With only a couple of weeks left until the spookiest day of the year upon us, movies full of horror and fright are popping up left and right. If you’re too old to trick-or-treat but you still want to celebrate and get spooked, the list below will satisfy that craving.
It: If you still haven’t gotten around to watching this terrifying remake of the 1990’s classic Stephen King’s It then what are you waiting for. With Bill Skarsgård creating a terrifying and maniacal killer clown hunting down a group of children in a small town this is a scary movie you don’t want to miss. As part one of two, viewers will have to wait for the next scary installment coming in 2019. (Release date: September 8, 2017)
Happy Death Day: Like a chilling groundhog day, Tree Gelbman (played by Jessica Rothe) relives her murder again and again as she tries to find out who her killer is. Part scary, part witty and funny, this movie can satisfy viewers who don’t want to leave the theater terrified and watching over their shoulder. With rave reviews coming in and a box office standout over Blade Runner 2049, following this mystery may be a great idea. Release Date: October 13, 2017
Tragedy Girls: What good millennial movie would be complete without the aspect of social media. Tragedy Girls follows two high-school girls as they try to boost their follower count by playing amateur crime reporters trying to find the serial killer in their hometown. However, after finding him they decide to become the killer so that they can get the latest scoops and become social media stars. A worth-it watch if you want comedy and horror all in one.
Release Date: October 20, 2017
Leatherface: A prequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this movie hopes to be a frightening and grisly origin story for the infamous Leatherface. Starting from a bit of his childhood to his escape from a mental hospital, this film follows Leatherface as he- along with three other inmates- kidnaps a young nurse and takes her on the most hellish road trip. Release Date: DirecTV release on September 21, 2017; Limited theatrical run/ full VOD October
Jigsaw: After , years of being dormant, the Saw franchise returns with a new and terrifying film. Jigsaw has a copycat who is out to kill with more bloody scenarios than before. But with the original Jigsaw dead, the question remains…who is out there killing? With a trailer that packs a punch and “Running Scared,” by Roy Orbison playing as a backdrop for the scenes, this movie is a must see for any fans of gore and the Saw films. Release Date: October 27, 2017
Amityville: The Awakening: Single mother Joan moves with her three children in order to save money for her son’s expensive healthcare issues. But not long after moving in, unnerving and strange phenomena begins to occur. Daughter Belle suspects that her mother is hiding something while mother Joan is about to find out that this house is more than she bargained for. If staying home is more of your thing, this film is free for a limited time (Oct 14- Nov 8) on Google Play…just don’t turn off your lights. Release Date: Select theaters: October 28, 2017
Keep Watching: A family settling in for the night soon finds themselves in a terrifying sequence of events. Home intruders force the family into games where their lives are the prize. Soon, the family finds out that the frightening incursion is being streamed worldwide but no one is helping. Be sure to catch this extremely limited release and watch with others as the horror unfolds. Release Date: Only October 31, 2017 at 10 pm