BOO!!!!! Now that I have your attention, would you like to watch a trailer for The Haunted? If not, too bad, we’re doing it anyway. This horror movie has a woman working a nightshift at a spooky house, which is a surefire recipe for what I like to call the spookies. Things go bump in the night, there are lots of shadows, and more than a few flashlights get used. Watch The Haunted trailer below!
Hey, have you ever been alone in a house of secrets? If so, you’ll love The Haunted, because those very words pop-up on the screen during the trailer. This indie horror flick from writer-director David Holroyd has a young woman stumbling around in the dark, getting spooked by quick glimpses of otherwordly beings, and even fooling around with an Ouija board. What could possibly go wrong? Probably a lot. Here’s the synopsis:
Arriving at an isolated house for her first nightshift, young carer Emily is left alone to face a terrifying vengeful spirit in this disturbingly clever, psychological horror.
Let’s examine some of the things that happen in The Haunted trailer, shall we?
Our heroine Emily spots a spooky old painting. And, like any normal person, she decides to reach out and touch the painting – specifically the image of some dude in a top hat. Big mistake, Emily. Doing this makes a ghost fly by in the background. Eeek!
Emily gallops around the house in the dark, flashlight at the ready. I’m guessing this is during a scene where the power goes out. Otherwise, she’s being a silly goose not turning the lights on. The house is haunted, Emily. Turn on a lamp!
It’s important to get some rest when ghosts and ghouls are afoot.
Emily finds an old cassette player. What tape is in there? You guessed it – the original motion picture soundtrack for Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.
I know lots of people would look at using an Ouija board in a creepy old house as a bad idea. But let me tell you: this is exactly what I would do if I were in a haunted house.
What’s scarier than a skeleton? A skeleton…with hair.
These terrors and more await you when The Haunted arrives on May 22.
Although “The L Word: Generation Q” may have tried desperately to speak to a “new generation” of queer women and non-binary folks, fresher creative voices quickly rose to the top in its place. Though people still watched. Showtime’s “Work in Progress” was the best queer comedy of the year, Netflix’s “Feel Good” was an unexpected delight, and “Vida” is returning just in time for queer audiences to catch up on the best show about queer women of color on TV. Yet another contender released a promising first trailer today: “Betty” is a stylish and youthful portrait of Brooklyn teen skaters that already appears extremely queer.
The six-part half-hour arrives on HBO from filmmaker Crystal Moselle, who quickly made waves in 2015 with her her riveting documentary hybrid “The Wolfpack.” “Betty” is adapted from her second feature, the similarly hybridized “Skate Kitchen,” which followed a group of teenage girl skaters in New York City. The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews and was released by Magnolia Pictures that year.
In his B+ review of “Skate Kitchen” out of Sundance, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn wrote: “The streetwise alternative to ‘Girls,’ the movie weaves together such a complete vision of its subjects that the rest of the world barely exists. Of course, there's a long-standing precedent to capturing this subculture — ‘Kids’ did it, with more adventurous storytelling twists, more than 20 years ago — but Moselle's subjects hold their own with the surprising ability to clarify their emotions through the cathartic process of hanging out.”
“Betty” features many of the film’s original stars, most of whom had not acted before, including Kabrina Adams, Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Rachelle Vinberg, and Ajani Russell. All accomplished skaters in their own right, the first trailer shows the charismatic crew navigating various crushes and friendship trials with compelling panache and humor.
“Betty” is directed, co-written, and executive produced by Moselle. Lesley Arfin and Patricia Breen are also co-writers. Arfin, who also EPs, is a comedy writer best known for co-creating the Netflix series “Love” with Judd Apatow and Paul Rust.
HBO will release “Betty” beginning May 1 at 11 pm ET. Check out the exciting first trailer below: