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10 Awesome Horror Movies on Netflix to Stream This Halloween

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With Halloween almost upon us, we horror fans pretty much have our plans figured out. We know what parties we’re going to, we know what we’re going to wear (or at least know how to make it happen), and we certainly know what we’re going to watch! My Twitter feed is basically a running list of “31 Films for Halloween,” where people have outlined every film they’re going to watch for every day in October. Personally, I don’t know where you people find the time, but bless y’all!

However, for those who don’t live and breathe horror the same way that we do, figuring out some movies to watch this Halloween can seem a bit daunting. After all, there is a TON of horror selections on the streaming service Netflix, so how does one tell which ones are worth watching?

That’s why I’m here to help, or at least offer my services and suggestions. I’ve whipped up a list of 10 fantastic movies that I think are perfect for the Halloween season, and I want to share them below with you all. If you have other suggestions, by all means leave them in the comments below so that others can check out your recommendations!

The Transfiguration

This festival darling slipped under the radar of many people, so giving this a watch will give you some serious horror cred!

The story of a young boy who believes that he’s a vampire, only for his world to change when he meets a young girl and a friendship forms between the two. Set against the backdrop of urban New York, this film is a slow burn, but it hits hard when it needs to!

We Are Still Here

Maybe you want a ghost story to creep you out this season. If that’s so, Ted Geoghegan’s We Are Still Here is a genre favorite that stars icons Larry Fessenden and Barbara Crampton. Plus, it has a climax that is unexpected and incredibly satisfying! Just make sure to prepare yourself for some serious scares!

Train to Busan

If you think zombies have been done to death (ZING!), then I implore you to watch Train to Busan! This Korean zombie film is an absolute blast and wastes pretty much no time getting right into the thick of terror. That being said, I wouldn’t say the film is ever “scary,” but it sure is full of tension and is one of the most entertaining and exciting films of its kind in a long, long time! If you want something to watch with your friends to have a good time, this is the choice for you!

Gerald’s Game

All right, so maybe something with ghosts, vampires, or zombies doesn’t appeal to you. That’s totally fair. Some people like it when horror stays within the realm of possibility, which can make it all the more terrifying. If that’s the case with you, Mike Flanagan’s Gerald’s Game (review) is a wonderful psychological horror film that has an ending that won’t make you afraid to turn off the lights at night. Also, you’ll get to say you watched a Stephen King film for Halloween. How perfect is that?!

Creep

With Creep 2 (review) coming out tomorrow, it’s the perfect time to revisit the first film and see who this Peachfuzz is and what he’s all about!

Much has been said about the found footage genre, but Creep certainly won the horror community over, so go in knowing that this is something that you can talk to all your horror friends about once the credits roll! Plus, it’s got Mark Duplass of “The League.” That’s enough to convince me alone.

It Follows

If you want to see one of the most talked about horror films in the past several years, this is it. No other film has stirred more discussion or controversy, at least in my immediate horror circle. People either love it or hate it, but they certainly can’t stop thinking about it. Plus, it’s got one of the best horror scores in recent memory, so make sure to turn your speakers up!

The Invitation

Back to the realm of psychological horror, The Invitation is a slow burning journey into awkward, unsettling, tension-filled Hell; and there’s no backing out once you start. Another indie hit that has won over audiences, Karyn Kusama’s story of a man who goes to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife will have you on the edge of your seat.

Sleepy Hollow

What kind of person would I be if I didn’t suggest something that oozes Halloween from every pore? For that, I absolutely have to recommend Tim Burton’s magnificent Sleepy Hollow, which is a dark and twisted adaptation of Washington Irving’s classic story. Packed with great performances, legendary actors, award-winning production, and a beautiful score from Danny Elfman, this is a perfect film to watch this Halloween night!

The Addams Family

Did you really think I’d be able to write up this list and not include The Addams Family? What makes this movie so right for this time of the year is that it’s not only great for adults but also perfect for kids! So, if you want to watch something creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky with the little ones, you 100% cannot go wrong here. Bonus: Your kids will try to recreate the Mamushka, which I’m certain will provide endless hours of entertainment!

Coraline

Another family film, Coraline will tickle the fancy of someone who isn’t in the mood for real life horror but would rather watch something fantastical and animated. Plus, readers will appreciate that it’s based on the work of celebrated author Neil Gaiman AND it’s directed by Henry Sellick, the same guy who brought us The Nightmare Before Christmas! All of these things combined makes for a wonderful Halloween offering, I assure you!


All right, those are some suggestions that I think covers a wide variety of options and tastes! However, if you want something that’s a little more bite-size – much like the candy you’re gonna be snacking on! – then I can also sneak in one final suggestion: Tales of Halloween. After all, who doesn’t love a good anthology horror film on Halloween?

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Ryan Schifrin’s Abominable Gets a Sasquatch-Sized Blu-Ray

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A recent scientific study concluded that since the year 2000 there have 4,374,139 killer Bigfoot movies. 2006’s Abominable is one of the better Sasquatch-ploitation flicks of the era. Now this creature feature is getting a collector’s edition blu-ray complete with a brand new cut of the gruesome flick.

MVD Rewind Collection has announced they’re planning a special edition of Ryan Schifrin’s gory Hitchcock-influenced Bigfoot flick Abominable, which cast Matt McCoy as a wheelchair bound man who begins Rear Window-ing a psycho Sasquatch terrorizing his hot-blooded cabin neighbors that then turns his big foot towards him. Lance Henriksen, Dee Wallace, Jeffrey Combs, Tiffany Shepis, Haley Joel, Karin Anna Cheung, and Paul Gleason co-star.

It has been sighted 42,000 times in 68 countries, a vicious creature of myth and legend called Sasquatch, Yeti, and perhaps most infamously, Bigfoot. It’s been hunted it for years. But what happens when it decides to hunt us?



After recovering from a horrific accident, paraplegic Preston Rogers (Matt McCoy) moves back into the remote cabin where he and his now-deceased wife once lived. When his new neighbor Karen, is attacked by a gigantic creature, Rogers contacts the local authorities. But after the police and those around him dismiss Rogers as a delusional widower, he sets out to stop the abominable creature himself.

This won’t be your typical collector’s edition as not only will be getting a new high definition transfer of the film originally shot on 35mm, this will also include an all-new cut of the film with improved CGI-effects overseen by filmmaker Schifrin and editor Chris Conlee with enhanced color timing and correction.

As if two cuts of the film weren’t enough, MVD’s Abominable release will also boast a ton of extras both new and ported over from the original DVD release:
-Brand New 2k Remaster of the Film from the Original Camera Negative
-Brand New Introduction from Director Ryan Schifrin (HD)
-‘Basil & Mobius: No Rest For The Wicked’ (16:28, HD) – New short film written and directed by Ryan Schifrin featuring a score by legendary composer Lalo Schifrin and starring Zachari Levi, Ray Park, Malcolm McDowell and Kane Hodder
-Audio Commentary with writer/director Ryan Schifrin, Actors Matt McCoy and Jeffrey Combs
-‘Back to Genre: Making ABOMINABLE” featurette (SD)
-Deleted and Extended Scenes (SD)
-Outtakes and Bloopers (SD)
-“Shadows” Director Ryan Schifrin’s USC Student Film (SD)
-The original 2005 version of “Abominable” (Blu-ray only, 94 mins, SD)
-Original Theatrical Trailer
-Poster & Still Gallery Storyboard Gallery
-Collectible Poster
-Audio: 5.1 Surround Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

The MVD Rewind Collection release of Abomimable stomps its way to blu-ray on June 12th.

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Horror Retro Caps Boasts Hats Featuring The Lamp, The Video Dead, Rosemary’s Killer and more!

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Yesterday I was stumbling around on Instagram and I came across this killer account called @horrorretrocaps. They make horror movie-themed hats and I felt the need to share their work with you guys today.

It’s not so much the hats (which are cool), or the quality of the product (which looks sound as a pound) but it is the obvious love of horror by the guys behind the scenes that gets me all warm and fuzzy.

I mean sure there are products like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But they also have hats celebrating such classics as The Outing, The Lamp (hell, yeah!), The Gate, Zombie Lake, and The Video Dead.

Nice!

On top of that, the product that sealed the deal for me was their Rosemary’s Killer hat. As some of you might know, Rosemary’s Killer is the alternate title of Joseph Zito’s underrated slasher The Prowler. That alone just earned them horror-cred for days.

You can check out some of their choice caps below and then head on over to their account to purchase some product: @horrorretrocaps.

All caps are $15 plus $4 shipping in the U.S., and he also takes requests for $20.

Enjoy!

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Jurassic Park T-Rex Stomps Through Ready Player One Trailer #3

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Is that the f*cking T-Rex!?

It was only earlier this week that we brought you guys the new “pure 80’s nostalgia” poster (to the right) for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure film Ready Player One.

And if all the promotional materials we have seen thus far haven’t done anything to raise your interest in the film (including trailers which featured Freddy Krueger, Chucky, Christine, and King Kong) then today’s new might not help matters much.

But all the same today we have a new trailer which features the mighty T-Rex from Spielberg’s own Jurassic Park and a bunch of new character posters for good measure.

I’m just going to come right out and say that as impressed as I am with the trailers for this film, I can’t help but feel someone watched theImaginationland episode of “South Park” and thought, “Mother of God… call Steven Speilberg!”

You can check out the character posters and the new trailer below and then let us know what you think of the film thus far.

Ready Player One is directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on the novel by Cline. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Mark Rylance, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, and Ben Mendelsohn.

The film hits theaters March 29, 2018.

Synopsis:

When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

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