World News – CA – The Best Classic Halloween Movies To Watch Right Now


Friday, October 30, 2020 at 1:33 p.m.

Halloween is upon us, and there’s no better time to enjoy a terrifying movie on Netflix, Shudder, or your favorite streaming platform

From us to him, from Halloween movies to Midsommar and classics like Psycho and Nosferatu, there is an abundance of spooky offerings to scare and entertain

We at RadioTimescom have put together a list of recommendations for the best options, so read on for our list of horror movies for Halloween and where to watch them

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If we say « Psycho » we’d be willing to bet big bucks, your mind immediately played those staccato violins as Janet Leigh’s terrified face screaming in her shower filled your vision There’s a reason why Psycho is one of the greatest horror movies of all time – it’s fast-paced, tense, and has one of the most haunting soundtracks ever made

Marion Crane (Leigh) is forced to run away from a big mistake and she ends up at the Bates Motel, which is possibly the worst place she can ever get to The accommodation belongs to the creepy obsessed Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) by taxidermy and a deep dark secret hidden in her mother’s bedroom Full of terror, suspense, drama, and an ending you’ll never see coming, Hitchcock’s finest horror is a staple this Halloween

If you’re stuck with spooky clowns, Andy Muschietti’s 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s It is sure to give you the heebie-jeebies starring an unrecognizable Bill Skarsgârd as the shapeshifter monster, this blockbuster is a solid remake of a horror classic, full of panic, bloody gashes and spooky dancing from him that will haunt you long after the movie ends

Set in 1988, it follows schoolboy Bill (Jaeden Lieberher) and his intimidated friends Richie, Eddie, Stan, Mike, Ben and Beverly – branded The Losers’ Club – as they investigate the sightings of Pennywise the Dancing Clown, a supernatural being who is responsible for the deaths of several children in the area, including Bill’s six-year-old brother Georgie

With stunning performances from the young actors in the film, and clashes between the kids and Pennywise, it’s worth watching if you’re a Stranger Things fan, but want much, much more spooky for Halloween

Psycho could arguably be the first true slasher movie, but it was John Carpenter’s Halloween that set the pattern for a multitude of copiers – Friday the 13th, Silent Night, Deadly Night et al – throughout the years. 1980 A series of increasingly complicated sequels, remakes, and reboots followed, leaving the series with three separate timelines (or four, if you count Rob Zombie’s 2007 film and its 2009 follow-up), and although some of these spin-offs have their merits, there is a brutal simplicity to the original Halloween that just cannot be matched.The plot is simple: babysitter Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is being hunted down by a Michael Myers masked, while killer psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasance) struggles to find him – but Carpenter’s tense and flawless direction, absolutely chilling musical score, and innovative use of shots in POV – often putting audiences instead of Michael – make it a horror experience that’s as timeless as it is terrifying

Boasting one of the best poster slogans of all time, Ridley Scott’s original Alien film blended the worlds of sci-fi and horror to create a truly spooky cat-and-horror thriller. mouse on an old beaten up spaceship And when we say cat, we don’t mean Jonesy

No, the real predator on board is the titular alien creature, memorable springing from John Hurt’s chest before hunting down and stalking the Nostromo crew one by one. Fortunately, one of the greatest heroines in cinema of history – Ellen Ripley by Sigourney Weaver – stands between the creature and the rest of the human race…

A mix of good and bad sequels and some truly awful spinoffs (Alien vs. Predator: Requiem, anyone?) dampened the franchise’s impact slightly, but the original Alien movie is still everyone’s classic. the times Don’t watch that torso scene before enjoying your own dinner

Ari Aster had already firmly established himself as a horror director to watch with his feature debut Hereditary in 2018, and he only bolstered that reputation with this terrific second film.

Clearly taking inspiration from folk horror staples such as The Wicker Man, the film is nonetheless its own thing – an exhilarating cinematic experience with plenty of memorable moments, but also a moving and cathartic exploration of the grief

The film centers on Dani Ardor, who mourns the death of her sister and parents when she accepts the offer to travel with her boyfriend and friends to a remote Swedish community for the traditional Midsommar festival, where she quickly realizes everything is not what it seems

In a cinematic landscape where nearly every horror movie is marked by dark shadows, the film is refreshing in that the action also takes place in broad daylight – proving that all the scares don’t have to come in the face. night!

Where to watch: Amazon Prime (sign up for Amazon Prime for a 30-day free trial)

Halloween can prove to be a minefield for horror movie opponents Everyone else is clamoring for slasher-flick marathons, and there are only so many times you can compromise with a replay creepy but luckily bloodless gothic Hitchcock, Rebecca

Enter Shaun of the Dead, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost A Zombie Movie may not seem like a must-watch for the more easily frightened viewer, but this groundbreaking horror comedy is more like a sitcom (although it does contains a few flesh eaters roaming the streets of London)

Pegg plays Shaun, a slacker-Romeo who goes through a painful breakup and decides to drown his sorrows with his best friend (Frost), only to wake up, hangover, in a full-blown zombie apocalypse

All-British humor is characterized by Billy Nighy’s stage thief trick as Shaun’s father, whose reaction to getting bitten by a zombie is to proclaim, « I ran it under a tap cold « 

Where to watch: Amazon Prime (sign up for Amazon Prime for a 30-day free trial)

Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino recently turned that unforgettable 1977 giallo into a new movie starring Tilda Swinton, but the original remains the top-notch film: a bloody, beautifully colored horror with an incredibly spooky atmosphere and an extremely memorable score

The film follows Suzy Bannion (Jessica Harper), a young American ballet dancer who arrives at a prestigious German dance school and begins to suspect that supernatural forces are present at the academy

Against the backdrop of increasingly bizarre events, Suzy slowly begins to unravel the mystery of the school, leading to an impeccable showdown with the leader of a sinister witch clan

This is one of the many Dario Argento films currently available with an Amazon Prime Video subscription – among the others on offer, Deep Red (Profondo Rosso), Phenomena and Opera are also worth a visit for newcomers to the Italian maestro.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime (sign up for Amazon Prime for a 30-day free trial)

The greatest fan film ever made, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror in 1922 was the first screen adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (a film released the previous year, Dracula’s Death, featured the Earl but was not directly based on Stoker’s novel) but was produced without permission, with the names altered from the original text in a shaky attempt to avoid copyright issues – most notably, Max’s Vampire Schreck is not the suave Count Dracula who would become standard but rather the memorably grotesque Count Orlok This effort failed and a court ruling ordered the destruction of all copies of Nosferatu – a few copies have fortunately survived, preserving what is now considered a silent German expressionist horror classic, with the use of shadows and disturbing imagery by director FW Murnau holding the power to disturb nearly 100 years after the film’s original release

Where to watch: MUBI on Amazon Prime (sign up to Mubi for a 7-day free trial)

Legendary director Wes Craven has resurrected the sick slasher genre with this inventive hit Scream immediately connects you with what could be one of the most terrifying opening stings ever, featuring a heart-wrenching performance by Drew Barrymore and Ghostface’s unforgettable first appearance

The focus is then on a group of high school students led by Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, who are shaken by the revelation that a killer is lurking in their sleeping town The tone clears a bit as Craven starts playing around with the tropes of a subgenre he helped create, with a fun meta-commentary delivered by Jamie Kennedy as movie buff Randy Meeks

Such is the brilliance of Scream; he’s scary, but what really sets him apart are his cleverly written characters and dark sense of humor that should make any horror fan smile Without a doubt, one of the greatest slashers ever made

If you’re looking for something to think about with your portion of horror, Oscar-winning Jordan Peele’s Get Out movie is a perfect choice for Halloween while paying homage to spooky classics like The Shining, the Peele’s debut film approaches the genre through a satirical lens, simultaneously exploring social criticism and giving thrill-seeking audiences a good scare.

Starring Black Panther’s Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out follows photographer Chris (Kaluuya), who travels into the New York state countryside with his white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) to meet his family from class mean However, when Chris notices the strange behaviors of Rose’s parents and their strange neighbors, the journey takes a horrible turn

A gripping thriller with racial commentary woven throughout, Get Out’s infusion of classic horror tropes with dark humor and thought-provoking imagery makes this one of the best films of 2017

1968 saw the advent of contemporary zombie flick with the release of George A Romero’s independent horror Night of the Living Dead

Shot on a tight budget and earning over 250 times what it cost to produce, the film is a masterpiece of creeping tension, with occasional shocking bursts of blood, as it follows seven people trapped on a farm and besieged by cannibalistic corpses But like all of Romero’s best works, Night of the Living Dead isn’t all about what’s on the surface – it’s also a hot social commentary, addressing the themes of racism as the black hero of the film Ben (Duane Jones) is mistreated by fanatics who consider him as much a threat as the living dead

The film’s ending may be his masterstroke – no spoilers, but it’s an ambiguous twist, which shockingly brings back the underlying themes of the film

Where to watch: Amazon Prime (sign up for Amazon Prime for a 30-day free trial)

Ten years after Night of the Living Dead, George’s follow-up A Romero and arguably his best work, Dawn of the Dead Although the themes of social commentary are absolutely present in Night, Dawn is largely a review of 1970s American society – and in particular the rise of mass consumerism – as this is a horror film, with a gang of four – SWAT officers Roger (Scott Reiniger) and Peter (Ken Foree), as well as husband and wife Stephen (David Emge) and Fran (Gaylen Ross) – taking refuge from the spread of the zombie plague in a suburban mall (then still something new in the US)

Zombies aren’t just enemies anymore, Dawn of the Dead tells us – they’re us, a stupid mob and blindly driven by a desire to consume above all else.The end result is a movie that is both sharp , horrible, funny and dark

The final film in George A Romero’s original zombie trilogy, Day of the Dead, is generally rated as a weaker effort than its Night and Dawn predecessors (review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes rated it at 81 % compared to its predecessors 90 scores) – but in its own way, this 1985 film is just as powerful, entertaining and influential as the above

Exploring a central theme of science vs military might – embodied by main character Dr Sarah Bowman (Lori Crdille) clash with unhinged Captain Rhodes (Joseph Pilato) – Day sees Romero continue to push the series in new directions and fascinating with the introduction of ‘Bub’ (Sherman Howard), a ‘friendly’ member of the Undead The Horde learned to mimic human behavior, introducing the concept of the semi-rehabilitated zombie which would later be explored throughout, from Shaun of the Dead (2004) to the BBC television series In the Flesh (2013)

Not only that, but who doesn’t have time to watch a movie where a character with torn guts orders his zombie attackers to “CHOKE ON‘ EM !! ”?

John Krasinski’s directorial debut turns into a truly thrilling thriller the tension of coming back to your house after an illicit night, every little noise heralding your possible doom, in a truly thrilling thriller You’ll Never Look at a Staircase Again which squeaks in the same way

Set in a near-future version of present-day Earth, we are immersed in a world where blind but hearing-sensitive aliens have wiped out most of human society Those who remain survive by living in complete silence, with the slightest word or a not too loud drawing a wave of fast moving monsters

Part of the fun in the movie is seeing the arduous methods the main characters adopt to avoid detection – soft board game pieces, steamed food under the floor, long paths shortbread that they walk barefoot – but of course that’s not too much long before all the preparations went out the window and a more traditional monster mash-up ensued

Horror cinema doesn’t get much more iconic than Roman Polanski’s 1968 adaptation of Ira Levin’s novel of the same name – a disturbing and chilling film that expertly elevates tension to almost unbelievably levels. nightmarish

Mia Farrow gives one of the best performances ever as titular Rosemary, who moves into an opulent new home on New York’s Upper West Side with her husband Guy, played by John Cassavetes

When Guy gets closer to the couple’s somewhat unusual neighbors, Rosemary begins to suspect that something sinister is going on These suspicions are only reinforced when she gets pregnant – with Rosemary believing herself to be carrying Satan’s child himself – same – but his attempts to stop a so-called clan only send him deeper into trouble

This is an almost entirely bloodless movie, with the scares coming only from more psychological elements, but more than 50 years after its release it stands as one of the scariest horrors ever made.

Weird, wonderful and extremely scary are just a few of the words that come to mind when I think of Jordan Peele’s Us

Originally staged in two stages – 1986 and modern times – the American horror film tells the story of a family of four led by Black Panther stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke The Wilson are set in a compromising position on a trip to Santa Cruz and must fight for their lives when attacked by their threatening lookalikes

Similar to Peele’s first movie, Get Out starring Daniel Kaluuya, Us is as much a social metaphor for America today as it is a gripping, scary film with a shocking twist at the end that you’ll never see come, We are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!

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