New Horror Movies and TV Show Releases: Week of May 8, 2016

What's New This Week?

This week, The Darkness gets a wide theatrical release, while What We Become and The Curse of Sleeping Beauty receive limited theatrical/on demand releases. Meanwhile, home video releases are led by The Boy, WNUF Halloween Special and Season 1 of Scream.

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The Darkness

The Darkness
© High Top Releasing

Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell star as parents whose family is terrorized by a ghostly presence after they visit the Grand Canyon.

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The Curse of Sleeping Beauty

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty
© XLrator Media

In this modern vision of the Grimm Brothers fairy tale, a man inherits a mansion, only to discover he's signed on to protect the world against ancient demons in the house.

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What We Become

What We Become
© IFC Midnight

In this Danish film, a family struggles to survive when a fast-spreading virus turns the townspeople on one another.

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Blood Lust

Blood Lust
© Inception Media Group

AKA Siren Song, this film finds a young man traveling to meet a woman he met online, only to find himself in a deadly trap.

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The Boy

The Boy
© Universal

An American nanny travels to England to care for a boy who turns out to be a doll owned by an aging couple who seem to be convinced it's alive.

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Creepers

Creepers
© R Squared

In this horror anthology, a man relates four tales to a visitor from the IRS.

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Evil Souls

Evil Souls
© Midnight Releasing

A priest tries to unravel a decades-old mystery to rescue two women and their children from a madman's plot to complete a satanic ritual.

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Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver

Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver
© Full Moon

The serial killer in cookie form travels back in time to 1976 to continue his murder spree.

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Grindhouse Zombies

Grindhouse Zombies
© Bayview

This budget zombie double feature includes Zombie Field Trip and Zombie Slaughterfest.

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Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun

Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun
© SGL

Vampire rivals do battle over the course of 130 years, from the Wild West to modern times.

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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
© Kino Lorber

Jodie Foster stars in this 1976 mystery as a reclusive 13-year-old girl who will do anything to protect the secret she's hiding inside her house.

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The Perfume of the Lady in Black

The Perfume of the Lady in Black
© Raro Video

In this 1974 Italian giallo, a woman's visions of a woman in black drive her to the brink of insanity.

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Puppet Master: The Legacy

Puppet Master: The Legacy
© Full Moon

This eighth entry in the Puppet Master franchise is basically a throwaway flashback compilation of footage from previous films.

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Scream: The Complete First Season

Scream: The Complete First Season
© Anchor Bay

In the first season of this MTV reincarnation of the slasher series, a cruel prank that goes viral sparks a string of murders in a small town.

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Sheep Skin

Sheep Skin
© Unearthed

Punk rockers kidnap a businessman they think is hiding a secret: he's a werewolf.

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Symptoms

Symptoms
© Mondo Macabro

In this 1974 film from the director of Vampyres, a woman's journey to visit her friend in the English countryside descends into murder.

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Vampires

Vampires
© Film Chest

In this campy fare from 1986, a new student at an all-girl private school notices that her classmates are beginning to disappear.

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WNUF Halloween Special

WNUF Halloween Special
© Entertainment One

This retro found footage film purports to be footage of a 1987 news report investigating an infamous haunted house.

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You'll Like My Mother

You'll Like My Mother
© Shout! Factory

Patty Duke stars in this lesser-known thriller as a widow who visits her late husband's mother, only to find herself trapped in the strange woman's old mansion.

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Zombie Decadence

Zombie Decadence
© Full Moon

AKA Zombies vs. Strippers, this horror-comedy finds exotic dancers fighting to escape their strip club when it becomes overrun by zombies.

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