Indulge in some September chills and explore beloved classic thrillers, then brace yourself for the latest spine-tingling horrors as we navigate the top horror movies debuting this month. As autumn approaches, make sure you don’t miss out on the essential viewing, and get ready to spill your pumpkin spice latte when a malevolent nun reaches out to give you a fright.
With enigmatic mysteries to unravel, possessed vehicles, and chilling family legacies, there’s a cauldron full of thrills for horror enthusiasts to eagerly anticipate this month.
So, whether you prefer streaming from the comfort of your home or experiencing the terror on the big screen, September promises to keep you on the edge of your seat. You can run, you can hide, but this September, fear awaits.
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All Fun and Games
Release Date: September 1, on VOD
Directors: Eren Celeboglu, Ari Costa
Cast: Laurel Marsden, Asa Butterfield, Natalia Dyer, Annabeth Gish, Summer H. Howell
Within the enigmatic Salem town, a cluster of unsuspecting teenagers stumbles upon a cursed dagger that rouses a malevolent entity. Asa Butterfield and Natalia Dyer helm this spine-tingling narrative, where innocent pastimes such as hide and seek and hangman morph into life-threatening trials of endurance. Crafted by the directorial duo of Ari Costa and Eren Celeboglu, this marks a hair-raising inaugural venture for them. “All Fun and Games” will clutch your very soul, leaving you in breathless and ghostly suspense.
They Live 35th Anniversary
Release Date: September 6, in theaters as Fathom Event
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, Raymond St. Jacques, George Buck Flower
Celebrating its 35th anniversary, “They Live” is making a special return to theaters for a limited engagement, complete with an introduction by renowned director John Carpenter. Carpenter is renowned for his numerous horror classics, including “Halloween” and “The Thing.” This exclusive re-release promises to deliver thrills and chills that will captivate both seasoned horror enthusiasts and those curious about the genre, as it graces the silver screen once more.
The Nun II
Release Date: September 8, in theaters
Director: Michael Chaves
Cast: Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Storm Reid, Anna Popplewell, Bonnie Aarons, Katelyn Rose Downey
The Nun II makes a terrifying comeback, haunting viewers once again with the malevolent nun Valak. Taking place in 1956 France, the story revolves around Sister Irene’s horrifying confrontation with evil following a priest’s murder. As Valak’s sinister influence spreads, the sequel offers a relentless barrage of jump-scare horror in the face of an unyielding supernatural entity. Featuring a skilled ensemble, including veteran of horror films Bonnie Aarons (known for Mulholland Drive), and a gripping storyline, brace yourself for intense suspense as the demonic nun hunts for fresh victims in this spine-tingling thriller.
Christine 40th Anniversary
Release Dates: September 10, 13, in theaters as Fathom Event
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky, Harry Dean Stanton
In an additional limited theatrical re-release directed by John Carpenter, enthusiasts of thrills and the original fans are presented with the opportunity to relive Christine on the big screen once more. Don’t overlook the exclusive introduction crafted by Carpenter, which will kick off this 40th-anniversary edition. For those unfamiliar with the story, brace yourself for an exhilarating journey.
Release Date: September 14, in Theaters
Directors: Alejandro Brugués, Mike Mendez, Demián Rugna
Cast: Efren Ramirez, Jonah Ray, Hemky Madera, Patricia Velasquez
Satanic Hispanics is an innovative Latin horror anthology that brings together eerie stories from various parts of Latin America. Combining elements of folklore, supernatural entities, and societal reflection, it offers an exciting exploration of the region’s abundant legends.
A Haunting in Venice
Release Date: September 15, in Theaters
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Yeoh, Tina Fey, Jamie Dornan, Kyle Allen, Kelly Reilly, Camille Cottin, Jude Hill, Ali Khan, Emma Laird, Riccardo Scamarcio
It Lives Inside
Release Date: September 22, in Theaters
Director: Bishal Dutta
Cast: Megan Suri, Neeru Bajwa, Vik Sahay, Betty Gabriel
“It Lives Inside” is a horror movie that explores the unsettling combination of individual identity and supernatural fear. Samidha (played by Megan Suri), a young girl grappling with the challenge of belonging, comes face to face with her Indian heritage as a malevolent spirit takes over her ex-friend. This captivating story delves into the collision of different cultures and the ominous outcomes of rejecting one’s origins. “It Lives Inside” is a chilling and intellectually stimulating cinematic journey that will keep viewers at the edge of their seats.
No One Will Save You
Release Date: September 22, on Hulu
Director: Brian Duffield
Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Geraldine Singer
“No One Will Save You” is an intense science fiction thriller featuring Kaitlyn Dever. The plot revolves around Brynn Adams, a young woman in search of refuge in her childhood residence. However, her life takes a dramatic turn when otherworldly invaders disrupt her existence, culminating in a face-off between Brynn and extraterrestrial entities. As she fights to safeguard her future and come to terms with her past, brace yourself for heart-pounding action and suspense.
Release Date: September 29, on VOD
Directors: Cru Ennis, Lee Roy Kunz
Cast: Jaune Kimmel, Thomas Kretschmann, Lee Roy Kunz
“Deliver Us” is a spine-tingling theological horror movie that explores ancient prophecies, twin brothers, and an epic struggle between good and evil. When a nun asserts that she has miraculously given birth to twins, with one foretold to be the Messiah and the other the Anti-Christ, a Vatican inquiry uncovers a horrifying revelation. As an American priest assists the tormented nun in fleeing to the cursed land of Estonia, a relentless pursuit begins, and the world hangs on the precipice of eternal devastation.
Release Date: September 29, in Theaters
Director: Kevin Greutert
Cast: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Synnøve Macody Lund, Steven Brand, Michael Beach