2018 is off to a much slower start than 2017—at least where horror movies are concerned. At this time last year, we’d already seen Split and Get Out, 2 movies indicative of many more quality genre flicks that followed. While The Ritual was a crowd-pleaser and Hellraiser: Judgment got a surprisingly warm reception, we’ve been disappointed by big-budget offerings like Winchester and The Cloverfield Paradox.
Hopefully, things will pick up in March. The Strangers: Prey at Night and Pacific Rim: Uprising are perhaps the only nationwide theatrical horror release next month, but we’re also looking forward to The Endless and Death House. Give everything coming down the pike a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
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Death House (Directed by Harrison Smith)
Release Date: March 2, 2018 (Limited Theatrical)
Official Synopsis: Two federal agents fight their way through nine levels of Hell inside a secret prison known as the Death House. A facility-wide prison break turns their flight into a tour of horrors as they push toward the ultimate evil housed in the lowest depths of the earth.
Mohawk (Directed by Ted Geoghegan)
Release Date: March 2, 2018 (VOD)
Official Synopsis: After one of her tribe sets an American soldiers’ camp ablaze, a young female Mohawk finds herself pursued by a ruthless band of renegades bent on revenge. Fleeing deep into the woods, Mohawk youths Oak and Calvin confront the bloodthirsty Colonel Holt and his soldiers. As the Americans seem to close in from all sides, the trio must summon every resource both real and supernatural as the brutal attack escalates.
The Ravenous (Directed by Robin Aubert)
Release Date: March 2, 2018 (Netflix)
Official Synopsis: In a small, remote village in upstate Quebec, things have changed. Locals are not the same anymore – their bodies are breaking down and they have turned against their loved ones. A handful of survivors goes hiding into the woods, looking for others like them.
Midnighters (Directed by Julius Ramsay)
Release Date: March 2, 2018 (VOD)
Official Synopsis: Midnight, New Year’s Eve: when all the hopes of new beginnings come to life – except for Lindsey and Jeff Pittman, whose strained marriage faces the ultimate test after they cover up a terrible crime and find themselves entangled in a Hitchcockian web of deceit and madness. From director Julius Ramsay, Midnighters is a layered, enigmatic thriller set in the Gothic backwoods of New England – the perfect place to get away with murder.
Flay (Directed by Eric Pham)
Release Date: March 6, 2018 (VOD)
Official Synopsis: Returning home after the mysterious death of her mother, an estranged daughter struggles to reconnect with her brother and escape the curse of the faceless spirit who haunts them.
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The Sandman (Directed by Peter Sullivan)
Release Date: March 6, 2018 (DVD)
Official Synopsis: Revolves around eight-year-old ‘Madison’ (Shae Smolik) who, when her father is found dead, goes to live with her aunt ‘Claire’ (Haylie Duff), a struggling artist in a nearby city. It isn’t long before Claire realizes that the young girl has unusual powers, including the ability to manifest a frightening boogeyman she calls “The Sandman.” Claire quickly begins to suspect that the Sandman might be responsible not only for the death of Madison’s father, but many other victims across the country. With a clandestine government agency closing in on the young girl, Claire and Madison will have to work together to find a way to stop the Sandman before he claims his next victim.
The Strangers: Prey at Night (Directed by Johannes Roberts)
Release Date: March 9, 2018 (Theaters)
Official Synopsis: A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive.
Children of the Corn: Runaway (Directed by John Gulager)
Release Date: March 13, 2018 (VOD)(DVD)
Official Synopsis: Tells the story of young, pregnant Ruth, who escapes a murderous child cult in a small Midwestern town. She spends the next decade living anonymously in an attempt to spare her son the horrors that she experienced as a child. Ruth and her son end up in a small Oklahoma town, but something is following her. Now, she must confront this evil or lose her child.
The Shape of Water (Directed by Guillermo del Toro)
Release Date: March 13, 2018 (DVD)
Official Synopsis: An otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.
Pacific Rim: Uprising (Directed by Steven S. DeKnight)
Release Date: March 23, 2018 (Theaters)
Official Synopsis: John Boyega’s plays the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) — who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.
Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious‘ Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.
Unsane (Directed by Steven Soderbergh)
Release Date: March 23, 2018 (Theaters)
Official Synopsis: A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear–but is it real or is it a product of her delusion?
The Endless (Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead)
Release Date: March 23, 2018 (Limited)
Official Synopsis: Follows two brothers who return to the death cult from which they fled a decade ago, to find that there might be some truth to the group’s otherworldly beliefs.
Pyewacket (Directed by Adam MacDonald)
Release Date: March 23, 2018 (VOD)
Official Synopsis: A frustrated girl attempts an occult ritual in order to kill her mother, but awakens something sinister in the woods instead.
Terrifier (Directed by Damien Leone)
Release Date: March 27, 2018 (VOD)
Official Synopsis: On their way home from partying, Tara (Jenna Kanell) and Dawn (Catherine Corcoran) cross paths with a mysterious clown on Halloween night. What begins as a seemingly innocent encounter soon takes a turn for the worse as the clown’s playful antics become the prelude to something much more terrifying: The stranger is a sadistic madman named Art the Clown who murders everyone in his path. A gruesome game of cat and mouse ensues as the women take refuge in an abandoned warehouse, becoming the maniac’s latest target. Who will make it out alive and what will be left of them?