Twitter is booming with promoted tweets about some of the most anticipated movies to be released this year. With so much excitement and so many options, it’s hard to decide which films are worth the insane cost of hitting up the theatre to watch. If you happen to be in the neighborhood and have NO IDEA what to watch…
Let’s break down the top 5 options:
God’s Not Dead 2
“God’s Not Dead 2 centers on Grace (Melissa Joan Hart), a Christian teacher, who answers a question about Jesus in the classroom. Grace faces an epic court case that could cost her career she loves and expel God from the classroom.”
Following the success of the movie God’s Not Dead, news of a second movie was a pleasant surprise. The second movie is not technically a sequel, as it will involve an entirely different plot, along with a fresh cast. However, the trailer for this movie has me more than willing to fork over the cash.
“The sequel will revolve around the ancient spirit board that was at the center of the first film.”
There is no official trailer for this film, but if you missed the original, take a look.
Keeping with the sequel trend, I’m excited to see where the storyline for this film will take me. Though I was disappointed in the original film (I expected it to be terrifying and it was definitely not) I have somehow set the bar higher for the second. Yeah, that’s a smart decision. We all know sequels are better than the original, right?
“A family unwittingly brings a supernatural force home with them from vacation. The evil presence feeds off their fears and secrets.”
Unwittingly? Supernatural force? Evil presence? Shut up and take my money.
The Curse of Sleeping Beauty
“Thomas Kaiser (Ethan Peck) inherits an ancestral mansion that has been in his family for generations — only to learn that he has also inherited an ancient curse stemming back to the Crusades. Forced into his new role as “protector” — the guardian appointed to keep the evil demons in the house at bay — Thomas teams with an ambitious local realtor (Hall) and paranormal cleric (Davison) to unravel the mystery of the house, while struggling to awaken the beautiful Briar Rose (Eisley), held captive in a terrifying netherworld seen previously in his dreams.”
There isn’t an available trailer, but the poster is enough for me. Dark? Check. Terrifying? Check. Paranormal? CHECK.
“From the deliciously twisted mind of Eli Roth comes the story of Jack and his Dad. Jack turns six today. He’s a special birthday boy. Everything is ready for his party, except for one thing. The clown is late. As the kid’s patience fades so does Jack’s Dad’s sanity. Increasingly desperate, Jack’s Dad goes into the back room, wears the clown costume, puts on the crazy wig, the makeup and the red nose… He’s a hit with the kids and saves the day. The only problem comes when he tries to remove the costume. It won’t come off. Then he tries to remove the wig, the makeup and the red nose. It’s all stuck. As he tries desperately to tear it off, he realizes it’s the least of his problems… Turns out, this clown is no happy clown. This clown is an angry, homicidal maniac and is taking control of his body.”
So. Many. Reasons.
First of all, anything with a creepy clown has to be pure gold, right? (Shoutout to Stephen King.) Secondly, can we talk about the Goosebumps undertone of this plot? (Hey, Carly Beth.)
So, I guess what I’m saying is… I’ll see you at the theatre.