Upcoming Fall Films

It’s autumn again, and that means something wicked this way comes. You could hide in your homes, but why not run to the theater, instead? The make-believe and the monsters are waiting.

Blair Witch – September 16th, 2016

This revisit to the queen of indie horror films gets Halloween off to an early start. Rather than remaking the iconic piece of shaky-film terror, the new story follows a new group of curious, young filmmakers out to discover the truth of the former filmmakers’ fates. Judging by the trailer, this film improves on weaknesses from the first, including that gut-churning cinematography, without losing the actors’ raw fear.

The Magnificent Seven – September 23rd, 2016

Possibly the remake of all remakes, this film aims high. With an all-star cast and an impressive budget, there’s no reason for it to fail. Unless, of course, it falls into the same traps as other remakes. Still, not many trailers can inspire cosplays, and the recent conventions have seen a dramatic spike in seven-team cowboys.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – September 30th, 2016

Based on the best-selling young adult novel, this story promises a bizarre evening of fun. Unlike book to film adaptations that are entirely dependent on the vision of the director, Tim Burton had a series of strange photographs to work with that originally inspired the characters of the novel. At the very least, it’s a chance to see Eva Green on the big screen again.

Underworld: Blood Wars – October 14th, 2016

We thought the series was over. Maybe we hoped it was. Maybe not. Regardless, we have another Underworld tale. This starkly black, white, and red series promises lots of shiny leather, pretty pale people, and splatter. So, really, it’s just like all the others. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing, we’ll let you decide.

Rings – October 21st, 2016

It isn’t entirely clear if this is a remake or a sequel to The Ring, but it looks horrible – in the best sense. Naturally, revamping a classic horror franchise is a bit controversial, but at least the writers/director have put some thought into it. Rather than just crawling out of home television screens, the ghost has now graduated to mobile technology, up to and including the seat screens on airplanes. Get ready for the worst night of sleep you’ve had in years.

Doctor Strange – November 4th, 2016

Doctor Strange finally takes his place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe this November, and it’s difficult not to be excited, despite the casting problems. This film may Marvel’s most ambitious solo-hero film yet. The weird world of the Sorcerer Supreme gives Inception a run for its money.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – November 18th, 2016

Probably the most anticipated film of the year, this story will take us back into the Wizarding World. With a great cast an amazing writer behind the wheel, it’s difficult to see how the film could go wrong. It might not have the same established characters we enjoyed from the Harry Potter series, but at least we get an entirely new wizarding society to explore.

Moana – November 25th, 2016

Disney’s latest attempt to include diverse princesses looks stunning. By reaching beyond Europe and into the legends and spiritual beliefs of Pacific Islanders, Disney might have discovered the fuel for a new classic.

M. Leigh Hood is a rare beast of the Cincinnati wilderness typically preoccupied with writing, nerding, and filming The Spittoon List. For more articles and stories by M. Leigh Hood, look HERE.

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