It Comes At Night (June 9)
In this creepy offering, a father will stop at nothing to protect his wife and son from a malevolent, mysterious presence terrorizing them right outside their doorstep. Directed by newcomer Trey Edward Shults, this creepfest stars the always good Joel Edgerton and Riley Keough. The best part about a June release for this film is that it will really play as counter-programming to all of the early summer films. On top of that, if you've watched the trailer for It Comes At Night, then you know that this film isn't your garden variety horror movie. With an almost Kubrickian visual to start off the festivities, and a scary conversation to serve as the voice over, this trailer literally hooks you in the first 10 seconds. This film may not do the box office of the Despicable Me 40, but it will most likely leave viewers with more to remember. And that is what a grand Halloween is all about.
The Mummy (June 9)
It would be very easy to try and look at The Mummy as a Tom Cruise film. However, the cool part about this movie is that it seems to actually be a horror movie first. Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her a malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. Lets just say this, Tom Cruise has faced a lot of things on screen, I don't think he's ever gone up against an angry woman whose intent on destroying humanity. This film may be out long before people start putting candy in their pillowcases, but something tells us Halloween 2017 will see more mummy costumes than ever before.
Awakening the Zodiac (June 9)
A couple find a 40-year-old film reel that depicts the gruesome murders of two people by a serial killer who vanished. They quickly set out to solve the mystery and claim a reward but soon find themselves the target of the person they are hunting.