February is following last month about as strong as you could hope for, with each week dropping some of the most talked about genre films of the year; even Netflix’s adaptation of the great Lock & Key is out this month, which has seen a long road to realization. We’ll also see the release of some highly praised indie films like Come to Daddy, After Midnight, VFW and Color out of Space, as well as Leigh Whannell’s take on The Invisible Man. Buckle up.
Lock & Key (Netflix)
Cast: Kevin Alves, Thomas Mitchell Barnet, Coby Bird
Three siblings who move into their ancestral estate after their father’s murder discover their new home’s magical keys, which must be used in their stand against an evil creature who wants the keys and their powers.
The Lodge (Theaters)
Director: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
Cast: Riley Keough, Richard Armitage, Alicia Silverstone
A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiance’s two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.
Come to Daddy (VOD)
Director: Ant Timpson
Cast: Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Garfield Wilson
Norval Greenwood (Wood), a privileged man-child arrives at the beautiful and remote coastal cabin of his estranged father. He quickly discovers that not only is dad a jerk, but he also has a shady past that is rushing to catch up with both of them. Now, hundreds of miles from his cushy comfort zone, Norval must battle with demons, both real and perceived, in order to reconnect with a father he barely knows.
After Midnight (VOD)
Director: Jeremy Gardner, Christian Stella
Cast: Jeremy Gardner, Brea Grant, Justin Benson
When his long suffering girlfriend disappears suddenly, leaving a cryptic note as her only explanation, Hank’s comfortable life and his sanity begin to crack. Then, from the woods surrounding his house, something terrible starts trying to break in.
Fantasy Island (Theaters)
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Cast: Maggie Q, Michael Peña, Lucy Hale
A horror adaptation of the popular ’70s TV show about a magical island resort.
Director: Joe Begos
Cast: Martin Kove, Stephen Lang, William Sadler
A group of war veterans must defend their local VFW post and an innocent teen against a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of punk mutants.
Brahms: The Boy II (Theaters)
Director: William Brent Bell
Cast: Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Ralph Ineson
After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms.
Blood On Her Name (VOD)
Director: Matthew Pope
Cast: Bethany Anne Lind, Will Patton, Elisabeth Röhm
A woman’s panicked decision to cover up an accidental killing spins out of control when her conscience demands she return the dead man’s body to his family.
Color Out of Space (VOD)
Director: Richard Stanley
Cast: Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Elliot Knight
A secluded farm is struck by a strange meteorite which has apocalyptic consequences for the family living there and possibly the world.
Disappearance at Clifton Hill (VOD)
Director: Albert Shin
Cast: Tuppence Middleton, Hannah Gross, Marie-Josée Croze
Follows a troubled young woman returning to her hometown of Niagara Falls, where the memory of a long-ago kidnapping quickly ensnares her.
The Invisible Man (Theaters)
Director: Leigh Whannell
Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge
When Cecilia’s abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.