THE BOOGEYMAN, TALK TO ME, THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER In This Week’s Trailer Spotlight

Let’s take a look at some of the trailers that dropped over the past week. From upcoming theatrical releases to exciting new VOD/Streaming entries to must-see horror TV, the trailers this week have it all. Let’s take a look!

THE BOOGEYMAN

“The Boogeyman” is an upcoming supernatural horror film based on Stephen King’s 1973 short story of the same name. Directed by Rob Savage and written by Scott Beck, Bryan Woods, and Mark Heyman, the movie stars Sophie Thatcher, Chris Messina, Vivien Lyra Blair, Marin Ireland, Madison Hu, LisaGay Hamilton, and David Dastmalchian. The story follows high school student Sadie Harper and her little sister Sawyer, who are struggling to cope with the recent death of their mother. Their father, Will, a therapist, is also consumed by grief and fails to provide them with the support they need. When a patient shows up at their house seeking help, they unwittingly invite a terrifying entity into their home that preys on families and feeds on their suffering. The film was shot in New Orleans, with principal photography beginning in February 2022. Originally planned for Hulu, the movie is set to release theatrically in the United States on June 2, 2023, by 20th Century Studios.

TALK TO ME

“Talk to Me” is an Australian supernatural horror film directed by Danny and Michael Philippou, written by Danny Philippou and Bill Hinzman, with a concept by Daley Pearson. The movie follows a group of friends who discover they can conjure spirits using an embalmed hand, leading to their obsession with the new thrill. However, things take a terrifying turn when one of them goes too far and unleashes horrifying supernatural forces. The film stars Sophie Wilde as Mia, along with Alexandra Jensen, Joe Bird, Otis Dhanji, Miranda Otto, Marcus Johnson, Alexandria Steffensen, Zoe Terakes, and Chris Alosio in supporting roles. In Theaters Everywhere July 28, 2023.

THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER

“The Last Voyage of the Demeter” is an upcoming American supernatural horror film directed by André Øvredal. It is based on “The Captain’s Log,” a chapter from Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel “Dracula.” The movie stars Corey Hawkins, Aisling Franciosi, Liam Cunningham, David Dastmalchian, Javier Botet, Jon Jon Briones, Stefan Kapičić, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Woody Norman, Martin Furulund, Chris Walley, and Nicolo Pasetti. The film tells the story of the crew of the merchant ship Demeter, who are stalked by the vampire Dracula as they sail to England. “The Last Voyage of the Demeter” is set to be released on August 11, 2023, by Universal Pictures.

THE ANGRY BLACK GIRL AND HER MONSTER

Vicaria is a film about a brilliant teenager named Vicaria, who believes that death is a disease that can be cured. After her brother is brutally murdered, she embarks on a dangerous journey to bring him back to life, inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The film thematically challenges our ideas of life and death and is directed by Bomani J. Story, who also wrote the screenplay. The movie also explores the concept of systemic pressure and how it affects families. Laya DeLeon Hayes, Denzel Whitaker, Chad Coleman, Reilly Brooke Stith, Keith Sean Holliday, Amani Summer Boyles, and Edem Atsu-Swanzy star in the film. The executive producers are Jeremy Elliott and Jasmine Johnson, while the producers are Jack Davis, Darren Brandl, and Bomani J. Story. The film’s cinematographer is Daphne Qin Wu, and the editor is Annie De Brock. The production designer is Mark Bankins, and the music is composed by Nima Fakhrara.

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.