Week of October 14-20:
Release: Theatrical (Wide)
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
2. High Voltage
Release: Theatrical (Limited)/On Demand
An emerging rock band, managed by industry vet Jimmy Kleen (David Arquette), strikes a deal with record executive Rick Roland (Luke Wilson). Things take a sinister turn when the band’s lead singer, Rachel (Allie Gonino), and her mother, Barb (Perrey Reeves) are struck by lightning and killed. Rachel is brought back to life, but she is different than before. Lightning courses through her veins and she uses her new strange electrical powers to drain the life from men, turning it into electrifying stage performances, but just how far are the band willing to go to make it.
3. Johnny Gruesome
Release: On Demand
High school students Eric Carter and Johnny Grissom are best friends. Johnny is a heavy metal rebel nicknamed “Johnny Gruesome” by his classmates. When Johnny is murdered while on a drunken joyride, his killer persuades Eric and Johnny’s girlfriend to help him make the murder look like an accidental death. Johnny returns from the grave as a murderous, wisecracking zombie hell-bent on revenge. Based on the award-winning novel by Gregory Lamberson (Slime City), who also directs.
4. Nowhere Mind
Release: Theatrical (Limited)
Ivan uses experimental meditation to induce out-of-body experiences that might make it possible for him to escape a mysterious illness. His training takes an unexpected turn when he finds himself getting between the marital engagement of two old friends, Emily and John. Unaware of Ivan’s secret relationship with his fiancé, John invites Ivan to go on a hiking trip with him. In order to keep up appearances, Ivan agrees to go along. On the trip, John grows ever more suspicious of Ivan’s intentions with Emily. A dangerous game of cat and mouse ensues that might provide Ivan an unexpected route to a cure.
5. The Super
Release: Theatrical (Limited)/On Demand
This thriller centers around the mysterious disappearance of several tenants at a luxury New York City apartment building. Phil Lodge (Patrick John Flueger), the building’s new superintendent and former NYPD officer, immediately suspects Walter (Val Kilmer), the strange maintenance man. With his daughters’ lives on the line, Phil must decipher the cryptic riddles in which Walter speaks to solve the disappearances before it’s too late.
6. The Witch in the Window
From the director of YellowBrickRoad comes the story of a separated father, Simon, and his estranged twelve-year-old son, Finn, who head to Vermont to repair an old farmhouse and encounter the malicious spirit of a previous owner, an infamously cruel woman named Lydia. With every repair Simon makes, he’s also making her spirit stronger…until a terrifying encounter leaves him doubting whether he can protect his son from the evil that’s making its way into their heads, and hearts.
7. An Accidental Zombie Named Ted
Ted is not a zombie. Just ask him. Sure, he picked up a “skin thing” on his vacay in The Caribbean, and he’s hungering for brains, but who isn’t? Ted’s bizarre family has their doubts, and they aren’t shy about it. Their hilarious antics are enough to send a son to the loony bin, but Ted soldiers on, stubbornly convinced he’s fine. That is until he follows a hot vampire to group therapy for patients with disorders of the paranormal. Welcome to Ted’s kooky world.
8. Ash vs. Evil Dead: The Complete Collection
Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell), the chainsaw-wielding, wisecracking antihero of the legendary The Evil Dead films, is back for more gore-filled adventure in this complete 30-episode collection of the “Ash vs Evil Dead” TV series. Follow Ash’s journey as he returns home to Elk Grove, Michigan, meets his long-lost daughter, and unites with former enemy Ruby (Lucy Lawless) and fellow demon fighters Pablo (Ray Santiago) and Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) for a final blood-splattering stand to save the world!
9. Cut and Run
Relentless action and unflinching horror await in the Amazon in this 1985 cult classic from filmmaker Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust). An ambitious television reporter and her cameraman investigate a series of grisly murders as well as the disappearance of their bosses’ son. But when they trace both stories to the depths of the jungle, they discover he is the prisoner of a drug cartel led by renegade Colonel and his army of sadistic natives. Now their big scoop has become a nightmare of sudden violence where the ultimate assignment is to survive. The stellar cast includes Lisa Blount, Leonard Mann, Willie Aames, Richard Lynch, Eric La Salle, Michael Berryman and Karen Black.
10. Down a Dark Hall
Kit (AnnaSophia Robb), a difficult young girl, is sent to the mysterious Blackwood Boarding School when her heated temper becomes too much for her mother to handle. Once she arrives at Blackwood, Kit encounters eccentric headmistress Madame Duret (Uma Thurman) and meets the school’s only other students, four young women also headed down a troubled path. While exploring the labyrinthine corridors of the school, Kit and her classmates discover that Blackwood Manor hides an age-old secret rooted in the paranormal. Based on the classic gothic YA novel of the same name by Lois Duncan, author of I Know What You Did Last Summer, produced by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight) and directed by Rodrigo Cortés (Buried).
11. He’s Out There
On vacation at a remote lake house, a mother (Yvonne Strahovski) and her two young daughters must fight for survival after falling into a terrifying and bizarre nightmare conceived by a psychopath.
12. The House on Sorority Row: Special Edition
In this classic 1983 slasher, flirtatious young sorority sisters who are days away from graduation set out to throw one last decadent celebration. Unbeknownst to them, the strict matron of their house hides a horrendous secret thought long buried. A gruesome accident is witnessed by a hideous fiend, hidden within the once nurturing dwelling, which triggers a rampage of death and destruction. Before the end, the peril faced by this sisterhood will push them to the brink of annihilation. And rivers of blood will drown all who enter…The House on Sorority Row!
13. Invasion of the Body Snatchers: Olive Signature Edition
Invasion of the Body Snatchers sounded a clarion call to the dangers of conformity, paranoia, and mass hysteria at the heart of 1950s American life. Considered one of the greatest science fiction films ever made, Invasion of the Body Snatchers stars Kevin McCarthy as Miles Bennell, a doctor in a small California town whose patients are becoming increasingly overwrought, accusing their loved ones of being emotionless imposters. They’re right! Plant-like aliens have invaded Earth, taking possession of humans as they sleep and replicating them in giant seed pods. Convinced that a catastrophic epidemic is imminent, Bennell, in a terrifying race for his life, must warn the world of this deadly invasion of the pod people before it’s too late.
Maude (Adelaide Clemens), a 25-year-old medical student living in Germany, is still trying to pick up the pieces after her identical twin Cleo disappeared one year prior. When visions of Cleo’s violent abduction begin manifesting as hallucinations, Maude returns home to face her grieving family in Australia. Once there, however, the increasingly vivid details of Cleo’s disappearance surface in Maude’s nightmares. Initially unsure if the dreams are just the cruel creations of a troubled mind or evidence of psychic communication with her sister, Maude becomes convinced that Cleo is still alive. Together with Cleo’s fiancé and the police detective working the case, Maude uses the visions to trace Cleo’s movements. When she finally catches up to Cleo, Maude discovers her fate is intrinsically linked to that of her sister.
From writer/director John Landis comes a love story that transcends the boundaries of nature and good taste! The mighty prehistoric ape Schlocktropus has emerged from hiding to embark on a full-scale rampage across a quiet Southern Californian suburb. The police are baffled. The army is powerless. The body count is rising. But when Schlocktropus encounters a kindly blind woman who sees beyond his grotesque visage, the homicidal simian is presented with a chance at redemption. Shot over twelve days on a micro-budget, Schlock launched the careers of both Landis and legendary effects makeup artist Rick Baker. An uproarious pastiche of monster movies, packed to the gills with irreverent humor and biting satire, Schlock serves as the outrageous missing link between the creature features of yesteryear and its creators’ subsequent varied and celebrated careers.
16. Trilogy of Terror: Special Edition
Legendary producer/director Dan Curtis teamed up with renowned sci-fi/horror writers Richard Matheson and William F. Nolan to present three tales of horrific suspense in this acclaimed 1975 made-for-television anthology that also showcases the tremendous acting talent of Karen Black, who plays four distinct roles. In “Julie,” an aggressive college student seduces and ultimately blackmails his seemingly shy English professor; in “Millicent and Therese,” two polar-opposite sisters become increasingly hell-bent on the undoing of one another; and in “Amelia,” a woman falls prey to a murderous Zuni fetish doll. Presented in a brand new 4K restoration.
17. Unfriended: Dark Web
In this sequel that unfolds in real time, when a 20-something finds a cache of hidden files on his new laptop, he and his friends are unwittingly thrust into the depths of the dark web. They soon discover someone has been watching their every move and will go to unimaginable lengths to protect the dark web.