I did this here the past few years and figured I might as well do it again. I doubt anyone uses this, but I use it as a checklist of horror movies to watch throughout the Halloween season. 2018 2017 SEPTEMBER: 3rd: Scooby Doo! Return To Zombie Island (VOD and WalMart Exclusive DVD / wide retail DVD on October 1st) - With their retirement called off, Scooby Doo and his friends continue to solve mysteries. When they run out of mysteries to solve, Mystery Inc. goes on vacation to a strange remote island they may have visited before. Things get really scary when zombies attack the resort. Will the gang finally solve the mystery of Zombie Island? And more importantly, will they survive to tell the tale? Gags The Clown (VOD) - The film takes place eight days since the clown first showed up in Green Bay, WI. Now, over the course of one night, four different groups of people cross paths with the clown everyone calls “Gags” and his true intentions are finally revealed. 6th: It: Chapter Two (theatrical) - In the sleepy town of Derry, the evil clown Pennywise returns 27 years later to torment the grown-up members of the Losers' Club, who have long since drifted apart from one another. Discussion Thread Satanic Panic (VOD / blu-ray + DVD on October 22nd) - Sam’s first day as a pizza delivery driver is not going according to plan. At the end of a long day and not enough tips, her last delivery turns out to be for a group of Satanists looking for someone to sacrifice. Now in a fight for her life, Sam must fend off witches, evil spells and demonic creatures, all while trying to keep her body – and soul – intact. Discussion Thread The Fanatic (VOD) - Moose is a rabid movie fan who's obsessed with his favorite celebrity action hero, Hunter Dunbar. When cheated out of his opportunity to meet Hunter, Moose gets help from a photographer who knows how to find celebrity homes. When Moose's actions begin to take a darker turn, Dunbar soon finds himself at the mercy of his increasingly dangerous stalker. Into The Dark: Pure (VOD / HULU) - In this female coming-of-age horror story, several teen girls perform a secret ritual at a purity retreat and, when one of them begins to see a supernatural entity, the terrifying question emerges, what is more dangerous: the demon they’ve unleashed, or the pressure to conform to their fathers’ expectations? Discussion Thread 10th: Mr. Mercedes: Season Three (TV / AT&T Audience Network) - When beloved local author John Rothstein is found murdered, Hodges, Holly, and Jerome, along with local police, must track down his killer. But this case is more complex than the cold-blooded killing of an American icon. Unpublished novels of Rothstein’s were stolen from his home, and they are worth millions. As the case unfolds, the trio learns that although Brady may be gone, his depravity lives on in the lives of his victims. Discussion Thread 12th: The I-Land (VOD / NETFLIX) - You were chosen for a reason. Paradise awaits. In this sci-fi adventure series, ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory and soon discover this world is not as it seems. Tigers Are Not Afraid (VOD / SHUDDER) - A haunting horror fairytale set against the backdrop of Mexico’s devastating drug wars, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID follows a group of orphaned children armed with three magical wishes, running from the ghosts that haunt them and the cartel that murdered their parents. Filmmaker Issa López creates a world that recalls the early films of Guillermo del Toro, imbued with her own gritty urban spin on magical realism to conjure a wholly unique experience that audiences will not soon forget. 13th: Haunt (VOD / DVD on October 15th) - On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an "extreme" haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some monsters are real. Discussion Thread Depraved (VOD) - The legend of Frankenstein gets a provocative modern update in the stylishly disturbing new film from indie horror master Larry Fessenden. Suffering from PTSD following his stint as an army medic, Henry now works feverishly in his Brooklyn laboratory to forget the death he witnessed overseas by creating life in the form of a man cobbled together from body parts. After procuring a brain from an unwitting victim, his creation Adam is born. But it soon seems that giving life to Adam was the easy part; teaching him how to live in a dark and troubled world may be perilous. Freaks (limited theatrical / blu-ray + DVD on December 10th) - Directors Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein's FREAKS portrays the story of 7-year-old Chloe (Lexy Kolker), who lives in both fear under her father's (Emile Hirsch) protective and paranoid control, and fascination of the outside world, where Abnormals create a constant threat - or so she believes. When a mysterious stranger (Bruce Dern) offers her a glimpse of what's really happening outside, Chloe soon finds that while the truth isn't so simple, the danger is very real. Marianne (VOD / NETFLIX) - When a novelist realizes her terrifying stories are coming true, she returns to her hometown to face the demons from her past that inspire her writing. Riot Girls (VOD / DVD on November 5th) - After all the adults are wiped out from a mysterious disease, the surviving kids split into two groups: the have not Eastsiders vs. the tyrannical Westside Titans. When one of their own is captured by the Titans, it’s up to punk rockers and best friends Nat and Scratch to lead the East side teens on a deadly, high-octane mission that forever alters the future of Potter’s Bluff. 16th: 3 From Hell (Theatrical FATHOM Event / 4K + Blu-ray + DVD on October 15th) - First there was "House of 1000 Corpses". Then there was "The Devil's Rejects". Now, from writer/director Rob Zombie comes the next blood-soaked chapter in the most violent crime saga in history… "3 From Hell". Discussion Thread 17th: Polaroid (VOD) - From the producer of IT and IT Chapter 2, a high school loner, Bird Fitcher, has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn't take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end. Candy Corn (Blu-ray / VOD) - It’s the eve of Halloween in Grove Hill, Ohio. A traveling carnival is in town for the weekend and local outcast, Jacob Atkins, has been hired as one of the freaks in the event’s main attraction, “Dr. Death’s Side Show Spook House Spectacular.” When a group of bullies target Jacob for their annual hazing, things go too far and he winds up dead. Now, Dr. Death has resurrected Jacob as an unstoppable killer to seek revenge on those who wronged him. The Last Kids On Earth (VOD / NETFLIX) - When zombies and monsters invade his hometown, a scrappy boy teams up with his friends to survive the apocalypse. Based on the popular book series. 18th: American Horror Story: 1984 (TV / FX) - The season has been described as being heavily influenced by 1980s classic horror slasher films such as Halloween and Friday The 13th. Discussion Thread 19th: Hell House LLC III: Lake Of Fire (VOD / SHUDDER) - Set one year after the events of Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel, the hotel is on the verge of being torn down when it is purchased by billionaire Russell Wynn as the new home for his popular interactive show, “Insomnia.” He invites journalist Venessa Sheppard and her crew to record everything happening inside the hotel leading up to the performance, but they soon encounter a more nefarious plot, one that threatens to unleash a veritable hell on earth. Discussion Thread 20th: Villains (theatrical) - Mickey (Bill Skarsgard) and Jules (Maika Monroe) are lovers on the run, headed southbound for a fresh start in the Sunshine State. When their car dies after a gas station robbery, they break into a nearby house looking for a new set of wheels. What they find instead is a dark secret, and a sweet-as-pie pair of homeowners (Jeffrey Donovan, Kyra Sedgwick) who will do anything to keep it from getting out. Discussion Thread Corporate Animals (VOD) - An egotistical megalomaniac CEO leads her staff on a corporate team-building trip that involves a weekend of caving in New Mexico. When they become trapped underground after a cave-in, the group must pull together to survive. Bloodline (VOD / Blu-ray + DVD on October 22nd) - Evan (Seann William Scott) values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, and newborn son learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Ambition (VOD / Blu-ray + DVD on November 5th) - Jude is an intense, driven musician preparing for the biggest performance of her life. Her ambition could end up killing her. As her competitors begin to die bizarre deaths, she recognizes a pattern that seems to connect her. Is she next? Her suspicions are confirmed in a climax that puts into question her chances for survival, and sanity. Inspired by thrillers such a Carrie and Black Swan, Ambition creates a world where desire and revenge converge into a questionable reality. Directed by New Line Cinema founder Bob Shaye. 24th: One Cut Of The Dead (VOD / SHUDDER) - While shooting a low-budget zombie film in an abandoned warehouse, the crew find themselves caught between actual zombies and a mad director who won’t stop rolling. If you think you know what happens next, think again. Filmmaker Shinichiro Ueda turns the film on its head more than once for one of the wildest, funniest, and most surprising zombie movies of all time. Discussion Thread The Black String (DVD / VOD) - After Jonathan (Frankie Muniz) hooks up with sexy Dena through a swingers’ hotline, he becomes incredibly ill. Suffering from blackouts and hallucinations, Jonathan’s life begins to fall apart. He becomes convinced that he’s the helpless victim of an evil cult that cursed him with deadly mystical forces beyond his control. But is this supernatural threat real or all in Jonathan’s troubled mind? This riveting horror-thriller will leave you shaken long after it’s all done. 25th: Glitch: Season Three (VOD / NETFLIX) - James Hayes is a small town policeman in Yoorana, Victoria. He is called to the local cemetery in the middle of the night after seven people have risen from the dead in perfect health but with no memory of their identities. They are determined to discover who they are and what has happened to them. James struggles to keep the case hidden from his colleagues, his family, and the world, with the help of local doctor Elishia McKellar. The seven people are all linked in some way, and the search begins for someone who knows the truth about how and why they have returned. The final season. 26th: Creepshow (VOD / SHUDDER) - George A. Romero and Stephen King’s iconic ‘80s horror anthology returns as an all-new Shudder Original series from executive producer Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead). Creepshow features stories from horror luminaries like Stephen King, Joe Hill, Josh Malerman, Joe Lansdale and others, with segments directed by Nicotero, Tom Savini, Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, John Harrison and Rob Schrab, and a cast that includes Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito and Tobin Bell. It’s the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! Discussion Thread Evil (TV / CBS) - Evil is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter as they investigate the Church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there is a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. 27th: Extra Ordinary (limited theatrical) - Rose, a mostly sweet and mostly lonely Irish small-town driving instructor, must use her supernatural talents to save the daughter of Martin (also mostly sweet and lonely) from a washed-up rock star who is using her in a Satanic pact to reignite his fame. Discussion Thread The Death Of Dick Long (limited theatrical) - In small-town Alabama, Zeke and Earl scramble to cover up the unlikely and illegal events that led to their friend's death while trying to dodge their families, the cops and one horrified medical examiner. In The Shadow Of The Moon (VOD / NETFLIX) - In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas Lockhart (Boyd Holbrook), hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer who mysteriously resurfaces every nine years. But when the killer’s crimes begin to defy all scientific explanation, Locke’s obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his career, his family, and possibly his sanity. Directed by Jim Mickle and also starring Michael C. Hall and Cleopatra Coleman, In the Shadow of the Moon is a genre-blending psychological thriller that examines the power of time, and how its passing can either bring us together or tear us apart. Prey (VOD / DVD on November 5th) - To help rehabilitate a high school senior for behavioral issues, he is placed on a uninhabited island, but soon finds he is not alone. Being discovered could prove deadly. From Blumhouse Productions. The Curse Of Buckout Road (VOD) - A college class project on creation and destruction of modern myth, turns terrifying when a trio of young people come to realize the urban legends surrounding the famed Buckout Road may, in fact, be REAL. Bliss (VOD / Blu-ray + DVD on November 12th) - A brilliant painter turns to anything she can to complete her masterpiece, spiraling into a hallucinatory hellscape of drugs, sex, and murder.