This Week’s Horror Releases: 20th May

Looking for something new to watch this week? Here’s a list of all of this week’s new horror releases across cinemas and the main VOD platforms. We’ll also give you a quick run down of what came out last week, in case you missed anything!

In Cinemas

In Flames

In selected cinemas from Friday 24th May. Dir: Zarrar Kahn. Starring: Ramesha Nawal, Omar Javaid, Bakhtawar Mazhar.

After the death of the family patriarch, a mother and daughter’s precarious existence is ripped apart. They must find strength in each other if they are to survive the malevolent forces that threaten to engulf them.

On VOD

Number 37 (2018)

Shudder From Monday 20th May. Dir: Nosipho Dumisa. Starring: Irshaad Ally, Monique Rockman, Danny Ross.

A recent paraplegic is given binoculars by his girlfriend. When he witnesses a mob killing, he tries to blackmail the killer.

Landlocked (2021)

Shudder From Monday 13th May. Dir: Paul Owens. Starring: Jane Gale, Jeffrey Owens, Mason Owens.

Summoned to his soon-to-be demolished childhood home, Mason discovers a video camera that can see into the past, driving him to record as many memories as possible before the doomed house is destroyed.

Butt Boy (2019)

Shudder From Monday 13th May. Dir: Tyler Cornack. Starring: Tyler Rice, Tyler Cornack, Shelby Dash.

Detective Fox loves work and alcohol. After going to AA, his sponsor, Chip, becomes the main suspect in his investigation of a missing kid. Fox also starts to believe that people are disappearing up Chip’s butt.

The Beta Test (2021)

Shudder From Monday 13th May. Dirs: Jim Cummings & PJ McCabe. Starring: Jim Cummings, Virginia Newcomb, PJ McCabe.

An engaged Hollywood agent receives a mysterious letter for an anonymous sexual encounter and becomes ensnared in a sinister world of lying, infidelity, and digital data.

Combat Shock (1984)

Shudder From Wednesday 15th May. Dir: Buddy Giovinazzo. Starring: Rick Giovinazzo, Veronica Stork, Mitch Maglio.

A dangerously disturbed Vietnam veteran struggles with life 15 years after his return home, and slowly falls into insanity from his gritty urban lifestyle

Last Week’s Highlights:

The Strangers: Chapter 1

In cinemas from Friday 17th May. Dir: Renny Harlin. Starring: Madelaine Petsch, Gabriel Basso, Rachel Shenton.

After their car breaks down in an eerie small town, a young couple is forced to spend the night in a remote cabin. Panic ensues as they are terrorized by three masked strangers who strike with no mercy and seemingly no motive.

Nightwatch: Demons Are Forever (2023)

Shudder From Friday 17th May. Dir: Ole Bornedal. Starring: Fanny Leander Bornedal, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Alex Høgh Andersen.

Martin’s daughter, Emma, takes up a night watch job to find out what happened to her parents almost thirty years ago. A meeting with Wörmer in his cell pulls the serial killer out of his coma and sets in motion a chain of fateful events.

Landlocked (2021)

Shudder From Monday 13th May. Dir: Paul Owens. Starring: Jane Gale, Jeffrey Owens, Mason Owens.

Summoned to his soon-to-be demolished childhood home, Mason discovers a video camera that can see into the past, driving him to record as many memories as possible before the doomed house is destroyed.

Butt Boy (2019)

Shudder From Monday 13th May. Dir: Tyler Cornack. Starring: Tyler Rice, Tyler Cornack, Shelby Dash.

Detective Fox loves work and alcohol. After going to AA, his sponsor, Chip, becomes the main suspect in his investigation of a missing kid. Fox also starts to believe that people are disappearing up Chip’s butt.

The Beta Test (2021)

Shudder From Monday 13th May. Dirs: Jim Cummings & PJ McCabe. Starring: Jim Cummings, Virginia Newcomb, PJ McCabe.

An engaged Hollywood agent receives a mysterious letter for an anonymous sexual encounter and becomes ensnared in a sinister world of lying, infidelity, and digital data.

Combat Shock (1984)

Shudder From Wednesday 15th May. Dir: Buddy Giovinazzo. Starring: Rick Giovinazzo, Veronica Stork, Mitch Maglio.

A dangerously disturbed Vietnam veteran struggles with life 15 years after his return home, and slowly falls into insanity from his gritty urban lifestyle

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