The Halloween season is upon us!
But which recent, new, and upcoming movies should you interrupt your pumpkin-carving schedule to check out? Below, you’ll find 13 films which, with any luck, will tickle your fancy — and tingle your spine!
Midsommar (out now on VOD)
Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor‘s couple-coming-to-the-end-of-their-relationship make the terrible mistake of visiting a remote Swedish village in Hereditary filmmaker Ari Aster’s unforgettable slice of folk-horror.
In the Tall Grass (out now on Netflix)
Can grass really be scary? Yes! In this adaptation of Stephen King and Joe Hill‘s novella, a clutch of folks find themselves hopelessly, and terrifyingly, lost in a remote field full of tall you-know-what.
Tigers Are Not Afraid (out now on Shudder)
Paola Lara plays an orphan named Estrella who joins a gang of kids in an unnamed Mexican town and attempts to evade the murderous attentions of a drug cartel. The fantastical twist? She is armed with three wishes. The result is a remarkable and unforgettable mix of real-world horrors and beguiling fantasy, which has been given the thumbs-up by Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and Guillermo del Toro.
Bliss (out now on VOD)
Director Joe Begos’s 16mm sensory assault stars a simply terrific Dora Madison as a Los Angeles artist who discovers that becoming a vampire does wonders for her painter’s block.
Depraved (out now on VOD)
The Frankenstein story has been told on umpteen occasions, but never quite like this update from director Larry Fessenden. David Call plays a PTDS-stricken army medic who literally pieces together Alex Breaux’s Adam in his Brooklyn laboratory.
Little Monsters (playing in theaters, Oct. 8; streaming on Hulu, Oct. 11)