Halloween is finally here and if you want to get in the spooky mood, there’s nothing better than a movie that scares the living daylights out of you!
Whether you prefer a psychological thriller or a gory horror, there are plenty out there to watch this weekend.
Here’s our favourites on Netflix…
The original 90s horror that spawned a hundred copycats, Drew Barrymore, Courtney Cox and Neve Campbell star in this Wes Craven film that sees a murderer terrorize a high school student by killing everyone she knows.
The Omen (Guidance)
Consistantly voted one of the scariest movies of all time, this 1976 classic sees adoptive parents raise a boy in place of their stillborn infant. All is well until it is foretold that the child is the spawn of the devil.
What We Do In The Shadows (Guidance)
If you’re looking for some light relief, this deadpan comedy sees vampire roommates struggle with the conflicts of sharing space, adapting to modern society and dealing with too much natural light.
Hoping to leave their haunted house behind, a surburban family moves to a new place, only to learn the home wasn’t haunted… but their eldest son is.
American Horror Story (18)
This twisted Emmy-winning drama plays upon the power of supernatural fears and everyday horrors, exploring humankind’s unsettling capacity for evil.
The Babadook (15)
Sam’s frequent tantrums turn sinister when a creepy children’s book mysteriously appears in his room and asks his mother ‘Do you want to die?”.
Case 39 (16)
Renee Zellweger stars as a naive social worker who brings a ten-year-old girl into her home to save her from abusive parents – only to learn that she isn’t what she seems.
Here’s what’s in the cinema…
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension 3D (in cinemas now, 15A)
Out just in time for Halloween, the latest installment of the Paranormal Activity franchise hit cinemas earlier this week and sees the Fleeges family moved into a new home. While they couldn’t be happier, things soon change after they start being terrorised by apparently supernatural forces.
Hotel Translyvania 2 (in cinemas now, PG)
If you want to bring the little ones to see a movie this weekend, why not try this sequel to the 2012 hit. Starring Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler, the film sees Count Dracula put his grandson Dennis through a ‘monster in training’ bootcamp.
Crimson Peak (in cinemas now, 15A)
In 19th century England, young author Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) finds herself taken with the dashing, mysterious Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston). A whirlwind romance soon leads to marriage and Thomas whisks her off to live at his forbidding, isolated mansion. This is a great horror from Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo Del Toro.
Hocus Pocus (PG)
We may have all fell victim to a recent hoax about a long-awaited sequel to this comedy horror but the good news is that the original is still as fun as it ever was. Bette Midler, Kathy Najimi and Sarah Jessica Parker star as three executed witches who return to Salem 300 years later.
The Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield is holding two showings of this classic on Saturday 31st at 3pm and 10.30pm.
90s Horror Halloween Party (various)
The Lighthouse is also hosting a special Halloween party on Saturday night, with screenings of Wes Craven’s Scream 1 & 2 at 9.30pm, as well as the chilling Silence Of The Lambs at 10pm, with fancy dress and specially named cocktails.