15 Spooky Films and TV Shows to Binge-watch This Halloween
Halloween has creeped up on us! We round up the best films and TV series to give you the chills. Go on, and have your own little spookfest from the comfort of your home, with a cozy blanket and bottomless tubs of popcorn.
SPOOKS WITH A SIDE OF NOSTALGIA
The Addams Family
Come for the Addams Family, but stay for the real star Wednesday Addams. The 1991 movie based on the hit TV show is just as riveting. Christina Ricci, who plays Wednesday steals the show. Ricci’s portrayal of the goth girl won her major acclaim, and catapulted her into a pop culture icon.
What kind of philistine doesn’t know the theme song? Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson keep the Big Apple ghost free in this 1989 classic. The 2016 redux with an all-female cast featuring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones is a good pick too.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Attend high school, fight demons and monsters, survive an apocalypse… all in a day’s work for Buffy! Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Buffy balanced dark magic with perfectly normal high school shenanigans. Her love-hate relationship with Angel sparked a cool spin off too.
SPOOKS WITH A SIDE OF GORE
Every Halloween between 2004 and 2010 marked the release of a new installment of Saw. The franchise revolves around the Jigsaw Killer, who traps his victims in elaborate games as a form of physical and psychological torture.
This is as macabre as they come. The show is loosely based on FBI special agent John E. Douglas who coined the term ‘serial killer’. Agents Ford and Tench, interview killers to understand how crazy thinks.
This dark comedy and psychological horror based on Brett Easton Ellis’s 1991 novel has a firm grip on you from the get go. For all its metaphors and humor, American Psycho is a literal bloodbath. Christian Bale plays Patrick Bateman, a young and successful investment banker, with a psychopathic alter ego.
SPOOKS WITH A SIDE OF LAUGHS
From the makers of American Horror Story comes Scream Queens, a TV series with a sorority at its heart. Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Lea Michele and Billie Lourd take you on a roller coaster with loud laughs and louder scares. A 20-year-old murder mystery resurfaces, and a serial killer is on the loose.
Shaun of the Dead
How do you deal with a zombie apocalypse?. This comedy-horror favorite has some answers. Actor Simon Pegg is enough reason to watch this 2004 film.
Santa Clarita Diet
If Shaun of the Dead is a crash course in dealing with zombies, Santa Clarita Diet deals with what it’s like to be one. Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant star as real estate agents in this TV series set in suburban California, wherein Barrymore finds herself turning into a zombie..
SPOOKS WITH A SIDE OF CHILLS
Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick, you can never go wrong. . The mind-numbingly good performances by Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duval is why this film is regarded as one of the scariest movies ever made.
The adventures of Mulder and Scully never cease to intrigue.. Skip the reboot in favour of the classic. The agents had us glued to their paranormal cases.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
A conversation about horror classics cannot be one without the mention of this cult favorite slasher, A Nightmare on Elm Street. The movie and its ghastly (also, award-winning) villain, Freddy Krueger are the reason we still spend sleepless nights and fear the dark!
SPOOKS, SERVED FRESH!
Ghoul presents a visceral and fascinating premise. The show starring Radhika Apte is set in a dystopian future, where a military base is run by a fascist government. Ali Saeed, an infamous terrorist, is captured only to be possessed by a demon that is summoned to exact revenge.
In a world of artificial intelligence and self-parking cars, Black Mirror shows youjust how wrong we can go.. The critically acclaimed show presents a bleak, if advanced, future.
Darren Aronofsky takes you on a mind-bending trip with actors Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence. Is it an allegory for fame? Power? Climate change? Aronofsky would rather let you decide.