Horror Box Office – OPENING THIS WEEK: July 14, 2017
Lots to do and see this week including a War for the Planet of the Apes, a magic music box, an undead granny, and the battle for someone’s soul. What gets your ghost? Tell us in the comments section below.
Click on the titles below for our full coverage on each. Check back every Thursday at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET for updates.
War for the Planet of the Apes
Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
Seventeen-year-old Clare Shannon (Joey King) is barely surviving the hell that is high school, along with her friends Meredith (Sydney Park) and June (Shannon Purser). So when her dad (Ryan Phillippe) gifts her an old music box with an inscription that promises to grant the owner’s wishes, she thinks there is nothing to lose. Clare makes her first wish; and, to her surprise, it comes true.
Before long, she finally has it all: money, popularity, and her dream boy. Everything seems perfect – until the people closest to her begin dying in gruesome and twisted ways. Now, with blood on her hands, Clare has to get rid of the box before it costs her and everyone she loves the ultimate price.
Be careful what you wish for.
5150 follows the story of best-selling novelist Autumn; Carmen, a famous actress; Desiree, a housewife; and Cami, Autumn’s step-sister. When Cami’s longtime mental illness becomes uncontrollable, Autumn places her on an involuntary 5150 psych hold. Once released, Cami disappears. Filled with rage and vengeance, she resurfaces two years later, only to extort the women and threaten to release their deepest, darkest secrets, which can destroy their lives. In order to protect their fame and fortunes, the three friends must execute a gruesome act, and the thin line between insanity and sanity gets blurred.
Activists go after a killer in the woods to teach him a lesson, only to become his next victims.
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Adam receives a mysterious box from a relative containing a creature that will kill everyone he cares about. The only way to be rid of the curse is to give the box to someone he loves. As the ominous timer on the box counts down to its end, he can only imagine the horrors that await. Does he give the box away to save his family, or unleash a monster upon humanity? He can’t destroy it. He can’t escape it. He can only give it to someone he loves…
Granny of the Dead
Regular guy Ed awakes one morning to find that his Grandma has become one of the living dead. Trapped in his home, Ed struggles to handle the situation. When he discovers the rest of the town’s elderly have also been infected by the zombie plague, Ed must become a hero in order to save his family and friends.
It Stains the Sands Red
It Stains the Sands Red begins following a zombie apocalypse, when Molly (Brittany Allen) finds herself lost in the desert with one of the rabid living dead hot on her trail. Although at first she finds it hard to give him the slip, the situation gets even more complicated when the girl realizes that, unlike her, her pursuer has no physical need to stop and rest.
Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses
Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses is a documentary film that lifts the veil of secrecy on what became known as “The Wainuiomata Exorcism” to reveal the extraordinary true story of how both love and fear could drive a New Zealand family to unwittingly kill one of their own.