What New Horror Movies Come Out This Week?

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

Week of December 1-7:

1. Daniel Isn’t Real

Daniel Isn’t Real

Release: Theatrical (Limited) / On Demand
Troubled college freshman Luke (Miles Robbins) suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel (Patrick Schwarzenegger) to help him cope. Charismatic and full of manic energy, Daniel helps Luke to achieve his dreams, before pushing him to the very edge of sanity and into a desperate struggle for control of his mind — and his soul.

2. Dark Light

Dark Light

Release: Theatrical (Limited)
A woman returns to her family home and discovers it to be inhabited by monsters. From the director of Rites of Spring and The Devil’s Dolls.

3. I See You

I See You

Release: Theatrical (Limited) / On Demand
When a 12-year-old boy goes missing, lead investigator Greg Harper (Jon Tenney) struggles to balance the pressure of the investigation and troubles with his wife, Jackie (Helen Hunt). Facing a recent affair, great strain is put on the family that slowly gnaws away at Jackie’s grip on reality. But after a malicious presence manifests itself in their home and puts their son, Connor (Judah Lewis), in mortal danger, the cold, hard truth about evil in the Harper household is finally uncovered.

4. In Fabric

In Fabric

Release: Theatrical (Limited) / On Demand
A lonely woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), recently separated from her husband, visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life. She’s fitted with a perfectly flattering, artery-red gown—which, in time, will come to unleash a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil, threatening everyone who comes into its path. From acclaimed horror director Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy, Berberian Sound Studio) comes a truly nightmarish film, at turns frightening, seductive, and darkly humorous. Channeling voyeuristic fantasies of high fashion and bloodshed, In Fabric is Strickland’s most twisted and brilliantly original vision yet.

5. Knives and Skin

Knives and Skin

Release: Theatrical (Limited) / On Demand
What happened to Carolyn Harper? Part suburban nightmare, part neon-soaked teenage fever dream, this tantalizing mystery traces the wave of fear and distrust that spreads across a small Midwestern town in the wake of a high school girl’s mysterious disappearance. As the loneliness and darkness lurking beneath the veneer of everyday life gradually come to light, a collective awakening seems to overcome the town’s teenage girls—gathering in force until it can no longer be contained. Unfolding in a hallucinatory haze of lushly surreal images, Knives and Skin is a one-of-a-kind coming-of-age noir that haunts like a half-remembered dream.

6. A Nasty Piece of Work

A Nasty Piece of Work

Release: Hulu
A mid-level employee at a large company finds out he’s not getting the Christmas bonus or promotion he was expecting. But then his boss (Julian Sands) invites him over for dinner with a proposal for how he can climb the corporate ladder… by beating his professional rival in a violent competition.

7. American Hunt

American Hunt

A group of friends is torn apart when they become part of two human hunter’s sick game. The men give them ten minutes to hide, and then the real hunt begins.

8. Blood Bags

Blood Bags

A creature stalks the corridors of an abandoned mansion. Two friends break in and discover that all exits have been sealed off and the creature that hunts them is growing hungry for their blood; there is no escape.

9. Boar

Boar

Having outgrown a minivan, a stray boar roams the boundary line of an outback town and massacres several backpackers, before venturing in to hunt the locals. Bernie and his visiting relatives, the Monroe’s, swiftly come face to face with the feral beast and uncover that some monsters are better left in stories.

10. Christmas Presence

Christmas Presence

When someone suddenly disappears from their holiday celebration, a group of friends soon discover that a sinister evil is coming for them all.

11. The Dunes

The Dunes

This psychological thriller follows a divorce as he struggles to retain his parental rights and sanity when his ex-wife announces her intention to move to the west coast. His past demons ultimate push him passed the point of no return, where he will come face-to-face with the monster he has tried to hide his whole life.

12. Konga

Konga

Lost in the African jungles for over a year, Dr. Charles Decker (Michael Gough) has returned to England with Konga, a baby chimpanzee. Disappearing into his lab, the mad botanist begins work on what he believes will be his greatest achievement. Having witnessed a Baganda witchdoctor’s use of a rare carnivorous plant to produce accelerated animal growth, Decker injects Konga with the same serum—then hypnotizes the gorilla-sized chimp into brutally murdering his enemies! But when the berserk ape overdoses on the serum and grows to gargantuan size, suddenly the city of London comes under attack—and only the British army can reckon with Konga’s uncontrollable rage. Read my review.

13. One Must Fall

One Must Fall

A woman is wrongfully fired from her office job and forced to take on a temporary job on a crime scene cleanup crew. With a maniacal serial killer on the loose leaving them lots of work, did he ever leave the scene of the crime?

14. Ready or Not

Ready or Not

A young bride joins her new husband’s rich, eccentric family in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival.

15. Red Handed

Red Handed

When their father is murdered, three brothers descend upon an Oregon mountain river to spread his ashes. After they arrive, one of their children goes missing. One of the brothers was himself abducted 30 years ago when they visited this same river, but he has blocked the incident out of his mind. Only by unlocking the mysteries inside his subconscious, will they be able find the child and return him to safety. Michael Biehn and Michael Madsen lead an electric cast in an unnerving new thriller from writer-director Frank Peluso and producer Nick Cassavetes.

16. The Shasta Triangle

The Shasta Triangle

A young woman returns to her hometown to uncover the truth about her father’s disappearance. Deep in the woods, she and her childhood friends battle ancient and terrifying forces controlling the town.

17. This Is Our Home

This Is Our Home

A struggling couple’s weekend getaway goes awry when a child arrives in the middle of the night claiming to be their son.

18. The Tokoloshe

The Tokoloshe

Busi, a young destitute woman with dangerously repressed emotions, lands a job as a cleaner at a rundown hospital in the heart of Johannesburg. Desperate for the money so she can bring her younger sister to Johannesburg, she must cope despite the predatory and corrupt hospital manager. When Busi discovers an abandoned young girl in the hospital, who believes she is tormented by a supernatural force, Busi must face her own demons from her past in order to save the child from the abusive monster that pursues them both relentlessly.