Sunday Trailers: The First Purge

We like to spend our lazy Sundays catching up on trailers for upcoming horror films. This week brings us to the trailer of The First Purge, the fourth installment of the popular (and profitable) Purge franchise.

We at HAHC think The Purge series is a strong one, with great visuals, tense situations, and a thought provoking premise (even if the political commentary is a subtle as a jackhammer at times). This trailer looks especially strong, and we are encouraged by a new director bringing a fresh take on the material, and by the excellent cast, to include Insecure stand out Y’lan Noel.

We will definitely be spending our 4th of July watching this one.

Sunday Trailers: “Wildling”

Here at HAHC headquarters, we love spending our lazy Sundays watching new(ish) trailers to upcoming horror releases. Normally, this leads to discovering films we are excited to see, or decide to take a hard pass on until further notice. However, in the case of the ad wizards that crafted the trailer IFC’s upcoming film Wildling, the trailer seems to all but have spoiled what looked like a very promising film. Boasting genre veterans like Liv Tyler and Brad Douriff, and what looks like a break out performance by newcomer Bel Powley, the acting and imagery of the trailer are compelling, only to be cut down by the closing moments seemingly giving away a major plot twist. Consider this a warning! Wet your beak with the first thirty seconds or so, then turn this sucker off to wait until the film’s release on April 13th.

HAHC Presents: Sunday Trailers

Here at HAHC headquarters, we love spending our lazy Sundays watching new(ish) trailers to upcoming horror releases.

The inaugural trailer is for A24’s Hereditary, directed by Ari Aster and starring Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, and Milly Shapiro. We caught this one in the theater before Annihilation, and thought it looked pretty slick.

Via Sundance Institute’s website: “The Graham family starts to unravel following the death of their reclusive grandmother. Even after she’s gone, the matriarch still casts a dark shadow over the family, especially her loner teenage granddaughter, Charlie, whom she always had an unusual fascination with. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, their peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their mother to explore a darker realm in order to escape the unfortunate fate they’ve inherited.”

Is this going to be another strong debut from a fresh horror filmmaker, or just a very clever trailer? We’re going to find out this June, for sure.