A horror movie fest heads-up

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These three movies may not be out in time for Halloween but with the hallowed spook fest soon upon us, we figured now’s the time to sum up the three horror flicks we’re definitely saving our pocket money up for this season.

Insidious Chapter 2

From Australian horror masters James Wan (The Conjuring, Saw) and Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious) comes the second chapter in the Lambert family’s terrifying story, aptly titled Insidious: Chapter 2. Family secrets will turn into family nightmares in this psychological horror thriller starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey, Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson. If the original Insidious is anything to go by, this chapter is going to be just as high in the spook stakes.   In cinemas November 7

Carrie

Decades on from the bloody original that kept cinema-goers guessing (was it real pigs-blood?) the classic horror flick based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name gets an utter postmodern revamp. Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz) is a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), the girl ultimately unleashing telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Judging from the shorts we’ve seen, director Kimberly Peirce has gone all-out with the special FX on this one, seeing bodies and furniture rising and spinning more rapidly than a typhoon, and truly bringing telekinesis to the next level (pun intended).  In cinemas November 28

Immortal, I Frankenstein

Based on a graphic novel re-imagning of Mary Shelley’s 1818 classic, Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) plays a modern-day version of Frankenstein’s monster. Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein’s creation Adam (Eckhart) is caught in the middle as both sides to discover the secret to his immortality.  In cinemas January 23, 2014