7 New Horror Movies Releasing This Week Including Ti West’s ‘Pearl’
Can you believe we’re already halfway through September? The Halloween Season is ongoing and time is moving fast, and as always we want to make sure you’re making the most of the season by watching as many brand new horror movies as you possibly can.
This week, another SEVEN new ones are on the way!
Here’s all the new horror arriving September 13 – September 18, 2022.
Saban Films entered the House of Darkness in limited theaters this past Friday, and the Dracula-inspired horror movie is now available on VOD platforms beginning today.
Drag Me to Hell and Tusk‘s Justin Long and Kate Bosworth (Black Rock, Before I Wake) both star in this seductive thriller from director Neil LaBute (The Wicker Man).
In the movie…
“Driving home to her secluded estate after meeting at a local bar, a player out to score thinks his beautiful, mysterious date will be another casual hook-up. While getting acquainted, their flirtation turns playful, sexy and sinister. Hoping to get lucky, his luck may have just run out.”
The trailer spills the beans on House of Darkness being a “reimagining” of Bram Stoker’s classic horror tale Draculawhich is something that went unspoiled by previous marketing.
Joe Lipsett reviewed House of Darknesscalling it “a simple, hilarious dark comedy,” adding, “House of Darkness makes for a witty, occasionally campy, frequently hilarious date night.”
The other new horror release for September 13 is the indie film The Legend of Hawesa horror-in-the-old-west horror movie that’s now available on VOD outlets beginning today.
In the film, “After a mountain homestead is attacked by a raiding party made up of ravenous marauders, the lone survivor, a beautiful young woman, hires a dangerous gunman to help her track them down and exact revenge.”
From director Rene Perezthis one looks a bit like The Hills Have Eyes in the Old West.
Horror movies The Retaliators is speeding our way this Halloween season, with a worldwide theatrical release for one night only on September 14. The horror movie features appearances and music from rock stars including Five Finger Death Punch, Tommy Lee and Jacoby Shaddix.
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In the film, “An upstanding pastor uncovers a dark and twisted underworld as he searches for answers surrounding his daughter’s brutal murder. A high-octane original soundtrack and cameos from some of the biggest names in rock music set the tone as this horror-thriller reveals a game of revenge played using a new set of rules.”
Michael Lombardi (“Rescue Me”), Marc Menchaca (“Ozarks”), and Joseph Gatt (“Game of Thrones”) headline the cast alongside Jacoby Shaddixfrontman of Papa Roach.
Five Finger Death Punch, Tommy Lee, Papa Roach, The Hu, Ice Nine Kills, Escape The Fateand more appear on screen and on The Retaliators Original Soundtrack, which will be releasing with the movie on September 16 via Better Noise Music.
Directed by Christian Tafdruphorror movies Speak No Evil was recently released in select theaters by IFC Midnight and it’ll next be streaming exclusively on Shudder this Thursday.
In Speak No Evil“On a vacation in Tuscany, two families – one Danish, one Dutch – meet and become fast friends. Months later, the free-spirited Dutch family extends an invitation to the more conservative Danish one for a holiday weekend getaway at their countryside home.
“However, it doesn’t take long before things gradually get out of hand as the joy of reunion is replaced with misunderstandings. The Dutch hospitality quickly turns unnerving for the Danes, and they find themselves adding caught in a web of their own politeness in the face of eccentric…or is it sinister…behavior.”
Morten Burian, Sidsel Siem Koch, Fedja Van Huêt, Karina Smulders, Liva Forsbergand Marius Damslev stars. Christian Tafdrup wrote the film’s script with Mads Tafdrup.
Mia Goth is back in A24‘s “X-traordinary origin story” Pearl, Ti West‘s brand new feature film prequel to this year’s X. Pearl will be released theatrically on September 16, 2022.
This month’s new prequel movie is set in 1918, decades prior to the 1970s-set X, which was released in theaters back in March of this year. Goth played the dual role of Pearl, a senior citizen, and Maxine, the film’s final girl. The film ends with Maxine killing Pearl, who along with her husband Howard had been brutally slaying Maxine’s friends throughout the movie.
But where did Pearl’s story begin, you ask?
“Trapped on her family’s isolated farm, Pearl must tend to her ailing father under the bitter and overbearing watch of her devout mother. Lusting for a glamorous life like she’s seen in the movies, Pearl’s ambitions, temptations, and repressions all collide, in the stunning, technicolor-inspired origin story of X‘s iconic villain.”
West told Bloody Disgusting earlier this year, “Part of the idea of this movie that’s cool to me is that there is a bigger thing to it all. What I can tell you about Pearl, because we’ve already made it and it’s done, is it is very much a story about Pearl. So you will learn more about her. It is stylistically very different from X. You do not need one without the other, but they enrich each other in a specific way. In the way that X is affected, let’s say by 1970s horror independent filmmaking and Americana cinema, Pearl is influenced by a very different era of filmmaking. If we do the third one, it will be affected by a different type of cinema.”
In addition to Mia Goth, the second movie’s cast includes David Corenswet, Tandi Wright, Matthew Sunderlandand Emma Jenkins-Purroand the film was written by West and Goth.
A remake of Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala’s 2014 horror movie Goodnight Mommy is on the way from Prime Videosstreaming exclusively on Prime Video beginning this Friday.
Naomi Wattswho of course starred in the excellent American remake of The Ringrecently landed the remake’s leading role, with Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti (“Big Little Lies”) playing the twin sons of her character. Jeremy Bobb (“The Outsiders”), Crystal Lucas-Perry (Mimesis Nosferatu) and Peter Hermann (“Younger”) have also landed supporting roles.
In Goodnight Mommy, “When the twin brothers (Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti) arrive at their mother’s (Naomi Watts) country home to discover her face covered in bandages—the result, she explains, of recent cosmetic surgery—they immediately sense that something doesn’t add up . She sets strange new house rules, smokes in her bathroom, and secretly rips up a drawing they gave her—things their loving mother would never do.
“As her behavior grows bizarre and erratic, a horrifying thought takes root in the boys’ minds: The sinking suspicion that the woman beneath the gauze, who’s making their food and sleeping in the next room, isn’t their mother at all. ”
Kyle Warren wrote the new script, with Matt Sobel (Take Me To The River) directing.
The final new horror movie release for the week is Greywood‘s Plot!said to be a pitch-black horror/comedy that premieres on digital this Friday, September 16 from Terror Films.
A labor of love, sending four real life friends into the wilderness of northern Minnesota to film a no budget 1950’s creature feature; with a modern, gory twist, the film is directed by and stars Josh Stifter alongside Daniel Degnan, Keith Radicheland Nathan Strauss.
Scripted by Stifter and Degnan, Greywood’s Plot! explores the hunger for instant gratification in a modern world and the dark lengths mediocre men will go for infamy.
A struggling paranormal blogger named Dominic is on the verge of ending things forever, when a mysterious package arrives on his doorstep and changes his life…
A rare sighting of a classic cryptid caught on tape sends Dom and his best friend Miles on a road trip to find the fabled creature — and repair a fractured friendship along the way. Their half-baked journey leads them to a plot of land owned by an eccentric recluse by the name of Doug Greywood.
As Miles and Dom’s friendship is tested by the vast and mysterious wilderness they soon find where their true loyalties lie.