January, with just a few exceptions, was a dull month for horror, which some may take as an indication of a bland genre year to follow. But things are really heating up in February, with some hotly anticipated indies and choice-looking big studio releases coming down the pike. From historical horror to sequels and even a Bigfoot thriller, there’s pretty much something for everyone!
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Have a look at what’s coming this February below, listed in chronological order; as always, we include movies being released theatrically, as well as those arriving on VOD platforms and in physical form on Blu-rays/DVDs. Bookmark this page as we’ll be adding other horror releases as they’re announced.
What are you most looking forward to seeing next month? Sound off in the Comments section!
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Winchester (Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig)
Release Date: February 2, 2018
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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Tragedy Girls (Directed by Tyler MacIntyre)
Release Date: February 2, 2018 (DVD)
Official Synopsis: Sadie and McKayla are two social-media obsessed best friends who will stop at nothing to build their online following. The self-titled “Tragedy Girls” kidnap Lowell, an unambitious local serial killer, and force him to mentor them into modern horror legends by committing murders to blow up on the internet. As the bodies fall, the girls become national news and panic in their small town hits a fever pitch — just then, Lowell escapes! Now with the local Sheriff closing in and their relationship on the rocks, the girls must rethink their plan before they find themselves the latest victims of their own killing spree.
Victor Crowley (Directed by Adam Green)
Release Date: February 6, 2018 (VOD)(DVD)
Official Synopsis: In 2007, forty-nine people were brutally torn to pieces in Louisiana’s Honey Island Swamp. Over the past decade, lone survivor Andrew Yong’s claims that local legend Victor Crowley was responsible for the horrific massacre have been met with great controversy, but when a twist of fate puts him back at the scene of the tragedy, Crowley is mistakenly resurrected and Yong must face the bloodthirsty ghost from his past.
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Day of the Dead: Bloodline (Directed by Hector Hernandez Vicens)
Release Date: February 6, 2018 (DVD)
Official Synopsis: A reimagining of George A. Romero’s cult classic, DAY OF THE DEAD: BLOODLINE is set in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled world where a former med school student is tormented by a dark figure from her past. The only thing is, he’s a half-human, half-zombie hell-bent on destroying her world.
Keep Watching (Directed by Sean Carter)
Release Date: February 6, 2018 (VOD)(DVD)
Official Synopsis: When two deranged serial killers break into their home, a family has to stick together to make it out alive and unbeknownst to them there are hidden cameras throughout their home documenting their every move.
The Ritual (Directed by David Bruckner)
Release Date: February 9, 2018 (Netflix)
Official Synopsis: After the violent death of one of their group, four old college friends – Luke (Rafe Spall), Hutch (Robert James-Collier), Phil (Arsher Ali) and Dom (Sam Troughton) – decide to take a hiking trip deep in the Swedish wilderness in order to bond and reminisce about old times. However, the inexperienced hikers soon find themselves hopelessly lost in the dense woods and, as night closes in and tempers start to fray they take shelter in an abandoned shack.
Inside they discover the macabre artifacts of some unknown ritual and, during the night, each of the group suffers vivid, terrifying nightmares. As their fragile friendships begin to crack and old resentments surface they become increasingly desperate to escape the woods. But they are not alone. Someone, or something, malevolent is watching them, intent on making them face their deepest fears and ensuring they never leave. They should have gone to Vegas…
Still/Born (Directed by Brandon Christensen)
February 9, 2018 (VOD)
Official Synopsis: Still/Born follows Mary, a new mother who lost one of her twins in childbirth. As she struggles with the loss of one of her children, she starts to suspect something sinister is after her surviving child – a supernatural entity that has chosen her child and will stop at nothing to take it from her.
Hellraiser: Judgment (Directed by Gary Tunnicliffe)
February 13, 2018 (DVD)
Official Synopsis: Three detectives trying to stop a diabolical serial killer are sucked into a maze of otherworldly horror, where hellish denizens including the Auditor, the Assessor, and the Jury await to pass judgment.
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Black Creek (Directed by James Crow)
Release Date: February 16, 2018 (VOD)
Official Synopsis: Mike and Heather’s father die and they go to his favorite spot to spread his ashes. A cabin in the secluded woods. They are joined by some friends as they go for what is supposed to be somewhat of a holiday. While there, a demon emits chaos by possessing the teens and they commit horrible acts. Welcome to Black Creek. The Hunting Season has begun.
The Housemaid (Directed by Derek Nguyen)
February 16, 2018 (VOD)
Official Synopsis: A forbidden passion awakens vengeful spirits within a haunted mansion in this bloodcurdling, erotic tour-de-force. Vietnam, 1953: Linh (Nhung Kate), a poor, orphaned young woman, finds employment as a housemaid in a crumbling rubber plantation presided over by the emotionally fragile French officer Sebastien Laurent (Jean-Michel Richaud). Soon, a torrid love affair develops between the two – a taboo romance that rouses the ghost of Laurent’s dead wife, who won’t rest until blood flows. Submerged in moody Gothic atmosphere, this stylish supernatural saga confronts the dark shadows of Vietnam’s colonial past while delivering heart-stopping scares.
The Cured (Directed by David Freyne)
February 23, 2018 (VOD)
Official Synopsis: Set in the aftermath of a devastating virus that has gripped the continent for six years, transforming humans into zombie-like monsters. A cure has been found but society is divided into those who were once infected, and committed terrible violent acts, and those who never contracted the virus. In the backdrop, the rise of a terrorist movement, fueled by the deep divisions, threatens to plunge the region into chaos again.
Annihilation (Directed by Alex Garland)
February 23, 2018
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.
Death House (Directed by Harrison Smith)
February 23, 2018 (Limited)
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.
The Lodgers (Directed by Brian O’Malley)
February 23, 2018 (VOD)
Official Synopsis: The story follows a sister (Vega) and brother (Milner) haunted by a secret curse that forces them to remain in the large estate home left to them by their dead parents. But when a young man (Simon) who falls in love with the sister tries to free her, his attempt sets off a deadly chain reaction.
Primal Rage (Directed by Patrick Magee)
February 27, 2018 (Limited)
Official Synopsis: A newly reunited young couple’s drive through the Pacific Northwest turns into a nightmare as they are forced to face nature, unsavory locals, and a monstrous creature, known to the Native Americans as Oh-Mah.