It’s almost time for that most sacred day: Halloween is nearly upon us. Therefore, it’s more important than ever to get our movie watchlist in order. This week, we have some amazing indie showcases for you, as well as some Triple-A hits that have finally made it to streaming. Make sure to clear your calendar; there’s a lot to watch this week.
The Exorcist: Believer-October 24th-PVOD
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This movie might not have been a hit with critics, but that doesn’t mean die-hard horror fans won’t watch it anyway. It features a cameo by Linda Blair (The Exorcist) as Regan, and that’s good enough for me.
At any rate, it’s always good to check out what new special effects the Triple-A studios have managed to come up with this year. In the long run, horror fans will be the ones to ultimately decide whether this is a good flick or not. Make sure to stream The Exorcist: Believer on October 24th, via VOD.
The Royal Hotel-October 24th-VOD
Who doesn’t love a good slow burn thriller about power dynamics and feminine rage? The Royal Hotel looks to be a masterclass in building tension and subverting audience expectations. Not only that but anything set in Australia is bound to be horrific.
The Royal Hotel‘s main draw is the acting prowess of its two lead stars. Julia Garner (Ozark), and Jessica Henwick (Glass Onion) bring a chemistry to the set that raises this film to a higher level. If you want to be kept at the edge of your seat, go stream The Royal Hotel on October 24th, via VOD.
Sister Death-October 27th_Netflix
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We have seen a huge rise in Catholic horror in the past decade, and Netflix has once again gone back to that well for inspiration. Sister Death is the prequel to the Netflix hit Veronica, which was loosely based on a young girl’s death after using an Ouija board.
Now, some people may find horror that is based on real events to be crude and callous. But I am not here to judge the ethical merits of horror films. If you want to make that call for yourself, stream Sister Death on October 27th, via Netflix.
Suitable Flesh-October 27th-VOD
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Gods do I love cosmic horror. H.P. Lovecraft may be a problematic figure, but there’s no denying the influence of his work on the world of horror. Suitable Flesh is the best Lovecraft adaptation we’ve seen in decades.”
This wacky, sexy, and kinky horror film has been making a huge impact during its run at the indie circuit and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. If you want to see what true mind bending cosmic horror looks like, go stream Suitable Flesh on October 27, via VOD.
Five Nights at Freddy’s-October 27th-Peacock
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The good people over at Peacock are releasing Five Nights at Freddy’s for home streaming on the same day of its theatrical release. What started as a mobile game has spawned into something so much bigger.
A simple YouTube search will provide fans with hundreds of hours of videos attempting to break down the lore of this iconic game. Fans have been salivating with expectations over this release. Will it live up to the fan’s dreams? Stream FNAF on October 27th to find out.
The Hive-October 27th-VOD
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The trailer for this film looks like an uncanny valley filled fever dream. And that immediately puts it at the top of my watchlist this week. This is the debut film for writer/ director Jared Allmond.
The Hive doesn’t give viewers much direction as to what the film is about and that’s honestly refreshing to see. If you want to find out for yourself, go stream The Hive on October 27th, via VOD.
When Evil Lurks-October 27th-VOD
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“Elevated Horror” gets a bad rap for trying to separate itself from the mainstream. But there is something special about films that come from studios like A24. When Evil Lurks looks to be one of the best entries into this subgenre that we have seen in some time.
This international film made a huge splash at the IFF and fans have been eagerly awaiting its VOD release. If you want to see what all the hype is about, stream When Evil Lurks on October 27th via VOD.