New horror movies come out all the time, but the best ones seem to come out around the Halloween season. Makes sense, right? You and your pals can scare up a good time by experiencing a horror movie the way it’s meant to be seen — on the big screen.
All that gore, trauma and in your face suspenseful action is best viewed with popcorn and someone’s hand to hold. You need support to get through all those jump scares! So if you are brave enough to see a new horror movie in the theaters, this October has got you covered.
Release Date: September 8, 2017
This movie is doing so well that it’s still playing in many theaters through the month of October. IT is the adaptation of Stephen King’s famous horror novel about a terrifying clown that stalks a bunch of innocent kids.
When Georgie goes missing, all hell breaks loose on the town. You’ll easily walk away being afraid of red balloons and sewer grates. They are already making the sequel, which should be out next year. It’s that good.
If you would like to see a version of IT that was made for television in the ’80s, you can stream it on Amazon Video or buy a copy on DVD or Blu Ray format. That one stars Tim Curry as Pennywise in a role that’s become a bit of a cult classic.
Release Date: September 15, 2017
Darron Aronofsky’s horror/thriller is the perfect morality tale to watch this Halloween season. Make no mistake about it, this film is definitely terrorizing. It stars a terrific cast of Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer. You will either love this film and walk away feeling shaken to your core, or you may hate it with a passion.
Try not to read too much about the film, because ideally you want to walk into it without any spoilers to ruin the suspense. This won’t wreck anything for you, but the end will haunt your dreams. If you want to see some of the director’s other great films, Requiem For a Dream and Black Swan are two of his best.
3.) Happy Death Day
Release Date: October 13, 2017
Campy, goofy, horrific and fun are just a few words to describe Happy Death Day. It’s a little bit like Groundhogs Day, but with murder. Starring Jessica Rothe as a college student, who basically has the worst day ever on repeat, Happy Death Day will provide all the jump scares you and your friends can handle this Halloween.
Fun Fact: The film’s directorChristopher Landon is the son of dearly departed actor, Michael Landon, of Little House On The Prairie fame.
2.) The Snowman
Release Date: October 20, 2017
The Snowman may be more thriller than downright horror, but it does have some super scary imagery in it for the Halloween season. Starring Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson as detectives investigating a murder that’s linked to an elusive serial killer, this film is an intense ride all the way through. If you enjoy films like Se7en or Silence Of The Lambs, this movie is a definite must-see this October.
By the way, if you haven’t seen Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman in Se7en yet, you must drop what you’re doing and watch it. Right now. Seriously. One of the best movies ever. “What’s in the box?!”
Release Date: October 27, 2017
Number eight in the sequel lineup from the great horror franchise Saw, many people are geared up to see this movie just in time for Halloween. Jigsaw is back in all his monstrous glory to terrorize a new group of people.
If you haven’t seen any of the Saw movies, it’s time you got caught up. Make a marathon out of the first seven, and then go see the current edition with your friends on Halloween, because it’s certainly not something you’ll want to endure alone. Muahahaha!
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