It’s September which means that people are already getting ready for October and Holloween. Netflix is looking to bring the chills with their Netflix and Chills promotion. They are releasing four horror movies over the course of October and Netflix dropped a promotional video showcasing footage from all four.
They also sent out a press release with information about all four movies including cast lists, directors, and first look images. The first one, In the Tall Grass, is based on aStephen King novella and we all know how hit or miss those can be. However, King adaptations have been hitting more than they’ve been missing even if the reaction to IT Chapter Two was lukewarm.
Title: In the Tall Grass
Starring Harrison Gilbertson, Laysla De Oliveira, Avery Whitted, Will Buie Jr., Rachel Wilson and Patrick Wilson
Written & Directed By Vincenzo Natali
Synopsis: When siblings Becky and Cal hear the cries of a young boy lost within a field of tall grass, they venture in to rescue him, only to become ensnared themselves by a sinister force that quickly disorients and separates them. Cut off from the world and unable to escape the field’s tightening grip, they soon discover that the only thing worse than getting lost is being found. Based on the novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill.
Release Date: October 4th
Starring: Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, Stephen Tobolowsky, Adjoa Andoh
Directed by Brad Anderson
Synopsis: Driving home after a tense holiday weekend with his in-laws, Ray Monroe (Sam Worthington), a well-meaning but overwhelmed family man, pulls into a rest area with his wife Joanne (Lily Rabe) and daughter Peri (Lucy Capri). The trip takes a turn for the worse when Peri is hurt in an accident and the family rushes to a nearby emergency room run by a staff with dubious intentions. After being sent away for further testing Peri and Joanne vanish and all records of their visit disappear. Ray’s concern turns into a desperate race to find his family and discover the truth of what happened to them.
Release Date: October 11th
Starring Charlie Shotwell, Max Martini, Sadie Sink, with Lili Taylor and Kelly Reilly
Directed By Ciarán Foy
Synopsis: ELI is the story of a young boy (Charlie Shotwell) plagued with an unknown, debilitating illness that requires him to live completely sealed off from the outside world. After exhausting every option, his parents (Kelly Reilly and Max Martini) put their trust – and his life – in the hands of a doctor (Lili Taylor) whose experimental, cutting edge treatments at her clean house facility may hold Eli’s last hope. As Eli undergoes the tremendously intense process that could potentially cure him, he begins to be haunted by experiences that make him question who he can trust and what is lurking inside the house. Co-starring Sadie Sink.
Release Date: October 18th
Starring Carmen Ejogo, Theo Rossi, with Emma Greenwell and introducing Apollonia Pratt
Written and Directed By Zak Hilditch
Synopsis: Katrina (Carmen Ejogo) is a single mother driving cross country to start a new life with her young daughter Clara (Apollina Pratt) when their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. As Katrina changes the tire, Clara wanders off the desert road and is bitten by a venomous rattlesnake. Desperate to save her daughter’s life, Katrina accepts the help of a mysterious woman, but after she miraculously heals Clara, Katrina is asked to repay the good deed by killing a stranger in exchange for the life saved. Without time to lose, she must wrestle with the morality of who deserves to live and who should die, before her daughter’s life is once again put in peril at sundown. RATTLESNAKE is a pulse-pounding, psychological horror film directed by Zak Hilditch (1922, These Final Hours), also starring Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy, Marvel’s Luke Cage) and Emma Greenwell (Shameless, Love & Friendship, The Rock), and produced by Ross Dinerstein (1922, The Package, 6 Balloons).
Release Date: October 25th
Are you going to be adding any of these films to your horror movie binge watch next month? Let us know in the comments which one of these new projects looks the most interesting to you.