Official Trailer for Mickey Keating’s Horror Thriller Film ‘Psychopaths’

Psychopaths Trailer

“You look like a friendly crowd!” Samuel Goldywn Films recently debuted this official trailer for the new horror thriller titled Psychopaths, which first played at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. This is also the latest film from Mickey Keating, director of the films Ritual, Pod, Darling, and Carnage Park, which was also released this year. Psychopaths is about seven different serial killers whose paths cross over one single, blood soaked night. This looks flashy and stylish, though it’s hard to tell what exactly is going on in this trailer. The ensemble cast includes Ashley Bell, Angela Trimbur, James Landry Hebert, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Jeremy Gardner, Ivana Shein, and Larry Fessenden. If you’re into indie horror, and masks, and serial killer films, then this is for you. But if you’re not into that, well, maybe not. Have fun. ›››

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What Are Horror Master John Carpenter’s Favorite Films?

Though director John Carpenter might enjoy making horror flicks, his cinematic diet surprisingly doesn’t have as much blood and guts.

John Carpenter has spent his career scaring the bejeezus out of movie-goers, and since it’s almost Halloween, it seems right to talk about the films that inspired him to make films that helped contribute to one of the most beloved horror subgenres in cinema. In the video below, Fandor has put together a list of the director’s favorite films, but interestingly enough, you’re not going to see a whole lot of blood, butcher’s knives, or Captain Kirk death masks in the films that shaped Carpenter as a filmmaker. However, that doesn’t mean the films on his list aren’t dark and twisted, as you’ll soon see.

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LFF Review: Brazilian Film ‘Good Manners’ is a Clever Horror Creation

Good Manners

This Brazilian horror drama film falls under the category of WTF?!, but it’s so so so good. Good Manners, or As Boas Maneiras in Portuguese, is a film from Brazil set in São Paulo that is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. If I am to sum it up in one sentence it would be: a Brazilian, lesbian, musical, werewolf drama. It’s kind of a horror film, but not really, much more of a drama with some horrific elements. Good Manners is the most clever, refreshing reinvention of the werewolf film in years. It will make you freak out and laugh and cover your eyes and throw your hands up aghast in bewilderment. The less you know about it going in, the more enjoyable the experience will be when you finally watch it unfold. So be careful with what you read. ›››

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Watch: Why Pennywise is Such a Scary Horror Villain

This classic scientific concept can help us create terrifying villains.

Why exactly is Pennywise from It so terrifying? It may be as much due to a theory from robotic science as it is a factor of great cinematic storytelling. Before we begin, it should be noted that, in the words of video essayist Karsten Runquist, while “technically Pennywise is an undefined morphable character….for the most part he’s a clown.”

Clowns are currently all over pop culture, for instance appearing in the current season of American Horror Story. And, morphable though It might be, Pennywise the Clown is the main attraction in the story. This video looks at the roots of Pennywise’s effectiveness of as a horror villain by examining, among other things, the concept of the Uncanny Valley, as well as his status as a modern-day troll (not the internet kind, though.)

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Keep Watching Trailer and Poster for the Horror Thriller

Keep Watching Trailer and Poster for the Horror Thriller

Keep Watching trailer and poster for the horror thriller

Sony Pictures, Screen Gems and Voltage Pictures have released the new trailer and poster for the horror thriller Keep Watching, which will debut in theaters for one night only this Halloween, October 31 at 10pm! Check out the Keep Watching trailer below, along with the poster in the gallery!

A family imprisoned by intruders is forced to play a terrifying game. As the night unfolds, the game’s mysterious rules become clear, and the family realizes their nightmare is being streamed live to riveted viewers all over the world, who are compelled to KEEP WATCHING…not knowing if what they’re seeing is real, or staged.

The film stars Bella Thorne (The DUFF), Natalie Martinez (End of Watch), Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead), Leigh Whannell (Insidious) and Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four).

Directed by Sean Carter from a screenplay by Joseph Dembner, Keep Watching is produced by Alex Heineman, Andrew Rona, Nicolas Chartier and Craig J. Flores.

What do you think of the Keep Watching trailer? Let us know in the comments below!

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15 Second Horror Competition 2017

The Raindance #15SecondHorror competition returns for 2017 as we get ready for Halloween.

How to Take Part:

1) Shoot a 15-second horror film.

2) Upload it to Youtube.

3) Tweet us to enter the competition, including @Raindance and the hashtag #15SecondHorror

E.g.: Hey @Raindance, here’s my #15SecondHorror

Submissions close at midnight, Tuesday 31st October.

One entry per person.
Submissions under 15 seconds will be accepted, however, submissions over 15 seconds will be ineligible. Opening titles are included in your runtime, but closing credits are not included.


What you’ll win

The winners will receive:

Prizes are fixed and judges decisions are final.


Previous winners




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Official UK Trailer for Horror ‘The Unseen’ From Director Gary Sinyor

The Unseen Trailer

“Did you see him?” Miracle Communications has debuted an official UK trailer for the film The Unseen, a horror thriller set for release in the UK starting in December. The film is about a couple whose young son dies in an accident. The mom blames herself and starts to have panic attacks that affect her eyesight – and the audience’s point of view. Her husband, tormented, believes he is hearing his son’s voice calling out to him. They attempt to escape the grief by going to a lake house retreat, but things only get worse. Jasmine Hyde and Richard Flood, along with Simon Cotton, Dana Haqjoo, Derek Horsham, and Ashley R Woods. This looks like an intriguing thriller about the horrors of grief, but that not sure if it’ll be any good. ›››

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First Trailer for Netflix’s Horror ‘The Babysitter’ Starring Judah Lewis

The Babysitter Trailer

“This Friday the 13th – brush your teeth, put on your PJs, and run like hell.” Netflix has debuted the first official trailer for a new horror comedy titled The Babysitter, from director McG (who has resigned from Hollywood and moved over to Netflix, thankfully). The movie is about a young boy who has the hots for his babysitter. When she brings her friends over to his house for a night of fun, he discovers they’re actually part of a satanic cult. Then it twists into a fun survival horror, where he must fight back and figure out how to make it through the night. Starring Judah Lewis as the kid, with Samara Weaving, Bella Thorne, Leslie Bibb, Hana Mae Lee, Robbie Amell, Emily Alyn Lind, and Andrew Bachelor. This actually doesn’t look so bad, it’s bloody and violent and seemingly quite funny, who would’ve thought. Take a look. ›››

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First Official Trailer for Violent WWI Zombie Horror Thriller ‘Trench 11’

Trench 11 Trailer

“The only thing more terrifying than the Western Front… is what lies beneath it.” A trailer has debuted online for a WWI zombie horror thriller film titled Trench 11. This indie horror has been playing at various genre film festivals the last few months, including Fantasy Filmfest in Germany and Toronto After Dark, but still doesn’t have any US distribution set yet. Trench 11 is about a special biological weapon the Germans developed that turns its victims into deranged killers. The plot follows a group of Allied soldiers stuck deep under ground trying to figure out and stop the spread of this dangerous, deadly disease/weapon. The film stars Rossif Sutherland, Karine Vanasse, Shaun Benson, Charlie Carrick, Ted Atherton, Adam Hurtig, Robert Stadlober, and Luke Humphrey. This looks dark, and gnarly, and very violent. Dig in. ›››

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Watch: Clever FaceTime Call Horror Short ‘Where Is It’ Will Spook You

Where Is It Short Film

“Oh, that’s okay, it came with the house anyway, so… no big deal, I guess!” We’re almost into October, which means it’s just about time for the horror season. To kick things off (a bit early) we’re sharing this fun, freaky horror short film titled Where Is It, from co-directors Zak White and Todd Spence. This clever little horror short is about two friends who connect up over FaceTime for a chat. One of them just returned home from a trip, and the other watched her house while she was away. She accidentally broke an old mirror that was on the wall, neither thinks much of it. But apparently it has some importance to someone in the house. ›››

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