10 February, 2009

Studios know: ‘Horror sells’

Los Angeles Times:

"Horror films are dominating the release schedule in 2009 -- almost certainly, event movies like "Watchmen" and "Terminator Salvation" will outgross their spookier kin, but not a month will go by without at least one film designed to terrify audiences making its way into theaters. January already has seen the release of "The Unborn" and " My Bloody Valentine 3-D," and this week the psychological thriller "The Uninvited" will attempt to scare up box-office receipts.

Next month, the hockey-mask-sporting Jason Voorhees will return to menace teens in the remake of "Friday the 13th"; in March, newcomer Dennis Iliadis will unveil his version of the horror classic "The Last House on the Left"; in May, " Spider-Man" director Sam Raimi returns to the genre that launched his career with "Drag Me to Hell.""

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1 comment:

Piers said...

Why, it's almost as if we were in a recession.