Here's what you can expect to see for new horror films during the first half of 2013:
1/4 Texas Chainsaw 3D - Opening tomorrow is the latest installment of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise. Picking up where the 1974 horror classic left off, we can expect Texas Chainsaw 3D to offer 70s horror nostalgia combined with the shock of contemporary gore. I hope I get the feeling that I'm in danger of being maimed. However, past Texas Chainsaw sequels and remakes haven't faired so well.
1/18 Mama - Here's the newest film from visionary Guillermo del Toro. While it doesn't seem to have the same fanciful quality as Pan's Labrinth, the story does seem like an interesting study on what we perceive to be motherhood. I just hope they don't show the monster too soon or expose her too much...a long shot as she appears 14 seconds into the trailer.
1/25 Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters - I have mixed feelings about this. I don't think either Jeremy Renner (Hansel) or Gemme Arterton (Gretel) give that Old World feel that the film is going for, but some of the design elements like the Witch's candy house and that evil Siamese twin monster look pretty damn cool. I do wish they would have gone all the way and fully Steampunked their arsenal, but I can get over that. With a budget of $60M you'd think it couldn't possibly suck...but Hollywood has found ways before.
1/25 John Dies at the End - I'm incredibly curious about this film. It has already been released on iTunes, but you can catch it in theaters on 1/25. There's a lot of promise that this will become a new cult favorite considering the accolades it has received from both the Sundance and SXSW film festivals.
2/1 Warm Bodies - This seems like the perfect zombie date movie and will be released in time for Valentine's Day. Cute and scary, I love it!