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Another week brings another batch of new horror movies, and this week’s offerings include the return of Alex Garland, a Full Moon sequel, and a Marvel vampire movie.

How’s that for variety?

Here are all the new horrors that are coming May 17-May 22, 2022!

After scaring $163 million worldwide, Sony’s Marvel vampire movie Morbius went home, with Sony releasing the film on Digital today, followed by physical media on June 14.

“One of the most compelling and divisive characters in the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters is coming to the big screen as an Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic anti-hero Michael Morbius. Dangerously afflicted with a rare blood disease and determined to save others suffering the same fate, Dr. Morbius takes a desperate gamble.

“While at first glance it seems like a radical success, a darkness in him is unleashed. Will good prevail over evil – or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new urges?

Daniel Espinosa (Life) directed Morbius for Sony.

Meagan wrote in her review of Morbius, “At best, it’s a usable placeholder until the next installment of this expanding universe.” She adds, “Morbius is above all a flawless affair.

Hanna Bergholmmodern horror fairy tale Hatching from IFC Midnight opened last month and you can now rent it on VOD starting today, May 17.

In Hatching“The 12-year-old gymnast, Tinja (Siiri Solalina), desperate to please his image-obsessed mother, whose popular blog “Lovely Everyday Life” portrays their family’s idyllic existence as neat suburban perfection. One day, after finding an injured bird in the woods, Tinja brings her strange egg home, nests it in her bed, and feeds it until it hatches. The creature that emerges becomes her closest friend and a living nightmare, plunging Tinja beneath the flawless veneer into a twisted reality her mother refuses to see.

Ilja Rautsi wrote the screenplay and Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkila, Jani Volanen, Oiva Ollila, and Reino Nordin star in Hatching. Watch the official trailer below.

The other new horror release to kick things off today is the writer/director Jonathan Zaurinit’s a horror movie Hollownow available on Devilworks VOD outlets.

In Hollow“A woman with early signs of Alzheimer’s begins to have lucid dreams and nightmares that a living Punch puppet has moved in with her and her family. As her loss of reality and symptoms worsen, she discovers that something sinister watches her every move and prepares a darkness that leads her into a frenetic and terrifying confrontation.

The film’s cast includes Pat Garrett (Little Shop of Horrors), Ellie Jeffreys (Jack Falls), pete bird (The growl), Ben Manning (The growl), Mike Combes, Pablo Raybouldand Ayvianna Snow (The convent, the fears of confinement, the vampire virus, the seven).

Are you a fan of found horror movies? Brand new quiver original documentary The phenomenon of found images will begin streaming this Thursday, May 19.

Shudder previews: “The documentary traces the origins of the found footage technique and how it has transformed with changes in technology over the past few decades. The phenomenon of found images features interviews with found film directors whose films impacted the horror genre like no other subgenre, at the turn of the millennium.

Of course, historical horror films have been found, including The McPherson Band, The Blair Witch Project and paranormal activity will get the spotlight, among many others.

Sarah Appleton and Philippe Escot directed and produced the documentary.

Trailer A24 Men

The biggest new release of the week is A24’s folk horror movie Mendirected by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation) and has earned rave reviews from critics so far.

Men opens exclusively in theaters this Friday.

Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinner and Paapa Essiedu star.

“Following a personal tragedy, Harper (Buckley) retreats alone to the beautiful English countryside, hoping to have found a place to heal. But someone or something from the surrounding woods seems to be stalking her. What begins as a quivering terror becomes a fully formed nightmare, inhabited by his darkest memories and fears.

Meagan wrote in her review for BD, “Those unafraid of enigmatic descents into surreal, gruesome horror will find this trip well worth it.”

12 hour shift director Brea Grant examines the pursuit of fame through the lens of horror and country music in his latest, with Torn hearts available for digital purchase at May 20.

The film follows “two friends, up-and-coming artists on the verge of a big break, who will do just about anything to achieve their dream – including a pilgrimage to the legendary and reclusive Harper Dutch’s (Golden Globe winner Katey Sagal) mansion in hopes that she will record a song with them. While their lifelong idol seems intent on helping, the visit turns into a twisted series of mental and physical torment as the pair discover that Harper – and the other – may have other motives.

“With no other choice and desperate to record a song, the duo must go to great lengths to prove their dedication to their dream of becoming Nashville’s next country music stars.”

Abby Quinn and Alexis Lemire star as the eponymous country music duo seeking help for Harper in their career aspirations.

Presented by Blumhouse Television and EPIX, Torn hearts also stars Joshua Leonard (The Blair Witch Project) and Shiloh Fernandez (evil Dead). Rachel Koller Croft wrote the screenplay, and the film’s executive producers are Jean Ierardi, Jeremy Gold, Chris McCumberand Jason Blum.

Directors Sarah Jayne Portelli and Ivan Malekinpsychological horror movie Machination is inspired by COVID-19 and its effect on mental health, available on VOD this Friday.

Featuring Steffi Thake, Rambert Attard, Sean James Suttonand André Bonellothe improvised film tells the story of a young woman forced to confront the monsters that haunt her.

“News of an uncontrollable pandemic has gripped the world and mass panic is pushing humanity into an uncertain future. Maria, a sensitive and anxious woman, struggles to isolate herself. As fear mounts and As the demands of the world tighten, Maria is forced to confront her past and the monsters around her…both on the outside and on the inside.

After more than 15 years and nine films, Full Moon has announced that EVile Bong 888 will be the last film in the franchise, first of all Full Moon platforms on May 20.

In the movie, “When he finally gets the chance to go legit by opening a restaurant, Rabbit (series regular Sonny Carl Davis) can’t help but fall back into old habits. With Eebee as the chef, weed is definitely on the menu and this high-end joint is the puff from the city. With tons of familiar faces and fan-favorite friends, will Rabbit end on a high? Or will he be chopped up by the cops in a kitchen nightmare that goes up in smoke?

The cast also includes Diana Prince (Shudder series “The last drive-in”), John Reinke (the bionic zookeeper of the cultural phenomenon “Tiger King”), Jean-Patrick Jordan (“Law & Order: SVU”, “Mad Men”), Sonny Carl Davis (Last Night at the Alamo, Fast Times at Ridgemont High), Libbie Higgins (viral feeling), and whitney moore (“Young Judge, “Casual”).

James C. Tibbs