3 Recent + Upcoming Horror Movies To Watch in Theaters

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With the start of my first official autumn with seasonal changes, I feel more in the spirit of Halloween than ever before. My apartment building has several decorated doors with ghosts, haunts, candles, and more. I don’t know if I’ve ever been more excited for October 31st!

I’m the type of person who likes horror movies any time of year. There’s something uniquely special about trying to piece together the clues of who’s the killer, betting on who the last girl will be, or watching other people tense up in their seats in theaters. In October, these aspects of horror movies get me even more excited and ready for Halloween.

So if you’re looking for new movie releases in theaters, I’m here to let you know what’s good in the ‘Wood.

Halloween Kills

Halloween Kills is the 12th installment in the Halloween franchise that follows the horror-slasher icon Michael Myers. It is directed by David Gordon Green, who co-wrote the film with Danny McBride and Scott Teems. The film is set on October 31, 2018, and follows Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, as her family rallies together with previous victims of Myers as well as new allies to form a mob against the masked killer. A direct sequel, Halloween Ends, is already scheduled to be released in movie theaters on October 4, 2022, and follows the events after this movie.

Halloween Kills features variety of other stars, including James Jude Courtney, Nick Castle, Airon Armstrong, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Thomas Mann, Anthony Michael Hall, Kyle Richards, Robert Longstreet, Tristian Eggerling, Nancy Stephens, Charles Cyphers, Dylan Arnold, Jibrail Nantambu, Omar Dorsey, Brian F. Durkin, and Mike Dupree.

Nas can’t wait to watch!

One fan was in awe over the special effects work.

It’s Ell’s favorite movie ever!

It is currently available to watch in theaters and to stream on Peacock.


Lamb is a supernatural horror film directed by Valdimar Jóhannsson, who co-wrote the movie with Sjón (who you might know from his frequent collaborations with singer Björk). It originally premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and has now been selected as Iceland’s entry for Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards. In the film, a childless couple (Noomi Rapace and Hilmir Snær Guðnason) living in rural Iceland discover a strange newborn lamb in their sheep barn. The couple immediately feel attached to her and want to raise her as their own, but forces outside of their control want to return her to the wilderness.

The cast list also includes Björn Hlynur Haraldsson and Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson.

Many people hadn’t heard of the movie, but wanted to watch it.

Jerry pointed out several things the movie stunned with.

Luke was really scared.

The film is currently available to watch in theaters.

Last Night in Soho

Last Night in Soho is a psychological horror film directed by Edgar Wright (known for directing films like Shaun of the Dead and Baby Driver) who co-wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. The film follows Eloise, played by Thomasin McKenzie, as she’s transported back in time to the 1960s into the body of her idol, Sandy (Anya Taylor-Joy). As Eloise explores this time period and her new love life, she realizes that not everything is what it seems as the past and present begin to fall apart.

The cast includes actors like Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, Rita Tushingham and Terence Stamp.

Maddy and other fans are eagerly anticipating the movie.

Shawn was beyond impressed with Edgar Wright’s work.

The film is released in theaters this weekend.

Personally, I’m most excited for Last Night in Soho. Since I saw the trailer several months ago, every time I see it again before another movie, I’m reminded why I want to watch it. My friends have heard me say “we have to see that” every time we pass the poster at our local AMC. There’s something so charming to me about movies that take place in different time periods and I’m thrilled that it takes that in a horror direction. I can’t wait to see it!

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