Week of August 12-18:
Release: On Demand
The Prairie Kings hockey team is about to battle for the championship and their lives — all in the same night! After the boys with the cup, their riotous celebration is interrupted when the Earth is suddenly overrun by a zombie Ahockalypse! Now, these lovable goons have to battle their way back to their home arena for a final showdown with the undead. Can hockey legend Barry Melrose help the guys escape with their lives — or is it sudden death for the Prairie Kings?!
2. Blood Fest
Release: Theatrical (Limited, August 14 only)
In this horror-comedy from Rooster Teeth, fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As attendees start dying off, three teenagers with more horror-film wits than real-world knowledge must band together and battle through every madman, monstrosity, and terrifying scenario if they have any hope of surviving.
3. Down a Dark Hall
Release: Theatrical (Limited)
Kit (AnnaSophia Robb), a difficult young girl, is sent to the mysterious Blackwood Boarding School when her heated temper becomes too much for her mother to handle. Once she arrives at Blackwood, Kit encounters eccentric headmistress Madame Duret (Uma Thurman) and meets the school’s only other students, four young women also headed down a troubled path. While exploring the labyrinthine corridors of the school, Kit and her classmates discover that Blackwood Manor hides an age-old secret rooted in the paranormal. Based on the classic gothic YA novel of the same name by Lois Duncan, author of I Know What You Did Last Summer, produced by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight) and directed by Rodrigo Cortés (Buried).
4. The Grand Son
Release: On Demand
Step aside Patrick Bateman! The Purge‘s Rhys Wakefield hatches a killer plan in The Grand Son. High in the Hollywood Hills, Tod and his sister, Lani live a charmed life in mansion of their grandmother, a former movie star now hosting a home shopping show with failing ratings. She sees her grandchildren as spoiled and entitled and when Tod senses that his lifestyle is in jeopardy he hatches a diabolical plot to keep the home shopping show going and the money rolling in.
5. Patient Zero
Release: On Demand (In theaters September 14)
An unprecedented global pandemic has resulted in the evolution of a new species. An aggressive form of rabies turns the infected into predators, addicted to violence. An inexplicably gifted human survivor with the ability to speak their new language spearheads a hunt for Patient Zero in order to find a cure to save his infected wife and humanity.
6. Pool Party Massacre
Release: On Demand
What started out as a relaxing summer day by the pool for a group of high maintenance young socialites quickly becomes a nightmare when an unknown killer begins stalking and murdering them one by one.
7. Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich
Release: Theatrical (Limited) / On Demand
Edgar (Thomas Lennon), recently divorced, returns to his childhood home to where he finds a nefarious looking puppet in his deceased brother’s room. He decides to sell the doll for some quick cash at a small-town convention celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets at the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that’s motivated by an evil as old as time. Also starring Jenny Pellicer, Nelson Franklin, Charlyne Yi, Michael Pare, Barbara Crampton and Udo Kier.
8. The Ranger
Release: Theatrical (Limited)
When Chelsea and her friends get in trouble with the cops, they flee the city and go on the run. Fueled by a hallucinogenic drug called Echo, they hope to lay low — and get high — in an old family hideout in the woods. But Chelsea’s got reservations about going back to nature and secrets she’s not sharing with her friends. When a shot rings out, her past comes crashing back, and the punks find themselves pitted against the local authority: an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind.
Release: Theatrical (Limited)
In this Norwegian thriller, AKA Hevn, Rebekka travels under a false identity on a mission to confront Morten Holand, with whom she shares a dark secret surrounding the death of her sister. As her plan falls apart, Rebekka is forced to face the devastating consequences of her actions and must decide how far she is willing to go to seek revenge.
10. 2 Die For
2 Die For is a horror anthology of short horror films from cult underground indie horror filmmakers from across the globe. An anthology of horror stories helmed by more than 20 directors from the dark depths of horror’s underground. What would you do if you only had two minutes to live?…find out in 2 Die For!
11. Alabama Sasquatch
When Nazis, sasquatches and a family of psychotic cannibal hillbillies threaten to ruin a hillbilly family reunion all hell breaks loose in Grass County.
12. Ancient Evil Unbound
A group of friends and truth seekers arrives at a remote and derelict mansion once home to the mad, bad, Lord Byron to spend a few days attempting to contact the spirits of yesteryear. They have no idea what is about to hit them. The locals are strange and scary and warn them to leave before it is too late. Soon strange visions and dreams bring them to a realization that there is more afoot. They uncover a peculiar pagan ritual in the heart of the woods and this leads them to the burial place of an ancient and evil artifact buried hundreds of years before by the druids. Now unlocked, the artifact brings death and destruction upon them. Can they escape the ancient evil?
13. Army of Darkness: Steelbook Limited Edition
In the third chapter of the Evil Dead trilogy, Bruce Campbell returns to the role of Ash, the handsome, shotgun-toting, chainsaw-armed department store clerk from S-Mart’s housewares division. Demonic forces time warp him (and his Oldsmobile) into England’s Dark Ages, where he romances a beauty and faces legions of the undead. Can Ash save the living from the evil dead, rescue his girlfriend, and get back to his own time?
14. Bad Samaritan
Two young men who valet cars at a local restaurant develop a clever scam to burglarize the houses of the restaurant’s customers. Things go smoothly until one robs the wrong customer and discovers a woman being held captive. Afraid of going to prison, he leaves the woman and returns the car to the restaurant. Filled with guilt, he makes a call to the police, who find nothing when they investigate. Now, the valet must endure the wrath of the kidnapper (David Tennant) who seeks revenge on him, all while desperately trying to find and rescue the captive woman he left behind.
15. The Cat O’ Nine Tails
In this 1971 giallo from Dario Argento, Karl Malden stars as a blind puzzle-maker who overhears an attempted blackmail shortly before a robbery and teams up with intrepid reporter Carlo Giordani to crack the case. But before long the bodies begin to pile up and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives imperiled in their search for the truth. And worse still, Lori, Franco’s young niece, may also be in the killer’s sights…
16. The Changeling: Limited Edition
The 1980 horror classic in HD for the first time ever in America! George C. Scott stars as a Manhattan composer consumed by grief after his wife and daughter are killed in a shocking accident. But when he moves to a secluded Victorian mansion, he will find himself haunted by a paranormal entity that may unleash an even more disturbing secret.
17. Dead Body
A group of friends decides to celebrate their high school graduation at a lake house in the woods. One of the classmates recommends that they play the old school game Dead Body, where one player is the body, one player is the killer and all of the other players try to figure out whodunit. Unfortunately, on this particular night, the game ends up featuring a real life killer. The bodies begin piling up and, in an Agatha Christie And Then There Were None style mystery, the survivors are forced to figure out who the killer is amongst them before there is no one left standing.
18. Enter the Wild
In this Australian thriller, AKA Jigsaw Puzzle, Dylan takes his best Friend Carl and three others on a trek to find the world’s rarest tree. As they defend into the harsh ravines and canyons, the wilderness closes on on them and they are forced to come face to face with haunted pasts, unrequited love and fear of the unknown. Lost and struggling for survival, the crew descends into chaos and a fun vacation quickly becomes a nightmare.
19. The Gore Gore Girls
From late splatter movie master Herschell Gordon Lewis, The Gore Gore Girls is perhaps his grisliest, most outrageous offering of all time! A vicious killer with a twisted sense of humor is butchering the girls of a go-go dancing club. As the grim death toll mounts, young reporter Nancy Weston teams up with obnoxious but dapper private investigator Abraham Gentry to try and crack the case. Nipples are snipped, faces are fried and asses are tenderized as The Gore Gore Girls hurtles towards its shocking (and hilarious) conclusion. Also includes H.G. Lewis’ 1971 hicksploitation oddity This Stuff’ll Kill Ya!
20. Grindhouse Double Feature
This double feature includes two offerings from cult director, S.F. Brownrigg, Don’t Open the Door and Don’t Look in the Basement, both restored from new 2K scans.
21. Home Videos
Home Videos takes found footage to a new level in this heart-pounding horror! We live in a world where technology is king, and where everyone is being filmed without even knowing it. Every time you go out your door you are being recorded, but now even in the safety of your own home, you are still not safe!
22. The Howling: Steelbook Limited Edition
In this ’80s werewolf classic, TV newscaster Karen White (Dee Wallace), severely shaken after a near-fatal encounter with a serial killer, takes some much-needed time off. Hoping to conquer her inner demons, she heads for “the Colony, ” a secluded retreat where her new neighbors are just a tad too eager to make her feel at home. Also, there seems to be a bizarre link between her would-be attacker and this supposedly safe haven. And when, after nights of being tormented by savage shrieks and unearthly cries, Karen ventures into the forest to find answers, she makes a terrifying discovery. Now she must fight not only for her life…but for her very soul!
23. Lifeforce: Steelbook
In this 1985 sci-fi horror film from Tobe Hooper, a mission to investigate Halley’s Comet discovers an even stranger phenomenon: an alien spacecraft! Following a deadly confrontation, the aliens arrive on Earth, where their seductive leader begins a terrifying campaign to drain the lifeforce of everyone she encounters. Her victims, in turn, continue the cycle, and soon the entire planet is in mortal danger. And when the mission’s sole survivor (Steve Railsback) sets out to destroy her, he comes face to face with the most charming (and horrifying) being he’s ever known. Will he be able to destroy the lovely vampiress…or will he become yet another victim of her fatal charm?
24. Mr. Mercedes Season 1
In this TV series based on the Stephen King novel, a demented killer (Harry Treadaway) taunts a retired police detective (Brendan Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again.
25. The Naked Monster
In this homage to the horror/sci-fi/creature features of the 50s and 60s — right down to the poor quality film, rubber monster, bad dialogue, numerous puns and negligible budget — a brain-dead sheriff named Lance, a stolid FBI agent named Jeff and a well equipped female paleontologist team up with Colonel Patrick Hendry, a grumpy retired monster fighter, to battle a 60-foot, three-eyed cross between man and dinosaur.
26. Return of the Living Dead Part II: Collector’s Edition
In this 1988 zombie sequel, the horror begins again as mysterious barrels bounce off an Army transport as it passes through a new housing development and land near an abandoned cemetery. Mischievous neighborhood boys discover the barrels and open them, unaware of the evil contained within. A deadly green vapor escapes and turns the living into flesh-eating zombies and causes the dead to rise from their graves. As these hideous living dead hunt down the fresh human brains they need, man is pitted against man, and the living against the dead. It is a macabre struggle for survival!
This timely found footage film dissects a mysterious and brutal mass murder of nearly everyone in the border town of Sangre de Cristo, Arizona. The only individual accused of the horrific act is an illegal Mexican immigrant: Francisco Salazar. He is the lone survivor of the massacre just north of the Mexican border and is found covered in his neighbors’ blood. Could he really be a savage killer of 57 people…or is he a victim himself of racism and immigrant paranoia?
28. Show Yourself
When his friend Paul dies unexpectedly, Travis heads into the woods to say goodbye. As Travis deals with his grief, and the way it has affected the relationships in his life, he starts to realize that he actually might not be alone in the woods. Curiosity turns to horror as Travis comes face-to-face with something both inexplicable and frighteningly familiar.
29. The Song of Solomon
Mary witnesses the brutal suicide of her father. His death unleashes the savage forces of demonic possession in his daughter. The End of Days is upon the world, famine, drought, looting and chaos is ripping the world apart and the Catholic Church is trying to save an innocent soul from the ravages of satanic possession. Wave after wave of holy men are sent to confront the possessed but what is the Holy Church actually doing? The City on Seven Hills is working on the Second Coming of Christ, but before He comes back, the Antichrist must rule for seven years. The Song of Solomon’s true nature is to unleash an evil the world has been waiting for since the beginning of time.
30. The Unborn
In this 1991 film, a young wife (Brooke Adams) suspects that a mysterious doctor (James Karen) has inseminated her with mutated sperm in an attempt to create a super-human fetus. Unfortunately, there are extreme side-effects. This chiller features early film roles in the careers of Lisa Kudrow and Kathy Griffin.
31. What Have They Done to Your Daughters? Special Edition
In 1972, director Massimo Dallamano broke new ground in the giallo genre with the harrowing What Have You Done to Solange? Two years later, he followed up with an even darker semi-sequel the chilling What Have They Done to Your Daughters? A teenage girl is found hanging from the rafters of a privately rented attic, pregnant and violated. Hot-headed Inspector Silvestri and rookie Assistant District Attorney Vittoria Stori are assigned to the case, the scope of which grows substantially when they discover that the dead girl was part of a ring of underage prostitutes whose abusers occupy the highest echelons of Italian society. Meanwhile, a cleaver-wielding, motorcycle-riding killer roars through the streets of Brescia, determined to ensure that those involved take their secret to the grave.