October is here, and this weekend begins a month long barrage of horror movies set to invade our local cineplex. Some of these movies will even be available on VOD in the weeks leading up to Halloween! We're seeing more original thrillers this year, as new titles hurry to occupy the slots vacated by holiday perennials Saw and Paranormal Activity. We have plenty to choose from, with creature features and slasher flicks galore, all spanning the gamut between pitch black comedy to blood red terror. There are spin-offs, reboots, and even an old favorite making its return for a much-deserved 10th anniversary celebration. Do you have the heart to make it through this list of fright flicks? Or will your guts spill out onto the floor before you've made it through our '17 New Horror Movies to See before Halloween'!?
Tagline: Before The Conjuring, there was...
Release Date: October 3
The Killer: A cursed doll.
Why You Can't Miss It: She terrified you in The Conjuring, but this is where it all began for Annabelle. Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut, visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month. New Line Cinema's supernatural thriller Annabelle begins before the evil was unleashed. John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia, a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now... Annabelle!
And you were worried there wouldn't be anything to watch his Halloween. From small indie frights to big budget chills, it may be impossible to see everything this Halloween has to offer. What are your must sees? And what will you definitely not be watching this October? Let us know in the comments below.