New year, new horror; January 2018 is shaping up to be a promising month for horror releases. A long awaited DVD/Blu-ray release and a brand new Sharknado movie are on the horizon. Netflix pulled a fast one in December with the secret addition of the first two seasons of Ash vs Evil Dead, so in addition to these titles, keep an eye out for any other secret adds, but for the time being, here is what to expect this January.
30 Days of Night: After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.
Sharknado 5: Global Warming: With much of America lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for a global sharknado, Fin and his family must travel around the world to stop them.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose: A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.
Before I Wake: A young couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps.
Devilman: Crybaby: A demon possesses a boy's dead body to do evil. But after falling in love with a human girl, he has a change of heart. Based on Go Nagai's hit manga.
The Conjuring: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.
47 Meters Down: Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.
The House October Built 2: Recovering from the trauma of being kidnapped last Halloween by the Blue Skeleton - a group who take "extreme haunt" to another level - five friends decide they must face their fears in order to move on. Heading back out on the road to visit more haunted house attractions, signs of the Blue Skeleton start appearing again and a new terror begins.
Hell Night: Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion, where they are stalked by the monstrous survivor of a family massacre years earlier.
Seven Blood Stained Orchids: A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and the killer before the killer strikes at her again.
The Cat O' Nine Tails: A newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company's experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer.
Friend Request: A popular college student graciously accepts a social outcast's online friend request, but soon finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.
IT: A group of bullied kids band together when a shape-shifting monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.
The Witches: A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.
Happy Death Day: A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer's identity.
The Snowman: Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes.
Dance Macabre: A dance instructor brings his dance troupe to Russia for training. What his dancers don't know, however, is that he has a dual personality, and his hidden personality is a serial killer.
Jigsaw: Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for ten years.
Opera: A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.
Class of 1999: Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers do a good job of controlling the unruly youngsters, until they go too far and some students get suspicious.
Gothic: The Shelleys visit Lord Byron and compete to write a horror story.
Re-Animator: A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.
Check back at the end of the month for February's releases.