Dark Shadows

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Plot: An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. (via IMDB)

Cast: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley, Eva Green, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloë Grace Moretz

Directed by Tim Burton

Written by Seth Grahame-Smith

Rated  PG-13 for comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking

Release Date: May 11th 2012

Runtime: 113 min
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Underworld: Awakening

42 Underworld Awakening

Plot: When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind. (via IMDB)

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley, Sandrine Holt, Wes Bentley

Directed by Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein

Written by John Hlavin, Len Wiseman, Allison Burnett, J. Michael Straczynski

Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for some language

Release Date: January 20th 2012

Runtime: 88 min

Red Lights

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Plot: Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away. (via IMDB)

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy, Robert DeNiro, Elizabeth Olsen

Directed by Rodrigo Cortés

Written by Rodrigo Cortés

Rated  R for language and some violence

Release Date: July 13th 2012

Runtime: 113 min

Ruby Sparks

81 Ruby Sparks

Plot: A novelist struggling with writer’s block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence. (via IMDB)

Cast: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina, Annette Benning, Antonio Banderas, Aasif Mandvi, Steve Coogan, Deborah Ann Woll, Elliot Gould, Alia Shawkat

Directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

Written by Zoe Kazan

Rated  R for language including some sexual references, and for some drug use

Release Date: July 25th 2012

Runtime: 104 min

ParaNorman

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Plot: In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman’s estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ritual he must take up to protect the town from an curse cast by a witch it condemned centuries ago. Eventually, Norman decides to cooperate, but things don’t go according to plan. Now, a magic storm of the witch threatens Blithe Hollow as the accursed dead rise. Together with unexpected new companions, Norman struggles to save his town, only to discover the horrific truth of the curse. With that insight, Norman must resolve the crisis for good as only he can.  (Summary by Kenneth Chisholm via IMDB)

Cast: Kodi Smith-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Jodelle Fernand, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Directed by Chris Butler, Sam Fell

Written by Chris Butler

Rated PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language

Release Date: July 20th 2012

Runtime: 92 min

The Cabin in the Woods

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Plot: Five teenagers head off for a weekend at a secluded cabin in the woods. They arrive to find they are quite isolated with no means of communicating with the outside world. When the cellar door flings itself open, they of course go down to investigate. They find an odd assortment of relics and curios but when one of the women, Dana, reads from a book she awakens a family of deadly zombie killers. There’s far more going on however than meets the eye as the five campers are all under observation.  (Summary by garykmcd via IMDB)

Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Amy Acker, Tom Lenk

Directed by Drew Gorddard

Written by Drew Gorddard, Joss Whedon

Rated R for strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity

Release Date: April 13th 2012

Runtime: 95 min