List Curated by GRACE DETWILER
Happy Halloween horror heads! It’s finally (suddenly?) October, the favorite month of all of us here at Rue Morgue. Like many of you, I am kicking off my spooky month horror binge this weekend, which makes it the perfect time for a new edition of Vile VOD: Rue Morgue’s home for new releases on digital and On-Demand. It’s been a great year for horror so far, and we are delighted to reveal the following titles coming to your favorite VOD streaming services this month:
Available on digital and On-Demand on October 27, 2022.
Starring Christopher Mulvin, Neal Ward, Hannah Al Rashid, Samantha Loxley
Written and Directed by Adam Leader and Richard Oakes
Genre & Synopsis: Horror. Following the death of his wife, a broken man spirals into an abyss of night tremors and depression and finds himself in the home of a deranged cannibal who convinces him to take his own life in the most horrific way imaginable.
Available on VOD on October 11, 2022.
Starring Mari Lill, Nora Merivoo, Harri Merivoo, Elise Tekko, Roland Treima, Mari-Liis Lill, and Marek Tammets
Written and Directed by Rasmus Merivoo, with Rain Rannu and Tõnu Hiielaid.
Red Water Entertainment
Genre & Synopsis: Horror. Children are left at Grandma’s without smartphones. Real life seems boring, working feels hard. Luckily they find instructions for Kratt – a magical creature from old Estonian mythology who will do whatever its master says. All they have to do now is buy a soul from the Devil! Life stops being boring in a bloody way…
Available on digital and On-Demand on October 14, 2022.
Starring Stephen Lang, Marc Senter, Liana Wright-Mark, and Patch Darragh
Written by Joel Veach
Directed by Lucky McKee
Genre & Synopsis: Thriller. When a lost hiker stumbles upon an erratic old man living in the woods, he could never have imagined the nightmare that awaits.
SHOT IN THE DARK
Available on VOD and digital on October 4, 2022
Starring Kristoffer McMillan, Christine Donlon (Escape Room), Kelley Mack (“The Walking Dead”), Keene McRae, Jacqueline Toboni (“Grim,” “Easy”), Austin Hébert (“Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”), Lane Aikin, Will Lagos, Rhomeyn Johnson, Dan Sutter and Brandon Sklenar (The Offer, Vice)
Written by Kristoffer McMillan, Keene McRae, and Lane Aikin
Directed by Keene McRae
Reel 2 Reel Films & Raven Banner Entertainment
Genre & Synopsis: Horror. Two years ago, William Langston made a mistake that would affect the course of his life. Now, with a killer loose in his hometown and his circle of friends falling away one at a time, William faces his greatest fears as well as his own mortality.
Available in theaters, on digital, and On-Demand on October 21, 2022.
Starring Tasiana Shirley, Alexis Vincent-Wolfe, Nalajoss Ellsworth and Chelsea Prusky
Written by Nyla Innuksuk, Ryan Cavan
Directed by Nyla Innuksuk
RLJE Films & Shudder
Genre & Synopsis: Sci-Fi/Thriller. Set in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, a sleepy hamlet nestled in the majestic mountains of Baffin Island in the Arctic Ocean, SLASH/BACK opens as the village wakes up to a typical summer day. No School, no cool boys (well… except one), and 24-hour sunlight. But for Maika and her ragtag friends, the usual summer is suddenly not in the cards when they discover an alien invasion threatening their hometown. These teenagers have been underestimated their whole lives but, using makeshift weapons and their horror movie knowledge, they show the aliens you don’t f*** with the girls from Pang.
Available on digital and On-Demand on October 21, 2022
Starring Thomas Jane, Kara Hayward, Jack Donnelly, Lydia Hearst, Malin Akerman, Abigail Breslin
Written by K. Asher Levin, Zack Imbrogno
Directed by K. Asher Levin
Genre & Synopsis: Action/Horror/Comedy. Kick-ass vampire slayer, Elliot Jones (Thomas Jane), made it his life’s mission to take revenge on the bloodsuckers who murdered his teenage daughter. After years of tracking them, he has finally reached their secret and hidden base. But to get to them he will need to use a motley crew of social media superstars. Enter ‘The Stream Team’: party-girl Jules (Abigail Breslin), gen-z pro-gamer Flynn (Kara Hayward), and their team of trend-makers and breakers! With a hundred million-plus combined followers, they have attracted the attention of reclusive billionaire Beverly Rektor (Malin Akerman), who invites them to party at her multimillion-dollar vacation compound. They soon discover these rich people are none other than the ancient vampires that Elliot Jones is chasing. When the team is being held captive in a house of horrors to serve the vampires’ plan to take over the world, Elliott is their only hope of survival. As he links up with Flynn, a slayer in her own right, will he take down the vampire hoard and save The Stream Team?
Available on digital and On-Demand on October 7, 2022
Starring Finn Jones, Jessica McNamee, Dane Rhodes, Donna Biscoe
Written by Adam Mason and Simon Boyes
Directed by Justin P. Lange
Blumhouse Television & EPIX
Genre & Synopsis: Psychological Horror/Thriller. When Robert and his wife Maia move to her childhood home, he discovers an old portrait of his likeness in the attic – a man referred to only as ‘The Visitor’. Soon he finds himself descending down a frightening rabbit hole in an attempt to discover the true identity of his mysterious doppelgänger, only to realize that every family has its own terrifying secrets.