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Hide under the covers with these new horror movies

For the month of October, horror movies are in season. Check out these four horror movies coming out in theaters soon.

“The Exorcist: Believer” debuts on Oct. 6. (Universal Pictures)

The Exorcist: Believer 

The horror film “The Exorcist: Believer,” which debuts on Oct. 6, is a continuation of the 1973 movie “The Exorcist.” The feature follows the disappearance of Angela (Lidya Jewett) and her friend Katherine (Olivia Marcum) after showing signs of demonic possession. Three days later, they are found wandering in the woods. Angela’s father (Leslie Odom Jr.), questions how much they remember about what happened to them during the three days they were gone. Although they claim to remember walking endlessly, their behavior suggests otherwise. Angela’s father contacts Chris Macneil, an experienced person when it comes to demonic possessions, in hopes of saving the girls. This movie is rated R for violent content, disturbing images, language and sexual references.


“When Evil Lurks” will be in theaters on Oct. 6. (IFC Films)

When Evil Lurks 

The Argentinian movie “When Evil Lurks” will be released in English in U.S. theaters for the first time on Oct. 6. The horror film follows the story of brothers Pedro (Ezequiel Rodriguez) and Jimmy (Demián Salomón) and the residents of their small town. They soon discover that there’s an evil infected demon among them by stumbling upon it birthing “to evil itself.” In an attempt to prevent it from proceeding and in an effort to kill it, they intervene. Instead of preventing, their intervention allows evil to be born. This movie’s rating is not available. 


The Elderly

“The Elderly” releases on Oct. 13. (Dark Star Pictures)

“The Elderly,” which releases on Oct. 13, is a horror film of Spanish origin, that portrays the agonizing and despairing feeling of growing old. All of the elderly in Madrid, Spain, including Manuel (Zorion Eguileor) begin to go insane and develop dementia. Manuel crumbles after his wife dies by suicide and later he displays violent tendencies due to the loss of his wife. His son Mario (Gustavo Salmerón) insists on taking him in along with the rest of the family. At this, an unhealthy amount of paranormal activity begins to occur in the house, so much so that it becomes life or death. This movie’s rating is not available.


Five Nights at Freddy’s

“Five Nights at Freddy’s” is releasing on Oct. 27. (Universal Pictures)

Originally inspired by the video game “Five Nights at Freddy’s” (FNaF), this horror movie releasing on Oct. 27 follows Mike Schmidt (Josh Hutcherson) who is desperate for a job in order to keep custody of his little sister Abby (Piper Rubio). In his desperation, he takes up a job as a night security guard in an abandoned restaurant called Freddy Fazebear’s Pizzeria. Local police officer Vanessa Monroe (Elizabeth Lail), warns Schmidt of the numerous cases of disappearing children in the restaurant during the 80s. Monroes suggests that the animatronics of the restaurant may have had something to do with the disappearances. Schmidt realizes this job is not at all what he signed up for. This movie is rated PG-13 for violent content, bloody images and language.

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