As the days begin to get shorter and the nights darker, you never know what creepy crawly things may be hiding in the shadows and it is the best time to watch horror movies in the cold nights. Tons of new horror movies are coming to theaters between now and the end of December, Here are 13 of the most chilling ones!
The scoop: Tremblay, who took award season by storm after starring in The Room, plays a young boy whose dreams become reality when he sleeps. It’s wonderful — until he starts having nightmares that almost kill his adoptive parents (Bosworth and Jane).
The scoop: Dana (Beckinsale) and her family movie to the country for a new start, only to find that their dream home is super, super haunted. Hopefully The Disappointments Room will add something new to the haunted old house genre; if not, it still looks full of fun jump scares.
The scoop: Originally billed as The Woods, filmmakers have since revealed that, yes, this is in fact a sequel to 1999’s The Blair Witch Project. This time around, James (McCune) heads into the forest to find out once and for all what happened to his sister, the documentarian from the first movie. (You might remember her as the one who is definitely not lost.)
Release date: Sept. 16
Starring: Alycia Debnam-Carey and Connor Paolo
The scoop: Ready for a lesson in the dangers of social media? When a student (Fear the Walking Dead‘s Debnam-Carey) unfriends a loner on Facebook, she’s haunted by the girl’s angry ghost.
Release date: Oct. 7
Under the Shadow
Starring: Narges Rashidi and Avin Manshadi
The scoop: Set in post-revolution Iran in the ’80s, Under the Shadow features a mother fighting unspeakable (and frankly, indescribable) evil in her home. The horror movie showed at the Sundance Film Festival, and it was easily the scariest film there.
The scoop: If the 2014 film scared the marbles out of you, then you should plan on catching the prequel, which takes place in Los Angeles in 1967.
Release date: Oct. 21
Starring: Bella Thorne, Chandler Riggs, and Ioan Gruffudd
The scoop: If The Strangers and Hush rank among your favorite horror movies, you’ll be into this new home invasion flick.
Release date: Dec. 2
Trailer is not out yet.
The Eyes of My Mother
Starring: Kika Magalhaes
The scoop: This haunting drama was a breakout at Sundance, but unless you saw it there or at another film festival, you’ll have to wait for a trailer. The story revolves around a young Portuguese-American woman who is still coping with her violent past.
The scoop: The curse returns! The jury is out on whether this sequel, starring another collection of people who end up on Samara’s bad side, is any good, but I will admit that the trailer is pretty haunting. Rings at least has to be good for some jump scares.
The scoop: Never forget that Oscar nominee Watts is a legit scream queen. The original star of The Ring is costarring with pint-size powerhouse Tremblay for Shut In, a psychological thriller about a woman and her son.