Your Metro Detroit Horror Movie Guide

By: Scott Davis | October 26, 2020

The month of October not only means is it time for hoodies, crunchy leaves and pumpkin-flavored everything but for things to also get a little…scarier. Halloween is technically only one day of the year, but it seemingly always takes over the whole month of October as people try to get in the spooky mood. One of the best ways to do that is by watching a scary movie and, luckily, there are plenty of ways to do just that whether you want to get out of the house or have a spooky night in. So, grab your horror buddy and get ready to celebrate Halloween all week long with these horror flicks!

The Loving Touch

The Loving Touch is normally the place you go to see up-and-coming musicians on stage, but the venue is switching things up this Halloween season. They are currently in the middle of their “Public Domain of Horror” screening series that features a classic horror film every night through Halloween. This week’s films include “Carnival of Souls,” “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” and “Night of the Living Dead.”

Redford Theatre: “Hocus Pocus” (10/30)

The infamous Redford Theatre in Detroit is known for showing some of the most iconic films of all-time, and that will continue in October with a screening of “Hocus Pocus” on Friday, October 30. The family-friendly cult classic features iconic performances from Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. Be sure to check the theatre’s Covid-19 guidelines for all of the safety procedures before heading out.

The Michigan Theater: “Nosferatu” (10/30)

One of the premier movie theaters in Metro Detroit is continuing its tradition of showing premier horror films in October with a screening of “Nosferatu” on Friday, October 30. The 1922 horror classic will be shown with a live organ accompaniment by organist Andrew Rogers. Other Michigan Theater screenings include “Halloween” on Friday, October 30 and “Hocus Pocus” on Saturday, October 31.

“Don’t Breathe”

If you’re looking to stay home and watch a horror flick with Metro Detroit flare, we’d suggest the 2016 hit “Don’t Breathe.” The film takes place in Detroit and features a group of young adults breaking into a blind man’s house to steal money, only to find that he’s more intense than they could imagine. We suggest watching this movie soon as a sequel has been announced and is reportedly set to come out in 2021.

“It Follows”

Another recent horror film with Metro Detroit ties is 2014’s “It Follows.” Directed by Clawson native David Robert Mitchell, the supernatural horror flick is also set in the suburbs of Detroit with many recognizable locations. If you enjoy this movie, we suggest watching Mitchell’s other mind-bending film “Under the Silver Lake” starring Andrew Garfield.