For July 2015, we’ve got another jam-packed month of genre-related titles arriving on VOD (and a few other digital platforms too) to help fans beat the summer heat by staying inside and catching up on tons of great new movies.

IFC Midnight’s got a zany new creature feature called Stung that’s kicking off the month and for those of you who may have missed it in theaters earlier this year, the acclaimed breakout indie film It Follows is finally making its way to homes on VOD beginning July 2nd. Some other notable July VOD releases include 3-Headed Shark Attack, Felt, Alleluia, The Stanford Prison Experiment, Dark Was the Night, and Extinction.

Also, Dude Bro Party Massacre III - which premiered earlier this month at the Los Angeles Film Festival - is gearing up for its release as well in July; it won’t be arriving on traditional VOD platforms, but fans can check it out on iTunes or on the film’s official site where it’s being distributed online.

It Follows (Anchor Bay Home Entertainment) - VOD release begins on July 2nd and expands to other services over the course of the month.

For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Jay and her teenage friends must now find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind in this chiller that Bloody Disgusting calls “the scariest movie of 2015.”

Closer to God (Breaking Glass Pictures/Uncork’d Entertainment) - July 3rd

Dr. Victor Reed is a brilliant geneticist who has just achieved a huge scientific breakthrough by successfully cloning the first human being, an adorable baby girl named Elizabeth. This immediately becomes a media spectacle and ignites a firestorm of debate concerning the moral and religious implications of such a discovery. Soon, Dr. Reed and his family lose all sense of privacy and safety as they are swarmed by protesters and the media. Their biggest threat, however, could be Victor’s own secret.

Stung (IFC Midnight) - July 3rd

A fancy garden party turns into upper class prey when a colony of killer wasps mutates into seven foot tall predators. First-time feature director Benni Diez brings his impressive f/x background to the table and infuses the thrills with heart and humor. Stung stars Matt O’Leary, Jessica Cook, Clifton Collins Jr. and Lance Henriksen.

Dude Bro Party Massacre III (5-Second Films/Snoot Entertainment) - July 7th

A satirical twist on the gory and sexually charged 1980’s slasher genre, Dude Bro Party Massacre III is presented as the only surviving VHS copy of the reviled horror franchise’s third, and final, installment.

In the wake of two back-to-back mass murders on Chico’s frat row, loner Brent Chirino must infiltrate the ranks of a popular fraternity to investigate his twin brother's murder at the hands of the serial killer known as Motherface.

As they are picked off one by one, Brent, and his fellow Dude Bros must face the terrifying reality that their deadly foe, believed to have been killed (twice!), has returned from the grave (again!), and is hell-bent on the destruction of the Delta Bis."

Directed by Tomm Jacobsen, Michael Rousselet, and Jon Salmon from a screenplay by Alec Owen, Dude Bro Party Massacre III includes cameos from Patton Oswalt, Greg Sestero, Nina Hartley, Andrew W.K., John Francis Daley, Larry King, BriTANick, and more.

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i-Lived (XLRator Media) - July 7th

Josh Fosse is a 20-something guy whose life is going nowhere. His girl left, his rent is late, and he lacks a real job. He is trying to make it as an app reviewer online and decides to review a self-help app called i-Lived for fun. He’s signs on, and immediately his life turns around. He meets the girl of his dreams, and he gets a job offer he can’t refuse.Convinced it’s him and not the app, he signs out… and loses everything. He signs on again, but this time the terms are different:  The app is asking him to do things that are out of his moral comfort zone… but essential to becoming the success the app tells him he can be.

The Redwoods Massacre (Uncork’d Entertainment) - July 7th

For five adventurous friends, visiting the legendary murder site of the Redwood House has all the hallmarks of being an exciting and thrilling camping weekend away. A popular site for revellers and party goers, each year on the exact date of the famous local family massacre, people from around the country head out to the site to have fun and scare each other. Events take a bloody turn for the worse when the innocent campers discover the Redwood legend is in fact a horrible bloody reality, which turns the unsuspecting victims into prey for a mysterious axe wielding maniac that has remained dormant for 20 years.

The Suicide Theory (Freestyle Releasing) - July 10th

The Suicide Theory is an intense thriller that takes the viewer on an unexpected rollercoaster of twists and turns. A suicidal man hires a demented killer to assist him in suicide, but for some reason, miraculously survives each attempt on his life.

3-Headed Shark Attack (The Asylum) - July 11th

The world’s greatest killing machine is three times as deadly when a mutated shark threatens a cruise ship. As the shark eats its way from one end of the ship to the next, the passengers fight the deadly predator using anything they can find.

Alleluia (Music Box Films) - July 17th

Based on the true story of the Lonely Hearts Killers, Alleluia is a dark and fascinating love story.

Michel (Laurent Lucas of With a Friend Like Harry and Calvaire) is an inveterate womanizer and professional hustler. When he meets Gloria (Almodovar regular Lola Dueñas), she falls in love with him like the others. But more excessively. Gloria finds her reason to live in Michel. Their relationship is passionate, limitless. When Gloria discovers Michel’s hustling she becomes his accomplice rather than risk losing him. Together they embark on a wild and deadly odyssey. Their unfettered passions will drive them to the brink of insanity.

The Lake on Clinton Road (Osiris Entertainment) - July 17th

When 6 friends from Massachusetts finish up classes for the semester, they decide to take a road trip to the Jersey Shore. A birthday celebration at a shore house will be the highlight of their summer, or so they thought. When they get to the house, they realize it’s not the beach house they were expecting. It’s actually in the middle of the woods off a long spooky road, Clinton Road. Clinton Road has been haunted for the past 50 years, this is what Alex, Jillian, Amber, Jamie, Stacy and Mark will soon find out. The sadness of not having a beach near soon disappears as they all rush outside to see the lake. They prepare to have drunken festivities at the lake but that’s when the horror begins. One by one they all disappear. Who will be the last? Who will be the first? Will anyone survive?

The Stanford Prison Experiment (IFC Films) - July 17th

What happens when a college psych study goes shockingly wrong? In this tense, psychological thriller based on the notorious true story, Billy Crudup stars as Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who in 1971,cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system. The results astonished the world as participants went from middle-class undergrads to drunk-with-power sadists and submissive victims in just a few days.

Felt (Amplify Releasing) - July 21st

Amy is an artist hanging on by a thread. Trying to overcome a recent trauma while coping with the subtle aggressions she experiences daily from the men around her, Amy’s art turns toward the creation of grotesquely costumed alter egos that re-appropriate the male form. While giving her the sense of power and domination she craves, acting as these characters pushes her further from her friends and into her own world. When she meets Kenny, a seemingly nice guy who wants to understand her, she opens herself up to him – but that vulnerability comes at a dangerous cost.

Based on the real experiences and art of co-writer/star Amy Everson and completely blurring the line between narrative and documentary, co-writer/director/producer Jason Banker’s Felt doesn’t just point a finger at rape culture; it takes a full on swing at it, creating a feminist thriller that audiences will be hard-pressed to shake off.

The Jokesters (Random Media) - July 21st

The Internet sensation “Master Pranksters” decide to take it to the extreme for their season finale. When the leader of the group, Ethan, announces that he is getting married and leaving the gang and the pranks behind, the rest of the founding members decide to pull off one final stunt: a “cabin in the woods” nightmare on their friend’s honeymoon. What follows is a spiral descent into terror when the prank goes too far and the members of the group actually start dying.

Dark Was the Night (Image Entertainment) - July 24th

Maiden Woods is a remote and quiet town of decent hard-working people, but something stirs in the dark woods surrounding this isolated community. After a logging company decimates an area of the forest, a rash of increasingly violent and unexplainable events transpires. Sheriff Paul Shields (Kevin Durand) and his deputy (Lukas Haas) struggle to confront their own personal demons while facing down a new breed of raw terror that is possibly older than humanity itself… and much, much hungrier.

Extinction (Vertical Entertainment) - July 31st

For nine years, Patrick (Matthew Fox), Jack (Jeffrey Donovan) and his daughter Lu (Quinn McColgan) have outlasted the zombie apocalypse by shutting themselves off in the snowbound town of Harmony. The monsters have seemingly disappeared, with no sign of other survivors, but the constant fear of the unknown is starting to take a toll on this makeshift family. When Patrick goes scavenging for food, he discovers the undead have returned and evolved into something terrifying, beyond imagination. Will the last breath of the human race survive a second zombie apocalypse?

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    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.