Horror Movies Showing In Austin This October

Opening credits from John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ October is the month of Halloween , which is synonymous with horror movie watching. And local Austin theaters have plenty scary movies to satisfy horror loves of various genres. Alamo Drafthouse on Slaughter Lane will be showing ‘The Craft’ October 16th, ‘Bride Of Frankentsein’ October 19th and ‘The Wolfman’ October 26th and Alamo Ritz also be presenting ‘The Silence of The Lambs’ with live commentary by the Master Pancake comedy troupe, who will be skewering the horror classic. And Video Hate Squad will screen heavy-metal horror oddity ‘Rocktober Blood’ on October 27th. Alamo Village will have a ‘Ghostbusters’ quote-along on Oct 20th. And John Carpenter’s classic horror film ‘Halloween’ will be shown at various locations from the 25th-31st. For full lineup, ticket purchases and showtimes, click here to visit the official Drafthouse site . The Blue Starlite Drive-In will also be showing a wide selection of horror movies including ‘The Lost Boys’, ‘The Shining’, ‘Monster Squad’, ‘Night Of The Living Dead’, and a John Carpenter double feature of ‘The Thing’ and ‘The Fog’ ( click here for our list of best John Carpenter films ). For full lineup, ticket purchases and showtimes click here to visit their official website . And for those who’ve missed our previous coverage , the Housecore Horror Film Festival will be held at Emo’s East, Dirty Dog and Antone’s October 25th through October 27th. The four days will be filled with a variety of horror films from all genres, in addition to a host of metal bands. There are far too many films to give a complete rundown here, so click here for the full lineup and click here to visit their official website for ticket information. Suggested by the author

Top 6 Scary Movies to Watch this Halloween

1. The Exorcist (1973) – $232 million The Exorcist released in 1973 is always included in every scary movies list and with good reason -it’s one of the best. The R-rated horror is one of the top grossing scary movies of all time and it has aged very well. 2. Ring (1998) – $137.7 million The Japanese horror directed by Hideo Nakata revolves around a videotape that bears a curse. The curse kills the viewer of the tape in seven days. Its 2002 remake made $129 million and was released just in time for Halloween 2002. 3. Silence of the Lambs (1991) – $131 million A horror film for adults, The Silence of the Lambs is a gothic fairy tale. On top all the thrill the film manages to provide its audience, Anthony Hopkins’s Oscar-winning role Hannibal Lecter is one character many moviegoers are never going to forget. In fact, the film was so good that it sparked the beginning of the serial killer genre. 4. Hannibal (2001) – $165 million Fans of Silence of the Lambs were quite excited when Hannibal was released in 2001, ten years after the first film about Hannibal. The much-anticipated sequel can be classified as an adult slasher film and is one of he R-rated blockbusters of its time. 5. The Mummy (1999) – $155.3 million Although the Brendan Fraser film is a mix of Indiana Jones and a bit of horror, the PG-13 movie is still a great addition for a Halloween movie marathon. One would argue that it’s more of like Raiders of the Lost Ark but it’s the perfect horror flick for kids. 6. World War Z (2013) – $202 million Everyone has an opinion about World War Z but if you want a zombie movie with the family, this PG-13 movie starring Brad Pitt is a good choice. There’s not much blood in this movie but a good two hours of zombies eating the flesh of those who are still alive gives viewers a bit of thrill -good enough for an unforgettable Halloween 2013 with the family.