June 1, 2016

June 2016: A Preview of the Month in Horror!

June is usually not the best month for Horror & Genre releases, but there always seems to be a few standout titles to make the hot days a little cooler and creepier.

Below, we've listed the best Movies & TV Shows that are seeing Theatrical, Blu-ray & DVD, VOD, or TV releases this June; they're the biggest and (potentially) best of them, and at the very least, they are the ones that we're most excited to check out.

*Click the pics below for more info on the Movie or TV Show, or pre-order them when applicable.

"Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits."

The Conjuring 2 is probably the biggest Horror title coming out in any format in June. We liked the first movie well enough, and so we have reasonably high hope that we'll dig this sequel too. 

The Conjuring 2 hits theaters on June 10th.

"A young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence."

This trailer looks fantastic, and it's quite possible that Green Room may end up being better than director Jeremy Saulnier's first movie, Blue Ruin. Patrick Stewart playing a bad guy just sounds perfect to us.

Green Room hits VOD on June 28th.

"When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has."

Even after watching the trailer, we're not sure what we're gonna get with The Neon Demon aside from some stunning visuals. We were huge fans of Drive when it came out, and Only God Forgives was a decent (if overly-artsy) follow up, so the idea of Nicolas Winding Refn doing a Horror flick is one that we can totally get behind.

Being that Elle Fanning was only 16-years-old when this was shot, her sexy and sinister turn in this one may end up causing a bit of controversy when it finally hits theaters.

The Neon Demon will hit theaters on June 24th.

"When Nancy (Blake Lively) is attacked by a great white shark while surfing alone, she is stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills."

We dig the hell out of Killer Animal flicks around here, and the idea of Blake Lively trapped on a rock, far from shore and bleeding, while being eyed by a massive, hungry great white shark sounds pretty good to us.

The Shallows will be in theaters on June 29th.

"After surviving a car accident, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up to find herself in an underground bunker with two men. Howard (John Goodman) tells her that a massive chemical attack has rendered the air unbreathable, and their only hope of survival is to remain inside. Despite the comforts of home, Howard's controlling and menacing nature makes Michelle want to escape. After taking matters into her own hands, the young woman finally discovers the truth about the outside world."

A lot of mystery surrounded 10 Cloverfield Lane before its release, and although we weren't sure whether it was supposed to be a direct sequel to Cloverfield or not, we went into it with open minds and a healthy sense of curiosity... and we were rewarded with a movie that was a few different things at once, all of them pretty damned good. Read our full review below for out thoughts.

This is exactly the kind of movie that we love to own on Blu-ray, and although the bonus content doesn't look very extensive, we're dying to see how the movie looks on our Home Theater set-ups.


10 Cloverfield Lane hits stores on June 14th.

"It's the 1980s, school is out for the summer, and when Camp Clearwater's dark, ancient mythology awakens, what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn."

Premiering on Freeform (the network that used to be ABC Family), Dead of Summer certainly sounds like it's going to be a fun Slasher show, but man do we hope that it doesn't end up being some cheesy, watered-down, kid-friendly B.S.

Dead of Summer premieres of Freeform on June 28th.

"Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?"

As big as the first movie was, we're pretty sure that ID4: Resuergence is going to be this year's Jurassic World... or as close to it as any Summer movie is going to get, anyway. It looks like some big, crazy fun, that will fill us with all kinds of nostalgia.

Independence Day: Resurgence hits theaters on June 24th.

"One of the most talented, influential, and iconoclastic filmmakers of all time, Brian De Palma's career started in the 60s and has included such acclaimed and diverse films as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito's Way, and Mission: Impossible. In this lively, illuminating and unexpectedly moving documentary, directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow engage in a personal and candid discussion with De Palma, exploring not only his life and work but also his singular approach to the craft of filmmaking and his remarkable experiences navigating the film business, from his early days as the bad boy of New Hollywood to his more recent years as a respected veteran of the field. In the end, what emerges is a funny, honest, and incisive portrait of a truly one-of-a-kind artist, and an exhilarating behind-the-scenes look at the last 50 years of the film industry through the eyes of someone who has truly seen it all."

A documentary where Brian De Palma sits and talks about how he basically told Hollywood "Fuck you, I'm doing it my way" is just about as perfect as it gets for us. There's no way that we're not seeing this one.

De Palma will hit limited theaters on June 10th.

Here's a look at the rest of the month's VOD releases.

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1 comment :

  1. BLUE RUIN wasn't Jeremy Saulnier's first film. He made his debut with MURDER PARTY (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0878695/combined).