Comin’ at-ya with some Friday the 13th scare time! Some people spend their Halloween trick-or-treating, others have a bunch of friends over and get sick after eating bags of candy, and some people go to the movies. This Halloween, we’ve got some good horror movies, both in-theaters and on DVD, plus ratings, so that you can curl up with friends or family and scare the living daylights out of yourself, all the better if you watch at midnight.
Everybody loves curling up on the couch with a bag of popcorn, pop, and a good movie, so why not enjoy that this Halloween? Here are a few movies for stay-at-home horror-lovers!
Feed – PG-13
- Olivia (Troian Bellisario) and Matthew Grey (Tom Felton), are 18-year-old twins born into a world of privilege and high expectations. There are almost no boundaries between them; even their dreams are connected. As the twins prepare for their last year of school together, an unexpected tragedy splits them apart, leaving the one survivor to learn how to live without their other half – or test how far they are willing to go to bring them back. (WARNING: Draco Malfoy is not portraying Draco Malfoy in this film.)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – R
- In Victorian London, the barber Benjamin Barker is married to the gorgeous Lucy. They have a lovely child, Johanna. Lucy’s beauty attracts the attention of the corrupt Judge Turpin, who falsely accuses the barber of a crime that he did not commit and abuses Lucy later after gaining custody of her. After fifteen years in exile, Benjamin returns to London under the new identity of Sweeney Todd, seeking revenge against Turpin. He meets the widow Mrs. Lovett, who is the owner of a meat pie shop who tells him that Lucy swallowed arsenic many years ago, and Turpin assigned himself as Johanna’s tutor. Sweeney Todd opens a barber shop above her store, initiating a crime rampage against those who made him suffer and lose his beloved family. (Ingredient list for Sweeney Todd’s pies: HUMAN FLESH – and possibly organs, but those taste kinda gummy.)
Poltergeist – PG-13
- All seems well for Eric Bowen (Sam Rockwell), his wife Amy (Rosemarie DeWitt), and their three children as they move into their new house in the suburbs of Illinois. Soon, youngest daughter Maddy (Kennedi Clements) begins talking to an imaginary friend, or so the family thinks. It’s not long before sinister spirits wreak havoc in the home, holding Maddy captive and forcing the parents to consult a team of parapsychologists who engage the supernatural entities in a battle for the girl’s freedom. (Involves creepy clowns – horrifying stereotype that shouldn’t be scary, but is. Immensely.)
Some people are okay with spending the extra twenty bucks for a large popcorn and soda, so head on over to the movie theater for a midnight premiere (and possibly with an extra pair of underwear). Grab your boyfriend, girlfriend, or best friend, and get ready to scream!
Happy Death Day – PG-13
- Tree Gelbman is a blissfully self-centered college student who wakes up on her birthday in the bed of a student named Carter. As the morning goes on, Tree gets the eerie feeling that she’s experienced the events of this day before. When a masked killer suddenly takes her life in a brutal attack, she once again magically wakes up in Carter’s dorm room, completely unharmed and extremely terrified. Now, the frightened young woman must relive the same day over and over until she figures out who murdered her…and how to stop them from continuing to do it. (Supernatural murder…or really weird hallucination? Dunno, but it’s a heart-racer anyways.)
Flatliners – PG-13
- Five medical students embark on a daring and dangerous experiment to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life. The bold adventure begins when they trigger near-death experiences by stopping their hearts for short periods of time. As their trials become more perilous, each must confront the sins from their past while facing the paranormal consequences of journeying to the other side. (Note to self: don’t let anyone try to resuscitate me if I die.)
It – R
- Seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare — an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise. (Jump scares and screaming and Stephen King, oh my!)
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