Promising to be the darkest chapter of the 'Conjuring' cinematic universe, this spin-off horror prequel from the screenwriter of 'Annabelle' and 'It' takes the franchise to a haunted monastery in 1950s Romania. Bonnie Aarons reprises her role as the terrifying demon nun of the title, previously seen in 'The Conjuring 2' and 'Annabelle: Creation,' starring alongside 'American Horror Story' regular Taissa Farmiga.
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MANDY (SEPTEMBER 14)
A huge hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the latest from visionary director Panos Cosmatos ('Beyond the Black Rainbow') offers another trippy experience. The uniquely surreal and bloody movie sees Nicolas Cage giving his all as a 1980s logger hunting down the strange cultists who killed his wife (Andrea Riseborough).
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THE PREDATOR (SEPTEMBER 14)
The long-awaited fourth installment of the 'Predator' series (not counting crossovers with 'Alien') brings multiple hybrid incarnations of the camouflaging extraterrestrials to suburban America. While there, the ruthless alien hunters go up against 'Logan'’s Boyd Hollbrook and his team of ex-soldiers, as well as his son (Jacob Tremblay) and a local science teacher (Olivia Munn).
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HELL FEST (SEPTEMBER 28)
When you go to a horror-themed amusement park, you want to be plenty scared, but you don’t want to literally fear for your life. The premise behind this slasher movie involves a masked killer terrorizing theme park guests who obviously first think the real murders are part of the Halloween-based entertainment. But they’re in for a more terrifying ride than they paid for.
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HALLOWEEN (OCTOBER 19)
Made with the blessing of original auteur John Carpenter, the highly anticipated horror thriller picks up the story some 40 years later, as Laurie Strode encounters the legendary masked serial killer Michael Myers one last time. Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak and Judy Greer star.
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SUSPIRIA (NOVEMBER 2)
Luca Guadagnino ('Call Me By Your Name') directs a new version of Dario Argento's classic horror thriller. Early looks suggest this will be an expansive, frightening tale of a world-famous dance company engulfed in a nightmare. Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton lead the cast in a diabolical descent into darkness.
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OVERLORD (NOVEMBER 9)
What does producer J.J. Abrams have up his sleeves? The horrors of World War II are bad enough, but for one small group of soldiers, things are about to get much, much worse when they stumble upon a Nazi experiment gone wrong. Wyatt Russell leads the charge in a gory thriller.