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)

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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 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)