“A Christmas Horror Story”
NR – 99 MINUTES
As three friends explore the site of a Christmas Eve massacre, a malevolent spirit is determined to keep them there forever. Meanwhile, one of the first cops to the scene of the murders has new complications as his son exhibits terrifying and violent behavior. And when a local family seeks reconciliation with an estranged aunt, they suddenly find themselves running in terror from Krampus, the demonic anti-Santa Claus. Not even St. Nick is immune to the terror as he fights a horde of zombie elves. Opens October 2.
“The Final Girls”
PG-13 – 88 MINUTES
Taissa Farmiga plays a young woman who, grieving the loss of her mother (Malin Akerman)—a famous scream queen from the 1980s—finds herself pulled into the world of her mom’s most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film’s maniacal killer. Opens October 9.
R – 95 MINUTES
Keanu Reeves plays a devoted husband and father who is left home alone for the weekend. When two stranded young women (Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas) unexpectedly knock on his door for help, what starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse. Opens October 9.
R – 109 MINUTES
Mia Wasikowska plays a young woman whose heart is stolen by a seductive stranger (Tom Hiddleston) and swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay—a place ﬁlled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam also star. Opens October 16.
PG – 100 MINUTES
Dylan Minnette plays a teenager who meets the daughter (Odeya Rush) of author R. L. Stine (Jack Black). When he unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts, they begin to terrorize the town and it is suddenly up to the trio to get all of them back in the books where they belong. Opens October 16.
“Tales of Halloween”
NR – 92 MINUTES
Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents. Opens October 16.
“The Last Witch Hunter”
PG-13 – 100 MINUTES
Vin Diesel plays a valiant warrior who, cursed with immortality upon killing the Queen Witch (Julie Engelbrecht), spends centuries hunting down rogue witches while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. When the Queen Witch is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer, an epic battle begins that will determine the survival of the human race. Opens October 23.
“Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension”
PG-13 – 100 MINUTES
Chris J. Murray plays a father who find tapes of young Katie (Chloe Csengery) and Kristi (Jessica Tyler Brown) being taught supernatural abilities by their grandmother as well as a camera which can see paranormal phenomena that the human eye cannot see. When his daughter (Ivy George) is targeted by supernatural forces, he must find a way to protect her before it is too late. Opens October 23.
“Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse”
R – 93 MINUTES
Tye Sheridan, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Logan Miller play scouts who, on the eve of their last camp-out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak. Opens October 30.
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