The film takes place in a Japanese forest named the Aokigahara, a real-life place which has become an infamous suicide spot. It is in this location that a young American woman, Sara, goes searching for her twin sister who mysteriously went missing never to return again. Despite being warned many times to not stray from the marked path, Sara decides that she must enter the depths of the forest in order to discover the truth about what really happened to her sister. Unfortunately, the forest is full of haunted souls who seek to prey upon anyone who crosses their path.
Wild party girl Lou (Natasha Lyonne) is in a pickle. After a party that perhaps got a little too wild, bizarre symptoms and uncouth pains begin plaguing her, much to the dismay of friends like Sadie (Chloe Sevigny), who think she’s just attempting to conceal a pregnancy. Yet, as kidnappings and random acts of suspicion begin piling up all over town, a mysterious stranger (Meg Tilly) appears with potential answers to Lou’s dire condition. It’s body horror basics, wrapped in a tight sheen of B-actresses and a plot intriguing enough to stick – as such, Antibirth is definitely a movie meant for horror purists.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s immensely popular parody novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies reworks a classic Jane Austen story to give the period drama a horror upgrade. It appears that soon-to-be-lovers Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy have more than just the issue of social class on their plate after a zombie outbreak puts the inhabitants of 19th Century England in extreme peril while the undead aimlessly walk the land. The movie features a host of British acting talent including Lily James as Elizabeth, Lena Headey as Lady Catherine de Bourgh, and Sam Riley as Mr. Darcy.
Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey) is one of the most popular girls in college. She spends the days surfing social media and being adored by most everyone that crosses her path – until today. A friend request from a random chick sparks her interest into acceptance, but things quickly spiral out of control when Laura becomes obsessed with finding out the user’s identity. As the deaths of those closest to her escalate in number, the former college queen must discover who the culprit is before it’s simply too late. Such a concept has recently been done with Unfriended (2014), but that’s not to take away from the style that director Simon Verhoeven could potentially bring to the table.
The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist
Following directly on from the events in the first movie, The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist follows Ed and Lorraine Warren, played once again by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, as they travel to England to investigate a case a paranormal activity in a London council house. The characters are based on a real life couple who conducted research on supposedly haunted locations and objects including the Amityville house and the case of the possessed doll Annabelle. The 2016 sequel is one again directed by James Wan who has many notable horror credits to his name including Saw and Insidious.
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Otherwise known as Ouija 2 we have the prequel to the 2014 movie Ouija with an entirely new cast of characters. The Origin of Evil has been set fifty years prior to the original, LA in the 1967’s. A window and her two daughters run a scam and have decided to add a seance to their plot but without knowing it unleash evil. Doris (Lulu Wilson) the youngest daughter, is taken hostage by the evil spirit that became unleashed leaving her sister alice (Elizabeth Reaser) and her mother (Lin Shaye and Annalise Basso) to attempt rescuing her.