Character posters, new titles on Screambox, adorable bat plushies, and much more arrive in this edition of the Horror Roundup!

Welcome, weirdos to the BrittNic Creations’ Horror Roundup! At the end of each month, I’ll be bringing you some news and products from the horror realm. The topics could include new clips from an upcoming horror film, gothic artwork, unique merchandise, and much more! There’s a mixture of horror goodies for everyone in the Horror Roundup. This will always be a random post. I’d like to think that life and horror aren’t any fun without some absurdity included in them. Now, let’s get to the fun part!

*Note: Horror Roundup changed from weekly to the end of the month as of July 2, 2023.*

Horror Roundup Blockbuster Film Updates

Five Nights at Freddy’s – October 27th

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Credit: Universal Studios

A trailer, character posters, and more await horror fans with the latest updates on Five Nights at Freddy’s, released in theaters and streaming on Peacock on October 27th. The character posters give us a glimpse at the unique and horrific terrors ahead for the newest security guard.

  • Horror Roundup: Screambox July Titles, Bat Plushies & More!
  • Horror Roundup: Screambox July Titles, Bat Plushies & More!
  • Horror Roundup: Screambox July Titles, Bat Plushies & More!
  • Horror Roundup: Screambox July Titles, Bat Plushies & More!

The film follows a troubled security guard as he begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through. The film stars Josh Hutcherson (Ultraman, The Hunger Games franchise), Elizabeth Lail (You, Mack & Rita), Piper Rubio (Holly & Ivy, Unstable), Kat Conner Sterling (We Have a Ghost, 9-1-1), with Mary Stuart Masterson (Blindspot, Fried Green Tomatoes) and Matthew Lillard (Good Girls, Scream).

Five Nights at Freddy’s is directed by Emma Tammi (The Wind, Blood Moon) and is written by Scott Cawthon, Emma Tammi, and Seth Cuddeback. The film’s iconic animatronic characters will be created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.

Five Nights at Freddy’s is produced by Jason Blum and Scott Cawthon. The film’s executive producers are Bea Sequeira, Russell Binder and Christopher H. Warner. Universal Pictures presents a Blumhouse production, in association with Striker Entertainment.

Dust Bunny – Release date TBA

Recently Bryan Fuller tweeted a photo that announced the official filming of his new film, Dust Bunny. As someone who has loved the series Hannibal, it’s awesome to see Fuller work with Mads Mikkelsen again. In Dust Bunny, an eight-year-old girl asks her scheming neighbor for help in killing the monster under her bed that she thinks ate her family. A lot is still being kept under wraps, but we do know that Sigourney Weaver will star alongside Mikkelsen.

Horror Film 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray & DVD Pre-Orders:

  • It Follows Limited Edition 4K UHD & Blu-ray
    • A young woman is followed by a terrifying supernatural force after a sexual encounter with her new boyfriend.
  • Smile Steelbook [4K UHD]
    • After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can’t explain. As an overwhelming terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.
  • I Still Know What You Did Last Summer – UHD/Blu-ray/Digital [4K UHD]
    • Haunted by the brutal murders of her friends, Julie James is struggling to lead a normal life as a college freshman in Boston. Despite her best efforts, she still can’t shake the feeling that homicidal fisherman Ben Willis is stalking her. Teetering on the brink of a nervous breakdown, Julie gratefully accepts her roommate Karla’s invitation to join her and friends on an all-expense paid trip to the Bahamas. Their tropical getaway turns deadly, however, when Willis apparently returns from the grave to once again torment Julie and her friends.
  • The Last House on the Left (2009) -Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD
    • When athletic teen Mari Collingwood (Sara Paxton) opts to hang out with her friend Paige in town rather than spend an evening in with her parents vacationing at the family’s remote lake house, it marks the beginning of a night no one is going to forget. The two girls wind up in the company of escaped convict Krug (Garret Dillahunt) and his makeshift family of vile career criminals, who kidnap and brutally assault them before leaving them for dead. Fleeing from the scene of their violent crime during a storm, the thugs inadvertently seek refuge with Mari’s parents, anxious as to why their daughter hasn’t come home yet and primed to unleash the full forces of hell on anyone who would dare to touch so much as a hair on her head.
  • The Outwaters (2023) – Limited Edition Blu-Ray
    • The film plays out over three memory cards found in a sun-drenched section of the Mojave Desert. The footage within is that of a foursome, who set out to make a music video while camping, led by a charismatic LA filmmaker. Their trip starts out uneventful, though their peace is occasionally disrupted by unexplained sounds, vibrations, and unnatural animal behavior. Then one night everything changes, sending the foursome on a mind-bending trip through terror.
  • Resident Evil: Death Island [SteelBook] [Includes Digital Copy] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray] 
    • In San Francisco, B.S.A.A. agent Chris Redfield embarks on a mission to ferret out the enigmatic cause of a recent zombie outbreak, his only lead being that the victims recently toured Alcatraz Island. Chris then rallies his team to investigate, unaware of what new and unsettling sights lurk upon the notorious island. 
  • Swamp Thing [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray] [1982]
    • A Louisiana botanist becomes transformed into a plant-like monster after his experiment is ambushed by a paramilitary group. He emerges from the swamp and exacts revenge. Based on the comic book by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. 

Screambox: July 2023 Streaming Calendar

SCREAMBOX has revealed the new films that are joining the horror streaming service in July, including We Might Hurt Each Other, Shoky & Morthy: Last Big Thing, Repulse, Elvira’s Haunted Hills, and Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street.

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Credit: Screambox

Evil, terror, lust… the Mistress of the Dark really knows how to party! Elvira’s Haunted Hills is now streaming on SCREAMBOX, alongside 13 Nights of Elvira and over 10 classic episodes of Elvira’s Movie Macabre.

Horror Roundup: Screambox July Titles, Bat Plushies & More!
Credit: Screambox

A masked killer strikes in SCREAMBOX Original We Might Hurt Each Other on July 11. Lithuania’s first slasher pays tribute to the golden age of the subgenre while infusing an influence from Eastern European folklore.

Horror Roundup: Screambox July Titles, Bat Plushies & More!

A pair of notorious YouTubers make a killer comeback in the SCREAMBOX Exclusive Shoky & Morthy: Last Big Thing on July 18. The Czech film balances laughs and thrills like Tucker and Dale vs Evil while channeling the absurdity of Dumb and Dumber with a modern twist.

Horror Roundup: Screambox July Titles, Bat Plushies & More!
Credit: Screambox

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge star Mark Patton examines his legacy in Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street. Featuring interviews with Robert Englund, Robert Rusler, Clu Gulager, and Jack Sholder, the poignant documentary hits SCREAMBOX on July 21.

Horror Roundup: Screambox July Titles, Bat Plushies & More!
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Two dysfunctional families intersect in disturbing ways in SCREAMBOX Exclusive Repulse on July 25. The bleak, brutal Czech film harkens back to boundary-pushing horrors like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes.

Horror Roundup: Screambox July Titles, Bat Plushies & More!
Horror Roundup: Screambox July Titles, Bat Plushies & More!
Horror Roundup: Screambox July Titles, Bat Plushies & More!
Horror Roundup: Screambox July Titles, Bat Plushies & More!

Other July highlights include: The Exorcist writer William Peter Blatty’s The Ninth Configuration; Annabelle director John R. Leonetti’s Wish Upon starring Joey King (The Conjuring) and Ryan Phillippe (I Know What You Did Last Summer); folk horror progenitor The Blood on Satan’s Claw; disturbing fantasy Tideland from acclaimed director Terry Gilliam (Twelve Monkeys); Gothic horror The Awakening starring Rebecca Hall (Godzilla vs. Kong); ’80s cult classics Spookies, Sorority House Massacre, The Brain, Night Train to Terror, and Hard Rock Zombies; and more.

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Credit: Screambox

Small Horror Roundup Businesses of the Month

Wyrmwood Market – Halloween Pins, Stickers, and More!

Fabro Creations – Plush Bats & Other Adorable Creatures!

The Moon Beams – Spooky Wearable Artwork!

Spring-Heel’d Jack Coffee – Roasted Caffeine Beans for Your Inner Cryptid!

Indie Horror Roundup Film Announcements:

Horror Roundup: Screambox July Titles, Bat Plushies & More!
Credit: Gravitas Ventures

The Unseen (Directed by: Vincent Shade)

Tommy Olson is seeing things again. He can’t make out what it is, just like what he told the police that one fateful night that deadly accident occurred. Tommy can’t shake the thought of darkness following him since that night, and that there’s someone moving in the shadow of his every step. Maybe that’s why he’s not performing so well in law school. That, or the fact his father, brilliant former defense attorney Dan Olson, is also his teacher. Exhausted from the pressures from his mom, two sisters at home, and his father’s bullying at school, he graduates and makes an effort to carve his own path.

Tommy feels the only way he can measure up is if he pushes himself to join a law firm separate from his father’s connections. But a dark force surrounds the Midwest suburb, and people from his past are reported dead by a mysterious killer, who is stalking them at random. The visions of deathly premonitions become stronger as Tommy starts his first day as part of the new law firm. He can’t help but feel he is being shoved into a sinister puzzle he doesn’t want to put together because he just may be the last piece.

Horror Roundup: Screambox July Titles, Bat Plushies & More!
Credit: Gravitas Ventures

Pollen (Directed by: DW Medoff)

Hera is young and desperate to climb the corporate ladder, but a senior colleague abuses his power to coerce her into sex for career advancement, then tosses her aside. Unable to move on, she develops an emotional bond with the houseplant her abuser gave her as if it were a surrogate for their love that couldn’t exist in the workplace.

She then begins seeing an ominous humanoid plant follow her around a monster that stalks her in place of the recent, unprocessed emotional trauma. Hera’s life spins out of control.

Monsterf**kers Magazine!

We can’t have a Horror Roundup and not keep in mind my beloved community with a love for erotic novels filled with monsters to romance. A magazine is in the works from Medusa Publishing Haus that has a collection of submissions of these raunchy and often sensual monster-related stories.

A single-issue magazine dedicated to the monsters we love to love. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art in the tradition of writers like Clive Barker and Hailey Piper and films like THE FLY and POSSESSION.
This issue will be durable and printed on glossy paper.
Shipping in May 2024

-Medusa Publishing Haus

Britt’s Horror Roundup Thoughts

As much as I love doing these Horror Roundups, doing them every week just isn’t great for my ADHD burnout. However, these aren’t going away and instead, there will be a horror roundup published at the end of each month. It will have the usual list of pre-orders, unique horror & gothic small businesses, and exciting updates! These articles will have a lot more to them and provide you with a better Horror Roundup that you all deserve <3 And don’t worry there will be horror content outside of the Horror Roundup during the rest of each month!

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