House of the Witch

★★☆☆ – (2017) – A group of teens enter a haunted estate on Halloween night and have a hard time getting out. Takes every known ghost cliche of the past 100 years and crams them into 86-minutes. Does provide a variety of attempted scares, but none provide tension as you’re more apt to laugh at most occurrences than cower from them.

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Halloweed

★½☆☆ – (2016) – The son of a murderer and his stoner friend hide from controversy in a small town, but are uncovered and blamed for new murders. A bad experience in that very few jokes are funny, despite attempting the zany vibe of the Scary Movie franchise. Has energy, but nothing worth remembering.

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Hell House LLC

★★★☆ – (2015) – A group of friends open a haunted house attraction in an actual haunted house. Begins as any other found footage cheapie, but what sets this apart from the others is a genuine creep factor throughout. It’s sometimes hard to tell what’s happening, especially toward the end, but there are plenty of moments that elicit chills.

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Trick

★½☆☆ – (2019) – A seemingly immortal killer spreads his evil every Halloween. Has decent violence and some holiday atmosphere, but that’s pretty much where praise ends. The characters are dim, the plot is a corny mess, and the name Trick is spoken to obnoxious levels of repetition. We get it. His name is Trick. Short for Patrick. Big whoop.

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Clowns of Halloween

★☆☆☆ – (2019) – Anthology of three stories that focus on a killer clown, a killer doll clown, and another killer clown. The first story shows some signs of life, but the second is a basic repeat only with a toy, while the third is a stagnant bore. Yet another backyard effort by those with no clue how to tell one tale, let alone three.

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Hallows Eve

★½☆☆ – (2016) – Low level street thugs are abducted by masked strangers on Halloween night. Gets off to a rough start by focusing on despicable characters and their irritating choice in music. Doesn’t fare much better when the stakes of the plot are raised, as too much of what’s supposed to be serious becomes corny.

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Candy Corn

★☆☆☆ – (2019) – A murdered outcast returns to pick off the petty thugs who’ve wronged him. Taking place on Halloween is about the only area worth commending, as everything else is an unwelcome sack of cliches. Absolutely nothing here is remotely original, and comes across as a wannabe Rob Zombie movie with the budget of a gum wrapper.

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Holidays

★★½☆ – (2016) – Anthology of six stories that focus on a bullied teen, an evil spawn, a resurrected creature, fertility rituals, a family search, female revenge, a virtual reality device, and dual murderers, all taking place on separate holidays. Though there are brushes with amateurism and silliness, there are also moments of shock and tension. Nothing stands out as a classic, as even the best tales have lackluster outcomes, but this is enjoyable straight through.

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Pet Sematary (2019)

★★★☆ – (2019) – A family relocates to a town near ancient grounds that can return life to the deceased. Seems to have been created for the sole purpose of playing against the original film, but in doing so creates unpredictability in characters and their grim plights. Sometimes uneven, but more often that not will shred nerves and provoke emotions.

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