With 15 genre films releasing this month, you really can’t complain about a lack of content if you’re a horror fan. Among them are films like Amy Seimetz’s acclaimed She Dies Tomorrow, the Jay Baruchel-directed slasher Random Acts of Violence, and HBO’s fantastic looking and extremely anticipated new series Lovecraft Country — plus so much more. Dig in, there’s plenty to be excited about this month:
Star Light (VOD)
Director: Mitchell Altieri, Lee Cummings
Cast: Scout Taylor-Compton, Rahart Adams, Cameron Johnson
A teen’s life is turned upside down when he helps a world-famous pop star on the run to escape her violent pursuers.
Director: Mark Young
Cast: James Purefoy, Veronica Cartwright, Lew Temple
A murderer finds himself on trial in Hell, caught between a bitter prosecutor and an inexperienced defense attorney.
Black Water: Abyss (VOD)
Director: Andrew Traucki
Cast: Jessica McNamee, Luke Mitchell, Amali Golden
Five friends exploring a remote cave system in Northern Australia find themselves threatened by a hungry crocodile.
She Dies Tomorrow (VOD)
Director: Amy Seimetz
Cast: Kate Lyn Sheil, Jane Adams, Kentucker Audley
After waking up convinced that she is going to die tomorrow, Amy’s carefully mended life begins to unravel. As her delusions of certain death become contagious to those around her, Amy and her friends’ lives spiral out of control in a tantalizing descent into madness.
Director: Bruce Wemple
Cast: Anna Shields, Rachel Finninger, Grant Schumacher
Sylvia, a lonely 20-something, goes searching for answers after her friend mysteriously vanishes in Whitehall, NY, an Adirondack town known for its Bigfoot sightings. She sets off with a mysterious, charming young woman, Alex, hellbent on getting to Whitehall for different reasons. Sylvia soon learns that hiding in the woods is an evil more sinister than she could ever imagine.
Director: Egor Abramenko
Cast: Oksana Akinshina, Fedor Bondarchuk, Pyotr Fyodorov
The lone survivor of an enigmatic spaceship incident hasn’t returned back home alone-hiding inside his body is a dangerous creature.
Lovecraft Country (Season 1: HBO)
Creators: Misha Green, Jordan Peele
Cast: Abbey Lee, Chase Brown, Aunjanue Ellis
A young African-American travels across the U.S. in the 1950s in search of his missing father.
Open 24 Hours (VOD)
Director: Padraig Reynolds
Cast: Vanessa Grasse, Brendan Fletcher, Cole Vigue
After setting her serial killer boyfriend on fire, a paranoid delusional woman gets a job at an all-night gas station.
The Barge People (VOD)
Director: Charlie Steeds
Cast: Kate Davies-Speak, Mark McKirdy, Makenna Guyler
Set on the canals amid the glorious British countryside, two sisters and their boyfriends head off for a relaxing weekend away on a barge, unaware of the flesh-eating fish mutants lurking in the water, ready and waiting to feed.
Escape: Puzzle of Fear (VOD)
Director: J. Jones
Cast: Tommy Nash, Aubrey Reynolds, Omar Gooding
Hot-shot Hollywood agent Matthew Blake has a dark past. He thinks that he is on his way to a double date with his oldest friend to a new Escape Room in Los Angeles. When the couples are locked into the Escape Room, Matthew quickly finds himself at the center of a revenge plot meant to right the wrongs of his past, with deadly results.
Random Acts of Violence (Shudder)
Director: Jay Baruchel
Cast: Jesse Williams, Jordana Brewster, Jay Baruchel
A pair of comic book writers begin to notice scary similarities between the character they created and horrific real-life events.
Director: Teddy Grennan
Cast: Bruce Dern, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Eric Nelsen
When a nature photographer explains to the Police how she fought her way out of the Watchatoomy Valley, they dismiss her crazed and violent story as a meth-induced nightmare. But when they discover that she’s telling the truth, it’s too late.
The Unfamiliar (VOD)
Director: Henk Pretorius
Cast: Jemima West, Christopher Dane, Rebecca Hanssen
A British Army doctor comes back from a war, thinking that she has PTSD only to discover that there is a more daunting malevolence at work making the life that she knew unfamiliar.
The Pale Door (VOD)
Director: Aaron B. Koontz
Cast: Melora Walters, Zachary Knighton, Devin Druid
After a train robbery goes bad, two brothers leading a gang of cowboys must survive the night in a ghost town inhabited by a coven of witches.
Director: M.J. Bassett
Cast: Megan Fox, Jessica Sutton, Lee-Anne Liebenberg
Megan Fox tackles a thrilling new role as a battle-hardened mercenary in this explosive action saga. As team leader O’Hara, she leads a lively squad of soldiers on a daring mission: rescue hostages from their captors in remote Africa. But as the mission goes awry and the team is stranded, O’Hara’s squad must face a bloody, brutal encounter with a gang of rebels – and the horde of ravenous, enraged lions they encounter.
5 thoughts on “The Month in Horror Releases: August”
Man! There’s something for everyone this month. Megan Fox back from the land of celebrities I assumed were dead. Also I’ll watch anything with anyone from the Dern family in it.
Lol I know, right? The Megan Fox movie barely looks horror but figured I’d throw it in here! Lotta good stuff to watch that’s for sure!
The Sputnik film looks interesting. Even the trailer is tense!
Looks like a few decent ones coming! I like the look of Random Acts of Violence, will definitely keep an eye open for that!
Yeah I’m really interested in that one!