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Here are the must-see horror movies screening in Philadelphia right now

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

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 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 for wide release on Wednesday, July 3, "Midsommar" already has a Tomatometer Score of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes. The Wall Street Journal's John Anderson said, "When a movie like 'Midsommar' comes along, and goes out of its way to so flamboyantly flout convention, it deserves credit just for being undefinable," while Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune noted, "The movie works best, I think, as a black-comic treatise on what can befall a garden-variety passive-aggressive mixed blessing of a boyfriend if he's not careful."

In the mood for popcorn? It's playing at AMC Philadelphia Mills 14 (1149 Franklin Mills Circle) through Wednesday, July 3; Regal UA Riverview Plaza IMAX & RPX (1400 S. Columbus Blvd.) and Regal UA Grant Plaza (1619 Grant Ave.) through Thursday, July 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Annabelle Comes Home

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits.

With a Tomatometer Score of 69 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and an Audience Score of 71 percent, "Annabelle Comes Home" is well worth a watch.

"The reason the movie works, I think, is simple. The actresses are all strong," according to Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune, while the Globe and Mail's Brad Wheeler said, "What follows is excellent, uncomplicated and well-wrought house-of-horrors fun, complete with a message about self-blame and the real things that haunt us."

Want to see for yourself? It's playing at AMC Philadelphia Mills 14 (1149 Franklin Mills Circle) and AMC Broadstreet 7 (1600 N. Broadstreet) through Wednesday, July 3; and Regal UA Riverview Plaza IMAX & RPX (1400 S. Columbus Blvd.) through Thursday, July 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Child's Play

Karen, a single mother, gives her son Andy a Buddi doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. A contemporary reimagining of the 1988 horror classic.

With a Tomatometer Score of 60% and an Audience Score of 60% 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 Espinof's Kiko Vega said, "A well-made modern retelling of this classic horror film that accurately portrays the times we live in."

You can catch it at AMC Philadelphia Mills 14 (1149 Franklin Mills Circle) through Tuesday, July 2; and Regal UA Riverview Plaza IMAX & RPX (1400 S. Columbus Blvd.) through Thursday, July 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.


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