By Jacqueline Kelly–

In college, Halloween parties have replaced trick-or-treating. But for those who want to forgo the partying without giving up the Halloween vibes, catching a movie may be a good option. Here’s a list of the best movies to see in theaters for Halloween weekend.

“Ouija: Origin of Evil”–

Set in 1967 Los Angeles, the much anticipated “Ouija: Origin of Evil” revolves around a widowed mother who scams people by pretending to be a medium with the help of her two daughters. The trio unintentionally invites evil into their home when adding a new stunt to boost business. When the spirit overtakes the youngest daughter, the family must confront their fears in order to save her.


If paranormal plots don’t pique your interest, there are other options. In “Inferno,” when famous symbologist Robert Langdon wakes with amnesia in a hospital in Italy, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks to follow a trail of clues connected to the medieval poet Dante. The duo travels across Europe to put a stop to a deadly global plot. More mystery than horror, “Inferno” will be released on Oct. 28.

“The Girl on The Train”–

Based on the book by Paula Hawkins, “The Girl on The Train” follows commuter Rachel Watson who catches daily glimpses of Megan and Scott, who she assumes to be a perfect couple. One day, Rachel witnesses something strange in the backyard of the strangers’ home. Soon after, she learns Megan is missing and feared dead, prompting her to go to the authorities. Given her faulty memory, however, the police aren’t sure they can trust Rachel, especially once she begins her own investigation. With her neck on the line, Rachel must prove her innocence as well uncover the truth about what happened to Megan.

“Halloween” (1978)–

For some people, it’s not Halloween without a classic slasher film. In “Halloween,” six-year-old Michael Myers brutally murders his sister on Halloween night in 1963. This results in a 15-year sentence. But when being transferred to court, Myers escapes and returns to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois where he searches for his next victim. Both Tinseltown and Preston Crossings will play the 1978 film on Oct. 29.

“Don’t Breathe”–

A crime thriller, “Don’t Breathe” focuses on three Detroit thieves. The trio believes they’ve found an easy target upon learning about a blind veteran who won a major cash settlement. The intruders must fight to make it out of the house after making a discovery about their helpless victim. Though “Don’t Breathe” was released in late August, the film will continue to play over Halloween weekend at Tinseltown.