[Gruesome Guide] 8 Must-See Horror Movies for September 2021

I am your host Doc Rotten and this is the GRUESOME GUIDE to Horror Movies for SEPTEMBER 2021. Back with me again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the ‘Net. Joining Doc is Dave Dreher, lead news writer for Gruesome Magazine.

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS Season 3 – 9/02/2021 – FX/HULU

Synopsis: Guillermo’s fate hangs in the balance as the vampires receive a promotion.

Creator: Jemaine Clement – 10 Episodes
Director: Kyle Newacheck
Writer: Paul Simms
Cast: Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen, Mark Proksch



Synopsis: After Melissa and her family seek shelter from a storm, they become trapped. With no sign of rescue, hours turn to days and Melissa comes to realize that she and her girlfriend Amy might have something to do with the horrors that threaten to tear her family – and the entire world, apart.

Director: Sean King O’Grady
Writer: Max Booth III
Cast: Lisette Alexis, John James Cronin, Pat Healy



Synopsis: Leah, 10, lives in a large vicarage, full of lost souls and the needy. In the day the house is bustling with people; at night it is dark, empty, a space for Leah’s nightmares to creep into. A small, nightly visitor brings Leah comfort, but soon she will realize that her little visitor offers knowledge that might be very, very dangerous.

Director: Ruth Platt
Writer: Ruth Platt
Cast: Denise Gough, Steven Cree, Anastasia Hille


MALIGNANT – 9/10/2021 – Warner Brothers

Synopsis: Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.

Director: James Wan
Writer: James Wan, Ingrid Bisu, Akela Cooper
Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young


SHELTER IN PLACE – 09/14/2021 – 1091 Pictures

Synopsis: A honeymooning couple gets stranded at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and learns that there is more to fear than just cabin fever.

Director: Christopher Beyrooty, Connor Martin
Writer: Christopher Beyrooty, Connor Martin
Cast: Brendan Hines, Tatjana Marjanovic, Ola Kaminska, Kevin Daniels, Jey Reynolds



Synopsis: Follows Alex, a boy obsessed with scary stories who is imprisoned by an evil young witch in her contemporary New York City apartment.

Director: David Yarovesky
Writer: Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis
Based on a Book By: J.A. White
Cast: Krysten Ritter, Lidya Jewett, Winslow Fegley



Synopsis: A notorious criminal must break an evil curse in order to rescue an abducted girl who has mysteriously disappeared.

Director: Sion Sono
Writer: Aaron Hendry, Reza Sixo Safai
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Sofia Boutella, Nick Cassavetes, Bill Moseley



Synopsis: An isolated island community experiences miraculous events – and frightening omens – after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest.

Creator: Mike Flanagan – 7 episodes
Director: Mike Flanagan
Writer: Mike Flanagan, James Flanagan, Elan Gale
Cast: Zach Gilford, Henry Thomas, Annabeth Gish, Kate Siegel, Hamish Linklater, Alex Essoe, Kristin Lehman


Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.