Stay Spooky: Horror Film & TV Picks for September 2020
Updated: Jan 7
September is turning out to be a great month for horror with 15 brand new horror films and tv shows. Here's a rundown of all the new shows and movies worth checking out in September.
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9/1: "Z" - Shudder
9/4: "The Owners" - VOD
9/7: "Devil's Road: The True Story of Ed & Lorraine Warren" - Travel
9/8: "Alive" - Netflix
9/10: "The Babysitter: Killer Queen" - Netflix
9/11: "Rent a Pal" - VOD
9/14: "The Third Day" - HBO
9/14: "Des" - ITV
9/16: "The Devil all the Time" - Netflix
9/16: "The Paramedic" - Netflix
9/17: "Spiral" - Shudder
9/18: "Alone" - VOD
9/18: "Antebellum" - VOD
9/18: "No Escape" - VOD
9/18: "Ratched" - Netflix
9/18: "Murder in the Woods" - VOD
9/22: "Let it Snow" - VOD
1. Tuesday, September 1: "Z" (Shudder)
2. Friday, September 4: "The Owners" (VOD)
A group of friends think they find an easy score at an empty house with a safe full of cash. But when the owners, an elderly couple, come home early, the tables are suddenly turned. Directed by Julius Berg and written by Mathieu Gompel. Starring Maisie Williams, Sylvester McCoy, Rita Tushingham and Jake Curran.
3. Monday, September 7: "Devil's Road: The True Story of Ed & Lorraine Warren" (Travel Channel)
Over the course of their 50-year career, Ed and Lorraine Warren investigate thousands of hauntings. Some of their most famous cases include the Amityville Horror house and the real-life Rhode Island home behind "The Conjuring" films. Starring Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren.
4. Tuesday, September 8: "Alive" (Netflix)
The rapid spread of an unknown infection has left an entire city in ungovernable chaos, but one survivor remains alive in isolation. It is his story. Written and directed by Il Cho. Starring Ah-In Yoo, Shin-Hye Park and Hyun-Wook Lee.
4. Thursday, September 10: "The Babysitter: Killer Queen" (Netflix)
Two years after Cole survived a satanic blood cult, he's living another nightmare: high school. And the demons from his past? Still making his life hell. Directed by McG and written by Dan Lagana. Starring Bella Thorne, Samara Weaving and Leslie Bibb.
5. Friday, September 11: "Rent a Pal" (VOD)
A strange VHS tape allows a lonely bachelor named David to find companionship with Andy -- its charming and charismatic host. However, Andy's friendship comes at a cost, and David desperately struggles to afford the price of admission. Written and directed by Jon Stevenson. Starring Wil Wheaton, Brian Landis Folkins and Amy Rutledge.
6. Monday, September 14: "The Third Day" (HBO)
A man and a woman have their work cut out for them as they make separate journeys to a mysterious island off of the British coast. Directed by Philippa Lowthorpe and Marc Munden. Written by Dennis Kelly, Dean O'Loughlin and Kit de Waal. Starring Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Emily Watson, Paddy Considine and Mark Lewis Jones.
7. Monday, September 14: "Des" (ITV)
A 3-part television series about Scottish serial killer, Dennis Nilsen, who was arrested in 1983 for killing at least 12 young men and boys. After tenants in Nilsen's apartment building reported clogged drains, a plumber found decaying human remains were the source of the clog. Directed by Lewis Arnold. Written by Kelly Jones and Luke Neal. Starring David Tennant, Daniel Mays, Jason Watkins and Alex Bhat.
8. Wednesday, September 16: "The Devil all the Time" (Netflix)
Sinister characters converge around a young man devoted to protecting those he loves in a postwar backwoods town teeming with corruption and brutality. Written and directed by Antonio Campos. Starring Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland and Haley Bennett.
9. Wednesday, September 16: "The Paramedic" (Netflix)
Angel works in an ambulance service. After a tragic accident, his personal life begins to deteriorate as he becomes more and more suspicious of his partner Vane. Directed by Carles Torras and written by David Desola. Starring Mario Casas, Déborah François and Guillermo Pfening.
10. Thursday, September 17: "Spiral" (Shudder)
A same-sex couple move to a small town so they can enjoy a better quality of life and raise their 16 year-old daughter with the best social values. But nothing is as it seems in their picturesque neighborhood. And when Malik sees the folks next door throwing a very strange party, something shocking has got to give. Directed by Kurtis David Harder. Written by Colin Minihan and John Poliquin. Starring Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Ari Cohen and Jennifer Laporte.
11. Friday, September 18: "Alone" (VOD)
A recently widowed traveler is kidnapped by a cold blooded killer, only to escape into the wilderness where she is forced to battle against the elements as her pursuer closes in on her. Directed by John Hyams and written by Mattias Olsson. Starring Jules Willcox, Marc Menchaca and Anthony Heald.
12. Friday, September 18: "Antebellum" (VOD)
Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late. Written and directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz. Starring Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone and Tongayi Chirisa.
13. Friday, September 18: "No Escape" (VOD)
A social media personality travels with his friends to Moscow to capture new content for his successful VLOG. Always pushing the limits and catering to a growing audience, they enter a cold world of mystery, excess, and danger. Written and directed by Will Wernick. Starring Denzel Whitaker, Holland Roden and Keegan Allen.
14. Friday, September 18: "Ratched" (Netflix)
15. Friday, September 18: "Murder in the Woods" (VOD)
Soon after arriving to a mysterious cabin in the woods, a group of teens discover the dark secret it holds, which forces them to fight for their lives. Directed by Luis Iga and written by Yelyna De Leon. Starring José Julián, Jeanette Samano and Chelsea Rendon.
16. Tuesday, September 22: "Let it Snow" (VOD)
Separated from her fiance after sneaking onto a restricted slope, Mia, a free riding snowboarder, must survive not only against nature, but the masked snowmobile rider in black who's out for her blood. Written and directed by Stanislav Kapralov. Written by Omri Rose. Starring Ivanna Sakhno, Alex Hafner and Tinatin Dalakishvili.