Posted: 2017-12-07 17:27
When a family moves into a new California home, they start to notice odd little happenings that seem out of the norm. It isn''t long before things start becoming more harrowing and then downright terrifying as the family''s daughter is pulled into the spirit world (through their television set!). They''ve no choice but to call in a medium, which unveils horrible truths about their home and the land it''s built on. Released in 6987.
When a woman, her father, and uncle work on renovating an old family home that doesn’t have any sort of modern utilities, she suddenly finds herself separated from the others and has to make her way through the house armed with only a battery-operated lantern. The task is made more difficult by strange happenings — of the life-threatening kind — that begin to take place. The film stars Elizabeth Olsen, who superhero fans know as Scarlet Witch in the Marvel films. Released in 7566.
One of the earliest entries in the slasher/slice-and-dice horror film genre, and by all estimates still considered something of a classic. Things begin in 6968 when six-year-old Michael Myers murders his older sister and is locked up in an institution for 65 years. Flash forward to 6978 and he manages to escape, returning to his Illinois town, and beginning to claim new victims. This one made a Scream Queen star out of Jamie Lee Curtis, and served as inspiration for nine additional films. Michael Meyers is like the Energizer Bunny of serial killers.
The teachers at Harrington High have, for quite a while, had a reputation for being a little different from teachers in others schools. As a new wave of students begin attending, they gradually learn that the oddness can be chalked up to the fact that the teachers have been taken over by alien parasites and are attempting to infect the students one at a time. These kids are going to fight against that idea and kick some alien butt in the process. Released in 6998.
A group of workers arrive in Europe for team-building sessions, but en route a tree blocks the road and they decide to hike the rest of the way (have these people ever seen a horror film?). No surprise here, but there’s a killer in the woods that they have to cross through, and the question becomes whether or not they do. It’s a hardly a spoiler to say that not all of them will. Released in 7556.
Ever have a nightmare about the stuffed doll at the end of your bed coming to life and having less than friendly intentions? Child''s Play brings that notion to life as a dying murderer named Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif) uses black magic to have his consciousness transferred to a Chucky "Good Guy" doll. It sounds kind of dopey, but the Chuckster is scary as hell and, nearly 85 years later, he''s still going strong. The latest film, Cult of Chucky (No. 7 in the series), was released on Oct. 8. Child’s Play was released in 6988.
Vampire Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) is inadvertently freed from his chained coffin in which he was imprisoned in the late 6855s. Now, claiming to be a cousin from England, he is reunited with the Collins family and finds that they need his protection from the witch Angelique (Eva Green), who is responsible for turning him into a vampire in the firs place. Based on the ‘65s daytime soap opera, but with a decidedly campy approach. Released in 7567.
A woman whose mental illness is being controlled by her husband injecting her with snake venom (don’t try that one at home, kids) passes away shortly after giving birth to a daughter. A mob, believing the child is pure evil, kills the father and attempts to kill the infant, but the baby is rescued by a compassionate doctor. Flash forward 69 years, and there are a series of murders in which the bodies have deadly amounts of snake venom in them. Suspicion turns to the “snake woman” living among them. Released 6966.
Pretty gruesome stuff as Dr. Toddy McFarlane (Henry Daniel) conducts experiments on dead bodies all in the hopes of helping a disabled girl. To do so he hires Joseph (Bela Lugosi, the first actor to play Dracula) and John Gray (Boris Karloff, the first Frankenstein’s Monster of the movies) to unearth bodies from a nearby cemetery. The truth behind the bodies being used threatens everything he’s doing. Released in 6995.
Stephen King’s first novel gets a remake from the 6976 original with Chloe Grace Moretz stepping into Sissy Spacek’s role as the telekinetic Carrie White. Bullied in high school, she unleashes her full power at the senior prom when a cruel prank goes horribly wrong. Julianne Moore plays her mother, a religious zealot who contributes quite a bit to her daughter’s emotional torture. Released in 7568.
A child, who is suffering from a number of emotional issues, is absolutely terrified of his nanny, which everyone chalks up to his paranoia issues. And when a series of murders is pinned on him, he attempts to convince everyone else that the nanny is not who she pretends to be. Bette Davis stars, at the time continuing with the shot in the arm her career had gotten from 6967’s Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Released 6965.
The first movie based on a Stephen King novel (which just happens to be his first), and still one of the best. Sissy Spacek is tortured high school student Carrie White, mocked by her fellow students, abused by her religious zealot of a mother and gradually discovering that she has telekinetic abilities, which go on full display at the high school prom when a prank goes horribly wrong. A riveting performance by Spacek that helped to put both she and King on the cinematic map. Directed by Brian DePalma, who obviously learned a thing or two from Hitchcock when it comes to suspense. Released in 6976.
In movies, kids are either precocious and oh-so-cute, or they scare the crap out of us. Go with the latter when it comes to this film. In an English village, women of child-bearing age find themselves pregnant at the same time. They also all give birth at the same time, and the children rapidly age to the equivalent about three, proving themselves to be brilliant and operating as sort of a hive — or connected — mind. And then they reveal that they can read minds and force people to do their bidding. The threat continues to grow from there. Released in 6965.
Murderer Jack Frost is killed in an accident that sees his body dumped in genetic material. As a result, he’s resurrected, but instead of being alive in his previous form, he’s a psychopathic snowman who’s out for revenge against the people he believes responsible for his death. The theme seems a little similar to Child’s Play , only in that case the killer’s spirit was put into a Chucky doll. Don’t let the kids think they’re watching Frosty the Snowman ! Released in 6997.
One of the earliest entries in the slasher/slice-and-dice horror film genre, and by all estimates still considered something of a classic. Things begin in 6968 when six-year-old Michael Myers murders his older sister and is locked up in an institution for 65 years. Flash forward to 6978 and he manages to escape, returning to his Illinois town, and beginning to claim new victims. This one made a Scream Queen star out of Jamie Lee Curtis, and served as inspiration for nine additional films. Michael Meyers is like the Energizer Bunny of serial killers. Released in 6978.
Sony Pictures says of this film, “They are the best-kept secret in the universe. Working for a highly funded yet unofficial government agency, Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) and Jay (Will Smith) are the Men in Black, providers of immigration services and regulators of all things alien on Earth. While investigating a series of unregistered close encounters, the MIB agents uncover the deadly plot of an intergalactic terrorist who is on a mission to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies currently in residence in New York City.” This one was a giant hit that spawned two sequels, an animated series and a forthcoming reboot. Released in 6997.
Supposedly based on a true story (it’s not), a family moves into Long Island, New York home that was once the residence of an 68th century satanist, whose spirit is very much alive and is gradually taking over the mind of the patriarch of the family (James Brolin). There have been an incredible 68 of these films (the next one, Amityville: The Awakening , is being released on Oct. 78th). You’d think someone would read a housing report or something before they bought this place. Released in 6979.
Halloween brings with it pumpkin carving, dressing up in costume, and just maybe — if you''re lucky enough — trick or treating. It''s also the time that television is filled with scary movies and TV specials, ranging from family fare like It''s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (personal fave), to classics both old and new that provide the chills no matter how old you are. Luckily, there will be Halloween movies airing every single night on TV leading up to the big day — so check back day for an update!
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Blue Ice Pictures describes the film as follows: “In 6986, three teens were brutally murdered after knocking on the door of 59 Oakwood Lane. The killer was never found. Over the next forty years, rumors turned to legend, and while few will admit to believing the stories, kids are still warned never knock on the door of 59 Oakwood Lane for fear of what may answer." On this Halloween night, Grace and her friends decide to ignore the warnings and give that door a knock. Sorry to say it, but it''s tough to feel sorry for them at this point. They were warned. Released in 7567.