New Horror Movies for August 2018

Check out all of the new horror movies coming out in August!

August 3rd

Blood Clots (VOD)

It was difficult to find much information on this 112-minute horror anthology, but it is currently available on Amazon. Because I have a short attention span and enjoy low budget, cannibal, zombie, monster flicks… Blood Clots might be an interesting way to spend a Saturday night. You can find the film on Amazon and Vimeo.

Director: Nick Spooner, Evan Hughes, and Luke Guidici

Starring: Brooke Smith, and Evan Arnold

August 8th

Fox Trap (VOD)

A group of people who bumbled a prom night prank 8 years earlier get together for a class reunion at a remote location. What could go wrong? Other than a revenge-seeking lunatic in a mask picking them off one by one, of course.

Director: Jamie Weston

Writer: Scott Jeffrey

Stars: Becca Hirani, Kate Lister, Julia Eringer

August 10th

Summer Of ’84 (Theatrical)

Motivated by the possibility that their cop neighbor is a serial killer, a group of friends spend their summer break keeping an eye on him. While some of the early reviews were pretty mixed on this one, the trailer looks promising, and I’m cautiously optimistic. Because we are all riding high off of IT and Stranger Things, this could be the nostalgia-laden genre piece to get us through until late October when the kids of Hawkins take over our Netflix accounts. You can read our review of the film here.

Directors: François Simard, Anouk Whissell

Writers: Matt Leslie, Stephen J. Smith

Stars: Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery


Slender Man (Theatrical)

Recounts the tale of a tall, thin, shocking figure with unnaturally long arms and a featureless face, who is presumed to be the culprit behind numerous missing children’s cases. AKA Creepy Pasta the movie.

Director: Sylvain White

Writers: David Birke, Victor Surge (based on a character by)

Stars: Joey King, Javier Botet, Julia Goldani Telles


The Meg (Theatrical)

In the wake of narrowly escaping from an assault by what he guarantees was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must defy his feelings of trepidation to spare those caught in a distressed submersible. Easily the most fun marketing campaign of any film this summer. I’m paying to see The Transporter punch a giant shark in the face. Because I’ve set the bar for success on this one incredibly low, I can’t see how I’d possibly be let down.

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Writers: Dean Georgaris (screenplay by), Jon Hoeber (screenplay by)

Stars: Ruby Rose, Jason Statham, Rainn Wilson


Along Came The Devil (VOD)

After a difficult childhood, Ashley looks for solace in companionship and unconsciously welcomes in a satanic power, leaving her friends and family to save her from the devil himself.

Director: Jason DeVan

Writers: Jason DeVan, Heather DeVan

Stars: Sydney Sweeney, Madison Lintz, Jessica Barth


August 14th

Patient Zero (VOD)

After a worldwide pandemic transforms most of mankind into violent infected, a man who can speak the infected’s new tongue keeps the survivors on a chase for Patient Zero. Fun Fact: The original title, The Zombie Whisperer, had already been taken by a web-series in 2011.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky

Writer: Mike Le (screenplay)

Stars: Natalie Dormer, Matt Smith, Clive Standen


August 17th

Down A Dark Hall (Theatrical)

Kit Gordy, a student at the Blackwood Boarding School, stands up to the institution’s headmistress because strange shit is afoot.

Director: Rodrigo Cortés

Writers: Michael Goldbach and Chris Sparling

Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Uma Thurman, and Isabelle Fuhrman


Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (VOD)

Major trouble arises when an odd power brings to life a group of Nazi puppets that was up for auction. This film has the most impressive cast out of any of the Puppet Master films and has had a surprisingly positive critical reaction. Put this one on your radar, boys and girls.

Directors: Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund

Writer: S. Craig Zahler

Stars: Thomas Lennon, Michael Paré, and Charlyne Yi


The Ninth Passenger (Theatrical)

Horny students on a fancy boat are killed off one by one.

Director: Corey Large

Writers: Corey Large and Steve M. Albert

Stars: Alexia Fast, Jesse Metcalfe, Timothy V. Murphy


August 31st

Boarding School (Theatrical)

A young man ends up fascinated by the persona of his dead grandma and is sent to a remote school for nonconformists. The trailer oozes with atmosphere and looks to be a pretty fun take on the cross-dressing killer trope that was all too common in genre films for decades. Either that, or it’s a wildly old-fashioned and bigoted take on the material. With the director of Remember The Titans and Max at the helm, I have no idea. Fingers crossed for the former.

Director: Boaz Yakin

Writer: Boaz Yakin

Stars: Luke Prael, Sterling Jerins, Will Patton


The Little Stranger (Theatrical)

After a man of medicine is called to visit an estate in disrepair, peculiar things start to happen. The director of 2015’s Room is behind this one. While I’m not 100% sold on the trailer, the pedigree is intriguing enough for a watch.

Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Writers: Lucinda Coxon and Sarah Waters

Stars: Josh Dylan, Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson


Cynthia (Limited Theatrical)

A pitch black comedy about a seemingly perfect couple’s quest to have a baby.

Directors: Devon Downs, Kenny Gage

Writer: Robert Rhine

Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley

About Christopher Maynard

Chris Maynard has been a writer for Following Films and host of the Following Films podcast since 2014. He is a fan of all things horror and can be found scouring the internet for some unearthed genre gem.

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