It’s October 1st, which means our annual month long Halloween movie marathon is about to kick off tonight.
This year I decided I would make curated lists of the best Halloween movies on the top 3 streaming platforms: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu Plus. And as a bonus, I’ve added a list of 5 Halloween movies you can stream free on Crackle!
I have included horror classics as well as some more recent scary films that are sure to add to your Halloween horror movie marathon repertoire. If you want to view a trailer for a film, just click on the title.
I hope this guide enhances your Halloween streaming!
Cinema Obscura’s Guide to the Best Halloween Movies Streaming
The Babadook (2014) Jennifer Kent
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) Robert Rodriguez
The Invitation (2015) Karyn Kusama
John Dies at the End (2012) Don Coscarelli
Nightbreed (1990) Clive Barker
Re-Animator (1985) Stuart Gordon
The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014) Adam Robitel
VHS (2012) (Anthology, see IMDb)
We Are Still Here (2015) Ted Geoghan
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) Wes Craven
An American Werewolf in London (1981) John Landis
Carrie (1976) Brian De Palma
Goodnight Mommy (2014) Severin Fiala, Veronica Franz
Let The Right One in (2008) Tomas Alfredson
The Mist (2007) Frank Darabont
Night of the Living Dead (Digitally Remastered) (1968) George Romero
Rosemary’s Baby (1968) Roman Polanski
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Under The Skin (2013) Johnathan Glaser
The Witch (2015) Robert Eggers
The Amityville Horror (1979) Stuart Rosenberg
Day of the Dead (1985) George Romero
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) Tony Randel
Hellraiser (1987) Clive Barker
The Hills Have Eyes (1977) Wes Craven
House of the Devil (2009) Ti West
The Innkeepers (2011) Ti West
Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1978) Phillip Kaufman
The Others (2001) Alejandro Amenábar
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Tobe Hooper
The Blob (1988) Chuck Russell
Christine (1983) John Carpenter
Insidious (2010) James Wan
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) Tobe Hooper
The Thing (1982) John Carpenter
I was eager to check out the 2015 indie horror film We Are Still Here despite some negative reviews and low ratings, and I was pleasantly surprised. We Are Still Here is a solid modern horror film that is dark, creepy, minimal, and a step above the majority of the newer horror titles currently streaming on Netflix.
We Are Still Here immediately establishes a creepy mood and builds the feeling of dread throughout the film. Director Ted Geoghegan did a lot with a little. It is nicely shot and a very simple but effective New England horror film that doesn’t explain too much and keeps thing ambiguous, which only lends to the creepiness.
Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator) gives a great performance as Anne Sacchetti, the grieving main character, and the supporting cast is simple but effective. The house is very creepy with an equally terrifying cellar, and the monster design is effective, fresh, and original.
Though there are some subtle digital effects on the monsters, the horror FX were virtually all in camera, which was another positive aspect of this film. No horrible obvious CGI to take you out of the film. The simple, practical approach to the monsters really kept the supernatural horror rooted in reality.
We Are Still Here is a simple, creepy modern horror film made with the influence of the great 70’s and 80’s horror classics, and is a solid choice if you are looking for a decent new creepy horror film on Netflix.
Netflix Review: We Are Still Here (2015) Ted Geoghegan Rating: 3-5
Mansfield Drive-In Theatre: Mansfield Center, CT
Pleasant Valley Drive-In: Barkhamstead, CT
Southington Drive-In Theatre: Plantsville, CT
Mendon Drive-In: Mendon, MA
Leiscester Triple Drive-In Theatre: Leicester, MA
Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre: Wellfleet, MA
Milford Drive-In: Milford, NH
Northfield Drive-In: Hinsdale, NH
Northern Nights Drive-In: Lancaster, NH
Weirs Drive-In Theater: Laconia, NH
Miami, Florida— On the heels of spelling “United States” wrong in a letter to the Alaska Republican party, former Republican Presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio is now being criticized for spelling “Florida” as “Flo Rida” in official government documents after recently becoming a fan of the sunshine state hip hop artist.
Rubio dismissed the criticism saying “Look, when I actually do go to work, things can get a bit dull in the Senate, so I was just trying drop a little flavor and make things a bit more gangsta up in the chamber.”
Rubio recently met the Carol City rapper when he performed at fundraiser for his campaign and the two hit it off. “His performance was mesmorizing. I went home and listened to his whole catalog in one sitting that night and I was just blown away.” Rubio raved.
“I’d have to say my favorite song is probably “Sweet Spot” featuring J Lo. It just speaks to me in a profound way that I can’t describe in words. I play the song at full volume on my Bose Wave Radio and it takes me to another place.”
“Before I met Flo Rida, I had been driving around for the last ten years just listening to 50 Cent “Da Club” over, and over, and over again, so Flo Rida’s music has opened up a whole new world to me.”
Rubio has agreed to stop using the alternate spelling on official government documents, but says he will continue to use it when practicing law and in his private affairs.
Photo by: Gage Skidmore
Queens, NY— People are calling for Republican candidate John Kasich to drop out of the Presidential race after footage surfaced showing him eating pizza with a knife and fork in an Italian pizzeria in Queens.
“You can’t eat pizza like that in Queens. It’s an abomination! It may even be illegal, and if it isn’t, it should be.” said enraged NY pizzeria owner Mario Vincenzo after seeing the video. “Did you see what he did to that slice? Maddona Mia! It was perverse. I can’t even watch the video, it’s making me sick. Please turn it off.”
Vincenzo added “Do we really want someone who eats pizza like that in charge of the free world? I just can’t see hardcore New Yorker’s voting for someone who would defile a beautiful NY slice in such a manner.”
Kasich tried to defend his etiquette, explaining there were extenuating circumstances. “The pizza was scalding hot so I ate my first bite with a knife and fork, and ate the rest with my hands.”
When criticized about the incident by a reporter, Kasich retorted “I was eating pizza before you were born,” and added “the fact that you only showed the beginning of the video with me using utensils on the first bite and not the full video of me eating the rest of the slice with my hands is just irresponsible, dirty journalism.”
As a result of the incident, which has been dubbed “Slicegate,” Kasich’s poll numbers are plummeting in NY, and his campaign is scrambling to do damage control and restore confidence in Kasich with the people of New York before the New York primary, which is just weeks away.
Portland, Oregon— The nation has been captivated by the bird that landed on Senator Bernie Sanders podium Thursday at a rally in Portland , but further investigation suggests the bird may have been a Hillary Clinton spy drone disguised as a bird and sent to gather intelligence.
“I thought I was having a legitimate moment with a real bird.” said Sanders after the rally “but now, it looks like it may have been a spy drone in birds clothing, like that mechanical owl from Clash of the Titans.”
When asked how the drone theory emerged, Sanders said he couldn’t say much because it was an ongoing investigation, but he told us that his secret service tracked the bird after it flew from the podium to an alley behind the rally where it landed on the wrist of someone later identified as a Hillary Clinton aide.
The Clinton aide and bird were seen being spirited away in a black SUV with tinted windows. We reached out to Clinton and her campaign manager, but they declined to comment on the incident.
Keene, NH— At a rally today in Keene, New Hampshire, Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he would not rule out using Old Man Strength against ISIS or any other foreign threat.
“When dealing with foreign policy, I have to utilize all the tools at my disposal. Nothing should be off the table,” said Sanders.
“Put me in the bay of a B-52, fly me over a foreign country, and broadcast me over the bullhorn. I’ll show you curmudgeon-grade mushroom clouds the likes of which you have never seen.”
Senator Sanders also added that “the radioactive half-life of Old Man Strength is drastically less than the radiation associated with nuclear weapons. It’s the greener option, and being from Vermont, nature and the environment are very important to me, so I will go with the greener solution when at all possible when dealing with these issues.”
When asked about the last time he had to utilize his Old Man Strength, Sanders answered “It was this past Thanksgiving, opening a jar of Vlasic Gherkin Pickles for the holiday spread. The cap was giving me trouble, so I fired off the Old Man Strength like a nitrous oxide tank, and completely devastated that lid. And I will use that same power on any foreign entity that threatens our great country.”