Here are a few exciting previews you may have missed this week:
James Wan seems to continue his streak of competently directing horror but there’s an odd familiarity to this that may not be too friendly. “The Sixth Sense,” “The Ring,” “The Eye,” “Paranormal Activity,” isn’t it too early to be looking back nostalgically at J-horror remakes and the 00’s in general? Regardless, the stars are Annabelle Wallis, Jake Abel, George Young, Jacqueline McKenzie, Mckenna Grace, Maddie Hasson, Ingrid Bisu, and Michole Briana White, and this feels generally competent/eerie with Wan’s familiar but effective use of color.
Maybe it’s just that Stephen King font used in “Stranger Things”:
Directed by James Wan, with a screenplay by Akela Cooper, from a story by James Wan, Ingrid Bisu and Akela Cooper, Warner Bros will release this in theaters and on HBO Max starting September 10th, 2021.
That’s right, you have to wade your way through TWO horror flicks before you get a break this time. Josh Eisenberg, Paul Statman, Jennifer Churchich, Richard Wagner, and Whitney Nielsen star in this supernatural/conspiracy thriller fuelled by monsters and… LA based VFX artists…:
This is supposed to be more about the threats growing both in reality and in the mind of the main character. The director is Peter Szewczyk, the screenplay is by Derrick Ligas and Peter Szewczyk. ‘Level 33 Ent.’ will release this direct-to-VOD starting on August 27th, 2021.
And before you get too comfortable, here come the waterworks. A documentary that tells the story of a growing generation and the barriers they faced to pushing social needs through movements at a time where the rest of the world seemed to have something else to focus on… then what happened when the world stopped and spotlights came out for these issues, and their needs.
This is a documentary (one of many that will inevitably come forth) about 2020:
Directed by Peter Nicks, and produced by Peter Nicks and Sean Havey while executive produced by Ryan Coogler among others, Hulu will release this in select US theaters and streaming on Hulu August 12th, 2021.