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I am your host Doc Rotten and this is the GRUESOME GUIDE to Horror Movies for SEPTEMBER 2021. Back with me again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the ‘Net. Joining Doc is Dave Dreher, lead news writer for Gruesome Magazine.
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS Season 3 – 9/02/2021 – FX/HULU
Synopsis: Guillermo’s fate hangs in the balance as the vampires receive a promotion.
Creator: Jemaine Clement – 10 Episodes
Director: Kyle Newacheck
Writer: Paul Simms
Cast: Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen, Mark Proksch
WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING – 9/3/2021 – IFC
Synopsis: After Melissa and her family seek shelter from a storm, they become trapped. With no sign of rescue, hours turn to days and Melissa comes to realize that she and her girlfriend Amy might have something to do with the horrors that threaten to tear her family – and the entire world, apart.
Director: Sean King O’Grady
Writer: Max Booth III
Cast: Lisette Alexis, John James Cronin, Pat Healy
MARTYRS LANE – 9/9/2021 – SHUDDER
Synopsis: Leah, 10, lives in a large vicarage, full of lost souls and the needy. In the day the house is bustling with people; at night it is dark, empty, a space for Leah’s nightmares to creep into. A small, nightly visitor brings Leah comfort, but soon she will realize that her little visitor offers knowledge that might be very, very dangerous.
Director: Ruth Platt
Writer: Ruth Platt
Cast: Denise Gough, Steven Cree, Anastasia Hille
MALIGNANT – 9/10/2021 – Warner Brothers
Synopsis: Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.
Director: James Wan
Writer: James Wan, Ingrid Bisu, Akela Cooper
Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young
SHELTER IN PLACE – 09/14/2021 – 1091 Pictures
Synopsis: A honeymooning couple gets stranded at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and learns that there is more to fear than just cabin fever.
Director: Christopher Beyrooty, Connor Martin
Writer: Christopher Beyrooty, Connor Martin
Cast: Brendan Hines, Tatjana Marjanovic, Ola Kaminska, Kevin Daniels, Jey Reynolds
NIGHTBOOKS – 9/15/2021 – NETFLIX
Synopsis: Follows Alex, a boy obsessed with scary stories who is imprisoned by an evil young witch in her contemporary New York City apartment.
Director: David Yarovesky
Writer: Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis
Based on a Book By: J.A. White
Cast: Krysten Ritter, Lidya Jewett, Winslow Fegley
PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND – 9/17/2021 – RLJE Films
Synopsis: A notorious criminal must break an evil curse in order to rescue an abducted girl who has mysteriously disappeared.
Director: Sion Sono
Writer: Aaron Hendry, Reza Sixo Safai
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Sofia Boutella, Nick Cassavetes, Bill Moseley
MIDNIGHT MASS – 9/24/2021 – NETFLIX
Synopsis: An isolated island community experiences miraculous events – and frightening omens – after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest.
Creator: Mike Flanagan – 7 episodes
Director: Mike Flanagan
Writer: Mike Flanagan, James Flanagan, Elan Gale
Cast: Zach Gilford, Henry Thomas, Annabeth Gish, Kate Siegel, Hamish Linklater, Alex Essoe, Kristin Lehman