Haunted Thrillers Coming to a Big Screen Near You

scaryIt’s that time of year again, folks.

Yes, we’re talking scary movie season. I’m all for watching a scary movie in my pajamas on a late Friday evening in October, but every year, Blockbuster thrillers make their way to the big screen, too. I’m not one for watching really scary movies–especially the ones that take a bit far, but this year, it looks like the upcoming scary movie collection might contain a few in that category.

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Release Date: Oct. 21, 2016
Ouija: Origin of Evil is an upcoming supernatural horror film and a prequel to the 2014 film, Ouija. This film takes place about 50 years prior to the first film in the 1960s. A single mother and her two daughters have a seance scam business (not that we ever thought seances were real). And as you can imagine, their adventures with a Ouija board invite some evil spirits into their homes that. An evil spirit overcomes the youngest daughter, and the family must work together to rid her body of its possessor. You can watch the spooky trailer here.

Initial Thoughts: I never saw the first Ouija, so maybe this would make sense for someone like me to see the prequel and then watch the original film. At first glance, the film looks like any other thriller, until you get about halfway through the trailer. It looks well-produced and a great picture for a horror film. The film looks incredibly spooky with a plot that looks decent enough–but I’m fearful it might have one of those endings where scary films don’t know what direction to take.

Boo! A Madea Halloween

Release Date: Oct. 21, 2016
If you’re not interested in a completely dramatic, scary film, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween is sure to give you a good laugh. The film is about Madea babysitting a few girls and keeping them from going to a Halloween party–when, you guessed it–some ghosts and monsters come after them.

Initial Thoughts: All I can say here is, go ahead and lump this movie together with the Scary Movie series–a silly alternative to a classic scary movie.


Release Date: Oct. 28, 2016
No surprise here–another sequel to a horror film. Back when scary movies were a big deal, The Ring was a horror, mystery film released in 2002. A second was released in 2005, and now we’re getting another about 11 years later. The premise of these films revolve around a person watching a strange film and then receiving a phone call with a person on the other end telling them they have seven days to live (pretty spooky). Of course there’s more to it than that. A series of strange events and investigations lead to the main character trying to figure out what is happening to them.

Initial Thoughts: This adaptation of The Ring seems a little more strange. I’m not saying it will be a huge hit, since movies like these barely receive any traction, but if you’re looking for something to really mess with your mind–this might be the right spooky film to watch this Halloween season.