2015 seems to be a good year for all horror fans out there. Not only are we going to enjoy some nice sequels for some of the most well known horror franchises out there which we can trust will bring on the chills, but the first month of the year also shows us that we will be in for a treat artistically as well. Ok – the found footage genre is still alive and special effects still lead the story in most of the upcoming films, but if you are looking for a nice horror experience with some beautiful visual elements you are really in for a treat this year.
There are plenty more to come once the year goes on, but here is our look at some of the most interesting horror trailers for the films that will scare your socks off in 2015:
5. The Atticus Institute
The Atticus Institute starts as a typical found footage film, but once things start rolling the viewer forgets looking at a mockumentary or a typical found footage film. The interesting idea behind the story and storytelling is supported with nice special effects bringing the most out of the this creepy film. Directed by Chris Sparling this visually interesting, yet really simply film is shot by Alex Wendler whose credits include for example 1998 documentary 'Kurt & Courtney' as well as the 2011 horror thriller, The Woman.
4. Rage: Midsummer's Eve
African American female director, Brookyn girl, Tii Ricks takes the audiences into a scenery never seen in a horror film before: The Finnish Lapland and the Finnish Arctic Circle in the middle of the brightest summer. The Cinematographer, Lawrence Dolkart, who has previously shot music videos for artists such as Marilyn Manson and Jet takes a full advantage of the midnight sun. Other crew credits include for example 2 Fast 2 Furious and Terminator 3, so we are looking for some scary scenes with a full load of action and thrills.
3. It Follows
Official selection of Sundance 'It Follows' looks twisted and very distressing.
The minimalistic and weirdly intriguing film is directed by David Robert Mitchell. The sinister looking film's Director of Photography is Mike Gioulakis, who brings in his experience from documentaries: 'It Follows' is one of those films which you can not turn your eyes away from, as it's like your are looking at a documentary of something really weird and really creepy.
2. Insidious: Chapter 3
The writer of SAW and the previous Insidious movies, Leigh Wannell takes a brave step onwards as a director for Insidious: Chapter 3, which he also made the screenplay for. The first time director is supported by the Director of Photography, Brian Pearson whose previous credits include for example the hurricane focused action flick, 'Into The Storm' as well as My Bloody Valentine and Final Destination 5. The trailer for Insidious: Chapter 3 looks visually great and this film is definitely one to see this year.
1. Amityville: The Awakening
Directed by Franck Khalfoun who brought us the intense horror thriller Maniac takes his horror tales to another level with the latest addition to one of the most famous horror brands: the Amityville movies. The man behind the scary and weird scenes we saw in legendary Donnie Darko, Cinematographer Steven Poster will return to horror on Amityville: The Awakening. You can definitely see Poster's personal style and hints of Donnie Darko in this first official trailer for the upcoming Amityville film. Needless to say that this is a must see in 2015 for all horror fans.