Horror History: Friday, September 25, 1998: Urban Legend was released in theaters

Horror History: Friday, September 25, 1998: Urban Legend was released in theaters

Urban legends, those contemporary macabre myths that have no traceable source yet they can’t be proven false, come to terrifying life in this hip and fast-paced horror film. What you don’t believe can kill you.

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Horror History: Friday, September 25, 1987: From a Whisper to a Scream was released in theaters

Horror History: Friday, September 25, 1987: From a Whisper to a Scream was released in theaters

When a reporter ventures to Oldfield, the town historian tells her of the raw evil which lurks throughout Oldfield. To prove his point, he relates four grisly tales from the town’s petrifying past.

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Horror History: Wednesday, September 25, 1963: Dementia 13 was released in theaters

Horror History: Wednesday, September 25, 1963: Dementia 13 was released in theaters

Following the abrupt death of her husband from a heart attack, scheming Louise Haloran travels to her in-laws estate in Ireland, only to find herself trapped in a creepy, decrepit castle with her ex-husband’s demented family.

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The Lodger – Out on digital download and DVD from October 18th

An elderly woman (Jacqueline Bisset) takes in a lodger (Alice Isaaz), offering accommodation in return for help around the house. The eccentric woman behaves as if her long-deceased husband is still alive. But soon the lodger begins to feel his presence.

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Dead & Beautiful – Official Trailer [HD] | A Shudder Original

In Dead & Beautiful, five rich, spoiled Asian twenty-somethings (Gijs Blom, Aviis Zhong, Yen Tsao, Philip Juan, Anechka Marchenko) are suffering from upper class ennui, unsure how to spend their days when so little is expected from them. In search of excitement, the five friends form the “Circle,” a group where they take turns designing a unique, extravagant experience for the others. But things go wrong when the privileged urbanites awaken after a night out, to find they have developed vampire fangs and an unquenchable thirst for flesh, blood, and adventure at any price. Directed by David Verbeek.

Premieres Nov. 4 on Shudder

The Invisible Mother TRAILER | 2021

In this color-saturated psychedelic thriller, lesbian stoner Marcy returns home to help her grandparents handle her beloved grandmother’s strange sudden visions. Having initially dismissed them as “part of her grandmother’s dementia,” Marcy quickly succumbs to horrors of her own, plagued by the warping reality and psychosexual ghosts seeping into her home. But when a deadly entity from a Victorian photograph steals her grandfather in the night, Marcy has no choice: teaming up with her eccentric southern belle neighbor, her ice-cream-truck-driving weed dealer, her ailing grandmother, and an enigmatic phone psychic, Marcy must confront the dark phantasm before everyone she knows is snatched to the deadly bosom of The Invisible Mother.

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Dementer Trailer | ARROW

A LIFE IS GIVEN, A DEVIL IS BORN…

Acclaimed director of indie horror hit Jug Face (aka The Pit), Chad Crawford Kinkle, returns with Dementer, a psychological horror thriller branded as “an unexpected gem” (Pophorror.com) and “an impressionistic, poetic occult-horror film” (Nashville Scene).

Fleeing from a cult that has left her scarred both physically and mentally, Katie (Katie Groshong, Jug Face, A Measure of the Sin) is keen to get her life together. On her path to recovery, she takes a job in a care centre supporting adults with special needs, among them Stephanie (Stephanie Kinkle), a woman with Down syndrome. Convinced that the “devils” are coming for Stephanie, and tormented by flashbacks of her experience within the cult and with their leader Larry (Larry Fessenden, The Dead Don’t Die, Habit), Katie takes increasingly extreme measures to ward off the evil that is making Stephanie sick. But what if her rituals are doing more harm than good?

Raw and unsettling, Dementer is a brave and unflinching story of lives lived on the fringes of society, and a battle with demons inside and out. Shot on real locations with many non-actors playing versions of themselves – including Kinkle’s real life sister Stephanie – this is a deeply personal genre film with an emotional punch that lingers long after the credits have rolled.

The Snake Girl and The Silver-Haired Witch Official Trailer

What do you get when Noriaki Yuasa, director of Daiei Studios’ much-beloved Gamera series, makes a monochrome film adaptation of the works of horror manga pioneer Kazuo Umezu (The Drifting Classroom)? The answer is 1968’s The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch, a fantastically phantasmagorical slice of twisted tokusatsu terror ostensibly made for children that will irreparably traumatise any child that sees it!

A young girl named Sayuri is reunited with her estranged family after years in an orphanage – but trouble lurks within the walls of the large family home. Her mother is an amnesiac after a car accident six months earlier, her sullen sister is confined to the attic and a young housemaid dies inexplicably of a heart attack just before Sayuri arrives… is it all connected to her father’s work studying venomous snakes? And is the fanged, serpentine figure that haunts Sayuri’s dreams the same one spying on her through holes in the wall?

Making its worldwide Blu-ray debut and its home video premiere outside Japan, this rarely-screened, nightmarishly disorienting creepshow not only displays a seldom-seen side of kaiju auteur Yuasa, but its skilful blending of Umezu’s comics (published in English-language markets as Reptilia) arguably anticipates many of the trends seen in J-horror decades later.