It’s the late-October Halloween ‘fright fest’ season, which means horror movies rule the multiplex. We’ve already had reasonably good offerings (as far as fickle horror fans will admit) with the fall films V/H/S and Sinister, but the bigger horror blockbusters will undoubtedly be franchise sequels Paranormal Activity 4 and Silent Hill: Revelation. Today, we have a new image gallery and clips from both films.

Paranormal Activity 4

Paranormal Activity 4 arrives first, continuing the found-footage possession tale started back in 2007 with Oren Peli’s breakout micro-budget hit. After two subsequent sequels (which are actually prequels), PA4 will actually transport us forward in time five years after the end of PA2 (2006 – 2001), where we meet Alex (Kathryn Newton), a young girl who begins to uncover a dark secret history surrounding the toddler next door, Robbie (Brady Allen).

What that dark secret entails might be confusing for some, but our excellent Parnormal Activity mashup video explains things up to this point:

Now check out a clip from Paranormal Activity 4:

Paranormal Activity 4 will be in theaters on October 19, 2012.

Silent Hill: Revelation 

Silent Hill –  the popular survival horror/mystery video game franchise – was given an inspired 2006 movie adaptation, but director Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane) is looking to really up the creep factor with his sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.

Continuing the storyline of the first film (and borrowing from both the 2nd and 3rd installments of the video games), the sequel centers on Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens), who (MILD SPOILER ALERT) is actually young Sharon Da Silva from the first film, all grown up. Somehow her experiences from the first film have been forgotten, and she’s constantly on the move with her father, “Harry” (Sean Bean). After waking nightmares begin to plague her, “Heather” finds herself being drawn to the mysterious town of Silent Hill, in order to uncover the secrets of her past. Hellish events ensue.

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this clip from the film:

Silent Hill: Revelation will be in theaters on October 26, 2012.

Sources: Paramount & Open Road Films