It’s the final week of July and two more new horror movies are headed onto the big screen this weekend. They’ll have to compete with the #Barbenheimer phenomenon, but both new horror releases look to bring very different counter programming to the box office. One is the next rated “R” fright fest from A24, while the other is a horror-comedy built for families.
Here’s all the new horror releasing July 25– July 30, 2023!
First up, a tragedy leads two dysfunctional families to intertwine in disturbing ways in SCREAMBOX Exclusive Repulse, now streaming on the Bloody Disgusting-powered platform.
The bleak, brutal Czech film harkens back to boundary-pushing horror like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes.
In the film, Kateřina and Robert raise their young daughter in a luxurious modern villa, but their family life can hardly be called harmonious. In contrast, Viktor lives with his mother in a semi-dilapidated house in a remote area, but their family relationships are no healthier – albeit in a very different way.
Wild Eye Releasing and director John Migliore have unleashed Ouija Shark 2 today, a sequel to the first film from back in 2020. The film is next headed to Blu-ray on August 15.
It is #SharkWeek this week, after all. In Ouija Shark 2…
“When the Ouija Shark emerges from Hell to cause havoc once more on earth, a sorcerer with a history of fighting the ghostly great white must follow it into a multiverse hellscape for one final battle. But this time he is bringing along some friends to help send the shark into oblivion.”
Deborah Jayne Reilly Smith, Kylie Gough, Simon Wheeldon and John Migliore star.
The Resident Evil franchise is back this week with Capcom’s new animated movie Resident Evil: Death Island, unleashed onto Digital outlets along with 4K & Blu-ray today.
Directed by Eiichiro Hasumi (“Assassination Classroom”) from a screenplay by Makoto Fukami (“Psycho-Pass”), Resident Evil: Death Island is a sequel to 2017’s Resident Evil: Vendetta, featuring the voice talents of Matthew Mercer, Stephanie Panisello, Kevin Dorman, Nicole Tompkins, and Erin Cahill.
In San Francisco, Jill Valentine is dealing with a zombie outbreak and a new T-Virus, Leon Kennedy is on the trail of a kidnapped DARPA scientist, and Claire Redfield is investigating a monstrous fish that is killing whales in the bay.
Joined by Chris Redfield and Rebecca Chambers, the team discovers that the trail of clues from their separate cases all converge on the same location, Alcatraz Island, where a new evil has taken residence and awaits their arrival.
Move over Ouija boards, the newest occult party game is here. A24’s critically acclaimed new horror movie Talk to Me will release exclusively in movie theaters on Friday, July 28.
Talk to Me marks the feature directorial debut of twin brother filmmakers Danny and Michael Philippou, best known for their popular YouTube channel, RackaRacka, which boasts a following of 6.7M subscribers.
The brutal terror of Talk to Me unfolds when “a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand; they become hooked on the new thrill until one of them goes too far and unleashes terrifying supernatural forces.” Sophia Wilde, Miranda Otto, Alexandra Jensen, Joe Bird, Otis Djanji, and Zoe Terakes star.
In her Sundance review for BD, Meagan Navarro wrote, “Talk to Me delivers an intense, nightmarish horror movie that’ll leave you breathless.” Her review continued, “There’s a refreshing ruthlessness to this cautionary tale that plays like a surge of adrenaline; it makes for one hell of an introduction to Danny and Michael Philippou’s brand of horror.”
Disney’s Haunted Mansion opens up for business in theaters on July 28, director Justin Simien’s brand new live action adaptation of the popular theme park attraction.
LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Rosario Dawson, and Danny DeVito star, with Jamie Lee Curtis as Madame Leota and Jared Leto as the Hatbox Ghost.
Winona Ryder, Dan Levy, and Hasan Minhaj will also appear in the new movie.
“In this mysterious adventure, a doctor (Dawson) and her 9-year-old son (Chase Dillon), looking to start a new life, move into a strangely affordable mansion in New Orleans, only to discover that the place is much more than they bargained for. Desperate for help, they contact a priest (Wilson), who, in turn, enlists the aid of a widowed scientist-turned failed-paranormal expert (Stanfield), a French Quarter psychic (Haddish) and a crotchety historian (DeVito).”
Katie Dippold (Ghostbusters 2016) wrote the new movie’s script for Disney.
Nicolas Cage stars alongside Joel Kinnaman in the psychological thriller Sympathy for the Devil, which RLJE Films will release exclusively in theaters on July 28.
Watch the official trailer for Sympathy for the Devil below, which looks to feature another wild Cage performance that this time will allow him to chew scenery as the Devil himself.
In director Yuval Adler’s (Bethlehem) thriller, “After being forced to drive a mysterious passenger (Nicolas Cage) at gunpoint, a man (Joel Kinnaman) finds himself in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse where it becomes clear that not everything is as it seems.”
Luke Paradise (Lost on a Mountain in Maine) wrote the script.
Blue Fox Entertainment is getting set to unleash Greg Pritikin‘s The Mistress, a supernatural haunter that will be opening in theaters and on VOD on Friday, July 28.
When newlyweds move into their dream home, they unleash a horrifying spirit…
In the film, “Maddie and Parker move into their dream home when they discover old letters from a lovelorn woman who lived there over 100 years ago. Parker experiences ghostly disturbances while Maddie suspects he’s hiding something dark from his past.”
John Magaro, Chasten Harmon, Kat Cunning, Aylya Marzolf, Alexandra Grey, James Carpinello, and Rae Dawn Chong star in The Mistress for Blue Fox Entertainment.
On the small screen this week, don’t forget that “The Witcher” Season 3 Volume 2 premieres on July 27, while Peacock’s “Twisted Metal” series also premieres this Thursday.