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    Actresses who are upping the spook quotient this season

    VERA Farmiga’s role as a veteran demonologist in The Conjuring proved yet again that women can pull off serious and convincing acts in horror
    movies. The trend seems set to continue, with a slew of A-list actresses taking on spirits and demons this year. Read on.

    Kate Beckinsale
    The Aviator star, who celebrated her 43rd birthday late last month, will be seen in The Disappointments Room this November. Rumoured to be dating David Williams, she plays the character of Dana, who moves into a new house with her family, only to find that the attic is haunted by a spirit. Do not be surprised if she replicates her convincing performances from her previous horror movies, like Vacancy.

    Valorie Curry 

    The 30-year-old American will be seen in Blair Witch, the surprise direct sequel to the 1999 cult horror movie, The Blair Witch Project. Playing Talia, who attempts to solve the mystery behind Heather Donahue’s
    disappearance in the first movie, Curry does look scared in the trailers. Find out if the
    movie lives upto expectations when it releases next month.

    Miranda Otto

    The Australian actress (Lord of the Rings trilogy) will be seen in David Sandberg’s haunted doll saga, Annebelle 2. Known for playing characters much younger than herself, Otto generated a good response for her role in The Daughter (2015). She has also been cast as the female lead in the upcoming tele series,
    24: Legacy.

    Elizabeth Reaser

    Releasing this Halloween is Ouija 2, the prequel to the 2014 surprise hit of the same name. Director Michael Flanagan has roped in Reaser
    (of Twilight fame) to play the role of Alice Zander, a widowed mother of two. Also, this December, watch out for the actress as she takes part in Richard Greenberg’s play,
    The Babylon Line.

    Carrie Anne Moss

    The 49-year-old Matrix star, who broke stereotypes by playing a lesbian in Marvel’s Netflix series, Jessica Jones, is not new to the psychological and horror genre (think Memento and Disturbia). She will be seen as Detective Shaw in The Bye Bye Man—about a supernatural spirit that forces people to do dangerous acts. Though the mother of three was not featured in the scary trailer, we believe she can pull it off.

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