Looking for some entertainment? Don't miss this week's lineup of horror movies showing on the big screen in and around Colorado Springs.
Here are the highest-rated 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.
(Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango. Movie ratings and showtimes are subject to change.)
An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island. The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
With a Tomatometer Score of 97% and an Audience Score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, this 1975 release is a critical darling. Newsweek's Arthur Cooper said, "'Jaws' is a grisly film, often ugly as sin, which achieves precisely what it set out to accomplish — scare the hell out of you."
Get a piece of the action at Icon Cinema Colorado Springs (1818 Spring Water Place) 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 midsummer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Set for wide release on Wednesday, July 3, "Midsommar" already has a Tomatometer Score of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes.
"This is, in other words, a less perfectly crafted nightmare than [director Ari] 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."
Catch it on the big screen at Cinemark Tinseltown USA and XD (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.), Cinemark Carefree Circle and IMAX (3305 Cinema Point), and Regal Interquest & RPX (1120 Interquest Parkway) through Tuesday, July 2. 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% and an Audience Score of 63% 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."
It's screening at Cinemark Tinseltown USA and XD (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.), Cinemark Carefree Circle and IMAX (3305 Cinema Point) and AMC Classic Colorado Springs 10 (1550 Pulsar Drive) through Wednesday, June 26; Icon Cinema Colorado Springs (1818 Spring Water Place) through Monday, July 1. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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