Movie Guide: What’s playing in Aiken for the weekend of Sept. 29
“Hell Fest” NEW
A traveling Halloween-themed amusement park becomes a literal playground of horror when a masked killer terrorizes its guests. With Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, Bex Taylor-Klaus. Written by Seth M. Sherwood, Blair Butler, story by William Penick & Chris Sey. Directed by Gregory Plotkin.
“Night School” NEW
Adult dropouts must attend evening classes with the slim hope they can pass the GED. With Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle, Taran Killam, Romany Malco. Written by Hart, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells, Matt Kellard, Nicholas Stoller, John Hamburg. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee.
A yeti discovers a creature previously thought to be mythical _ a human _ in this animated twist on the hairy legend. Voices by Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito, Gina Rodriguez. Written by Karey Kirkpatrick, story by John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Kirkpatrick, based on a book by Sergio Pablos. Directed by Kirkpatrick.
“The House With a Clock in Its Walls”
A quiet town is magically shaken when a young boy unleashes a secret world of witches and warlocks. With Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Sunny Suljic, Kyle MacLachlan. Written by Eric Kripke; based on the children’s book by John Bellairs, illustrated by Edward Gorey. Directed by Eli Roth.
“A Simple Favor”
Anna Kendrick stars as a mom blogger who investigates the disappearance of her best friend. With Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Linda Cardellini, Jean Smart, Rupert Friend. Written by Jessica Sharzer, based upon the novel by Darcey Bell. Directed by Paul Feig.
A young boy inadvertently prompts the return to Earth of the now-genetically enhanced killing creatures. With Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown. Written by Fred Dekker, Shane Black; based on the characters created by Jim Thomas, John Thomas. Directed by Black.
A troubled priest and a novitiate sent by the Vatican to investigate a suicide and an abbey in Romania are confronted by the same malevolent force from “The Conjuring 2.” With Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu, Bonnie Aarons. Written by by Gary Dauberman, story by Gary Dauberman, James Wan. Directed by Corin Hardy.
A 75-foot-long prehistoric shark attacks a deep-sea submersible necessitating a rescue operation at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. With Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Cliff Curtis. Written by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, based on the novel by Steve Alten. Directed by Jon Turteltaub.