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 For now, this is still a work in progress. Bear with me. I'm starting with September, even though late August looks like it has some good stuff: Ready Or Not, Tone-Deaf, The Fanatic, etc. SEPTEMBER: 3rd: Scooby Doo! Return To Zombie Island (VOD / 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 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 Unpublished novels of Rothstein’s were stolen from his home, and they are worth millions.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 13th: Haunt (VOD) - 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) - 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. 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: Candy Corn (Blu-ray / VOD) 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 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) - 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. 24th: 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. 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! 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. Bliss (VOD) - A brilliant painter turns to anything she can to complete her masterpiece, spiraling into a hallucinatory hellscape of drugs, sex, and murder.