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 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 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)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 2 – The Lords of Salem (2012)

We LOVE Rob Zombie films at Dead By Words. We even like his Halloween adaptations and many don't. He has a great vision and aesthetic, and is brutal and bloody scary. The Lords of Salem totally blew us away - we didn't know it was THIS good. It's an absolute riot with homage to Dario … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 2 – The Lords of Salem (2012)

31 scary movie moments – 25) Caleb’s death in The Witch (2015)

Scary children, a scary lady in the woods, a scary...goat - The Witch is one of the best contemporary horror films for some time and will definitely give you the creeps. A Puritan family are banished from a plantation in 17th century New England. They set up a farm, complete with the goat from hell, … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 25) Caleb’s death in The Witch (2015)

31 scary movie moments – 20) The body under the water in Inferno (1980)

Part 2 of Dario Argento's Three Mothers trilogy, Inferno has some standout, influential scenes and is bathed in the usual colours of red, blue and black that are staple in his seminal films. There's also the trademark 'complex mystery, bathed in blood' as a brother - Mark (Leigh McCloskey) - searches for his sister, Rose … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 20) The body under the water in Inferno (1980)