Hello readers and welcome in June. This month has some terrifying headlines worth talking about. Whether you’re heading to your local theater or streaming service, these movies should be on the radar as they cover a variety of things.
Perhaps the biggest news is the return to horror for David Cronenberg’s brain. It’s been about 20 years since his last contribution to the genre and you’re lucky that the moon is starting.
The crimes of the future June 2, 2022, in cinemas
As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. Together with his partner, Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), a famous performance artist, publicly presents the metamorphosis of his organs into avant-garde shows.
Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator from the National Organ Registry, obsessively follows their movements when a mysterious group is revealed … Their mission – to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution. Official selection of the Cannes 2022 competition. Directed by David Cronenberg, with Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart.
Our thoughts: It only takes two words to get a ticket: David Cronenberg. Press send.
The Watcher, June 3, in theaters only
While a serial killer is watching the city, Julia – a young actress who has just moved to the city with her boyfriend – notices a mysterious stranger watching her from across the street in this terrifying thriller. Directed by: Chloe Okuno Starring: Maika Monroe, Karl Glusman, Burn Gorman
Our thoughts: This movie was a popular one at Sundance 2022. It is a slow burning, with an infernal end. Here’s our review of Sundance.
After Blue VOD on June 3rd
On After Blue, a virgin planet where only women can survive in the midst of harmless flora and fauna, a hairdresser and her teenage daughter hunt a notorious killer.
Our thoughts: This could be one of the biggest WTF movies of 2022. This title was an interesting choice at Sundance 2022. Fans in love with director Bertrand Mandico were probably the first in line for the tickets, and the rest could have been intrigued by the images. . Anyway, at least I didn’t go down without explaining myself first when I was in VOD on June 3, 2022.
Tales From the Other Side, June 6 on VOD
Three children sought to have the most legendary Halloween night. Their Trick-or-Treat adventure takes them to the home of the legend of the local town, Scary Mary.
Our thoughts: Anthology alert! What would a horror calendar year be without a good anthology film? We’ll have to find out if Stories from the other side (I hear Adele in my head for some reason) understands the mission. Based on the trailer, it looks promising, but again Netflix TCM the reboot looked promising in the trailer. Too early?
First Kill Netflix Season 1, June 10, on Netflix
Never forget the first one. Teenage vampire Juliette sets her sights on a new girl from Calliope for her first murder. But to Juliet’s surprise, Calliope is a vampire hunter. Both find that the other will not be so easy to kill and, unfortunately, too easy to fall in love …
Our thoughts: Netflix is usually at the forefront of LGBTQ content. Given that June is Pride and only four months before Halloween, why not cross the two? This is no longer a question like First Kill launches first season on streamer. Sounds interesting, but we’ll see how it goes.
Abandoned is in theaters on June 17 and VOD on June 24
Abandoned follows the intense lives of Sarah (Emma Roberts), her husband Alex (John Gallagher Jr.) and their baby son as they move to a remote farm, which is home to a dark and tragic story. As the past of their home is revealed, the mother’s fragility escalates to a state of psychosis that threatens her own safety and that of her newborn son. Directed by Spencer Squire, the film stars Emma Roberts (American Horror Story, NerveJohn Gallagher Jr.Mint), and Michael Shannon (The Heart of Champions).
Our thoughts: It’s good to see Emma Roberts coming out of her comfort zone. I was kidding. The Queen of Screams looks great here as a mother tormented by what appears to be a grounded entity in her new home. This film is the first feature film by actor Spencer Squire.
Cyst June 21 at VOD
Cyst is an old monster movie in which an enthusiastic plastic surgeon will stop at nothing to patent his latest cyst removal machine. What began as the last day of nurse Patricia (Eva Habermann) turns into a struggle for survival, when the doctor’s device inadvertently turns a patient’s tumor into a cyst monster that terrorizes the office.
Our thoughts: Practical effects, sticky leaks and body aches? It’s the triumph of summer horror! It looks interesting and tangled enough to become a cult classic. Who hasn’t watched those viral videos of people expressing pus from huge boils or muscle larvae coming out of incubation pustules? Me, that’s who!
Cryo, June 24th
Sometimes the real nightmare is to stay awake. Five scientists wake up from cryogenic sleep and wake up trapped in an underground installation. Without remembering who they are or how long they have been asleep, they begin to realize that it may have been part of a scientific experiment that went wrong. After a series of strange events, scientists wake up hunted. I don’t know who is hunting them or why, but scientists are beginning to suspect that one of them may be the killer.
Our thoughts: Cube, saw, oxygen; I’ve been here before. But as we know, imitation is the highest form of flattery. Now we can’t say that this is definitely the Best Value version of any of these movies, but we are curious to find out.
Passenger June 28 on VOD
The strangers who share the journey are interrupted when the driver hits a woman who is hiking in the dark of night. They decide to help her, but she quickly learns that something is wrong and should not let her in.
Our thoughts: Woah. Take a look at this trailer and tell us you’re not interested in this creeper. The practical effects are the theme of the season it seems and passenger it doesn’t seem to disappoint. It looks like a Carpenter mix The thing and Wrong turn. Maybe it’s neither, maybe it’s both. Maybe you shouldn’t hitchhike! But we’re glad they did.
Where are the scary things June 28 at VOD
Are you ready for Stand by Me or The Goonies with a delicious twist of darkness? The horror begins when Ayla and her high school friends discover a hideous, semi-human mutant. I hold him captive while filming repulsive viral videos, with the hunger for the “like” gang leading him to film the beast that commits criminal acts.
When a boy sees that Ayla is using the monster’s horrific violence to solve his own revenge, he threatens to tell the authorities, but is it too late to save his friends?
Our thoughts: Are you really considered an influencer if you make viral videos with the monster you hold captive, kill people? I mean, who would sponsor that? MyPillow maybe? In any case, this is still one of those groups of teenagers in which a group of friends fight with a threatening force. Maybe the title font will give us a clue. Do not Wait.
The Black Phone, in theaters on June 24
Director Scott Derrickson returns to his roots of terror and collaborates again with the most important brand of its kind, Blumhouse, with a new horror thriller.
Finney Shaw, a shy but intelligent 13-year-old boy, is kidnapped by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement, where screams are of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall starts ringing, Finney discovers that she can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And I’m ready to make sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney. Starring four-time Oscar® nominee Ethan Hawke in the most terrifying role of his career and starring Mason Thames in his first film role, The Black Phone is produced, directed and co-written by Scott Derrickson, the writer-director of the film. Sinister, Emily Rose’s Exorcism and Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
Our thoughts: If this isn’t the most talked about mid-year horror release, I don’t know what it is. Remember when Ethan Hawke was the nice young man Explorers? Not? Okay, then maybe his role in Sinister it is your starting point. Wherever you place the canon of his career, he offers us the reality of a serial killer in this twisted film. This is meeting cinema! Mark your calendars.