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 February 17-23:

1. 1st Summoning

Release: Theatrical (Limited) / On Demand
As four student filmmakers unearth a bizarre history of occult practice tied to an abandoned warehouse, it becomes clear the horror they set out to document may have been lurking among them all along.

2. The Changeover

Release: Theatrical (Limited)
Sixteen-year-old Laura Chant lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko in a poor new suburb on the edge of a partially demolished Christchurch, New Zealand. Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who attacks Jacko and slowly drains the life out of him as the spirit becomes ever younger. Laura discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, and must harness it to save her brother’s life.

3. Wronged

Release: On Demand
After suffering through the death of their child by a madman, David and Andrea’s lives are in a downward spiral. When their marriage counselor suggests a weekend getaway, neither has any idea of the nightmare awaiting. Upon their arrival they are stalked and savagely attacked by a group of murderous mercenaries in the woods. Trying to flee, they find themselves surrounded by unforgiving nature as their weekend getaway turns into a fight for survival that will leave no one unbloodied.

4. Antidote

Dispatched by Doctors Without Borders, Anna and her fiancé Manuel try to save the suffering villagers of a remote community in the heart of the Mexican jungle. The village is plagued by a deadly disease that only seems to affect children and pregnant women. Local legend foretells that these are the signs of the White Witch. Anna does not buy into the superstition, but the myth has attracted the attention of Victor, a cocky tough-as-nails treasure hunter, and his partner Jorge. Anna and Manuel reluctantly join forces with Victor, who is seeking access to the long lost city of gold. They soon find out that the plague, the White Witch and the golden city are all viciously interconnected.

5. As Above, So Below

Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, As Above/So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all.

6. Color Me Blood Red

For the third and final installment in his infamous Blood Trilogy, 1965’s Color Me Blood Red, splatter movie pioneer Herschell Gordon Lewis turned to the world of fine art for this tortured tale of a troubled artist turned homicidal maniac. Painter Adam Sorge has found himself in a bit of a creative lull. But when his girlfriend accidentally cuts her finger, he realizes what his work has been missing all this time: human blood! With pressure mounting from local gallery owner Farnsworth to deliver his next masterpiece, Adam sets about procuring as much glorious hemoglobin as he can muster — first from himself, and then from anyone unfortunate enough to pass by his sickening studio of slaughter.

7. Dracula

Throughout history, Dracula has filled men’s hearts with fear — and the hearts of women with desire. In this stylish 1979 production of Bram Stoker’s classic tale, Frank Langella gives an electrifying performance as the bloodthirsty Count Dracula in search for his ultimate bride. Meanwhile, the renowned and relentless vampire hunter, Van Helsing (Laurence Olivier), seeks to end the Dark Prince’s reign of terror over the citizens of Transylvania. Featuring a mesmerizing cast, fine direction and a superbly atmospheric musical score, Dracula is an unforgettable adaptation of one of the most enduring horror legends of all time.

8. Dream House

In this 2011 mystery thriller, Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) quit a high-profile job in Manhattan to relocate his wife, Libby (Rachel Weisz), and their two daughters to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was once the murder scene of a mother and her children. When Will investigates, he’s not sure if he’s seeing ghosts or if the tragic events are somehow related to his past. The only clues come from his mysterious neighbor, Ann (Naomi Watts), who helps him piece together this haunting puzzle. Full of twists and suspense, this psychological thriller will have you on the edge of your seat.

9. Nightmare Vacation

The next time you book a vacation to the beach….it could be your last! Join John Polonia and Matt Satterly as they head to the shore for a few days of booze and babes! Little do they know a sadistic killer with a sharp knife is tagging along, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. What is the terrible secret behind all the slayings? Watch this Polonia Bros lost film, recently finished by Mark Polonia and find out!

10. Overlord

Nothing can prepare you for the mind-blowing mayhem that is Overlord. Mega producer J.J. Abrams creates an insanely twisted thrill ride about a team of American paratroopers who come face-to-face with Nazi super-soldiers unlike the world has ever seen.

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11. Parasyte: The Maxim Complete Collection

This set contains episodes 1-24 of the anime directed by Kenichi Shimizu. They’re the perfect killing machines, blending invisibly into human civilization by taking the form of their last victim. For Shinichi Izumi, infected with a deadly parasitic organism that’s determined to devour his brain and turn his body into the Earth’s new apex predator, they’re the ultimate nightmare. But instead of being consumed, Shinichi manages to partially foil the attack, leaving him with the parasyte known as Migi taking the place of his right hand. Now forced to share the same body, the two must become unwilling allies. Because Migi isn’t the only one of his kind, and unless they work together, they’ll both be killed as abominations. Prepare yourself for a horrifying new world where monsters lurk behind every corner and every face as the human race becomes prey!

12. The Return of the Vampire

This 1943 film is set in 1918, when Armand Tesla (Bela Lugosi), a 200-year-old Hungarian Vampire, prowls the English countryside, feeding from the jugulars of the villagers. But Tesla’s reign of terror is interrupted when a pair of scientists, Lady Jane (Frieda Inescort) and Sir John Ainsley (Roland Varno), drive a railroad spike through his heart. The un-dead Tesla remains safely entombed for two decades until the impact from a stray Nazi bomb accidentally releases him. Along with his werewolf servant Andreas Obry (Matt Willis), the resurrected vampire now plots vengeance on the family that put a halt to his nocturnal feasting.

13. Skinner

This uncut ‘90s shocker stars Ted Raimi as psycho drifter Dennis Skinner, who wears flesh suits he slices from doomed prostitutes. He falls for a lonely young housewife (Ricki Lake) and is himself hunted by a horribly scarred survivor (Traci Lords). Richard Schiff co-stars in this still-potent sickie from veteran television director and one-time Heidi Fleiss boyfriend, Ivan Nagy. Now scanned in 4k from the original camera negative and including the complete hooker-flaying sequence.

14. White Noise

The 2005 ghost story White Noise explores the unsettling possibility that the dead can contact us…All we have to do is listen. When architect Jonathan Rivers (Michael Keaton) loses his wife in a tragic accident, he turns to the shadowy, unnerving world of Electronic Voice Phenomenon — communication from beyond the grave. As he begins to penetrate the mysteries of EVP, Jonathan makes a shocking discovery: once a portal to the other world is opened, there’s no telling what will come through it.