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 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?

October 16-22:

1. Boo! A Madea Halloween

Release: Theatrical (Wide)
What does Tyler Perry’s core audience think of horror movies? We’ll find out when Madea spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.

2. Fear Inc.

Release: On Demand
A horror fan hires a mysterious company that promises to bring your greatest fears to life, but when his customized scare seemingly begins, he and his friends must decide if this company is there to scare them or make them pawns in their own sick game.

3. Halloweed

Release: On Demand
Simon Rex, Ray Wise, Jason Mewes, Danny Trejo and Tom Sizemore star in this horror-comedy about two brothers trying to escape the infamy that comes from having a serial killer for a father, but when bodies start to pile up upon their arrival in a small town, guess who become the prime suspects?

4. House of Purgatory

Release: On Demand
On Halloween, four teenagers go looking for a legendary haunted house and soon realize the house knows each of their secrets.

5. Ouija: Origin of Evil

Release: Theatrical (Wide)
This prequel takes place in 1965 Los Angeles, when a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home.

6. StalkHer

Release: On Demand
Wolf Creek‘s John Jarratt stars and makes his feature film directorial debut in this tale of a stalker who breaks into a woman’s home, only to have her take him prisoner, setting off a twisted courtship.

7. Zombies

Release: Theatrical (Limited)
It’s Candyman vs. zombies. What more do you need to know?

8. Baskin

In this Turkish film, a five-man unit of cops on night patrol get more than they bargain for when a call for backup takes them to an abandoned police station where horrors await them at every turn.

9. Bates Motel: Season 4

Season 4 of this Psycho prequel finds Norman continuing to spiral out of control and Norma growing increasingly fearful of him.

10. Body Snatchers

This second remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers once again finds aliens impersonating humans, this time revolving around a family on a military base in Alabama.

11. Bride of Re-Animator: 2-Disc Special Edition

In this sequel to Re-Animator, Dr West (Jeffrey Combs) continues his research into the phenomenon of re-animation; only this time, he plans to create life starting with the heart of his young protégé Dan’s dearly deceased, Meg Halsey. Surely nothing could go wrong?

12. The Caretaker

A young woman returns home to care for her gravely ill grandmother only to begin sleepwalking, envisioning spirits and uncovering dark secrets in her family’s past.

13. Child’s Play: Collector’s Edition

In this ’80s horror classic, a dying serial killer transfers his soul into a doll, but he doesn’t let that stop his reign of terror.

14. Double Salvation 2-Pack: Priest / Legion

At last, we get all the kick-ass Paul Bettany no one ever asked for!

15. Ghost Rider Collection

Get both Ghost Rider movies in one set because, well, Nicholas Cage has to eat.

16. Ghost Team

Jon Heder, Amy Sedaris and Justin Long star in this horror-comedy about a paranormal-obsessed man who mounts his own investigation into the beyond with his depressed best friend, misfit nephew, a cable access medium and an overeager security guard.

17. The Good Neighbor

In this thriller, two high school students embark on an experiment in which they try to convince their creepy old neighbor (James Caan) that his house is haunted, but his reaction is much more than they bargained for.

18. Hillbilly Bloodbath

AKA Red River, this film finds a backwoods preying on campers from the city.

19. The Passenger

In this French TV series, a psychiatrist and a police captain investigate a series of murders inspired by Greek mythology.

20. The Pit

In this newly restored 1981 cult favorite, a psychotic 12-year-old boy obeys his homicidal talking teddy bear and tricks his enemies into a pit occupied by man-eating troglodytes.

21. The Return of Dracula

In this 1958 film, Count Dracula moves to sunny California (for some reason) under the pseudonym Bellac Gordal and sinks his fangs into locals.

22. Salem’s Lot

In this 1979 Stephen King adaptation from director Tobe Hooper, a vampiric antiques dealer moves to a small New England town and spreads his evil to the citizens.

23. Special Effects



From cult filmmaker Larry Cohen (It’s Alive, The Stuff) comes the story of a sleazy movie director who makes a movie based on a murder he committed.

24. Vampyres

In this remake of the 1974 erotic horror film of the same name, a trio of campers seek to uncover the truth behind the legend of vampires inhabiting a remote English manor.

25. Waxwork / Waxwork II: Collector’s Series

Get the unrated version of Waxwork, along with its sequel, in this underappreciated franchise about a wax museum that draws people into its too-realistic displays.

26. What We Become

A zombie outbreak in Denmark tears apart a suburban family.

What do you think?