2015 Horror and Suspense Movie Preview

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2015 Horror and Suspense Movies: January - February

Phoebe Fox in 'The Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death'.
Phoebe Fox in 'The Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death'. Photo: Nick Wall © Angelfish Films Ltd

REC 4: Apocalypse
What is it? The fourth and final film in the Spanish REC franchise in which the supernatural virus spreads aboard a ship at sea.
Stars: Manuela Velasco, Paco Manzanedo, Hcctor Colome, Ismael Fritschi, Clench Cabezas, Paco Obregon, Mariano Venancio, María Alfonso Ross
Director: Jaume Balagueró
Release Date: January 2, 2015 (limited/on demand)

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
What is it? Sequel to the hit ghost story in which a group of students take refuge in the haunted Eel Marsh House during World War II.
Stars: Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, Adrian Rawlins, Oaklee Pendergast, Ned Dennehy, Leilah de Meza, Amelia Pidgeon, Leanne Best
Director: Tom Harper
Release Date: January 2, 2015

Dark Summer
What is it? Disturbia in a haunted house, from the director of Grace.
Stars: Keir Gilchrist, Stella Maeve, Maestro Harrell, Grace Phipps, Peter Stormare
Director: Paul Solet
Release Date: January 9, 2015 (limited/on demand)

What is it? Backwoods survival fare in which hunters become the hunted.
Stars: Aaron Staton, Cody Saintgnue, Nick Saso, Pablo Schreiber, Wrenn Schmidt
Director: Christopher Denham
Release Date: January 9, 2015 (limited/on demand)

The Boy Next Door
What is it? "Fatal attraction" thriller with high school teacher Jennifer Lopez being stalked by a student after a brief fling.
Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, John Corbett, Ian Nelson, Kristin Chenoweth, Hill Harper, Bailey Chase, Travis Schuldt
Director: Rob Cohen
Release Date: January 23, 2015

What is it? Indonesian thriller in which two serial killers engage in a deadly game of one-upsmanship; from the directors of Macabre and segments in The ABCs of Death and V/H/S/2.
Stars: Kazuki Kitamura, Oka Antara, Rin Takanashi, Luna Maya, Ray Sahetapy
Directors: Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto
Release Date: January 23, 2015 (limited/on demand)

The Loft
What is it? Remake of a Belgian thriller about a group of married men who find a dead body in the secret apartment they maintain for their extramarital affairs.
Stars: Karl Urban, Wentworth Miller, James Marsden, Rhona Mitra, Margarita Levieva, Eric Stonestreet, Rachael Taylor, Matthias Schoenaerts, Isabel Lucas
Director: Erik Van Looy
Release Date: January 30, 2015

Suburban Gothic
What is it? Horror-comedy from the writer-director of Excision about a slacker who reluctantly returns to his childhood home, only to find it haunted.
Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, Kat Dennings, Ray Wise, Barbara Niven, Muse Watson, Jeffrey Combs, Sally Kirkland, Mel Rodriguez, Mackenzie Phillips, John Waters
Director: Richard Bates Jr.
Release Date: January 30, 2015 (limited/on demand)

Seventh Son
What is it? An adaptation of the book The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch, the first in the popular dark fantasy series The Wardstone Chronicles, which follows teenager Tom Ward's apprenticeship to become a fighter of dark forces and supernatural entities.
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Djimon Hounsou, Alicia Vikander, Antje Traue, Olivia Williams, Kit Harington
Director: Sergei Bodrov
Release Date: February 6, 2015

The Voices
What is it? Horror-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds as a man who is guided by the voices from his evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog.
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver
Director: Marjane Satrapi
Release Date: February 6, 2015 (limited/on demand)

What We Do in the Shadows
What is it? New Zealand horror-comedy mockumentary from the folks behind Flight of the Conchords and Eagle vs. Shark that follows a group of vampire roommates as they live their undead lives.
Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stuart Rutherford, Ben Fransham, Jackie van Beek
Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
Release Date: February 13, 2015 (limited/on demand)

What is it? Apocalyptic Australian zombie fare that combines a Mad Max aesthetic with the undead.
Stars: Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill, Catherine Terracini, Meganne West, Luke McKenzie, Berynn Schwerdt, Yure Covich, Cain Thompson, Beth Aubrey, Sheridan Harbridge, Damian Dyke, Keith Agius
Director: Kiah Roache-Turner
Release Date: February 13, 2015 (limited/on demand)

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
What is it? Spike Lee's crowd-funded remake of the cult '70s vampire movie Ganja & Hess.
Stars: Stephen Tyrone Williams, Zaraah Abrahams, Rami Malek, Elvis Nolasco, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Joie Lee, Felicia Pearson, Jeni Perillo
Director: Spike Lee
Release Date: February 13, 2015 (limited)

Digging Up the Marrow
What is it? Mockumentary from Adam Green (Hatchet, Frozen) starring him as himself in a search for real-life monsters.
Stars: Adam Green, Alex Pardee, Ray Wise, Tom Holland, Will Barratt
Director: Adam Green
Release Date: February 20, 2015 (limited)

What is it? Canadian sci fi-horror found footage fare about an alien encounter, from the writer of Pontypool.
Stars: Julian Richings, Adam Seybold, Lisa Houle, Mark Gibson, Justin Darmanin, Ry Barrett, Ari Millen, Cat Hostick, Tony Burgess
Directors: Chad Archibald, Matt Wiele
Release Date: February 27, 2015 (limited/on demand)

The Lazarus Effect
What is it? A 21st century Flatliners, from producer Jason Blum.
Stars: Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Donald Glover, Evan Peters, Sarah Bolger
Director: David Gelb
Release Date: February 27, 2015

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2015 Horror and Suspense Movies: March - April

Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe and Daniel Zovatto in 'It Follows'.
Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe and Daniel Zovatto in 'It Follows'. © Radius TWC

What is it? Thriller starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a cult member whose parents hire someone to deprogram her.
Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lance Reddick, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, Beth Grant, Leonard Earl Howze, Nicholas Tucci, Kellie Matteson
Director: Riley Stearns
Release Date: March 6, 2015 (limited/on demand)

What is it? Backwoods horror about teens battling a murderous clan. Purported to be the first horror film ever released in 4K/Ultra HD.
Stars: Kane Hodder, Jaclyn Swedberg, Lauren Francesca, Bryce Draper, Lachlan Buchanan
Director: Steve Wolsh
Release Date: March 13, 2015 (limited)

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
What is it? The latest entry in the Paranormal Activity franchise, a direct sequel following the offshoot .
Stars: Billy Shepperd, Tyler Craig
Director: Gregory Plotkin
Release Date: March 13, 2015

What is it? Before Sunrise meets H.P. Lovecraft, from the directors of .
Stars: Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Vanessa Bednar, Shane Brady, Francesco Carnelutti, Vinny Curran, Augie Duke, Jeremy Gardner, Holly Hawkins
Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Release Date: March 20, 2015 (limited)

What is it? Zombie beavers. That is all.
Stars: Cortney Palm, Hutch Dano, Lexi Atkins, Peter Gilroy, Rachel Melvin, Jake Weary
Release Date: March 20, 2015 (limited/on demand)

It Follows
What is it? Acclaimed fright film about a teen who's stalked by a supernatural force after a one-night stand.
Stars: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe
Director: David Robert Mitchell
Release Date: March 27, 2015 (limited)

What is it? Formerly known as Cybernatural, "POV" fare that unfolds over a teenager's computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure.
Stars: Shelley Hennig, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Courtney Halverson, Matthew Bohrer, Heather Sossaman, Jacob Wysocki
Director: Levan Gabriadze
Release Date: April 17, 2015

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2015 Horror and Suspense Movies: May - August

Chris Pratt in 'Jurassic World'.
Chris Pratt in 'Jurassic World'. Photo: Chuck Zlotnick © Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment

The Vatican Tapes
What is it? Found footage exorcism movie, from the director of Crank and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Stars: Kathleen Robertson, Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott, Michael Peña, Michael Paré, John Patrick Amedori, Noemi Gonzalez, Peter Andersson
Director: Mark Neveldine
Release Date: May 22, 2015

Insidious Chapter 3
What is it? Prequel to revolving around the exploits of psychic Elise Rainier.
Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell
Director: Leigh Whannell
Release Date: June 5, 2015

Jurassic World
What is it? The fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise, picking up 22 years after the first movie, with a fully functional dinosaur park up and running on Isla Nublar.
Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, Judy Greer
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Release Date: June 12, 2015

What is it? Jason Blum production described as I Know What You Did Last Summer with a found footage angle.
Stars: Cassidy Gifford, Pfeifer Brown, Reese Mishler, Ryan Shoos, Alexis Schneider
Directors: Travis Cluff, Chris Lofing
Release Date: July 10, 2015

What is it? Remake of the '80s haunted house classic.
Stars: Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Sam Rockwell, Kyle Catlett, Saxon Sharbino, Jane Adams, Nicholas Braun, Kennedi Clements, Karen Ivany, Susan Heyward
Director: Gil Kenan
Release Date: July 24, 2015

What is it? Sequel to featuring a new family -- a mother and her twin sons -- targeted by an ancient evil in their new home.
Stars: Shannyn Sossamon, James Ransone, Nicholas King, Tate Ellington, Laila Haley, Lucas Jade Zumann, Lea Coco, Olivia Rainey, Caden M. Fritz, Jaden Klein, Dartanian Sloan
Director: Ciaran Foy
Release Date: August 21, 2015

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2015 Horror and Suspense Movies: September - December

Vin Diesel in 'The Last Witch Hunter'.
Vin Diesel in 'The Last Witch Hunter'. © Summit Entertainment

Kitchen Sink
What is it? Horror-comedy about three teens who try to end the fighting between humans, vampires and zombies.
Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Ed Westwick, Mackenzie Davis, Joan Cusack, Rachael Harris, Bob Odenkirk, Keegan-Michael Key, Denis Leary, Patton Oswalt, Pat Healy
Director: Robbie Pickering
Release Date: September 4, 2015

The Visit
What is it? M. Night Shyamalan's return to horror, in the story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' farm for a weeklong trip, only to discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing.
Stars: Kathryn Hahn, Ed Oxenbould, Benjamin Kanes, Peter McRobbie, Olivia DeJonge, Deanna Dunagan, Shelby Lackman
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Release Date: September 11, 2015

The Disappointments Room
What is it? Spooky house vehicle for Kate Beckinsale, from the director of Disturbia and the writer of .
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Michaela Conlin, Lucas Till, Gerald McRaney, Michael Landes, Mel Raido, Duncan Joiner, Marcia de Rousse, Ella Jones
Director: D.J. Caruso
Release Date: September 25, 2015

Victor Frankenstein
What is it? Frankenstein re-telling from the viewpoint of Igor, as played by Daniel Radcliffe.
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Mark Gatiss, Freddie Fox, Valene Kane
Director: Paul McGuigan
Release Date: October 2, 2015

What is it? Gothic horror from Guillermo del Toro about an aspiring author who's drawn to a house that seems to be alive.
Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Burn Gorman, Doug Jones, Jim Beaver, Leslie Hope
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Release Date: October 16, 2015

The Last Witch Hunter
What is it? Action-horror vehicle starring Vin Diesel as the "last witch hunter," all that stands between humanity and a new reign by the most horrifying and powerful witches in history.
Stars: Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood, Michael Caine, Julie Engelbrecht, Rose Leslie, Olafur Darri Olafsson
Director: Breck Eisner
Release Date: October 23, 2015

Scouts vs. Zombies
What is it? Horror-comedy about three scouts who attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.
Stars: Halston Sage, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Tye Sheridan, Sara Malakul Lane, David Koechner, Sarah Dumont, Logan Miller
Director: Christopher Landon
Release Date: October 30, 2015

Friday the 13th
What is it? Yet another reboot of the slasher franchise.
Stars: TBA
Director: TBA
Release Date: November 13, 2015

What is it? Michael Dougherty's long-awaited follow-up to , based on the legend of a demon that seeks out naughty people to punish at Christmas time.
Stars: Allison Tolman, Emjay Anthony
Director: Michael Dougherty
Release Date: December 4, 2015

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