Leaves crunch underfoot on moonlit nights as an eerie chill sets in. It’s that spine-tingling time of year when we crave all things spooky and scary. This October, Redbox delivers a selection of classic horror films and new hair-raising thrillers available to stream for free. Be prepared to sleep with one eye open after experiencing these chill-inducing classics.
This month evil takes many new forms, including a soul-sucking mummy haunting a nursing home in the cult classic Bubba Ho-Tep. Don’t miss the undead showdown as Elvis joins forces with JFK to send this gruesome ghoul back to the grave once and for all.
Something wicked lurks behind the corporate suit and tie in Vampire’s Kiss, starring Nicolas Cage as a publisher slowly transforming into a fanged fiend after a fateful run-in with a mysterious vampiric woman. Witness the chilling metamorphosis of Cage into bloodthirsty madness.
If you prefer your horror with a vengeful twist, check out Sometimes They Come Back. Based on Stephen King’s chilling short story, this film follows a man returning to his hometown, only to find himself haunted by those he thought to be long dead. Every town has its dark secrets- but sometimes, the past refuses to stay buried.
Below is a list of all the frightening films available on Redbox this October for your viewing terror.
Bubba Ho-Tep (Available: October 1st)
Elvis Presley and a black “JFK” stay in a nursing home where nothing happens – until a wayward Egyptian mummy comes and sucks out the old people’s souls thru their anuses. The two decide to fight back.
Cast: Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness), Ossie Davis (Do the Right Thing), Bob Ivy (Powder)
After the Pandemic (Available: October 1st)
Follows a scenario in which the death rate for a new virus isn’t 1%, but somewhere around 98%. Ellie leaves her neighborhood and stumbles across a new city where she meets Quinn, someone who has taken a different approach to the new world.
Cast: Eve James (The Grue Rume), Kannon Smith (Savage Creatures), Lelyn Mac (Embers)
Willy’s Wonderland (Crackle Exclusive Feature) Available: October 1st
A quiet drifter is tricked into a janitorial job at the now condemned Willy’s Wonderland. The mundane tasks suddenly become an all-out fight for survival against wave after wave of demonic animatronics. Fists fly, kicks land, titans clash — and only one side will make it out alive.
Cast: Nicolas Cage (Con Air), Emily Tosta (Party of Five), Beth Grant (No Country For Old Men)
Open 24 Hours (Available: October 1st)
After setting her serial killer boyfriend on fire, a paranoid delusional woman gets a job at an all-night gas station.
Cast: Vanessa Grasse (Roboshark), Brendan Fletcher (Violent Night), Emily Tennant (The Watchful Eye)
Halloween (Available: October 1st)
Anyone who’s ever watched a horror film in the last 35 years knows the story of Michael Myers, who as a child, butchered his sister with a kitchen knife. Committed to a mental institution and watched over by Dr. Loomis, he engineers his escape 15 years later, returning to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night to terrorize anyone who gets in his way, including babysitter Laurie Strode.
Cast: Donald Pleasence (The Great Escape), Jamie Lee Curtis (Knives Out), Tony Moran (Death House)
Day of the Dead (Available: October 1st)
A small Colorado town is overrun by the flesh hungry zombies after the US Army’s failed attempt to quarantine an influenza like epidemic. A small group of survivors try to escape in a last ditch effort to stay alive.
Cast: Mena Suvari (American Beauty), Nick Cannon (Men in Black II), and Michael Welch (Twilight)
Vampire’s Kiss (Available: October 1st)
After an encounter with a neck-biter, a publishing executive thinks that he’s turning into a vampire.
Cast: Nicolas Cage (Renfield), Maria Conchita Alonso (The Running Man), Jennifer Beals (Flashdance)
The Belko Experiment (Available: October 1st)
In a twisted social experiment, eighty Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.
Cast: John Gallagher Jr.(10 Cloverfield Lane), Tony Goldwyn (Oppenheimer), Adria Arjona (Andor)
Sometimes They Come Back (Available: October 1st)
A man and his family return to his hometown, where he is then harassed by teenagers who died when he was a kid.
Cast: Tim Matheson (The West Wing), Brooke Adams (The Dead Zone), Robert Rusler (Weird Science)
616 Wilford Lane (Available: October 6th)
A grieving man relocates his two teen daughters to a charming town and into their dream home. Quickly the dream becomes an inescapable nightmare.
Cast: John Littlefield (Beowulf), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Alyson Gorske (Head of the Class)
Cube (Available: October 10th)
In this remake without remembering how they got there, several strangers awaken in a prison of cubic cells, some of them booby-trapped. The prisoners must use their combined skills if they are to escape.
Cast: Tokio Emoto (The Outrage), Masaki Okada (Confessions), Takumi Saitô (13 Assassins)
Monstrous (Available: October 15th)
Story centers on a traumatized woman fleeing from her abusive ex-husband with her 7-year-old son. In their new, remote sanctuary they find they have a bigger, more terrifying monster to deal with.
Cast: Christina Ricci (Wednesday), Santino Barnard (8-Bit Christmas), Don Baldaramos (Castle)
Shifted (Available: October 17th)
Murderous creatures roam the streets bringing certain death. Neighbors trapped inside a house with one killing the others. A monster inside and monsters outside. Who will save you when the world has Shifted?
Cast: Michael Wurtz (The Heretics), Derek Lackenbauer (Think As Thieves), Victoria Dunsmore (Batwoman)
Redbox unleashes twisted tales and macabre horror this Halloween—vengeful spirits and creatures of the night beckon. But tread with care into their chilling realm, for what you awaken may never rest again. Each scream you unlock opens the crypt wider.
This October, if you dare, confront the terrors that stir. But remember – some hungers cannot be satisfied. Once awakened, the restless dead do not sleep again. This Halloween, if you seek the darkness, be prepared to find it seeking you too in return.