On Halloween weekend, movie critic Bruce Miller says “Spell” is a scary movie amped up with moments that will keep you housebound no matter what. It has its chills but they’re provided by the oh-so-good Loretta Devine. When she says she’s going to work her magic, believe her. She does. Also this week, “Come Play,” a cautionary tale about a boy and the monster who lurks in his electronic devices, and the original Halloween movie is back in theaters.
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“Spell” may not be the most frightening horror film of the season, but it could make you rethink those vacation plans, particularly in areas where folks don’t even consider social distancing.