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If you aren’t up for a party or answering the door for trick-or-treaters, why not spend your Halloween night at the theater? There are quite a few haunted offerings this year! Let’s take a look at what movies are playing on the big screen for Halloween.
Zombie fans can enjoy horror-comedy with Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, which arrived just in time for the spooky holiday, Friday, October 30. Scouts Guide, is about three teenage boy scouts who use their survival skills to save their town from a zombie attack and discover the true meaning of friendship along the way.
Toronto Sun critic Liz Braun notes that this Christopher Landon directed film “manages to be a very good comedy, a scary adventure, a tale of friendship and a coming of age story, all rolled into one.”
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, released on October 23, finally gives fans their answer to what kind of supernatural entity was scaring the film franchise. It concludes the story that began back in 2009 with Katie and Micah, a couple who are stalked at home by a supernatural entity. The sixth and final installment features a whole new cast of characters, and is the first of the series to be in 3D.
Director Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak is a gothic romance set in a massive, crumbling, haunted house. It follows an aspiring writer at the turn of the century, who unlike her peers, is more interested in telling ghost stories than playing society games, namely because she can actually see ghosts. If you’re a fan of traditional gothic horror and romance, you’ll like this one. Those who are looking for the typical blood spattered thrill, however, may be disappointed.
Finally, Vin Diesel is producing as well as starring in what’s likely to be the first chapter in his big-budget action franchise: The Last Witch Hunter. In this fantasy-action flick, he plays an immortal warrior battling witches and warlocks in contemporary New York with an indestructible status that recalls other reboots like Underworld and Blade.
Along with its international cast of fantasy genre veterans like Elijah Wood, Michael Caine and Rose Leslie, the rather stunning visual effects are sure to be a mainstream crowd pleaser.