It’s not long until the best holiday of the year, Halloween is here.
It doesn’t take itself as seriously as the dangerously entitled Christmas and there’s a lot less pressure surrounding it than New Year. It’s the perfect holiday for the middle-grounders; nobody’s going to kick up a fuss if you stay in and do nothing (unlike birthdays, Xmas, New Year), and if you do fancy doing something there’s loads going on.
These days I prefer to stay in with the lights off and eat myself silly, which has become even more inviting given that Netflix now has an entire category dedicated to Halloween to keep us entertained.
It’s called ‘Netflix and Chills’ (very funny, Netflix) and will contain spooky films and TV series.
It includes the classics: The Blair Witch Project, The Silence of the Lambs, Carrie, and The Shining. Newer horror films that feature include: The Conjuring, Get Out, and Insidious. Even horror comedies are getting a look in.
Scary Movie anyone?
Of course, it will include all your favourite series too, such as The Haunting of Hill House, American Horror Story, and Stranger Things. And, with it being Netflix, they’ve also announced new horror films and original series to bulk it up and scare you silly!
We’ve got the king of horror films, Stephen King and Joe Hill’s In the Tall Grass, Fractured, Eli, Rattlesnake, and In the Shadow of the Moon. Check out the trailer for In the Shadow of the Moon (which I’ll be watching from behind a pillow of course) below:
Starring Michael C. Hall and Boyd Holbrook, In the Shadow of the Moon is a Netflix original film set in 1988 telling the story of cop Thomas Lockhart who is on the trail of a mysterious serial killer who crops up every nine years.
Elsewhere, In The Tall Grass is about a pregnant woman and her brother who wade into vast field of grass after hearing a boy’s cry, only to find themselves unable to leave, while Fractured, starring Avatar’s Sam Worthington, tells the story of a man who, along with his wife, takes his daughter to hospital after she breaks her arm. However, after falling asleep in the hospital, he awakes to find the hospital has no record of his wife and child being checked in.
Now, I won’t be watching any of these because I’m a scaredy-cat, but if my boyfriend makes me, I’ll have a pillow handy and a weapon next to my bed for the next week. I’ll be over here watching The Nightmare Before Christmas, Monster House and Hocus Pocus.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to find this year’s Halloween costume, and decorate the house with a Halloween tree! Now should I go scary, or pumpkin crazy this year?
Images via Netflix