October is a fantastic month for us Horror fans. Each year we generally get at least one decent theatrical release, and a handful of Indie/VOD releases. Sadly, it cannot last forever. October will leave us and our appetites for the horrific will rise. Here are 10 films that I have on my personal radar to get me through the inevitable post-October drought.
- The Stranger
A mysterious man returns to his home after sixteen years, which jumpstarts a bizarre and deadly chain of events.
- Cub (Germany)
Over-imaginative 12 year-old Sam heads off to the woods to summer scout camp with his pack convinced he will encounter a monster…and he does.
- The Babadook
A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
A group of friends on a weekend trip to a cabin in the woods find themselves terrorized by alien visitors.
- Let Us Prey
Held in a remote police station, a mysterious stranger takes over the minds and souls of everyone inside.
- Shrews Nest (Spain)
Spain, 1950s. Monte’s agoraphobia keeps her locked in a sinister apartment in Madrid and her only link to reality is the little sister she lost her youth raising. But one day, a reckless young neighbor, Carlos, falls down the stairwell and drags himself to their door. Someone has entered the shrew’s nest… perhaps he’ll never leave
- Goodnight Mommy (Germany)
In the heat of the summer. A lonesome house in the countryside between woods and corn fields. Nine-year-old twin brothers are waiting for their mother. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before. The children start to doubt that this woman is actually their mother. It emerges an existential struggle for identity and fundamental trust.
The story of one night on earth that changed everything we know about the universe.
- Among the Living (France)
Three kids skip school in order to explore an abandoned film studio lot where they catch site of a woman being dragged across the lot by a masked man.
A group of teenagers accidentally release an evil spirit that starts to possess them one by one.