Saturday, October 31, 2020

What to Watch This Halloween: Horror Films and Spooky Stories To Get You Through Quarantine Night

For Those Looking For Digital Horror - Come Play (Theaters)
Come Play is a modern Babadook, with fantastic sounds, a creepy modern creature, and palatable tension.  For more information, check out our review!

For Those Feeling The Lockdown - Host (Shudder)
The quintessential quarantine movie (and probably the best horror movie this year), Host dials in the scares with a clever use of technology, references to the current predicament, and enough jump scares to keep you from dropping out of this zoom meeting.  For more information, check out our review!

For Some Mind Games - Black Box (Amazon)
Black Box takes you on a technological deep dive with strong characters led by the amazing Mamoudou Athie, an intriguing story, and a mental mystery that will keep you guessing.  For more information, check out our review!

For a New Classical Classic - Nocturne (Amazon)
Nocturne's fantastic music, story, and characters create a slowly building symphony of suspense, obsession, and madness.  It also has probably my favorite movie poster released this year!  For more information, check out our review!

For Those Wanting To Get Outside - Creep (Netflix)
Creep was one of the earlier found footage horror films and did it so incredibly well, fueled by Mark Duplass's intense, unpredictable, and wholly personable performance.

For the Kids - Addams Family (Hulu)
The Addams Family is a nostalgic animated feature that captures the style and characters of the main show.  For more information, check out our review!

For Nostalgic Kids - It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (AppleTV+)
The Halloween classic is now only on Apple TV+, so if you still have your free year remaining, now is a great time to take advantage of it.  A mainstay in my own childhood, this is a classic Halloween film that can be enjoyed against and again!

For Those Looking For A Different Type of Horror - Cats (HBO)
Yes, this movie was universally panned.  Yes, it is a strange film.  But it is also catchy and has enough in there that I'm sure you'll be singing through the fever dream that is this film.

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