This Week’s Horror Releases: 23rd 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!

VOD Releases

Stranger Things 4: Volume 1

Netflix, from Friday 27th May. Creators: Matt Duffer, Rose Duffer. Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder.

Season 4 of the hit sci-fi retro horror mystery picks up six months after the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to the small town of Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier.

Magic Magic (2013)

Shudder, from Monday 23rd May. Dir: Sebastian Silva. Starring: Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning.

A young woman begins to mentally unravel during a holiday in Chile, but her companions fail to notice the danger until it’s too late.

Seconds Apart (2011)

Shudder, from Monday 23rd May. Dir: Antonio Negret. Starring: Orlando Jones, Edmund Entin, Gary Entin.

After four high-school students die, Detective Lampkin learns twin brothers possess psychic prowess that they use to force people to harm themselves. When one of the brothers falls in love, jealousy builds to an epic conclusion.

A Banquet (2021)

Shudder, from Thursday 26th May. Dir: Ruth Paxton. Starring: Sienna Guillory, Jessica Alexander, Ruby Stokes.

Widowed mother Holly is radically tested when her teenage daughter Betsey experiences a profound enlightenment and insists that her body is no longer her own, but in service to a higher power. Bound to her newfound faith, Betsey refuses to eat but loses no weight. In an agonising dilemma, torn between love and fear, Holly is forced to confront the boundaries of her own beliefs.

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Last Week’s Highlights:

Halloween Kills (2021)

NOW TV, from Friday 20th May. Dir: David Gordon Green. Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak.

Surviving victims of Michael Myers form a vigilante mob and vow to end his reign of terror after they discover that he is still alive.

Errors of the Human Body (2012)

Shudder, from Monday 16th May. Dir: Eron Sheean. Starring: Michael Eklund, Karoline Herfurth, Tomas Lemarquis.

When a potentially lethal virus is created within his new lab, Dr Geoff Burton is shocked to discover he is not only the unwitting cause, but also its first victim.

Husk (2011)

Shudder, from Monday 16th May. Dir: Brett Simmons. Starring: Devon Graye, Wes Chatcham, C.J. Thomason.

A group of friends stranded near a desolate cornfield find shelter in an old farmhouse, though they soon discover the dwelling is the center of a supernatural ritual.

The Found Footage Phenomenon (2021)

Shudder, from Thursday 19th May. Dir: Sarah Appleton & Phillip Escott. Starring: Dean Alioto, Stefan Avalos, James Cullen Bressack.

The Found Footage Phenomenon is an independent documentary charting the origins of the found footage sub-genre, tracking it through to the technique’s current form, and asking what the future is.

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