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?
July 16 – 22:
1. Awaken the Shadowman
Release: Theatrical (Limited) / On Demand July 25
After the mysterious disappearance of their mother, an estranged family reunites and discovers an unknown supernatural force.
2. The Gracefield Incident
Release: Theatrical (Limited) / On Demand
Matthew Donovan, a video game editor, embeds an iPhone camera into his prosthetic eye to secretly record and document a weekend with friends in a luxurious mountain top cabin. The weekend takes a terrifying turn when a meteorite crashes the party forcing everyone to face the darkest, screaming nightmare while somehow connecting life, love and loss in a twist of fear.
3. Killing Ground
Release: Theatrical (Limited) / On Demand
In need of a break from the pressures of their lives in the city, Sam and Ian head to a remote beach for a weekend getaway. When they come across an abandoned campsite, with no trace of its occupants, they’re concerned. When they discover a lone, traumatized child nearby, they’re scared. And when they encounter two local weirdos, they’re in for a hell of a bad time.
Film composer Carrie Bonner moves into a secluded house in the woods with her newlywed husband. But bliss turns to suspicion and paranoia following encounters with a shotgun-toting neighbor and a dangerous intruder. Determined, Carrie pursues the violent mystery surrounding her new home…a home that may be host to sinister supernatural forces.
5. Another Evil
After encountering a ghost in his vacation home, terrified Dan goes behind his wife’s back to hire an industrial grade exorcist: the bizarre and needy Os Bijourn. While implementing a variety of increasingly outlandish “ghost traps,” Os tries to befriend Dan almost as relentlessly as he tries to destroy the home’s demons. Dan considers calling the whole thing off, but it quickly becomes apparent that a great evil has embedded itself in his home, and that the fate of his entire family is at stake.
6. The Bat People
In this 1974 schlocky creature feature, when Dr. John Beck and his wife Cathy fall into an underground cave, a huge bat attacks them, biting the good doctor. Thinking it’s only a scratch, Beck avoids treatment, and soon wakes to find himself transformed into a horrifying man-bat creature! Now one with the night, Beck embarks on a killing spree to conceal what he’s become, and he won’t stop until he once again has the one thing his new existence is missing … his beautiful wife!
In this 1988 thriller, a traumatized ER nurse (Darlanne Fluegel), an acerbic talk-radio host (Richard Belzer) and a stranger with a dark secret (James Russo) must join to stop the bible-quoting madman (Billy Drago) who has promised the panicked city one final fast lane massacre.
8. Kong: Skull Island
When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.
9. Lake Alice
While meeting his girlfriend Sarah’s family for the first time, Ryan Emerson must prove his intentions and win the approval of her father, Gregg, while he masks jealousy for Sarah’s ex-fling Tyler. As the Thomas family settles in, things start to happen around the cabin: strange footprints by the window, noises from outside, and a bitter animosity from the locals, including law enforcement. As a blizzard descends on Lake Alice, so does the evil from behind the camera, as the Thomas family is hunted down one by one. The family struggles to stay alive as their numbers slowly dwindle.
10. My Fair Zombie
A musical-comedy…with guts! In an alternate Edwardian England infested by zombies, a professor of phonetics attempts to teach a zombie woman to be a proper English lady.
11. Resident Evil: Vendetta
In the third animated Resident Evil film, BSAA Chris Redfield enlists the help of government agent Leon S. Kennedy and Professor Rebecca Chambers from Alexander Institute of Biotechnology to stop a death merchant with a vengeance from spreading a deadly virus in New York.
12. Suburban Psycho: 4 Film Horror Collection
This set includes Suburban Nightmare (2004), Psycho Sisters (1998), Skin Crawl (2007) and Drainiac (2000).
13. Teen Wolf: Season 6 / Part 1
In the final season of the MTV series, Storm clouds gather as Scott and the pack head into their final months of high school. But the best days of their lives turn bleak when they lose their closest ally. Before the end, Scott and his friends will stand alone against the growing darkness and fight to stop the destruction of everything and everyone they love.
Transhuman follows a young journalist into the underbelly of a transhumanist cult, spanning generations leading back to the Nazi’s during World War II.