Scary treats to watch this Halloween – from ‘Army of the Dead’ to ‘Doctor Who’

Treat yourself to some of the smartest and scariest TV shows ever dared to call themselves family entertainers. Photo credit: Unsplash.

Treat yourself to some of the smartest and scariest TV shows have ever dared to call themselves family entertainers. Photo credit: Unsplash.

by Alec Charles

Halloween is back and, with it, a whole host of horrors and horrifying behavior haunt our screens. Horror film from the early days of cinema – with silent classics like Dr. Caligari’s Cabinet (1920) and nosferatu (1922). And this Witching season, the genre’s appeal to audiences around the world is just as strong.

So whether you’re looking for some classic scares, a horror cult story or something a little more intelligent and frightening, they’ll be something to suit your tastes.

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Zack Snyder’s Zombie Epic army of the dead Action-packed, funny, entertaining and, though long at two hours and 28 minutes, it doesn’t feel absurd. Released Directly on Netflix in May, Isn’t It 28 days laterbut what is it world War Z Should have been if it hadn’t taken itself so seriously. It’s thrillingly bloody and has surprisingly sympathetic performances as well as the weakest premise for a heist movie (robbing a Las Vegas casino that’s crawling with violent undead). you see me now 2.

Netflix fans should also check out the recently released film, is someone inside your house, a teen slasher horror from the makers of the hit fantasy series strange things.

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Horoscopehandjob halloween kills And candy Man The most prominent Hollywood horror franchise flicks of the year.

Horoscope a disappointing re-imagining of saw The series, mastermind by Chris Rock, with a gentle twist from actor Samuel L. halloween kills Jamie Lee sees Curtis return for role in film Halloween which made him famous in 1978 Halloween The franchise is disappointing in quality and doesn’t work as well as the 2018 reboot – whatever it’s called. Halloween.

Fear not though, for a good evening of slasher gore, you can try looking in a mirror and invoking the urban myth. candy Man (Legend has it that if you chant his name again and again he appears). This is the fifth film of Uttarakhand candy Man suffrage, opposite Horoscope, which is the ninth, and halloween kills, which is the twelfth. It combines the talents of series veteran Tony Todd, the infamous Candyman, and screenwriter Jordan Peele, both as writer and director. go And we – Two of the most satisfying horror movies to come out of America in the last five years.

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UK streaming service Britbox is celebrating Halloween with the release of a set of classics from the Hammer film productions company, which created those technicolor treats of immortal horror that had become a mainstay of British cinema more than half a century ago. The eight movies on offer are surprisingly ridiculous Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde surprisingly for serious people, such as Came. there too frankenstein made woman, a film Martin Scorsese once described as spiritually sublime.

Meanwhile, actor Christopher Lee returns as Count Taste the Blood of Dracula, a generally strong performance in a production relatively uninspired—most notable for being the last before Hamer’s unfortunate decision to move the Transylvanian vampire to the present day.

Lee is also lacking in this selection. a daughter to the devil and more prolific Rasputin the Mad Monko. But there must be a selection of 1960s folly from this motley bunch Reptiles, if only for actor John Lowry (famously known as Fraser) dad’s army) as Mad Peter, the doom-spreading old highlander he was always born to play.

Psychedelic Forest Horror?

Director-writer, Ben Wheatley, best known for his adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel skyscraper, a dystopian triumph starring Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons — as well as a field in england, a psychedelic folk horror in which actor Reece Shearsmith has a particularly bad time in the English Civil War.

in the earth His latest work is Here he cleverly combines the hallucinatory effects of a folktale jungle with the dystopia of a world ravaged by a deadly epidemic.

It is the first major horror film made in response to COVID-19. The entire film was written and directed in August 2020. To watch at home just before Halloween, Wheatley’s film promises a wise alternative to some of the season’s more populist horror fare.

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new season of doctor who (sadly, Jodie Whitaker’s last) is set to launch on Halloween evening. And fans are excited to learn about the long-awaited return of the show’s most gothic horror, weeping angels. These murderous idols can only live – and kill – when you’re not looking at them.

His return to our screens provides an opportunity to revisit his best times Blink, the tenth episode of the third series of doctor who, which aired in 2007. The episode stars an ex-stardom Carey Mulligan and is scripted by Steven Moffatt. And it’s still available for free on iPlayer in the UK. So why not treat yourself and your kids to some of the smartest and scariest TVs that have ever dared to call themselves family entertainers?

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Alec Charles, Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Winchester

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