We’re a little more than two months out from Halloween, so studios are starting to roll out their upcoming horror releases to get everyone in the mood. For that reason, this week’s trailers are very horror-heavy, from Victor Frankenstein (which I already covered) to a super-spooky hit from Sundance. Check out some of the week’s best trailers below.
This “New England folktale” was one of the breakout hits of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and now we finally get to see some footage. It’s unbelievably creepy, and feels like everything I want in a horror film.
SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
Three scouts hoping to be cool for a night are confronted with the sudden arrival of zombies, and they end up battling everything from undead strippers to zombie cats. It’s got a real Zombieland meets Superbad vibe, and it could be a lot of fun.
With its first official full trailer, The Martian again emphasizes the high stakes of its story, and re-affirms that this could be Ridley Scott’s best movie in years.
THE FINAL GIRLS
A group of friends, one of whom is the daughter of a slasher movie actress, escapes a movie theater fire through the screen, and they all somehow end up inside the slasher movie. The film aims to pick apart all the horror cliches set up by flicks like Friday the 13th, and so far it seems to nail it.
No horror film has ever taken the Official Halloween Movie status of John Carpenter’s Halloween away, but Hellions, with its tale of super-creepy trick-or-treaters, could give the classic a run for its money.