With a steady stream of horror films ready to be released in 2014, there’s no need to wait until Halloween to get your scary movie fix. This year is already off to a solid scary movie start, with anticipated films such as Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones gracing the big screen. But the best is yet to come. From modern-day horror movies to eerie tales based on true stories, these movies are a dream (or nightmare) come true for horror lovers. Check out these seven must-watch horror films set to be released later this year.
1. Deliver Us From Evil
Released July 2, Deliver Us From Evil has an all-star cast to match its thrilling plot line, with names such as Olivia Munn, Eric Bana, Joel McHale, and Édgar Ramírez appearing in the movie. This make-your-skin crawl movie is based on the book and true-life crime cases of New York policeman Ralph Sarchie (played by Bana.) Sarchie’s investigations into disturbing crimes eventually cause him to team up with a priest, played by Ramírez, who is able to perform exorcisms. After being pulled into a dark and chilling case, Mendoza (Ramírez) begins to open Sarchie’s eyes to the possibility that it may involve forces much darker than he ever imagined.
Munn, who plays Sarchie’s wife, Jen, said the real Sarchie let her watch a video of a real-life exorcism. The five minutes she watched caused her to lose weeks of sleep, she said in a Toronto Sun article.
“And the crazy parts in the movie are what you see in this footage. The way that Eric explained it to me is, he said, ‘This guy. He is in a straitjacket. And he’s got this otherworldly look in his eyes’ … And he’s sitting there and he’s shaking and out of nowhere his forehead splits open … And he starts to drool and then when the drool comes out of his mouth and it hits the straitjacket it turns into blood … And then I turned it off. I was like, ‘I’m done. I’m done.’ And after that, that opened me up to believing again,” Munn told the Toronto Sun.