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Four Must-Watch Horror Movies in 2018

Who doesn’t love horror movies? Well, this year offers a lot of them. From independently produced horror films to chilling sequels, you can bet on some spooky and freaky movies that might send a chill up your spine. Cuddle up in your blanket for those spine-chilling moments.

You can find them on Netflix, but you might have to dig through a lot of others to watch what you’re looking for. If you’re in a hell-raising mood this weekend, then you’re in luck as there are a lot of really scary horror movies to choose from. And you can watch the horror you want when you get Mediacom Cable TV for a reliable and uninterrupted entertainment.

A genre very prevalent on streaming platforms, whatever brand of horror you like, you’re sure to find it.  So, here’s a look at four new horror releases that you can look forward to in 2018. Halloween, or a scary weekend, you’re sure to find something that’ll scare the socks off you!

American Exorcist

American Exorcist is about a paranormal investigator, trapped in a haunted skyscraper on Christmas Eve. The cynical young woman, Georgette Dubois, played by Falon Joslyn plays the role of Georgette Dubois, a cynical young woman, who is horrified when she is confronted with the reality of the supernatural. She does everything in her power to escape from the 11th floor.

Directed by Tony Trov and Johnny Zito starring Bill Moseley and Falon Joslyn, the film is set to release in October 2018.

Annihilation

Annihilation is a sci-fi horror film, which highlights depression, grief and the human tendency for self-destruction. Starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac, it’s a story about a group of military scientists who enter anomalous iridescent electromagnetic field called “The Shimmer”.

A cellular-biology professor and former soldier, Lena, played by Natalie Portman, is mourning the disappearance of her military husband, Kane played by Oscar Isaac, missing in action for a year. Kane suddenly returns home but has no memory of his mission. He looks pale and promptly starts coughing up blood.

He’s been inside the “Shimmer”, a dome-shaped membrane constantly expanding in a southern Florida swamp. Lena decides to enter the quarantined zone, also called “Area X”, to find out what has happened to her husband and understand this strange phenomenon.

Area X seems like a beautiful and peaceful fluorescent forest but has genetically-mutated plant life with different types of flowers growing from each stem. Then an albino alligator with shark teeth attacks Josie (Tessa Thompson). Along with the four women, Dr. Ventress (Jennifer Jason Leigh), physicist Josie (Tessa Thompson), paramedic Anya (Gina Rodriguez) and geologist Cass (Tuva Novotny), Lena soon learns that the DNA of every living thing inside Area X is being combined in new ways.

Lena, a cellular-biology professor, and former soldier is quarantined in “Area X”, a government facility on the southern coast of the US. She is debriefed about a four-month expedition into “the Shimmer”, an area of changing landscapes and mutant creatures, from which she and her husband Kane are the only survivors.

All the female characters are going through their own personal trauma. A broken marriage, a dead child, growing cancer and suicidal tendencies. It seems everything they’re seeing inside the Shimmer is symbolic of the troubles in their lives.

The women have to reach a lighthouse that was struck by a meteor, which is the origin of the Shimmer. Upon entering the tower Lena finds that her husband’s real form kills himself with a phosphorus grenade, replacing him with an alien clone. Lena finds the location of the meteor and a cell-generating sac that takes a bit of her DNA to replicate her original form.

Her clone copies her every move. She even tries to punch it and it punches her right back. She tries to escape and it runs with her, pinning her against the door. She can only destroy this shadow version of herself by coming to terms with it.

Lena burns the lighthouse down to end the effects of Area X. When she returns to her husband’s clone she, too, learns that her cells have been mutated, and she’s not her original form. The Shimmer flickers in her eye, suggesting that she will never be the same again.

Bad Samaritan

Bad Samaritan is about a pair of burglars who happen upon a woman being held captive in a home they want to rob. This American horror film stars David Tennant and Robert Sheehan, with Carlito Olivero, Kerry Condon, and Jacqueline Byers. Sheehan plays Sean Falco, a petty thief and the main character, a valet who burglarizes the houses of the drivers he services, only to discover one of his rich customers (Tennant) is a kidnapper and torturer.

While working as valets at a restaurant, Sean Falco and Derek Sandoval secretly use the cars entrusted to them by customers to burglarize their homes. On one night, however, Sean, finds more than he bargained for when he makes the mistake of breaking into Cale Ehrenreich’s luxury Portland, Oregon house and discovers a woman, Katie, being held captive. Sean tells the police about Katie. However, the police can’t find any evidence of Katie being kidnapped. Sean then contacts the FBI and files a missing person report for her.

Cale takes Katie to a lone cabin and knows that Sean is aware of her abduction. Cale tries to destroy Sean’s life by having Sean, Derek, and Sean’s parents fired from their jobs. He beats Sean’s girlfriend, Riley Seabrook, hacks his Facebook and camera and leaks a topless photo of her to spoil their relationship. Cale murders Derek and his family in their home calling it a murder-suicide. Sean, somehow, is able to get a picture of Cale, which he sends to the FBI.

With the help of GPS in Cale’s car, Sean finds the cabin and sets off to save Katie after Cale tries to kill him with a bomb. A team of FBI agents are also at the cabin but can’t enter the property without a warrant. Sean finds Katie but gets knocked out by Cale, who says he will kill Katie and put the blame of her murder along with the deaths of his previous victims on Sean. However, Cale’s unable to kill Katie and she frees Sean with Cale following them.

Cale chases Sean and Katie through the woods, but Sean knocks him out unconscious. The FBI team hears Cale’s gun go off and use the gunshot as probable cause to enter the property. They find Sean and Katie and enter the cabin, where they see Cale chained up like his victims.

Children of the Corn: Runaway

The movie follows Ruth, who’s pregnant with her son, and who escapes a murderous child cult in a small Midwestern town in Nebraska. She spends the next ten years hidden away in an attempt to spare her son the horrors that she suffered when she was a child. She lands in a small Oklahoma town but feels she’s being followed by her past. She has to make the decision to confront this evil or lose her child.

The film stars Marci Miller and Jake Ryan Scott as Ruth and Aaron, a mother and son who’ve been on the run for years after escaping the original film’s murderous cult. Ruth and her son are stranded in the town of Luther in Oklahoma. She gets a job as a mechanic and makes friends with a waitress named Sarah. But horror comes back to haunt Ruth as she starts seeing regular visions of murderous children and buzzing locusts haunting her over unfinished business with the cult, which she left behind in Nebraska. The film manages to build a decent atmosphere, as the dusty Oklahoma town the mother and son are stranded in occasionally feels almost perceptible.

With a genuinely compelling narrative, the film follows a single mother trying to protect her son from the horrors that she saw as a child. The film tries to acknowledge the deeper emotional aspects of the story and offers a healthy dose of gore and a few very well done scenes that actually help make it more enjoyable to watch. And with a psychological horror approach that makes it unique, especially the diner scenes.

It has Alfred Hitchcock written all over this atmospheric horror flick by director-star John Krasinski. From the tight shots to the ever-present suspense to the inventive peril the characters find themselves in, this is one of the most effective genre movies of the last few years. Co-leads Krasinski and Emily Blunt have fantastic onscreen chemistry not often present in real-life married partners playing on-screen lovers. Even the young co-stars, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe give believable performances too, heightening the tension tremendously.

There are still some worthwhile elements the audience will enjoy, however, as Miller and Scott make an extremely convincing mother-son duo. The acting is solid and a few of the deaths are also quite entertaining.

Contributed by: Mediacom Cable TV

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