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2014 Horror and Suspense Movies: January - February
Kevin Grevioux in 'I, Frankenstein'.

Kevin Grevioux in 'I, Frankenstein'.

Photo: Ben King © Lionsgate

Open Grave
What is it? A thriller from the director of Apollo 18 starring Sharlto Copley (District 9) as a man who awakens in a pit of dead bodies with no memory of who he is or how he got there. .
Stars: Sharlto Copley, Thomas Kretschmann, Josie Ho, Joseph Morgan, Erin Richards, Max Wrottesley
Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego
Release Date: January 3, 2014 (limited; on demand December 24, 2013)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
What is it? A spinoff of the Paranormal Activity franchise in which a young man is targeted by a demonic presence.
Stars: Richard Cabral, Carlos Pratts, David Fernandez Jr., Jorge Diaz, Eddie J. Fernandez, Silvia Curiel, Noemi Gonzalez, Tonja Kahlens, Andrew Jacobs, Catherine Toribio
Director: Christopher Landon
Release Date: January 3, 2014

Banshee Chapter
What is it? A mix of "found footage" and traditional filmmaking about a young journalist investigating the mystery behind her friend's disappearance and how it ties to a government conspiracy and an ominous radio signal.
Stars: Katia Winter, Ted Levine, Michael McMillian
Director: Blair Erickson
Release Date: January 10, 2014 (limited; on demand December 12, 2013)

Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1
What is it? The latest campy horror-comedy from Troma legend Lloyd Kaufman, revisiting his cult fave Class of Nuke 'Em High about a group of high school students who turn into mutants.
Stars: Clay Von Carlowitz, Stefan Dezil, Gabriela Fuhr, Marc Quinnette, Mike Baez, Reiki Tsuno, Jim Sheppard, Debbie Rochon, William Dreyer, Ron Mackay, Brenda Rickert
Director: Lloyd Kaufman
Release Date: January 10, 2014 (limited)

Big Bad Wolves
What is it? An Israeli thriller from the creators of Rabies about a group of men who kidnap a man accused of a series of murders.
Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad, Dov Glickman, Menashe Noy, Dvir Bebedek
Directors: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado
Release Date: January 17, 2014 (limited/on demand)

Devil's Due
What is it? Found footage fare from the directors of the "10/31/98" segment of V/H/S that appears to be Rosemary's Baby meets Paranormal Activity, as a pregnancy causes a young mother-to-be to commit sinister acts.
Stars: Zach Gilford, Allison Miller, Robert Belushi, Kurt Krause, Sam Anderson, Sloane Coe, Griff Furst, Catherine Kresge
Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Release Date: January 17, 2014

Reasonable Doubt
What is it? A thriller starring Dominic Cooper (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) as a lawyer who gets Samuel L. Jackson acquitted of murder charges, only to realize he may in fact be a serial killer.
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Dominic Cooper, Gloria Reuben, Ryan Robbins, Erin Karpluk, Dylan Taylor
Director: Peter P. Croudins
Release Date: January 17, 2014 (limited/on demand)

Knights of Badassdom
What is it? The long-delayed horror comedy about a group of live-action role players who unwittingly unleash a man-eating succubus.
Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Peter Dinklage, Summer Glau, Steve Zahn, Danny Pudi, Margarita Levieva, Jimmi Simpson, Joshua Malina, W. Earl Brown, Michael Gladis
Director: Joe Lynch
Release Date: January 21, 2014 (limited; on demand February 11)

I, Frankenstein
What is it? A comic book adaptation from the creator of the Underworld franchise, about Frankenstein's creature finding himself caught in a centuries-old war between two immortal clans.
Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Aden Young, Caitlin Stasey, Deniz Akdeniz, Kevin Grevioux
Director: Stuart Beattie
Release Date: January 24, 2014

Armistice
What is it? The Originals' Joseph Morgan stars as a man who finds himself trapped inside a mysterious house where he must kill grotesque creatures every day or die himself.
Stars: Joseph Morgan, Matt Ryan, William Troughton
Director: Luke Massey
Release Date: January 31, 2014 (limited)

Nurse 3D
What is it? A thriller from the director of The Day about a young nurse whose unhinged colleague forms a deadly obsession with her.
Stars: Paz de la Huerta, Katrina Bowden, Corbin Bleu, Judd Nelson, Boris Kodjoe, Adam Herschman, Niecy Nash, Martin Donovan
Director: Doug Aarniokoski
Release Date: February 7, 2014 (limited/on demand)

Vampire Academy
What is it? An adaptation of the bestselling young adult book series about a half-vampire teen in training to become a guardian for her vampire best friend.
Stars: Olga Kurylenko, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Joely Richardson, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland, Sami Gayle, Cameron Monaghan, Danila Kozlovsky, Claire Foy
Director: Mark Waters
Release Date: February 14, 2014

The Returned
What is it? Zombie movie from the director of Exorcismus, set in a world in which injections of a serum keep infected people from turning into zombies.
Stars: Kris Holden-Reid, Emily Hampshire, Shawn Doyle, Claudia Bassols
Director: Manuel Carballo
Release Date: February 14, 2014 (limited/on demand)

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