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Ten Promising Independent Horror Films to Watch Out For This Year


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If you're a horror film enthusiast, this list is likely to contain a few items that will appeal to you. Vulture has assembled a collection of ten independent horror films to be released this year, and some of them look pretty interesting. 

Take the film February, the trailer of which is above. The writer has this to say in their description:

"Now that Mad Men is over, our Kiernan Shipka mainline has dried up, but getting to see her stretch beyond 1960s teenage ennui will be a welcome change. February is the directorial debut of Osgood (Oz) Perkins. He's the son of Psycho actor Anthony Perkins, but is probably best known to this point as David Kidney, the guy in Legally Blonde who dewormed orphans in Somalia before joining Elle Woods’s freshman introduction group.

But even if this is his first time at the helm, Perkins has penned a few thrillers, and for 
February, he’s gone to the fertile horror ground of girls alone at a boarding school to stage his slow-burn possession nightmare. Shipka’s character Kat is forced to spend a winter break on campus after her parents mysteriously fail to pick her up, and she’s stuck there with convenience companion Rose (Lucy Boynton), who’s dealing with her own substantial issues. Then there’s Emma Roberts, who plays a hitchhiking girl named Joan whose fate is intertwined with the two co-eds.

Since premiering at Fantastic Fest last fall, 
February hasn’t been widely seen, but it has garnered approval from the straitlaced types at Variety, as well as the blood freaks at Bloody Disgusting, where it was praised as “one of the best possession films ever.” That’s a broad swath of tastes being satisfied, and it sounds like the son of Psycho has really delivered with this nerve-twister."

Looks and sounds intriguing, does it not?

See the rest of their list of indie horror movies to look out for here. Warning: NSFW. one trailer contains nudity.  


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