For fans of the horror genre, October is often the best time of the year to fully immerse themselves in a wide assortment of horror films, old and new. Several channels broadcast a lot of Halloween content for weeks on end, while streaming services, like Disney +, offer Halloween collections only for this time of year. Meanwhile, classic horror movies are a staple this Halloween season, but that doesn’t mean there is a dearth of new horror movies. Between a few scary movies hitting theaters, like Halloween kills, and others go straight to streaming, like Welcome to the Blumhouse movies, many scares await you in October.
Black as the night
The kickoff for Welcome to the Blumhouse, a block of four Blumhouse horror films and released on Amazon Prime, is Black as the night. A teenage girl’s summer is turned upside down when she discovers her neighborhood and its disenfranchised residents are attacked by vampires, so she teams up with her friends to take back her community. Although based on classic vampire tropes from previous films, Black as the night also adds to the tradition of vampires.
Directed by Maritte Lee Go, Black as Night stars Asjha Cooper, Fabrizio Guido, Mason Beauchamp, Abbie Gayle, Craig Tate and Keith David, and it will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on October 1, 2021.
The track from the first week of Welcome to the Blumhouse is also part of Bingo hell. Like the old movie, Bingo hell focuses on the protagonists trying to save their community from a supernatural force; however, instead of a group of teenagers, the protagonists of Bingo Hell are old people and their villain is much more mysterious.
Directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero, Bingo Hell stars Adriana Barraza, L. Scott Caldwell, Richard Brake, and Joshua Caleb Johnson, and it premieres on Amazon Prime Video on October 1, 2021.
The following week, Welcome to the Blumhouse’s third film, Madres. Where the other two were rooted in more fiction, Madres draws inspiration from actual events, but he uses genre and horror conventions to elevate the story. Set in the ’70s, a married couple move to an immigrant farming community, and the woman begins to experience strange ailments and haunting visions, prompting her to further investigate what is going on in her new home.
Directed by Ryan Zarazoga, Madres stars Tenoch Huerta, Ariana Guerra, Evelyn Gonzalez, Kerry Cahill and Elpidia Carrillo, and it will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on October 8, 2021.
The last of the Welcome to the Blumhouse films is The manor. Unlike Blumhouse’s previous films, this one focuses on the issues that plague a nursing home, not the larger community. That being said, the nightmare in this house can impact everyone who lives there, as the protagonist, a woman who recently moved in after a stroke, believes a mysterious and supernatural being is targeting some members of the house. , and she’s afraid of being next.
Directed by Axelle Carolyn, The Manor stars Barbara Hershey, Bruce Davison, Nicholas Alexander, Jill Larsen, Fran Bennett and Katie Amanda Keane, and premieres on Amazon Prime Video on October 8, 2021.
It’s a far cry from the traditional horror film, especially with its family-focused moments. Lamb reads more like a fable than a scary story, but the mystery surrounding the newborn baby that a couple discovers, along with the most fantastical elements, is enough to qualify it as a horror movie. While this child brings joy to the couple, the mystery behind him is great.
Directed by Lamb Noomi Rapace star Vladimar Jóhannsson, Hilmir Snær Guðnason and Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, and it hits theaters on October 8, 2021.
In 2018, Halloween was given new life with a sequel of the same name that rewrote the timeline, making older films, other than the original, non-canon. This new canon continues with Halloween kills. While Laurie and her family thought Michael Myers would die in his burning house, it doesn’t, so Laurie and the citizens of her hometown are determined to end the Michael Myers killing spree once and for all.
Directed by David Gordon Green, Halloween Kills stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Judy Greer, Anthony Michael Hall, Nick Castle, Andie Marichak Nancy Stephens, Charles Cyphers, Dylan Arnold, Omar J. Dorsey and James Jude Courtney, and he will premiere in theaters and available to stream on Peacock starting October 15, 2021.
Antlers was supposed to be released last year, but like many other films, its release date has been pushed back. Finally, it is expected to be presented to the public this month. In Drink, a teacher invests in the life of one of her students, who hides from the public many secrets that overlap with a legendary and mysterious creature that inhabits the region.
Directed by Scott Cooper, Woods stars Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons and Jeremy T. Thomas, and it hits theaters on October 29, 2021.
Paranormal activity: next of kin
The Paranormal Activity franchise has been a major event for horror fans, especially those who enjoy the found footage genre. Not much is known about this installation other than what is seen in the short trailer released in September 2021. At first glance, the protagonist returns to her rural and farming community, and there seems to be some kind of connection. occult. It was also reported to be a reboot, not a continuation of the previous films.
Directed by William Eubank, Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin stars Roland Buck III, Emily Bader, Dan Lipper, and Henry Ayers-Brown, and it airs October 29, 2021 on Paramount +.
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