Michael Gingold’s Best Horror Films of 2022
Fear flicks explored all kinds of interesting and intense avenues this year, finding new ways to address classic subjects and ranging from quiet to in-your-face.
Fear flicks explored all kinds of interesting and intense avenues this year, finding new ways to address classic subjects and ranging from quiet to in-your-face.
The films on this top-11 list run the gamut of subjects, approaches and voices behind the camera.
In a scary year, these films offered catharsis and chills.
The great stuff came from all over the world and explored every side—including the lighter side—of fear.
With 2018 behind us, it’s time to look back on a year that gave us quite a variety of frightening fare, from the majors, the indie sector and streaming services, spanning every tone and subject the genre has to offer. My personal selections for the top titles run the gamut from full-bore terror to very odd stories of the unearthly.
A look at Michael Gingold’s comprehensive document of what is undeniably one of the most important decades in the history of horror!
The only things more shocking and outrageous than the horror films of the 1980s were the ads promoting them in the newspapers of the time. Now, a book compiling over 450 of those rare, eye-teasing images is coming under the RUE MORGUE banner!
Looking back over the movies of the past year, one thing became evident: The horror/supernatural genre has never been more fluid and malleable than in 2017. That made compiling a list of the best scare films an intriguing challenge.
Fanaticism is the source of the fear in the movie debuting later this month.
A house with a horrible history is at the center of the new fright film.
The movie addresses highly relevant themes through the prism of a tried-and-true sci-fi/horror premise.
The star of the 2007 zombie-plague epic is returning, teamed with another major name both behind and in front of the camera.
A documentary filmmaker confronts a legacy of evil in the supernatural chiller.
With Jeffrey Combs, Danielle Harris, Dee Wallace and more familiar fright faces in the cast, STREAM definitely bids to score big with the genre audience.
Perhaps the highest-profile genre film produced during lockdown is now set to debut for home viewing.
The modern Halloween classic is being showcased in a special watchalong event the day before the holiday, courtesy of Legendary Entertainment.
The horror veteran is one of the good guys in the new postapocalyptic thriller; check him out in an exclusive excerpt after the jump.
The star of ALIENS and THE TERMINATOR now presides over an occult ritual in RED HANDED, coming to DVD and digital tomorrow. You can watch him at work in an exclusive excerpt from the film after the jump.
A horror attraction becomes truly horrifying in HELLMINGTON, featuring Michael Ironside and other Canadian genre notables. We’ve got the exclusive first look at the trailer, poster and a few pics, along with the release details.
It was pretty obvious from the end of 2018’s HALLOWEEN reboot that we hadn’t seen the last of Michael Myers’ latest incarnation, and it has been confirmed today that not one but two sequels are in the works.
If you thought HOME ALONE wasn’t violent enough, the new film KNUCKLEBALL offers a more horrific variation on that scenario. It’s now set for release, and we’ve got the info along with the new poster.
Nearly three decades after the release of the first TREMORS, Michael Gross’ Burt Gummer is still battling the human-eating Graboids and the assorted variations on the species. The franchise takes the fight to a new locale in TREMORS: A COLD DAY IN HELL, which Gross discusses with RUE MORGUE in this exclusive chat.
SCANNERS’ Michael Ironside is involved in more messing with minds in ALTERSCAPE, world-premiering tonight at New York City’s Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival. RUE MORGUE got exclusive chats with both Ironside and writer/director Serge Levin about their sci-fi thriller.
The guest list keeps growing for the 2018 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival, which takes place in New York City next month and includes a number of movies that take the scary approach to sci-fi.
An especially eclectic assortment of horror and exploitation fare will be showcased at the 13th installment of the Hudson Horror Show in upstate New York, with six features screening from the ’70s and ’80s, all on 35mm.
Turns out Laurie Strode didn’t die in HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION after all. Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise the role in the new HALLOWEEN, and a release date for the reboot has been announced.
The late, celebrated horror author Michael McDowell’s scripting credits include BEETLEJUICE, THINNER and TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE, but only now has one of his novels been adapted for a film. COLD MOON, based on his 1980 book COLD MOON OVER BABYLON, is on the way next month with quite an eclectic cast; read on to check out the poster and trailer.
Rue Morgue All-Stars Andrea Subissati, Mariam Bastani, Michael Gingold, Paul Corupe, Monica Kuebler, Evan Millar and Aaron Lupton discuss the life and future of print.
Filmmaker Ted Geoghegan and RUE MORGUE’s Michael Gingold have come up with two rounds of questions to challenge your genre IQ, with prizes from Shudder and La-La Land Records for the winners!
The Academy presents IT CAME FROM THE VAULTS, a unique a program of classic 35mm horror trailers and advertising materials. Introduced by Rue Morgue's Online Editor Michael Gingold, the program will include trailers from horror classics such as SUSPIRIA, PSYCHO, SCREAM, and more.
The folk-horror film is coming later in 2023.
The film is currently rolling on Los Angeles locations, and appears to be based on one of history’s most notorious murderers.
The creator of the psycho-killer saga is venturing into the supernatural, and shared concept sketches of one of his spirits.
It’s an actual Mexican cryptid now getting its own movie.
A fascinating trio of fear features is coming to both big and small screens.
The award-winning short filmmaker makes her feature debut with this survival chiller.
The streamer-premiering fright feature also has a new date.
The confrontational slasher film has its world premiere this weekend.
Well, that didn’t take long.
We’ve got the first look at Italohorror veteran Giovanni Lombardo Radice (a.k.a. John Morghen) from the movie too.
More than any of the EVIL DEADs since the initial one, it’s a stripped-down, relentless exercise in, well, grueling horror.
One of the master filmmaker’s longest-mooted projects is becoming a reality.
The long-running franchise’s original final girl is psyched about how the latest revival is proceeding.
We’ve got another look at Kane Hodder’s “Goatface” behind the scenes, too.
Have a look at the villain and a couple of victims from the currently shooting slasher flick.
The star of THRILLER: A CRUEL PICTURE (a.k.a. THEY CALL HER ONE EYE) is back in this psychedelic shocker.
One of the best genre features in recent memory is now set to reach beyond the festival circuit.
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett surmounted the challenges to make the biggest SCREAM yet.
The characters in the period chiller have differing views on discoursing with the dead.
You can’t keep a vengeful teenager down, but you can give her a new attitude.
The horror-drama puts a fresh spin on an oft-told genre classic.
If it remains, in the end, little more than a well-polished B-picture, it’s also blessedly free of the distractions that weighed down JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION.
Well, this was probably inevitable.
The filmmakers have the SCREAM formula down cold by this point, and the skill to keep the proceedings from playing like formula.
The period supernatural film has spooky artwork befitting that era.
It’s the latest project from a filmmaker focusing on long-lost and uncompleted movies.
The man known as “Mr. B.I.G.” has passed away.
A longtime genre journalist has created a process to convert classic genre fare for a new viewing experience.
Read on for the full feature lineup and poster for the genre-blending fest.
It’s a reference to the original SCREAM director that only sharp-eyed, die-hard fans of that filmmaker might catch.
The major Brazilian festival has a typically expansive selection of frightful features in store.
The teenage avenger is building a bigger body count in the sequel.
The San Francisco celebration of vérité terror features world premieres, lost films and more.
Experience the sounds of terror in the movie debuting later this month.
The human prey has been lined up for the xenomorph’s latest attack.
The long-mooted reimagining is at last becoming a reality.
The Australian production is headed for a debut and wider exposure in North America.
Perhaps the most inevitable game-to-movie transition is soon to become a reality.
The PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS co-star (pictured) has one of the more original ideas for a monster we’ve heard lately.
Streaming becomes screaming in a movie shot largely by the actual cast.
It’s no small achievement that Okumura and co. make UNSEEN a cohesive whole while intertwining a pair of plotlines with widely varying tones.
It’s like one of those domestics-from-hell thrillers of the ’90s, only here it’s the helper who gets terrorized.
The horror/comedy takes aim at the racial tropes of the mad-killer genre.
The characters have a number of funny moments in between attacks, and Banks directs the whole thing vigorously, even throwing in some appreciated flourishes.
There is presumably more scary clowning around to come.
From cult favorites to a practically lost film, this collection runs the gamut.
This excerpt demonstrates that enemy soldiers aren’t the only threat.
It’s an in-depth look at the deadly-doll franchise from a filmmaker with a strong family connection.
It’s headed for streaming release later this year.
He’s a real-life figure previously chronicled by William Friedkin.
It’s about to head out to rock and shock film festivals.
The mountains have eyes in a movie based on Appalachian lore.
The star of the SCARY MOVIE franchise is returning to horror/comedy territory.
He’s here till Sunday, try the human flesh!
The supernatural chiller begins shooting next month.
A prime example of a clickbait-friendly project realized without a shred of wit or imagination.
The latest serial-slayer flick has got a black-magic murderer.
The conflict is between the bloodsuckers in this independent fright feature.
There’s imagery here evoking everything from INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS to Lovecraft.
Take the trip to a remote island where a folk-horror frightfest awaits.
It’s a collection of scary stories from across the Latin American spectrum.
There are only so many times you can watch someone’s body or throat get violently savaged, with an accompanying geyser of blood, before a sameness sets in.
Critically applauded at festivals, it’s now headed for wider release.
Meet the latest in the long legacy of Stephen King-inspired killer kids.
The new company's collaboration with Eibon Press has plenty of grisly goodies on the way.
It’s described as being in the vein of THE HILLS HAVE EYES.
The preview promises a darkly beautiful, seriously scary experience.
The survival-horror film begins its release next month.
It’s tied to the trade paperback’s arrival in bookstores everywhere February 28.
It’s the Seattle area’s first-ever dedicated genre film fest.
The creators of one of last year’s best horror films already have their follow-up feature on the way.
It’s a lot more inventive than many similar films that have come before.
In the great tradition of THE NEW YORK RIPPER, here’s another fowl murderer to quack you up.
It’s a look at one of the undersung talents behind the four-decade-old horror classic.
The BATTLE ROYALE-esque thriller is coming next month.
The movie is coming exclusively to theaters this Friday, February 10.
After I STILL KNOW…, I’LL ALWAYS KNOW… and the streaming series, the hook-wielding fisherman is coming back for more.
The project reunites Winter with one of his BILL & TED producers.
Cage is a serial slayer in the movie currently shooting in Vancouver.
The horror/Western is coming next month.
Daniels was one of the directors of the shocker sequel as well!
The occult chiller is currently shooting in the UK.
The veteran indie filmmaker’s take on werewolves is getting closer to release.
It has a terrific setup that establishes plenty of dramatic conflicts and questions.
The latest entry, BIRDEMIC 3: SEA EAGLE, will also be out as a stand-alone release.
And one of the stars of the rebooted SCREAM franchise is joining her.
The movie is set to creep out an even wider audience as it debuts on Shudder.
Prepare to welcome vicious Irish little people who aren’t leprechauns.
The 20th Digital Studio/Hulu Originals production is a new exercise in body horror.
It’s part of the lineup revealed yesterday for the new DC Universe of interconnected films.
It’s the latest of several films inspired by the author’s novel THE JEWEL OF SEVEN STARS.
The man behind Freddy Krueger is celebrated by a number of other horror greats in the upcoming feature.
Once destined for Hulu release, it’s now set to open exclusively in theaters nationwide this summer.
But his stalkee might be able to take care of herself.
It’s an Italian chiller from a trio of directors.
Taylor can’t seem to figure out what kind of fears he wants to focus on: the very modern anxieties engendered by the pandemic or the more prosaic kinds to be exploited by supernatural agents.
It’s been described as a new adaptation of the Stephen King story, rather than a remake of the 1984 film.
The fest favorite is being reworked by its creators on its way to theatrical play.
Horror from all over the world will begin streaming next month.
It’s the new genre outing from the director of TEN MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT and LONG LOST.
Even given the graphic excesses of his prior work, this is Cronenberg’s most explicit, extreme vision yet.
Her feature debut is a new, personal take on the werewolf movie.
The deadly doll is becoming a franchise monster.
It’s writer/director Carter Smith’s long-in-coming follow-up to THE RUINS.
He was behind both major movies and cult favorites, from PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE to CHRISTMAS EVIL to THE CROW and beyond.
Ten years later, the veteran filmmaker is issuing “The Authentic Cut” of his genre outing.
Four faces of bizarre behavior have been released.
Personal transformation has more than one meaning in this film.
The film that won multiple awards during a tour of over 30 festivals is seeing wider exposure next month.
It’s a satirical horror film with some provocative points to make.
It’s a new creature-attack series from the team behind RAZORBLADES: THE HORROR MAGAZINE.
Long live the new flesh, indeed.
The winner of the Rondo Award for Best Independent Film is coming home.
Something supernatural lurks within this rental’s walls.
This autopsy becomes unnerving before the body is even opened up.
The new Deadites and many more will be invading the Austin, TX festival in March.
The fright veteran has a new disguise and a fresh set of victims to stalk.
The enemy becomes each other for the soldiers in this film coming next month.
The survival thriller sees release next week.
If you’re a fan of the director, you’ll be rabid over this one.
It’s the latest from acclaimed director Christopher Smith of THE BANISHING, BLACK DEATH and TRIANGLE.
The companies behind the current hit M3GAN have a new fright film set for next January.
A 100-minute tribute to the power – and art – of suggestion.
It’s the latest from the director of MY SUCKY TEEN ROMANCE and the best segment of SCARE PACKAGE.
It’s a slasher saga set in the fictional town of West Craven.
The workplace horror/mystery goes into release tomorrow.
Dare we say he’s in an urgent scare situation?
He discusses his human and inhuman stars, his high-powered producers and more.
A trio of stories lead to one unhappy ending in the new horror anthology.
Bad guys discover much worse in the upcoming chiller.
Horror is a family affair in the film releasing next month.
The Argentinean horror film has won praise at festivals including Fantasia, Sitges and Fantaspoa.
A fun/scary film that represents the latest evolution in killer-doll entertainment.
The Deadites are stalking fresh turf in Sam Raimi and co.’s latest shocker.
The dangerous-doll film is arriving on a wave of online publicity its creators never expected.
The man behind one of history’s most controversial horror films has passed on.
The horror takes place during a real-life dark period in Argentina’s history.
This time, unlike its predecessor, they’re carrying over the New Year’s Eve setting from the 1980 original.
It’s a more extensive preview of the life-or-many-many-deaths scenario.
The least favorite day of the week now has a supernatural side.
It’s a blend of supernatural horror and dark comedy.
After its fest and limited theatrical play, a wider audience will be able to witness the carnage.
The film that has freaked people out on-line is coming to bigger screens next month.
Though Pamela Anderson and Paris Hilton are also hanging around.
The festival award-winner is now set to play multiple venues.
This preview will give you an idea of just how wrong…
The holiday horror movie is set to begin rolling at the end of January.
Once again, a family reunion becomes a body count.
The latest from POSSESSOR’s creator promises to immerse you in fear.
World-premiering in February at the Berlin International Film Festival, it’s now set for wider release.
F. Paul Wilson’s classic novel is heading for a second screen translation.
The comic-book favorite’s second feature is coming with extras old and new.
The zombies will walk again under one of this year’s most acclaimed new filmmakers.
Tobe Hooper’s classic is about to look better than ever, accompanied by a new documentary and lots more.
The survival-horror film marks the debut of writer/director Anubys Lopez.
And you think your job is stressful…
The sci-fi thriller pits Adam Driver against prehistoric beasts.
The city that never sleeps is about to…you know.
The forthcoming film delves into cinematic killer Santas, Krampus and much more.
Now in release, the film spins a chilling supernatural drama out of a real-life tragedy.
The filmmaker’s fact and fiction bleed together in this festival favorite.
A worse infection than the tripledemic breaks out next month.
The creator of POSSESSOR will take you on a vacation gone very wrong next month.
It’s writer/director Chad Ferrin’s sequel to last year’s award-winning serial-killer shocker.
The HELLRAISER icon is now part of a film in which the threat comes from outer space rather than the realm down below.
The sequel to the sequel is coming later this month, complete with barf bag.
It’s an expressionistic trip into the dark side of childhood.
RoboSanta+ is comin’ to town, and the filmmaker talks his influences, the cast, the effects and more.
Joe Begos has no concerns about the holiday horror films arriving at the same time.
Acclaimed creature performer Javier Botet ([REC], MAMA, CRIMSON PEAK) shows his true face in this Spanish psychological creeper.
They’ve got a black magic woman, and her devilish powers live on after her demise.
It’s among the year’s creepiest and most resonant achievements in the horror genre.
It’s the latest film to layer supernatural fear atop the usual pregnancy concerns.
The Norwegian monster epic demonstrates that familiar beats can still be fun.
The man behind Art the Clown is now perverting another figure of fun.
This one may set a speed record for sequels.
The veteran creature performer ([REC], MAMA, THE CONJURING 2, etc.) will be seen next year as one of the all-time great screen fiends.
It’s the latest cinematic lesson to never reveal what you’re scared of.
The resurrection of Christ is a scientific process with sinister motivations this time.
The Oscars of off-Hollywood fare are acknowledging several genre features this year.
SCREAM’s Melissa Barrera stars in the supernatural chiller.
The filmmaker's award-winning debut feature uncovers the nightmarish side of pursuing the American dream.
Late-Night TV Favorite Creature from Black Lake Makes Blu-ray Debut!
The rescored rerelease of the Italian shock classic is currently creeping across the country.
A malevolent spirit is coming to haunt the holiday season.
There are plenty of watery graves ahead in the new supernatural slasher film.
It’s a psychological chiller coming to haunt you this week.
The ROAD WARRIOR veteran has invaded the sci-fi/horror hybrid.
Previous issued in a limited-edition boxed set, this lower-priced UHD release is still packed with extras.
You better watch out. You better not cry. RLJE Films and Shudder are set to unleash Joe Begos' killer robot Santa in time for the holidays.
It’s a unique blend of influences ranging from surrealist art to Greek mythology.
It’s part of the current trend of occult chillers exploring Jewish mysticism.
And you can find out what it is early next year.
The sea-creature saga is crawling into release later this month.
The Lovecraftian frightfest is continuing its festival tour.
The end of innocence will begin to get a wider audience later this month.
It’ll get you all psyched up if you want to squirm.
Fans now have more chances to catch George A. Romero’s zombies with an extra dimension.
The director of WITHOUT NAME and VIVARIUM combines real-world concerns with occult unease in the Eva Green-starrer.
A dangerous disguise is the key to survival in this excerpt from the new fright film.
They discuss the cast, changes since the Sundance premiere, how a Donald Trump Jr. tweet helped inspire the movie and more.
The filmmakers behind the killer-clown hit have added another horror veteran to their latest project.
A major name from the genre realm will headline the latest in the Paramount horror franchise.
Leatherface’s blade is going to be even sharper.
The religious chiller is now set for release next year.
The man who helped bring Hannibal Lecter to television is doing the same for Jason Voorhees and (presumably) his mom.
The duo discuss working with a first-time actress, shooting during COVID, the original ending and more.
A legendary lost horror film and the sequel to a Universal classic are on the way in illustrated form.
The duo take us into a world where exorcists learn the rites of casting out evil.
This one looks like it’ll join the top shelf of Poe pictures.
The actor who originated the role of John Kramer is reprising the part in the latest, soon-to-roll installment.
It will please neither killer-film die-hards nor casual viewers.
Climb aboard this seafaring psychological chiller.
A friendly gathering at first goes on to break down in frightening ways.
Teenagers need to stop playing mysterious games of uncertain origins…
While these may be typical teens with typical concerns, they are very much of their environment, and they’re more than capable of rallying and rising to the occasion
A snowy splatterfest that will very likely become a perennial among fans of Yuletide terror everywhere.
The new documentary investigates the truth behind a major horror hit.
The acclaimed duo’s latest sees release next month.
The occult horror/drama has its world premiere next week.
It makes some bafflingly weird choices regarding how to wrap up the saga.
Find out if this French horror/comedy about cannibalism is to your taste.
There’s some very wicked witchcraft going on in this film.
There’s an especially advanced and extremely deadly doll coming to theaters in January.
The new indie chiller gives you another reason not to get some shuteye.
The director of THE NIGHT HOUSE brings fresh perspectives to the Clive Barker classic.
It’s the second in a planned trilogy of H.P. Lovecraft movies from filmmaker Bryan Moore.
Winnie the Pooh turned slasher this year, and now another favorite kids’ character is going very bad.
She expanded her award-winning short film into a psychologically intense and sometimes brutally violent coming-of-age thriller.
It’s a strong showcase for Thornton, who gets more to do here than in the previous film, and makes the most of it.
See the latest promo materials for a variety of screen chillers.
More of the people behind cinema’s scariest creatures have their say in this forthcoming volume’s pages.
The Yuletide slasher is the latest from the director of THE MIND’S EYE, BLISS and VFW.
There's a fresh setting and characters both old and new for the deadly doll to play with.
One of the best up-and-coming horror filmmaking teams has a new folk-horror feature coming.
Andy Gould, producer of Rob Zombie’s THE DEVIL’S REJECTS, LORDS OF SALEM and the HALLOWEEN duo, has more rural shocks on the way.
The characters elicit no sympathy and the halfhearted attempts to reinvent the Creeper come to naught
And there’s a female lead getting close to signing on as well.
From the beginning, a Ouija board notwithstanding, MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM does things a little differently than your typical possession picture.
Home care becomes horrific in this October release.
Researching the occult is a dangerous business in the movie opening tomorrow.
And it’s got one of the TV series’ prime movers overseeing it.
Summer vacation gets violent at the top of the world.
The filmmakers not only made a movie about a movie that didn’t exist, they made it exist.
If the basics of SMILE are standard, the writer/director has filled in the details in intriguing and scary ways.
Florence Pugh and director Olivia Wilde’s sterling command of craft help the movie over some considerable bumps in its narrative road.
Shot in 1989 under the title BLOOD CHURCH, it’s finally emerging with a whole bunch of bonus features.
The sequel to the Indonesian fright favorite sees release later this year.
The mayhem-packed movie is coming to festivals and general release soon.
The monster-invasion saga will see its first entry since 2018’s THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX.
One of the weirdest movies off the current festival circuit is headed for wider exposure.
Fear-film favorites from the genre’s greatest directors will be streaming next month.
Vacationers encounter folk-horror-esque figures in the upcoming fright film.
Both lineups offered especially intriguing, consistently engrossing and sometimes quite frightening slices of horror, science fiction, fantasy and general weirdness.
And creatives from some of the best recent genre shows are involved as well.
The saga of bullying, shaming and bloody murder has been a sensation at festivals, and sees release next month.
The cake isn’t the only thing getting eaten at this ceremony.
It’s a different kind of exorcism chiller from Down Under.
The very dark fairy tale has played Fantasia, Screamfest, Bucheon and more.
The filmmaker reteamed with Mia Goth to give her another strong and shocking showcase.
The gender-themed film seems likely to provoke a lot of discussion when it opens next year.
It has been significantly watered down from its nerve-wracking predecessor.
The original Michael Myers is coming home again on the big screen.
The mix of empathy and tension in West’s filmmaking and Goth’s acting makes it both a worthy follow-up to X and a compelling psychochiller in its own right.
And it’s got a different look for the title character.
The occult revenge opus is making its on-line premiere.
The deadly doll returns with vengeance on his mind next month.
It’s the first of nine feature films being developed and expanded from 20th Digital Studio’s BITE SIZE HALLOWEEN short-film showcase.
The final lineup has been revealed for this year’s edition of the top New York City fear-film showcase, and we’ve got the details and photos.
Making its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest this month, it’s coming to various venues this winter.
It’s the debut feature from award-winning short filmmaker Laura Moss (FRY DAY).
They’re going back into that haunted house yet again.
Jade Pettyjohn (pictured) is in talks to star in the contemporary slasher film.
Ti West and Mia Goth are reteaming to make it a trilogy.
Exploring the world of sound leads to bizarre sights in this Lovecraftian feature.
One waits in slowly dwindling hope for LaBute to deliver something deeper and more complex.
The filmmakers and stars Felissa Rose and Dave Sheridan preview the forthcoming holiday horror.
From minute one, writer/director Zach Cregger demonstrates that he knows exactly what he’s doing.
The award-winning chiller is coming to VOD next month.
One good dimensional bite deserves another!
Family secrets just never turn out to be positive, do they?
It’s the defiantly cheesy preview for a ridiculous, non-existent genre-blender.
Eight years after the original, an expanded reimagining is on the way.
The 2022 edition of New York City’s best horror film fest has an especially exciting lineup, and we’ve got the first round of titles, with photos.
It’s a very modern update of the vampire genre.
It was the first fright feature to win the Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, and it sees release this winter.
The chronicle of Canada’s infamous serial murderer will first be unveiled in Australia.
Shudder and IFC Midnight are teaming up to release the Italian maestro’s first feature in a decade.
One movie is based on the writing of a horror great, the other is about one.
The director's award-winning film is now a Shudder exclusive.
The new psychothriller is based on Louis Kornfeld’s “The Hilly Earth Society” from The Truth Podcast.
Fans who want to see a harder-core version of the vampire thriller will have their chance, the filmmaker tells us.
The adaptation of Samantha Lee Howe’s novel debuts today.
Something with lots of teeth, and created with practical effects, is coming up.
The screen version of Grady Hendrix’s best seller is coming to Prime Video next month.
The action/horror/coming hybrid is coming to special-edition Blu-ray next month.
The ongoing shuffle of Warner Bros. release dates has now involved a few horror titles.
This modern-day horror story harks back (or should that be Harkers back?) to an early classic of the genre.
Take an advance peek at the medical chiller that has been transplanted from Europe to the U.S.
The new incarnation of Pinhead is poised to raise hell for Halloween.
Art is back to shed a whole lot more blood.
The filmmakers’ latest mind-twister now has a release date.
The horror specialist faced unique challenges on this 13-years-later prequel.
The cult-fave man-monster movie is making its hi-def disc debut with a new restoration and bonus features.
The conversion that has received a handful of screenings so far is going wide late next month.
As if opening a new restaurant isn’t difficult enough, this one’s site comes with a supernatural presence.
A confidently made entry in the animal-attack subgenre that will hold few surprises for fans of the form.
A hit on indie regional release Down Under, it also features one of the cast of the TV classic “V”.
The notorious nature-amok franchise is now a trilogy.
The director of MAY and THE WOMAN has a new antihero on the way.
The film that has won raves at festivals sees release next month.
There are Lovecraft adaptations, Guillermo del Toro originals and lots more on tap for October.
Horror for all ages is part of this big Blu-ray/UHD announcement.
Two subgenres collide and hapless humans suffer for it in the sci-fi/horror/comedy.
She reveals the secrets of reviving Esther–and also talks her lost-and-found role in the ESCAPE ROOM sequel.
You don’t have to be acrophobic to get seriously worried that one or both of the leads are going to slip and plunge to their deaths.
The veteran stuntman and coordinator put real teeth into the horror/action/comedy.
One of those movies that really sucks you into wondering how you would respond in a similar situation, watching with increasing unease.
Guess what the key color is on this “artist’s” palette?
It looks like this movie will give fans of upscale horror a lot to feast on this winter.
In this movie, it’s the home itself that won’t let you escape.
Actors who’ve got experience with psycho horror are part of this new murderama starring Bella Thorne.
Six years after winning a top award at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, writer/directors Michael Borowiec and Sam Marine returned to present their new project at the Frontières International Co-Production Market.
The horror/adventure/comedy combines elements of Lovecraftian fear and TOMB RAIDER.
It’s the latest project from the independent film outfit behind SHADOWMARSH and HACKED.
It’s in the tradition of highway horrors like DUEL, THE HITCHER and JEEPERS CREEPERS.
While up-and-coming filmmaker Avalon Fast was at the Fantasia International Film Festival to host the Quebec premiere of her debut movie HONEYCOMB, she was also busy at the fest’s Frontières International Co-Production Market, working to get her follow-up feature off the ground.
It’s the latest from the team behind the DON’T F*** IN THE WOODS movies.
The film pointedly shot in the South during Pride Month.
Over 130 features and 200 shorts were screened at the just-concluded Montreal event, and now the public’s choices for the best have been revealed.
The sequel to the cult-fave slasher is coming in time for Halloween.
There’s more illustrated monster mayhem coming from the veteran director/producer and Drive-In-Sanity Films.
It allows you to witness a series of horrible deaths with a great amount of glee, without feeling bad about it.
No relation to Andy Mitton’s chiller that played Fantasia last month, this one’s a small-town supernatural saga.
They saved Hitler’s body, but who’s going to save them?
The morning after is scarier than usual in this horror/comedy.
The actor recalls his first collaboration with the legendary director as a unique and memorable one.
The end of the world may begin in a rural rest stop in the much-anticipated movie.
Marlon Wayans stars in another comedically scary movie.
It gives the franchise’s tropes some much-needed ribbing while introducing a few necessary upgrades to Sadako’s m.o.
Now, wider audiences will have the chance to view these acclaimed films.
We’ll be able to compare the redux of the domestic shocker with its predecessor next month.
Semans and his two leads create a shuddery scenario that’s sort of a reverse stalking.
The dystopian shocker will be playing special screenings in Ohio (where it was shot) soon with cast and crew on hand.
Wherever she is, she’s the latest in the long line of scary screen kids.
Filmmaker Neil LaBute immerses us in the seductive side of horror in his latest movie.
New versions of its two predecessors are on the way as well.
Chris LaMartina’s follow-up to his cult favorite is another homage to our favorite holiday.
Mia Goth returns to show just how her farmbound character first turned murderous.
The more we learn about the Harbinger’s endgame, the more tragic the potential consequences become, and the more concern we feel.
The director behind the SHARKNADO flicks gets serious with his latest film.
The mists of time shroud a mythological threat in this excerpt from the movie coming this week.
This chiller about haunted siblings is a true family affair.
The Lovecraftian horror film makes its debut tomorrow ahead of wider exposure next month.
The saga that began in 1978 comes to a close this Halloween.
Hazanavicius hasn’t tried to fix what wasn’t broke, with much of ONE CUT OF THE DEAD faithfully recreated. What’s new is his playful approach to acknowledging his predecessor.
The reboot of the fright franchise is coming from a new creative team in September.
The actors from THE DEVIL’S REJECTS and SLEEPAWAY CAMP have more blood to shed.
You’ll be able to see it too in a matter of weeks.
The feature film debut of EUPHORIA’s Hunter Schafer just wrapped production in Germany.
The kaiju feature is stomping its way from South Korea to Montreal to general distribution.
Take a first look at the new Italian shocker inspired by the Joe D’Amato cult fave.
There’s new terror in the woods later this summer.
An everyday activity becomes über-scary in the movie coming next month.
Get all choked up from this excerpt from the new supernatural thriller.
The slasher sequel is coming to make Halloween a little gorier.
Highly awaited new movies and upgraded classics are part of the lineup at North America’s top genre festival.
The writer of JENNIFER’S BODY now tells the story of a reanimated corpse.
It’s seeing release beginning next month after playing at Cannes, TIFF and the AFI Fest.
The festival award-winner is coming in time for Halloween.
An especially aggressive great white lunges onto this promo art.
The indie horror homage will have its premiere next month.
He used a number of cinematic tricks to create the eerie and dramatic horror hit.
Longtime festival artist Donald Caron’s image celebrates the event’s return to fully live screenings.
It’s feeding time for something inhuman in a movie described as “STAND BY ME or THE GOONIES with a deliciously dark twist.”
Adapting Joe Hill's short story, the filmmaker made a few dramatic changes and landed a couple of excellent young actors.
Take a first look at the new vampire thriller.
The horror veteran’s latest villain is being unveiled today on the Tubi VOD service.
Kevin Bacon returns to summer-camp horror with a modern orientation.
A couple of indie-horror stalwarts star in the holiday/religious-themed film.
The legs and breasts don’t necessarily come from poultry…
It’s the Spanish shocker that inspired this year’s PlayStation game.
There’s nothing happy about what happens to the heroine of Paramount Pictures’ upcoming chiller.
The acclaimed 2010 indie feature (with costume design by future THE WITCH and THE LIGHTHOUSE director Robert Eggers) is returning this summer.
Acclaimed at its SXSW premiere (under the title THE COW) earlier this year, the psychothriller is now targeting wider release.
The marriage of domestic dynamics with traditional folklore helps make HUESERA a singular achievement on the international horror scene.
Acclaimed at last year’s Toronto Film Festival, it’s debuting on the scream streamer next month.
The drama of the kids’ lives grips your attention even before THE BLACK PHONE gets to the scary meat of its story.
There are dark doings in the woods in the supernatural chiller out later this summer.
The flip comic horror anthology series will be haunting you this fall.
It’s a different twist on the home-invasion genre, and it’s coming this fall.
Following the limited Steelbook Blu-ray/DVD set last year, the ’80s creature-feature favorite is coming back for Halloween.
A site of real-life devastation is the backdrop for the shocker sequel.
Things are looking up for the new film from the creator of GET OUT and US.
The characters superficially debate the morality of tampering with science when not running through repetitive scenes of dinosaur pursuit.
The sequel to the pandemic drive-in hit BECKY (pictured) is coming next year.
It’s the latest cinematic road trip into the very strange.
The veteran and the newcomer to the filmmaker's world discuss their unique collaboration.
The franchise’s perennial protagonist has nixed another return to Woodsboro.
The self-help-turned-hellish opus will summon you to view it this summer.
There’s no sense of cosmic justice here, just bad things happening to a bad person it’s impossible to care about.
The “atmospheric social horror film” will follow up its festival play with a summer release.
It’s a hypnotic trip into a fully imagined environment that, for all its avant-garde qualities, touches relatable nerves.
There are thrills of all kinds and a tribute to a Canadian trailblazer set for the 26th edition of North America’s top genre festival.
The independent genre auteur is receiving the ultimate disc showcase this summer.
There’s a nasty surprise waiting in one character’s hotel bed.
One of the year’s most wickedly entertaining movies has a new one-sheet.
A house is haunted by the dead and the living in the chiller coming this summer.
If you have an appetite for offbeat genre fare, check this one out.
The terror isn’t just behind the wheel.
The man himself will be on hand, along with new restorations of his classic films.
The movie and its soundtrack (including tracks by THE BURNING’s composer) are on their way.
Mopping up after a crime scene leads to a confrontation with inhuman evil.
It bids to be one of the more colorful genre features out this season.
It’s perfect casting for a film about a man whose words get someone very, very angry.
The next major man-vs.-nature thriller is coming this summer.
It’s going to be a long night for the guests at this hotel.
He’s joining some other cult favorites in Encyclopocalypse Publications’ growing movie tie-in series.
A key figure behind regional cult-horror favorites has left us.
The creators of a popular faux trailer are seeking to make another pilot film and the feature expansion a reality.
One of the most memorable performances in a horror movie so far this year is actually a collection of them.
The director is incorporating new virtual technology for this terror tale.
Described as a “genre-raising” fright feature, it’s coming from the people behind the OPERATION RAINFALL sci-fi franchise.
Harking back to classic British chillers, the movie will be premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in the Directors’ Fortnight section.
The business world becomes especially cutthroat for this movie’s lead characters.
Each attempts a game-changer of a twist in its second half, in both cases raising more questions than they offer answers.
The new distribution arm of Avi Federgreen’s Indiecan Entertainment will bring horror/sci-fi/thriller films from around the world to the U.S. and Canada.
The star of last year’s THE NIGHT HOUSE now toplines one of the most disturbing films of 2022.
There’s a time-travel twist to this entry in the teen-stalker stakes.
The warring monsters of the 1971 cult flick are returning on the illustrated page, along with some of their stablemates.
Take another look at the veteran effects wizard’s decades-in-the-works nightmarish animated genre project.
The cult-classic Jamie Lee Curtis-starrer has been rebooted as part of the platform’s October-long “Terror on Tubi” slate.
With his genre comeback CRIMES OF THE FUTURE poised for its Cannes premiere and June release, the legendary filmmaker has his next project lined up.
For his first studio fright feature, the filmmaker brought a few experienced horror hands on board.
It’s a night of scary stories in the upcoming horror anthology film.
It’s the follow-up to one of the best of the past decade or so’s hundreds of shark movies.
It’s slime time in the film that sees U.S. release this summer.
The COLLECTOR team now pit high-schoolers against ravenous zombies.
It’s as fascinating as it is frightening.
This haunted-attraction-gone-wrong movie was shot at the real thing at Universal Orlando.
Previously issued in a limited Steelbook Blu-ray/DVD set, the 1976 cult favorite is coming just in time for schools to reopen!
The BOONDOCK SAINTS star takes audiences on a road trip to hell.
The filmmaker (pictured) has a new tale of Christmas terror rolling next week.
Take a peek into the legendary director’s latest vision of body horror.
There are grave doings in what promises to be a dark modern fairy tale, and is currently in preproduction.
There’s some serious stranger danger happening in this film.
Lovecraftian horror comes to an unexpected setting in this two-hander fright film.
Beyond the Jamie Foxx feature DAY SHIFT, the streamer has more bloodsucker action on the way this summer.
The 2022 edition of the major Brazilian genre event spread the wealth among a number of genre features.
Kevin Kopacka’s genre-bender has taken 10 awards on the fest circuit, including six Best Feature prizes.
As it turns out, this is rather more a Raimi film in content than style.
North America’s coolest genre fest is back to in-person screenings, and the first round of this year’s very impressive lineup has been revealed.
The adaptation of Don Roff’s novel has a new title, director and leading lady.
A human-sized puppet pulls the strings of this supernatural flick.
It’s a combination of domestic chiller and haunted-house tale.
It’s headed for wide release following its world premiere at last year’s Sitges Film Festival.
The bites just keep on comin’…
For its 40th anniversary, the Italian maestro’s giallo masterpiece is coming in a disc release like none before–including the American re-edit!
It aims to be a lucky one for fans of killer-in-the-woods movies.
The actor will be taking on bloodsuckers this summer.
More found-footage chills are driving in this summer.
The auteur behind BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO, IN FABRIC, etc. has another unique indulgence coming your way.
It’s rooted in stark, visceral reality, shot through with touches of the supernatural and surreal that mesh well under Eggers’ direction.
There’s a poster too for the genre-fave actress’ latest descent into terror.
Following its debut at the Cinema Wasteland convention earlier this month, the hi-def disc release of the Spanish classic can now be seen by everyone.
Perhaps the maverick filmmaker’s most unique horror film will soon look sharper than ever.
Sleep means death in the movie currently shooting in Ireland.
Two stalwarts of the Eurohorror scene have a new supernatural feature on the way.
The legendary writer/director is back in the territory where we love him the most.
The experience of Ti West's shocker was all about flesh, blood and plenty of prosthetics.
After tearing through the festival circuit (and landing on RUE MORGUE’s cover), the undead feature will terrorize the streaming service soon.
Brendan Muldowney, Elisha Cuthbert and Eoin Macken recall scary stuff on location and more.
Get a further taste of Robert Eggers (THE WITCH, THE LIGHTHOUSE) going epic.
It’s kind of like 50 FIRST DATES retold as a horror movie.
Filmmaker Brendan Muldowney and actors Elisha Cuthbert and Eoin Macken dig into their tale of domestic terror.
Following a lengthy festival tour that began at Sundance 2021, the European creeper sees wider exposure next month.
The movie just swept Fantasporto 2022’s awards, on its way to another fest berth.
The New York horror mogul discusses new projects–and reveals his new role for Martin Scorsese!
The Knights Templar ride again in high definition, and their first stop is a popular horror convention.
The DIY postapocalyptic thriller is the latest from the filmmaker whose credits also include SATAN HATES YOU, HYPOTHERMIA and THE OFF SEASON.
The wages of “sin” are extreme in the religious shocker releasing later this month.
A current NYC screening series is highlighting his many accomplishments as a director, producer and actor.
A pair of best-selling genre authors are making a concerted effort to scare you with a story of supernatural music.
Experience the trauma along with the title character later this spring.
The new disc division debuts with a pair of ultraviolent flicks this summer.
Two of the year’s more anticipated genre titles now have release berths this summer.
It’s the first feature from the creators of the popular on-line horror/comedy short THE SLEEPOVER.
Genre fans will recognize the devices Okuno employs and suspect how they’ll pay off, and the director skillfully teases those expectations.
Simply put, this is not the preferred comics-based bat man to see on screens right now.
The Japanese wildman’s latest is part of a huge slate of features playing Brazil’s genre fest.
Najarra Townsend from THE STYLIST stars in the London-lensed film.
“Cursor” takes on a new meaning in this movie.
It’s the most chilling, deeply unsettling horror film so far this year.
The writer/director is back on big screens in a big way.
The follow-up to the popular horror anthology SCARE PACKAGE (pictured) has a team in place for a new round of macabre stories.
Have an early look at the key art for the acclaimed crossbreed of creature feature and coming-of-age chiller.
A creature from the folklore of the Gullah Geechee culture is coming to the screen.
A well-intentioned but unfortunately underdeveloped combination of Korean supernatural folklore and universal familial tensions.
More than one kind of past injustice echoes down to the present day in this dramatic new horror feature.
And it’s got the movie’s young hero at the end of his rope.
The Sundance/SXSW psychochiller is now dated for general release.
West surehandedly cranks up the suspense before paying it off in genuinely shivery and gruesomely bloody ways.
The livestreaming horror/comedy is the latest acquisition for the genre streamer.
One of New York’s most prestigious showcases is paying tribute to hometown boy Larry Fessenden with a three-week series of in-theater and virtual screenings.
The new production and distribution company has been put together by genre enthusiasts, for genre enthusiasts.
The genre icon goes from one horrific situation to an even worse one in the upcoming psychological chiller.
The sequel just wrapped for returning writer/director Patricio Valladares.
The acclaimed mix of sci-fi and the supernatural has a fully loaded hi-def disc on the way.
The sci-fi/paranoia thriller is coming to theaters and VOD this Friday, March 11.
Always a showcase for fine fear fare, it’s got a great lineup for its first physical festival since 2019.
A Japanese giallo and an Italian homage are on their way in limited editions.
The red, white and blue will be even more vibrant on this upcoming disc.
An intriguing cast of familiar genre faces is taking part in this dystopian action-thriller.
The director of the EVIL DEAD remake and producer of the latest TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is now taking on a bigger-scale fright franchise.
BUFFY alumnus Anthony Head co-stars in this vampire comedy.
The sci-fi chiller is debuting today in select theaters and on VOD.
A resurrection has more to do with darkness than the light in the upcoming movie.
Dinosaur mavens will have more than one prehistoric-peril film to take in this year.
A transfusion of vampires adds a little extra bite to the sharksploitation genre.
The Sundance favorite is coming to general release next month.
The revered actress is taking her feature directorial debut to the four-color page.
One of Canada’s most notorious crime sprees is coming to the screen, in graphic detail.
The latest challenger to Jason Voorhees’ throne is out for blood this summer.
We’re a month away from the Marvel vampire’s big-screen vehicle.
At last, the animated explosion of blood, wisecracks and bad taste will be available for wide consumption.
The film has more to offer Foo fanatics than it does to horror hounds, a few seriously splattery setpieces notwithstanding.
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There’s something new and nasty lurking in this filmmaker’s woods.
There will be many ways to watch evil only a mother could love.
The leads have been named for the scream streamer’s politically tinged chiller.
Witness a violent confrontation from the movie releasing next week.
A world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, it’s seeing release next month.
This new chiller is based on legends of the demon Mammon.
It’s the latest chiller from the fertile Irish filmmaking scene.
The creator of one of the 1970s’ most shocking and distinctive psychochillers has departed.
The Texas-born director discusses his approach to the classic franchise.
Self-help becomes serious harm in the currently shooting sequel.
The disease is terrible, and what comes next is worse.
Valentine’s Day brings the announcement of a film focusing on the dark side of love at first sight.
Carlota Pereda’s film is set for North American release later this year.
Hallucinatory body horror is the order of the day in the movie releasing this week.
The latest Stephen King adaptation will be burning up both big and small screens.
The SCREAM star has haunting problems in her new home.
It’s a down-to-Earth chiller from the director of EX MACHINA and ANNIHILATION.
Bennett’s fully committed performance keeps us caught up in her mental and emotional plight.
The Italian maestro’s latest is fest-premiering and releasing in Italy this month.
The oceanic critters look at us and see food in this campy fright flick.
Relive a murderous day over and over again with this award-winning feature.
Described as “a Gothic fairy tale,” it’s been an award-winning festival hit.
After plumbing the dark side of audio engineering and fashion, the filmmaker now attacks the culinary arts.
We’re continuing to build the buzz for Shudder’s superior vampire drama with the third in our trio of exclusive excerpts.
The Ireland-lensed movie is coming to the scream streamer’s platforms worldwide, as well as U.S. theaters.
More demons are coming out to play next month.
The 2008 movie is inspired by “the cult of the Bryans,” who allegedly took over a small Arizona town in 1993.
As the revival of Wes Craven’s slasher franchise nears the $70-million box-office mark, a new installment is getting underway.
Three young women are all that stand between us and a nasty alien invasion.
The streamer has announced its lineup of original movies for this year, including a number of horror and dark fantasy titles.
The vampires aren’t the most vicious characters in this intense and moving horror/drama.
Opening their hearts could lead to this movie’s characters literally losing them.
The festival has a typically wide range of genre fare on tap for this year.
The aliens are taking over in this superior independent sci-fi/horror film.
He’s driving crazy in the new serial-killer film.
This variation on the haunted-house form is coming your way in March.
The fest award-winner is premiering on the scream streamer next week.
It’s the latest from the Russian filmmaker behind BABA YAGA: TERROR OF THE DARK FOREST and MERMAID: LAKE OF THE DEAD.
The new preview gives us a better look at the new Leatherface–and his old “friend.”
The adaptation of Andrew Michael Hurley’s novel rolls later this spring.
He’s one of a few callbacks to Tobe Hooper’s classic in the upcoming new version.
It maintains an unflinching point of view, and there are no punches pulled when the going gets horrific.
Writer/director Jefferson Moneo claims the forthcoming film is based on his own extraterrestrial encounter as a child.
The festival favorite from the creator of DEAREST SISTER is coming next month.
It’s a superior variation on the traditional lycanthropicture, and its effects have gone back to basics since its premiere.
Dylan Walsh and Eric Roberts star in the psychochiller that has taken prizes at several film festivals.
Family and folk horror combine in the film coming next month.
As the duo descend into a rabbit hole of odd theorizing and obsession, it becomes both funny and eerie to watch.
Arrow Films has picked up the spiritual chiller for the U.S., UK and Eire.
The streamer paid upward of $65 million for the movie set to roll in mid-2022.
A family falls victim to supernatural abuse in the film premiering next month.
The film addresses resonant real-life emotions through the prism of a bizarre genre piece.
The movie is set to being shooting in southern Chile the last week of February.
It’s a psychological chiller based on true events.
One of the first horror features shot during quarantine is now available for viewing.
The scream streamer has an especially strong lineup on the way.
It’s the first feature by 21-year-old Canadian writer/director Avalon Fast.
Already one of 2022’s best-reviewed genre movies, it’ll start making you shiver next month.
A campsite becomes a place of serious scares in the new creature feature.
An ambulance becomes the only shelter in a horror film releasing next week.
The evil clown isn’t the only bad guy in next week’s sequel to 2020’s THE JACK IN THE BOX.
A couple of genre faves take part in this historical horror film.
It has impressed critics across the world (including ours) during its festival tour, and now we’ll all be able to see it.
The genre banner’s strong international slate for the first half of 2022 just keeps growing.
The movie rolls at the end of March for Anton, the company behind THE NIGHT HOUSE.
It’s a truly disturbing vision for the psychothriller’s troubled lead character.
Watch as wannabe horror moviemakers discover true terror in the bowels of a building.
You’ll be able to witness a couple’s dream home becoming a nightmare in April.
The Sundance Film Festival selection will see general release in April.
It succeeds in achieving that balance necessary for a “requel” to work: giving fans the familiar elements they want with enough of a new spin.
Charles Bronson lookalike Robert Bronzi now confronts the devil himself.
The director of THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL and THE INNKEEPERS is now bringing us his own Texas massacre.
The killer wields a sledgehammer rather than a blade in this teen-stalker opus.
Now you can wear the brand behind a long series of standout genre discs.
A personal assistant leads the protagonist of this thriller into a personal hell.
Death still refuses to be denied, as New Line Cinema has revived one of its most popular franchises.
The 7th edition of the fest showcasing movies by women and non-binary filmmakers runs February 3-6.
He aimed to bring character authenticity to the tension of the movie’s night-of-survival scenario, and delivered both.
You can’t go home again–without running into a crazed cult–in the horror film releasing next month.
The horrors here are set in a hospital, not the infamous house.
The vehicle for vehicular thrills begins its U.S. theatrical release today.