31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 31 – Halloween (1978)

We did it. Day 31. We're here. And we couldn't end the month without THE best Shocktober horror movie - John Carpenter's seminal 1978 classic Halloween. With the new instalment in the franchise currently riding high at the box office, there's still life in dead ol' Michael Myers yet. Here, Carpenter introduces us to Michael … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 31 – Halloween (1978)

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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 19 – The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

A brutal slasher, The Town That Dreaded Sundown is a meta-sequel to the 1976 film of the same name. In 1946, a serial killer - the Phantom Killer - brought panic to Texarkana in the US, by slaying five victims ranging in ages from 15 - 37 years old. The killer was never caught or … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 19 – The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 8 – Blood and Black Lace (1964)

From the godfather of giallo Mario Bava, Blood and Black Lace is one of the most stylish of the Italian horror genre; it sets the colour scheme of giallo, the brutal close-up and lingering murders of pretty young things and dramatic plot. A masked killer is stalking and killing young fashion models. All the victims … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 8 – Blood and Black Lace (1964)

Horror cult classics #2 – Phenomena (1985)

Also known as Creepers, Phenomena is one of our favourite Dario Argento movies as it's just so batshit crazy. Yep. even more than a normal Dario Argento film. Starring a young Jennifer Connelly as protagonist Jennifer Corvino, we also have a killer chimpanzee, a fantastic point-of-view shot from the perspective of a fly and Donald Pleasence … Continue reading Horror cult classics #2 – Phenomena (1985)

31 scary movie moments – 31) Michael Myers wakes up behind Laurie in Halloween (1978)

There couldn't be anything else. This is our scariest moment in horror, when supposedly out for the count Michael Myers (Nick Castle) - the ultimate Boogeyman - wakes up behind unsuspecting Final Girl Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). It's the ultimate jump, a masterpiece by John Carpenter of scary things happening just out of your … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 31) Michael Myers wakes up behind Laurie in Halloween (1978)

31 scary movie moments – 22) Denise walks into Dr Satan’s lair in House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

We're big fans of Rob Zombie's horror and exploitation films, and House of 1000 Corpses is OTT and ultra disturbing - bringing us the cult characters of Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig), Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie) and Otis (Bill Moseley). Four young people stumble across Captain Spaulding's bizarre 'Museum of Monsters & Mayhem' when researching a … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 22) Denise walks into Dr Satan’s lair in House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

31 scary movie moments – 19) Nancy’s school dream in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

One, two, Freddy's coming for you...Wes Craven's horror tour de force introduced the world to icon Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) and also caused a generation of kids to have insomnia. Watching it back now, it's still blinkin' scary and one of the spookiest bits is when our lead Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) falls asleep at school … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 19) Nancy’s school dream in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

31 scary movie moments – 13) The opening of Maniac (2012)

Franck Khalfoun's remake of the infamous 80s slasher is brutal from the very start, even before we've had the main film title. Elijah Wood's serial killer Frank Zito stalks a woman, and then murders and scalps her. It's all set to a haunting 80s synth score by Rob, leading into a really difficult and uncomfortable … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 13) The opening of Maniac (2012)

31 scary movie moments – 10) Drew Barrymore in Scream (1996)

Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson brought the 'popular horror film' genre back to life in 1996 with slasher classic Scream. They also killed off their main star, Drew Barrymore, in the opening scene - a move that was pretty unusual back then and an act which confirmed to the audience that no-one was safe. They … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 10) Drew Barrymore in Scream (1996)