It may seem as though this year has been one long horror movie, but that would still be quite an exaggeration, compared to what usually goes down in these movies. Nevertheless, it has been an extremely stressful year, and it does not look like getting better anytime soon. In such a case, Halloween is a good time to potentially relax and de-stress, but of course while following the relevant safety guidelines. This was the year to celebrate Halloween from the comfort and safety of your own home. People still dressed up in their favourite costumes, but rather than partying or visiting friends, settled in for some online ways to pass the time. One of the most popular ways of doing so was by looking for horror or Halloween-themed games and online casino websites. Most gambling and casino sites have generous bonus offers and Halloween-based games during this time of the year to join in with the festivities, so this became a great way for people to unwind. Another popular pastime was to watch Halloween-based movies. With horror and spookiness being the prevailing theme, here are some of the best horror movies to curl up to and watch during this spooky season, with most of them available on some online streaming service or other –
The Invisible Man
This movie is based on a classic story by H.G. Wells, written all the way back in 1897, and there have been multiple adaptations of it, but Leigh Whannell, who is a master of this genre (see Saw and Insidious if you don’t believe us) is the one who pulled off the best one. Elisabeth Moss, who plays the bad guy’s wife, suffering at his hands, is the actual hero of this movie, and its focus on her story makes it all the more gripping and entertaining.
Jordan Peele was best known for his work in comedy, especially with the Key and Peele series, but has lately made a name for himself with relevant and hard-hitting forays into horror. He made his mark with Get Out back in 2017, which was a brilliant combination of horror, humour and social commentary on racial issues in the USA, and Us is a brilliant follow-up. Starring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke in the lead roles, the story is too good to give anything away of here, but we will say that the various twists and turns are terrifying and captivating in equal measure, making this a very spooky watch; perfect for Halloween.
If you were looking for a classic to sink your teeth into (pun intended), look no further than Jaws. It is perhaps one of the most famous horror movies of all time, maybe even overall as well, and despite being 45 years old now, Steven Spielberg’s superb horror movie continues to scare and terrorise people today.
The Cabin in the Woods
Drew Goddard, who is famous for writing on shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lost, along with movies like The Martian, World War Z and Cloverfield, made his directorial debut with this movie, which he co-wrote with Joss Whedon. It is a horror-comedy, playing on the classic horror movie trope of a bunch of attractive twenty-something-year-olds getting stranded in a cabin, which is surrounded by evil and malevolent forces and spirits. All of the standard horror movie tropes are seen and set up in this flick, and that is what adds the comedic element, while also having the kick of horror and thrill that is needed for it to work. That makes it one of the more enjoyable watches during Halloween.
These are just some of the movies we would recommend; there are a bunch more out there which would have been perfect for people to watch with friends and family during Halloween.