As far as I’m concerned, the entire month of October is for watching horror movies and shows while building the perfect costume for Halloween. I’ve got most of my costume completed, so I’m concentrating on the task of watching movies. There are obviously a ton of streaming services that one can subscribe to and I have several of them right now. Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Now, and Hulu are my go-to apps on my Apple Television when I feel like watching something that isn’t YouTube. Every year Hulu gives us Huluween, breaking their more macabre movies and television shows into categories sure to delight all comfort levels with horror. The following are what I believe to be the best options available on the streaming service right now.
I obviously have a whole thing with the Saw franchise since I watched the six previous entries over the course of three days last year. This, the seventh in the series, sets everything up for a new trilogy involving forcing people to play games to save themselves from their shitty behaviors. It isn’t anything new and it is just as confusing on the first watch as every flick since the first one, but Jigsaw sticks to the formula that has always worked. The characters are all jerks and we’re just watching to see what inventive traps will be used and what twist is revealed in the final few minutes.
This Stephen King adaptation stars Timothy Hutton as novelist Thad Beaumont. Thad writes under the pen name George Stark and has found great success with the alter ego. When he decides to symbolically bury Stark and stop writing as him, the pseudonym becomes a real, physical being that murders his way to Thad to seek his revenge.
Jeff Goldblum butt-ass nekkid. A disgusting transformation into a human and fly hybrid that haunted me as a child. JEFF GOLDBLUM LOOKING FOINE.
I haven’t seen it because I think Clive Barker is kind of a hack, but this is TK’s favorite movie and I have to include it on this list.
Dustin and I may be in the minority here, but the movie that resurrected the found footage genre and led to a million sequels is still a decent little horror movie. Turn out the lights, don’t think too hard, and just let the increasing tensions and activity play out like you found the movie on a weird VHS tape at a garage sale. It’s worth it.
This is the original Spanish version of the film — which also happens to be superior to the American remake. If attempting to read captions on the television before they disappear is a fear of yours, get ready to be double-terrified by this found footage flick taken to claustrophobic heights. A reporter and her cameraman become trapped in an apartment building where a disease outbreak is turning people into cannibalistic monsters and the police are working to keep them all contained inside.
Joe (Lucas Neff) loves being scared, but the haunted houses just aren’t real enough for him anymore. After a strange man gives Joe a business card for Fear, Inc., he decides to hire the company to concoct an experience guaranteed to terrify him. Of course things get out of hand, why wouldn’t they?