Of every movie genre, horror is the one most similar to a spectator sport. Horror movies are participatory, inciting fear and demanding a reaction. Who among us has sat through a slasher without yelling, "Don't open the door!" at least once?
Here are the best horror movies coming out around Halloween. Tell your scaredy-cat friends you're going to see Downton Abbey, and drag them to IT: Chapter 2. (Or, if you're really feeling like a wild, unpredictable ride, hit up The Lighthouse.) It's Halloween, after all.