Ghouls and goblins aren't relegated to the autumnal, blood-splattered landscape of Halloween anymore. Studios and production companies are now jockeying for prime summertime space for their scariest projects, months before the witching season begins. (If you have your movie out in the summer, it can conceivably hit DVD before Halloween, and that is sweeter than a whole bag full of candy.)

This summer is no different, with a host of projects full of things that go bump in the night. Zombies, the aftereffects of an earthquake, villainous home invaders (x 2), and a cult gone totally whacko, are just some of the things ready to haunt your nightmares over the next few months.

Below, check out our picks for summertime shockers.

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