31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 28 – The Witch (2015)

2015's The Witch is miles ahead of Hereditary as a truly horrific watch. Set in 1630s New England, a young family build a farm on the edge of a large, scary forest - away from the Puritan plantation that banished them over a religious argument. When Thomasin (a superb Anya Taylor-Joy) is playing peekaboo with … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 28 – The Witch (2015)

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Horror scene stealers #2 – Alice Cooper in Prince of Darkness (1987)

‘This is not a dream…not a dream…we are transmitting from year one-nine-nine…’ John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness is one of our favourite horror films of all time, and the second of Carpenter's 'Apocalypse Trilogy' which also features The Thing (1982) and In the Mouth of Madness (1995). A quantum physics professor and his students are … Continue reading Horror scene stealers #2 – Alice Cooper in Prince of Darkness (1987)

31 scary movie moments – 26) The raven attack in Damien: Omen II (1978)

Oh God. In Omen II, devilish Damien (Jonathan Scott-Taylor) is 12 years old and still as nasty as ever. One of the most scary and horrific scenes comes to poor journalist Joan Hart (Elizabeth Shepherd) who suspects Damien could well be, y'know, the bloomin' Antichrist. She gets attacked by a raven, has her eyes pecked … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 26) The raven attack in Damien: Omen II (1978)

31 scary movie moments – 16) The bell in The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

Thank you to Kylie Klein Nixon for this most excellent spooky suggestion - The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a great contemporary horror flick with loads of jumps and scares. Father and son coroners Tommy (Brian Cox) and Austin (Emile Hirsch) are perplexed when a mystery female cadaver is brought into them, and then very … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 16) The bell in The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

31 scary movie moments – 3) Prince of Darkness (1987) dream sequences

Another of our favourite horror movies is John Carpenter's seriously eerie Prince of Darkness. A priest (Donald Pleasence) invites a professor and his students into an abandoned church in Los Angeles to investigate a massive cylinder containing lots of mysterious green goop. EVIL goop. Local homeless people (including a great cameo by Alice Cooper) are … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 3) Prince of Darkness (1987) dream sequences

31 Days of Halloween – Day 26 – The Exorcist (1973)

If Martyrs is one of the most extreme horror movies ever, The Exorcist is one of the scariest. Linda Blair was 14 years old when she played Regan, the girl possessed by a demon, and her performance is extraordinary and ultra disturbing. It's got many legendary scenes, including the crucifix, spider walk and projectile vomiting … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 26 – The Exorcist (1973)