Do you feel bored and have nothing to do during this Halloween? In this pandemic, we have to find something fun to do while staying inside. Here, we have 5 movies recommendation that will match your need for terror (or fun!). The list is created by Sub-Basement Studio.
Classics are classics for a reason, and Beetlejuice is no exception. Tim Burton’s second feature film is just as strange and unusual as his later films, but with the added charm of the director still finding his voice. Featuring a star-studded cast that includes Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, and Alec Baldwin, the film is a whirlwind look into the inner workings of the world of the undead. Grab your copy of the Handbook for the Recently Deceased and say “Beetleguise” three times to get the show started! (Available to rent on Amazon Prime)
A visually stunning bloodfest, Suspiria has been a cult favorite among horror fans for decades. Italian horror maestro Dario Argento crafts a story of a German ballet academy with sinister undertones, uncovered by new arrival Suzy Bannion. The film’s use of bright, saturated colors makes it impossible to look away, even at its most gruesome moments. If you like witches, elaborate set design, and unusual musical scores, then you’ll love Suspiria! (Streaming for free on Tubi)
American horror pioneer Wes Craven masterfully combines a teen slasher story with self-referential meta-commentary on the horror genre in this classic. The film plays with conventions of the horror genre while simultaneously poking fun at them, leading to a rich subtext about the genre as a whole. The film is beloved by many horror enthusiasts, spawning a series of five sequels (so far), though none can hold up to the original introduction of the iconic Ghostface. With its mix of pithy late 1990s one-liners and gruesome slashing, Scream left its mark on the 9horror genre and continues to be a fan favorite. (Available to stream on AMC+)
From the opening moments of the film, as a haunting lullaby plays, it is obvious that something sinister is afoot. At its heart, Rosemary’s Baby is a tale of manipulation and deception, concepts much more terrifying than any satanic rituals taking place next door. The story follows Guy and Rosemary Woodhouse, a young couple looking to start a family who moves into an old, ornate New York City apartment and finds themselves surrounded by strange older neighbors. As they begin to develop relationships with these neighbors, their lives are shifted, Rosemary’s in particular, as she is chosen to be the carrier of a very special baby. (Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video)
Few films have made such good use of the mockumentary as What We Do in the Shadows. The film follows the lives of four vampire roommates living in New Zealand and the daily hijinks they get into. Created by Jeamine Clement of Flight of the Conchords fame and Taika Waititi of Jojo Rabbit fame, the film is hilarious, especially considering most of the dialogue and action was improvised by the core cast. The film also spawned a TV show of the same name that follows vampire roommates living in Staten Island. With Clement and Waititi serving as the showrunners, the show maintains the same tone as the film and is just as recommended. Dive into the previously unknown culture of Kiwi vampires and you’ll find that vampires are just like us! (Movie available to rent on Amazon Prime, show streaming on Hulu)