious gold.