A Terrifying Demon, A Zombie T-Rex, and “Danger, Will Robinson” – Flash Forward Friday Forecast — 2/23/2018

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!

  • Lost In Space
  • Pyewacket
  • The Jurassic Dead
  • Bad Samaritan
  • House Sitters
  • Cruel Summer


Danger, Will Robinson

Space Family Robinson is returning in a brand new series thanks to Netflix on April 13, 2018. Yes, the retro favorites Lost In Space is getting another go. Toby Stephens and Molly Parker are John and Maureen Robinson with Max Jenkins as Will, Mina Sundwall as Penny, and Taylor Russell as Judy. Ingacio  Serricchio is Don West and Parker Posey is Dr. Smith.

Official synopsis:  Set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves  abruptly torn off course en route to their new home they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, light-years from their original destination. Stranded along with the Robinsons are two outsiders who find themselves thrown together by circumstance and a mutual knack for deception. The unsettlingly charismatic Dr. Smith (Posey) is a master manipulator with an inscrutable end game. And the roguish, but inadvertently charming Don West (Ignacio Serricchio) is a highly-skilled,  blue-collar contractor, who had no intention of joining the colony, let alone crash landing on a lost planet.


Be Careful What You Wish For. Someone Might Be Listening

This oddly titled new dark fairytale from IFC and director Adam MacDonald (Backcountry) promises a frightening journey full of demons, rituals, and horror. The cast includes Nicole Munoz (Defiance), Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead), Chloe Rose (Hellions), and Eric Osborne (Degrassi).   The script is receiving vast praise and the horror is chilling audiences to the bone.

Official synopsis:  When you’re dealing with demons, be careful what you wish for… In this ultra-unsettling occult nightmare, teenage Leah (Nicole Muñoz) finds solace from the recent death of her father–and from her strained relationship with her mother (Laurie Holden)–by dabbling in the dark arts. It all seems like harmless fun at first, until a blow out argument leads Leah to do the unthinkable: put a death curse on her mother. No sooner has the girl performed the ritual than she regrets it. But it may be too late, as an evil presence known as Pyewacket begins to make itself known–and threatens to destroy both mother and daughter. Backcountry director Adam MacDonald builds hair-raising tension around what’s both a complex mother-daughter tale and a frightening fable about our darkest desires.


Evil Always Finds A Way

Wait?! A zombie T-Rex. Oh, shit. This is either B-movie gold or a giant turd. You decide! October Coast is unleashing another crazy c-grade classic this summer, previously known as Z/Rex: The Jurassic Dead. Milko Davis and Thomas Martwick co-direct with a cast that includes Matt Block, Wes Clark, and Julie Crisante.

Synopsis:  A unit of mercenaries must team up with a group of tech-geek students after American is struck with an EMP attack. Deep in the desert, they find the source of the terror, a mad scientist who has also just created a living dead T-Rex dinosaur, one who turns everyone it attacks into a zombie. Now they must scramble to stay alive and save the planet from the ultimate undead predator.



Meet The New Face Of Evil

David Tennant returns to the genre as Cale Erendriech, the Bad Samaritan, a victim of a home invasion who himself is up to no damn good. The film is from Dean Devlin whose last effort was the amazingly campy Geostorm. Robert Sheehan, Kerry Condon, and Carlito Olivero join Tennant in the cast. Look for the mayhem to manifest on April 27, 2018.

Synopsis: BAD SAMARITAN is a terrifying cautionary tale of two thieves uncovering more than what they bargained for when breaking into a house they thought would be an easy score. After making a shocking discovery, they must choose to run and hide, or face the killer whose dark secrets they have exposed.



A Descent Into Pure Terror…or maybe not exactly that, but sorta…

Tomorrow Romance has released the trailer for the female-led independent horror/comedy House Sitters from Chicago-based director  Jason Coffman. The cast includes  Bethanie Louise, Mariah Michael, Peter Ash (currently featured in SOUTHERN GOTHIC at the Windy City Playhouse), Jay J. Bidwell, James Timothy Peters, and Ben Schlotfelt. Creature puppet effects found in the film are designed and built by Ohio-based independent filmmaker Dustin Wayde Mills (THE PUPPET MONSTER MASSACRE).

Synopsis:  Angie and Izzy get a housesitting gig that seems too good to be true. Gruesome supernatural hijinks ensue.


One Day Changes Everything

Rounding out this week’s trailers is Cruel Summer from Wild Eye Releasing and filmmakers Phillip Escott and Craig Newman. The cast includes  Danny Miller, Reece Douglas, and Natalie Martins.

Synopsis: Danny, an autistic teenager, is bullied and tormented by a group of thugs after he ventures into the woods alone for a camping trip. Their rage against him is based on lies spread by a local girl, who claims Danny committed a crime against her that he had nothing to do with.

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.