5 spooky films and TV series you can’t miss this Halloween
Posted on October 30, 2018
4 min read
As much as it is about dressing up and foraging for sugary treats, Halloween is also about embracing the addictive thrill of a horror movie or television series with your friends and family. Here’s a list of the best new content on Telstra TV, sure to scare your socks off.
Hereditary (BigPond Movies)
It’s no surprise that this chilling film has been dubbed one of the best horror movies of 2018, as you’ll find it still toying at your mind weeks after watching. Expect to ride a roller coaster of emotions as you follow the tainted life of the Grahams who are grappling with the loss of their family matriarch and beloved grandmother. After a series of horrific turns including an unspeakable accident that must be seen to be believed, the family begins to unravel terrifying secrets about their ancestry and the fate they’ve inherited. Leading the cast as a distraught mother and grieving child, Toni Collette’s brilliant performance in Hereditary on BigPond Movies provides all the heart-wrenching screams you’ll want to let out too.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix)
Giving us real Riverdale vibes, this delightfully darker Netflix adaption of the iconic 90s series is a brilliant depiction of the original ‘Archie’ universe comic series – Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Less tailored to children and much more focused on the dark side of witchcraft, this addictive new Netflix original will have you jumping in your seat while falling in love with the beautiful and charismatic cast. Leading the way as half-witch-half-mortal Sabrina Spellman, you’ll remember Kiernan Shipka from Mad Men – but little Sally Draper is all grown up and completely owns this show as her character struggles with juggling high school life and her ever-increasing powers.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse (Foxtel Now)
As the newest season in this brilliant horror series, American Horror Story: Apocalypse on Foxtel Now has been one of the most anticipated as it provides devout viewers with long-awaited answers. It crosses over three of the previous seasons, bringing back iconic cast favourites we’ve all been missing. The season starts out with a nuclear holocaust destroying the world, forcing a very select group of individuals underground in an attempt to restore the world’s order – or so we’re told. Quickly, viewers will be gifted with the jump-worthy supernatural scenes we expect from AHS as satanic forces seek to infiltrate their less-than-perfect refuge.
Ash vs The Evil Dead (Stan)
The perfect blend of black comedy and horror, Ash vs Evil Dead on Stan provides a very-welcome follow-up story for fans of the cult-classic Evil Dead films, set approximately 30 years after the last movie. Bringing back Bruce Campbell in his iconic role as ‘Ash’, the series follows his struggle with adjusting to ‘normal’ life after returning from 1300AD as he’s forced to reclaim his role as protector and defend the world against possession from ‘the evil dead’ plague that threatens to destroy mankind. Packed full of gore, jump-scares, quick-wit comments and complex character relationships, this is a uniquely binge-worthy series seriously worth checking out.
Now onto its fourteenth season and thirteenth year on-air, ghoul-fighting brothers Sam and Dean Winchester are struggling with their own humanity as Dean’s soul is possessed by a dark spirit who strives to align with other powerful supernatural entities surrounding the boys. Now facing vampires, werewolves and dangerous demons, Supernatural on tenplay is showing no signs of slowing down as it provides die-hard fans with more thrills than ever before. And while it’ll leave you checking under the bed, you’ll love watching the strong brotherly bond as the pair work together to save the world from the possession of evil that only seems to be intensifying.