What New Horror Movies Come Out This Week?

New Horror/Suspense Films and TV Shows in Theaters and on DVD/Blu-ray

Here’s a rundown of notable new horror/suspense movies coming out this week, from wide theatrical releases to limited/on demand releases to films and TV shows hitting DVD and Blu-ray. Which are you going to watch?

April 23-29:

1. Blood Feast

Release: Theatrical (Limited)
In this remake of the landmark Herschell Gordon Lewis film, Fuad Ramses and his family have moved from the United States to France, where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts in a museum of ancient Egyptian culture. During these long, lonely nights he becomes allured by goddess Ishtar as she speaks to him in visions. Eventually, he succumbs to her deadly charms. After this pivotal night, Fuad begins a new life, in which murder and cannibalism become his daily bread. As butchered bodies are heaped upon the Altar of Ishtar, Fuad slowly slips further into madness.

2. A Dark Song

Release: Theatrical (Limited) / On Demand
An unholy alliance between two damaged souls leads them on a disturbing descent into the depraved realms of black magic. Sophia is a grieving mother desperate to make contact with her murdered son. Joseph is an anti-social, alcoholic expert in the occult who reluctantly agrees to help her. Holed up in a remote house amidst the desolate wilds of Northern Wales, the two embark on a grueling six-month series of dark rituals that will push them both to the physical and psychological breaking point.

3. Rupture

Release: Theatrical (Limited) / On Demand
Noomi Rapace stars as a single mother who tries to break free from a mysterious organization that has abducted her.

4. Voice from the Stone

Release: Theatrical (Limited) / On Demand
At the gates of an isolated stone castle in 1950s Tuscany, a determined young nurse arrives to cure the mute heir within. As Verena (Emilia Clarke) struggles to bring silent Jakob back into the world, she becomes convinced he has fallen under the spell of a powerful and otherworldly persona trapped in the villa’s stone walls, one that seems to be rapidly entwining with her own.

5. Abandoned Dead

Rachel, a security guard who harbors a fear of the dark, is sent on assignment to secure an abandoned medical rehab clinic. It’s a place with a supernatural history, where people have mysteriously disappeared. Alone and afraid, Rachel is tormented throughout the night by paranormal terrors, as she discovers the dead who reside here may be connected to buried secrets from her past.

6. Caltiki the Immortal Monster

In this 1959 Italian production co-directed by Mario Bava, a team of archaeologists led by Dr John Fielding descends on the ruins of an ancient Mayan city to investigate the mysterious disappearance of its inhabitants. However, the luckless explorers get more than they bargained for when their investigation of a sacrificial pool awakens the monster that dwells beneath its waters the fearsome and malevolent god Caltiki.

7. Double Exposure

In this 1982 film, Adrian Wilde, a photographer whose specialty is shooting nude models for men’s magazines, sees his life start to unravel when he begins to experience strange and almost lifelike dreams in which he murders the very women he’s been photographing. What’s more is that he soon discovers that they might not be dreams after all.

8. From Hell It Came

In this campy 1957 fare, Tabonga is part man, part tree, all doom. Formerly an island prince, he was unjustly put to death by a witch doctor. Now he’s returned to life with roots, branches and a vengeance. Against natives. Against visiting American scientists who investigate the tree’s radioactive green sap. Against anyone unwise enough to expect a tree to stay put.

9. The Girl With All the Gifts

Humanity has been all but destroyed by a fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh eating “hungries.” Only a small group of children seems immune to its effects. At an army base in rural England, these unique children are being studied and subjected to cruel experiments. When the base falls, one little girl escapes and must discover what she is, ultimately deciding both her own future and that of the human race.

10. Goregasm

The brutal, unstoppable CFK Killer is back for another knee-deep adventure in death, drugs, and perversion! And for video store clerk Mark and his girlfriend, the nightmare has just begun as the notoriously deformed monster begins to kill off all their friends. With the police unwilling and unable to help, it’s up to the beautiful and deadly all-girl gang C.L.A.M. to end CFK once and for all.

11. I Bury the Living

From 1958 comes the cult movie about a newly-elected director of a cemetery who begins to believe that he can cause the deaths of living owners of burial plots by merely changing the push-pin color from white (living) to black (dead) on a large wall map of the cemetery.

12. The Portal

An anthology of horror shorts about death, The Portal transports you through a frightening world where ghosts and paranormal creatures reign and nothing is as it seems. When a young woman disappears, the search for her whereabouts leads to a mysterious portal. What lies beyond is an unimaginable nightmare.

13. Psycho Cop Returns

In this 1993 sequel with a notable finale, officer Joe Vickers is the meanest and deadliest cop in LA, leaving behind a never-ending stream of bloodied bodies, in the name of justice. The fact that he also happens to be a Satan worshiping member of the undead doesn’t help much either. After overhearing some office workers discussing a secret drug and sex filled after-hours party they’re planning to host that night, Vickers decides to take the law into his own hands, disposing of the rabble rousers in a series of gruesome ways.

14. The Screaming Skull

In this 1958 film, when widower Eric brings his mentally fragile new bride Jenni home to the palatial estate of his first wife, strange things begin to happen. Jenni is certain she is being tormented by Eric’s former wife, who died under mysterious circumstances. But no one else seems to hear the ominous screams or see the rolling skull that comes knocking at the front door. Much like master showman William Castle, the producers of the film promised a free burial service for anyone who died while watching the film. Of course, this never happened. Or did it?

15. True Crime Triple Feature

This budget set included three movies based on real-life events: The Housewife Slasher, The Long Island Serial Killer and Dead Woman’s Hollow.

16. Underworld: Blood Wars

In the next installment of the blockbuster franchise, Vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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