When you want to have a great night at the movies with someone special, there’s nothing like a surprising thriller to bring you together. AMC® has a wide variety of tense and startling stories about the darker sides of human behavior.
From a friendship that goes very bad to the home-buying situation of your nightmares, here are the best new and upcoming thrillers you won’t want to miss.
Everyone needs a friend … right? Directed by Neil Jordan, GRETA stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Frances, a naïve young woman desperately trying to make it on her own in New York City. After finding a purse on the subway, she returns the handbag to its rightful owner: Greta (Isabelle Huppert), a widowed French piano teacher. The two quickly become friends, but Greta’s seemingly maternal love for Frances dissolves into a dark obsession. Expect a showcase for Huppert’s immense talents and an exploration into the dark sides of friendship and vulnerability that veers into truly twisted territory. (March 1)
From the director of 2009’s controversial and colorful drama ENTER THE VOID comes a horror-thriller … musical? CLIMAX follows a troupe of young dancers that gather in an empty school building to rehearse. The rehearsal, featuring some truly amazing dance moves, turns into an all-night party — then that spirals into a hellish nightmare as the troupe discovers they’ve been knocking back glasses of wine laced with LSD. The night descends into sex, violence and unimaginable chaos, with Variety calling the film, “FAME directed by the Marquis de Sade.” (March 1)
Following the viral success of GET OUT, Jordan Peele returns to the big screen to give us nightmares once again. US stars Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, who returns to her childhood home with her family in tow. Haunted by past trauma, Adelaide can’t seem to shake the feeling that something bad is going to happen to her family. Her worst fears are soon realized when four masked strangers descend upon the house, forcing the Wilsons into a fight for survival. When the masks come off, each stranger takes the appearance of a different family member. According to Peele, the film was inspired by “The Twilight Zone” episode “Mirror Image,” which is fitting considering Peele’s reboot of the venerable TV series is set to debut this year. (March 22)
Scott (Michael Ealy) and Annie Russell (Meagan Good) finally buy their California dream home. Trouble starts to brew when the previous owner, a lonely widower named Charlie (Dennis Quaid), can’t seem to let the house go. Before too long, he’s showing up, interrupting their daily lives. When his strange behavior turns to obsession, the young couple starts to realize that Charlie has a devious plan to get his property back. THE INTRUDER is directed by Deon Taylor, who is perhaps best known for his BET horror series, “Nite Tales: The Series,” starring Flavor Flav as a hip-hop version of the Crypt Keeper from “Tales From the Crypt.” (May 3)