“The Wicker Tree” Horror Movie: Watch or Ignore?

I still remember watching that Nicholas Cage movie years ago. It was called “The Wicker Man.” The trailer looked pretty intriguing. My sister and I agreed to go see it and we did. Were we disappointed? No. I think it was a rather good movie with enough suspense and mystery that was smartly applied in the right moments as the story unfolded. And the pacing was just right.

With that said, I haven’t thought of The Wicker Man” in years. I still have six horror movies in my “to watch” list, namely: The Devil Inside, The Road, The Innkeepers, The Woman in Black, Grave Encounters, and Don’t be Afraid of the Dark. And right now, there are two more (excluding “The Wicker Tree“) to add to that list. Am I complaining? Not at all! Keep these horror movies coming! And then I’ll have a marathon dedicated solely for that. Complete with candles and cobwebs and chips and sodas. And ghosts and entities that I couldn’t see but are watching with me. You guys! It’ll be so much fun!

Now back to the heart of this post (yeah, there is one): I was going around the net, jumping from one site to another when I came across the upcoming horror movie called “The Wicker Tree.” It is a movie directed by Robin Hardy and the setting is in Scotland. The story begins when a religious couple, Beth and Steve, goes to a place in Scotland with spreading the good news of Christ in their hearts and minds. It is in Tressock, a small village in Glasgow, where things turn from charming to terrifying. When they agreed to take part in the village’s local festivity, they didn’t know that what they just said yes to was something that could possibly end their lives. In the most painful and torturous way possible.

Enjoy the trailer below!

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Just When You Think You’ve Had Enough

Of all the horror movies I have watched, both foreign and local, it was “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” which scared the crap out of me. I could not be left alone for three days. Count them: Three. You’d think it would be Kayako from “The Grudge” or Sadako from “The Ring” which would give me the shivers and the ice-cold finger of fear running down my spine. But no, it’s the movie about demonic possession. Because as far as I’m concerned, demons/devils are far more real than all those Sadakos and the corpse of a long dead woman crawling her way down the stairs.

I was doing my weekend homework (read: scrounging around the net for upcoming horror films) when I came across “The Devil Inside.” So I watched the trailer to see if it would interest me or scare the heck out of me. It turns out it was both. The trailer is very good. Scary. So scary that I think I have cussed more times than I would like to admit while watching it.

The story starts when a woman goes to Italy to see her mother. Her mother had killed three people during an exorcism. When the daughter goes to see her long lost, estranged mother, that’s when she witnesses firsthand the horrors of the supernatural. I have included the link for one unofficial trailer of “The Devil Inside” because I think it captures the film’s storyline well and it is plain creepy and scary. I will make it a point to not watch this horror movie alone. Enjoy the trailers!

P.S. “The Devil Inside” is said to be shown on January 6, 2012.

link to the other trailer – unofficial – “The Devil Inside”

Hey December!

It didn’t hit me until I grunted my way out of bed this morning, the overcast sky greeting me a late good morning. And now that I have had my fill of Smashing Magazine’s December calendars for our desktops, it sank in: It’s December 2011! It’s the month of greens and reds, of candy canes and Santa and his pack of reindeer, of eating anything and everything (without needing to have an excuse), of Christmas lights and Christmas trees, and vacation!!!

This side of the world, I think they started December right. All because this local horror film had begun to be shown in movie houses. You guys! You already know how I will be spending my next weekend! And where!

The Road” is creepy and eerie and mysterious all at the same time. The trailer (see below) was well done. It merged both the past and the present. The summary of the movie’s plot is that when some teenagers went missing in a certain road, the authorities’ investigation led them to an unsolved killings 12 years ago. Those killings happened in the very same road.

Enjoy the trailer! 🙂

The Innkeepers

You guys, one of my dream jobs is inspired by that character in Stephen King’s short story, “1408.” I’d spend days in different supposedly haunted places and document it and write about it. That would be HAW-SOME!

With that said, I present to you yet another upcoming horror movie called “The Innkeepers.” (You saw this coming, didn’t you?) As the title suggests, it’s about a haunted inn and some people just can’t help but go there and do their investigative stunt. Watch out for creepy scenes and eerie moments when something comes up in your peripheral vision.

The Woman in Black

I saw this movie trailer months ago. I was in the cinema and they were showing trailers of upcoming movies. “The Woman in Black” was one of those shown. And because it’s a horror movie, I was interested. It looks to be a horror story centered around an old, abandoned house. The main character, played by Daniel Radcliffe, goes there to sell that house. It is during his stay there that he encounters the paranormal. And it doesn’t help that the folks who live there, both young and old, seem to be wrapped in mystery and wariness and superstitious beliefs.

During afternoon tea, there’s a shift in the air
A bone-trembling chill that lets you know she’s there
There are those who believe the whole town is cursed
But the house in the marsh is by far the worst
What she wants is unknown but she always comes back
The specter of darkness, The Woman in Black