This Week’s Horror Releases: 8th April

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!


The Third Saturday in October (2022)

Shudder From Monday 8th April. Dir: Jay Burleson. Starring: Darius Willis, K.J. Baker, Allison Shrum.

When a psycho goes on a murderous rampage after surviving a botched execution, only two survivors of his initial attack can stop him.

The Third Saturday in October Part V (2023)

Shudder From Monday 8th April. Dir: Jay Burleson. Starring: Kansas Bowling, Poppy Cunningham, Taylor Smith.

Follow an implacable killer as he stalks and butchers the occupants of houses across the stretch of one lone country road while the residents prepare to watch a yearly college-football bout.

Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

Shudder From Monday 8th April. Dir: Brian Yuzna. Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Claude Earl Jones.

Doctors Hebert West and Dan Cain discover the secret to creating human life and proceed to create a perfect woman from dead tissue.

Zombie (Zombie Flesh Eaters) (1979)

Shudder From Monday 8th April. Dir: Lucio Fulci. Starring: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson.

Strangers searching for a young woman’s missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately seeks the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.

Last Week’s Highlights:

The First Omen

In Cinemas from Friday 5th April. Dir: Arkasha Stevenson. Starring: Nell Tiger Free, Ralph Ineson, Sonia Braga.

A young American woman is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church, but encounters a darkness that causes her to question her faith and uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that hopes to bring about the birth of evil incarnate.

The Gates (2023)

Shudder From Monday 1st April. Dir: Stephen Hall. Starring: Esther Woods, Sarah Noll, Richard Brake.

A serial killer has been sentenced to death by electric chair in London in the 1890s, but in his final hours, he puts a curse on the prison he is in, and all of those in it.

Tin Can (2020)

Shudder From Monday 1st April. Dir: Seth A Smith. Starring: Anna Hopkins, Simon Mutabazi, Michael Ironside.

As the world faces a deadly plague, humanity’s hope for a cure lies with a scientist who awakens imprisoned in a metal chamber. She desperately works to escape her confined cell to save the last of humanity.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Shudder From Monday 1st April. Dir: Tobe Hooper. Starring: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger.

Five friends head out to rural Texas to visit the grave of a grandfather. On the way they stumble across what appears to be a deserted house, only to discover something sinister within. Something armed with a chainsaw.

Mute Witness (1995)

Shudder From Monday 1st April. Dir: Anthony Waller. Starring: Marina Zudina, Fay Ripley, Evan Richards.

A mute makeup artist working on a slasher movie being shot in Moscow, is locked in the studio after hours. While there, she witnesses a brutal murder, and must escape capture.

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

Shudder From Monday 1st April. Dir: Peter Weir. Starring: Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray.

During a rural summer picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls’ school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind.

Ju-On: The Grudge (2002)

Shudder From Monday 1st April. Dir: Takashi Shimizu. Starring: Megumi Okina, Misaki Itô, Misa Uehara.

A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003)

Shudder From Monday 1st April. Dir: Takashi Shimizu. Starring: Noriko Sakai, Chiharu Niiyama, Kei Horie.

As their curse spreads on, the ghosts find their chance to live once again through the pregnancy of a cursed woman.

Ju-On: The Curse (2000)

Shudder From Monday 1st April. Dir: Takashi Shimizu. Starring: Yûrei Yanagi, Yue, Ryôta Koyama.

A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.

Ju-On: The Curse 2 (2000)

Shudder From Monday 1st April. Dir: Takashi Shimizu. Starring: Yûrei Yanagi, Takako Fuji, Takashi Matsuyama.

On his request, the sensitive sister of a real estate agent visits a house he intends to sell, only to cross paths with its resident curse.


Shudder From Thursday 4th April. Dir: Niall Owens. Starring: Tim Creed, Fiona Hardy, Ryan McParland.

In an ordinary abandoned house – on what could be your ordinary street – a gang of desperate criminals have found something – or it has found them.

We’ll survive if we all just stick together!

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