Spooky season is upon us, which means we’ll be watching horror movies even more than usual. Think you can handle a scare a day? We have a suggestion for each and every day in October, based on a weekly theme (and what’s currently streaming, of course).
Each week, we’ll release a new, themed watch-list, so check back every Thursday for more blood-curdling suggestions. Stream (and scream) away. Want to share your thoughts on the films? Join our #hallostream team on the @lamag Instagram.
Week One: Home…Sweet Home?
Seven movies that will make you think differently about your cozy home.
October 1: House of 1,000 Corpses – Netflix
The first installment in Rob Zombie’s Firefly Trilogy is every bit as gross, disturbing, and hilarious as it was when it came out in 2003. Captain Spaulding delights (RIP Sid Haig). Dr. Satan terrifies.
October 2: The Amityville Horror (1979) – Amazon Prime
This “true” story of the Lutz family’s brief tenancy at a Long Island house with a dark past will make you rethink the charms of Dutch colonial homes by the bay. James Brolin is truly menacing as a patriarch possessed.
October 3: Castle Freak – Shudder
Ten years after 1985’s Re-Animator, horror master Stuart Gordon sends horror icons Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton to an Italian castle with an unsavory something in the basement.
October 4: We Are Still Here – Amazon Prime
A couple (Barbara Crampton and Andrew Sensenig) mourning the loss of their son find their not alone in the New England farmhouse where they were hoping to find peace.
October 5: Paranormal Activity 3 – Amazon Prime
This threequel sends viewers back to the 1980s with sisters Katie and Kristi, the former of whom we met as an adult when she and boyfriend Micah were tormented by a malignant entity in the first installment. Controversial opinion alert: Paranormal 3 is by far the best of the franchise.
October 6: Poltergeist (1982) – Netflix
Tobe Hooper directed this chiller about a family victimized by evil entities inside their unassuming new home (of course, also by careless capitalists and their relentless suburban sprawl). If you saw it as a kid, you’re still scarred by a certain doll in Robbie’s room.
October 7: House (1977) – HBO Max
An evil house starts gobbling up school girls in this Japanese horror-comedy classic that’s as weird and wonderful as it is visually stunning.
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