Here at Life at 24fps we tend to take a cautiously optimistic viewpoint on modern horror films.
It used to be an obsession for us, but after years of 85% Hollywood jump scare nothingness, our love for the horror genre has tended to wain and suffer.
Of course we still get 1 or 2 great horror films each year and usually 4 or 5 decent ones, but as a whole, horror just hasn’t held up well in the 21st century.
Now we’ve had a few strong omens that the tide might be turning with films like It Follows, The Babadook, and Spring all giving credence to the idea that horror is far from dead. We are hoping that 2016 may finally be the year horror cinema returns to glory.
No film gives us this impression more than the upcoming period horror film The Witch.
It’s initial trailer and gigantic buzz from the film festival circuit suggest it’s going to be a hit with genre fans and we are hoping the film doesn’t crumble under it’s own hype.
Though it’s not the only big horror film releasing in 2016, it’s the one we are most excited for, and horror fans all over should bump this to the top of their anticipation lists!
Opens Friday February 19th