New Fall & Halloween Movies 2018

September 21, 2018


Once again this year, I've looked through all the movies available on DVD/streaming and in theaters to put together a list of everything related to Halloween, horror and fall. I've added a note for movies that just seem to happen in the fall. I may be wrong, since I could only use the trailers to get a good feel for it.

There's a very nice selection of family-friendly "spooky" movies this year, which is always welcome! And of course, there's a whole lot of actually scary horror movies, too. Get the blanket out and cover your eyes...!

IN THEATERS
HORROR
Title: The Nun
Release: Sept. 6
Synopsis: A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.
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Title: Patient Zero
Release: Sept. 14
Synopsis: After an unprecedented global pandemic turns the majority of humankind into violent "Infected," a man gifted with the ability to speak the Infected's new language leads the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.
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Title: The Predator
Release: Sept. 14
Synopsis: When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
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Title: The Toybox
Release: Sept. 18
Synopsis: An estranged family take a trip to the desert in their used RV but become stranded and isolated in the scorching terrain. They soon learn their RV holds terrible, haunting secrets, and it starts killing them off one by one.
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Title: Hell Fest
Release: Sept. 28
Synopsis: A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.
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Title: Halloween
Release: Oct. 19
Synopsis: Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
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Title: Suspiria
Release: Oct. 26
Synopsis: A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
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FAMILY-FRIENDLY
Title: The House with a Clock on its Wall
Release: Sept. 21
Synopsis: A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.
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Title: Goosebump 2: Haunted Halloween
Release: Oct. 12
Synopsis: Two boys face an onslaught from witches, monsters, ghouls and a talking dummy after they discover a mysterious book by author R.L. Stine.
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DRAMA
Title: Little Women
Release: Sept. 28
Synopsis: A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March - detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood.
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Note: I saw some lovely autumn scenes in the trailer, so I'm adding it here.
RENTAL & TV
HORROR
Title: Marrowbone
Release: Aug. 7
Synopsis: A young man and his younger siblings who have concealed the death of their mother in order to remain together are plagued by a sinister presence in their home.
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Title: Along Came the Devil
Release: Aug. 10
Synopsis: After a troubled childhood, Ashley searches for a connection and unknowingly becomes connected to a demonic force.
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Title: Bad Samaritan
Release: Aug. 14
Synopsis: A young valet breaks into a man's home and discovers a terrified woman who's chained and gagged. After notifying the police, he soon becomes the target of the psychopath's wrath as he tries to rescue the victim that he left behind.
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Title: Hereditary
Release: Sept. 4
Synopsis: When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry, trying to outrun the sinister fate they have inherited.
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Title: Ghost Stories
Release: Sept. 4
Synopsis: Professor Phillip Goodman devotes his life to exposing phony psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans. His skepticism soon gets put to the test when he receives news of three chilling and inexplicable cases.
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Title: Mara
Release: Sept. 7
Synopsis: A criminal psychologist investigates the mysterious strangling death of a man in his bed. She soon meets members of a community who tell her about a centuries-old demon that kills people in their sleep.
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Title: Unfriended: Dark Web
Release: Oct. 16
Synopsis: After finding a laptop, a young man goes online and shows his friends a mysterious folder that plays disturbing videos of people who appear to be in danger. They then receive an anonymous message that tells them they will all die if they disconnect or call the police.
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Title: Down a Dark Hall
Release: Oct. 16
Synopsis: Five emotionally fragile teens are committed to Blackwood, a mysterious school for gifted girls. The mystery deepens as they break through layer after layer of misdirection to discover the true, horrifying purpose of the school.
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Title: Slender Man
Release: Oct. 30
Synopsis: Four small-town best friends go online to try and conjure up the Slender Man -- a tall, thin, horrifying figure whose face has no discernible features. Two weeks later, one of them mysteriously disappears during a class trip to a historic graveyard.
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Title: Our House
Release: Oct. 30
Synopsis: Ethan takes care of his siblings after the death of their parents. At night, he works on a machine that can generate wireless electricity. He gets more than he bargained for, however, when the device awakens the dead souls that haunt the house.
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HORROR/COMEDY
Title: Blood Fest
Release: Aug. 31
Synopsis: Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda.
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Title: The Witch Files
Release: Oct. 9
Synopsis: A group of marginalized young women form a powerful coven, but they soon discover that casting spells comes with a price.
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FAMILY-FRIENDLY
Title: The Little Vampire
Release: Aug. 28
Synopsis: Rudolph, a thirteen year old vampire, whose clan is threatened by a notorious vampire hunter. He meets Tony, a mortal of the same age, who is fascinated by old castles, graveyards and - vampires.
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Title: Hotel Transylvania 3
Release: Oct. 8
Synopsis: Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship so he can take a vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel.
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DRAMA/SUSPENSE
Title: Aardvark
Release: Aug. 7
Synopsis: A therapist tries to help a troubled patient whose hallucinations start to become increasingly violent. Complications soon arise when she develops a budding romance with the man's estranged brother.
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Note: Happens in fall/winter.
Title: American Animals
Release: Aug. 28
Synopsis: American Animals is the unbelievable but entirely true story of four young men who attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history.
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Note: Happens in the fall.
Title: Mary Shelley
Release: Aug. 28
Synopsis: The film tells the story of writer Mary Shelley's first love, and her romantic relationship with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, which inspired her to write Frankenstein.
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Note: Very fall-ish, dark, mysterious and foggy.
COMEDY
Title: Furlough
Release: Aug. 14
Synopsis: A young woman who works part time at a prison gets a chance to prove her mettle when she's tasked with accompanying a hellraising inmate on an emergency furlough to visit her dying mother. But things soon spiral out of control, sending the pair on a surprisingly touching road trip.
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Note: Happens in the fall.
Title: An Actor Prepares
Release: Aug. 31
Synopsis: After suffering a heart attack, a hard-drinking actor drives across the country with his estranged son for one last adventure.
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Note: Happens in the fall.
ROMANCE
Title: Truly, Madly, Sweetly
Release: Sept. 22 [Hallmark Channel only]
Synopsis: Natalie, the owner of a San Francisco food truck business selling cupcakes, and Eric, a finance manager and divorced dad are brought together when Eric’s aunt, also a longtime customer of Natalie’s, passes away and leaves them a building which happens to be the site of a once-famous bakery. Forced into this new partnership, they discover selling the building won’t be easy because it has been declared a historical site.

Note: Happens in the fall.
Title: All of My Heart: The Wedding
Release: Sept. 29 [Hallmark Channel only]
Synopsis: Jenny and Brian’s wedding plans are interrupted when Meg arrives, claiming she’s also an heir to their inn. Now they must focus on raising the money to buy Meg out, and Brian considers returning to Wall Street, until Bucks County has a fundraiser.
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Note: Happens in the fall.
Title: Falling for You
Release: Oct. 6 [Hallmark Channel only]
Synopsis: While planning a fundraising event, a small New England town’s radio station manager meets her match in a visiting businessman who can’t seem to see beyond the screen of his laptop computer, until she ropes him into participating in her bachelor bake-off to help save the station.
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Note: Happens in the fall.
Title: Under the Autumn Moon
Release: Oct. 13 [Hallmark Channel only]
Synopsis: While visiting a dude ranch that is a potential acquisition for the outdoor adventure company she works for, Alex, an eager candidate for a big promotion, discovers what matters most when she reignites her passion for the great outdoors; and becomes smitten with the ranch’s owner in the process.

Note: Happens in the fall.
Title: Love, Of Course
Release: Oct. 20 [Hallmark Channel only]
Synopsis: Amy has spent most of her adult life “helicoptering” around her daughter, Cara especially since her husband died six years earlier. With reluctance, Amy is helping Cara head off to college in another city. She then “conveniently” lands a job at Cara's college, much to Cara's dismay. When Amy meets Noah, a charismatic, well-traveled professor, she learns more about herself and discovers a new life of her own, filled with romance.

Note: Happens in the fall.
Title: Good Witch: A Tale of Two Hearts
Release: Oct. 21 [Hallmark Channel only]
Synopsis: Cassie’s precious family heirloom goes missing from the History of Halloween in Middleton museum exhibit. Without its Heart, the town of Middleton starts to doubt their Halloween spirit just in time for their annual festival competition with Blairsville. It all culminates at an anniversary black tie Halloween gala at the museum honoring the lore of the Heart of Middleton, where the Merriwicks help to re-inspire their fellow Middletonians.

Note: Happens in the fall.

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