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It’s the second to last week of October, and while this week isn’t as heavy on horror releases as recent weeks have been, we’re still getting a bunch of new horror in the coming days.
For starters, the virtual Salem Horror Fest kicks off on Friday, October 22 and runs through Halloween, so make sure you grab your pass so you can stream all the fresh horrors.
Here’s everything coming our way between 10/18 and 10/24…
The week kicks off with a bang, as Danishka Esterhazy‘s (The Banana Splits Movie) remake of S lumber Party Massacre , which premiered on SYFY over the weekend, comes to VOD. The new movie will be released on Tuesday, available digitally for purchase or rental!
Here’s the plot synopsis: “A new contemporary twist-filled reimagining of the 1982 slasher cult classic just in time for Halloween. A slumber party turns into a bloodbath, as a psychotic serial killer wielding a power drill disrupts the fun.”
Trace wrote in his review for Bloody Disgusting, “Slumber Party Massacre is a welcome addition to this new wave of modern slashers (Initiation, Fear Street, etc.). It’s gory, funny and filled with likable characters. While it’s inevitable that this review will be flooded with comments of the “stop inserting social commentary into my horror movies!” ilk, those who can stomach such a wild concept will find much to enjoy in a movie that’s this much goddamn fun.”
For what it’s worth, I’m also a big fan of this one.
Tuesday also sees the VOD release of Dashcam , not to be confused with the same-titled new movie from Host director Rob Savage (which doesn’t yet have a release date).
“ Dashcam follows Jake —a timid video editor at a local news channel who fantasizes about becoming a reporter. While editing a piece on a routine traffic stop that resulted in the death of a police officer and a major political official (Larry Fessenden), Jake is inadvertently sent dashcam video evidence that tells a completely different story. Working alone from his small apartment in NYC, Jake uses his skills as an editor to analyze the footage and piece together the truth behind what actually happened. Has Jake uncovered a conspiracy that he can break on the morning news? Or is he seeing things that aren’t really there?”
You can watch the trailer over on YouTube.
What else can you expect on Tuesday, October 19? The Sundance hit Knocking came to theaters earlier this month, and it’s now getting an On Demand and Digital release on October 19.
In the film, ”After suffering a traumatic incident, Molly (Cecilia Milocco) moves into a new apartment to begin her path to recovery, but it’s not long after her arrival that a series of persistent knocks and screams begin to wake her up at night. Molly’s new life begins to unravel as the screams intensify and no one else in the building believes or is willing to help her.”
Watch the trailer for Knocking here.
The final release for this Tuesday is Ouija Japan , which will be available October 19 on Amazon Prime Video and on Blu-ray from Leomark Studios and TokyoSHOCK Japan.
“Ouija Japan is a female-led action/horror film combining two popular horror elements: the Ouija and the Japanese Battle Royal. Discover the Japanese Ouija, how it differs, what it does, how it works, and experience a Japanese twist on the genre.”
Summon the movie’s trailer by clicking this link.
This year’s “Netflix and Chills” celebration rolls on with the premiere of brand new original Night Teeth on Wednesday, October 20, a vampire movie Meagan reviewed for us.
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. stars alongside Debby Ryan (Insatiable), Lucy Fry (Bright) and Alfie Allen (Jo Jo Rabbit, Game of Thrones). The cast also includes Megan Fox (Jennifer’s Body).
“To earn some extra cash, quirky college student Benny (Lendeborg, Jr.) moonlights as a chauffeur for one night. His task: drive two mysterious young women (Ryan and Fry) around Los Angeles for a night of party hopping. Taken captive by his clients’ charm, he soon learns that his passengers have their own plans for him – and an insatiable thirst for blood. As his night spins out of control, Benny is thrust into the middle of a clandestine war that pits rival tribes of vampires against the protectors of the human world, led by his brother (Raúl Castillo), who will stop at nothing to send them back into the shadows. With sunrise fast approaching, Benny is forced to choose between fear and temptation if he wants to stay alive and save the City of Angels.”
Sink your teeth into the trailer.
From Crypt TV, Peacock‘s gateway horror series “The Girl in the Woods” is headed to the streaming service just in time for Halloween, premiering Thursday, October 21.
All eight episodes will be available in one fell swoop.
“In supernatural drama THE GIRL IN THE WOODS, monsters are real, kept at bay behind a mysterious door in a cult-like colony. Teenage runaway Carrie’s job is to guard that door, but when strange occurrences begin to shake the sleepy mining town to its core, she must enlist the help of new friends Nolan and Tasha. The group becomes an unlikely trio of monster slayers, determined to save their loved ones. As they fight back, Nolan and Tasha can’t help but wonder…can they really trust Carrie? Small towns sure can be Hell.”
You know the drill. Watch the trailer here.
A couple new horror movies are releasing on Friday, October 22, but first up we have the return of Netflix’s “Locke Key,” with the second season premiering this Friday.
In Season 2, “With danger lurking closer than they know, Tyler, Kinsey and Bode unlock more family secrets as they dig deeper into the power and mystery of the keys.”
“Locke Key” is based on the comic book series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez.
It’s admittedly more sci-fi than horror, but Apple TV+ series “Invasion” will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, a ten-episode series starring none other than Sam Neill.
Set across multiple continents, “Invasion” follows an alien invasion through different perspectives around the world. The first three episodes release Friday, with new ones weekly.
The latest by director Jacob Gentry (The Signal) draws inspiration from actual broadcast interruptions in Chicago in the late 1980s and remains unsolved to this day. Broadcast Signal Intrusion releases in theaters and on digital on October 22nd.
“While logging tapes of decades-old TV broadcasts, video archivist James discovers a surreal and disturbing clip that James believes is the product of a mysterious broadcast signal hacking. His discovery takes a sinister turn when he tracks down similar broadcast intrusions that send him on an obsessive mission. Now James must confront two very real possibilities: that the videos may be clues to a crime beyond all comprehension; and that whoever was behind them may be very aware that James is coming uncomfortably close to the truth.”
Allow the trailer to get under your skin, while you wait.
Finally we have 13 Fanboy , a very interesting project that’s centered on stars of the Friday the 13th franchise being killed off by a fan. 13 Fanboy will be released in time for Halloween on October 22, 2021. It’s coming to theaters, drive-ins and VOD on that date.
The cast includes Dee Wallace, Kane Hodder, Adrienne King, Corey Feldman, Hayley Greenbauer, Lar Park Lincoln, Jennifer Banko, Andrew Leighty, Judie Aronson, Ron Sloan, C.J. Graham, Tracie Savage, Vincente DiSanti, and Carol Locatell.
The icing on the cake? Deborah Voorhees from A New Beginning directed the film!
Check out the trailer above.