Horror Movies for the Thanksgiving Weekend

After the family is done celebrating turkey slaughter day and heads off to the mall, unbutton the pants, grab the pumpkin pie, and queue up a heap of horror movies available now OnDemand. The Babadook from Australia looks like it's this year's Insidious and has received tons of love on the festival circuit. Jessabelle was initially a wide-release film but is now in limited release (with a concurrent VOD release). Also on the radar are sequels to some great films: V/H/S: Viral follows up with some more freaky home videos,  The Pact 2 and Dead Snow 2 look like straight continuations of the original stories – which were both awesome (The Pact) and hilarious (Dead Snow). See the trailers for our top picks below. Happy Thanksgiving!!

The Babadook 
A troubled widow (Essie Davis) discovers that her son is telling the truth about a monster that entered their home through the pages of a children's book.

A young woman (Sarah Snook) returns to her childhood home to recuperate from a car accident and encounters a long-tormented spirit that refuses to let her escape.

VHS: Viral
A police chase through the streets of Los Angeles inspires dozens of fame-obsessed teens to try to capture the salacious footage, but they are unaware that they will face their own deaths as stars of the next video sensation.

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Martin mistakenly thinks things could not get worse after he kills his girlfriend with an ax, cuts off his arm with a chainsaw, and watches his friends be devoured by Nazi zombies.

The Pact 2
A woman plagued by nightmares of a serial killer learns her dreams have a horrifying connection to the real world.

More notable releases:

As Above, So Below
An archaeologist in search of a rare artifact heads underground to the Catacombs of Paris with a documentary crew in tow. As they begin their descent, the team-members have no way of knowing that they are entering their own personal hell.

Malevolent aliens interrupt five collegians' vacation at a remote woodland cabin.

Stonehearst Asylum
A new employee at a mental hospital becomes attracted to one of his colleagues, but he is unaware of a recent, horrifying change in staff.

Night breed: Director’s Cut
Clive Barker’s original vision of his 1990 slasher/fantasy film (based on his bool Cabal) is finally available! Aaron Boone is haunted by terrifying nightmares of a city of monsters. He goes to see a psychiatrist, Dr. Decker (played by David Cronenberg!), for help. But what Boone doesn't know is that Decker is really a serial killer.