Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s no better time to indulge in some spine-tingling entertainment. Members of The Fat Girls Travelling community have shared their favorite Halloween entertainment recommendations including series, and even a podcast. So grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and get ready for a Halloween binge-watch that’ll send shivers down your spine!
The Ritual: Is a suspense-filled cinematic journey that seamlessly blends horror and suspense. Join a group of friends as they venture into the eerie Swedish wilderness, where an unspeakable evil lurks, keeping you at the edge of your seat throughout.
The Haunting of Hill House: Prepare for a spine-tingling experience with “The Haunting of Hill House.” This gripping Netflix series offers captivating storytelling that oscillates between past and present, delving into the harrowing secrets of a traumatized family and the malevolent house they once called home.
Midnight Mass: Sink your teeth into “Midnight Mass,” a supernatural Netflix story that leaves you craving more. Uncover the enigmatic events on a remote island, where a charismatic priest brings miracles and mysterious occurrences, blurring the lines between faith and fear.
Stranger Things: Is the perfect Halloween treat, with its supernatural and nostalgic ’80s vibes. Join a group of friends as they confront government conspiracies and otherworldly creatures in a small town. It’s a captivating blend of nostalgia, intrigue, and supernatural phenomena, making it an irresistible choice for Halloween enthusiasts.
Sleepy Hollow: A visually stunning and darkly atmospheric film directed by Tim Burton. Released in 1999, it offers a unique take on Washington Irving’s classic short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Silent Hill: A terrifying journey into the fog-shrouded town of Silent Hill, where a mother’s search for her lost daughter leads to a nightmarish world filled with grotesque creatures and dark secrets. This film captures the essence of psychological horror and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Get Out: “Get Out” is a groundbreaking horror-thriller that delves into deep-seated racial tensions. When a young Black man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he uncovers disturbing secrets that plunge him into a nightmarish and suspenseful ordeal. This thought-provoking film masterfully combines horror with social commentary.
Hereditary: Is a slow-burning psychological horror film that explores the unraveling of a family’s dark secrets after the death of their secretive grandmother. This meticulously crafted film delivers exceptional performances and a sense of unrelenting dread that lingers long after the credits roll.
Castlevania: An animated series that weaves a dark tale of vampires, demon hunters, and a world teetering on the brink of destruction. With rich storytelling, complex characters, and stunning animation, it’s a compelling choice for those who love the dark and gothic side of horror.
Midsommar: A mesmerizing and horrifying exploration of cult rituals and traditions as a group of friends becomes entangled in a Swedish midsummer celebration that takes a sinister turn. With stunning visuals and a disturbingly immersive atmosphere, it’s a favorite among those who appreciate unconventional and deeply unsettling horror experiences and is considered Florence Pugh’s breakout role.
For those who prefer lighter Halloween fare:
What We Do In The Shadows: “What We Do In The Shadows” is a hilarious mockumentary that takes you inside the lives of four vampire roommates. With witty humor and absurd situations, this film is a must-watch for those who appreciate a fresh and comical take on the supernatural.
The Worst Witch: A campy classic you may enjoy on YouTube, with a claim that it might have inspired elements of “Harry Potter.”
Hocus Pocus: “Hocus Pocus” is the ultimate Halloween classic filled with witches, magic, and laughter. When three witches return to Salem on Halloween night, it’s up to a group of kids and a talking cat to thwart their wicked plans.
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a visually enchanting film that straddles the line between Halloween and Christmas, following the Pumpkin King’s quest to understand the magic of Christmas. It’s a delightful choice for those who want a whimsical blend of both holidays.
Old Gods of Appalachia: For those who prefer audio scares, “Old Gods of Appalachia” promises spooky and spectacular storytelling.
Prepare for a Spine-Tingling Halloween Season
With this diverse list of spine-chilling movies, series, and even a podcast, you’re sure to have a thrilling and chilling Halloween season. Whether you’re a horror enthusiast or prefer a lighter, spooky atmosphere, these recommendations have got you covered. If you’re also looking for more literary ways to get in the spooky mood, check out our blog post on 4 recommended horror books. Get ready to be thrilled, chilled, and thoroughly entertained!