One last zombie break before Halloween, yes? It'll be worth it, I promise.
Writer/Director Bryan Bertino (The Strangers - a movie I've actually grown to like more than my initial review might suggest) is back as the producer of Grim Night. From what little I have found online, Grim Night supposes a world in which one night a year, creatures called "Grims" arrive and kill hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. It's not clear whether these beings are supernatural or extraterrestrial from the super-creepy trailer, though the spec trailer was good enough for Universal to buy the rights to the movie, which looks like nothing we've ever seen.
Bertino's 2008 film The Strangers is about a couple (Scott Speedman and Liv Tyler) who are randomly targeted and terrorized by a trio of psychotics. While I first found the movie a bit derivative, subsequent viewings have left me decidedly unnerved by the randomness of it all. Of course, the cold and emotionless attitudes of its masked killers (Gemma Ward, Kip Weeks and Laura Margolis) only adds to the terror.
Yikes! Is Tamara home?*
*Did anyone else notice the reference to The Strangers in this week's Halloween episode of "Psych?"