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)

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 18 – Crawlspace (1986)

This is a creepy little film starring a very creepy Klaus Kinski as Karl Guenther - the son of a Nazi doctor who captures young women and slowly tortures them to death. He watches them through his 'crawlspace'¬† - an air vent - and is a voyeur like Norman Bates in Psycho. It feels quite … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 18 – Crawlspace (1986)

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 14 – Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Featuring a stellar cast, the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers is classy, arty and features one of the most terrifying endings of sci-fi/horror. Alien creatures decide to take over Earth as their planet is dying. Landing in San Francisco, they fall on to plant leaves and form pods - which then bloom … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 14 – Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 13 – Society (1989)

Alas, our copy of Invasion of the Body Snatchers didn't work last night so we had to move on to another recommendation and exemplary piece of body horror - Brian Yuzna's Society, which stars Baywatch's Billy Warlock. Warlock is Bill Whitney, part of a wealthy Beverly Hills family who seem to have it all. However, … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 13 – Society (1989)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 12 – The Blob (1958)

"Beware of The Blob, it creeps And leaps and glides and slides Across the floor Right through the door And all around the wall A splotch, a blotch...be careful of The Blob" The Blob (1958) is awesome, starting off with a jolly little ditty about the nightmare scenario to follow. Steve (Steve McQueen) and his … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 12 – The Blob (1958)