Horror movies in theaters to tickle that thriller itch


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An Instagram post for the Smile movie, Oct. 12, 2022.

With Halloween now behind us, you may still be looking for something to give you a little scare. Luckily, theaters are filled with a number of movies airing right now to do exactly that.

If you are a sports fan, you may have seen the promos for this movie in the crowds of various games as actors were paid to stand and smile. Doesn’t sound too bad, right? Well, a smile can become very sinister, very quickly. Dr. Rose Cotter, played by actress Susie Bacon, experiences this after a harrowing incident involving a patient causes her to start going through frightening situations of her own.

Cotter is forced to confront her past and understand why she is going through these things. It is a race against time though, as every other victim of the “Smile” curse has only survived for a week. It is a shocking story, and one that will even make you squirm through just the two minute long trailer.

“Don’t Worry Darling”
Sometimes, something about paradise just doesn’t seem right. In “Don’t Worry Darling,” Alice, played by Florence Pugh, starts to get the feeling that the utopian society in which she lives is off. Filmed in the desert oasis of Palm Springs, Calif., the pompous lifestyle of the rich 1950s setting breeds mystery as Alice begins to peel away the seemingly perfect fibers of their society. If you like a psychological thriller, this might be the perfect movie for you.

“Halloween Ends”
Michael Myers returns. Set four years after the movie series’ most recent installment, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) returns for a final face-off against Myers. The classic rivalry culminates in this finale, bringing back the feeling of the classic movies and giving horror fans a bit of nostalgia for one of the most iconic movie characters of all time.