31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 30 – Suspiria (1977)

Dario Argento’s masterpiece is one of the finest horror films ever made – an audio and visual feast and completely, completely mad. American ballet student Suzy (Jessica Harper) travels to Munich, Germany, to attend a prestigious ballet school. The ballet school is run by – well, that’d be telling. With the haunting soundtrack of Goblin … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 30 – Suspiria (1977)

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31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 29 – It Follows (2014)

A visually stunning treat, It Follows is a solid contemporary horror movie which has some genuine scary moments. Maika Monroe is Jamie, a college student who unfortunately ‘catches’ a curse after she has sex; she will be followed by an entity that can take the form of anyone. If it catches you, it will kill … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 29 – It Follows (2014)

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)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 25 – Child’s Play (1988)

We're back into killer dolls territory today as Day 25's movie is Child's Play. It's a controversial movie franchise as it was linked to the horrific murder of James Bulger in 1993 and on this film's initial release, protestors campaigned outside MGM's offices calling for it to be banned as it would incite violence in … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 25 – Child’s Play (1988)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 24 – Dolls (1987)

We've never seen Dolls before and it's ruddy awesome. Produced by Society's Brian Yuzna, you know it's going to be good. And dolls are inherently scary. They're creepzone. This is a very effective horror film and one we're going to be watching again and again each October. A couple and their child are stranded in … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 24 – Dolls (1987)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 23 – The Amityville Horror (1979)

Based on the alleged 'real-life' experiences of the Lutz family in Amityville, New York, and their purchase of a house where a family were brutally murdered, this 70s horror film is a cult classic and still ranks with the best in its scares. George (a brooding James Brolin) and Maggie (Margot Kidder, being adorable) are … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 23 – The Amityville Horror (1979)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 22 – The Forest (2016)

We watched a thought provoking Vice documentary about the Aokigahara Forest in Japan - a notorious spot for suicide - so came into this movie with knowledge of the area and what they may be looking to do with this film. It's an effective horror, with Natalie Dormer standing out as our protagonist Sara Price. She … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 22 – The Forest (2016)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 21 – Carrie (2013)

We really didn't need a third adaptation of Stephen King's classic horror novel. Brian De Palma's 1976 film starring Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie (and a young John Travolta) is one of THE best horror movies ever, so nothing could ever top that. Kimberly Peirce's 2013 Carrie does give it a good try though and isn't … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 21 – Carrie (2013)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 20 – Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

We went into this one knowing it was risky. And the risk didn't pay off - what a howler this film is. The problem with Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is it doesn't know who its audience is; as a 15 cert it's not gory or scary enough for adults, and doesn't appeal to the … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 20 – Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)