Ah, Labor Day. The end of summer and the beginning of fall.
Labor Day means one last hurrah of beach trips, cookouts, and pool parties before fall officially begins. You have to pack away your bathing suits and flip flops and break out your booties and sweaters, even if the weather refuses to cooperate. Yes, we are all sad about summer leaving us, but fall is pretty great. Football season, family gatherings, pumpkin-spice everything (and making fun of pumpkin-spice everything), and most importantly, horror movie season!
Let’s be honest. Halloween is not about just October anymore—Halloween is taking over September as well. That’s good news for a horror junkie like me, especially because that means we get more and better horror movies in the weeks leading up to Halloween!
September promises to deliver something for everyone. We have so much to choose from! There’s When The Bough Breaks, a hybrid of The Hand That Rocks The Cradle/Fatal Attraction. There’s Demon, a creepy and moody foreign horror movie that explores the Jewish legend of the dybbuk. There’s 31, a vicious gore-fest from horror movie legend Rob Zombie, with offering all the absurdity I wanted from The Purge series. And there’s Blair Witch, the second sequel the iconic Blair Witch Project, back from the dead to reclaim its horror movie throne.
September 2nd, 2016
“Morgan (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a bioengineered child who began walking and talking after one month of existence, exceeding the wildest expectations of her creators. When Morgan attacks one of her handlers, a corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) visits the remote, top-secret facility where she’s kept to assess the risks of keeping her alive. When the girl breaks free and starts running amok, the staff members find themselves in a dangerous lockdown with an unpredictable and violent synthetic human.”
“Five carnival workers are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large compound. At the mercy of their captors, they are forced to play a twisted game of life or death called 31. For the next 12 hours, they must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs.”
- The 9th Life of Louis Drax
An acclaimed neurologist (Jamie Dornan) taps into the unconscious mind of a 9-year-old boy (Aiden Longworth) who has survived nine near-death accidents.”
- When the Bough Breaks
“Young, professional and successful, John and Laura (Regina Hall) Taylor desperately want to have a baby, but are unable to conceive. After exhausting all other options, the couple hire Anna, a beautiful young woman who agrees to become a surrogate mother for the Taylors. Everything seems fine until Anna starts to develop a dangerous fixation with John as the pregnancy moves further along. The Taylors now find themselves playing a deadly game with a psychopath who holds the key to their future.”
- The Disappointments Room
“Dana (Kate Beckinsale), her husband David and their 5-year-old son Lucas start a new life after moving from the hustle and bustle of Brooklyn, N.Y., to a stately old manor in the quiet countryside. After settling in, Dana starts to experience terrifying visions and dreams that she cannot explain. The mystery grows when she stumbles upon a secret room in the attic. After finding the key and unlocking the door, Dana discovers the dark history of the family that lived there in the 19th century.”
Piotr (Itay Tiran) receives a piece of land as a gift for his upcoming wedding. While preparing the property to build a home for his new family, he finds human remains in the ground. He decides to keep the discovery to himself so that all of the wedding arrangements can go on as planned. However, the deeper he tries to keep his secret, the more he seems to be under control of something — or rather someone — and from then on very strange things begin to happen.
- Happy Birthday
“On his birthday, Brady finds out his girlfriend has been cheating on him. His best friend Tommy decides to take him on a raging drug induced birthday celebration in Mexico to forget his troubles. Things quickly take a dark turn when the two girls they meet at a bar are connected to a Mexican drug cartel and hold them for ransom. Drugged and tortured, Brady and Tommy now must fight for their lives and find a way to escape a desolate hotel room nightmare in a foreign land.”
*side note, is that Steven Tyler?*
- Blair Witch
“College students enter the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to see if the disappearance of James’ sister is connected to the Blair Witch. As night falls, the students realize the legend is all too real after they are visited by a menacing presence.”
- The Blackcoat’s Daughter
“Two women are bound together by a series of sinister events at an all-girl boarding school.”
Which one are you going to see? Leave your picks in the comments!