Another weekend has arrived and that means that Hollywood studios have released more new movies for you to view if you have the time and the money. This weekend has two movies that are getting hugely positive buzz from critics so far. They are a comedy/horror movie from a team that have visited this genre before. The other is a straight-out scarefest horror film that seems to have fans of horror rumbling about how great this one is. At the same time, another young adult series gets brought to the big screen.
Here are the movies opening August 23, 2013:
You’re Next - Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, Nick Tucci. This the movie that seems to have fans of horror falling all over themselves. A family gets together in a large remote house for a family reunion. However, they soon find out they are not alone as a band of ruthless killers all wearing extremely creep animal masks soon shows up. They begin brutally killing the members of the Davison family in truly gory and horrific fashion. While that is scary enough, what is setting this movie apart is its apparent dark sense of humor and a twist that is not so much a twist since it was shown in the trailers. Namely, one of the members of the family decided to fight back, and it turns out has the skills to do so. Thus, the hunters soon become the hunted. Rated R.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - Lily Collins, Lena Headey, Jared Harris. A young teenage girl who believes she is no different than any other teenage girl suddenly finds out that she is very, very wrong. It turns out she is one of several Shadowhunters in her family. The Shadowhunters use various mystical and other means to hunt down demons who are trying to destroy humanity. When her mother vanishes she has to learn how to use her newfound abilities to try and rescue her and the rest of the world. She is soon battling demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and just about everything else from our nightmares. Rated PG-13.
The World’s End - Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman. This is from the same group that brought us Shaun of the Dead. Pegg plays a man who has never really grown up. He and his mates once attempted a legendary pub crawl in a small town, but soon got too smashed to finish at the final bar known as The World’s End. While the rest of his friends have all grown up and moved on, Pegg’s character still wants to complete that crawl. He invites them all back to try it again, but soon finds out that the much of the town’s population has actually been replaced with lifelike robot replicas. Can the friends complete the pub crawl while also saving the world from an alien invasion? Rated R.