Festival Favorites “IT FOLLOWS”, “SUBURBAN GOTHIC” Get New TrailersNews Ken W. Hanley
Ah, 2015. It’s practically in the air as horror fans wait through this barren holiday season, hoping that their favorite horrors of 2015 will be under the tree (or whatever holiday shrine applicable). But while we wait for January and, of course, the ample scare selections throughout the winter, it’s also time for the cinematic chillers of 2015 build some horrifying hype, and few have done more so than a pair of festival favorites that have debuted their U.S. trailers this week: David Robert Mitchell’s IT FOLLOWS and Richard Bates Jr.’s SUBURBAN GOTHIC
Faithful FANGORIA readers have likely been following the release of IT FOLLOWS, one of the most buzzed about festival titles of last year that Fango’s Chris Alexander called, “an incredibly evolved, joyously alive piece of ‘dead teenager’ cinema.” For the uninitiated, David Robert Mitchell’s fright film follows a young woman (Maika Monroe from 2014’s THE GUEST) who receives a sexually-transmitted curse that threatens her life and those who have previously been cursed until it is spread to a new host. Hitting theaters on March 27th from Radius-TWC, the trailer below hints at its shocking visual style, wonderful synthy score and terrifying brand of scares; check it out!
As for Richard Bates Jr.’s sophomore scare flick, SUBURBAN GOTHIC, the horror is definitely hand in hand with a heavy dose of humor. However, if there’s anything that is inspiring about this film, aside from its charismatic cast which features Matthew Gray Gubler, Kat Dennings, Ray Wise, Barbara Niven, Muse Watson and John Waters, is the visual style Bates implements with GOTHIC: bright colors, weird atmospheric environments and a playful irreverence in its composition (see Michael Gingold’s review). Luckily, the wait for GOTHIC is a bit shorter; FilmBuff is distributing the film to theaters and on demand on January 30th. You can see the trailer below, and don’t forget to share your two cents on Fango’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.