Norfolk, Virginia born Patrick Wilson may not play baseball, but the star of stage and screen can definitely be called Mr. October. He will be coming to his grandmother’s nearby town of Big Stone Gap this month to begin filming the movie version of fellow Virginia native Adriana Trigiani’s debut novel “Big Stone Gap.” But beyond that, his impressive resume of quality titles in the horror genre is sure to satisfy your Halloween movie cravings. There’s something for everyone in these movies listed below.
“Insidious: Chapter 2” (2013) – Wilson reprises his role of Josh Lambert in this sequel to the 2010 hit that fleshes out his boyhood encounters with some nasty spirits and continues his battle to save his family from the same. This box office smash is currently on the big screen.
“The Conjuring” (2013) – this instant horror classic on a par with “The Exorcist” and “Rosemary’s Baby” sees Wilson as a real-life demonologist and paranormal investigator encountering his greatest house haunting and demon possession. Beautifully photographed, frightening and one of the year’s best films, it hits DVD on October 22.
“Insidious” (2010) – in his first of three films from ghost story maestro James Wan, Wilson plays a family man trying to free his child from the clutches of evil spirits in a realm called The Further. It’s available on DVD.
“Hard Candy” (2005) – this twisted little movie casts Wilson as a 32-year-old man meeting his 14-year-old girl internet chat mate (Ellen Page) in person. Suffice it to say this movie does not go where you might expect and it will freak you out. It’s available on Roanoke Cox Cable’s Fearnet On DEMAND through Halloween.
“The Phantom of the Opera” (2004) – the two-time Tony nominee brings his musical theatre background to this film version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber smash. As Raoul, he must save Christine from the Phantom in this classic tale for those seeking lighter Halloween fare.