When you don't quite have the stomach for chainsaws and ghoulish spirits, there's always a place for a thriller that makes your stomach churn and your heart palpitate with fear (masochists, welcome!). Here, the best new thrillers to watch on Halloween Night that aren't your typical fright fest (but let's be honest, we'll still be sleeping with all the lights on).
Sequels are rarely better than the original movie, but 10 Cloverfield Lane is an easy exception. The sequel to the first alien flick is vastly different, following a woman who wakes up chained to a wall in a bunker with two strange men following a car crash. She's led to believe by the bunker owner (played by John Goodman) that a massive chemical attack has left the air unbreathable, but she starts plotting her escape when life inside the bunker becomes poisonous, too.
Don't Breathe is one of those movies that's best watched from behind splayed fingers. A trio of robbers breaks into the home of a wealthy ex-soldier who was blinded in war, thinking that it will be an easy heist. Everything's hunky-dory...until the blind man wakes up. The trailer captures the first terrifying moments when the group realizes they've chosen the wrong man to cross and when they realize the house they've entered is actually a maze of horrors.
If you don't have the stomach for actual spooks, there's always the highly anticipated film adaptation of The Girl on the Train which hits theaters in October. Emily Blunt plays a divorcee who's captivated by a couple she sees every morning from the train until one day she spots something unnerving. She blacks out for a night only to find out that the woman she spotted from the train is dead and she's called into question for the murder.
If psychological thrillers and paranoia are more in your wheelhouse, sit down at the table for The Invitation,which follows a casual dinner party gone awry. A man defies the basic rules of not visiting exes (classic mistake!) when he meets his ex-wife and her new husband for a dinner party. He finds out that they've returned from Mexico recently, where they cozied up with a cult leader, and things start getting fishier from there.
Hush plays off of our worst nightmares by imagining a break-in from a sadistic masked man. A deaf and mute girl gets ambushed in her secluded home in the woods and must use her wits to escape him in a cat-and-mouse game. Pro tip: lock the doors before watching.