Hereditary is in theaters …

It’s one of the newest films to join a list of big-screen chillers. When the family matriarch passes away, those left behind are haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences which reveal dark secrets. Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff and Milly Shapiro round out the cast of Hereditary.

Toni Collette stars in Hereditary


Prepare yourself for even more scares to come out of Hollywood in the upcoming months.

Before there was The Conjuring, there was The Nun. That’s what the trailer says for this movie starring Taissa Farmiga, the younger sister of Vera Farmiga who starred in The Conjuring 1 & 2. You got more than a glimpse of her in The Conjuring 2. Well she’s back and you’ll see her whole story in The Nun, coming in early September.

And guess who’s back just in time for Halloween. Jamie Lee Curtis is coming back to do another Halloween movie. I recently took a look at the 2+ minute trailer and it looks pretty good (and so does Jamie Lee Curtis). Look for Halloween around October 19.

If you’re interested in what Peter Bradshaw picks as the 25 most terrifying horror films, here’s a link. He has a trailer for Hereditary you can check out as well.

17 Scariest Horror Movies of the Past 50 Years – AARP Bulletin

17 Scariest Horror Movies of the Past 50 Years, Scary Horror Movie Moments – AARP.

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, but I just haven’t been getting into it lately. In 2013 I was waiting for my new sofa to be delivered so I limited myself as to what to put out and decorate (you know the damage delivery people can do).

This year (2014) I started to put stuff out but I just didn’t “feel” it. One of my orange and black bins is still sitting on my kitchen floor – untouched and at work I have a minimal decoration outside my cube. I feel like … a failure.

It hasn’t stopped me from watching and rewatching some of my favorite horror movies and special programs, though I haven’t seen the replay of that “50 Scariest Movies” or whatever it is.

I came across this list on my AARP Bulletin this morning and found it interesting because there are some more up-to-date movies on it and since I do write for baby boomers I thought you might find it interesting, too.

Some movies that I would add to it (and I’m taking the lead from my friend Karen Ruud, because she’s up on current horror movies):

MovieThe Conjuring: Paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. There’s a sequel in the works. The Warrens are real paranormal investigators.

Sinister: A true-crime writer (Ethan Hawke) finds a cache of 8mm home movies films that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose career dates back to the 1960s.

8MM: A private investigator (Nicholas Cage) is hired to discover if a “snuff film” is authentic or not. Joaquin Phoenix is superb in this movie.

The Descent: A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

Trick 'r TreatTrick ‘r Treat: Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband. This film is very clever and well done. One I watch every Halloween season along with the Jeepers Creepers films (I and II).


13 Things Horror Movies Really Ruined For Us

Something fun for you from the writers at Channel Guide Magazine, just in time for Halloween.

Page 2 – More things that Horror Movies Ruined for Us.

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Free Halloween TV Calendar from Channel Guide Magazine

Want to know what’s on Halloween this month? Just go to Facebook and find Channel Guide Magazine. When you “Like” Channel Guide Magazine, you’ll be taken to a link to download your Free Halloween TV Calendar.

This 30-page calendar is arranged alphabetically and by day, so you can look up your favorite movie by title and in the listing it will tell you what day(s) its on. Or you can look at a specific date and see what’s coming on.

Scary good, huh?

There’s also some great features like Horror Remakes, Horror Movies Based Off Video Games, ShocKING Trivia about Stephen King, Real-Life Horror Stories Profiled in “A Haunting,” and more.

Go now and while you’re there you can examine the other benefits a subscription to Channel Guide Magazine has to offer.