Who doesn’t love a good scare? It’s that time of the year when a galore of horror flicks are added to the feature lineup in cinemas for the Halloween season. Here’s a list of new and soon-to-be releases that will haunt you all the way till the end of 2018.
The Nun (Now showing)
Touted as the darkest film in The Conjuring Universe, a Catholic priest with a haunted past along with a novice, are sent by the Vatican to investigate the mysterious death of a young nun in Romania. Instead, they uncover the abbey’s unholy secret which leads them to confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun (which you may recognise from The Conjuring 2). What ensues is a battle between the good and the evil as they try to contain the demonic entity.
Hell Fest (27 Sep)
It’s all fun and games till somebody gets hurt… or killed. A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his own personal playground where he decides to terrorise a group of friends on their night out. Unenthused about what they had seen previously, the group soon realises that the fake murders were actually real, prompting them to make their escape only to get hunted down one by one until the night is over.
Mara (27 Sep)
Criminal psychologist Kate is assigned to a strange case where the wife of a man had murdered him in his sleep. The only witness to the crime was their eight-year-old daughter, Sophie. As Kate digs deeper into the case, she discovers the mystery of an ancient demon that kills people in their sleep. She begins to experience the same petrifying symptoms as the other victims and has to fight through this chilling nightmare to save herself and Sophie before it’s too late.
Sabrina (27 Sep)
A doll maker and toy company owner, Aiden lives happily with his wife Maira and niece Vanya, who also happens to be their adopted daughter. As Vanya struggles to deal with the loss of her birth mother, she decides to play Charlie’s Pencil to summon the spirit of her late mother. Strange things start to happen in the household, especially with the Sabrina doll that has set its sight on Maira.
Ghost Wife (11 Oct)
This is not your typical love story. Nard, is a girl in high school who falls in love with a senior, Mac. When Nard discovers that she is pregnant, Mac’s mother forces him to cut all contact with her by sending him to study abroad. Nard’s mother persuades her to have an abortion, of which she didn’t survive. Now back for revenge, Nard haunts the apartment complex where she used to live as well as the man she used to love.
Apostle (12 Oct)
Travel to 1905 with Thomas Richardson, who goes to a remote island to rescue his sister after she’s kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult that has demanded a ransom for her safe return. It soon becomes clear that the cult will regret the day they had baited Thomas to their island, as he digs deeper into their secrets and lies on which the commune is built, unravelling the frightening truth they’ve kept hidden.
Halloween (18 Oct)
Lock your doors and hide – Michael Myers is back. Set forty years after the original Halloween film, the notorious slasher is in prison for his killing spree in 1979, while his adversary Laurie Strode has turned into a paranoid survivalist. Since her narrow escape on Halloween night four decades ago, Laurie is now ready for her final confrontation with Michael in Haddonfield when he coincidentally escapes from prison.
Zombiepura (25 Oct)
What would you do if you’re trapped with zombies? That’s a dilemma that a lazy reservist soldier and his tough commander face when a mysterious virus breaks out in their isolated army camp. Together, they have to strive to survive the zombie infestation and learn what it means to be real soldiers.
Suspiria (2 Nov)
Susie Bannion travels to a world-renowned dance company in Berlin where she quickly becomes the artistic director, Madame Blanc’s, favourite dancer. After a series of mysterious student disappearances, Susie, along with her new friend Sara and an elderly psychologist, find out that the school may be harbouring dark secrets that could kill them all.
Overlord (8 Nov)
On the eve of D-Day in 1944, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission that is vital to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their intended target, they begin to realise that there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than just a simple military operation. Soon, they find themselves fighting against supernatural forces that turn out to be a part of a Nazi experiment.
Slender Man (27 Dec)
You’ve probably read the creepypasta story, and now, witness the horror come to life. In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of teenage girls – fascinated by the creepy internet lore, Slender Man – attempt to prove that he doesn’t actually exist. But when their friend mysteriously disappears, the girls decide to summon him with a ritual. They soon start to experience supernatural occurrences that could only lead them to believe that the story is real and they are being haunted by none other than Slender Man.
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