Movies To See In Theaters Over Halloween Weekend
Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year, not only because I still love playing dress-up, but because it means all new horror and Halloween themed movies to check out. Hopefully you’ve already got your costume but even if you’re still in the middle of a Halloween Adventure pop-up store searching for the perfect red devil jumpsuit (this might just be me), consider taking a break to hit the movies before you kill yourself in the crowd of weird guys playing with the fake boobs, girls fighting over cat ears and children crying.
Whether you would rather hit a matinee to get yourself in the spirit before the real festivities begin or treat yourself to a low-key Halloween night out to the movies with bae, here are our recommendations of what will get you in the mood for Saturday, October 31st.
1. Crimson Peak
Edith (Mia Wasikowska) has been able to see and communicate with ghosts all her life. After falling in love with Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) and marrying him, he sweeps her off to live in his gothic mansion in the remote English hills with his sister, Lady Lucille (Jessica Chastain). Bizarre occurrences begin happening to Edith and she realizes that she must uncover the truth to the house’s dark history. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Crimson Peak looks like a beautiful horror fantasy flick that can’t be missed.
Everyone’s favorite childhood horror book series comes to life – literally. When Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) moves from the big city to the small town, he’s bummed… until he meets his cute neighbor Hannah (Odeya Rush). Hannah’s father just happens to be R.L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the Goosebumps book series. When Zach comes over to Hannah’s house, he accidentally opens one of her fathers books and unleashes the famous monsters and evil spirits from the series. A good choice for those who aren’t horror fans but still looking to get into the spirit
3. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
The latest installation in the Paranormal Activity series a family who discover an old camcorder in their new home’s garage. After using it, it becomes clear that this camera records bizarre apparitions. Since they’ve been using it, their 7-year-old daughter, Leila, has been acting alarmingly strange until it seems apparent that they must battle supernatural forces in their home.
Critics are saying
it sucks it’s not nearly as good as it’s predecessors, but if you’re just looking to get into the spirit, this should satisfy your spook.
4. The Last Witch Hunter
Vin Diesel stars as Kaulder, a witch hunter who slayed the powerful Witch Queen centuries ago but not before she cursed him with immortality. Still kicking and still slaying evil witches, the Witch Queen has been resurrected and is out to destroy the human race with Kaulder, the only person who can stop her. It sounds a bit far-fetched and possibly offensive, so don’t expect anything great with this one. This is a good watch for people not too into horror but still looking for a festive blockbuster.