If you need help getting your horror fix this month, look no further! There are plenty of movies and marathons to keep you scared, but if you’re not into monsters and serial killers, there’s always the presidential debates.
‘Sinister’ starring Ethan Hawke opens this weekend and it has been getting surprisingly good reviews. The plot is familiar, the Oswald family moves into a house where a number of murders happened. Instead of leaving, dad Ellison decides to found out what happened to the slaughtered family that lived there before them. A true crime novelist, Hawke’s character can’t help himself, and digging around in the attic he finds tapes of the murders committed by an entity named Bagul, or Mr. Boogie. The movie promises lots of good scares and it’s villain is sure to haunt your nightmares.
‘Paranormal Activity 4′ opens October 19. There have been 4 of these movies in the past 5 years, and although I don’t get the hype around them, they have a strong following and this one leaves the possibly leaves the door open for a spin-off series. A sequel to ‘Paranormal Activity 2,’ it takes place five years after the events of that film when Katie kidnapped Hunter. They move next door to new characters Alice, her family and boyfriend Alex and then, well if you’ve seen the first three then you know happens.
‘Silent Hill: Revelation 3D’ opens October 26. A sequel to the creeptastic and underrated ‘Silent Hill,’ this follows Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemons) as she discovers on her 18th birthday that she isn’t who she thought she was, and seeks to find her true identity in the town of Silent Hill. Sean Bean, who might die in this one, Radha Mitchell and Deborah Kara Unger return from the first film. Rounding out the cast are Carrie-Ann Moss who plays the leader of a cult and Kit Harrington, a man also trapped in Silent Hill’s alternate universe. (Don’t forget to check out our behind-the-scenes photos from the super-creepy Silent Hill locations–seriously, scroll down on this link!)
If you’re looking for something a little less gory, you can check out the classic ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘The Bride of Frankenstein‘ on October 24th in select theaters nationwide. The newly restored movies are introduced by TCM host Robert Osborne presenting interviews conducted at this year’s “TCM Classic Film Festival” with Boris Karloff‘s daughter Sara and Bela Lugosi, Jr.. Award winning makeup artist Rick Baker also joins the conversation to talk about how the legendary icons and the monsters they played influenced his work and the horror genre.
If you’re like me and hate leaving the house when it’s not absolutely necessary, there are plenty of new dvd releases and movies to catch on TV.
‘American Horror Story: The Complete First Season’ is now on DVD and Blu-ray. Season 2, Titled ‘Asylum’ starts Wednesday night on FX at 10 p.m. Check out the first five NSFW minutes on the show’s official Facebook page.
Season 3 of ‘The Walking Dead’ starts Sunday night on AMC at 10 p.m. To get prepared for the season premiere, watch TWD’s 4 webisodes featuring some suspicious survivors at the show’s official site. Don’t forget that ‘The Talking Dead’ hosted by Chris Hardwicke also returns this Sunday after TWD’s premiere.
AMC also kicks off it’s annual “Fear Fest” from October 13-31. It will be hosted by Kevin Smith this year, boo, but you can expect to see all of your favorite horror villains including Michael Meyers and Jason Voorhies and many of King of Scream Stephen King‘s movies like ‘The Dead Zone‘ and “Thinner.’
SyFy‘s “31 Days of Halloween” is already underway. The channel will be ending the month with it’s ‘Ghost Hunters’ marathon and a live edition of it’s SFX competition show ‘Face Off.’ Check here for the full schedule of movies and shows.
Chiller will be premiering new movies to the channel all month. ‘Dead Souls’ starts on Friday, and ‘Hush‘ premiers on October 19. If you’ve ever wanted to know about the lives of haunted house enthusiasts, and I ask you why, then you’ll want to check out the documentary ‘The American Scream.’ It follows the lives of people who wish that it could be Halloween all year long. The movie premiers on Sunday October 28. Take a look!
Looking for something a little more tame for kids, or the scaredy cats, there is ABC Family‘s “13 Nights of Halloween” beginning on October 19. ‘Hocus Pocus’ is always a sure thing, but the network added some newer movies to it’s annual fest with ‘Coraline’ and ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.’ You can also expect Halloween themed episode of ‘Pretty Little Liars’ and ‘Switched At Birth.’ Check out the schedule!
The HUB network has a gem in ‘R. L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.’ It reminds me a lot of shows I grew up with like ‘Are You Afraid of The Dark‘ and ‘Goosebumps‘ which was also based on Stine’s work. A lot of the stories are genuinely creepy and it will premiere it’s 3rd season this Saturday at 6 p.m. with a two-part episode with “bite.” Here is the preview featuring Christopher Lloyd as “Grandpire.”
We bloody LOVE this time of year at Dipped in Cream!