The Cabin In THe Woods

The Cabin In THe Woods

It has been a mixed bag for horror movie fans so far this year from the really great The Woman In Black to the truly awful The Devil Inside.

But this week sees The Cabin In The Woods hit the big screen with Joss Whedon on producing duties.

So we took a look at some of the horror movies that you should keep an eye out for over the coming months.

- The Cabin In The Woods

The Cabin In The Woods sees Whedon team up with filmmaker Drew Goddard, who is making his directorial debut after making a name for himself writing and producing.

And the movie promises to be an entertaining one as both Goddard and Whedon have admitted that they are not a fan of the torture porn genre that has swept horror movies of late, which makes a nice change.

The movie follows a group of friends travel to a remote cabin for a weekend that they won’t forget they get more than they bargained for.

Chris Hemsworth has a very busy summer with Avengers Assemble and Snow White and the Huntsman on the horizon and he is joined on the cast list by Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford.

- Silent House - 4th May

Elizabeth Olsen made a huge impact last year with Martha Marcy May Marlene and she has now traded in drama for horror with her new movie Silent House.

Directed by Chris Kentis and Laura Lau and is a remake of The Silent House by Gustavo Hernandez.

Sarah returns with her father and uncle to fix up the family’s long-time summerhouse after it was violated by squatters in the off-season.

As they work in the dark, Sarah begins to hear sounds from within the walls of the boarded-up building.
Although she barely remembers the place, Sarah senses the past may still haunt the home.

This is a psychological thriller and if the trailer is anything to go by it will be a claustrophobic jump out of your seat movie.

- The Innkeepers - 8th June

Ti West returns to the horror genre this summer as he directs The Innkeepers, he also penned the script.

After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn is shutting its doors for good.
The last remaining employees -Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy) - are determined to uncover proof of what many believe to be one of New England's most haunted hotels.

As the Inn’s final days draw near, odd guests check in as the pair of minimum wage 'ghost hunters' begin to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the hotel’s long unexplained history.

- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - 2nd August

When you see a President’s name in the title of a movie you can usually expect the same stuffy run of the mill biopic - but director Timur Bekmambetov is about to kick that trend to the curb with his new movie.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter shows off the Lincoln as you have never seen him before in this horror meets fantasy meets vampire movie - which looks set to be one of the most intriguing films of the summer.

Benjamin Walker is set to take on the role of Vampire and he is joined on the cast list by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dominic Cooper and Rufus Sewell.

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

- House At The End Of The Street

Jennifer Lawrence is currently the box office queen with her performance as Katniss Everdeen in the big screen adaptation of The Hunger Games.

And later this year she will be back on the big screen with House At The End of the Street, which sees her tackle the horror genre for the very first time.

The movie marks the return a return to the director’s chair for Mark Tonderai for the first time since Hush back in 2008 - this is also only his second feature film.

A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over.

Lawrence leads the cast and she is joined by Elisabeth Shue and Max Thieriot in what promises to be a tense ride. 

- Sinister

Ethan Hawke is set for a busy 2012 but he will be back at the end of the year with crime/horror movie Sinister.

Scott Derrickson, the man behind The Day The Earth Stood Still and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, has directed the movie and has also penned the script.

Newly discovered footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

The Cabin In The Woods is released 13th April

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