We love October. It is the month of Horror, or as we like to call it, Horrtober (If the phrase takes off we coined it first!). There’s plenty of movies and shows getting released that we’ve been looking forward to for quite some time. We almost can’t believe that the wait is just about over. If you really want to delve into the horror this month, then keep reading. We have 5 highly anticipated horror movies and shows coming soon:
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5 Highly anticipated horror movies and shows coming soon:
1. Carrie – October 18th
We are huge fans of the original Carrie, and after already identifying the Carrie Remake as one were not particularly looking forward to, what we’ve seen in the first official trailer may prove otherwise. Even though we still feel that Carrie should be left alone and spared another Hollywood remake, Chloë Grace Moretz and director Kimberley Peirce may surprise us and deliver something worth watching this October.
Even though it appears that Peirce’s remake will be made with her own visual style and thematic emphasis, one can’t remove the fact that it fails to really show how this new version will win over fans of the 1976 cult classic. So many people know the story beat-for-beat and one can only hope that the final product will produce the shock factor and really showcase Moretz’s acting ability.
The March 15 release date for the anticipated film has been postponed to October 18. Just in time for Halloween.
2. Insidious Chapter 2
Insidious Chapter 2 is already showing, but now id your chance to go see it if you have not already done so. “Insidious Chapter 2″ proves to be a must see as it set records in its first week since the release of the anticipated Horror film. The sequel opened to $20.1M on Friday the 13th (including $1.5M in Thursday’s late shows and Friday’s midnights) and added $13.4M on Saturday, to eventually sit at the No. 1 spot on North American box office with an impressive $41 million against a mere budget of $5 million. The first movie only debuted to $13.3 million in April 2011.
A third Insidious movie has already been confirmed, Director James Wan will not be returning for the third instalment according to Moviefone.com. Leigh Whannell, who wrote the scripts for the first and second films will be back to pen the script for the third installment.
3. The Walking Dead Season 4 – October 13th
The Walking Dead season 4 will kick off on October 13th. AMC released the new poster that will see the group of survivors go through even more trials as they try to adjust to life in their ‘prison’ home:
In the highly anticipated new season, we find Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the group fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison. Sadly, in this brutal world, happiness is short-lived and walkers and outside threats are no match for danger brewing inside the fences. The group’s home and new way of life will be thoroughly tested, and their struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 4 also introduces several new characters including Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr., “The Wire”).
We were promised that season 4 will introduce an almost undefeatable threat! The trailer released during this years Comic Con (below) may give us a few ideas as to what this threat is. Looks like we’re in for plenty of zombies (and humans) getting killed, Just the way we like it.
4. American Horror Story: Coven – October 9th
American Horror Story: Coven” will explore the story of the Salem witch trials who faces mysterious attacks on their kind. The alarming dangers leave them with no other choice but to send away young girls to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. It’s been Over 300 years since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials and something is to blame for the sudden evil doing.
The star-studded cast includes Fiona (Jessica Lange) who is standing in as the long-absent Supreme returning to project the Coven, Sarah Paulson will portray Fiona’s daughter. Kathy Bates will play Madame LaLaurie, who is loosely based on the real-life Louisiana-born socialite known for killing and torturing black slaves in the 1830s. Angela Bassett plays the influential Marie Laveau, a real-life Louisiana Creole woman in the 1800s. Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) will be the new arrival who is harboring a terrifying secret. The show is also supported by Gabourey Sidibe, Emma Roberts, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Frances Conroy, Danny Huston, Patti LuPone and Grey Damon.
Who is responsible for stirring the pot that brings back “a centuries-long feud” between Salem witches and voodoo practitioners in New Orleans?
- “American Horror Story: Coven” First Teaser Arrived!
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- New “American Horror Story: Coven” Promo Clip Titled “Coffin”
5. Dracula – October 25th
Vampire fans with a taste for blood should be very excited about NBC’s “Dracula”, portayed by Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (the tudors). The series takes viewers back to the Victorian era in London, where Alexander Grayson a.k.a. Dracula poses as an American entrepreneur while trying to bring down a shadowy organization called the Order of the Dragon. The series reunites Meyers and “The Tudors” director, Steve Shill.
The show will also feature Van Helsing. The man who plays Dracula in Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D is going to be Abraham Van Helsing. According to THR, Van Helsing “is not the classic hero featured in so many retellings. Here, he’s a brilliant professor with a cool exterior who is obsessed with revenge and makes him more of a threat to the public than to Dracula.”
In addition to this, NBC has released an animated original series which serves as a prequel to the new show titled “Dracula Rising”. The prequel series has debuted on the network’s official site and YouTube page, which explores the origins of the 15th century Vlad Tepes a.k.a. Dracula