With Halloween looming near, it’s time to get spooky with a number of horror movies released in the month of October. As we already have a diverse horror reel to choose from, such as “Annabelle”, “Dracula Untold”, “A Haunted House 2” and “The Haunting Of Helena” which were released in the first two weeks of October, now here are the remaining five horror movies you should be checking out for the rest of the Halloween month. We dare you to take your pick below:
1. Seventh (16 October)
Best known for penning the screenplay of “The Journey”, screenwriter-turned-director Ryon Lee has moved into the directing territory with the local horror movie, “The Transcend” with another fellow director James Wong earlier this year. For the second time in the row in 2014, Ryon Lee continues his fascination with another local horror movie titled as “Seventh”.
2. Sifu Vs Vampire (23 October)
Last year, Juno Mak had successfully brought back the long-forgotten Chinese vampire horror genre with his critically-acclaimed “Rigor Mortis”. While that movie was more into arty type of horror movie, it’s finally nice to see writer-producer Wong Jing paying homage to “Mr. Vampire”-like horror comedy approach with “Sifu Vs Vampire”. The upcoming Chinese vampire horror-comedy is of course, notable for Wong Jing and veteran martial-art actor Yuen Biao’s long-awaited project together since their first-time collaboration on “Dreadnaught” back in 1981.
3. Ouija (23 October)
With the financial success of “Transformers” and “G.I. Joe” movie franchises, popular toy maker Hasbro has now making their first attempt into horror genre with “Ouija”. Based on their own supernatural board game of the same name, the upcoming horror movie is notable with the involvement of Michael Bay-led Platinum Dunes production company which specialises in rebooting classic horror franchise for the new generation such as “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (2003), “The Amityville Horror” (2005) and “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (2010).
4. Before I Go To Sleep (30 October)
With a trio of noteworthy cast including Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong, and acclaimed U.K. director Rowan Joffe (best known for directing “Brighton Rock” and penning screenplay for “28 Weeks Later” and “The American”), “Before I Go To Sleep” looks like a can’t-miss psychological horror thriller that feels like a horror version of “50 First Dates” and “Memento”.
5. Jinn (30 October)
Not to be confused with the recent local Malay horror movie titled as “Jin”, this international horror movie, “Jinn”, is particularly blessed with a fascinating, yet rarely-explored premise involving ancient entity related to Arabic and Islamic mythology.