Years of waiting will come to an end in less than 2 weeks when Andy Muschietti’s IT finally hits theaters; the most hotly anticipated movie of 2017 is expected to break all previous box office record, and to say we’re excited is an extreme understatement. The truth is, if IT was the only horror movie being released in 2017, it would probably still be a great month. Incredibly, there’s even more great horror to look forward to in September—more than you probably think!
As is our tradition, we’ve assembled a list of all horror movies being released in September 2017; this includes theatrical releases (nationwide and limited), VOD, and Blu-ray/DVD. Bookmark this page, as we’ll be updating it as more September releases are announced. Have a read and let us know what you think in the Comments section! What movie are you most looking forward to next month—besides IT?
Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind (Directed by Stephen Spielberg)
September 1, 2017 (Re-Release)
Official Synopsis: Science fiction adventure about a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a “sunburn” from its bright lights to prove it. Roy refuses to accept an explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his life to pursue the truth about UFOs.
Sky Sharks (Directed by Marc Fehse)
Release Date: September 1, 2017 (VOD) (Limited)
Official Synopsis: A team of Arctic geologists stumble across an abandoned laboratory in which the Nazis developed an incredible and brutal secret weapon during the final months of WW2. Deep in the ice, they accidentally awake a deadly army of flying zombie sharks ridden by genetically mutated, undead super-humans, who are unleashed into the skies, wreaking their bloodthirsty revenge on any aircraft that takes to the air. An elite task force is assembled to take on this deadly threat and stop the Sky Sharks from conquering the air, but as time runs out, the task force realises they will have to fight fire with fire, and the stage is set for the greatest flying super-mutant zombie shark air battle the world has ever seen….
Temple (Directed by Michael Barrett)
Release Date: September 1, 2017 (VOD)
Official Synopsis: Three American tourists follow a mysterious map deep into the jungles of Japan searching for an ancient temple. When spirits entrap them, their adventure quickly becomes a horrific nightmare.
The Vault (Directed by Dan Bush)
Release Date: September 1, 2017 (VOD)(Limited)
Official Synopsis: In order to save their brother Michael’s life, the Dillon sisters, Leah and Vee have organized a bank robbery, but when the upstairs vault doesn’t have enough money to cover Michael’s debt, on the advice of Assistant Bank Manager Ed Maas, they drill into the downstairs vault. But the bank’s basement hides a terrible secret and before long, the Dillons have to choose whether to face the police outside or the terrible supernatural forces in the vault below.
Jackals (Directed by Kevin Greutert)
Release Date: September 1, 2017 (VOD)(Limited)
Official Synopsis: Set in the 1980s, an estranged family hires a cult deprogrammer to take back their teenage son from a murderous cult, but find themselves under siege when the cultists surround their cabin, demanding the boy back.
Little Evil (2017, Directed by Eli Craig)
Release Date: September 1, 2017 (Netflix Exclusive)
Official Synopsis: Little Evil is an upcoming American horror comedy film, written and directed by Eli Craig. It stars Evangeline Lilly, Adam Scott, Owen Atlas, Clancy Brown, Tyler Labine, Donald Faison, Chris D’Elia, and Bridget Everett.
The Atoning (Directed by Michael Williams)
Release Date: September 5, 2017 (VOD & DVD)
Official Synopsis: Vera, Ray, and Sam, a seemingly normal family, are haunted by more than mere ghosts. The lingering horror of their past threatens their ability to function as a loving family until they become enlightened by a mystical encounter. From that moment on, they’re thrust into a horror worse than anything they’ve ever experienced. Personal demons manifest and tear the family apart from the inside out as they come to terms with their past.
Raw (Directed by Julia Ducournau)
Release Date: September 5, 2017 (DVD)
Official Synopsis: Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At 16, she’s a brilliant and promising student. When she starts at veterinary school, she enters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. During the first week of hazing rituals, desperate to fit in whatever the cost, she strays from her family principles when she eats raw meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences of her actions when her true self begins to emerge…
A Dark Song (Directed by Liam Gavin)
Release Date: September 5, 2017 (DVD
Official Synopsis: An unholy alliance between two damaged souls leads them on a disturbing descent into the depraved realms of black magic. Sophia (Catherine Walker) is a grieving and desperate woman with a secret. Joseph (SIGHTSEERS’ Steve Oram) is an anti-social, alcoholic expert in the occult who reluctantly agrees to help her. Holed up in a remote cabin amidst the desolate wilds of Northern Wales, the two embark on a grueling six-month series of dark rituals that will push them both to the physical and psychological breaking point.
The Limehouse Golem (Directed by Juan Carlos Medina)
Release Date: September 8, 2017 (US)(VOD)(Limited)
Official Synopsis: Set on the unforgiving, squalid streets of Victorian London in 1880, our tale begins in the baroque, grandiose music hall where the capital’s most renowned performer Dan Leno (Douglas Booth) takes to the stage. The whimsical thespian performs a monologue, informing his dedicated audience of the ghastly fate of a young woman who had once adorned this very stage, his dear friend Elizabeth Cree (Olivia Cooke); for the beguiling songstress is facing up to her forthcoming death by hanging, having been accused of murdering her husband John Cree (Sam Reid).
Lizzie’s death seems inevitable until Detective Inspector John Kildare (Bill Nighy) is assigned to the case of the Limehouse Golem – a nefarious, calculating serial killer, murdering innocent, unconnected victims, leaving behind barely identifiable corpses – and his distinctive signature in blood. All is not what it seems and everyone is a suspect and everyone has a secret.
IT (Directed by Andy Muschietti)
Release Date: September 8, 2017
Official Synopsis: When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, neighborhood kids band together to square off against Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
In addition to Skarsgård and Jacobs, IT stars Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Nicholas Hamilton