From Iain Softley’s The Skeleton Key (2005) to Adam Green’s Hatchet franchise, New Orleans, Louisiana has seen its fair share of horror movies set in the city proper, as well as countless others that take place within the outlying swamps and bayous. Now there’s a new flick that’s ready to give a nightmarish spin on a New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration while featuring a fictional take on the well-known voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau. The movie is called Gothic Harvest, and we have the brand new trailer here for you now.

The story centers around a cursed Louisiana family and a group of unfortunate coeds that find themselves in danger. Gothic Harvest stars horror regulars Lin Shaye (the Insidious franchise and Ouija: Origin of Evil) and Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects), as well as Tanyell Waivers (Ma) and Sophia Mattsson. The movie was directed by Ashley Hamilton from a script by Chris Kobin (Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror and 2001 Maniacs). This film is Hamilton’s feature directorial debut.


With the title, you might be wondering how “gothic” the movie truly is. Well, the trailer hits a lot of the checkpoints of the Southern Gothic sub-genre and gives what many viewers have come to expect from a Southern set horror movie: the promise of a lot of dark humor, a heavy dose of Mardis Gras and Louisiana atmosphere, old plantations, loads of terror and mayhem, and yet another entertainingly bonkers performance from Lin Shaye as the eccentric character, Griselda. Gothic Harvest is scheduled to be released via streaming services on October 15 before hitting DVD on November 5.

What is your favorite New Orleans based or Southern Gothic horror movie? Will you be checking out Gothic Harvest? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter, in the official NOFS Subreddit, and in the Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook!