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 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 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 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)

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 Days of Halloween – Day 31 – Halloween (1978)

John Carpenter's Halloween is, of course, the number one Halloween horror movie. Carpenter introduces us to Michael Myers as a six year old, who kills his sister in Haddonfield, Illinois. Committed to Smith's Grove Sanitarium, he escapes aged 21 to steal an iconic mask and kill again in his home town. He doesn't bank on … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 31 – Halloween (1978)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 30 – The Shining (1980)

The Shining - for us - is second in line as the ultimate Halloween horror movie. Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece is beautiful, with sweeping interior shots of the isolated Overlook Hotel, as well as being genuinely terrifying. There's quite a few scenes where we whimper. On repeat viewings. Based on Stephen King's novel, caretaker Jack Torrence … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 30 – The Shining (1980)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 29 – Prince of Darkness (1987)

This John Carpenter chiller is one of our favourite Halloween movies - if not only for the Alice Cooper cameo. An abandoned church in LA hosts a mysterious cylinder with swirling, green liquid. The liquid is active and strange things are happening in the city, from swarms of flies through to loads of people just … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 29 – Prince of Darkness (1987)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 25 – Psycho III (1986)

Yep, Psycho did have some sequels starring Anthony Perkins and this one is a complete sleazefest and a whollleeee lot of fun. It's nasty, dirty and thoroughly entertaining. A blitz of neon, casual sex and Perkins as an OTT Norman Bates, another bunch of unfortunate guests come to harm at the Bates Motel. There's an … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 25 – Psycho III (1986)