While we cannot say that June 2015 will be a blockbuster month for horror movies coming to cinemas, thankfully we do have a few films horror fans can head out to see:
Looking for more of a mystery/thriller, horror movie? Then check out LazRael Lison’s (Rift) upcoming film Private Number. The story focuses on author Michael Lane (Hal Ozsan- Helter Skelter), a recovering alcoholic who is being tormented by a series of cryptic phone messages and visions that pull him away from reality and toward an obsession with an horrific series of murders.
Check out the trailer here:
Again, while it may not be a pure, out-an-out horror movie, it may be worth a look if you are wanting something with a bit more of a dramatic edge to it, or feel like trying to put all of the clues together and solve the mystery before the filmmakers hand you the answers. Plus, you get to enjoy Judd Nelson as a Sheriff while we wait for…
Insidious: Chapter 3
For the next installment of the Insidious franchise, we get a prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that focuses on how Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her psychic abilities to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott- A.N.T. Farm) deal with a dangerous supernatural entity, as we originally told you about here.
With the story being set before the haunting of the Lamberts, Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne do not reprise their roles from the first two Insidious films, nor does Director James Wan return, as he was tied up with the filming of Furious Seven, instead handing the reins over to writer Leigh Whannell (Saw, Inisdious) for his directorial debut. Leigh Whannell (Specs), Lin Shaye (Elise Rainier) and Angus Sampson (Tucker) do all reprise their roles from the previous films, so some continuity is maintained, and the style does feel very similar to the first two films, which should please Insidious fans.
Insidious Chapter Three is the most ‘pure’ horror film to come out in June 2015, so mark this date on your calendar horror fans.
While it is a probably a stretch to call Jurassic World a horror film, the fourth installment in the sci-fi, adventure series is just too ‘magical‘ to not talk about.
Set twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, John Hammond’s dream of a dinosaur theme park on Isla Nublar are alive thanks to the Masrani Global Corporation. Now, because the public are somehow bored with seeing dinosaurs, because they are spoiled jerks, Masrani tasks their staff, led by operations manager Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard- The Village) to genetically engineer a new hybrid, super dinosaur to try and draw people in. Obviously this new dinosaur escapes and wreaks havoc on the park, and it is up to Jurassic World’s velociraptor trainer Owen Grady (Chris Pratt- Guardians of the Galaxy) and the security team to try and stop it.
Here is the latest U.S. trailer:
It seems like almost all Jurassic fans are of two minds on the upcoming film:
1) They are excited, because it is a new Jurassic film, where we actually get to see a fully functioning Jurassic Park (now called Jurassic World, as I am sure ‘Park’ made it sound too much like a place where you go hiking for the average tourist).
2) They saw Jurassic Park 3 and are being careful not to get their expectations too high; you know, because….Jurassic Park 3.
Burying the Ex
Coming to both V.O.D. and a limited release is Joe Dante’s (Gremlins, The Burbs) latest horror comedy, which we originally told you about here.
Burying the Ex follows Max (Anton Yelchin- Star Trek, Fright Night) who is having trouble getting the nerve up to break up with his over-bearing girlfriend Evelyn (Ashley Greene- Twilight), but when she is killed in a freak accident, he is able to move on with his life and falls for Olivia (Alexandra Daddario- Texas Chainsaw 3D).
Problem is, Evelyn rises from the grave, and technically, Max and her never broke up…
Check out the trailer here:
Most comedy-horror fans only had to see the name ‘Joe Dante’ attached to this project to be excited, but even if that did nothing for you, the trailer should have at least piqued your interest to see what Dante has done with another weird, fun story, and with a pretty stellar cast.
There you have it, an interesting spread of horror films coming in June 2015. While there are not many true horror films coming to cinemas, there is a good variety for anyone looking to get a thrill this month.