Hair-raising thrillers, fan-favourite cult classics, campy dark comedies and family-friendly fare – whether you’re looking for a trick or a treat, there’s something for everyone to stream this Halloween on Telstra TV.
A Quiet Place (Telstra TV Box Office)
In scary movies, there’s nothing quite as terrifying as the unbearable suspense of impending danger. And of all the modern thrillers out there today, none have mastered this technique quite as well as A QUIET PLACE, available now on Telstra TV Box Office. In a world overrun by sightless killer monsters who hunt by sound alone, one young family have learned to adjust to the ever-present threat. Knowing that any noise they make could be their last, they carefully go about their daily routines on their isolated rural farm – in a region that seems mostly serene, without another living soul for miles. But it’s exactly this combination of the hushed soundscape and their hyper-vigilance that amps the tension up to twelve. With two young kids and another on the way (yes, Emily Blunt’s character is pregnant!) you just know someone’s going to slip up sooner or later. Look out for A Quiet Place: Part II, due for release in theatres in 2021.
For more modern thrillers, check out:
- The Invisible Man (Telstra TV Box Office, BINGE, Foxtel Now)
- Relic (Stan)
- The Hunt (Telstra TV Box Office)
- The Lodge (Telstra TV Box Office)
- The Lie (Amazon Prime Video).
What’s your favourite scary movie? If you grew up in the nineties, then Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s teen slasher flick SCREAM is probably the answer. With the first 3 Scream films available to stream on Stan, you can go back to where it all began for franchise heroine Sidney Prescott (played by Neve Campbell). On the anniversary of her mother’s murder, the Woodsboro High School student and her friends each receive sinister phone calls from a stranger with a keen interest in horror movies. When they refuse to play along, it’s suddenly revealed that the call was coming from inside the house (at a time when mobile phones weren’t all that common) and they’re attacked by a knife-wielding killer in a black cloak and a ghost-face mask. With the killer’s identity unknown and the body count still rising, it’s up to Sidney, the town’s deputy sheriff Dewey (David Arquette) and local news reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) to crack the case and survive the night.
For more horror movie nostalgia, check out:
- I Know What You Did Last Summer (BINGE, Foxtel Now)
- Child’s Play (Stan)
- The Blair Witch Project (Amazon Prime Video)
- Halloween (Stan)
- The Ring (Telstra TV Box Office, Netflix and Stan)
Pet Sematary (SBS On Demand)
Based on what is said to be Stephen King’s most disturbing book (and that’s really saying something), the 1989 original cult classic is available on SBS On Demand and Telstra TV Box Office – with it’s 2019 remake also on Telstra TV Box Office and Foxtel Now. After Doctor Louis Creed (Dale Midkiff) and his wife Rachel (Denise Crosby) move their family to a country house in Maine, their cat Church is run over on the nearby highway. To avoid upsetting their daughter Ellie (Blaze Berdahl), their neighbour Jud (Fred Gwynne) introduces Louis to an old pet cemetery – with a sign that’s misspelled “sematary” in a childlike scrawl – in the woods next to their house. After burying the cat there, it returns home the next day – smelly and with a newfound mean streak, but alive nonetheless. So when Louis’ three year old son Gage (Miko Hughes) is tragically killed on the same highway, you can probably guess what his father does next – and that it won’t turn out well for any of them.
For more Halloween cult classics, check out:
- The Shining (Telstra TV Box Office, Netflix, BINGE and Foxtel Now)
- Carrie (Stan and Foxtel Now)
- Poltergeist (1982: Telstra TV Box Office, BINGE and Foxtel Now, 2015: Stan)
- The Exorcist (BINGE and Foxtel Now)
- Psycho (Stan, BINGE and Foxtel Now)
Death Becomes Her (BINGE)
Jump-scares and bloodshed aren’t everyone’s idea of a good time, so why should the horror fans have all the fun? There are plenty of campy dark comedies perfect for a Halloween movie night – with our pick among them being DEATH BECOMES HER, streaming on BINGE and Foxtel Now. Starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis, the story follows the bitter feud between fading actress Madeline Ashton and longtime writer friend Helen Sharp. When Madeline steals away her fiancé, plastic surgeon Doctor Ernest Menvill, Helen vows to one day exact her revenge. Many years later when her marriage is on the rocks and her career is in the toilet, Madeline discovers Helen is thriving – publishing a new book and looking younger than ever. Desperate to regain her youthful beauty, Madeline accepts a potion from a mysterious socialite (Isabella Rossellini). It turns out the elixir not only winds back the years, but also makes Madeline immune to death. Which is just as well, because Helen and Ernest are plotting to kill her – and the results are pure comedy gold.
For more campy dark comedies, check out:
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Foxtel Now)
- The Witches Of Eastwick (Telstra TV Box Office)
- Ghostbusters (Telstra TV Box Office, BINGE, Foxtel Now)
- Beetlejuice (Telstra TV Box Office)
- Scary Movie (Stan and Telstra TV Box Office)
Hubie Halloween (Netflix)
Perfect for the whole family this Halloween is the brand new Adam Sandler comedy, HUBIE HALLOWEEN – streaming now on Netflix. In Salem Massachusetts, the town’s self-appointed neighbourhood watchmen Hubie supervises the festivities – ensuring the community is kept safe, despite them poking fun at his quirks and playing cruel pranks on him. But this year, Hubie’s got his work cut out for him when news breaks of a psychiatric hospital inmate (Rob Schneider) on the loose and a strange new neighbour moving in (Steve Buscemi) who Hubie suspects of being a werewolf. His concerns are dismissed by the local cops (Kevin James and Kenan Thompson) and ridiculed by his former high school classmates (Maya Rudolph and Tim Meadows), even when townsfolk start to go missing one by one. Now it’s up to Hubie alone to track down the culprit and save the town from the kidnapper and each other. Also starring Julie Bowen, Ben Stiller, Ray Liotta, June Squibb, Shaquille O’Neal and Michael Chiklis.
For more family friendly picks, check out:
- Hocus Pocus (Telstra TV Box Office)
- Gremlins (Telstra TV Box Office, BINGE and Foxtel Now)
- Goosebumps (Telstra TV Box Office, Netflix, Stan, 7:30pm AEDT 30-Oct on 9Go!)
- Hotel Transylvania (Telstra TV Box Office, Netflix, 7pm AEDT 31-Oct on 9Go!)
- Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! (Telstra TV Box Office).
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