‘Scream’ Comes Home and 7 Other Horror Movies Releasing This Week!

The big new horror release for this week is the Digital HD arrival of this year’s Scream, the brand new sequel coming home after an $80 million domestic box office run.

Hailed as “a breathless, razor-sharp slasher worthy of the legacy” by our very own Meagan Navarro (review), Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group’s much-anticipated new Scream arrives for purchase on Digital today, March 1, 2022, with killer bonus content!

We will be celebrating later this week with a watch party (clear your calendar for 6 PM PST on Thursday, March 3) featuring director duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett (Ready or Not, V/H/S, Southbound) and executive producer Chad Villella of Radio Silence.

What else can you expect this week? Here’s all the new horror for March 1-6, 2022

Takashi Shimizu, director of Marebito, Ju-On: The Grudge, and the U.S. remake of The Grudge, is back today with Suicide Forest Village, a brand new J-horror offering that’s now available On Demand & Digital HD via Cinedigm. Suicide Forest Village is inspired by the dreaded Aokigahara Forest at the base of Mt. Fuji known for its frequent suicides and hauntings.

SCREAMBOX will stream the horror film exclusively on May 6.

“When a group of friends come across a mysterious box, they unleash a curse that quickly spreads to those around them. The source of the box is the Jukai Village, where it is said that the land holds a grudge against trespassers and anyone that enters it, cannot escape alive.”

'Hell Is Empty' Brings Upon the End of a Cult [Trailer]

Also available on Digital and On Demand platforms today, director Jo Shaffer‘s indie horror movie Hell Is Empty comes from 1091 Pictures. You can watch the trailer below.

In the film, “A self-styled messiah initiates a teenage runaway into his cult of sister-wives, upsetting the delicate balance of their community fixated on sin and salvation. As the family descends into violence, two of the women plot a daring escape.”

Co-written by Shaffer and Adam DeSantesHell Is Empty stars Spencer Peppet, Nia Farrell, Travis Mitchell, Laura Resinger, AYA, Meredith Antoian, and  Liam Ouweleen.

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The other new horror release for today is the indie shark attack movie Beneath the Surface, available on VOD and DVD from Devilworks and New Era Entertainment.

The water-set film tells the story of a young woman – once attacked by a great white – on a family boating vacation where she must face her demons if she is to step back in the water.

Starring Georgie Banks (Last Night in Soho, It Came from Below, Hatched), Nicola Wright (Jurassic Island, The Jack in the Box: Awakening), Beatrice Fletcher (Shockwaves) and Annie Knox (Pandemonium), the film was produced by Proportion Productions LTD.

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The Weekend Away. (L to R) Ziad Bakri as Zain, Leighton Meester as Beth in The Weekend Away. Cr. Ivan Šardi/Netflix ©2022

We jump over to Thursday, March 3rd for this next release, and it’ll be found exclusively over on Netflix. This latest Netflix Original thriller is titled The Weekend Away.

In the Netflix thriller, “A weekend getaway to Croatia goes awry when a woman is accused of killing her best friend and her efforts to get to the truth uncover a painful secret.”

Leighton Meester, Christina Wolfe, Ziad Bakri, and Luke Norris star.

The Weekend Away is based on the book by Sarah AldersonKim Farrant directed.

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It’s not exactly a horror movie but since director Matt Reeves has been referring to The Batman as being “almost a horror movie,” we figure we’d mentioned it’s out this Friday.

The Batman (read Meagan’s rave review) will be playing only in theaters.

“Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.

“When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.”

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Searchlight Pictures (The Night House) is serving up their next horror entrée, Mimi Cave‘s Fresh, this Friday, March 4th, which will be streaming exclusively over on Hulu.

Fresh looks at “the horrors of modern dating seen through one young woman’s defiant battle to survive her new boyfriend’s unusual appetites.”

“Frustrated by scrolling dating apps only to end up on lame, tedious dates, Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones) takes a chance by giving her number to the awkwardly charming Steve (Sebastian Stan) after a produce-section meet-cute at the grocery store. During a subsequent date at a local bar, sassy banter gives way to a chemistry-laden hookup, and a smitten Noa dares to hope that she might have actually found a real connection with the dashing cosmetic surgeon. She accepts Steve’s invitation to an impromptu weekend getaway, only to find that her new paramour has been hiding some unusual appetites.”

Fresh had its World Premiere at January’s Sundance Film Festival where Meagan reviewed the film, writing that Fresh “serves up carnivorous but unsatisfying meat-cute tale.

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Inspired by Invasion of the Body Snatchers, horror legend Tony Todd stars in indie movie The Changed, coming to select theaters and On Demand this Friday, March 4, 2022.

From writer/director Michael Mongillo (Being Michael Madsen), “Something has taken possession of the hearts and minds of the populace. Kim (Clare Foley), Mac (Jason Alan Smith), and Jane (Carlee Avers) try to convince themselves it’s paranoia, but before long the city is besieged by the changed. By the time they realize an alien intelligence has merged with their neighbor, Bill (Tony Todd), a horde of changed is amassing outside their suburban home.”

Tony Todd recently told Bloody Disgusting, “[Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a] totally different movie. It’s not the same movie. That’s an easy tagline, because in Body Snatchers, they just take over your body, right? With their pods. This isn’t quite the same. People wake up and they’re changed, but the thing is that they look the same as they did before, you know?

“So it’s a soul thing, more than a body experience, sort of like a Rapture moment. And at the end of the day, you never know whose side is correct. There is no “good versus evil”.”

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Dark Sky Films will be releasing Gia Elliot’s horror thriller and festival favorite Take Back The Nightfeaturing The Collection‘s Emma Fitzpatrick, this Friday in limited theaters and VOD.

Fitzpatrick, who co-wrote the screenplay with Elliot, stars as Jane, who launches a vigilante campaign to hunt the beast that attacked her.

“Finding herself the victim of a violent monster attack, Jane launches a vigilante campaign to hunt the beast that tried to kill her. Jane’s efforts intensify, but her troubling history of drug use and mental illness bubbles to the surface causing her family, community, and authorities to question the authenticity of her account. Suddenly alone in her fight, Jane starts to doubt her own memory of the attack…to doubt if Monster exists at all.”

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The final new horror release comes on Sunday when Starz premieres their new horror-comedy series “Shining Vale,” which bookends the week with Courteney Cox-starring horror.

“Shining Vale” premieres with two episodes Sunday, March 6, 2022.

The half-hour series from Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan also stars Mira Sorvino, Greg Kinnear, Merrin Dungey, Judith Light, Gus Birney and Dylan Gage.

“Shining Vale” is a horror comedy about a dysfunctional family that moves from the city to a small town into a house in which terrible atrocities have taken place. But no one seems to notice except for Pat, who’s convinced she’s either depressed or possessed – turns out, the symptoms are exactly the same.

Dearbhla Walsh (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) directed and executive produced the pilot.

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‘Scream’ Comes Home and 7 Other Horror Movies Releasing This Week!