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?

August 13-19:

1. The Ice Cream Truck

Release: Theatrical (Limited) / On Demand
Mary’s husband gets relocated for work which allows her to move back to her suburban hometown. As her family ties up loose ends back home, Mary moves into their new house all alone and….waits. Yet in this idealistic world, something seems very odd. The Ice Cream Man, a symbol of youth and good times, starts killing some of her neighbors. Mary soon learns that the suburbs are scarier in more ways than she ever remembered.

2. The Monster Project

Release: Theatrical (Limited) / On Demand
This found footage film follows a group of aspiring horror filmmakers, eager to raise their YouTube subscriber count, who post an online casting call for “real life” monsters to interview for their documentary. They find three participants and choose to film them sharing their haunted experiences in a mansion in the woods on the night of a lunar eclipse. The production suddenly turns into a nightmare when the participants transform into a real vampire, demon and skinwalker, forcing the unsuspecting crew to fight for their lives.

3. Alien 6-Film Collection

This slimy set includes Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection, Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. I guess the Alien vs. Predator movies didn’t fit the bill.

4. Alien: Covenant

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created with this new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

5. The Dead Zone

Christopher Walken stars in this 1983 Stephen King adaptation from David Cronenberg about a man who awakens from a coma with the ability to see the future.

6. One Dark Night

Meg Tilly stars in this 1982 cult classic about high schoolers trapped in a mausoleum as a famous psychic returns from the dead.

7. Pet Sematary

In this 1989 Stephen King adaptation, grieving parents decide to use a magical burial ground to resurrect their dead son.

8. Pet Sematary Two

In this sequel, more bodies rise from the dead after being buried in the mystical pet cemetery.

9. The Scarehouse

Two years after a tragic accident, six college girls are invited to a party inside an elaborate Halloween funhouse. Once inside, the girls realize their hosts’ intentions are not all fun and games.

What do you think?