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)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 27 – Hereditary (2018)

Hailed as one of the most scary horror movies of recent times, we went into Hereditary with a high degree of anticipation. 'Go on, scare us then'. We're hardcore horror pros. Was it frightening? Sort of. Was it disturbing? Yes. Is it one of the best horror movies of all time? Nope. It's a very … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 27 – Hereditary (2018)

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 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)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 10 – The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

We move finely to Hammer Horror on Day 10 of Shocktober; the first colour horror film for the company and a huge success on release. It shows blood and 'gore' and is a masterpiece for horror lovers. You can't beat closing the curtains and turning the lights off on a dark autumn/winter night to an … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 10 – The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 9 – The Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971)

Day 9 of Shocktober and we're on our second night of giallo with Dario Argento's The Cat o' Nine Tails - it's not up there as one of our Argento classics and he admits he doesn't rate it that highly either, saying it's the least favourite of his movies. It's overlong and a bit dull … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 9 – The Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971)

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)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 7 – The Lair Of The White Worm (1988)

Ahhhh, Ken Russell. OTT, extravagant and bloody fantastic. We love his work - it's always bold, absurd and something to behold. The Lair Of The White Worm is, of course, jolly good fun and features a glorious Amanda Donohoe as Lady Sylvia Marsh - a slinky snake obsessive who is actually an immortal priestess to … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 7 – The Lair Of The White Worm (1988)