I scream, you scream, we all scream because it’s October again, and unlike last year, Halloween seems to be a thing again. (Be sure to wear your masks and your masks!)
You’ve got a few weeks to choose the right costume, but all month, there are plenty of thrillers and chillers to watch in theaters and at home. Michael Myers is back — after the Covid-19 delay — and the Muppets are also getting into the excitement of a horrible season, so you know it’s special.
So break down your calendar, guys and ghouls: Here are 10 treats to get you in the Halloween mood.
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‘Escape the Undertaker’ (Netflix, Streaming Now)
Wrestling fans and horror trolls will appreciate this interactive special, as WWE Supergroup praises The New Day — Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods and Big E — your own-adventure creep show. Escape from the iconic Yurn and the legendary grappler.
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‘Someone is in your house’ (Netflix, streaming now)
The slash-happy adaptation of Stephanie Perkins’s young-adult fiction centers on a Makani (Sydney Park) where a teenage girl in Hawaii now lives in a rural Nebraska town and hides a big secret. She and her classmates have been targeted by a mysterious killer whose calling card has worn the face mask of its intended victim.
‘V / H / S / 94’ (tremors, streaming now)
The fourth film in the found-footage horror compilation series is a new set of 90s stories, including a news crew investigating the urban legend of the sewer-dwelling Rotman; A right-wing army is planning to use supernatural beings to attack a federal building; An overnight alarm is very wrong; And the mad scientist turns humans into machines.
‘Mothers’ (Amazon Prime, Friday)
“Welcome to the Blumhouse” series by horror guru Jason Blum, features a new crop of diverse horror-film makers, returning for a second year. The strangest of the four films is a 1970s story about a prospective Mexican-American couple (Tenoch Huerta and Ariana Gera) finding a strange talisman at their new home.
‘Muppets Haunted Mansion’ (Disney +, Friday)
For those who aren’t ready to go on a classic Disney theme-park ride — because of the Covid-19, or what you really fear — the Muppet-filled musical comedy captures all its ghostly, family-friendly vibes. Will Arnett and Taraji P. With an All-Star supporting cast including Henson, Gonzo and Paul Pepe accept the challenge of living one night in the Haunted Mansion.
‘Halloween Kills’ (in theaters and Peacock, October 15)
Michael Myers finds himself loose at Haddon Field after escaping the fiery trap laid by Larry Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), the bloody follow-up of the 2018 hit “Halloween.” While Laurie is recovering at a local hospital, loved ones and neighbors form a vigilante group to end the veiled Bugeiman regime at once.
‘Night Teeth’ (Netflix, October 20)
In the LA-set thriller George Lendeborg Jr. agrees to drive two young girls (Debbie Ryan and Lucy Fry) to a night party as a driver in moonlighting as a college student. He turns out to be a couple true bloodsuckers, and our hero gets caught up in the chaos of a secret war between rival vampire clans and human defenders.
‘Hypnosis’ (Netflix October 27)
Netflix resident horror queen Kate Siegel (“Midnight Mass”) plays a woman who wants to improve herself, and she contacts the famous hypnotist (Jason O’Mara) for help. She goes through some intense sessions and quickly realizes that things are getting worse rather than better.
‘Horns’ (in theaters October 29)
In the folk horror film produced by Guillermo del Toro, an Oregon boy (Jeremy T. Thomas) confronts a dark and mysterious ancestor and turns to his middle school teacher (Keri Russell) and her sheriff’s brother (Jesse Plemons) for help in his chilling situation.
‘Last Night in Soho’ (in theaters October 29)
Directed by Edgar Wright, psychological thriller Thomasin McKenzie stars as a fashion student in present-day London, transported by night in the 1960s – and in the body of an upcoming singer (Anya Taylor-Joy). But the younger woman’s wonderful dreams come true and become a nightmare in her waking life.