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)

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 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 15 – The Raven (1963)

The first appearance of Vincent Price on our #Shocktober month, and this is a brilliant tale produced and directed by the legendary Roger Corman. Price plays Dr. Erasmus Craven (strong name, rhymes with raven) who is mourning the death of his wife. One night he is visited by a mysterious raven, who is in fact … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 15 – The Raven (1963)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 5 – Night of the Demons (1988)

Night of the Demons is a terrible film, let's face it. The acting is turkey, the plot is dire and there's some real moral compass issues watching it 30 years on. But then something happens about 45 minutes in...you find you're actually ENJOYING THE BLOODY THING. Sure, it's stupid but it falls into that cult … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 5 – Night of the Demons (1988)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 1 – Ghost Stories (2017)

This October our challenge is to watch 31 horror movies on a streaming platform via the 'Customers also watched' recommendation. So when we watch one, we'll see where it then takes us. We're not sure what terrors await us but we start with Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson's 2017 chiller Ghost Stories. And our chosen … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 1 – Ghost Stories (2017)

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)