As we inch closer to Halloween 2017 with each passing day, that means another month is upon us and that we have a new crop of horror and sci-fi VOD and digital releases coming our way over the next four weeks. September kicks off with a pair of releases on the 1st—Temple and The Vault—and the Tuesday after Labor Day will play host to three different titles, too, including The Atoning, The Basement, and Revelator.
September 8th is another busy day, with Anti Matter, Circus Kane, and The Limehouse Golem all making their digital bows, and the 12th boasts five different films arriving that day—Baby Driver, 47 Meters Down, Clowntergeist, The Hatred, and The Prison.
As if all that wasn’t enough, look for the Garbage Pail Kids Story doc on the 20th, and both The Houses October Built 2 and Welcome to Willits arrive on the 22nd. The month of September’s VOD and digital releases start to wrap up with The Beguiled and Lycan on 9/26, before Don’t Sleep caps everything off on the 29th.
Temple (Screen Media Films) – September 1st
Three American tourists follow a mysterious map deep into the jungles of Japan searching for an ancient temple. When spirits entrap them, their adventure quickly becomes a horrific nightmare.
The Vault (FilmRise) – September 1st
In order to save their brother Michael’s life, the Dillon sisters, Leah and Vee have organized a bank robbery, but when the upstairs vault doesn’t have enough money to cover Michael’s debt, on the advice of Assistant Bank Manager Ed Maas, they drill into the downstairs vault. But the bank’s basement hides a terrible secret and before long, the Dillons have to choose whether to face the police outside or the terrible supernatural forces in the vault below.
The Atoning (Gravitas Ventures) – September 5th
Vera, Ray, and Sam, a seemingly normal family, are being haunted by more than mere ghosts. The lingering horror of their past threatens their ability to function as a loving family, until they become enlightened by a mystical encounter. From that moment on, they're thrust into a horror worse than anything they've ever experienced. Personal demons manifest, and tear the family apart from the inside out, as they come to terms with their past.
The Basement (Breaking Glass Pictures) – September 5th
After a huge house party, a group of international students looking for a thrill decide to investigate an abandoned basement. Officially, the basement has been abandoned for decades. However, they soon discover that it is anything but empty. What starts off as an exploratory séance ends in bloody mayhem, when a malicious entity is summoned. Supernatural freaks, mystery, blood, and death lurk around every turn. As the survivors try to escape at all costs, their situation becomes more and more dire.
Revelator (Maxim Media Marketing) – September 5th
The film centers around John Dunning (J. Van Auken), a disgraced psychic detective who is thrust into the midst of the mysterious Bellvue family empire — whose future fortunes rely on a vast secret island cache of water — and must investigate the suspicious death of the troubled Jacob (Nicholas Thurkettle), the last heir to the family fortune, while being dogged by a suspicious journalist (Mindy Rae) and a feckless, ruthless young family member Elias (Alex Klein). When John is accused of the murder that he himself is investigating, he must venture into the depths of madness to uncover the truth about the family, and their power, before he loses his mind, his life – or something worse.
Anti Matter (Uncork’d Entertainment) – September 8th
Ana, an Oxford Ph.D. student, finds herself unable to build new memories following an experiment to generate and travel through a wormhole. The story follows her increasingly desperate efforts to understand what happened, and to find out who – or what – is behind the rising horror in her life.
Circus Kane (Uncork’d Entertainment) – September 8th
The notorious and disgraced circus master, Balthazar Kane, invites an unsuspecting group of social media stars to the revival of his CIRCUS KANE by promising $250,000 to any of them who can make it through the night. Kane’s true plan quickly proves to be far more sinister as the contestants realize more than money is on the line. The group must fight for their lives to escape Kane’s demented house of horrors.
The Limehouse Golem (RLJ Entertainment) – September 8th
The city of London is gripped with fear as a serial killer – dubbed The Limehouse Golem – is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in his victim’s blood. With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland Yard assigns the case to Inspector Kildare (Bill Nighy) – a seasoned detective with a troubled past and a sneaking suspicion he’s being set up to fail. Faced with a long list of suspects, including music hall star Dan Leno (Douglas Booth), Kildare must get help from a witness who has legal troubles of her own (Olivia Cooke), so he can stop the murders and bring the killer to justice.
47 Meters Down (Lionsgate) – September 12th
Sisters Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt) become trapped at the bottom of the ocean when a diving expedition to observe sharks goes horribly wrong. When the cable attaching the cage sinks to the bottom of the ocean, the sisters must figure out a way to get back to safety battling injuries, lack of oxygen, and worst of all, bloodthirsty, great white sharks.
Baby Driver (Universal Studios Home Entertainment) – September 12th
Baby (ANSEL ELGORT) - a talented, young getaway driver - relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (LILY JAMES), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (KEVIN SPACEY), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
Clowntergeist (High Octane Pictures) – September 12th
Emma, a college student with a crippling fear of clowns, must come face to face with her worst fear when an evil spirit in the body of a clown is summoned terrorizing the town she calls home. One by one Emma and her friends receive a balloon with the exact time and date of when it will appear to kill them written on it. After receiving her balloon, Emma realizes that she has two days left to live, and must fight against the clock to find a way to survive.
The Hatred (Anchor Bay Entertainment) – September 12th
When recent college grad Regan goes to a family’s house to babysit their daughter for the weekend, she invites her three best gal pals along. What starts as a girls’ getaway becomes a journey into hell, as the young women discover the house is haunted by a dark and violent history involving a Nazi (Andrew Divoff), his daughter, and an ancient artifact that feeds on fear.
The Prison (Well Go USA) – September 12th
After a fatal accident, Yu-gon, a former police inspector, is sentenced to hard time in a prison he once helped fill. Once inside, he discovers the entire penitentiary is no longer controlled by the guards, but by a vicious crime syndicate that breaks out at night, using their prison sentences as the perfect alibi to commit intricate heists. Looking for revenge against the system that placed him inside, Yu-gon joins the syndicate... but with every man out for himself, how long can the perfect crime last?
Ryde (Gravitas Ventures) – September 15th
A hip, new ride share service app called RYDE is taking over, and dominating the taxi industry. It’s less expensive and capturing followers with its fun and casual “friend giving you a ride” vibe. It’s the latest and coolest app out there…. But is it safe? Everyone is going to find out when a psychopath hacks the identity of a Ryde driver. Now everyone who uses the app will be at the mercy of this maniac. Getting a ride from Ryde might be just be a few clicks away, but getting out of the car alive may not be so easy.
30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story (Indican Pictures) – September 20th
In the 1980′s some eclectic underground cartoonists parodied a popular doll craze (whose name cannot be spoken…). The resulting pop culture commercial trading cards/stickers tapped into an international zeitgeist that was brewing in a young generation who felt that this product spoke to the revulsion they had for the corporate junk that was being fed to them. Learn the truth behind the myth of The Garbage Pail Kids, the lawsuit that ensued and the resulting iconic status!
The Houses October Built 2 (RLJ Entertainment) – September 22nd
In THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT 2, five friends try to recover from the trauma of being kidnapped last Halloween by the Blue Skeleton – a group who takes “extreme haunt” to another level - by facing their fears in order to move on. As they go back out on the road to experience more haunted house attractions, signs of the Blue Skeleton start appearing and a new terror begins.
Welcome to Willits (IFC Midnight) – September 22nd
Aliens, burnouts, and clueless campers collide in this bloody and bonkers slasher freak-out. Deep in the woods of Northern California lies the off-the-grid town of Willits, a haven for marijuana growers, meth addicts, and conspiracy theorists. When a gaggle of vacationing friends unknowingly set up their campsite on the property of Willits' most disturbed resident—a psychotic, drug-addled pot farmer convinced extraterrestrials are out to get him—they're in for one hell of a bad time. The feature debut from director Trevor Ryan is a no-holds-barred pileup of carnage, twisted comedy, and pure crazy starring Bill Sage, Garrett Clayton, Chris Zylka, Thomas Dekker, and Dolph Lundgren.
The Beguiled (Universal Studios Home Entertainment) – September 26th
The Beguiled unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls' boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.
Lycan (MVD Entertainment) – September 26th
When six college kids in a sleepy Southern town are assigned a group project to rediscover a moment in history, one of them sets in motion a horrific fate when he proposes they head into the Georgia backwoods to tackle the legend of Emily Burt, the Talbot County werewolf.
Don’t Sleep (Freestyle Digital Media) – September 29th
After moving into a cottage together, two young lovers confront the horrors of a forgotten childhood.