A handful of the year’s most well received horror films come home this week, movies from the US and UK that are sure to wind up on many end of the year best of lists. So be sure to pay close attention to today’s new releases, wherein you’ll find some real gems worth seeking out!
Clyde (Brendan Sexton III) travels to an old New York City apartment to care for his traumatized younger cousin, Kate, (Antonella Lentini) after she discovers her roommate dead. He begins to suspect that other tenants were involved after encountering two neighbors (James Russo, Armando Riesco) who have an unusual amount of interest in Kate’s well being. As his exploration into the roommate’s death continues, Clyde’s perception of what is real and imagined begins to blur.
Mild-mannered sound engineer Gilderoy (Toby Jones) arrives in Rome to begin work on the soundtrack to a film called The Equestrian Vortex, a tale of witchcraft and murder set inside an all-girl riding academy. Before long he finds himself entranced by the film’s mysteriously terrifying allure, and the lines between reality and fantasy begin to blur. Now Gilderoy’s own mind has become the battleground between his horrifying delusions and his desperate grasp on the real world. Tense, claustrophobic, and featuring a tour-de-force performance by Jones, BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO is an electrifying portrayal of a man’s descent into the darkest pit of madness.
The terrifying sequel to Insidious follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey reprise their roles in the film directed by James Wan.
When Sarah, a young college freshman, joins a sorority to fit in with the popular kids, she encounters one problem: this sorority is run by a witch who knows that Sarah has supernatural powers. The witch encourages her to use her latent psychic powers to get revenge on her rivals… thus begins The Initiation Of Sarah. The all-star cast includes Kay Lenz (Moving Violation), Morgan Brittany (Dallas), Morgan Fairchild (The Seduction), Shelley Winters (The Poseidon Adventure), Kathryn Crosby (The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad), Tony Bill (Shampoo) and Tisa Farrow (Zombie).
A beautiful high school student becomes the target of a campaign of terror and eventually becomes the victim of an attack and mental torture in Are You In The House Alone? . Kathleen Beller (Dynasty), Dennis Quaid (Dreamscape), Blythe Danner (Future World), Tony Bill (Shampoo) and Robin Mattson (Phantom Of The Paradise) star in this iconic and terrifying thriller.
The Seasoning House – where young girls are prostituted to the military. Angel, an orphaned deaf mute, is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, planning her escape. Planning her ingenious and brutal revenge.
Chris wants to show his girlfriend Tina his world and he wants to do it his way – on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved caravan. Tina’s led a sheltered life and there are things Chris simply needs her to see. But it doesn’t take long for annoying tourists, overbooked camp sites, and Tina’s meddling mother to spoil Chris’ dream. Now he’s out to prove that hell truly hath no fury like a vacationer scorned. Director Ben Wheatley (Kill List) cleverly mixes pitch-black humor with over the top violence to create an uncomfortably hilarious portrait of a seemingly normal man pushed over the edge.
A young man inherits a house in which his grandfather died in a fire, that was once used as an insane asylum. When he puts it up for sale, an axe wielding madman is hiding there and threatening anyone who comes near the house. Who is this deranged murderer and why do the local townspeople act so strange?
Abandoned by her rich industrialist husband on a remote Caribbean estate, Paola befriends Stella, a beautiful local girl who is an adept of a hidden voodoo cult. The two women become inseparable, sharing their most intimate secrets. All goes well until Paola demands that Stella take her to one of the voodoo ceremonies that she attends every week. There Paola falls under the spell of Djamballa, the powerful snake god, from whose magic there is no escape.
Four months after the events that nearly ended Jackson’s life and resurrected Peter Hale’s, teen wolf Scott McCall and his friends begin their junior year of high school unaware that a new threat has arrived in Beacon Hills: A pack of Alpha werewolves intent on bringing Derek into their fold, while destroying his young pack.
As night falls in a small California town, the dead rise from their graves, mausoleums, and morgues. The townspeople must fight to survive until sunrise.