This week is one of the biggest weeks for horror in the entirety of 2023, as it brings the release of one of the biggest horror movies of 2023. I’m of course talking about Scream VI, which will be slashing its way into theaters nationwide beginning on Thursday night.
The even better news? Scream VI is only one of several new horror movies out this week.
Here’s all the new horror releasing March 7 – March 12, 2023!
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A follow-up film from the same team behind 2018’s “Screenlife” thriller Searching, this year’s Missing was released in theaters back in January, pulling in $42.4 million at the worldwide box office. When will you be able to watch Missing at home, you ask? TODAY!
Missing is now available on Digital outlets.
Storm Reid and Nia Long star in Missing, with the cast also including Joaquim de Almeida, Ken Leung, Amy Landecker, Daniel Henney, Megan Suri and Tim Griffin.
In the brand new Searching sequel Missing, said to be a “thrilling roller-coaster mystery that makes you wonder how well you know those closest to you”…
“When her mother (Nia Long) disappears while on vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend, June’s (Storm Reid) search for answers is hindered by international red tape. Stuck thousands of miles away in Los Angeles, June creatively uses all the latest technology at her fingertips to try and find her before it’s too late.
“But as she digs deeper, her digital sleuthing raises more questions than answers…and when June unravels secrets about her mom, she discovers that she never really knew her at all.”
Will Merrick & Nick Johnson directed for Sony’s Stage 6 Films. Merrick and Johnson also wrote the script based on a story by Sev Ohanian and Aneesh Chaganty.
While you wait for Tobin Bell‘s return as Jigsaw in Saw 10, Gravitas Ventures just released their indie movie ReBroken today, the film now available across Digital and VOD outlets.
In the film, “Will is a devastated father who spends his time between court-ordered grief counseling and drinking himself into oblivion. He repeats the cycle of despair every day with no plans to stop, until he meets a mysterious stranger who gives him some old vinyl recordings. After Will listens to the records, he starts receiving messages from his deceased daughter. As the communications from his daughter grow more and more frequent, Will becomes convinced that these recordings hold the answer to bring his daughter back from the dead.
“But just as he is closing in on the truth, he starts to suspect that his counseling group has ulterior motives. After the stranger disappears, Will races against time to find him so he can get the last recording, or his chance to bring his daughter back might be gone forever.”
Kipp Tribble, Alison Haislip, Nija Okoro, Kenny Yates, Richard Siegelman, Blake Koren, and Billy Walker also star in ReBroken, which was directed by Kenny Yates.
Kipp Tribble and Scott Hamm Duenas wrote the script.
From Blumhouse and Paramount, Yoko Okumura’s (“50 States of Fright”) Unseen is the final new release for March 7, now available on VOD and coming to MGM+ in May 2023.
Watch the trailer for Unseen below, which looks like a stylish blast of energy that promises to deliver both a low-key survival thriller and a wild adventure set inside a gas station.
In the film, “Two women form an unlikely connection when a depressed gas station clerk Sam, receives a call from Emily, a nearly blind woman who is running from her murderous ex in the woods. Emily must survive the ordeal with Sam being her eyes from afar using video call.”
Midori Francis, Jolene Purdy, Missi Pyle, and Michael Patrick Lane star.
Salvatore Cardoni and Brian Rawlins wrote the script.
From directors Alessandro Antonaci, Stefano Mandalà, and Daniel Lascar, the haunted house movie Sound of Silence will be unleashed on VOD and Digital on Thursday, March 9.
In the film, “When her father is gravely injured, Emma returns to her family home in Italy. Alone in the house while her father recovers, she encounters a haunted radio – and the evil entity behind it. With the supernatural force growing stronger by the hour, Emma must reveal the dark secret behind the radio’s curse to survive the night.”
The press release hypes, “This tense and stylish haunted house film is a high-concept take in the vein of James Wan’s The Conjuring and Mike Flanagan’s Oculus.”
Paramount just released the FINAL TRAILER for Scream VI this morning, which you can check out below while you wait for Ghostface to slash up the big screen on Friday, March 10.
Meagan Navarro previews her review that’ll be published here on BD later this week, “All I’ll say for now is that you’d better secure your #ScreamVI opening weekend tickets now. I LOVED it and I’m still riding the high. Intense, thrilling, heartfelt, smart. I’m a happy, happy gal.”
In the brand new movie, “The Scream saga continues with the four survivors of the Ghostface killings as they leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter.”
Radio Silence’s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Scream, Ready or Not), are both back behind the camera for the upcoming Scream movie from Paramount and Spyglass.
Melissa Barrera (“Sam”), Jasmin Savoy Brown (“Mindy”), Mason Gooding (“Chad”), Jenna Ortega (“Tara”), and Dermot Mulroney are all confirmed for the next installment of Spyglass Media and Paramount Pictures’ franchise, with Samara Weaving (Ready or Not, Mayhem, The Babysitter, “Ash vs Evil Dead”), Tony Revolori (Spider-Man: Homecoming & No Way Home), Jack Champion (Avatar: The Way of Water), Liana Liberato (The Beach House), Devyn Nekoda (“Ghostwriter”), Josh Segarra (“Arrow), and Henry Czerny (Ready or Not) also starring.
Courteney Cox and Hayden Panettiere will also be back as Gale and Kirby, respectively.
Also on Friday and also in theaters, the Adam Driver-starring dinosaur movie 65 will be playing on the big screen nationwide, bravely going up against the Scream franchise.
Sam Raimi joined forces with A Quiet Place writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods for 65, who directed the high concept genre film from their own original screenplay.
The original movie from Columbia Pictures stars Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt, and Chloe Coleman, and we had no idea what the movie was about until the first trailer hit. Turns out, it’s a survival horror experience set on Earth in the distant past, inhabited by dinosaurs. Adam Driver is tasked with blasting them away with futuristic video game weapons.
“After a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet, pilot Mills (Adam Driver) quickly discovers he’s actually stranded on Earth…65 million years ago. Now, with only one chance at rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa (Ariana Greenblatt), must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures in an epic fight to survive.”
Grabbers director Jon Wright is back with the creature feature Unwelcome (formerly The Little People), which Well Go USA Entertainment will bring to select theaters across North America (US and Canada) on March 10 as an AMC “Thrills and Chills” exclusive.
The film will soon thereafter be getting a PVOD release on March 14, 2023.
The film, described as Gremlins meets Straw Dogs, spins a tale of what happens to people who come in contact with the violent, bloodthirsty goblins known originally in Irish folklore as the fear dearg or “far darrig,” now often referred to worldwide as the “Redcaps.”
Unwelcome, which is directed by Irish-born Jon Wright (Grabbers, Robot Overlords) and based on an original screenplay by Mark Stay, stars Hannah John-Kamen (Red Sonja, Black Mirror, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Ready Player One) and Douglas Booth (Loving Vincent, hit Netflix film The Dirt, Jupiter Ascending, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) as a couple who escape their urban nightmare to the tranquility of rural Ireland only to hear stories of mysterious beings who live in the gnarled, ancient wood at the foot of their new garden. As warned by their new neighbors, in Irish mythology, the Redcaps will come when called to help souls in dire need of rescue, but it’s crucial to remember that there is always a dear price to pay for their aid.
Additional cast members include Golden Globe nominee Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Get Him to the Greek, Gangs of London), Jamie-Lee O’ Donnell (6 Degrees, Screw, Derry Girls), Chris Walley (The Young Offenders, Bloodlands) and Kristian Nairn (Game of Thrones, The Appearance). The film also has reunited the Grabbers creature team.
Directed by Richard Greenwood Jr., Terror Films’ social horror movie This Land will be available on Digital and On Demand outlets on Friday, March 10.
In the film, “Ava, a traumatized mother, agrees to a rustic getaway on the 4th of July with her husband and son in hopes of putting back the pieces of their lives. It is the one-year anniversary of a violent home invasion that cost her unborn baby’s life. However, after arriving at the cabin rental they learn they are double booked with a family with very different political beliefs.
“Tensions boil over the weekend as the families confront grief, race, and the divide within the country. They soon realize something else is trying to drive them apart… A band of sinister elites targeting them for an ancient ritual.”
This Land stars Natalie Whittle, Adam Burch, and John J Pistone.
The movie is written by Collin Watts and Leon Langford.