Welcome back to our weekly news roundup, where we at Wolfbane Blooms collect some of the most noteworthy horror news from the week to keep on your radar.
This week marks the beginning of April, which our friends at Shudder have dubbed the official “Halfway to Halloween” month. Lucky for us, this new moniker was created to celebrate the streaming service releasing its biggest roster of TV and horror movies to date throughout this month. For a sneak peek at some of what’s coming up, check out Shudder’s promo below.
Things kicked off right away last night, with the most excellent premiere of the second season of Greg Nicotero’s Creepshow. It was my favorite episode of the reinvented series so far, with the first segment, “Model Kid,” serving as a perfectly nostalgic snapshot of what it means to be a horror kid and the second, “Public Television of the Dead,” paying beautifully pitch-perfect homage to my favorite horror movie of all time. There’s simply nothing that makes me as giddy as seeing Ted Raimi pop up on my screen. Check out a clip below.
On the movie side of things, Shudder also debuted a new sequel from director Yeon Sang-Ho, the hotly anticipated Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula. This film is set four years after the events of Train to Busan and is a standalone sequel that follows a soldier sent to the now-infested wastelands of the Korean peninsula to retrieve some money. See the trailer below.
The Night House is the newest feature from director David Bruckner, with a screenplay penned by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski. It premiered at Sundance in 2020 and was immediately scooped by Searchlight Pictures for a cool $12 million. Now, we’re excited to see that it has a theatrical release date set for July 16. We at Wolfbane Blooms are massive fans of David Bruckner—particularly after absolutely loving his last film, The Ritual—and this trailer certainly looks like he’s back to deliver another banger. See for yourself below.
Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson are set to star in an upcoming horror movie called Spiral, which exists in the Saw franchise’s universe. This week, it got an official trailer as well as a quickly approaching theatrical release date of May 14. Mark your calendars, and check the trailer out below.
The Widow is a new Russian horror film that is now available on digital, on-demand, Blu-Ray, and DVD as of this week. The story follows a group of people in a volunteer search party who venture into the forests of the Leningrad Region to find a lost boy and encounter the restless spirit of a legendary witch.