Welcome, weirdos to the BrittNic Creations’ Horror Roundup! At the end of each month, I’ll be bringing you some news and products from the horror realm. The topics could include new clips from an upcoming horror film*, gothic artwork, indie games, and much more! There’s a mixture of horror goodies for everyone in the Horror Roundup. This will always be a random post. I’d like to think that life and horror aren’t any fun without some absurdity included in them. Now, let’s get to the fun part!
SCREAMBOX February Releases
SCREAMBOX Original wrestling-fueled horror-comedy Here for Blood invades select theaters and SCREAMBOX on February 9. Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil franchise) stars in the gory throwback to video store staples of the ‘80s and ’90s alongside the voice of Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider.
Discover how far you’d go for the ones you love when Waking Nightmare hits SCREAMBOX on February 9. ’80s icons Diane Franklin (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure), David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London), and Jamison Newlander (The Lost Boys) star in the psychological thriller.
Found footage fans have three offerings to look forward to this month: Everybody Dies by the End, a mockumentary about a cult director’s deadly final movie; Bodom, in which a pair of amateur journalists investigate Finland’s notorious Lake Bodom murders; and Perfect Horror, which follows a film production in one of China’s most haunted locations.
Longlegs: Neon’s Mysterious New Horror Film
Four new posters and a trailer give us a glimpse at the cryptic horror in Elevation Pictures and Neon’s Longlegs. Nicolas Cage leads this film which follows FBI Agent Lee Harker, assigned to an unsolved serial killer case that takes unexpected turns, revealing evidence of the occult. Harker discovers a personal connection to the killer and must stop him before he strikes again.
Longlegs is written and directed by Oz Perkins (son of the iconic Anthony Perkins from Psycho). His recent work has slowly brought in a unique perspective to the horror genre with his writing featured in titles such as The Blackcoat’s Daughter and I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives in The House.
Longlegs includes Alicia Witt (Alice, Star Girl) and Maika Monroe (It Follows). The film arrives in theaters on July 12, 2024. The multiple teasers on social media and these recent posters heighten the excitement for this addition to the horror films of 2024. I love a creepy and mysterious story waiting to be unveiled, so it only made sense to mention this one in the first horror roundup of the year.
Indie Horror Roundup for February ’24
Here for Blood – On digital, SCREAMBOX, February 9th
Midnight Peepshow – On digital, February 13th
In Midnight Peepshow we are introduced to an unnamed Madame who owns and operates a peepshow offering patrons a tailor-made experience wrapped around their deepest desires, fears, and sins. Tonight, it welcomes a businessman who has a unique connection to an extreme fantasy website on the dark web. He soon becomes a witness to three stories of victims that found the same website, and now the Midnight Peepshow has found him. It will only be a matter of time before he is made to pay the ultimate price for dabbling in the dark side of his own desire.
Director: Airell Anthony Hayles, Andy Edwards, Jake West, Ludovica Musumeci
Cast: Zach Galligan, Chiara D’Anna, Richard Cotton, Sarah Diamond, Jamie Bacon, Derek Nelson, Jack Fairbank. Miki Davis, Ryan Oliva, Ocean M. Harris
Alice and the Vampire Queen – On digital, February 13th
Directed by Dan Lantz, and starring Shelby Hightower, Graham Wolfe, Brenna Carnuccio, Rachel Aspen, Danielle Muehlen, Xavier Michael, Chris James Boylan, and Aaron Dalla Villa, the film fixes on an ex-con, Alice Oldman, who struggles to overcome her past scars. A mysterious stranger offers her a deal: create one special dish for his boss, the Vampire Queen.
History of Evil – On Shudder, February 23rd
In the near future, war and corruption have plagued America and turned it into a theocratic police state. Against the oppression, ordinary citizens have formed a group called The Resistance. One such member, Alegre Dyer, breaks out of political prison and reunites with her husband Ron and daughter Daria. On the run from the militia, the family takes shelter in a remote safe house. But their journey is far from over, as the house’s dark past begins to eat away at Ron, and his earnest desire to keep his family safe is overtaken by something much more sinister.
Writer & Director: Bo Mirhosseni
Cast: Paul Wesley, Jackie Cruz, Murphee Bloom, Rhonda Johnsson Dents
Runtime: 98 min
Zoochosis: Body Horror Meets Zoo Animals
An announcement trailer has been released by Clapperheads, an indie game studio, for an upcoming bodycam horror simulation game, Zoochosis. In the game, it is your first night shift as a zookeeper. You find out that some animals are infected and turning into mutants. Save them and save yourself. Unravel the mystery of the zoo. Choose wisely. Your choices will determine your ending.
ABOUT THIS GAME:
● YOU ARE A ZOOKEEPER: Interact with the animals, take care of them, choose and prepare a meal for them, restock and clean up after them in the enclosure.
● SAVE THE ANIMALS: Something is wrong with the animals. But you can save them. You can discover the cause of the infection, you can create a vaccine and cure them.
● CHOICES MATTER: Which animals will you save? There are many endings depending on the choices you make.
Release Date: 2024 (exact date tbd)
Platforms: Windows PC (Steam)
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