Horror Box Office – OPENING THIS WEEK: October 20, 2017
There are so many great titles hitting VOD or theaters this week, it’s almost ridiculous. Actually, it IS ridiculous. How is anyone supposed to keep up with the rest of their lives with so many great titles to choose from?
The Barn and Escape Room are hitting VOD this week along with Lilith’s Hell and Red Christmas. In limited theaters you can check out Daniel Radcliffe in Jungle (also on VOD this week), Geostorm, or the highly anticipated winter tale The Snowman. And that’s only a portion of the titles coming our way! What will you be watching?
Click on the titles below for full coverage, and remember to check back every Thursday at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET for updates.
The Barn (10/17 – VOD)
It’s Halloween 1989, and best friends Sam and Josh (Mitchell Musolino and Will Stout) are trying to enjoy their last “Devil’s Night” before graduating high school. Trouble soon arises when the two pals and a group of friends (Lexi Dripps, Cortland Woodard, Nikki Darling, and Nickolaus Joshua) take a detour on their way to a rock concert, finding an old abandoned barn and awakening the evil inside… The Boogeyman, Hallowed Jack, and The Candycorn Scarecrow. Now it’s up to Sam and Josh to find a way to protect their friends and defeat the creatures that lurk within The Barn.
Escape Room (10/17 – VOD)
Six friends test their intelligence in a game that takes a dark turn.
When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate start to attack Earth, it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.
Jungle (Theaters – Limited, VOD)
A group of friends join a guide for a trek into the Bolivian jungle, searching for an Indian village. The men soon realize that the jungle is a difficult place to be.
Leatherface (Theaters – Limited, VOD)
A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell while being pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge.
Let Her Out (Theaters – Limited, VOD)
Let Her Out follows Helen, a bike courier who suffers a traumatic accident. As she recovers, she begins to experience strange episodic black-outs, hallucinations, and night terrors that lead her to discover that she has a tumor, a benign growth that is the remnants of a “vanishing twin” absorbed in utero. Over time the tumor manifests itself as the dark and demented version of a stranger. As Helen’s emotional and psychological state begins to deteriorate further and further, she begins to act out in psychotic episodes that are influenced by her evil twin – making her a danger to herself and her best friend, Molly.
Lilith’s Hell (10/17 – VOD)
A pair of filmmakers try to work with Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust, Jungle Holocaust, House on the Edge of the Park, Cut and Run) to pull off a horror film based on realism. The producer’s family house, where the film is to be shot, turns out to have its own secrets, hidden behind the walls. Secret chambers and ritualistic ceremonies invoking the spirit of Lilith, she who was cursed by God for not obeying Adam in the Garden of Eden. The women in the crew are possessed one by one, and their only salvation is through death. Once unleashed, nothing can prepare you for Lillith’s Hell!
Never Here (Theaters – Limited, VOD)
Disturbing events lead an artist who photographs strangers to suspect that someone out there is watching HER. Boundaries blur between real and imaginary, crime and art, the watcher and the watched.
When former LAPD officer Brett Anderson takes a job as head of security at an old apartment building in Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, he soon begins to experience a series of bizarre and terrifying events. Once he begins to delve deeper into the building’s sinister history and investigate its shadowy owners and past employees, Brett soon uncovers a malevolent force nestled deep in the bowels of the building that will do anything to be set free into our world.
Red Christmas (10/17 – VOD)
A mother must protect her family on Christmas Day from a demented stranger who is hell-bent on tearing them apart.
The Snowman (Theaters)
Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.
Tragedy Girls (Theaters – Limited)
Tragedy Girls is a twist on the slasher genre following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small Midwestern town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.