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The Halloween season is in full swing, and the next several weeks are absolutely jam-packed with fresh horrors. In fact, we’ve been treated to SEVEN new horror movies at home today.

Here’s all the new horror that released on October 3, 2023!

For daily reminders about new horror releases, be sure to follow @HorrorCalendar.

Kicking off Hulu’s Huluween 2023 celebration, the body horror movie Appendage just debuted on the streaming service yesterday, so it’s now available for your consumption.

Appendage is Anna Zlokovic’s feature directorial debut, based on her 2021 short of the same name. The horror movie stars Hadley Robinson and Emily Hampshire.

In the film, “Hannah (Hadley Robinson), a young fashion designer, seems fine on the surface, but secretly struggles with debilitating self-doubt. Soon these buried feelings begin to make Hannah physically sick and sprout into a ferocious growth on her body: The Appendage.

“As Hannah’s health declines, The Appendage begins to fuel her anxieties – her perceived lack of talent at work, her deteriorating relationships with her boyfriend and best friend, and her parents’ lack of love and understanding. At her breaking point, Hannah makes a shocking discovery—there are others out there like her.”

Kausar Mohammed and Brandon Mychal Smith also star.

The Mean One, a highly unofficial Christmas horror movie that turns the Grinch into a slasher maniac, received a limited theatrical release last holiday season, and it’s now available at home. Steven LaMorte‘s slasher parody hit VOD, DVD and Blu-ray today, October 3.

In the audacious new parody, The Mean One (Terrifier‘s David Howard Thornton) is a hairy, green-skinned grump in a Santa suit, living on a mountain high above the town of Newville, despising the holiday season. Young Cindy You-Know-Who (Krystle Martin), whose parents were butchered by The Mean One twenty Christmases earlier, is returning to town to seek closure… but when the Mean One launches a new reign of terror that threatens to destroy Christmas, Cindy finds a bold new purpose – trapping and killing the monster.

Directed by LaMorte with a script by Flip and Finn Kobler, The Mean One also stars Chase Mullins, John Bigham, Erik Baker, Flip Kobler, and Amy Schumacher.

DREAD’s latest horror movie, The Jester was given a limited theatrical run beginning September 29, 2023, and the film was released onto VOD outlets today, October 3.

Colin Krawchuk wrote and directed The Jester from a story by Krawchuk and Michael Sheffield. Eduardo Sánchez, co-creator of the original horror blockbuster The Blair Witch Project, Patrick Ewald and Mary Beth McAndrews served as the film’s executive producers.

The Jester is based on a short film trilogy by Krawchuk.

The feature film stars Lelia Symington (Brut Force), Matt Servitto (The Sopranos), Ken Arnold (Swagger) and Sam Lukowski (Satanic Hispanics).

“After the recent death of their father, two estranged sisters find themselves being stalked by a malevolent being known as The Jester. Revealing himself to be more than just a man in a mask, the evil entity begins to further torment the inhabitants of this small town on Halloween night. The path to defeating this unholy monster lies with the two sisters who realize that the only way to survive is to figure out how to right the wrongs of their dark past.”

Creepy Crawly

Released in Thailand last year, the creature feature The 100 has been renamed Creepy Crawly for its U.S. release from Well Go USA, and it’s available on Digital today, October 3

Co-written and co-directed by Chalit Krileadmongkon (The Beast Below) and Pakphum Wongjinda (Possessed), the film stars Chanya McClory (Sang Krasue 2), Pirat Nitipaisalkul [AKA Mike Angelo] (The Misfits), and Benjamin Joseph Varney (Friend Zone).

In Creepy Crawly, “While quarantining at a Thailand hotel, guests begin disappearing with no explanation from staff, leaving the group to wonder whether there may be some truth to local urban legends about a terrifying creature rumored to possess its victims.”

Charoen Kaithitisuwan, Chalit Kraileadmongkon, Pakphum Wongjinda, and Mike Angelo wrote the script for Creepy Crawly. Punyanet Tanaprapass produced the creature feature.

A sequel to the 2018 movie, The Nun II is another box office hit for The Conjuring Universe, the film thus far scaring up $231 million worldwide since its release on September 8.

Less than one month after Valak returned to the big screen, The Nun II is now available on Digital at home. The film will begin haunting 4K and Blu-ray on November 14.

In The Nun II, now playing in theaters, “1956 – France. A priest is murdered. An evil is spreading. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit THE NUN follows SISTER IRENE as she once again comes face to face with the demonic force VALAK – THE DEMON NUN.”

Taissa Farmiga is back as Sister Irene, with Bonnie Aarons again playing the demonic nun known as Valak. Storm Reid (“Euphoria”) also joins the Conjuring Universe in this one.

Michael Chaves (Curse of La Llorona, Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It) directed The Nun II.

A family reunion turns deadly in the indie House of Dolls, a new horror movie directed by Juan Salas that VMI Worldwide brings to VOD and Digital today, October 3.

In the film, “Three estranged sisters return home to collect an inheritance only to confront each other and trigger a downward spiral of murder inside of a giant Doll House.”

Dee Wallace (Cujo) stars alongside Meeko Gattuso and Stephanie Troyak.

The classic nursery rhyme gets the horror treatment with Mary Had a Little Lamb, a new slasher movie from Uncork’d Entertainment that was released on Digital today.

The film is directed by visual effects artist and animator Jason Arber (Meg 2 : The Trench)

“A radio host and her crew set out to discover the truth behind some disappearances for a true crime show. They will soon learn that there is far more to discover when they meet Mary and her lamb. Who will make it out alive of this house of horrors?”

“Campy and fun, with terrific special and visual effects, we expect Mary Had a Little Lamb will be one of the most popular titles on our schedule this quarter,” said Keith Leopard, President of Uncork’d. “We can’t wait to hear what audiences this of this super fun horror film.”

May Kelly, Danielle Scott, and Christine Ann Nyland star.

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