By GRACE DETWILER
Welcome to 2023 Rue Morgue readers! Already the year is shaping up to be an exciting time for horror cinema… As we await the theatrical releases of M3GAN, INFINITY POOL, and SCREAM VI, check out these new-to-streaming Horror, Sci-Fi, and Thriller films becoming available on VOD this month.
KIDS VS. ALIENS
Available On-Demand and Digital on January 20, 2023
Starring Dominic Mariche, Phoebe Rex, Calem MacDonald, Asher Grayson Percival, Ben Tector
Written by John Davies & Jason Eisener
Directed by Jason Eisener
RLJE Films and Shudder
Genre & Synopsis: Horror/Sci-Fi. All Gary wants is to make awesome home movies with his best buds. All his older sister Samantha wants is to hang with the cool kids. When their parents head out of town one Halloween weekend, an all-time rager of a teen house party turns to terror when aliens attack, forcing the siblings to band together to survive the night.
ON THE TRAIL OF BIGFOOT: LAST FRONTIER
Available on Cable VOD and Digital on January 17, 2023
Starring the cast of Small Town Monsters
Directed by Seth Breedlove
Genre & Synopsis: Horror/Docudrama. Alaska might not seem to be the ideal locale to search for Bigfoot; with its frigid temperatures, hard-to-navigate environments, and endless acres of wild lands, the quarry (in this case a hairy, ape-like creature) would neatly fit into the needle-in-a-haystack analogy. Yet, despite all it has going against it, Alaska does appear to be home to the hairy hominid. Hundreds of eyewitness reports, dozens of intriguing footprints, audio samples, and even video, seem to show that the creature known as Sasquatch is well at home in the land of the midnight sun.
THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE CHILDREN
Available on Digital and On-Demand on January 17, 2023
Starring Alisha Wainwright, Zach Gilford, Amanda Crew, Carlos Santos
Written by T.J. Cimfel & Dave White
Directed by Roxanne Benjamin
Paramount Home Entertainment and MGM+
Genre & Synopsis: Horror/Thriller. When Margaret (Wainwright) and Ben (Gilford) take a weekend trip with longtime friends Ellie (Crew) and Thomas (Santos) and their two young children (Guiza and Mattle), Ben begins to suspect something supernatural is occurring when the kids behave strangely after disappearing into the woods overnight.
THE TOMORROW JOB
Available On-Demand and Digital on January 17, 2023
Starring Grant Schumacher, Caitlin Duffy, Ariella Mastroianni, and Chris Cimperman
Written and Directed by Bruce Wemple
Genre & Synopsis: Sci-Fi/Thriller. THE TOMORROW JOB follows a team of thieves who use a time-travel drug to trade places with their future selves to execute the ultimate heist. When interrupted on a job the team must fix their past mistakes to prevent disastrous consequences. A dynamic mix of genres, THE TOMORROW JOB is a high-stakes sci-fi action-adventure epic with heart, humor, and fun, and an ode to beloved heist comedies of the past.