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?
Release: Theatrical (Limited) / On Demand (Feb. 28)
Two outlaw brothers seek temporary refuge in a desolate town inhabited by a family of psychotic cannibalistic lunatics.
2. Get Out
Release: Theatrical (Wide)
From the mind of Jordan Peele comes the story of a young African-American man visiting his white girlfriend’s family estate, only to become ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation. Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford). At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
3. The Girl with All the Gifts
Release: Theatrical (Limited) / On Demand
In the near future; humanity has been all but destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries.” Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects. At an army base in rural England, this group of unique children is being studied, subjected to cruel experiments by biologist Dr. Caldwell (Glenn Close). The children attend school lessons daily, guarded by the ever-watchful Sergeant Parks. But one little girl, Melanie (Sennia Nanua), stands out from the rest. Melanie is special. She excels in the classroom, is inquisitive, imaginative and loves her favorite teacher Miss Justineau (Gemma Arterton). When the base falls, Melanie escapes and must discover what she is and ultimately decide both her own future and that of the human race.
4. House on Haunted Hill / Tormented
This classic haunted house double feature includes Bert I. Gordon’s Tormented and William Castle’s House on Haunted Hill.
5. It Watches
Andre, recovering from a recent accident, agrees to help his friend Robert by taking over a house-sitting job at a creepy home nestled in the hills above Los Angeles. As night comes, the house reveals its insidious nature as Andre begins hearing ominous sounds and experiencing strange occurrences throughout the house that lead him to believe he is not alone, and that someone or something is in the house with him.
6. Kill, Granny, Kill
A flesh-eating Granny and her murderous tribe lure unsuspecting young women into their home! Answering an in-home help ad for an elderly woman, Abby Daniels leaves family and friends for a remote farmhouse in the country. But all is not as it seems with her new employer, whose locked doors and cellar seem to be hiding some unusual hobbies. Soon Abby is plunged into a nightmare of hellish proportions, pitted against a clan of ruthless, amoral and degenerate flesh-eaters lead by their murderous Granny.
A desperate doctor (Lance Henriksen) locks down South Union Cardiac Hospital to keep the greatest discovery in human history to himself, while a young intern races to save a dying young dancer, his ex-girlfriend and his best friend and stop his mentor.
8. Psychomania: Special Edition
In this 1973 British film, The Living Dead are a delinquent biker gang, fond of causing havoc on British roadways and making out in graveyards. Gang leader Tom (Nicky Henson) also has a Satanist for a mother, and when he discovers the secret of immortality, the name of his motley crew takes on a more literal meaning…