Looking for some scary entertainment? Don't miss this week's lineup of horror movies showing on the big screen in and around Chula Vista.
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.
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 83% on Rotten Tomatoes. The AV Club's A.A. Dowd said, "This is, in other words, a less perfectly crafted nightmare than [writer-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," 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 will screen at Regal Rancho Del Rey (1025 Tierra Del Rey) and AMC Chula Vista 10 (555 Broadway). Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Karen, a single mother, gifts 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 59% on Rotten Tomatoes, "Child's Play" is 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?," stated 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."
Get a piece of the action at Regal Rancho Del Rey (1025 Tierra Del Rey) 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 as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target — the Warrens' 10-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.
With a Tomatometer Score of 69% and an Audience Score of 71% on Rotten Tomatoes, "Annabelle Comes Home" is well worth a watch.
"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," noted Brad Wheeler of the Globe and Mail, while the Detroit News's Adam Graham said, "It's a mostly effective thrill ride of lo-fi scares, and the script early on dispenses with the most obvious question: Why not just throw Annabelle away, or destroy her? That would only make things worse, the Warrens explain."
It's playing at Regal Rancho Del Rey (1025 Tierra Del Rey) and AMC Chula Vista 10 (555 Broadway) through Thursday, July 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.