If Monday reminds you of a horror movie, better skip this post. But if you think there's no scarier thing than a Monday morning, a list of new horror movies shouldn't give you the goosebumps. March isn't so rich with scary movies as it were the case a month ago. Six new releases are ready to invade cinema theatres with doses of chill and awe. Be aware of them!
JOHNNY FRANK GARRETT'S LAST WORD
Director: Simon Rumley
Written by: Ben Ketai
Starring: Mike Doyle, Erin Cummings, Sean Patrick Flanery, Devin Bonnee, Dodge Prince
Plot Synopsis: Based on an incredible true story, this film is a terrifying tale of vengeance from beyond the grave. On Halloween night 1981, a Catholic nun is savagely murdered. In a haze of fear, the authorities in Amarillo, Texas feel compelled to solve the case quickly amidst widespread panic and lynch mob anger. Soon a suspect emerges as 18-year-old Johnny Frank Garrett. He is arrested and put on trial. Overlooking evidence that could have cleared his name, the jury passes swift judgment and Garrett is convicted and sentenced to death. But from the moment of his arrest until his last breath Garrett professes his innocence, and following his execution a letter is found in his cell written in a voice driven by a dark force, promising retribution and cursing the souls of anyone connected with his demise. Within weeks of his execution, Johnny's terrifying prophecy is unleashed as a series of unexplained deaths strike down those involved in the cover-up. As his parade of victims grows, it is left to one conscience-stricken juror to exonerate Johnny and break his curse before it's too late…
THE DEVIL'S CANDY
Director: Sean Byrne
Written by: Sean Byrne
Starring: Ethan Embry, Shiri Appleby, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Kiara Glasco
Plot Synopsis: Metal music, wet paint, and family are the passions of Jesse (Ethan Embry), a struggling painter who lives a happy life with his wife, Astrid (Shiri Appleby), and their preteen daughter, Zooey (Kiara Glasco). And things look even brighter when Jesse and Astrid are able to put in a bid on their dream home: a huge property in rural Texas with a barn big enough for a proper art studio. After the trio moves in, Jesse starts to feel possessed by satanic forces.
GAME OF DEATH
Director: Sebastien Landry, Laurence Morais-Lagace
Written by: Edouard H. Bond
Starring: Sam Earle, Victoria Diamond, Emelia Hellman, Catherine Saindon, Erniel Baez D, Nick Serino, Thomas Vallieres
Plot Synopsis: Kill or be killed is the golden rule of the Game of Death. Sucks for seven millennials who ignored that rule. Now each one's head will explode unless they kill someone. Will they turn on each other to survive, or will this sunny day be the last for the innocent people of their middle-of-nowhere town?
THE HOUSE ON WILLOW STREET
Director: Alastair Orr
Written by: Catherine Blackman, Jonathan Jordaan
Starring: Sharni Vinson, Carlyn Burchell, Zino Ventura, Steven John Ward
Plot Synopsis: Roguish kidnappers devise a plan to abduct the daughter of a wealthy diamond distributor. When they have her locked up in their hideout, they realize she’s been possessed by a sinister demon. The kidnappers are forced to bargain for their souls and deal with their personal demons as they appear in physical form inside the house.
Director: Rod Blackhurst
Written by: David Ebeltoft
Starring: Lucy Walters, Adam David Thompson, Gina Piersanti, Shane West
Plot Synopsis: A young woman struggles to survive on her own in the wake of a mysterious epidemic that has decimated society and forced her deep into the unforgiving wilderness, until she encounters two other survivors who make her confront her past while putting all of their lives at risk.
THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGTHER
Director: Osgood Perkins
Written by: Osgood Perkins
Starring: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton, James Remar, Lauren Holly
Plot Synopsis: Rose (Lucy Boynton), 17, and Kat (Kiernan Shipka), 13, find themselves snowbound at the prestigious Bramford School for Girls when their parents fail to collect them for winter break. Dark, horrific visions begin plaguing Kat while Rose watches in horror as the young girl becomes enraptured by an unseen evil force. Meanwhile, beautiful but damaged Joan (Emma Roberts) is on a mysterious mission towards the same school, seemingly compelled by the dark forces at work.