#17: INSIDIOUS
Director: James Wan
Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey
Release Date: April 1
Why we’re excited: With all these vampires and zombies dominating the horror genre, it seems like there hasn’t been a simple and scary ghost story since, shit, we can’t even remember the last good one. We’re not counting the Paranormal Activity films, either (demons aren’t ghosts). That’s where Insidious, from the creators of the Saw juggernaut (director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell), comes into play. It’s about parents trying to prevent spirits from trapping their son in another realm, and the early buzz within the horror community is overwhelmingly positive. Hopefully this one’s rated BYOCU (Bring Your Own Clean Underwear).