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)

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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)

31 scary movie moments – 5) Room 237 fully revealed in The Shining (1980)

Thanks to @rosstmiller for this truly horrifying scene suggestion. Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is our most scary film EVER and there are many standout true moments of horror that could have been picked. 'Here's Johnny!' - of course - the appearance of the twins, the rivers of blood, Danny's (Danny Lloyd) REDRUMREDRUMREDRUMREDRUMREDUM etc... etc... But … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 5) Room 237 fully revealed in The Shining (1980)

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)