What’s New in Horror for August 2017

WTF? – August 1 (VOD)

Three years ago, twenty-two-year-old “girl-next door” Rachel barely survived a brutal massacre that left all of her friends murdered. Time has passed, and Rachel has moved on, but unfortunately, her close friends are spending Spring Break in a secluded house in the woods, and they have cordially invited her to join. She would never have accepted the invitation if she realized that another bloodbath would be showing up as plus one. Once Rachel and her friends arrive at the cabin, the partying, sex, and…terror begins. From girls’ only pillow fights to debauchery in a bedroom, it’s going to be a blast… aside from the stabbing, flesh melting, and castration. Seven friends will go into a secluded house for the best Spring Break of their lives, but only one will be alive to post about it on Facebook the next week, as Rachel’s biggest fears become a reality once again! Can Rachel survive another bloody massacre?

Directed by Alex Hobbs: Breakup Song’s (2015) Peter Herro; starring Callie Ott (The Horror 2015), Nicholas James Reilly (Mosh Opera 2016) and Andrea Hunt (Awaken the Shadowman 2017)

Phoenix Forgotten – August 1 (DVD)

On March 13, 1997, several mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix. Three teens went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night and were never seen again. Now, on the 20th anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.

Directed by Medicine for Melancholy’s (2008) Justin Barber; starring Florence Hartigan (Malevolent 2017), Luke Spencer Roberts (Hail, Caeser! 2016) and Chelsea Lopez (Novitiate 2017)

The House on Willow Street – August 1 (DVD)

Desperate criminals abduct a young woman from a wealthy family and hold her for ransom. What the gang doesn’t realize is that her soul is possessed by a demonic force that’s about to turn the tables on them.

Directed by Indigenous’ (2014) Alastair Orr; starring Dimitri Bajlanis (Pop, Lock and Roll 2017), Zelmia Bezuidenhout and Carlyn Burchell (Eye Witness 2016)

About Tracy Allen

As the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of PopHorror.com, Tracy has learned a lot about independent horror films and the people who love them. Now an approved critic for Rotten Tomatoes, she hopes the masses will follow her reviews back to PopHorror and learn more about the creativity and uniqueness of indie horror movies.

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