New Horror Movies in Theaters This Month

There are a few new horror movies in theaters this month.


Annabelle is the a spin-off of last year’s The Conjuring, which was the first movie in many years to portray the stories of real-life investigators Ed and Loraine Warren as truly terrifying sinister events. Sadly, Annabelle falls short. The story focuses on a young couple haunted by a doll marred by a Manson-esque murder. The doll was featured briefly in The Conjuring. The film was not bad, it just hardly has anything worth to say for itself. I would suggest watching The Conjuring if poltergeist films full of jumps are to your liking because it is far superior.

Dracula Untold

Dracula Untold takes a different twist on the story of Vlad the Impaler, historical basis for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, by having Vlad strike a deal with supernatural forces and assuming the mantle of a vampire in order to protect his family.

This is a sound premise, but the film itself looks underwhelming. Review site Metacritic lists a metascore of 40 and Rotten Tomatoes lists the movie at 23 percent.

The vampire movie of 2014 I am excited for is What We Do in the Shadows. It should prove to be a hilarious mockumentary in the vein of Borat with Flight of the Concords member Jemaine Clement starring.


Ouija will debut on October 24 and is set to be the high school horror movie of the year. It will focus on a group of high school kids trying to unravel the mystery of their friend’s death with her Oujia board.

Honorable Mention


Kevin Smith’s Tusk starring Justin Long, Michael Parks and Haley Joel Osment was beyond words. OK, maybe not, but I enjoyed it. Think Island of Dr. Moreau meets podcasters. It was, at once, disturbing and hilarious.

The movie tackles the tough, age-old question, "Is man truly a walrus at heart?"

I enjoyed every second of it. It wasn’t in theaters long but I suggest renting it when it is released.

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