Week of October 13-19:
1. Echoes of Fear
Release: Theatrical (Limited)
After inheriting her grandfather’s home due to his sudden death, Alysa returns to her childhood house to make the necessary repairs in order to sell it. But as she begins packing, her grandfather’s belongings, something inside the house starts spooking her. Even her pet mouse senses a presence. And now, within the secret rooms and hidden crawlspaces beneath the house, Alysa realizes that she must uncover the evil that hides inside.
As a last resort to cure their son’s auto-immune disorder, the Millers move into a sterile manor during his treatments. Eli is tormented by terrifying visions — deemed hallucinations — but something sinister may lurk within these walls.
3. Holiday Hell
On Christmas Eve, a woman enters a curiosity shop looking for a last-minute gift. There, she meets a mysterious shopkeeper who tells her the horrific stories behind four objects in the shop. As he weaves tales of killer dolls, witches and psycho Santas, the woman senses she might be in danger. She has until midnight to choose her gift, but will she choose wisely? Starring Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), Joel Murray (Hatchet), Jeff Bryan Davis (Killer Pad), Lisa Coronado (“Twin Peaks”), and Meagan Karimi-Naser (Dead West), the frighteningly-festive horror anthology features segments directed by Jeff Ferrell (Ghostlight), Jeremy Berg (The Invoking), Jeff Vigil and David Burns.
4. The Lighthouse
Release: Theatrical (Limited)
From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Release: Theatrical (Limited) / On Demand
On Halloween night in 2015, Patrick “Trick” Weaver massacred his classmates at a costume party. After being arrested, he managed to escape police custody, but not before being shot five times by Detective Mike Denver. Everyone believes Trick must be dead, but when a masked killer reappears the following Halloween, and every Halloween after that, they realize the nightmare is not over. With Trick wreaking havoc and killing people in increasingly terrifying ways, Denver will stop at nothing to finish what he started and bring the carnage to an end. Directed by Patrick Lussier and starring Omar Epps, Ellen Adair, Kristina Reyes, Jamie Kennedy and Tom Atkins.
Release: Hulu (US) / Netflix (Non-US)
Disturbing and mysterious things begin happening to a New Orleans bartender after he picks up a phone left behind in his bar. Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson and Zazie Beetz star in a film from writer-director Babak Anvari (Under the Shadow).
7. Zombieland: Double Tap
Release: Theatrical (Wide)
A decade after Zombieland became a hit film and a cult classic, the lead cast (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone) have reunited with director Ruben Fleischer (Venom) and the original writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool) for Zombieland 2: Double Tap. In the sequel, written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and Dave Callaham, through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, these four slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.
8. 3 From Hell
First, there was House of 1000 Corpses. Then there was The Devil’s Rejects. Now, from writer/director Rob Zombie, comes the next blood-soaked chapter in the most violent crime saga in history… 3 From Hell. This exclusive three-night event will feature the unrated version and unique special content nightly.
This Halloween treat bag of all the things that go bump in the night features five spooky tales from masked killers to scarecrows, witches and tricksters. There’s a scare for everyone in this anthology of horror written and directed by indie horrors best and brightest such as award-winning filmmakers Justin M. Seaman and Zane Hershberger (The Barn), Brett DeJager (Bonejangles) and John William Holt (The Dooms Chapel Horror).
10. The 11th Patient
Steven, a young teenage boy, is found in a comatose state deep in the woods several months after his kidnapping. The man that kidnapped him is still at large and Steven is the only person who witnessed and survived the ordeal. Now, Steven has been brought to a doctor who specializes in PTSD patients. Using his technology to guide his patients through their traumatic event, he must connect to Steven and make him face his fears in order to bring him out of his coma.
11. And Soon the Darkness
Brand New 4K Master! Two young British nurses bicycling through the desolate French countryside. A mysterious stranger on a lonely stretch of road. The women become separated and soon after, one of them disappears. Now the remaining girl, alone and frightened, begins an increasingly desperate search for answers among the strangely uncooperative locals. Where is her friend? Was there a murder? And as the darkness approaches, is the killer now stalking her? Pamela Franklin and Michele Do trice co-star in this unsettling shocker directed by Robert Fust (The Abominable Dr. Phibes). And Soon the Darkness remains a favorite of thriller fans for its sexual menace, sinister style and one of the most quietly chilling final twists in ’70s British cinema.
12. Bone-Chilling Horror 10-Movie Collection
This set features 10 bone-chilling scares, including Friday the 13th (1980), The Ring, The Haunting (1999), Paranormal Activity, What Lies Beneath, The Uninvited, Graveyard Shift, The Devil Inside, The Ruins and Case 39.
When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father. Finding him gravely injured in the crawl space of their family home, the two become trapped by quickly encroaching floodwaters. As time runs out to escape the strengthening storm, Haley and her father discover that the rising water level is the least of their fears. From producer Sam Raimi and director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes), Crawl is a nail-biting thriller from start to finish.
14. Clown of the Dead
Three friends in an apartment complex must discover what’s behind the killings of three local children, all of whom drew a picture of the same clown right before they died. They uncover the evil spirit of a clown and must send it back to hell.
15. Deadly Reunion
When a group of college friends reunites after 10 years, a mysterious outsider traps them in the house and forces them into a night of horrifying games and murder.
16. Deviant Behavior
A masked, self-made transgender on a twisted mission to become the most beautiful woman in town, is interrupted by Charlie Reese, a sleazy private detective who has discovered her world of torture and depravity.
17. Devil’s Revenge
A down-on-his-luck archaeologist returns from a cave expedition that contains a cursed relic that’s also a portal to Hell. He discovers that the only way to stop the curse on his family is to go back to the cave and destroy the relic.
18. The Fearless Vampire Killers
It’s the living end, a fancy-dress ball for blood fiends in Count Von Krolocks Transylvanian castle. Surely no mortal would be foolish enough to infiltrate this hemoglobin horror of a soiree. But partygoers notice something in the ballroom mirrors: the reflections of humans vampire killers dancing among them. Director/co-writer Roman Polanski spoofs vampire movies with this droll balancing act of shocks and laughs. He also portrays Alfred, mousy apprentice to a doddering researcher of vampirism (Jack MacGowran)…and the lovestruck defender of gorgeous Sarah (Sharon Tate) when the Count (Ferdy Mayne) tries to make her the ghoul of his dreams.
A group of friends looks for the thrill of a lifetime when they enter a haunted house that supposedly brings their deepest darkest fears to life. Things get dangerous, however, when they realize that haunted house’s scares may be more than make-believe.
20. Häxan: The Criterion Collection
Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen’s legendary silent film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages and early modern era suffered from the same ills as psychiatric patients diagnosed with hysteria in the film’s own time. Far from a dry dissertation on the topic, the film itself is a witches’ brew of the scary, the gross, and the darkly humorous. Christensen’s mix-and-match approach to genre anticipates gothic horror, documentary re-creation, and the essay film, making for an experience unlike anything else in the history of cinema.
21. Killer Nun: Special Edition
Aging blonde-bombshell Anita Ekberg (La Dolce Vita) gives a full-bodied performance as a sex-crazed sister with some seriously bad habits in this lurid cult classic. One of the most notorious nunsploitation films, Killer Nun tells the sordid story of Sister Gertrude, a disturbed woman of the cloth who degenerates into a perverse mire of drug-taking, sexual perversion, sadistic torture and murder. Joe Dallesandro, Alida Valli and Paola Morra offer spirited performances and able support to Ekberg, in this outrageous tale based on real events. Killer Nun takes the viewer on a hair-raising journey from the heights of religious ecstasy to the depths of devilish degeneracy.
22. The Lingering
Dawa and his mother spend a terrifying night alone in the basement after being tormented by a strange and dangerous presence. Years after his mom s death, Dawa is forced to return, again facing the presence that once tortured him as a child.
23. The Noonday Witch
After her husband’s death, Eliska and her daughter move to a rural village in hopes of a fresh start. But it is not long before they hear the troubling tales of the mysterious woman who haunts the surrounding farm fields and abducts children in broad daylight. At first, Eliska dismisses the rumors as a deranged fantasy. But when her daughter starts to show signs of abnormal and erratic behavior, Eliska realizes her new home is not safe. Now she must protect her family from the great evil that is tearing them apart.
24. The Omen Collection: Deluxe Edition
Experience the ultimate in horror with The Omen Collection, featuring all four original films as well as the 2006 remake .
25. One Night in October
On the eve of Halloween, a mysterious force causes strange things to happen to the residents of a small town.
An elderly man is hopelessly devoted to his prized pumpkin patch. When some delinquents destroy his prized possessions, he dies of a massive heart attack and is reborn as an abomination. Hell-bent on revenge, the creature and his minions rain havoc over guilty and innocent alike.
27. The Queen of Spades
A gambling craze is sweeping 19th-century St. Petersburg, yet a dashing Russian army captain (Anton Halbrook) is too impoverished to participate. But when he learns that an aging countess (Dame Edith Evans) may hold the ultimate key to gambling riches, the desperate young officer will stop at nothing to steal the sinister secret for himself. When fortunes are won and lost with the turn of a card, will one man wager his very soul on a final twist of fate? Yvonne Mitchell (Demons of the Mind) co-stars in this brilliant British chiller directed by Thorold Dickinson (Gaslight), featuring extraordinary cinematography by Otto Heller (Peeping Tom) and based on the celebrated short story by Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.
28. Scary Movie
Never legitimately distributed until this very moment, Scary Movie is a joyous horror triumph starring Academy Award nominee John Hawkes. On Halloween night, big-time nerd Warren (Hawkes) attends a spookhouse in a small Texas town. But is the haunted house as harmless as it seems, or has a psychotic mental patient found a new stomping ground? Shot in Austin, Texas, Scary Movie combines Argento-esque neon, Freddy Krueger dreamscapes, and slapstick inspired by Evil Dead 2 to forge a valentine to Halloween, rubber monster masks, and chopped-off limbs. From the songs by Roky Erickson and Butthole Surfers to the surrealistic mood, this is a true discovery for adventurous horror-heads.
29. Sudden Terror
Living on the island of Malta, Ziggy is an 11-year-old boy with an overactive imagination and a habit of telling wild lies. But when he sees the brutal assassination of a visiting African president by two rogue policemen, nobody will believe his story. Can Ziggy convince anybody that he is telling the truth before the psychotic cops are able to hunt down and murder the only eyewitness? This is no ordinary boy-who-cried-wolf story. Legendary director John Hough (Twins of Evil, The Legend of Hell House) packs Sudden Terror with plenty of tense style, stunning locations and startling violence. Susan George (Straw Dogs), Lionel Jeffries (The Quatermass Experiment), Jeremy Kemp (The Blue Max), Peter Vaughan (Game of Thrones), Peter Bowles (The Offence) and Tony Bonner (Quigley Down Under) co-star in this shocking and terrifying suspense-thriller, AKA Eyewitness. Brand New 4K Master!
30. The Witching Season
Reminiscent of television shows like Tales from the Darkside and Tales from the Crypt, The Witching Season is a five-episode spine-tingling anthology of horror and suspense-packed into one disc that delivers original tales of terror that capture the spirit of the Halloween season.