February 2024 Horror Preview

Six more weeks of HORROR. Onto the preview!

February 2nd

Dario Argento PANICO: Kicking off the preview is a documentary in the same vein as FRIEDKIN UNCUT or DEPALMA – a look at the man, the myth, and the legend behind the madness of SUSPIRIA, TENEBRAE, PHENOMENA, and more.

Interviewees include the likes of his daughters Asia and Fiore Argento, Nicolas Winding Refn (DRIVE, ONLY GOD FORGIVES), Gaspar Noè (IRREVERSIBLE, ENTER THE VOID), Guillermo Del Toro (HELLBOY, PAN’S LABYRINTH), and Lamberto Bava (DEMONS)

A can’t miss and in-depth examination of a true master of the genre.

February 8th

Baghead: Produced by the team that brought you BARBARIAN and IT comes the inevitable feature-length adaptation of Alberto Corredor’s short film and festival darling of the same name – the film follows a similar theme to last year’s smash success TALK TO ME, the official synopsis reads as follows…

“Following the death of her estranged father (Peter Mullan), Iris (Freya Allan) learns she has inherited a run-down, centuries-old pub. She travels to Berlin to identify her father’s body and meet with The Solicitor (Ned Dennehy) to discuss the estate. Little does she know, when the deed is signed she will become inextricably tied to an unspeakable entity that resides in the pub’s basement – Baghead – a shape-shifting creature that can transform into the dead. Two thousand in cash for two minutes with the creature is all it takes for desperate loved ones to ease their grief. Neil (Jeremy Irvine), who has lost his wife, is Iris’ first customer. Like her father, Iris is tempted to exploit the creature’s powers and help desperate people for a price. But she soon discovers breaking the two-minute rule can have terrifying consequences. Together with her best friend Katie (Ruby Barker), Iris must battle to keep control of Baghead and figure out how to destroy her, before she destroys them.”

Baghead sounds like an unsettling and exciting twist on an old genre trope!

February 9th

Lisa Frankenstein: A remix of the familiar and fresh from the mind that brought you JENNIFER’S BODY – Lisa Frankenstein sees Diablo Cody return to horror with a smart and sexy script directed by none other than Zelda Williams, the late great Robin Williams’ daughter, in her directorial debut.

Starring Kathryn Newton (ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA) and Cole Sprouse (RIVERDALE), Lisa Frankenstein looks like a fun, zany, girl boss, horror comedy romp in typical Diablo Cody fashion.

Out of Darkness: A lost wanderer named Belah finds herself and her newfound tribe in serious peril in this paleolithic stone-age slasher from newcomer Andrew Cumming.

The basic premise reminds me of a new twist on Dan Trachtenberg’s PREY from a few years back and I have to give points for originality here.

If you’re interested in this one, be sure to check out our very own Staci Layne Wilson’s review here only on Red River Horror.

February 14th

Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2: Who asked for this? While critics universally panned the original, audiences were more forgiving…for some reason.

A dark and mean-spirited cash grab intended to profit off the titular characters’ new public domain status, this sequel promises to go bigger and bloodier. Writer/director Rhys Frake-Waterfield promises the return of Pooh, Piglet, and Christopher Robin, while adding newcomers Tigger and Owl to the fray.

If you take your date to this for Valentine’s Day, maybe don’t expect a callback.

February 23rd

Stopmotion: Last but certainly not least – The mixed media film and film festival darling, Stopmotion, follows an artist and filmmaker played by Aisling Franciosi (LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER) obsessed with creating the perfect animated feature.

Soon, the line between fiction and reality blurs, and the obsessive visions of clay figures become increasingly more violent, disturbing, and haunting.

Wowing audiences last year at its Fantastic Fest premiere in Austin, Texas – Stopmotion looks like it has all the makings of a future cult classic. You can judge for yourself when it hits limited release later this month.

Reader Submitted Films – Release Dates and Trailers

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February 13 – Jurassic Triangle

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