For horror fans, there is no month better than October. Halloween is essentially a month long holiday for cinephiles, providing the only excuse needed to watch as many spooky and freaky titles as possible. There are obviously a ton of classics to look back on, both to discover and rewatch, but there are also some choice new releases that are going to be available -- and it's exactly those titles we're here to highlight.
The next few weeks are going to see some cool and exciting new horror movies hit the big screen and major streaming services, and we've built this feature to highlight the four biggest. Some are coming at the end of this very week, and others will require a touch of patience, but overall they should help you celebrate your Halloween right.
Starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Amy Ryan, Jillian Bell, and more, Goosebumps was a massive hit when it was released back in 2015 - not only among critics, but also at the box office, ultimately grossing $150 million worldwide on a reported $58 million budget. It proved to be a perfect treat for audiences of all ages looking for some monster-filled scares, and now Sony Pictures is ready for a second round with Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween.
Technically the new movie is in continuity with the first, though it follows a whole new group of characters. Jeremy Ray Taylor (IT) and Caleel Harris (Castle Rock) star as friends who find their way into R.L. Stine's abandoned house and discover a never published book: Haunted Halloween. Unlocking the tome results in the return of Stine's most horrifying creations, including the evil ventriloquist dummy Slappy. Ari Sandall (The Duff) is at the helm, and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween's ensemble cast includes Madison Iseman, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Chris Parnell, and Ken Jeong. If this film can successfully be just as fun as its predecessor, it could wind up being the second family-centric horror treat this fall after Eli Roth's The House With A Clock In Its Walls (which is still in theaters, by the way).