February 2023 Horror Preview
January proved to be a great start to the year for horror maniacs everywhere with the surprise hit, M3GAN, the sleazy arthouse violence of INFINITY POOL, and THE LAST OF US dominating HBO…
..but, it’s February now, and, unfortunately, that damn groundhog’s popped out with a jumpscare of six more weeks of winter! – Stay warm, stick together, and play dead (for fear of at least two horrific bears this month…)
Onto the preview!
Knock at the Cabin – Knock knock, it’s M. Night Shyamalan’s adaptation of this Bram Stoker Award winning novel by Paul G. Trembley – a home invasion gone terribly wrong as a family of three must fend off four armed doomsayers.
After a string of commercial and critical misfires, and a lukewarm reception to his last film, can Shyamalan find his way back into the good graces of theatergoers everywhere? Find out when Knock at The Cabin releases this month (…and be sure to check out Staci Layne Wilson’s review here only on RedRiverHorror.)
Consecration – Seems like it’s been a while since we had our last big “religious” horror film, and with some time left until THE NUN 2 hits theaters later this year, Consecration may be just the thing to whet your appetite for psychological satanic goodness – starring Jenna Malone (of THE NEON DEMON), Consecration tells the story of a young woman wracked with grief as she investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding the untimely death of her brother, a priest.
Expecting more of a slow burn from this one…
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey: (or how I learned to stop worrying and love the Public Domain) – This wild reimagining of AA Milne’s timeless and beloved characters envisions a murderous Pooh and Piglet going on a rampage, wreaking havoc, and slaughtering innocents as they return to their primal form – not much to say here, it’s exactly what it says on the tin.
If a mean-spirited, tongue-in-cheek, romper stomping all over your childhood sounds fun, check this out when it hits limited release.
Huesera: The Bone Woman: Pregnancy is one of the most long-standing tropes in horror – whether it’s ROSEMARY’S BABY, ALIEN, or THE FLY, it just seems to tap into something uncomfortably primal about the human condition and might just be the closest thing we have to real life body horror…
It should be no surprise that this Spanish language indie darling uses those same themes and ideas to weave its bone-chilling web of occult intrigue – Huesera is the story of a young and expecting woman unexpectedly cursed by a malevolent force – find out more when this chiller drops on Shudder later this month.
Cocaine Bear: Last but not least, Elizabeth Banks’ (MOVIE 43, CHARLIE’S ANGELS) tour de farce – a loose reimagining of the now viral and unbelievably true story about a massive grizzly bear coked out of its gourd. This looks like a cheesy good time and a riff on classic animal disaster films like JAWS and ALLIGATOR.
Stay tuned for March!