Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Upcoming Women in Horror Projects

More women in horror upcoming films!

* Hereditary

Hereditary looks like one of the most unnerving films to come out in a while. The trailer alone made my skin crawl and I've heard nothing but good things. Toni Colette plays a woman who recently lost her mother. During the funeral, she gives a rather odd, much more honest than usual eulogy. It seems to be the anxiety about the horrible things that family passes down. I can't wait for this one. I especially love that it's about a mother's anxiety about her own mother and her daughter. Watch out for this one on June 8.

* Santa Clarita Diet

The first season of this show was simply a delight with Drew Barrymore playing Sheila, a repressed real estate agent. Contracting a zombie virus unleashes her true desires for sex, fulfillment, and human flesh. The second season looks just as good with Sheila refusing to be locked up and wanting to live her unlife to its fullest. Problems still follow them with other zombies, a conspicuous murder room, and Sheila falling apart. It's set to air March 23 on Netflix.

* Bird Box

I absolutely loved Josh Malerman's tale of a mother struggling to take care of her children in a time where some mysterious thing is driving people mad or outright killing them. To me it seems unfilmable, but Susanne Bier, the director, might have a unique perspective. I'm wondering if the mystery will be seen or if it will be left the imagination as it is in the book. Sandra Bullock is set to play the main character and I'm a little more excited to see Sarah Paulson as another survivor. The film is set to release on December 21 on Netflix.

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