Movies have irrevocably changed our relationship to Halloween, and the greatest credit goes to John Carpenter who made the horror movie "Halloween" in 1978. In the following, we bring a few suggestions of what to watch these days, and among the film and series titles are both old and new trump cards of cinema distributors and streaming services.
There is something for everyone's tolerance for violence.
The Spanish slasher horror with the intriguing name "Pig" introduces the abused teenager Sara (Laura Galan), who is a kind of modern Carrie. Her obesity makes her an easy target for mischievous peers, so when her parents hire her to help out at the family's butcher shop in the village, Piggy starts what could be called a revenge slaughterhouse.
The violence in the film (available on the Apple TV+ streaming service) is psychological and physical, and shows that adolescents can be a harsh disruptive factor in an individual's growth. "Piggy" was directed by Carlota Martinez Pereda.
Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities
The Mexican director, who is behind the films "Pan's Labyrinth" and "The Shape of Water", has created eight stories of fear and horror for Netflix.
The charming Guillermo del Toro introduces us to each story of the "Cabinet of Horrors", which are bizarre nightmares that will complete Halloween. The unusual experience of the most anticipated series this year was directed by authors experienced in the horror genre, with the aim of putting all our traditional notions of horror to the test.
The anthology series contains a lot of violence, rating 16, but not so much horror. It's some kind of exotic nightmare filled with demons, occult rituals and tombs.
John Carpenter made the iconic "Halloween" 44 years ago, creating one of the most influential horror films of all time.
The recognizable soundtrack makes every hair stand on end, and for almost half a century, Halloween has been marked by masked, butcher knife-wielding psychopathic killer Michael Myers, who is trying to kill Laurie Strode.
Their struggle created the longest-running and most respected film franchise. In cinemas, as tradition dictates at this time of the year, the title "Halloween Ends", the horror that ends the trilogy of David Gordon Green, started in 2018, and quite possibly the franchise in general.
Werewolf by Night
Here's something for those who like werewolf stories. Disney+ celebrates Halloween with the TV special “Werewolf by Night”. The black and white edition of the Marvel Universe will remind you of Bela Lugosi's films, and the title role is played by the Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal, who we remember from the hit "Amores Perros"
This is the story of a superhero who fights evil using abilities gained from a curse - one carried by his bloodline. Before viewing, make sure that it is not on a full moon night.
The Midnight Club
“The Midnight Club” is director Mike Flanagan's fourth project for Netflix.
Flanagan hit the big time with the 2018 horror film The Haunting of Hill House, which has a high IMDB rating (8.7), and now he takes us to a hospice where terminally ill teenagers form an unusual pact. Whoever dies first sends a message from the afterlife to the others.
For these young people, death is just a rite of passage, and they meet every night in the library where they tell horror stories. "The Midnight Club" entered the Guinness Book of Records for the largest number of shock scenes per episode, and it is interesting that it features actress Heather Langenkamp, ??who we remember from A Nightmare on Elm Street from 1984.