June 2023 Horror Preview

Happy Pride Month to all of our LGBTQIA+ readers.

It’s a gay ol’ time to be a horror fanatic, so we’re bringing you the news, reviews, and latest scoop on all the spooky sights and frights only on

Moving on with the horror preview…

June 2nd

The Boogeyman: It seems like every month brings another Stephen King adaptation – this time around, it’s THE BOOGEYMAN directed by the new kid on the block, Rob Savage, fresh off his indie darling DASHCAM. As you probably know, Stephen King adaptations can be hit-or-miss…for every IT (2017), there’s an IT (1990).

Jokes aside, it’ll be interesting to see how this turns out.

The trailer calls to mind films such as HAUSU (1977) that portray allegorical grim realities and horror through the eyes of a child. Can’t wait to check out this psychological chiller when it hits theaters early this month.

Follow Her: Next up, in the tradition of recent films like BODIES BODIES BODIES or INGRID GOES WEST, FOLLOW HER is a satirical psychosexual thriller questioning the ethics of social media and the blurred lines of consent and kink.

Compared favorably to David Fincher’s 1997 classic, THE GAME, this award-winning low-budget flick can be yours on VOD soon.

June 9th

Brooklyn 45:

Director, Ted Geoghegan (MOHAWK, WE ARE STILL HERE), consulted with his veteran father for this supernatural horror set just three months after the end of World War 2 – a group of old friends and military compatriots gather in the ornate parlor of a Brooklyn brownstone to conduct a seance…with disastrous consequences.

Getting some major THE TWILIGHT ZONE vibes from this one!

The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster: Up-and-comer, Laya DeLeon Hayes, sheds her squeaky clean DOC MACSTUFFINS image for this gritty REANIMATOR-esque horror flick.

Fifty years after BLACKENSTEIN (1973), THE ANGRY BLACK GIRL AND HER MONSTER drops on Shudder as a modern reimagining of the classic Frankenstein/Mad Scientist story told through the lens of a grief-stricken young black girl and a family torn apart by gang violence.

June 16th

The Blackening:

Speaking of black-centric horror, THE BLACKENING offers a fresh and authentic new twist on meta-slashers like SCREAM.

Not much to say other than it’s hard not to smile with a tagline like  “They can’t all die first”, can’t wait for this subversive, hilarious, and ironic horror comedy to hit theaters this Juneteenth.

June 23rd

God is a Bullet: Last but certainly not least, Jamie Foxx, January Jones, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Andrew Dice Clay round out an all-star cast in this horror-adjacent crime actioner about an honest cop forced to go undercover in a satanic cult to save his daughter.

From director, Nick Cassavetes, son of Hollywood legend, John Cassavetes – this might just be one of my most anticipated films of the year.

User Submitted Films – Release Dates and Trailers

June 3, 2023 – The Amityville Curse

June 4, 2023 – Lyla

June 6, 2023 – First Contact

June 6, 2023 – The Devil Comes Out at Night

June 16, 2023 – PEPPERGRASS

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