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What's the best horror film to see in Omaha theaters today?

What's the best horror film to see in Omaha theaters today?
Image: The Shining/TMDb
By Hoodline - Published on June 25, 2019.

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 Omaha.

Read on for 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.

(Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango. Movie ratings and showtimes are subject to change.)

Midsommar

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. The AV Club's A.A. Dowd said, "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," while Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly noted, "The skin-pricking pleasures of 'Midsommar' aren't rational, they're instinctive: a thrilling, seasick freefall into the light."

It's screening at Aksarben Cinema (2110 S. 67th St.), Regal Omaha (7440 Crown Point Ave.), AMC Classic Westroads 14 (10000 California St.) and AMC Oakview Plaza 24 (3555 S. 140th Plaza) on Wednesday, July 3. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

The Shining

Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.

With a Tomatometer Score of 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, this '80s throwback is a good bet.

"When you sit down to 'The Shining,' you sit down with normal expectations of being diverted, perhaps even being gripped, but not being undermined. But the film undermines you in powerful, inchoate ways," according to Bruce McCabe of The Boston Globe, while Time Out's Ben Walters called it, "A masterpiece."

You can catch it at Alamo Drafthouse Midtown (3201 Farnam St.) through Friday, June 28. 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% 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."

You can catch it at Aksarben Cinema (2110 S. 67th St.) through Monday, July 1; Regal Omaha (7440 Crown Point Ave.) through Tuesday, July 2; Alamo Drafthouse Midtown (3201 Farnam St.) through Thursday, June 27; and Marcus Majestic Cinema of Omaha (14304 W. Maple Road) through Wednesday, June 26. Click here for showtimes and tickets.


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