It’s the last week of October and that means Halloween is just around the corner, ending the week, month, and the entire damn Halloween season on Sunday, October 31st.
What new horrors can you expect on the road to the big day, you ask? For starters, two new films hit theaters this week, and we’ve both been waiting for a long time …
Here are all the new horrors coming up by Halloween!
Halloween week kicks off today with the digital home release of Franc, which is courtesy of the Bloody Disgusting family member / co-creator of Bleeder’s Diegest Krisy fox.
âIn a moment of desperation, Ruby takes a lifetime vow of bondage to a monster, but breaks the deal when she commits suicide. Now angry, the monster (Frank) sets out on a bloody revenge, all leading to the one he Ruby liked the most.
Described as a ‘connected anthology of terror’, Franc also stars Krsy Fox alongside Bonnie aaron (The Conjuring 2, the Nun), Azure Parsons, Lyndsi LaRose, and Rachel Brunner.
Watch the trailer here.
In addition to being included in Severin’s folk horror set All the haunts are ours, which will be released in December, Keir-La Janissethe award-winning documentary by Bewitched Dark and Days Woodlands (read Meagan’s review) will arrive on VOD this Tuesday.
“Bewitched Dark and Days Woodlands explores popular horror phenomenon from its debut in a film trilogy – Michael Reeves’ Sorcerer General (1968), Piers Haggard Blood on Satan’s claw (1971) and Robin Hardy The wicker man (1973) – through its proliferation on British television in the 1970s and its culturally specific manifestations in American, Asian, Australian and European horror, to the genre’s revival in the last decade.
âBy touching more than 200 films and featuring more than 50 interviewees, Bewitched Dark and Days Woodlands investigates the many ways we alternately celebrate, cover up, and manipulate our own stories in an effort to find spiritual resonance in our surroundings.
Two new horror movies are coming to Netflix on Wednesday, October 27, the first of which is Hypnotic featuring Kate siegel (Silence, “Haunting of Hill House”, “Midnight Mass”).
âA young woman looking to improve herself calls on a renowned hypnotist, but after a few intense sessions, she soon discovers unexpected and deadly consequences.
Watch the Hypnotic trailer right here.
And then there is No one sleeps in the woods tonight: part 2, another original horror film arriving on Netflix on Wednesday. This one is a sequel to last year’s Netflix slasher.
âAdaÅ is a lonely and unhappy young policeman from a small village in Podlasie. Ignored by his colleagues and the beautiful and extremely confident Wanessa, the shy boy searches for his place in the world. In the sequel, we will also learn more about the fate of Zosia, who will show a completely new and surprising face. The film is a perverse, ironic, grotesque, and bloody story about the search for love and self-discovery in a world that divides us more than it unites us. He’s a slasher that’s going to break the rules of the genre this time around.
Watch the trailer for the Polish Slasher sequel here.
Shudder celebrates Halloween with the October 27 premiere of a new documentary series “Behind the monsters, With each episode spotlighting a different horror movie villain.
The first season will cover Candyman, Chucky, Jason, Michael, Freddy and Pinhead.
Each of the series’ six episodes, airing weekly, will focus on a single horror character and feature interviews with horror experts and the writers, directors and actors of the original films who made each character the makings of legends of the genre.
The sequel to the documentary, the anthology of Shudder’s feature film Dark Horror premieres October 28, featuring black horror stories from black directors and screenwriters.
The six stories presented in the anthology are: “Daddy”, “Bride Before You”, “Brand of Wrong, “” The Lake “,” Sundown “and” Fugue State “.
New and adapted stories are written by duo of writers husband and wife Antananarivo Due (My Soul to Keep, Black Horror: A Dark Horror Story) and Steven barnes (Lion blood), Ezra Claytan Daniels (BTTM FDRS), Victor LaValle (Black Tom’s Ballad, The Changeling,) Shernold Edwards (All Get up, Anne with an E); and, Al Letson (Reveals).
Preview Dark Horror feature film here.
Friday, October 29 is a pretty big day for horror, kicking off with the highly anticipated theatrical release of Scott Cooper‘s Drink, which has been delayed several times.
In Drink, a teacher from a small town in Oregon (Keri russell) and his brother (Jesse plemons), the local sheriff, mingled with a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) housing a dangerous secret with frightening consequences.
From the short story “The Quiet Boy” by Nick antosca (“Zero string”), Drink is written by Henri chaisson and Antosca, with revisions by Cooper, and produced by Guillermo del Toro.
Also coming exclusively to theaters this Friday is Edgar wrightpsychological horror film Last night in Soho, which has also been repeatedly delayed due to the pandemic.
Last night in Soho takes us back to the London Borough of Soho during the Swinging Sixties, with Thomasin McKenzie featuring a fashion designer who uncovers a murder from the past. The victim? Anya Taylor-Joy‘s Sandie, a singer from the 60s.
In the film, âEloise, an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to step into the 1960s where she meets a dazzling aspiring singer, Sandie. But glamor isn’t all it seems to be and dreams of the past are starting to crack and shatter into something much darker.
The Paranormal activity The franchise returns this Friday with a brand new movie Paranormal activity: next of kin, which will not be released in theaters but rather exclusively at Paramount +.
âFrom Paramount Players, the new film will bring fans an unexpected reimagining of the beloved horror franchise,â teases the press release sent out this afternoon.
Christophe Landon (Happy day of the dead, weird) wrote the script and William Eubank (Submarine) directed Next of kin.
In addition to the new movie, a brand new Paranormal activity the documentary also arrives at Paramount + on Friday. It’s titled Unknown dimension: the history of paranormal activity.
It might not be a horror movie per se, but it’s worth noting that this Friday marks the Netflix premiere of Army of thieves, a prequel to Zack Snyder’s zombie movie Army of the dead.
Don’t expect too many zombies in this one …
Matthias SchweighÃ¶fer directed Army of thieves, a prequel film that will focus on his character that we first met in Zack Snyder’s film Army of the dead. His name is Dieter.
âA small town bank teller, Dieter, is embroiled in the adventure of a lifetime when a mysterious woman recruits him to join a team of Interpol’s most wanted criminals, attempting to steal a series of safes- legendary forts that are impossible to decipher across Europe. “
Even Tubi brings the original horror to the table for Halloween weekend, with Harland Manor Premiere on Friday October 29.
Realized by Steven R. Monroe (“The Exorcism of Molly Hartley”, “I Spit on Your Grave”) and co-written by Steven R. Monroe and Jean ThaddÃ©e (“Sea of ââlove”), Harland Manor stars Camille Sullivan (“Intelligence”), Summer H. Howell (“Cult of Chucky”), Dion Johnstone (“Sweet Magnolias”) and Josh Strait (“The Ice Road”) as a team of paranormal investigators who document the haunted Harland Manor, only to find themselves hunted down by the malevolent ghosts who still inhabit it.
Oddly, there’s no trailer or even images for this one just yet.
Fresh out of its SXSW premiere, the animated fantasy horror film The spine of the night was acquired for release in the United States by RLJE Movies and Shudder, and he’s coming home for Halloween.
Via RLJE Films, The spine of the night arrives in theaters, digital and on demand on October 29, 2021, with a release via Shudder likely to follow next year.
âThis epic begins many years ago when an ambitious young man steals forbidden knowledge from a sacred plant and, as he falls into his darkest temptations, unleashes centuries of suffering upon mankind. As his power grows over the years, there are many who stand up against him. Among them are a daring tomb raider, cursed lovers, a maniacal necromancer, winged assassins, and an Eternal Guardian.
“The spine of the night is an ultra-violent, hand-rotoscoped epic fantasy inspired by cult classic works by animators Ralph Bakshi and Frank Frazetta. The film takes place in a fantasy land teeming with magic and intrigue where a dark force is unleashed sending humanity into an era of ruin. It is incumbent on heroes of different eras and cultures to strike back. “
Insight into madness and ultra-violence here.
From films of terror, They are outside comes digital on October 29, which comes from directors Airell Anthony Hayles and Sam Casserly, and starring Hellraiseris Nicolas Vince.
“While filming a documentary about an agoraphobic woman, a famous psychologist is drawn into supernatural events.
Emilie booth (Grindhouse, Event Horizon), Tom Clayton Wheatley (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), and Christine Randall (9 full moons) also star.