Scares for All Ages


What to Watch in the Theater:
Happy Death Day (R) is in theaters now. This thriller is about a college student re-living her birthday, the day she’s murdered, as she tries to figure out who the killer is. The premise is fun and the actors are engaging. It’s a fast-paced, highly entertaining romp that almost feels like a comedy (Groundhog Day flashbacks!), but just happens to be a horror film. It’s got plenty of scares – Blumhouse has done it again!
Our rating: 4.5 out of 5


The Snowman (R) opens today. This one was mis-marketed as a straight horror film, when it’s more murder mystery, with lots of gore. Michael Fassbender continues to prove his range, with this turn as an anguished, alcoholic cop trying to find a serial killer. It’s a complicated, compelling story, and beautifully showcases snowy Norway. It felt like there were some backstory details missing, but we’d be interested in more stories from the book series.
Our rating: 4 out of 5

What to Watch at Home (Or Not):
Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket This family-friendly movie from (and starring) Bailee Madison is a fun yarn with some kooky characters and great New England scenery. Although it’s not the best-acted made for TV movie, we enjoy watching Bailee grow as a filmmaker, and appreciate her creation of content appropriate for the younger set. Available for streaming on Netflix.
Our rating: 3.92 out of 5

Shrek’s Swamp Stories, Dreamworks Spooky Stories, Dreamworks Spooky Stories 2 Some of these animated stories are Halloween specific, and you’ll find your favorite characters from the Shrek movies, Monsters vs. Aliens and Megamind in these shorts. Easily re-watch your favorites, including the story from Universal’s theme park Shrek 4D experience. Available for streaming on Netflix.
Our rating: 4 out of 5

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