Spooky season is here and there are so many new fun releases on the horror front. Here are 10 new shows and movies that are perfect for the next cozy night in.
- The biggest one would be the third and final movie in the new Halloween franchise called “Halloween Ends.
The first of the three part series, “Halloween” (2018), released in 2018 and received good reviews for its production and dedication to the original fans. The second film “Halloween Kills” received a much lower rating than the first which is leaving fans conflicted for this upcoming film “Halloween Ends” which comes out in theaters Oct. 14.
- Along with revitalizing a classic horror film like “Halloween,” on Oct. 7 Hulu released a new “Hellraiser” movie that revamps Clive Barker’s 1987 classic about sexually deviant demons who wreak havoc on whoever summons them. Director David Bruckner brings back the iconic Pinhead character, but this time as a woman as opposed to a man in the original.
- If you want to watch something more lighthearted and fun, Hulu’s Halloween drag special “Dragstravaganza” starring big names in drag community such as RuPaul and Ginger Minj released Oct. 1. This series gives its audience a fun show with lots of spunk and spookiness and has a surprise musical guest, Kesha.
- On Oct. 5, Netflix released a film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Mr. Harrigan’s Phone which stars Jaeden Martell who starred in King’s 2017 “It.” The story focuses on a young boy named Craig who assists an elderly billionaire named John. Once John dies, Craig discovers he can communicate with his spirit through a phone John had given him.
- Remember when clowns dominated pop culture back in 2016-2017? Art the Clown from Damien Leone’s 2016 slasher “Terrifier” is back with a sequel. “Terrifier 2” dropped Oct. 6 in theaters and focuses on Art coming back to torment a young girl on Halloween night.
- If you want a clique lower budget slasher to watch for fun, “Bring it on: Cheer or Die” grabs released Oct. 8 on Syfy. The film is about an unknown killer taking out cheerleaders one by one on Halloween night.
- For everyone who has ever gone into a Halloween store and thought, “it would be so scary if this animatronic came to life,” the movie “Spirit Halloween: The Movie” is for you. It is about a group of kids who get trapped inside a Halloween store with an angry spirit who possesses the animatronics. It dropped in theaters and on Demand Oct. 10.
- If you are into unsolved cases or true crime, you might know the story of “The Watcher.” Netflix is coming out with a series that has resurfaced the public’s interest in it. It comes out Oct. 13.
- Along with true crime, Netflix also released a series called “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffery Dahmer Story” starring Evan Peters as Jeffery Dahmer. It came out Sept. 2t and has already received a 4.7/5 rating.
- If you want to go see a scary movie in theaters as a way to celebrate hallo-weekend, “Prey for the Devi”l released Oct. 28 and is perfect for anyone who gets scared by demonic possession.
Haley Master is a second-year English major with minors in Law, Politics, & Society and Civic & Professional Leadership. HM948534@wcupa.edu