Don’t be fooled by the premise about a haunted mirror because this is one scary movie. Karen Gillan stars as a woman trying to exonerate her brother for a heinous crime she believes was committed by a supernatural entity that takes root in an antique mirror. There’s gore, ghosts, and some of the best editing in the horror genre to give even the most seasoned horror fans a few frights.
Dan Stevens and Michael Sheen star in this Netflix original thriller about a religious cult on a remote island in 1905. With “Wicker Man” vibes, this thriller slowly ratchets up the scares as it dabbles in the supernatural with shocking results.
‘What We Do In The Shadows’
How about some laughs on Halloween? Vampire mockumentary “What We Do In The Shadows”, starring “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi and “Flight Of The Conchords” star Jemaine Clement, is a hilarious look at the lives of a group of vampire roommates in present-day New Zealand. On top of your run-of-the-mill vampire issues, the group has their own share of domestic problems, including a turf war with local werewolves.
This 1991-set Spanish horror breathes new life into a story about possession. With siblings at its centre, “Veronica” gets truly creepy as it pulls out the Ouija board to conjure a terrifying entity with some really scary results.
‘The Conjuring 2’
Viewers can jump right into “The Conjuring 2” without having seen the first film, with the sequel perhaps even scarier than its sequel. Spiritual mediums Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to England to help a single mom and her four kids fight an evil entity in their house in 1977. The scariest part? It’s based on a true story.
‘The Haunting Of Hill House’
Horror series “The Haunting Of Hill House” packs hours of scares into 10 episodes for the ultimate Halloween binge-watch. Based on the classic story by Shirley Jackson, the series sees a family return to confront the horrors that lie within their home and the truly terrifying things that drove them away from Hill House.
‘Train To Busan’
When a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, one group of commuters must fend for their lives during their morning commute. The award-winning film packs plenty of gore and big scares for a new take on the zombie genre.
What’s Halloween without a few witches? This 1630s New England tale of a family torn apart when their eldest daughter is accused of being a witch earned plenty of praise when it premiered in 2015. Full of witchcraft, black magic, and breakout stars Anya Taylor-Joy and a goat named Black Phillip, “The Witch” conjures up a perfectly creepy tale for All Hallows Eve.
The home invasion horror trope gets taken to the next level in “Hush”. This time round, it’s a deaf writer who must fight for her life in total silence when a masked killer shows up at her door. There’s still plenty of violence and scares but the movie avoids sexualized attacks for moments of sheer terror. It’s a simple concept executed with surprise twists.
Who says love is just for the living? In the ultimate zombie romantic-comedy - or zom-rom-com - Nicholas Hoult stars as a zombie who saves a girl from an attack, leading to a blossoming romance that might just save the entire human race in this horror romance.