Halloween is here for another year and that means plenty of ghouls, goblins and scary movies to fill you with dread. We love Halloween here at SpicyPulp, and our team has assembled some of their favourite picks to send shivers up your spine.
Check them out below:
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Francis Ford Coppola’s gothic adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire tale oozes equal parts horror and sensuality with a terrifyingly creepy performance from Gary Oldman. This modern classic does not hold back on the blood and Oldman has plenty of willing necks to bite. Bram Stoker’s Dracula is one of my all time favourite horror movies and definitely grips you in a vice of pure fear.
This 2010 remake of George Romero’s cult B-grade 1973 horror will have you breaking out into sweats, and looking for the nearest couch to hide behind. The jumpscares are intense in The Crazies, and actors Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell are caught in a literal assault from all sides. Not only do they have to deal with crazed homicidal maniacs, but also the U.S. Army who want to exterminate everything in a cover-up. Shocking, twisted and packed with plenty of unexpected scares, The Crazies is one horror experience that will stay with you for a long, long time.
The Walking Dead
The pain, suffering and tears never stop in The Walking Dead, and those tears got all too real last week thanks to Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s baseball bat-wielding psychotic Negan. Whether Rick Grimes and his followers are trying to outrun a horde of walkers or find themselves on the receiving end of the worst parts of humanity, the horrors have never stopped. With over 84 episodes, The Walking Dead makes for a very scary binge watch over Halloween.
No movie has shocked me this year quite like Fede Alvarez’s Don’t Breathe, starring his former Evil Dead collaborator Jane Levy. I am not joking around – if you haven’t seen this film then go watch it now! It’s intensely creepy and surprising, and you will not see the end coming. Most original film I’ve seen in years.
The Conjuring 2
I love me a good ghost story and when I heard James Wan would be back to direct Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga in a sequel to The Conjuring, I damn near almost cried with joy. The Conjuring 2 was incredibly impactful with every scare and boasted an impressive young cast. I’ll never look at nuns the same way again.
Scream: The TV Series
I love love love this TV show! I just do. Bloody scary, amazing twists, and the best one liners delivered by a great young cast. The series is a bit of a departure from the film series in that it draws from an old town legend about a boy called Brandon James, who went a bit cray cray before killing a bunch of people. Of course, it ends up being a lot more complicated than that, but I won’t spoil it for you. I promise this isn’t a cheesy teen show, it’s smart and so. much. fun.