Halloween 2019: The 29 Scariest Movies Screening in Honolulu This October
We’ve got your roundup of spooky movies, from current hits to old-school frights—plus a few fun ones.
A good mix of horror films and suspense thrillers will be screened at Kaimukī’s art-house movie theater this month. Here’s a sampling—find the full schedule online.
Julia tries to solve the mystery of her sister’s death before she loses her eyesight to the same degenerative disease her sister suffered from. Produced by Guillermo del Toro.
Oct. 6, noon, 4:15, 6:30 and 8:45 p.m.
Parasyte: Parts 1 and 2
Shinichi befriends the alien parasite that tried to eat his brain but infects his hand instead. Together, they attempt to take down the other parasites and save humanity. Watch them back-to-back or on separate days if you need a break.
Part 1: Oct. 7, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m.; Oct. 19, 1 p.m.; Oct. 24, 12:45 and 4:45 p.m.
Part 2: Oct. 7, 1, 5 and 9 p.m.; Oct. 19, 3 p.m.; Oct. 24, 2:45 and 6:45 p.m.
The Snow Woman
This Japanese folktale comes to life on screen in a 1968 film about an evil witch who appears during a snowstorm.
Oct. 10, 10:45 a.m., 3:45 and 9 p.m.
Save the Green Planet!
Byeong-gu thinks aliens are about to attack Earth, so he does whatever it takes to stop that from happening—including murder.
Oct. 11, 2 and 6:30 p.m.; Oct. 14, 11:45 a.m., 4:15 and 8:45 p.m.
The seriously twisted Ari Aster, who also wrote and directed Hereditary (a film I have yet to emotionally recover from), returns with what sounds like a delightful summer festival in Sweden. But of course, that’s just the beginning.
Oct. 12, 11 a.m., 1:30, 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m.
The Invisible Guest
Who really killed Adrián’s lover?
Oct. 21, 11 a.m., 2:45, 4:45 and 8:45 p.m.; Oct. 25, 2:45 p.m.
Otsuya wants revenge after being kidnapped, grotesquely tattooed and forced into prostitution.
Oct. 25, 11 a.m., 7 p.m.; Oct. 28, 1:30, 5:15, 8:45 p.m.
3566 Harding Ave., Suite 4. All films are $5, $4 for members. Reservations recommended at (808) 735-8771. Find the full schedule of films at kaimukihawaii.com
Doris Duke Theatre
Photo: Courtesy of HoMA
In Ma, not to be confused with the Octavia Spencer film, a boy who recently lost his mother finds a way to bring her back—at a cost, of course.
Oct. 26, 6 p.m.
After an intermission, watch how a girl’s suicide exposes the dark side of a Catholic school.
Oct. 26, 8 p.m.
The Sixth Sense
It’s the 20th anniversary of three terrifying films that all came out in 1999. First up, M. Night Shyamalan’s movie that gave us one of the most iconic movie quotes of all time.
Oct. 27, 2 p.m.
A man searching for a new girlfriend finds one, all right.
Oct. 27, 7 p.m.
The Blair Witch Project
On Halloween, get lost in the woods with a bunch of film students who probably should’ve just stayed home.
Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.
901 Kīna‘u St., $12 general, $10 members, honolulumuseum.org
Consolidated Theatres’ annual showing of some of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest films takes place weekly in October at Ward. This year, if you upload your reenactment of your favorite Hitchcock scene and tag @ConsolidatedHI and #showmeyourpsycho, you’ll be entered to win a novelty Hitchcocktober button. Here’s this year’s film schedule.
Dial M for Murder
Now’s your chance to see this classic in 3D, the way it was originally shot.
Oct. 2, 7 p.m.
North By Northwest
Roger Thornhill just keeps getting mixed up with the wrong guys.
Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
Think you’re safe inside? Think again.
Oct. 16, 7 p.m.
The Lady Vanishes
The OG girl on the train.
Oct. 23, 7 p.m.
One of the most iconic scenes in cinema deserves to be seen on the big screen.
Oct. 31, 7 p.m.
Consolidated Ward with Titan Luxe, 1044 Auahi St., $15 per film, (808) 594-7044, consolidatedtheatres.com
Other Consolidated specials this month:
The Silence of the Lambs
Photo: Courtesy of Orion Pictures
Consolidated’s monthly Hana Hou Picture Show brings back the classic based on the novel by Thomas Harris. Anthony Hopkins gives a truly chilling performance as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the psychotic cannibal/genius psychiatrist who helps Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) capture serial killer Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine). Ward only.
Oct. 23, 7 and 10 p.m.
Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson star as two lighthouse keepers in this black-and-white horror film. Kāhala only.
Opens Oct. 25
Regal also has a few special screenings this October.
The Shining: Remastered (2019)
Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros.
Watch Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic masterpiece in 4K, followed by a sneak peek of the sequel, Doctor Sleep—which follows an adult Danny Torrance—before it comes out this November. Pearl Highlands and Kapolei Commons only.
Oct. 1, 7 p.m.
Ghostbusters’ 35th Anniversary
All right, this one’s not exactly a thriller, but we couldn’t skip over a movie about ghosts! Dole Cannery only.
Oct. 6, 4 p.m.
Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell - Night 1
Photos: Courtesy of IMDB
If you’ve seen House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, you won’t want to miss the final film in this trio. Dole Cannery only.
Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
It Chapter Two
This sequel reunites the Losers Club 27 years later to defeat Pennywise and save the town of Derry once and for all.
Now playing (Consolidated and Regal)
Joaquin Phoenix explores the humanity of the notorious Batman villain.
Opens Oct. 3 (Consolidated and Regal)
The Addams Family
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, and now they’re animated (again)!
Opens Oct. 10 (Regal), Oct. 11 (Consolidated)
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
The dark fairy and Princess Aurora team up to protect their beloved land.
Opens Oct. 17 (Consolidated and Regal)
Zombieland: Double Tap
It may be billed as an action/comedy flick, but if you’re afraid of zombies, this sequel will still freak you out.
Opens Oct. 17 (Regal)
A Quiet Place
Photo: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
When monsters with crazy-good hearing are on the prowl, a family (including an expectant mother) must live in constant fear and silence. What better film to screen in a library, of all places?
Oct. 27, 1 p.m., Kaimukī Public Library, 1041 Koko Head Ave., (808) 733-8422, librarieshawaii.org