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Horrors on the big screen

Matt Olson, Copy Editor


Halloween is just around the corner, and for fans of horror flicks, there’s no better time of year to sit down with some popcorn and get ready for some scares. The staffers at The Lasso decided to compile a list of horror movies in and coming to theaters, as well as the best movies available on Netflix and at Redbox and those services’ October arrivals.

In Theaters Now

Eli Roth’s “The Green Inferno” follows several activists into South American jungles as they attempt to fight for the rights of a local tribe, only to find the tribe is not what they imagined. Viewers with weak stomachs should avoid this one.

For young moviegoers, the Adam Sandler-starring “Hotel Transylvania 2” offers the Halloween spirit without resorting to scares or thrills commonly found in movies for mature audiences.

  1. Night Shyamalan’s “The Visit” provides equal parts comedy and horror. Two young siblings visit their estranged grandparents, whose initial senile slip-ups soon turn sinisterly strange. Check out The Lasso’s recommendation here (link).

Coming Soon To Theaters

For those who prefer a little prestige with their scares, Guillermo del Toro’s “Crimson Peak” seeks to set itself apart as a horror film. Mia Wasikowska stars as a young woman drawn to a 19th century haunted house. In theaters October 16.

“Goosebumps” provides another dose of family-friendly horror comedy. Two teen boys inadvertently release the monsters from the popular book series of the same name. Jack Black stars as series author R.L. Stine. In theaters October 16.

Vin Diesel, Michael Caine and Elijah Wood grace “The Last Witch Hunter” with their presence. Diesel stars as an invincible warrior from the Middle Ages whose fight with witches has continued to modern times. In theaters October 23.

“Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” continues the popular series. A family man finds tapes and a video camera that allows viewers to see spirits, ghosts and demons. The movie will be available in 3D. In theaters October 23.

Teen sex comedy and zombie horror are combined in “Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse.” Several teens pair with a cocktail waitress to fight for their survival. In theaters October 30.

Check in tomorrow for your Netflix Horror fix.

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