More movies – for Valentine’s Day haters

Lucinda Albers

Lucinda Albers

If you don’t like Valentine’s Day you might want to try for a good scare next Monday night. If so, there are plenty of movies in the theaters and newly released on video to creep you out.

In Theatres

Hide and Seek

Starring: Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning

A father discovers his 9 year-old daughter has come up with an unexpected and terrifying way of dealing with her mother’s death through an imaginary friend.

The daughter has an imaginary friend named Charlie, and her father soon realizes that Charlie isn’t make believe.


Starring: Barry Watson, Lucy Lawless

The story tells the haunting tale of a young man traumatized by memories of terrible events he experienced in his childhood bedroom and who, years later, reluctantly returns home to face his fears of a monstrous entity that could be real or merely a figment of his imagination.

Assault on Precinct 13

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishbourne, John Leguizamo

During a snowy New Year’s Eve, a mobster is temporarily incarcerated at Precinct 13, the soon-to-close police station. As the sun sets and a long night begins, a motley crew of policemen and prisoners reluctantly captained by a cop must band together to fight off a rogue gang that wants to free the mobster.

For Rent

The Grudge

Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr

When Karen, an American student working with a Japanese health center comes across a mysterious curse, she finds herself in a fighting for sanity and survival.

Known as a “grudge,” the curse touches all who come into contact with it, and will torment those unlucky individuals until they, too, become part of the grudge.

Alien vs Predator

Lance Henriksen, Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova,

Among icy ruins, allegedly, a group of explorers find more than they bargain for. Their discovery of dismembered human skeletons and fossilized remains of the alien creatures suggests that the aliens may still exist – so does something else. Before long, the humans find themselves battling for their own lives as predators and aliens fight for superiority.