Sanchez Why it's great: The writer of the fantastic 2007 chiller The Orphanage makes his directorial debut with this half-conventional, half-twisted tale of four young siblings who live in their horrific mansion by themselves long after their mother passes away. Under the guidance of government official Mr. Where to watch it: Netflix 39. Reeling from the death of his mother whose funeral is the setting for the aforementioned opener , and coping with an impending divorce from his ex Jocelyn DeBoer and the cold-shoulder treatment from his fourth-grader daughter Kendal Farr , Jim begins to lose it at home and at work, this despite the best efforts of his kindhearted partner Nican Robinson. In his first performance in six years, Clint Eastwood brings an elegiac gracefulness and good humor—not to mention defiant toughness—to the role of a 90-year-old flower aficionado named Earl who opts to work as a drug runner in The Mule. It's about a bunch of crooks hiding out in a warehouse while their recent heist falls apart. Where to watch it: Shudder 44.
And some of those monster moments are actually pretty cool! Bullet Head Release date: January 9 Cast: John Malkovich, Adrien Brody, Antonio Banderas Director: Paul Solet Grace Why it's great: Remember the badass 1992 action flick Trespass? When the 1980s pop culture-obsessed Halliday dies, he leaves a digital treasure hunt behind and the winner will get his fortune. Zhao amalgamates fact and fiction for her sophomore behind-the-camera effort, as her story is based, in part, on the life of actor Brady Jandreau here cast alongside his own relatives and acquaintances in his native South Dakota. Jackson, John Ratzenberger, Brad Bird, Michael Bird, Huck Milner, Jonathan Banks, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Sophia Bush, Phil LaMarr, and Isabella Rossellini About: In this sequel to Pixar's 2004 hit, The Incredibles, Elastigirl takes centerstage, saving the world while Mr. It's not pretty, and the violence should resonate even more in our current climate. Where to watch it: Shudder 32. Release date: February 25 Cast: Sandra Escacena, Bruna Gonzalez, Claudia Placer Director: Paco Plaza Why it's great: The co-director of the tries his hand at a slightly more familiar sort of occult film. What it lacks in a supernatural element it's about a group of kids who become convinced that their neighbor is a killer it more than makes up for in mood, tone, and suspense.
There's nothing here you haven't seen before, but this one still makes for a serviceable scare flick if you're having a sleepover party or something like that. It takes a little while to warm up but pays off rather creepily. Directed by Matthew Heineman Cartel Land, City of Ghosts , this jagged, riveting drama details the acclaimed career of Colvin, whose fearless expeditions to global hot-spots to capture the human face of war took an immense toll on her psyche. This one earns points for being a lot more contemplative than most zombie flicks, which means it's more about the ideas than the carnage. Terrorists break in and The Rock has to save the day. Either way, things get pretty nasty.
A bountiful anthology of Western tales from Joel and Ethan Coen, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs lavishes the classical genre with love while nonetheless dissecting it with a sharp analytical eye. It's a gruesome joke, and fortunately Cage and Blair are in on it. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis About: After everything that went down in Captain America: Civil War, King T'Challa returns home to Wakanda to lead his country, but is challenged for the throne. This eerie Argentine import owes more than a little to the atmosphere and the jump scares of the best Japanese horror films, but it also moves well and keeps the jolts coming. You know, as you do. The Meg Release date: August 10 Cast: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Ruby Rose Director: Jon Turtletaub National Treasure Why it's great: It's not nearly as nasty as horror fans wanted, but heck, a giant shark flick is still a giant shark flick. The Appearance Release date: December 8 Cast: Jake Stormoen, Kristian Nairn, Adam Johnson Director: Kurt Knight We All Fall Down Why it's great: There's something irresistible about the idea of a horror story set in a medieval-ish setting -- provided the filmmakers have the talent to deliver a compelling story -- and that's certainly the case with this dark and gruesome tale of murder and inquisition inside a grim and uninviting monastery.
This movie, the fourth in the franchise, takes place between Predator 2 and Predators. In the steampunk-vibey movie, London is the villain. It's also shot really well and boasts a solid sense of humor. Although there certainly is some of the latter. Insidious: The Last Key Release date: January 5 Cast: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson Director: Adam Robitel The Taking of Deborah Logan Why it's great: Not every horror franchise can squeeze legitimate jolts from its audience on a fourth movie, but there's always been a low-key sense of quality to the Insidious series. But once the scary stuff hits the screen, this unrelated follow-up not only manages to find its own feet, it delivers a third-act roller coaster that will exhaust mild-mannered viewers.
It certainly has the same plot, only this time the residence being invaded is a trailer instead of a house. The psychosexual hallucinatory heavy-metal grindhouse revenge saga of your cinematic dreams, Mandy is a midnight movie of mythic madness. Hailee Steinfeld stars as the girl who learns her yellow Beetle is more than just a car. Repeatedly thrust together and torn apart by their ardent passion, Wiktor Tomasz Kot and Zula Joanna Kulig meet in Poland in the late 1940s when he hires her to be a member of his folk music troupe. Release date: June 15 Starring: Craig T.
Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Where to watch it: Netflix 46. Summer of '84 Release date: August 10 Cast: Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery Director: François Simard, Anouk Whissell. Awash in existential doubt and despair, Zama tends to mundane magisterial tasks, flirts with a noblewoman Lola Dueñas , and vainly requests transfer back home to see his wife and kids—the last of which is pointedly, and hilariously, dramatized during a scene in which a llama wanders into the frame behind Zama, accentuating his absurdity. Downrange Release date: April 26 Cast: Kelly Connaire, Anthony Kirlew, Stephanie Pearson Director: Ryuhei Kitamura The Midnight Meat Train Why it's great: It's a fairly simple set-up: a bunch of young people are on their way to somewhere fun when a flat tire derails the road trip. Release date: April 13 Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan About: Based on the popular video game of the same name, Rampage is about a gorilla who grows to an absurd size thanks to an experiment gone wrong and must help the humans stop two other super-sized monster animals from destroying Chicago.
In this case, the slasher antagonist is a hidden sniper with wildly impressive aim, which gives this intense, brutal thriller ample opportunity to show what a high-powered rifle can do. It all makes sense in the end. Where to watch it: Rent on Redbox; coming to Shudder in 2019 34. This is a pretty old-fashioned tale of a suspicious suicide and an allegedly haunted convent, but it's crafted with obvious care, not to mention affection for the horror matinee classics of the 1940s. Release date: June 8 Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter About: An all-female reboot of the Ocean's 11 franchise, Ocean's 8 follows a team of thieves intent on stealing a very valuable piece of jewelry at the Met Ball.
Release date: February 16 Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Ice Cube, Ice-T, Bill Paxton, and Bill Sadler. Limetorrents 2018 is an alternate of former Limetorrents. His three female leads, meanwhile, are equally tremendous: pitiful and bitter Colman, cunning and ruthless Weisz, and clever and amoral Stone. Elsie Fisher is a revelation as thirteen-year-old Kayla, whose day-to-day existence on the cusp of middle school graduation is defined by social media, squabbles with her single dad Josh Hamilton , and social anxiety and ostracism. Where to watch it: Shudder 47.
Hell Fest Release date: September 28 Cast: Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, Tony Todd Director: Gregory Plotkin Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Why it's great: It's an old-fashioned slasher flick throwback set in a horror-themed carnival. Satan's Slaves Release date: October 4 Cast: Bront Palarae, Tara Basro, Endy Arfian Director: Joko Anwar Ritual Why it's great: A remake of the 1982 Indonesian cult classic of the same name, this creep-fest deals with possession, resurrection, long-forgotten family secrets, and frequent doses of really effective jolts, scares, and gore. Release date: April 27 Starring: Robert Downey Jr. In Mom and Dad, a mysterious ailment makes caregivers want to kill their own children. Honorable Mention: Dead Souls, The Sisters Brothers, Hold the Dark, November, Revenge, Terrified, BlacKkKlansman, Sweet Country, Let the Sunshine In, Can You Ever Forgive Me? Terrified Release date: October 11 Cast: Norberto Gonzalo, Maxi Ghione, Elvira Onetta Director: Demian Rugna Why it's great: Haunted houses are fairly common in horror cinema, but haunted neighborhoods? It's just a bunch of colorful characters chasing down -- and frequently getting killed by -- everyone's favorite interstellar big game hunter. Don't Leave Home Release date: September 14 Cast: Mark Lawrence, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Karrie Cox Director: Michael Tully Septien Why it's great: This is most assuredly a full-bore.