Notable September Horror Releases

Need help finding what to watch this month? Here are the noteworthy September releases below.

Theatrical and VOD releases:

September 4

Bloodsucking Bastards 


Stuck in a soul sucking office job, Evans life goes from bad to worse when his girlfriend dumps him and his nemesis steals his promotion.  But when his co-workers start undergoing unusual changes, Evan is forced to find a way to not only avoid being stuck in a dead end job, but to avoid winding up dead.  This horror comedy seems in the vein of Office Space and Shaun of the Dead, but with vampires.

Contracted: Phase II


Picking up immediately after the events of the first film, with the lead shifting to Riley.  While the first was problematic with both plot and characters, the body horror made this memorable.  The sequel promises to up the ante in gross out effects.

September 11

Goodnight Mommy

Goodnight mommy

Tight knit twin boys await the arrival of their mother.  But when she arrives, fully covered in bandages from cosmetic surgery, they grow suspicious that it wasn’t their mother who came home.  A psychological thriller with one of the most creepy trailers in a while, this one holds promise.

The Visit

The Visit

When a single mother drops her two children off to visit their grandparents, they discover grandma and grandpa acting unusual.  While writer/director M. Night Shyamalan has long ago alienated his fan base with tired use of plot twists, he appears to take himself far less serious by adding emphasis on the comedy in this horror comedy.  This one is a gamble.


September 18



Read our review here for reasons why you should add this to your “must” list.


Beauty, Power and Grace

A teenager must survive Halloween night when malevolent trick-or-treaters come knocking, starring Robert Patrick and Chloe Rose.  A perfect selection for the upcoming Halloween season.


September 25

The Green Inferno

Green Inferno

Eli Roth’s controversial homage to Cannibal Holocaust hung in film purgatory with lengthy release delays until Jason Blumhouse swooped in and picked up distribution rights under new Blumhouse branch, BH Tilt.  As per most of Roth’s catalog, this is guaranteed to be polarizing and gory.

Before I Wake

Before I Wake

A young couple, played by Thomas Jane and Kate Bosworth, adopt an orphaned boy and discover his dreams and nightmares manifest physically while he sleeps.  While this may look more like a dark fairy tale, this release is noteworthy due to writer/director Mike Flanagan, of “Absentia” and “Oculus” fame.


Retro DVD/Blu-ray releases:

Shocker [Collector’s Edition]  (Scream Factory) – September 8

Turkey Shoot (Severin Films) – September 8

The Legacy (Scream Factory) – September 15

Dust Devil (Lionsgate) – September 15

The Sentinel (Scream Factory) – September 22

Savage Weekend (Kino Lorber) – September 29


What are you most looking forward to?

About the Author

Meagan Navarro is a blogger from Houston, TX. She fell in love with monsters at age four after being exposed to them via Ghostbusters, and her passion grew into an obsession for all things horror and Halloween (which is the entire month of October, as far as she’s concerned). Meagan also loves traveling and chocolate.  Follow me on twitter: @HauntedMeg

9 thoughts on “Notable September Horror Releases

      1. I think it’s great more horror films are taking place in a domestic setting. That’s what made Repulsion so great.

  1. I might give The Visit a try. I don’t know about the Contracted one, though. The first one had a lot of plot problems. Not the least of which was the lack of any explanation of what was going on with the girl. Hellions interests me greatly! Nice list, here!

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