Written by Sez Niederer
October 27, 2021
12 Movies for the Perfect Halloween Fright Fest
Whether you’re heading to the cinema for big-screen scares, or getting your thrills on the couch watching horror flicks at home, there’s something for everyone in our fright fest watch list!
Time to get SPOOKY…
Rare or well-done? Check out this menagerie of creepy flicks at the cinema!
Icelandic couple, María (Noomi Rapace) and Ingvar (Hilmir Snaer Gudnason), live with their herd of sheep on a beautiful but remote farm. When they discover a mysterious newborn on their land, they decide to keep it and raise it as their own, but they soon face the consequences of defying the will of nature.Watch Now
A truffle hunter (Nicolas Cage) who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.Watch Now
Grab your popcorn and hit the couch for a scary-movie marathon!
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
A hilarious vampire comedy from the creators of BOY and FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS.
Flatmates Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonny Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) are three vampires who are just trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and sticking to the housework roster to trying to get invited in to nightclubs, they’re just like anyone else – except they’re immortal and must feast on human blood.Watch Now
A GHOST STORY
From acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon, The Green Knight). Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara). Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence.Watch Now
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
Based on the best selling novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist Lonely; 12-year-old Oskar is an outsider, left alone to fend for himself at home while his mother works nights. One evening he meets the mysterious Eli, a pale young girl, who has moved in next door. Coinciding with her arrival is a series of inexplicable disappearances and murders. As the two begin to form a special bond, Oskar comes closer to Eli’s dark secret and the connections to the gruesome events occurring across town.Watch Now
The Japanese Horror film which spurned a generation of classics. Within a week of watching a mysterious videotape, a group of teenagers are dead, their bodies found gruesomely contorted. The video then becomes an urban myth. Insidiously, an unseen force is pointing its deadly finger at those poor souls unable to resist their curiosity. Dark, sinister and genuinely horrifying, this is a film you will never forget.Watch Now
A sexy, fantasy sci-fi thriller directed by Vincenzo Natali who brought us 1997’s cult classic, Cube. Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries in a dangerous experiment: splicing together human and animal DNA to create a new organism. The creature rapidly develops from a deformed female infant into a beautiful but dangerous winged human-chimera, who forges a bond with both of her creators – only to have that bond turn deadly.Watch Now
THE LOVED ONES
To avoid a ghostly figure in the road, high-schooler Brent Mitchell wraps his car around a tree, killing his father. Brent then escapes into a marijuana-fuelled world of heavy metal music. As graduation approaches, Brent turns down a dance with Lola Stone, the weirdest girl in school. Later, he wakes to a nightmarish sequence involving pink satin, glitter, syringes, nails and power drills. Brent has become the prom king at a macabre, sadistic dance where he is the entertainment.Watch Now
Grey Trace, a technophobe in a utopian near-future when computers control nearly everything – from cars to crime-surveillance – is paralysed in a freak mugging that leaves his wife dead. But when a billionaire technologist offers him an experimental paralysis cure – an implanted computer chip called STEM – Grey finds that the chip has a voice and a mind of its own. Together Grey and STEM embark on a mission to avenge his wife’s death.Watch Now
From Academy Award winning director Bong Joon Ho (Parasite). A young girl is taken when a mutant creature appears from the Han River in the heart of Seoul and begins a rampaging attack on the unsuspecting people along the shore. Her family sets off to recover her from the monster’s clutches.Watch Now
WAKE IN FRIGHT
Brutal, uncompromising and stunning, Wake in Fright tells the story of a young teacher, John Grant, who arrives in a rough outback mining town planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But, on this one hot night in Bundanyabba, Grant decides to go into a smoky, crowded pub… One night stretches to five, in which he discovers gambling, ruins himself financially and plunges headlong toward his own destruction.Watch Now
Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) and Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough) lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fireWatch Now
Experience the unhinged madness that takes over a dance troupe’s party after a punchbowl of sangria is spiked with LSD. Beneath strobing lights and pounding music, each dancer’s psyche begins to crumble, and creeping paranoia gives rise to a hallucinatory nightmare. Legendary arthouse provocateur Gaspar Noé (Love, Enter the Void) delivers an intensely deranged and lurid orgy of sex, drugs, and club music (featuring Cerrone, Daft Punk and Aphex Twin).Watch Now