It's almost Halloween and the best way to ignore the trick-or-treaters banging at your door is to settle in, turn the volume up and play a few spooky films. Here are some of the best horror films you can find currently screaming on Australian subscription services.
IMBD: "A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother."
IMBD: "When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back."
IMBD: "A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar."
The Wicker Man
IMBD: "A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community."
Note: This film may not be Great but it is Cage at his Nicholas Cagey best
IMBD: "While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests."
Under The Shadow
IMBD: "As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home."
IMBD: "A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her."
Train To Busan
IMBD: "While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan."
IMBD: "Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives."
More 'thriller' than horror, but a fantastic spooky film nonetheless.
IMBD: "A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it."
IMBD: "A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives."
IMBD: "A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession."
IMBD: "A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators."
IMBD: "Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems."
Hide and Seek
IMBD: "As a widower tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide, his daughter finds solace — at first — in her imaginary friend."
IMBD: "A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come."
Nothing has terrified me more than the scene at the kids birthday party.
Nightmare on Elm Street
IMBD: "Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep."
I Know What You Did Last Summer
IMBD: "After a nasty accident, four friends begin to drift apart. One year later Julie James gets a anonymous message and then a slicker wearing, hook wielding killer begins to rip apart her life."
IMBD: "Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer."
I've seen better acting but a great twist props this one up.
IMBD: "A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight."
Dawn of the Dead
IMBD: "A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall."
The Cabin In The Woods
IMBD: "Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods."
IMBD: "A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game."
IMBD: "A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer."
IMBD: "Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border."
IMBD: "A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches."
IMBD: "Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s."
IMBD: "Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin."
Silence of the Lambs
IMBD: "A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims."
IMBD: "Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are befriended by a local who turns out to be a sadistic psychopath and will plunge them into a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture."
IMBD: "A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend."
Honourable Mention: What We Do In The Shadows
IMBD: "A documentary team films the lives of a group of vampires for a few months. The vampires share a house in Wellington, New Zealand. Turns out vampires have their own domestic problems too."