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Every so often I like to briefly step away from telling you about specific films about blood and boobs and give an update on horror news or other cool stuff from the genre.  With the year 2009 officially underway, I figured it might be nice to share with you what’s got me excited for the new year.  Namely, a pretty stacked releasing schedule of horror films.  Most years are ultimately pretty light in horror, or at least horror that’s worth getting excited about ahead of time.  That said, 2009 is looking like it will be a good year, and here is a sampling of what’s piqued my interest.

January

In January, we get three releases that have my attention:

  • Midnight Movie DVD, January 6th
  • The Unborn, January 9th
  • My Bloody Valentine Special Edition DVD, January 13th
  • My Bloody Valentine 3D (Remake), January 15th
  • After Dark Horrorfest, January 9th – 15th featuring The Broken, Faithless, Perkins’ 14, Butterfly Effect: Revelation, From Within, Autopsy, Dying Breed, and Voices
  • Amusement DVD, January 20th
  • Cold Prey DVD (Well reviewed foreign slasher film!), January 20th
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera DVD, January 20th

February

I’m really amped for the perfect date movie, Friday the 13th.

  • His Name Was Jason DVD, February 3rd
  • My Name is Bruce DVD, February 10th
  • Against the Dark DVD (Seagal vs Vampires), February 10th
  • Friday the 13th (Remake), February 13th
  • Quarantine DVD, February 20th

Rest of the Year

Because release dates are fickle and often change and some haven’t been announced yet, make sure to keep your ears open for changes.

  • March ?, Last House on the Left (Remake)
  • April 3rd,  Wolfman (Remake)
  • April ?, After Dark Horrorfest DVDs
  • May 15th, The Descent 2
  • May 29th, Drag Me To Hell (Sam Raimi returns to horror!)
  • July 24th, Piranha 3D
  • August 21st,  Final Destination 4 (In 3D!)
  • September 18th, Jennifer’s Body (Diablo Cody)
  • October 2nd, Sorority Row (Remake)
  • Unknown, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane DVD
  • Unknown, It’s Alive (Remake)
  • Unknown, The Poughkeepsie Tapes (DVD)

Of course, release dates of more movies will come in the future (Trick ‘R Treat, please!) and I didn’t list every date that’s been announced.  Assuredly there will be some terrible movies (Black Swarm) and some that sound so bad/badly awesome you want to see them (Yeti) and there will be the great (Splinter on DVD sometime in early 2009).

When it comes to horror in 2009, things are looking pretty exciting – happy hunting!

Which of these movies sound exciting to you?  What other horror films are you looking forward to?


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