While October was rich with choices in releases, November is proving sparse. There’s not a lot releasing this month, but below are the noteworthy releases:
Theatrical and VOD releases:
A couple and their baby find themselves unwelcome by the new neighbors when they move to an isolated, rural home by the woods. It’s the demonic creatures in the woods they really have to worry about, however, and wind up fighting for their lives. This stunning Irish fairytale has a bite. It’s both dark and fast paced, which will make you forgive that it’s a well-trodden tale. It will be released in the UK on November 13.
When poor little rich girl Maya can’t take her parents’ quarreling any more, she moves in with her boyfriend. Much to her horror, she discovers he’s squatting in an old, condemned building in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Her new neighbors are all as unsavory as one would expect considering the living arrangements; prostitutes, drug dealers, junkies, and all colors of degenerates. Out of their disgusting living conditions a virus is born, one that turns the infected into homicidal maniacs and quickly spreads throughout the building. Written and directed by former professional skater Eli Morgan Gesner, and notable for Sean Penn’s daughter, Dylan, starring in her first starring role.
The Funhouse Massacre
Six of the world’s scariest psychopaths escape from a local Asylum and proceed to unleash terror on the unsuspecting crowd of a Halloween Funhouse whose themed mazes are inspired by their various reigns of terror. Another horror comedy in what is shaping up to be the year of horror comedies. Features the much beloved Robert Englund and written by Ben Begley, who is known for parody features. For those who love their horror comedies heavily on the comedy side, or those looking to stretch out their Halloween season this would be your best bet.
Inspired by actual events, a group of 12 year old girls face a night of horror when the compulsive addiction of an online social media game turns a moment of cyber bullying into a night of insanity. Following the recent horror trend exploring social media, this is another take on the horrors of cyberbullying. While this may not be enticing, the talented cast makes this one intriguing. Chloe Sevigny, Tayrn Manning, Natasha Lyonne, Timothy Hutton, Balthazar Getty and more star in this social media thriller.
Another take on Mary Shelley’s popular novel, Frankenstein, but this time it’s told through Igor’s perspective. The film looks to explore more of Igor’s dark origins and his relationship with Victor Von Frankenstein during medical school. So, it’s essentially an origin story from a different viewpoint. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Igor and James McAvoy as Victor Von Frankenstein, and written by Max Landis, horror master John Landis’ son. Max Landis also penned Chronicle, so there’s hope here of an entertaining take on a classic.
Retro DVD/Blu-ray releases:
Roar (Drafthouse Films) – November 3
Troll/Troll 2 Double Feature (Scream Factory)– November 17
Ghost Story (Scream Factory) – November 24
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