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Halloween II, Zombieland, Jennifer's Body
So October's here which, in movie terms, can only mean one thing - horror movies. And lots of them. Yep, Hollywood seems to literally wet its pants when Halloween comes around - and this month appears to be no exception.

There's ten new horror movies showing at you local multiplex thingies over the coming weeks which feature (in no particular order) zombies, haunted ships (including space ships), mask-wearing serial killers, zombies, a couple of vampires, oh, and zombies.

All well and good for the gore-fans out there, but in this time of financial woe, how is the typical horror fan expected to afford to see all these semi-evil flicks. Never fear, we've done a spook movie round up to help you make your decision. (Please note: Jennifer's Body is actually released in November which does make 11 films but that doesn't sound half as nice as ten)...
Halloween II, Zombieland, Jennifer's Body
So October's here which, in movie terms, can only mean one thing - horror movies. And lots of them. Yep, Hollywood seems to literally wet its pants when Halloween comes around - and this month appears to be no exception.

There's ten new horror movies showing at you local multiplex thingies over the coming weeks which feature (in no particular order) zombies, haunted ships (including space ships), mask-wearing serial killers, zombies, a couple of vampires, oh, and zombies.

All well and good for the gore-fans out there, but in this time of financial woe, how is the typical horror fan expected to afford to see all these semi-evil flicks. Never fear, we've done a spook movie round up to help you make your decision. (Please note: Jennifer's Body is actually released in November which does make 11 films but that doesn't sound half as nice as ten)...


Pandorum (in cinemas now)
What's it about: Two crew members are stranded on a spacecraft and quickly realise they are not alone.
Any good? "The long middle portion does get tedious, obvious and downright laughable, but sci-fi fans probably won't regret the experience," says the Toronto Star.

The Spell (in cinemas now)
What's it about: Brit horror about a young woman who becomes possessed after her ex-boyfriend dabbles in the occult.
Any good? "If the BBC's 'Pebble Mill At One' ever made a feature to be shown in faith schools, warning of the perils of getting mixed up in the occult, the result would probably have looked a lot like this: a corny, amateurish photo-story of a film," says Channel4.com.

Zombieland (in cinemas now)
What's it about: Horror comedy which focuses on two men who have found a way to survive a world overrun by zombies.
Any good? "Disturbing, thrilling, hilarious and sweet, all at the same time. Zombieland is an incredibly fun film," says Cinemablend.com.

Creek (in cinemas now)
What's it about: A man and his brother on a mission of revenge become trapped in a harrowing occult experiment dating back to the Third Reich.
Any good? "It's hard to be too rough on a movie in which a zombie horse - yes, horse - pulls a victim through a window with its big horsey teeth... it's a gory movie that may appeal to undemanding horror fans but contains little of interest for the mainstream moviegoers," says The Bloodshot Eye.

Halloween 2 (in cinemas now)
What's it about: Michael Myers has returned home to sleepy Haddonfield, Illinois to take care of some unfinished family business.
Any good? "Moments here and there are extremely well-made, but on the whole the movie seems to consist of nothing but a whole lot of disjointed, underlit scenes of a big dude stabbing people," says Antagony and Ecstasy.
Thirst (in cinemas now)
What's it about: A failed medical experiment turns a man of faith into a vampire.
Any good? "If you've been craving some vampire action but have been averse to the domestic (indeed, domesticated) fare that's currently in vogue, Thirst might well be your cup of, er, tea," says OregonLive.com.
Triangle (in cinemas now)
What's it about: The passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean get struck by mysterious weather conditions and jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc.
Any good? "Not so much a tsunami of terror as it is a damp squib at times... if you're a fan of Christopher Smith's previous work (Creep, Severance) and want to see his cinematic maturation, it's definitely worth seeing Triangle as it certainly isn't a complete loss," says Dread Central.
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (in cinemas 23 Oct)
What's it about: A young boy meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a vampire and, after a series of events, the boy leaves his normal life to go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become a Vampire too.
Any good? "While it's obviously aimed at the "tweener" crowd, it's hard to see how this flaccid little movie could appeal to even the youngest of viewers much less anyone with common sense," says Dread Central.
Colin (in cinemas 23 Oct)
What's it about:
Our hero Colin is bitten by a zombie, dies and then returns from the dead. We follow him as he wanders through suburbia during the throes of a cadaverous apocalypse.
Any good? "Allegedly made for a mere £45... it easily holds its own against zombie flicks produced on much bigger budgets, thanks to excellent use of locations... and a genuinely new take on this old subgenre," says Little White Lies.
Saw VI (in cinemas 23 Oct)
What's it about: Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy but when the FBI draws closer to him, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood.
Any good? No reviews as yet. But we're guessing that if you've seen the previous five, you'll probably want - and get - more of the same.

Jennifer's Body (in cinemas 6 Nov)
What's it about
: A newly possessed cheerleader turns into a killer who specialises in offing her male classmates.
Any good?
"What might have been a penetrating high school comedy - a new Heathers or Mean Girls - turns out to be nothing more than a cheap horror flick packed with lowbrow titillation," says Creative Loafing.