‘Tis the season to be frightened! To help you get in the Halloween spirit the below movies will be in theaters and/or available on VOD during the month of October.
1. Annabelle – in theaters now!
A couple begin to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.
2. The Canal – in theaters October 10th.
Sitting in an empty theater, a film archivist watches the grainy footage that will be his undoing. David and his wife are perfectly happy – or so he believes. When he finds out the home he shares with his wife and son was the scene of a ghastly turn-of-the-century murder, David dismisses it as ancient history. That is, until the sinister history ripples into the present and casts a shadow over life as he knows it. And when a looming secret shatters his marriage, David can’t help but suspect the dark spirits of the house are somehow involved. In his drive to unveil the shadows hidden in the walls, David begins to descend into insanity, threatening the lives of everyone around him. Through ghastly imagery and a chilling score, Ivan Kavanagh’s The Canal is an Irish ghost story that will leave you with a fear of the dark and a dripping chill down your spine long after the film’s conclusion.
3. Dracula Untold – in theaters October 10th.
Facing threats to his kingdom and his family, Vlad Tepes makes a deal with dangerous supernatural forces – whilst trying to avoid succumbing to the darkness himself.
4. Stonehearst Asylum – in theaters October 24th.
A recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues — though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change.
5. Ouija – in theaters October 24th.
A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.
Bonus movie currently available on VOD is Dead Snow: Red Vs. Dead!
If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you’d have to assume that things couldn’t get much worse. In Martin’s case, that was only the beginning.
From low budget frights to big-time chills, there are plenty of horror movies to watch this Halloween. Will you be watching? What are your must sees?