Lockdown restrictions have eased and nation is ready for a PARTY. But, let’s remember we’re still in a pandemic, and if you’ve chosen a cosy autumn night-in with popcorn, candy and hot chocolate then we have the perfect movie marathon playlist for you. A little bit of black comedy mixed with toe curling scares, there’s something for everybody.
1. Fear Street Triology (2021) — Netflix
After a series of brutal slayings, a teen and her friends take on an evil force that’s plagued their notorious town for centuries.
2. Ghostbusters (1984) — Netflix
Three parapsychologists forced out of their university funding set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in New York City, attracting frightened yet skeptical customers.
3. The Addams Family (1991) & The Addams Family Values (1994) — Netflix
The Addams Family is an American supernatural black comedyfilm based on the characters from the cartoon created by cartoonist Charles Addams.
4. Us (2019) — Amazon Prime
Adelaide Wilson and her family are attacked by mysterious figures dressed in red. Upon closer inspection, the Wilsons realise that the intruders are exact lookalikes of them.
5. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) — Disney Plus
A flat tyre leaves Brad and Janet stranded on a stormy night. They experience strange incidents when they seek shelter in a nearby castle belonging to Frank-N-Furter, an eccentric transvestite.
6. Jeepers Creepers (2001) — Amazon Prime
Darry and Patricia are on their way back home during the spring break. Their journey turns into a nightmare when they cross paths with a flesh-eating creature that is out on a killing spree.
7. Things Heard and Seen (2019) — Netflix
After moving to a small town with her husband, a young artist begins to suspect that their home harbours some dark secrets.
8. The Dead Don’t Die (2019) — Netflix
Centerville, an ordinary and peaceful town, starts experiencing a zombie apocalypse and the townspeople are at a loss as to what to do.
9. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) — Disney Plus
When a family travelling to California is captured by psychotic cannibals, the results of the nuclear tests conducted by the USA, they are forced to fight and survive but the chances look bleak.
10. Hocus Pocus (1993) — Disney Plus
Three witches resurrect after 300 years to exact revenge and begin a reign of terror after Max, a young boy who moves to Salem with his family, lights a cursed Candle of Black Flame.
11. Candyman (1992) — Netflix
For decades, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green were terrorized by a ghost story about a supernatural, hook-handed killer. In present day, an artist begins to explore the macabre history of Candyman, not knowing it would unravel his sanity and unleash a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.
12. Till Death (2021) — Netflix
Emma is stuck in a stale marriage to Mark and is surprised when he whisks her away to their secluded lakehouse for a romantic evening on their 10th anniversary. But everything changes the next morning when she finds herself handcuffed to Mark’s dead body.
13. Scream (1996) — Amazon Prime (free with ads)
A year after Sidney’s mom is murdered, more murders start to occur. She begins to suspect if these murders are related and tries to find the killer as everyone seems to be a suspect.