In the mood for some entertainment? Take a look at this week's lineup of horror movies showing on the big screen in and around Albuquerque.
Here are the top-ranked horror films to catch in theaters, based on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer Score, which reflects the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics.
An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the people of Amity Island. The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the blood-thirsty beast.
With a Tomatometer Score of 97 percent and an Audience Score of 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this '70s throwback has made a lasting impression. Newsweek's Arthur Cooper said, "'Jaws' is a grisly film, often ugly as sin, which achieves precisely what it set out to accomplish: to scare the hell out of you," while Gary Arnold of the Washington Post noted, "I don't think there's a more exciting talent at work right now than Spielberg, an authentic movie-making prodigy, and perhaps his worst problem from June 20, 1975, on will be preventing success from making a nervous or artistic wreck of him."
Want to see for yourself? It's playing at Icon Cinema Albuquerque (13120-A Central Ave.) through Sunday, June 30. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Set to be released on Wednesday, July 3, "Midsommar" already has a Tomatometer Score of 94 percent and an Audience Score of 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
"This is, in other words, a less perfectly crafted nightmare than Aster's last one. But there's a deranged integrity to its sprawl, and to the filmmaker's willingness to embrace the darkest, most unsparing aspects of human desire," according to A.A. Dowd of the AV Club, while Entertainment Weekly's Leah Greenblatt said, "The skin-pricking pleasures of 'Midsommar' aren't rational, they're instinctive: a thrilling, seasick freefall into the light."
You can catch it at Century Rio 24 and XD (4901 Pan American Freeway NE), Regal UA High Ridge (12921 Indian School NE), and Regal UA Cottonwood (10000 N.W. Coors Blvd.) on Wednesday, July 3. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
The story follows a mother named Karen, who gives her son Andy a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its sinister nature.
With a Tomatometer Score of 61 percent and an Audience Score of 63 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Child's Play" is well worth a watch.
"Who would have guessed that a 'Child's Play' film would leave us with less popcorn-rattling jump scares and more existential questions about the role of Alexa in our lives?" noted Katie Walsh of Tribune News Service, while RogerEbert.com's Nick Allen said, "Nastier, more playful, and just as good if not better than the original film."
Interested? It's playing at Century Rio 24 and XD (4901 Pan American Freeway NE) through Wednesday, June 26; Regal Winrock IMAX & RPX (2100 Louisiana Blvd. NE) through Thursday, June 27; Icon Cinema Albuquerque (13120-A Central Ave.) through Tuesday, July 2; and Regal UA Cottonwood (10000 N.W. Coors Blvd.) through Wednesday, June 26. Click here for showtimes and tickets.