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Halloween 2014 Boasts Scariest Horror Movies In Years

From time to time I like to watch movie trailers. Like last Friday. I sat down to lunch, but didn’t have a lot of time. I didn’t want to get invested in a show or movie, so I decided to quickly scan and see what kind of trailers looked interesting on Hulu Plus.

That’s how I found Exists. (In theaters and VOD 10/24.)

I’m sort of partial to monster movies. If they’re done right. This one looks promising. Here’s the synopsis and trailer.

All Brian (Chris Osborn) and Matt (Samuel Davis) want to do is have a wild party with their friends out in the woods. They figure that their uncle’s secluded cabin is a prime location, as it was abandoned long ago and is unlikely to have anyone complaining about the noise. What they did not plan on is for the legendary Sasquatch (Brian Steele), who calls the east Texas woods his home, to start stalking the party goers one by one.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about another horror movie I found while browsing trailers: Housebound. Between it and Exists, I started to get excited. What if there were other promising looking horror movies coming out I wasn’t aware of yet?

I decided to see if there were. Bingo! (What else did I really expect? ‘Tis the season for them, right?)

One thing that struck me was most seem to be indies. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Some greats have started that way, like The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity. In fact, thank God for indies. They’re not remaking old classics and ruining them. There’s some originality here.

Another thing that struck me was how long my Want To See list suddenly became. It’s been a lot of Halloweens since I had a list this long…or with ones that looked so scary.

Here’s all the ones I want to see, complete with synopses and trailers where applicable.

I’m probably most drawn to Stephen King’s A Good Marriage, because it’s Stephen King. The Houses October Built also looks very scary to me, mostly because of the creepy doll face antagonist.

Which ones look scary to you?

At the Devil’s Door

When ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she learns is the runaway daughter of the couple selling the property. When Leigh tries to intervene and help her, she becomes entangled with a supernatural force that soon pulls Leigh’s artist sister Vera into its web – and has sinister plans for both of them.
– Written by Production

Don’t Blink (Already out in DVD and available on Amazon Instant Video.)

Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, they are forced to stay and investigate the mystery surrounding the abandoned lodge. Starring Brian Austin Green, and Mena Suvari.


A group of friends on a weekend trip to a cabin in the woods find themselves terrorized by alien visitors.

Stephen King’s A Good Marriage

After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband’s sinister secret?

The Devil’s Hand

When young girls start to go missing within a religious cult, older followers fear a long-told prophecy while the younger members suspect abusive elders are killing them off.

The Houses October Built

Beneath the fake blood and cheap masks of countless haunted house attractions across the country, there are whispers of truly terrifying alternatives. Looking to find an authentic, blood-curdling good fright for Halloween, five friends set off on a road trip in an RV to track down these underground Haunts. Just when their search seems to reach a dead end, strange and disturbing things start happening and it becomes clear that the Haunt has come to them…
– Written by PR

The Quiet Ones

A university professor and a team of students conduct an experiment on a young woman, uncovering terrifyingly dark, unexpected forces in the process.


When podcaster Wallace Bryton goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe, his best friend Teddy and girlfriend Allison team with an ex-cop to look for him.


Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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