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13 Horror Movies To Watch This October

It's October and you know what that means - it's time to get spooky! Here's 12 movies to watch this month. By Maxine Kozak, Storyteller for RU Student Life.

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1. Get Out (2017)


"This socially aware scary movie takes you by surprise, setting the scene for a slasher flick that's a ticking timebomb. And then, ka-boom."

-Peter Travers for Rolling Stone

2. The Babadook (2014)


"You will be scared. And also, perhaps even more scarily, moved." -A. O. Scott

for The NYTimes

3. It (2017)


"Focusing entirely on the childhood-set portions of King's book, it's a collection of alternately terrifying, hallucinatory, and ludicrous nightmare imagery." -Andrew Barker for Variety

4. Hereditary (2018)


"Hereditary raises the bar on emotional agony. If you want to see things you can never un-see and feel pain you can never un-feel, here’s the ultimate test." -David Edelstein for Vulture

5. Sinister (2012)


"Derrickson's film succeeds in delivering an exceptionally engaging, and frightening, movie experience with quality characters, a smart story, and plenty of scares." -Ben Kendrick for Screen Rant

6. Oculus (2013)


"Creepy mirrors have been featured in horror movies plenty of times before, but none of them have been anything quite like 'Oculus'." -Jeffrey M. Anderson for Common Sense Media

7. Insidious (2010)


"Insidious is a haunted-house movie that has some of the most shivery and indelible images I’ve seen in any horror film in decades. Yes, it’s that unsettling."

-Owen Gleiberman for Entertainment Weekly

8. The Conjuring (2013)


"This horror film provides a treasure trove of typical haunting tricks that seems fresh and terrifying once again." -Jeffrey M. Anderson for Common Sense Media

9. We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)


"A triumph for Ramsay — though no easy watch — anchored by terrific performances. Guaranteed to haunt you for days, and possibly prompt a rethink on your position on parenthood." -Liz Beardsworth for Empire

10. Creep (2014)


"The film is remarkable, considering its minimal means and surprising lack of bloodshed, given the genre. Does it stay with you? A little." -Andy Webster

for The New York Times

11. mother! (2017)


"A difficult film and one that's likely to offend in some ways. But as an elliptical, dream-logic infused visual poem, it certainly leaves a searing impression." -Dan Jolin for Empire

12. A Quiet Place (2018)


"This gripping, clever monster movie is one of those rare genre treats that seizes on a simple, unique idea and executes it so perfectly and concisely that it elicits satisfying squeals of delight." -Jeffrey M. Anderson from Common Sense Media

13. The Visit (2015)


"In The Visit, M. Night Shyamalan has gone back to basics, with a stripped-down story and scale, a largely unknown (excellent) cast and a classically tinged tale of child peril." -Manohla Dargis for The NYTimes

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