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Netflix reveals dates, photos, trailer for lots of scary stuff this fall

Monday, August 23, 2021 | News


There’s a lot to get Netflix and chilled by in the coming months, including projects from Sam Raimi, BURIED scripter Chris Sparling and CREEP’s Patrick Brice.

Amidst its many original movies, Netflix has a bunch of horror and supernatural titles on the way, and today the streamer released its full schedule through December. The fright fare includes:

NIGHTBOOKS (September 15; pictured at top)
Director: David Yarovesky
Writers: Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis, based on the book by J.A. White 
Producers: Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Mason Novick, Michelle Knudsen
Cast: Winslow Fegley, Lidya Jewett, Krysten Ritter

When Alex (Fegley), a boy obsessed with scary stories, is trapped by an evil witch (Ritter) in her magical apartment, and must tell a scary story every night to stay alive, he teams up with another prisoner, Yasmin (Jewett), to find a way to escape.

INTRUSION (September 22)
Director: Adam Salky 
Writer: Chris Sparling  
Producers: Kyle Benn, Josh Weinstock, Alexandra Milchan, Matthew Myers, Russell Hollander, Chris Sparling 
Cast: Freida Pinto, Logan Marshall-Green

When a husband and wife move to a small town, a home invasion leaves the wife traumatized and suspicious that those around her might not be who they seem.

NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE (September 29)
Director: Santiago Menghini
Writers: Jon Croker, Fernanda Coppel, based on the novel by Adam Nevill 
Producers: Jonathan Cavendish, Will Tennant 
Cast: Cristina Rodlo, Marc Menchaca

Ambar is an immigrant in search of the American dream, but when she’s forced to take a room in a boarding house, she finds herself in a nightmare she can’t escape.

Director: Patrick Brice
Writer: Henry Gayden, from the novel by Stephanie Perkins
Producers: Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, James Wan, Michael Clear
Cast: Sydney Park, Théodore Pellerin, Asjha Cooper, Dale Whibley, Jesse LaTourette, Diego Josef, Burkely Duffield, Sarah Dugdale, William MacDonald, Andrew Dunbar, Markian Tarasuik

Makani Young has moved from Hawaii to quiet, small-town Nebraska to live with her grandmother and finish high school, but as the countdown to graduation begins, her classmates are stalked by a killer intent on exposing their darkest secrets to the entire town, terrorizing victims while wearing a lifelike mask of their own face. With a mysterious past of her own, Makani and her friends must discover the killer’s identity before they become victims themselves.

NIGHT TEETH (October 20)
Director: Adam Randall 
Writer: Brent Dillon
Producers: Vincent Gatewood, Ben Pugh, Charlie Morrison 
Cast: Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Debby Ryan, Lucy Fry, Raúl Castillo, Alfie Allen

A young chauffeur picks up two mysterious women for a night of party-hopping across LA. But when his passengers reveal their true nature–and a dangerous underworld lurking in the shadows–he must fight to stay alive.

HYPNOTIC (October)
Directors: Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote
Writers: Richard D’Ovidio, Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote
Producer: Michael Luisi for The Long Game
Cast: Kate Siegel, Jason O’Mara, Dulé Hill

A young woman seeking self-improvement enlists the help of a renowned hypnotist, but after a handful of intense sessions, soon discovers unexpected and deadly consequences.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).