Happy November, readers! Now that our Halloween Hangovers are settling in today, one thing that will take the sting out of October being over are a new batch of horror and sci-fi releases hitting digital, VOD, and a variety of premium streaming platforms. The month kicks off with the latest installment of Blumhouse’s Into the Dark series, Pilgrim from Marcus Dunstan, and Paradise Hills, starring Emma Roberts, Milla Jovovich, and Awkwafina.

November 5th is set to be a busy day, as we have seven different films celebrating their digital debuts, and just a few days later, Shudder will be exclusively releasing Re:Born on their streaming service. Primal, featuring Nicolas Cage, comes out on the 8th, and if you missed it in theaters this summer, look for 47 Meters Down: Uncaged on VOD November 12th (following its Digital 4K Ultra HD release on October 29th). RLJE Films is releasing The Shed on the 15th, and both IT Chapter Two and The Fare are being released digitally on the 19th as well.

November’s digital releases wrap up with 3022 on the 22nd and Ready or Not on the 26th (just in time to enjoy with your family during the Thanksgiving holiday!).

Into the Dark: Pilgrim (Blumhouse) – Exclusively on Hulu November 1st

Inspired by true events: In an attempt to remind her family of their privilege and help them bond, Ms. Anna Barker invites Pilgrim reenactors to stay with them over Thanksgiving. When the "actors" refuse to break character, the Barker family learns that there is such a thing as too much gratitude.

Paradise Hills (Samuel Goldwyn Films) – November 1st

On an isolated island, Uma (Emma Roberts) wakes up to find herself at Paradise Hills, a facility where high-class families send their daughters to become perfect versions of themselves. The facility is run by the mysterious Duchess (Milla Jovovich) where calibrated treatments including etiquette classes, vocal lessons, beauty treatments, gymnastics and restricted diets, revolve all physical and emotional shortcomings within two months. The outspoken Uma finds solace and friendship in other Paradise Hills residents -- Chloe (Danielle McDonald), Yu (Awkwafina) and Mexican popstar Amarna (Eiza Gonzalez). Uma soon realizes that lurking behind all this beauty is a sinister secret. It's a race against the clock as Uma and her friends try to escape Paradise Hills before it consumes them all.

Blood Myth (High Octane Pictures) – November 5th

A journalist desperately tries to find his missing fiancée and finally uncover the truth behind a sinister folklore, leading him down a dangerous road of discovery.

Devil’s Acid (High Octane Pictures) – November 5th

Brothers Johnny and Luke hold this years "haunted hot girl challenge" in an abandoned prison facility deep in the forest on acid. It's a good trip until the devil shows up.

Devil’s Junction: Handy Dandy’s Revenge (Midnight Releasing) – November 5th

Returning to the abandoned Detroit television station where they once delighted a generation of children viewers, master puppeteer Mister Jolly re-incarnates his minion puppets for a final performance to settle an old score with Richard. The rare blood moon casts an ominous glow as Mr. Jolly unleashes his puppets, lead by the infamous Handy Dandy to seek his revenge. Further complicating Richard’s dilemma is the unexpected arrival to the Studio of his son Steffen and his friends. The group become entangled in the thrilling pursuit by Mr. Jolly and Handy Dandy through the annuls of the old studio building. They soon realize that they are in a new version of “Mister Jolly and the Handy Dandy Show” -where pain is the game!

Ellipse (High Octane Pictures) – November 5th

When a man has lost everything, it’s easy to self-destruct. Alcohol, silence, and self-loathing help to speed up the process, however, life must go on… Our story finds us during a typical work day for an intergalactic military surveyor and his canine partner on a solo fight near an undefined, oval-shaped planet. Because of his self-destructive coping methods, a simple fly-by soon turns into an emergency crash landing… leaving a man and his dog in dire straits.

Ghost in the Graveyard (DarkCoast) – November 5th 

Based on the children’s nighttime hide and seek game of the same name, GHOST IN THE GRAVEYARD follows the ghost of a local girl, Martha (Shiloh Verrico), who tragically died playing the game as a child. Vengeful and unforgiving, Martha returns to haunt the now teenagers who witnessed her murder. The teen longtime blamed for the incident, Sally Sullivan (Kelli Berglund), takes it upon herself to solve the ghost story and put Martha to rest in peace for good. As the mystery of Martha’s return unravels, deep secrets are revealed that will have consequences for everyone involved.

Marla (High Octane Pictures) – November 5th

Starring van Dam-Bates, Travis Johnny Ware, Jason Stange and Katie Hemming, the film explores the terrifying account of a girl who goes to get an IUD implanted by a family friend turned doctor who then commits a deranged act. The event has deadly implications for those close to her.

Red Letter Day (Epic Pictures) – November 5th

While adjusting to a new life in a quiet suburban community, a recently divorced mother and her two teens receive mysterious red letters instructing them each to kill or be killed. As the bloodshed begins, they find themselves in a race against time to protect the ones they love from the people they thought they knew.

Re:Born (Exclusively on Shudder) – November 7th

Toshiro, a former special forces operative, now lives a quiet life in the Japanese countryside. Despite his seemingly peaceful existence, Toshiro struggles to contain the destructive impulses that once made him the top soldier in an elite unit of killers. When his former commanding officer, the enigmatic Phantom (, comes out of the shadows seeking revenge, Toshiro goes on a kill-crazy rampage against a squad of ruthless assassins, with a dazzling display of close-quarters martial arts. 

Primal (Lionsgate) – November 8th

When Frank Walsh (Nicolas Cage), a hunter and collector of rare and exotic animals, bags a priceless white jaguar for a zoo, he figures it’ll be smooth sailing to a big payday. But the ship bearing Frank’s precious cargo has two predators caged in its hold: the cat, and a political assassin being extradited to the U.S. After the assassin breaks free – and then frees the jaguar – Frank feverishly stalks the ship’s cramped corridors in hot pursuit of his prey, right up until the thrilling, unpredictable climax.

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (Lionsgate) – VOD on November 12th

Directed by Johannes Roberts and written by Roberts and Ernest Riera, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged follows the diving adventure of four teenage girls exploring a submerged Mayan city. Once inside, their rush of excitement turns into a jolt of terror as they discover the sunken ruins are a hunting ground for deadly great white sharks. With their air supply steadily dwindling, the friends must navigate the underwater labyrinth of claustrophobic caves and eerie tunnels in search of a way out of their watery hell.

A Bluebird in My Heart (Exclusively on Shudder) – November 14th

Danny, an ex-inmate in Belgium, is housebound in a small hotel with an electronic ankle bracelet as a condition for his parole. The hotel’s owner is more than willing to host former prisoners until they get back on their feet – she’s married to a convicted felon who is doing time and she knows how difficult it can be to re-enter society. She’s having a tough time raising on her own her daughter Clara, a diabolically beautiful teenager who is trying to get a bit too personal with Danny. He understands that the kid is looking for a father figure, but he has to help himself before he can help others. This hope for redemption is however soon shattered when Clara is assaulted, forcing Danny to face his old demons again. 

Earthquake Bird (Exclusively on Netflix) – November 15th

A psychologically unsettling and atmospheric drama set in 1989 Tokyo from director Wash Westmoreland (Colette, Still Alice), Earthquake Bird follows Lucy Fly (Alicia Vikander), an enigmatic expat haunted by a painful past, who enters into an intense relationship with Teiji (Naoki Kobayashi), a handsome local photographer. Lucy’s imperturbable exterior begins to crack when a naive newcomer, Lily Bridges (Riley Keough), becomes entangled in their lives and ends up missing — suspected dead. 

The Shed (RLJE Films) – November 15th

Stan and his best friend Dommer have put up with bullies their entire lives. All of that changes when Stan discovers he has a murderous vampire living in his shed. Seeing the bloodshed and destruction the monster is capable of, Stan knows he has to find a way to destroy it. But Dommer has a much more sinister plan in mind.

Animal Among Us (Uncork’d Entertainment) – November 19th

Fifteen years ago, two teenage girls were murdered at Merrymaker Campgrounds. The case was filed as an animal attack, the camp was condemned, and the killer never found. But something horrific still waits in those woods, ready to kill again.

The Fare (Epic Pictures) – November 19th

When a charming woman named Penny climbs into his taxi, Harris finds himself entranced. That is, right up until she disappears from the back seat without a trace. As he desperately tries to make sense of what happened, he resets his meter and is instantly brought back to the moment she first climbed into his cab. He and Penny find themselves trapped in an endlessly looping ride that changes their lives forever.

IT Chapter Two (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment) – November 19th

Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “IT Chapter Two” brings the characters back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.

Nekrotronic (Exclusively on Shudder) – November 21st

An outrageous new horror comedy from hell from the creators of Wyrmwood. Howard North, a down-on-his-luck sewage worker, gets dragged into a global conflict between the Nekromancers—a family of badass demon hunters—and Finnegan, an evil demon who absorbs people's souls to increase her power. When Howard finds out the truth behind Finnegan's past and her dark plans for the future, he teams up with his new friends to discover he is the ultimate Nekromancer, the only one with the power to defeat her and save the world.

3022 (Saban Films) – November 22nd

A group of astronauts living in the haunting emptiness of deep space awake to find earth has suffered an extinction level event.

Anya (Gravitas Ventures) – November 26th

Inspired by futuristic and sometimes chilling developments in the worlds of anthropology and genetics, ANYA is a contemporary sci-fi love story about a couple whose determination to have a child leads them to a cutting-edge geneticist, an ancient outlier community hiding in plain sight in New York City, and ultimately, a life-changing question: are they willing to have a gene-edited baby, no matter the cost?

The Dwelling (Uncork’d Entertainment) – November 26th

Four people find themselves stuck on a haunted antique bed where leaving means suffering a gruesome death. Plagued with frightening hallucinations, they must figure out the bed's secrets before they are ultimately picked off one by one.

Ready or Not (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) – November 26th

The sanctity of marriage goes straight to hell when a young bride (Samara Weaving) competes in a time-honored tradition with her new husband (Mark O’Brien) and his insanely rich and eccentric Le Domas family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, and Andie MacDowell). The bride’s wedding night takes a turn for the worst when she realizes she is at the center of a lethal game of ‘Hide and Seek’ and must fight her not-so-loveable in-laws for her own survival.

Heather Wixson
About the Author - Heather Wixson

After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for DailyDead.com, and was previously a featured writer at DreadCentral.com and TerrorTube.com where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

Wixson recently finished her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, and is currently working on her second upcoming book project on special effects artists as well.