2023 is seemingly a good year for horror movie fans, with films like Evil Dead Rise, Scream VI and Insidious: The Red Door having a little something for everyone in terms of spooks and scares.
Now, viewers are praising an upcoming horror, It Lives Inside, which is being produced by the same people behind the fan-favourite, Get Out. The horror flick follows Sam, an Indian-American who essentially disassociates herself from her Indian heritage in favour of being like every other girl she knows. This doesn’t last, as one of her friends gets possessed by a demon from her culture, meaning Sam needs to reconnect with her heritage to find a way to stop it and save her friend.
High school student Sadie Harper and her younger sister, Sawyer, are still reeling from the recent death of their mother. They’re not getting much support from their father, Will, a therapist who’s dealing with his own intense pain. When a desperate patient unexpectedly shows up at their house seeking help, he leaves behind a terrifying supernatural entity that preys on families and feeds on the suffering of its victims.
Release date: June 2, 2023 (USA)
Director: Rob Savage
Budget: 41.9 million USD
Cinematography: Eli Born
Distributed by: 20th Century Studios
Editor: Peter Gvozdas
IT LIVES INSIDE
Take a look at the trailer for It Lives Inside right here – be warned, it’s not for the faint of heart.
Megan Suri has been cast as Sam, and many are already praising the film for telling a culturally unique story with a diverse protagonist.
The film was shown off at the SXSW conference earlier this year, and as LADbible reports, it’s received a lot of interest and admiration from horror movie fans, many of which expressed their excitement online for the plot and the scares it has in store.
“2023 seems like it’s gonna be a good year for horror,” one fan wrote. “What a year for horror already!! The genre is alive and well with no signs of slowing anytime soon,” another commented. “That’s okay, I didn’t want to sleep tonight anyway,” added another.
Guided by a seductive and mysterious woman, a couple on vacation venture outside the resort grounds and find themselves in a culture filled with violence, hedonism and untold horror. A tragic accident soon leaves them facing a zero tolerance policy for crime: either you’ll be executed, or, if you’re rich enough to afford it, you can watch yourself die instead.
Release date: January 27, 2023 (Canada)
Director: Brandon Cronenberg
Box office: 5.2 million USD
Cinematography: Karim Hussain
Distributed by: Neon, Elevation Pictures
Editor: James Vandewater
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey
Transformed into feral and bloodthirsty, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet terrorise Christopher Robin and a group of young women at a remote house.
Release date: March 10, 2023 (UK)
Director: Rhys Waterfield
Box office: 5.2 million USD
Budget: 100,000 USD
Cinematography: Vince Knight
Distributed by: Altitude Film Distribution
After the suspicious death of her brother, a priest, Grace travels to the Mount Saviour Convent in Scotland to find out what really happened. Once there, she uncovers murder, sacrilege and a disturbing truth about her own past.
Release date: February 10, 2023 (USA)
Director: Christopher Smith
Box office: 1.5 million USD
Distributed by: IFC Films
Executive producers: Stuart Ford, Linda McDonough, Ed Fraiman, Alastair Burlingham