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Night Swim - Jan 5

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The first major horror release of 2024 hails from Blumhouse. Our very own Scott Wampler sums it up rather nicely, "from the looks of things, this creepy aquatic tale may very well do for swimming pools what Steven Spielberg's Jaws once did for the ocean."

Based on the acclaimed 2014 short film by Rod Blackhurst and Bryce McGuire, the film stars Wyatt Russell (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) as Ray Waller, a former major league baseball player forced into early retirement by a degenerative illness, who moves into a new home with his concerned wife Eve (Oscarnominee Kerry Condon,The Banshees of Inisherin), teenage daughter Izzy (Amélie Hoeferle, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes) and young son Elliot (Gavin Warren,Fear the Walking Dead).

Secretly hoping, against the odds, to return to pro ball, Ray persuades Eve that the new home’s shimmering backyard swimming pool will be fun for the kids and provide physical therapy for him. But a dark secret in the home’s past will unleash a malevolent force that will drag the family under, into the depths of inescapable terror.

You can now watch Night Swim at home, pair it with our pool water punch recipe.

  • Destroy All Neighbors — January 12

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    William Brown (Jonah Ray Rodrigues), a neurotic, self-absorbed musician determined to finish his prog-rock magnum opus, faces a creative roadblock in the form of a noisy and grotesque neighbor named Vlad (Alex Winter). Finally working up the nerve to demand that Vlad keep it down, William inadvertently decapitates him.

    But, while attempting to cover up one murder, William’s accidental reign of terror causes victims to pile up and become undead corpses who torment and create more bloody detours on his road to prog-rock Valhalla.

    Destroy All Neighbors is a twisted splatter-comedy about a deranged journey of self-discovery full of goopy practical FX, a well-known ensemble cast, and LOTS of blood.

    Stream Destroy All Neighbors exclusively on Shudder January 12.

  • True Detective: Night Country — January 14

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    Ok, this one isn't a movie, but it absolutely needs to be on your radar. There's a reason folks are already raving about the fourth season of True Detective and widely calling it the best season since the first. Issa López takes the helm as writer and director and steers us into the arctic for a horror story that masterfully fits into the world of True Detective, while also making it wholly her own.

    Jodie Foster and Kali Reis star as local law enforcement officials at odds with one another, and pretty much everything and everyone around them. With nods to snowy classics like The Thing, López crafts a mystery in the dark, and trust me when I say this season is an absolute feast for horror fans.

    True Detective: Night Country premieres on HBO Max and is also streaming on Max Sunday, January 14 at 9 p.m. ET and PT. Stay tuned for our cast interviews from the True Detective red carpet premiere.

  • Dario Argento Panico - February 2

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    The legendary director gets the documentary treatment. What's special about this is that Argento himself takes part in the film, along with an impressive list of interviewees includes Asia Argento, Fiore Argento, Nicolas Winding Refn, Gaspar Noè, Guillermo Del Toro, Michel Savia and Lamberto Bava. Here's the official synopsis:

    “In the secluded ambiance of hotel rooms, Dario Argento crafted his greatest cinematic creations, seeking solace from the outside world to delve into his nightmares.

    Now, he finds himself in a hotel room to return to the very setting that ignited his creative fervor to conclude his latest script and participate in an intimate interview, all while being followed by a film crew documenting his life for a movie about his illustrious career.”

    Dario Argento Panico is streaming on Shudder February 2

  • Lisa Frankenstein — February 9

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    Diablo Cody penned this neon horror-comedy set in the '80s, starring Freaky's Kathryn Newton and Riverdale's Cole Sprouse, and we are pretty f*ckin excited about it. Nothing says Valentine's Day plans like a little teenage necromancy.

    Liza Soberano, Henry Eikenberry, Joe Chrest and Carla Gugino round out this stellar coming of RAGE love story about a misunderstood teenager and her high school crush, who happens to be a handsome corpse.

    After a set of playfully horrific circ*mstances bring him back to life, the two embark on a murderous journey to find love, happiness… and a few missing body parts along the way.

    Watch the Lisa Frankenstein trailer, and check out our interview with costume designer Meagan McLaughlin and our sit-down interview with Lisa Frankenstein stars Kathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse.

    Lisa Frankenstein is now available to watch at home on Digital and is coming to Blu-ray on April 9.

  • Out Of Darkness - February 9

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    A small boat reaches the shores of a raw and desolate landscape. A group of six have struggled across the narrow sea to find a new home. They are starving, desperate, and living 45,000 years ago.

    First they must find shelter, and they strike out across the tundra wastes towards the distant mountains that promise the abundant caves they need to survive. But when night falls, anticipation turns to fear and doubt as they realize they are not alone.

    Terrifying sounds suggest something monstrous at large in this landscape, something that could kill or steal them away. As relationships in the group fracture, the determination of one young woman reveals the terrible actions taken to survive.

  • Skeletons In The Closet - February 9

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    Skeletons In The Closet is streaming on Shudder February 9

  • Stopmotion - February 23

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    Directed by Robert Morgan (who co-wrote the screenplay with Robin King), Stopmotion revolves around a stop-motion animator by the name of Ella whose latest project might just be driving her to the brink of madness.

    We caught this one at Fantastic Fest and it is gorgeous and grotesque, and we can't wait for you all to see it!

    Stopmotion is in theaters February 23 and VOD March 15.

  • History Of Evil - February 23

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    Official synopsis: In the near future, war and corruption have plagued America and turned it into a theocratic police state. Against the oppression, ordinary citizens have formed a group called The Resistance.

    One such member, Alegre Dyer, breaks out of political prison and reunites with her husband Ron and daughter Daria. On the run from the militia, the family takes shelter in a remote safe house.

    But their journey is far from over, as the house’s dark past begins to eat away at Ron, and his earnest desire to keep his family safe is overtaken by something much more sinister.

    History Of Evil is streaming on Shudder February 23.

  • Imaginary - March 8

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    A ferocious teddy bear and perhaps an army of evil imaginary friends? We're in. When Jessica moves back into her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter Alice develops an eerie attachment to a stuffed bear named Chauncey she finds in the basem*nt.

    Alice's games with Chauncey become increasingly sinister, and Jessica intervenes only to realize Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be.

    Imaginary stars DeWanda Wise (who's also onboard as a producer), Tom Payne, Taegen Burns,Pyper Braun,Veronica Falcon, andBetty Buckley. In case you missed it, here's our Instagram Live Q&A with Imaginary star DeWanda Wise.

    Wadlow (who previously helmed Cry Wolf and The Curse of Bridge Hollow) directs from a script he co-wrote with Greg Erb and JasonOremland.

    Imaginary is now available to watch at home on VOD.

  • Late Night With The Devil - March 22

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    Late Night with the Devil has been an incredibly popular film on the fest circuit.

    We’ve been tracking this one for a bit, in no small part because filmmakers Cameron and Colin Cairnes (100 Bloody Acres) claim to have gotten the idea to cast Dastmalchian after reading his love letter to late-night horror hosts in issue #11 of FANGORIA.

    The film finds 1970s talk show host Jack Delroy (David Dastmalchian) on his last legs, wrung out by personal tragedy and in need of a ratings win.

    His plan to feature as a guest a young girl who is allegedly possessed seems like a Halloween night layup… until the cameras roll and all hell literally breaks loose.

    Late Night With The Devil is in theaters March 22 and streaming on Shudder April 19.

  • Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire - March 22

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    The Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire cast is, as you may have already heard, sprawling, and includes Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Paul Rudd, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, James Acaster, Emily Alyn Lind, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Celeste O'Connor, Logan Kim, Annie Potts, and - last, but certainly not least - the great Carrie Coon.

    The film centers on the Spengler family as they return to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level.

    But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.

    Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is in theaters March 22.

  • Immaculate - March 22

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    Originally slated for an April release, Neon just picked this one up and announced a theatrical release date of March 22. Produced by and starring Sydney Sweeney as Cecilia, a woman of devout faith.

    Cecilia is warmly welcomed to the picture-perfect Italian countryside, where she is offered a new role at an illustrious convent.

    But it becomes clear to Cecilia that her new home harbors dark and horrifying secrets.

    Check outImmaculate star and producer Syndey Sweeney's favorite horror movies, and go behind the scenes with the filmmakers.

  • You'll Never Find Me - March 22

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    Official synopsis: An isolated man living at the back of a desolate caravan park is visited by a desperate young woman seeking shelter from a violent storm.

    As the savage storm worsens, these solitary souls begin to feel threatened – but who should really be afraid?

    You can find You'll Never Find Me streaming on Shudder March 22

  • Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire - March 29

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    Regardless of how you pronounce it, Godzilla x Kong is gonna' rule. Serving as a sequel to 2021’s Godzilla vs. Kong, but this time the two iconic monsters are no longer at odds with one another.

    "Pitting the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own.

    The epic new film will delve further into the histories of these Titans, their origins, and the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever.”

  • The First Omen - April 5

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    When a young American woman is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church, she encounters a darkness that causes her to question her own faith and uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that hopes to bring about the birth of evil incarnate.

    Directed by Arkasha Stevenson, the current plot synopsis doesn't give much away, but if this is a prequel to The Omen and the story revolves around a young woman attempting to stop "the birth of evil incarnate," we can probably extrapolate out some assumptions about how The First Omen plays out.

    Check out our interview with the filmmakers to find out why The First Omen had to battle an NC-17 rating.

  • Baghead — April 5

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    Initially, we didn't have much information on the upcoming Baghead, aside from a cool trailer and a January 26 UK release date. We finally have domestic release info and a proper synopsis! Night Swim director Bryce McGuire is one of the writers on this one, which follows a young woman who inherits a run-down pub and discovers a dark secret within its basem*nt. Check out the full synopsis below, and keep an eye out for our Baghead-inspired Cursed Currywurst recipe to pair with your viewing.

    Following the death of her estranged father (Peter Mullan), Iris (Freya Allan) learns she has inherited a run-down, centuries-old pub. She travels to Berlin to identify her father’s body and meet with The Solicitor (Ned Dennehy) to discuss the estate. When the deed is signed, becomes inextricably tied to an unspeakable entity that resides in the pub’s basem*nt–Baghead–a shape-shifting creature that can transform into the dead.

    Two thousand in cash for two minutes with the creature is all it takes for desperate loved ones to ease their grief. Iris is tempted to exploit the creature’s powers and help desperate people for a price. But she soon discovers breaking the two-minute rule can have terrifying consequences.

    Baghead will be streaming on Shudder and AMC+ April 5.

  • Sting - April 12

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    A spider movie with practical effects created by 5-time Academy Award Winner Wētā Workshop!? Our skin is crawling and we are screaming in a combo of terror and absolute delight. Here's a brief synopsis:

    “After raising an unnervingly talented spider in secret, 12-year-old Charlotte must face the facts about her pet—and fight for her family’s survival—when the once-charming creature rapidly transforms into a giant, flesh-eating monster.”

    If you're into spider horror, watch the Sting trailer and catch Sting in theaters April 12.

  • Arcadian - April 12

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    Nicolas Cage comes back to save the day - and his children - from ferocious creatures at their remote (of course) farmhouse.Arcadian recently had its world premiere at SXSW and will be hitting theaters in April.

    Watch Nic Cage battle monsters in theArcadiantrailer.

  • Abigail — April 19

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    Update: We finally have a title for what we've been referring to as Radio Silence Untitled Monster Movie. And as catchy as that is, we sure are glad to get both a title and a trailer for Abigail.

    The mystery plot is finally revealed, and we are getting a child vampire ballerina. Back in May, we shared a tad bit more info as to what the plot might be, "Plot details are being kept in the trunk of a car, but the project was at one point titledDracula’s Daughter. That project centered on a group of kidnappers who abduct a band of young people, one of whom ends up being the titular character. Woe then betides the kidnappers."

    Now we have the official synopsis:

    After a group of would-be criminals kidnap the 12-year-old ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure, all they have to do to collect a $50 million ransom is watch the girl overnight. In an isolated mansion, the captors start to dwindle, one by one, and they discover, to their mounting horror, that they’re locked inside with no normal little girl.

    Hell yeah, we can't wait! Abigail is in theaters April 19 and on our FANGORIA #23 newsstand cover.

  • Infested - April 26

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    This French creepy-crawly flick focuses on an invasion of venomous spiders, forcing residents of a suburban building to find a way out.

    Trapped in a building? Bad. Trapped in a building with spiders? Quadruple bad.

    Infested is streaming on Shudder April 26.

  • Boy Kills World- April 26

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    Sam Raimi and Roy Lee are on board as producers for this wild action-packed, blood-soaked fest. Bill Skarsgård is a bonafide action star in this comic adaptation directed by Moritz Mohr.

    Skarsgård stars as "Boy" who vows revenge after his family is murdered by Hilda Van Der Koy (Janssen), the deranged matriarch of a corrupt post-apocalyptic dynasty that left the boy orphaned, deaf and voiceless. Driven by his inner voice, one which he co-opted from his favorite childhood video game, Boy trains with a mysterious shaman (Ruhian) to become an instrument of death and is set loose on the eve of the annual culling of dissidents. Bedlam ensues as Boy commits bloody martial arts mayhem, inciting a wrath of carnage and blood-letting. As he tries to get his bearings in this delirious realm, Boy soon falls in with a desperate resistance group, all the while bickering with the apparent ghost of his rebellious little sister.

    StarringBill Skarsgård, Jessica Rothe, Michelle Dockery, Brett Gelman,
    Isaiah Mustafa, Yayan Ruhian, with Andrew Koji, Sharlto Copley and Famke Janssen, with the voice of "Boy" Narrated by H. Jon Benjamin. Check out our interview with BoyKills World director Moritz Mohr.

  • I Saw The TV Glow - May 3

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    Since premiering at Sundance earlier this year, Jane Schoenbrun's I Saw The TV Glow has been racking up rave reviews. With a stacked cast including Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The Voyeurs), Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical), Ian Foreman (Let The Right One In), Helena Howard (Madeline's Madeline), Danielle Deadwyler (Till) and Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst.

    The story follows teenager Owen, just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show — a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack.

    Featuring original music composed by singer-songwriter Alex G (who also worked on World's Fair), indie rock artist Lindsey Jordan (Snail Mail), Yeule, Haley Dahl’s Sloppy Jane (featuring Phoebe Bridgers), King Woman and Caroline Polachek. Watch the I Saw The TV Glow trailer for a peek at the "heavy musical component."

    Emma Stone and Dave McCary's production banner Fruit Tree is on board alongside A24. With such a ridiculously wonderful amount of talent attached to this one, we can't wait to find out what Jane Schoenbrun has in store for us.

    I Saw The TV Glow will have a limited theatrical release May 3, and in theaters nationally May 17. As of June 14I Saw The TV Glow is also available on VOD.

  • Tarot - May 10

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    Formerly titled Horrorscope, Tarot follows a group of friends who recklessly violate the sacred rule of Tarot readings – never use someone else’s deck. In the wake of broken rules, consequences follow, this time in the form of unleashing an unspeakable evil trapped within the cursed cards.

    One by one, they come face to face with fate and end up in a race against death to escape the future foretold in their readings. Starring Harriet Slater, Adain Bradley, Avantika, and Jacob Batalon

    Tarot will be in theaters May 10.

  • The Strangers Chapter 1 - May 17

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    Wouldn't you know it, mere hours after publishing this list, we get to move Renny Harlin's The Strangers from TBD to a solid May 17 release date!

    It's a game of survival when a couple, played by Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale) & Gabriel Basso (The Night Agent), have to survive the night while being terrorized by masked strangers in a remote Airbnb in Oregon.

    Read our interview with director Renny Harlin. Co-starring Richard Brake (Doom, Kingsman: The Secret Service).

  • In A Violent Nature- May 31

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    It's a slasher ride along! Tag along with the rotting corpse of Johnny as he stalks his way through the woods. Take a look at the official synopsis and trailer below.In A Violent Nature is coming to theaters May 31.

    When a locket is removed from a collapsed fire tower in the woods that entombs the rotting corpse of Johnny, a vengeful spirit spurred on by a horrific 60-year old crime, his body is resurrected and becomes hellbent on retrieving it. The undead golem hones in on the group of vacationing teens responsible for the theft and proceeds to methodically slaughter them one by one in his mission to get it back – along with anyone in his way.

  • What You Wish For- May 31

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    In a tale of lies, deceit, and really, really good meals in a gorgeous Latin American villa, what could possibly go wrong? Here's the official What You Wish For synopsis.

    Ryan (Nick Stahl) is a talented, down-on-his-luck chef with crushing gambling problems. Circ*mstances beingwhatthey are, he leaves town in a hurryforthe safe haven of an unnamed Latin American country where his friend Jack (Brian Groh), a more prestigious chef with his own unique troubles, welcomes him into his home.

    Ryan has no idea how Jack’s able to afford his extravagant lifestyle cookingforthe elite in paradise; he doesn’t want to feel envious, yet he can’t help but want this lifeforhimself as well. Soon, a grim twist of fate will give that to him. Ryan assumes his friend’s identity and soon discovers justwhat Jack’s been doing to maintain the lifestyle he so desperately craved.

    Craving more? Watch theWhat You Wish For Trailer right here. In theaters and VOD May 31.

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