Welcome back to the end of the week! Look for something that you think you’ll like! But beware, theres some scares abound, images that will stick with you and make you uncomfortable:
“X” is from Ti West, director of a fantastic indie-horror experiment called “House of the Devil” and he brings the creative control to this that he brought then, establishing a firm time perios and invoking the grit of something like the original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”:
Written and directed by Ti West and produced by Jacob Jaffke, Harrison Kreiss, Sam Levinson, and Kevin Turen, A24 will release this in select theaters March 18th, 2022.
“Dawn Raid” is set to tell the story of the successes and struggles of the New Zealand music label:
Directed by Oscar Kightley and produced by Leela Menon and Matthew Metcalfe, Universal will release this direct-to-VOD January 11th, 2022.
“Girl Picture” seems to be a dark Finnish comedy about the first love of a girl, and the production design is already mesmerizing:
Directed by Alli Haapasalo and written by Ilona Ahti and Daniela Hakulinen, This is premiering at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and will open in Finland in April 2022, with no US release date currently set.
“The Last Thing Mary Saw” is a darker, horrific take on budding romance. I’m honestly tired or period-piece oppression-based horror, but this is a Shudder original and seems to have its merits:
Written and directed by Edoardo Vitaletti, Shudder will release this streaming on January 20th, 2022.
“The Ledge” looks to be a surprisingly intense thriller with a lackluster poster and a trailer that will make you feel you’ve seen the whole movie. So check out this almost-short-film and see if you want to know how it ends:
Directed by Howard J. Ford and written by Tom Boyle, Saban Films and Paramount will release this in select US theaters and on VOD February 18th, 2022.
“Breaking Bread,” after so many thrillers, should be a breath of fresh air as it explores a community of shared cultures exploring identity and cohabitation through food:
Directed by Beth Elise Hawk, Cohen Media Group will release this in select US theaters on February 4th, 2021.
“The Tinder Swindler” is an enthralling tease for a documentary about women who were taken advantage of by a con artist and how they might just find justice:
Directed by Felicity Morris and produced by Bernie Higgins, Netflix will release this streaming February 2nd, 2022.
“Here Before” is another opportunity for Andrea Riseborough to show off how talented she is in a mystery/thriller about her belief that her neighbor’s daughter may have significant conections with the daughter she lost:
Written and directed by Stacey Gregg, Saban Films will release this in select US theaters February 11th, 2022, then on VOD February 15th, 2022.
“Photocopier” is the first of a two part disturbing finale of trailers for this week. From Indonesia:
Written and directed by Wregas Bhanuteja and produced by Ajish Dibyo and Adi Ekatama, Netflix will release this streaming January 13th, 2022.
“Hatching,” if I haven’t delivered on my promise of disturbing images for the week, should do the trick. I don’t even… just:
Directed by Hanna Bergholm and written by Ilja Rautsi, IFC Midnight will rlease this in select US theaters and on VOD April 29th, 2022.
Sweet dreams! See you at the end of next week!