Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Knock Knock and The Gallows Trailers
It's horror, horror everywhere as new trailers for scary movies seem to be popping up all over the internet. A pair of new previews debuted this week and the first comes from horror mastermind, Eli Roth, director of Cabin Fever and Hostel. Roth's latest film and Sundance selection, Knock Knock, features Keanu Reeves as a happily married father who offers to help two beautiful young women who knock at his door in search of a phone during a rain storm. However, this duo of femme fatales use seduction to lead him into a twisted game with deadly consequences. Early word from fanboys is that this taboo thriller is a must-see, so any lover of scary movies should keep an eye out for Knock Knock later this year.
I think we can all agree that the found-footage style of filmmaking has grown extremely tiresome, but that first-hand general consensus hasn't filtered into the horror genre just yet. In July we're given The Gallows, a first-hand horror account from the directing duo of Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing, Two decades to the day after a prop malfunction takes the life of a student during a high school play, a new wave of teenagers sneak onto the stage in an attempt to carry out the show themselves. Clearly, things go terribly wrong in this contemporary horror flick. If the preview below catches your interest, you can check out The Gallows later this summer.