Rec

  • Directors: Paco Plaza
  • Producers:
  • Writers: Luis A Berdejo, Paco Plaza
  • Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller
  • Actors: Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Manuel Bronchud, Martha Carbonell, Claudia Font, Vicente Gil

REC follows a television reporter, Ángela Vidal, and her cameraman, Pablo, who cover the night shift in one of Barcelona’s local fire stations for the fictional documentary television series While You’re Asleep. The firehouse receives a call from an apartment building about a woman who is trapped. When they arrive, the police break down the door, with Ángela and Pablo recording their actions. The woman becomes extraordinarily aggressive and bites one of the policemen. Meanwhile, the terrified residents gather in the entrance hall, and look on as the police and military seal off the building. The firefighter who remained at the old lady’s apartment is bitten and tossed down the stairs. The camera crew, the remaining cop and the second firefighter go up again and are attacked. The cop shoots the old lady, which is confirmed by Ángela who asks Pablo to rewind and replay that part of the tape. The camera crew remain trapped inside the building with the residents, and continue recording in spite of police pressure. Ángela interviews a little girl named Jennifer who lives with her parents and dog in the building. Jennifer is ill with what her mother claims is tonsillitis. She says her dog, Max, is at the veterinarian because he appeared to be sick as well.

After finding the key, Ángela and Pablo appear to be the only human survivors, everyone else being dead or infected. Rather than making their way to the workshop, they are forced upstairs to the penthouse by the remaining infected. They then search the penthouse, and discover that its former owner was an agent of the Vatican who was charged with researching and isolating a suspected virus believed to be the biological cause of demonic possession, which was later confirmed to exist in a young girl who was supposedly possessed. The agent kidnapped and brought the girl to the penthouse to conduct his research and to possibly cure her; unfortunately, during the work the virus managed to mutate and become contagious. The agent decided to seal her off, presumably to let her die of starvation and dehydration. A door to the attic opens, and Pablo uses his camera to look inside. A boy jumps at the camera and breaks its light. Pablo turns on the night vision to see in the dark and discovers the sealed door referred to earlier by the agent on an audio tape. The agent abandoned his efforts to cure the girl after failing to engineer a vaccine and sealed her in the room before leaving the city. The girl, now a ghoulishly emaciated figure, begins searching the kitchen area, unaware of Ángela and Pablo’s presence. Pablo tries to escape, but trips and is viciously attacked by the girl, making Pablo drop the camera. Ángela picks it up and runs, only to trip and drop the camera as well. She searches for it but is unable to find it. The camera continues to record as the screams of the infected girl are heard on the tape recorder and Ángela is dragged into the darkness, screaming.

Grace

  • Directors: Paul Solet
  • Producers:
  • Writers: Paul Solet
  • Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller
  • Actors: Jordan Ladd, Gabrielle Rose, Stephen Park

The film opens with Michael making love to a seemingly indifferent Madeline. A later scene shows a pregnant Madeline and Michael eating an organic dinner with his disapproving mother Vivian. Madeline and Vivian disagree over Madeline’s choice to be vegan, with Vivian making remarks over a mother that tried to force her baby to a vegan diet. Vivian also dislikes Madeline’s idea of choosing the midwife Patricia over a family friend, Dr. Sohn. Michael tries to come between them with the remainder of the dinner being in awkward silence. A later scene shifts to Madeline and Michael visiting Patricia’s midwifery suite, with Michael showing signs of agreeing with his mother’s decisions.

One night Madeline begins to experience chest pains and is rushed to the hospital by Michael. Dr. Sohn is called to the hospital by Vivian and wants to induce labor, thinking that the baby is in danger. Madeline urges Michael to call Patricia, which he eventually does. Patricia appears just as the inducement drugs are to be given and demands to see the results of various tests, which eventually proves that inducing labor is not a necessity. On the way home from the hospital Michael gets into a car accident which leaves both him and the unborn baby dead.

The movie then cuts to a scene of a moving RV as it travels through a dusty stretch of road. The driver of the RV is shown to be Patricia, sporting a different haircut. As she pulls into a remote gas station Patricia walks to the back of the RV, revealing Madeline (who is also shown to have a different haircut) and Grace. Telling Madeline that she looks better, Patricia tells her that with a proper diet the two of them should be able to feed Grace and survive. Madeline then tells Patricia that they have a problem, saying that Grace now needs more than blood. Pulling back her shirt to reveal that part of her breast has been gnawed off by Grace, Madeline tells Patricia that Grace is now teething.

Troll 2

  • Directors: Drake Floyd
  • Producers: Brenda Norris, Joe D Amato
  • Writers: Rossella Drudi and, Drake Floyd, Drake Floyd
  • Genres: Fantasy, Horror
  • Actors: Michael Stephenson, George Hardy, Darren Ewing, Jason Steadman, Jason F Wright, Duncan Day Myron

The film begins with the main character, a child named Joshua Waits, being contacted by his dead grandfather, Seth. Seth informs Joshua of evil creatures known as goblins roaming the world who force or trick humans into consuming food which will turn them into vegetables. The goblins would then eat them.

Meanwhile Joshua’s sister, Holly, receives a visit from her boyfriend Elliot. She accuses him of being a homosexual because he spends large amounts of time with his friends Brent, Arnold and Drew. Since she and the rest of the family are going to Nilbog for a holiday, he offers to meet her on the way. She agrees but under the condition that he will come alone without his friends.

However, Elliot does not turn up at their meeting point and her parents, Michael and Diane, go on without him. They meet him further up the route but she angrily dismisses him since he is accompanied by his friends. Joshua has a dream that his family are actually goblins in disguise preparing to consume him but wakes up to find Seth again, this time posing as a hitchhiker. Joshua tells his parents to stop the car and runs up to him. Seth informs Joshua that their holiday destination is in fact the kingdom of the goblins he mentioned earlier, and urges him to convince his parents to turn back. Joshua is unable to, and the family arrive at Nilbog.

During the epilogue, Diane is killed by consuming spiked food left in the house. Joshua discovers her corpse being eaten by the goblins.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

  • Directors: Samuel Bayer
  • Producers: Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller
  • Writers: Screenplay, Wesley Strick, Eric Heisserer, Original Characters, Wes Craven
  • Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
  • Actors: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara

A group of suburban teenagers are being haunted in their dreams by a horribly disfigured killer known as Freddy Krueger.[6]

The Wicker Man

  • Directors: Robin Hardy
  • Producers: Peter Snell
  • Writers: Anthony Shaffer
  • Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
  • Actors: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt, Britt Ekland

Police Sergeant Neil Howie is sent an anonymous letter recommending that he investigate the disappearance of a young girl, Rowan Morrison, on the remote Hebridean island of Summerisle (a fictional island apparently inspired by the real-life Summer Isles of the Inner Hebrides).

He flies to the island and during his investigations discovers that the entire population participates in a Celtic neo-pagan cult, believing in re-incarnation, worshipping the sun and engaging in fertility rituals and sexual magic in order to appease immanent natural forces.

Howie, a celibate devout Christian, becomes increasingly disturbed by the islanders’ behaviour. In the original uncut version of the film, he witnesses couples copulating in the churchyard, in addition to finding a naked woman sobbing on a grave. He angrily threatens to involve the authorities after discovering the school mistress (Diane Cilento) is teaching young girls about the phallic importance of the maypole. Amulets such as the hag stone, toad stone, and snail stone, and the supposed cure of the whooping cough by placing a toad in a child’s mouth, closely resemble descriptions found in the book Animal Simples.[2]

Howie finds himself strongly attracted to Willow, the sexually liberated daughter of the landlord. In the restored director’s cut of the film, Lord Summerisle refers to Willow as Aphrodite when presenting her with a young male adolescent to seduce. Howie cannot help but overhear their passionate lovemaking. To compound matters, Willow tries to seduce him the following night, dancing naked and beating upon his bedroom wall, but Howie resists the torment because he does not believe in sex outside marriage.

The policeman is dragged screaming into the belly of a large hollow wicker statue of a man which is then set afire. In the final scene of the film, the islanders surround the burning wicker man and sing the Middle English folk-song “Sumer Is Icumen In” while Howie shouts out Psalm 23, then beseeches God to accept his soul into heaven. The film ends with the Wicker Man engulfed in flames, and collapsing in front of the setting sun.

Gwoemul

  • Directors: Bong Joon ho
  • Producers: Choi Yong Bae
  • Writers: Baek Chul hyun, Bong Joon ho
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Actors: Song Kang ho, Byeon Hee bong, Park Hae il, Bae Doona, Ko Ah seong

The film opens with an American military pathologist commanding a reluctant Korean assistant to violate protocol by dumping over 200 bottles of formaldehyde down the drain, which leads to the Han River. A few years later, two men are standing and fishing in Han River when one discovers a mutant amphibian (which is never shown). He releases the palm-sized creature when it bites him. Four more years later, a man commits suicide by jumping off a bridge into Han River, but not before noticing that there’s “something dark, underwater.”

In the present day, Park Gang-du (Song Kang-ho) is a seemingly slow-witted man who runs a snack-bar with his father, Hee-bong (Byeon Hee-bong). Hyun-seo (Ko Ah-seong) is a schoolgirl and Gang-du’s daughter. Gang-du’s sister, Nam-joo (Bae Doona), is a national medalist archer who has an unfortunate tendency to hesitate, and his brother Nam-il (Park Hae-il) is an alcoholic former activist who has not done much since graduating from university.

Gang-du is delivering a meal to some patrons, and sees a crowd gathering along Han River. He joins them as they stand near the side of the river and point at something under the Wonhyo Bridge. It is the creature, now grown. It drops into the water, and moves towards shore. Gang-du throws a can of beer into the water near it, and the creature grabs for the can. The other people nearby then begin to playfully toss other pieces of food to it, but the creature disappears from view. A few moments later, the creature appears on shore behind them, and begins to attack and devour people. Gang-du and an American man named Donald try to fight the creature, and successfully hit it with a street sign, Donald however, loses his arm to the creature afterwards. As Gang-du runs away, he sees Hyun-seo emerge from the snack bar and grabs her hand without stopping. He then stumbles and unwittingly grabs a different girl. A short distance away, he looks back and sees the creature pull Hyun-seo into the river. Gang-du then sees the monster dragging her on the opposite bank before disappearing into the water.

As Nam-joo and Nam-il mourn over their dead niece, Gang-du manages to revive Se-ju. In the epilogue, we see Gang-du and Se-ju living as a family in the rebuilt and cozy-looking snack bar, sometime in the winter. One night Gang-du believed he saw something move outside. He gets his rifle but then sets it down, believing it was his imagination. A televised US Senate press release – claiming that the Korean “disease crisis” was caused by “misinformation” – is drowned out by their conversation. The child asks him to turn it off, as he finds it boring, and they eat dinner.

Teeth

  • Directors: Mitchell Lichtenstein
  • Producers: Mitchell Lichtenstein, Joyce Pierpoline
  • Writers: Mitchell Lichtenstein
  • Genres: Comedy, Horror
  • Actors: Jess Weixler, Hale Appleman, John Hensley

Dawn O’Keefe (Jess Weixler) is a teenage spokesperson for a Christian Abstinence group called The Promise. She attends groups with her two friends, Gwen (Julia Garro) and Phil (Adam Wagner). One evening after giving her speech talking about the purity ring those in the group wear and what it means, she is introduced to Tobey (Hale Appleman) and finds him attractive.

The four begin going out as a group, and Dawn has fantasies of marrying Tobey, although after acknowledging the attraction they agree that they cannot spend time together. Soon after they give in and meet at a local swimming hole. After swimming together, they go in to a cave to get warm and begin kissing. Tobey then forces himself on Dawn; in the panic her vagina bites off his penis. Horrified, he stumbles away and she flees the scene. After a Promise meeting, she meets her classmate Ryan (Ashley Springer) at a dance; they talk, and he drops her off at her home.

Dawn researches “vagina dentata” and realizes she may have it, then she visits a gynaecologist, Dr. Godfrey (Josh Pais) in an attempt to find out what is happening to her. Finding out that she is a virgin, he attempts to take advantage of her by saying he is performing a test, when what he is really doing is molesting her. She panics and her vagina bites off the fingers on his right hand. On her way back, she sees someone driving in Tobey’s car, and she goes back to visit the pool. When she gets there she sees the police bringing up Tobey’s body. At home, her ill mother, Kim O’Keefe (Vivienne Benesch) collapses, Dawn’s stepbrother, Brad (John Hensley) and his girlfriend Melanie (Nicole Swahn) ignore her and continue to have sex while she lies on the floor. Kim is taken to the hospital.

Dawn cycles away from home, but her bike sustains a puncture, so she begins hitchhiking. She gets a lift from an old man (Doyle Carter), but when she reaches the next gas station and tries to get out, he locks the doors. He licks his lips as if to ask for a sexual favor to release her; Dawn hesitates, and then looks towards the camera -and the old man- with a seductive smile.

Let Me In

  • Directors: Matt Reeves
  • Producers: Simon Oakes, Guy East, Nigel Sinclair, Donna Gigliotti, John Nordling, Carl Molinder
  • Writers: Benjamin Smith
  • Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
  • Actors: Kodi Smit McPhee, Richard Jenkins

In adapting the film, a few adjustments were made, such as changing the names of the protagonists to Owen and Abby,[3] and moving the setting from the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg to “a small New Mexico town.”[2] Los Alamos County has granted a special request from the film’s director and producer to name the town in the movie “Los Alamos, New Mexico.” [4]

Producer Simon Oakes has made it clear that the plot of Let Me In will closely resemble that of the novel, except that it will be made “very accessible to a wider audience”.[5]

Hatchet

  • Directors: Adam Green
  • Producers: Adam Green
  • Writers: Adam Green
  • Genres: Comedy, Horror
  • Actors: Joel Moore, Tamara Feldman, Deon Richmond, Mercedes McNab, Parry Shen, Joel Murray, Joleigh Fioreavanti, Richard Riehle, Patrika Darbo, Joshua Leonard, Tony Todd, with Robert Englund, and Kane Hodder

The film opens on two hunters, Sampson and his son, Ainsley, fishing in a swamp during a full moon. The two don’t seem to like each other that much, and Ainsley keeps complaining about having to use the restroom, making Sampson row their boat to shore. While Ainsley is urinating, Sampson falls silent so Ainsley goes to see where he is and finds Sampson’s mutilated body. He grabs his harpoon and panics, only to be attacked by a strong, monstrous being who rips his arm off, pulls part of his spine out and rips his body in half. The setting switches during the credits to a Mardi Gras celebration in downtown New Orleans. In the middle of this mob is a group of friends including Ben and his best friend Marcus, who have come to have some fun, since Ben’s girlfriend of eight years recently dumped him. Ben decides to go on a haunted swamp tour to escape the madness of Mardi Gras, and Marcus hesitantly agrees to go with him. The two then go to the swamp tour registry, only to find that the tour is closed because the tour guide, Rev. Zombie, was sued. Rev. Zombie then suggests that they try a place farther down the street, owned by the over-the-top, cheesy, inexperienced tour guide, Shawn. Once they arrive, Marcus decides to leave but changes his mind upon seeing two topless girls: Misty, a ditzy porn star, and Jenna, a bossy, boastful, up-and-coming actress. Their sleazy porn director, Shapiro, is also there. Ben pays for both himself and Marcus and Shawn leads all five of them to his tour bus, where the other tourists, Mr. and Mrs. Permatteo, a Minnesota couple, and the quiet, hot-tempered Marybeth, are waiting.

The three begin to run through the cemetery they passed and find that the gate is locked, and Ben is tackled by Victor who spits up in his face but is then dragged to safety. They start to run away but Marcus gets grabbed by Victor and has his arms ripped off and then his head smashed against a tombstone. Victor then grabs a gate stake/pole and chases Ben and Marybeth, throwing it into Ben’s foot. Marybeth bends the pole until it’s pointed right at Victor who is running towards them and is impaled on the pole. Ben and Marybeth then get onto Sampson’s abandoned boat and head out into the water, where Marybeth is pulled in, getting twisted up in the seaweed. She finally sees Ben’s arm sticking down in the water for her to grab, and is pulled up by Victor who is holding a dying Ben’s severed forearm, and the film ends with Victor holding her screaming, until the credits roll.

Town Creek

  • Directors: Joel Schumacher
  • Producers: Paul Brooks, Tom Lassally, Robyn Meisinger
  • Writers: Dave Kajganich
  • Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller
  • Actors: Dominic Purcell, Henry Cavill, Michael Fassbender

In 1936, the Wollners, a German family living in rural Town Creek, Maryland, are contacted by the Third Reich to host a visiting scholar, Professor Richard Wirth. In need of money, they accept. Wirth’s grand occult project seals the Wollners off from the rest of the world and makes them players in a horrifying game of survival[5]. After 71 years, in 2007, Evan Marshall’s life has stalled at twenty-five years old. Left without answers after his older brother Victor’s disappearance from a camping trip near Town Creek, he has tried to move on. But when Victor returns one night, very much alive and having escaped his captors, Evan asks no questions – at his brother’s request, he loads their rifles, packs up their boat and follows him back to Town Creek.[6]