Flash Forward Friday Forecast – 2/16/2018

Each week, the Grue Crew at Gruesome Magazine, Horror News Radio, and Decades of Horror will share the latest horror, sci-fi, and genre trailers of the week in a new column we’re calling Flash Forward Friday Forecast. Head to Gruesome Magazine each Friday afternoon for a recap of the rousing and often gory teases from the past week. In addition, join in on the fun by completing the poll at the bottom of the list to rate and rank the trailers to how excited you are for the films presented within the trailers. Let’s see what this week has to offer… and, don’t forget the survey at the bottom of the page. Have fun!

  • A Quiet Place (Official Trailer)
  • Marrowbone
  • Rampage (Trailer 2)
  • Atlantic Rim: Resurrection
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising (IMAX)
  • All The Creatures Were Stirring
  • Living Space
  • 10×10
  • Ready Player One


If They Hear You. They Hunt You.

Early in the week, Paramount dropped the official trailer for A Quiet Place. John Krasinski (The Office) directs and stars alongside his real-life wife, Emily Blunt. The film lands in theaters on April 6, 2018, and is one of the most anticipated horror films of the year. The film intends to prove that silence is as frightening as the loudest scream. “Those who have survived live by one rule: never make a sound.”


Four siblings seek refuge in an old home after the death of their mother, only to discover that the house has another, more sinister, inhabitant, in this haunting debut from Sergio G. Sánchez, screenwriter of The Orphanage and The Impossible.

Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing have begun marketing Marrowbone from writer/director Sergio G. Sanchez. The cast includes genre favorite Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Split, The New Mutants) along with Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things, The New Mutants), George MacKay (11.22.63), Mia Goth (A Cure for Wellness), and Matthew Stagg. Look for Marrowbone in theaters, on demand, on Amazon video, and on iTunes April 13, 2018.


Big Meets Bigger

Warner Brothers released the second trailer for Rampage featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and a large kaiju-sized white ape. Mayhem ensues. The cast also includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead), Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), and Naomie Harris (28 Days Later). The film is directed by Brad Peyton (San Andreas). Look for Rampage in theaters April 20, 2018.


Mech-bots, with even bigger and badder weapons than their predecessors, attempt to stop bio-mechanical monsters from descending on LA. But the monsters are stronger too, leaving the pilots of the mech-bots scrambling to defeat the creatures.

Asylum weighs in with their Pacific Rim knockoff sequel, Atlantic Rim: Resurrection. Did you ever catch the first Atlantic Rim also from director Jared Cohen? Nope? Hmmm. Might be a reason. But that isn’t stopping Asylum from going at it again. This time, the monsters are attacking LA… on the Pacific…but…”Atlantic Rim”…aw, who cares? Check out this disaster below.


Plan B, there’s always a Plan B…

IMAX has released an exclusive version of the Universal Pictures film  Pacific Rim: Uprising trailer and are doing a damn fine job of selling the John Boyega (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) sequel. This trailer is rather spoilerish  it seems but goes out of its way to illustrate just how insanely high this chaotic  and crazy film hopes to reach. Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, and Rinko Kikuchi return along with new cast Scott Eastman, Adria Arjona, and Tian Jing. At times, bordering on Transformers level madness, the action settles from time to time to illustrate the younger cast which should appeal to a younger fan base in this Kaiju vs Giant Robot battlefest. Look for the mayhem to unleash on March 29, 2018.


When an awkward date on Christmas Eve leads a couple into a strange theater, they’re treated to a bizarre and frightening collection of Christmas stories, featuring a wide ensemble of characters doing their best to avoid the horrors of the holidays. From boring office parties and last-minute shopping to vengeful stalkers and immortal demons, there’s plenty out there to fear this holiday season.

One of the many films heading to EFM in Berlin, is the yuletide horror comedy All the Creatures Were Stirring from Rebekah and David Ian McKendry. The cast includes Amanda Fuller, Brea Grant, Graham Skipper, Jocelin Donahue, Matt Mercer, and Constance Wu. The holiday season has never been so hilariously dangerous. Uh, oh!

You’ll have to head over to Vimeo to check out the trailer.


College sweethearts Brad and Ashley venture into the heartland of Germany. Their romantic holiday takes a sinister turn when encountering a German SS Officer, thrusting them into a psychological vortex revealing there is not always life in a ‘Living Space.’

Another film heading to EFM in Berlin is Living Space featuring sinister ghostly Nazis. The film is directed by Steven Spiel and features Andy McPhee, Emma Leonard, and Jolene Anderson. “His House. Your Nightmare.” promises the tagline.


There Are Some Secrets We Cannot Escape

Luke Evans and Kelly Reilly headline the upcoming thriller 10×10 from Unstoppable Entertainment. The film is directed by Suzi Ewing from a screenplay by Noel Clark. Look for this suspense yarn on April 13, 2018.


People come to the Oasis for all the things they can do. But they stay for all the things they can be.

Heading to theaters March 29, 2018, is Stephen Spielberg’s adaptation of Ready Player One from Warner Brothers. The new trailer, set to the tune of “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory reveals tons of new characters and plot developments from the upcoming highly anticipated sci-fi epic. The Iron Giant and the Delorean from Back to the Future continue to get the biggest exposure while King Kong jumps into action. Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, and Ben Mendelsohn lead the cast. “Welcome to the rebellion, Wade.”


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Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.