Yesterday was the first Friday of the new year, and not ONE wide release hit the screens. But I could have sworn that the first Friday of the year was reserved for a massive crap-heap of alleged horror! Nope, but the guys at After Dark Horrorfest saw an opportunity, which is why we'll get NINE new scare flicks next week! Oh wait, I almost forgot...

January
9
Autopsy (After Dark) -- Hospital-style hell. Often attempted, rarely well.
The Broken (After Dark) -- Lena Headey. Richard Jenkins. Evil doppelganger. Slick flick.
The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (After Dark) -- A theatrical-release sequel to a DTV sequel. Weird.
Dying Breed (After Dark) -- Horror from down unda'. Familiar but effective. I dug it.
From Within (After Dark) -- Also known as The Tribeca Nap.
Perkins' 14 (After Dark) -- A bunch of brainwashed folks go psycho. Sounds cool.
Slaughter (After Dark) -- Chick moves to a haunted farm. Really?
The Unborn (Rogue) -- David Goyer. Undead kid. Cloverfield hottie. PG-13.
Voices (After Dark) -- Occult from Korea.
16
My Bloody Valentine 3-D (Lionsgate) -- Good, goofy, gory fun. Find a 3-D theater.
23
Donkey Punch (Magnet) -- Stylish, nasty, sexy, speedy.
The Lodger (Sony) -- It was a book before Hitchcock got there. Solid cast, too.
Outlander (Third Rail) -- Aliens, Vikings & Monsters. Oh my.
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (Screen Gems) -- Aren't we about due for Underworld vs. Resident Evil?
30
The Uninvited (Paramount) -- Remake of the excellent Tale of Two Sisters. PG-13.


February
13
Friday the 13th (WB) -- I've gone from bleah to hmm to yeah! (Still, fingers crossed.)

March
13
The Horsemen (Lionsgate) -- Dennis Quaid, serial killers, and apocalyptic horror. Sign me up.
Race to Witch Mountain (Disney) -- Included because I like kids.

April
24
Obsessed (Screen Gems) -- Hottie stalker goes psycho. These just never get old.

May
15
Angels & Demons (Columbia) -- With a title like that, it's gotta be a horror movie. Right?
29
Drag Me to Hell (Universal) -- Raimi's first horror movie since Evil Dead 2. Woohoo!

June
19
The Haunting in Connecticut (Lionsgate) -- The trailer is actually pretty solid!

July
24
Orphan (WB) -- More evil kids! And Vera Farmiga, Nice.
Piranha 3-D (Dimension) -- Should be the best movie of the whole year.

August
21
Final Destination 4: Death Trip 3-D -- Yep, you read that right.
28
Halloween 2 (Dimension) -- Zombie insisted he wouldn't do the sequel, but guess what?

September
11
Daybreakers (Lionsgate) -- Futuristic vampires and Willem Defoe. Awesome.
Whiteout (WB) -- Kate Beckinsale and the Antarctic slasher, Double awesome.
18
Jennifer's Body (Fox) -- Diablo Cody, Megan Fox, possessed cheerleader. Yes, please.
25
The Crazies (Overture) -- Has this even gone into production yet?

October
2
Sorority Row (Summit) -- Wow, someone actually remade The House on Sorority Row. How odd.
9
Zombieland (Columbia) -- Woody Harrelson horror comedy. But is it coming this year?
16
The Stepfather (Screen Gems) -- Stop raiding my DVD stack!
23
Saw 6 (Lionsgate) -- Yep. Six.

November
6
The Box (WB) -- Richard Kelly doin' Richard Matheson. Sounds good. Still ... Cameron Diaz?
The Wolfman (Universal) -- I dig the director (Joe Johnston) and the lead (Benicio Del Toro), so who knows?
20
New Moon (Summit) -- aka Twilight 2. Brace yourselves, ladies.

..and those are only the theatrical releases that presently have release dates, which leaves a few more to be announced. I hope. And while I included only theatrical releases, you should definitely keep an eye out for video releases like Martyrs, The Burrowers, Alien Raiders, and ummm ... Screamers 2?

(Thanks to CS.net and Bloody-D for their help in putting things in order.)