For lovers of horror films, the likes of ‘Terrifier’, ‘Hellraiser’, among others are films to watch on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in this month of October.
If you are a not for the faint of heart, this hack-tastic bloodbath movies will leave you squirming in your seat.
Here are ten movies that will be aired before the end of the month.
This gory, supernatural slasher is the full length film debut of director Damien Leone’s original killer clown character Art. Art first appeared in the short film anthology “All Hallows Eve,” but in Leon’s latest horror entry, the black and white painted clown reaches new levels of gore, coating the screen in blood, guts and severed heads.
Horror legend Clive Barker wrote and directed this classic, which set off a massive franchise spanning more than six sequels. When Frank Cotton (Sean Chapman) buys and solves a mysterious puzzle box, he accidentally opens a portal to a different dimension where sadomasochistic beings called cenobites reside. Although terrifying in appearance, the cenobites are quite articulate, bringing a new flavor to the typical horror film villain and creating a rich horror universe with dynamic characters and some gory scenes to boot.
‘Train to Busan’
This unexpected zombie hit broke records when it debuted in theaters, becoming the first Korean film of 2016 to reach 10 million theatergoers. After a zombie apocalypse breaks out across Korea, passengers must fight for survival aboard a high speed train filled with bloodthirsty zombies in every car. The claustrophobic atmosphere breathes new life into the zombie genre and will certainly have viewers clinging to their seats in anticipation.
Fans of the outdoors may be wary of this film, which follows four friends as they embark on a mountainous hike through Sweden. In typical horror film fashion, they aren’t the only things hiking in the woods, resulting in a terrifying encounter with a mysterious, mythological beast. Based on the 2011 novel of the same name, this horror flick takes a new look at the monster movie with some exciting tinges of Swedish mythology and cultish rituals.
Director Leigh Janiak makes her feature film directorial debut with this science fiction take on the cabin in the woods trope. After Bea (Rose Leslie) and Paul (Harry Treadaway) decide to spend their honeymoon in a secluded cabin, Bea begins exhibiting strange behavior after going missing in the woods. “Honeymoon” packs slow-building horror into a small cabin of newlywed terror as Paul desperately tries to understand what happened to his wife.
‘Tucker & Dale vs. Evil’
In perhaps one of the most convoluted misunderstandings in horror film history, this horror-comedy follows two goofy hillbillies who accidentally take on the mantle of homicidal killers after a series of accidental deaths in the woods where they live. Although not the most terrifying horror movie to grace the big screen, “Tucker & Dale vs. Evil” will make you laugh in between some pretty gruesome murders and surprising jump-scares.
‘The Girl with All the Gifts’
After humanity has been ravaged by a deadly fungal disease that turns people into flesh-eating zombies, it has no choice but to work on educating a second-generation of hybrid human-zombies who were discovered after they burrowed out of their mothers’ wombs. Although the premise of “The Girl with All the Gifts” seems a bit absurd, its combination of a young female-lead with the macabre surroundings creates a fascinating film with some solid scares thrown in for good measure.
Horror villains almost always possess some dark backstory driving their latest murderous rampage or psychotic break, but in “The Strangers” the absence of backstory is actually what makes it so terrifying. When James Hoyt (Scott Speedman) and Kristen McKay (Liv Tyler) return home from a night out, they have no reason to suspect that the night of terror is about to befall them. What follows is a bone-chilling look at a group of masked murderers who go on to terrorize the young couple for seemingly no reason.
‘The Town that Dreaded Sundown’
This meta-sequel to the 1976 film of the same name is another strong addition to the slasher genre, drawing inspiration from the true story of the Phantom Killer who terrorized Texarkana, Texas in 1946. Fans of slashers should enjoy the killer’s murderous rampage, which results in what basically amounts to “Scream” set in the south.
‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter’
Emma Roberts stars in this devil-worship film that focuses more on atmosphere and slow-building terror than jump-scares and paranormal events. Set in a Catholic boarding school in upstate New York, the film follows a young Rose (Lucy Boynton) who is understandably upset after her parents fail to pick her up for the school break. What follows is a surprising bloodbath as Rose, seemingly influenced by the devil, goes on a murderous rampage with a surprise twist at the end.