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Love horror movies? Here's what to see in El Paso right now

In the mood for some entertainment? Don't miss this week's lineup of horror movies showing on the big screen in and around El Paso.

Read on for 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.)

Jaws

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 boasts plenty of accolades. 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."

In the mood for popcorn? It's playing at The Grand 10 - Ft. Bliss (1619 Pleasonton Road) through Sunday, June 30. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Midsommar

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 free fall into the light."

It's playing at The Grand 10 - Ft. Bliss (1619 Pleasonton Road), AMC El Paso 16 (9840 Gateway Blvd. North), Cinemark 20 and XD (11855 Gateway West), and Cinemark East Montana and XD (12704 E. Montana) on Wednesday, July 3. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Child's Play

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."

You can catch it at Cinemark Cielo Vista Mall 14 and XD (8401 Gateway West Blvd.) through Monday, July 1; The Grand 10 - Ft. Bliss (1619 Pleasonton Road) through Tuesday, July 2; Bassett Place Premiere Cinema 17 + IMAX (6101 Gateway West, Suite 15) through Monday, July 1; and AMC El Paso 16 (9840 Gateway Blvd. North) through Wednesday, June 26. Click here for showtimes and tickets.


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