Cinema Obscura’s Best of 2017

Best Record

Eternal Rituals for the
Accretion of Light
Prosthetic Records


Junius Official Website
Junius Facebook

Track of The Year

Clean The Beast
Eternal Rituals for the
Accretion of Light
Prosthetic Records

Best Rap Record

Royce Da 5’9
The Bar Exam 4


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Best Rap Track

Royce Da 5’9
Beats Keep Callin
The Bar Exam 4

Best Film

The Evil Within
Andrew Getty
Vision Films


Best Director – Film

Andrew Getty
The Evil Within
Vision Films

Best Director – TV

David Lynch
Twin Peaks
Season 3

Best Performance in a TV Series or Film

Kyle MacLachlan
Twin Peaks
Season 3


Best Costume Design in a TV series or Film

Nancy Steiner
Twin Peaks
Season 3

Best TV Series

Twin Peaks
Season 3


Best Comedy TV Series

Vice Principals
Season 2


Best Animated TV Series

F Is For Family
Season 2




Cinema Obscura’s Curated Guide to the Best Halloween Movies Streaming

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

Amazon Prime:

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

Hulu Plus:

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


Netflix Review: We Are Still Here (2015) Ted Geoghegan

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

25 Creepy Movies For Halloween You May Not Have Seen

Ti West's The Innkeepers

Ti West’s The Innkeepers

I’ve always had taste for the obscure, and being a fan of horror, I often find myself gravitating towards some of lesser known scary films out there. Every October, it’s my Halloween tradition to have a month long marathon of my favorite scary/horror movies.

This year for Halloween I wanted to make a list and share of some of my favorite creepy movies that are a bit more under the radar than the typical Halloween classics.

So here it is, my Top 25 Creepy Movies For Halloween You May Not Have Seen.
The films are in chronological order, with the year of release, and the name of the Director.

I hope this list inspires some new selections in your own personal Halloween movie marathons and I’m always looking for suggestions, so feel free share your favorite.

Eduardo Sanchez's Altered

Eduardo Sanchez’s Altered

Ryan’s Top 25 Creepy Movies For Halloween
You Might Not Have Seen 
  1. The Changeling (1980) Peter Medak
  2. Strange Invaders (1983) Michael Laughlin
  3. Re-Animator (1985) Stuart Gordon
  4. From Beyond (1986) Stuart Gordon
  5. Night Of The Creeps (1986) Fred Dekker
  6. Monster Squad (1987) Fred Dekker
  7. Nightbreed (1990) Clive Barker
  8. Trauma (1993) Dario Argento
  9. Cronos (1993) Guillermo del Toro
  10. Cube (1997) Vincenzo Natali
  11. Kolobos (1999) Daniel Liatowitsch, David Todd Ocvirk
  12. Session 9 (2001) Brad Anderson
  13. The Devils Backbone (2001) Guillermo del Toro
  14. Bubba-Ho Tep (2002) Don Coscarelli
  15. Undead (2003) The Spierig Brothers
  16. Feast (2005) John Gulager
  17. Jenifer (2005) Dario Argento
  18. Altered (2006) Eduardo Sanchez
  19. Seventh Moon (2008) Eduardo Sanchez
  20. Let The Right One In (2008) Tomas Alfredson
  21. Midnight Meat Train (2008) Ryuhei Kitamura
  22. House of The Devil (2009) Ti West
  23. Lovely Molly (2011) Eduardo Sanchez
  24. The Innkeepers (2011) Ti West
  25. John Dies At The End (2012) Don Coscarelli

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