Under The Skin (113)

Published on Friday, October 17, 2014

Do you like horror? Do you like trailers? Do you like the weekend? Welcome to Under The Skin, your one-stop shop for all the week’s new horror trailers, and your gateway to the weekend. Let’s plunge straight in with RAIDERS OF THE LOST SHARK. Yes, you heard me correctly – RAIDERS OF THE LOST SHARK. SHARKNADO has a lot to answer for... ‘Four friends set out by boat for an idyllic vacation on a private, remote island. But unknown to them, a weaponized shark has escaped from a top secret military lab nearby, a shark that was genetically engineered with hate in its blood, and programmed to hunt any human within range. Now, trapped on the island and forced into the water to break free, these friends must band together to battle an all new brand of predator who will stop at nothing to remain at the top of the food chain.’

What with Chucky and Annabelle, scary dolls are all the rage right now. Hoping to join their hallowed ranks is writer/director Daniel Ray’s HEIDI, which opened in limited cinemas yesterday. Damn, that’s one unsettling doll! ‘Two high school friends, Ryan (Samuel Brian) and Jack (Joey Bell), are hoping to be the next YouTube stars with their series of prank videos, spending their summer break terrorizing friends and loved ones, all to get a laugh. When Ryan is hired to do a housesitting job for a neighbor, their curiosity to explore an abandoned attic takes a terrifying turn after discovering a mysterious doll: Heidi. Suddenly tormented by a string of unexplained events, Ryan believes the doll is more than just haunted – it is alive,  and he intends to capture everything on camera to prove it. But the worst has yet to come as Heidi’s deadly idea of playtime is just getting started…’

We all love a good slasher movie, right? Three cheers for THE BUTCHERS, which features some of history’s most notorious serial killers. Get a load of this: ‘History’s most renowned experts in slice and dice serve up fresh cuts in The Butchers, hitting DVD and VOD on November 11 from Uncork’d Entertainment. A who’s who of real-life horror unite for the funny, frightening horror jaunt from director Steven Paul Judd.

Stranded in the middle of nowhere during a storm, a busload of strangers have no choice but to take shelter in a museum dedicated to serial killers. But hell literally breaks loose when supernatural forces resurrect a horror hall of fame including John Wayne Gacy, Ed Gein, Jeffrey Dahmer, the Zodiac Killer, and Jack the Ripper.

“Grimm’s” Damien Puckler, Randall Bosley (“The X-Files”), Braxton Davis (Bad Ass), Mara Hall (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Tonya  Kay (Raze), Gary Kasper (Batman Forever), and Hawk Walts (The Gambler) help make up The Butchers’ delicious platter of meat.’

With the season of the witch almost upon us, it’s the perfect time to check out Richard Zelniker’s AS NIGHT COMES, which is available On Demand 5 November. ‘Troubled 17-year-old Sean Holloway falls in with a group of teenage outcasts called “The Misfits” whose charismatic leader, Ricky, takes him under his wing. But as Sean becomes more and more entangled in the gang’s anarchist ways, things begin to spiral out of control, and Sean realizes Ricky is a ticking time bomb on a rampage of revenge. On the eve of Halloween, as night comes, everything explodes…’

We don’t know much about director Bobbin Ramsey’s DEAD BODY, other than that it’s an indie movie set in a cabin in the woods, and it features at least one DEAD BODY. Let’s take a look.

That’s it for this week, I’m afraid. Here’s hoping for a bumper few weeks leading up to Halloween. Until next time, horror hounds!

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