May won’t have much to offer horror fans in terms of theatrical releases; there certainly aren’t any big-budget offerings or hotly-anticipated sequels to look forward to. There is, however, a slew of incredible horror coming down the pike in limited screenings, VOD, and Blu-ray/DVD releases. Here’s a list of everything!
Have a read and let us know what films you’re most looking forward to in the Comments section!
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Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell
Release Date: May 1, 2018 (VOD)(DVD)
Official Synopsis: Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and his son Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) find themselves up to their ears in Graboids and Ass-Blasters when they head to Canada to investigate a series of deadly giant-worm attacks. Arriving at a remote research facility in the artic tundra, Burt begins to suspect that Graboids are secretly being weaponized, but before he can prove his theory, he is sidelined by Graboid venom. With just 48 hours to live, the only hope is to create an antidote from fresh venom — but to do that, someone will have to figure out how to milk a Graboid!
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Release Date: May 1, 2018 (DVD)
Official Synopsis: Inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, (Helen Mirren), heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week mania for decades, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece, or for the brilliant Doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke) who she has summoned to the house. She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters…
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Release Date: May 1, 2018 (DVD)
Official Synopsis: Abandoned by her parents in their remote home, Stephanie survives on peanut butter and conversations with her toy turtle, while a dark supernatural force looms in the background. When her mother and father return to claim her, the malevolent power spins out of control with Stephanie at the center.
Release Date: May 1, 2018 (VOD)
Official Synopsis: Follows a young couple as their drive through the Pacific Northwest turns into a hellish nightmare.
Release Date: May 4, 2018 (Limited Theatrical)
Official Synopsis: A valet car park develops a scam to burglarize the houses of restaurant customers. Things go smoothly until he robs the wrong man and discovers a woman being held captive. Afraid of going to jail, he calls the police who find nothing when they investigate. Now the valet must endure the wrath of the kidnapper who seeks revenge on him while desperately trying to find and rescue the captive woman he left behind.
Release Date: May 4, 2018 (VOD)
Official Synopsis: Johnny Galecki (TV’s “Big Bang Theory) plays Paul Berger, an unemployed, down and out, heartbroken man searching for happiness. When Paul sees an ad for a spiritual retreat promising to restart your life, he immediately signs up, hoping to cleanse himself and fix his broken life. But after only a few days, he discovers the cleanse is releasing more than just everyday toxins… a lot more.
Release Date: May 4, 2018 (Netflix)
Official Synopsis: Ellie, a recovering drug addict, has just moved to a new city with her two teenage children. She has struggled to stay sober in the past and is determined to make it work this time, finding a stable job and regularly attending her meetings. Unfortunately, new friends, a new job, and the chance of a new life, can’t keep Ellie from slipping once again. Her life changes when she meets Christopher – a different kind of addict – which forces her daughter and son to accept a new version of Ellie.
Gehenna: Where Death Lives
Release Date: May 4, 2018 (VOD)
Official Synopsis: Five people travel to the remote, pristine Pacific island of Saipan to scout locations for their company’s new luxury resort. They find curious natives, strange dolls, and learn of historic curses, but they finally find an ideal spot. On this spot is a cave – and when they enter, what appears to be a Japanese WWII bunker turns out to be much more, and they learn that curiosity can kill, that everyone has private secrets and inner demons and that there are some places on Earth where death itself can live.
Release Date: May 11, 2018 (Limited Theatrical)
May 29, 2018 (VOD/Blu-ray)
Official Synopsis: From Dread Central Presents comes the new film from the crazed minds of director Adam Rifkin and Penn Jillette (Penn & Teller)! In this ultimate “meta-movie,” Herbert Blount (Penn Jillette) is a crowdfunding contributor for the new Adam Rifkin feature KNOCKED OFF. Unhappy with the film, he steals the footage and kidnaps actress Missi Pyle to star in his own “director’s cut!”
Release Date: May 11, 2018 (VOD)
Official Synopsis: Jen (Matilda Lutz) is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend which is suddenly disrupted when his sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip. Tension mounts in the house until the situation abruptly––and viciously––intensifies, culminating in a shocking act that leaves Jen left for dead. Unfortunately for her assailants, Jen survives and reemerges with a relentless, wrathful intent: revenge.
Release Date: May 11, 2018 (Limited Theatrical/VOD)
Official Synopsis: A hard-boiled detective becomes suspicious of an author when the incidents described in his hit novel resemble the inner-workings of an unsolved murder.
Release Date: May 18, 2018 (Netflix)
Official Synopsis: In a desperate bid to outrun a violent pandemic, Andy and Kay have holed up on a houseboat with their one-year-old daughter, Rosie. Their protected river existence is shattered by a violent attack, which sees Kay tragically die and Andy infected. Left with only 48 hours before he transforms into one of the creatures they have fought so long to evade, Andy sets out on a precarious journey to find a new guardian for his child. A flourishing Aboriginal tribe are Rosie’s best chance of survival – but with their merciless attitude toward the afflicted, they also pose a grave threat. A young Indigenous girl becomes Andy’s only chance of safe passage into this sacred community. But unfortunately the girl has no desire to return to her people – she is on a quest to cure her own infected father by returning his stolen soul. Each in their own way is seeking salvation… but they will need to work together if they hope to achieve it.
Release Date: May 25, 2018 (VOD)
Official Synopsis: A wild animal attacks six medical students on a weekend hike in the woods. One by one, they become infected with a “feral disease”, turning them into rabid, bloodthirsty creatures, and the vacation becomes a nightmare as they fight to survive each other.
Release Date: May 25, 2018 (Limited Theatrical/VOD)
Official Synopsis: A queen lays dying as her son, Prince, travels across a barren wasteland to find a near-mythical medicine to save her life. After evading violent raiders on motorbikes led by the Warlord and his enforcer, Prince meets Ash, a robotic assassin in search of its own soul. When the drug lord captures Prince, he soon finds himself in an epic battle to save the last remnants of humanity.
Lake Placid: Legacy
Release Date: May 28, 2018 (SyFy)
Official Synopsis: Taking place several years after the events of the original film, Legacy finds the team of young explorers out to reveal the secrets of an area removed from modern-day maps and hidden behind electric fences. However, once they reach the center of the lake, they discover an island that harbors an abandoned facility with a horrific legacy: the island is home to a deadly predator eager to feast on those dumb enough to ignore the warnings. But before they can turn back, our hapless heroes get dragged into a battle for their lives — and will need to work together if they hope to survive.
Release Date: May 29, 2018 (DVD)
Official Synopsis: Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide; the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another. The members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within weeks, all had died of cancer. In Annihilation, we join the twelfth expedition.
The group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain, record all observations of their surroundings and of one another, and, above all, avoid being contaminated by Area X itself. They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers―they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding ― but it’s the surprises that came across the border with them and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another that changes everything.
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It Came from the Desert
Release Date: May 29, 2018 (VOD)
Official Synopsis: IT CAME FROM THE DESERT is a motocross action film with giant ants. The film is inspired by a cult video game from 80’s made by Cinemaware.