Halloween is approaching in late October, so the whole month has always been used as an excuse for horror fans to put up with their passion for horror movies.
New horror movies have traditionally been slaughtered for release in October, and now that theaters are still rising from the lockout, many streaming services have to hold on to the fortress and quench our endless thirst for new horror movies.
Amazon Prime has a package deal with the upcoming Blumhouse: two movies (Bingo Hell and Black As Night) were released last week and two more are coming this week (The Manor and Madres) as part of their second annual Welcome release. In the horror anthology, The Blumhouse featured in the format of Amazon Prime Originals, and on October 16, Peacock broadcasts the most popular title of the month – Halloween Kills.
Shudder, of course, has a whole list of new and old movies planned for the month, the most interesting of which is I just released V / H / S / 94 (which I don’t have time to watch yet) and the Thai film The Medium is scheduled for release on October 14th.
And of course, the world’s leading streaming platform, Netflix, will have its own list of new and exclusive horror content for its subscribers this month, and most of it will arrive in late September so we can spend early October. enjoy most, if not all.
Here are some of the ones I was able to check.
Horror filmmaker Mike Flanagan (from Haunting of Hill House and Doctor Sleep) returns with this series of seven episodes, which has produced very polarizing reactions with very few intermediate reactions.
Since I’ve been a Flanagan champion since his little indie horror film The Oculus struck me with his fears, emotions, and abilities in 2014, I have nothing but love for this new series.
Sounds like a deeply Catholic version of Lot of Salem, it’s a whole new excerpt from vampire movies. Flanagan wants to focus (and the public) attention on the many different ways people use and let religion into their lives.
Yes, there is a vampire (and ultimately vampires) involved, so this is a terrible part of the whole series, but the real evil and fear here do not come from supernatural sources, but from the deepest and darkest corners of our hearts.
The internet discussion around the performance focuses on more or less shockingly long monologues that include every protagonist we usually get for one or two episodes, and skeptics point them out as weaknesses and the masters praise them for exactly what they did. this performance is special.
It is clear to me that these “monologues” are intentional of the director, for, according to the whole Catholic theme of the series, it is a kind of “confession” of the characters in which they try to be forgiven. their sins.
Whether these sins are forgiven and what they are trying to do to atone for their sins is part of the rich picture that is woven over these seven episodes.
So if you forgive the slow burn in the first two episodes, you will be rewarded with punishment, rage, and ultimately a wonderful experience.
No One Gets Out Alive
Also released in late September, No One Gets Out Alive is a meaningful, reasonably stressful, but ultimately average exercise that tries to breathe life into the Haunted House horror genre while avoiding social problems such as immigration.
The film begins with an undocumented immigrant realizing he is not alone in his dirty apartment and facing his death soon after.
We then find ourselves in front of another illegal immigrant, Ambar, who ends up in the same boarding school we saw earlier and faces the same threats as the previous and unnamed victim.
The realistic immigration section of the film was done quite well, which allowed us to look at the trials and tribulations they face on a daily basis in an engaging way that makes the film interesting enough to watch.
But it’s because of the supernatural parts and fears that the film simply can’t pick up enough personality to remember you, which makes for a tolerable waste of time if you need something to consume 90 minutes of time.
Last year’s excellent house would be a much better choice if you were to see something like this.
There’s Someone Inside Your House
When I found out that this modern slasher has been photographed by no one but Patrick Bryce (from Creep), I was definitely excited, but apart from the miraculous bloody murders, there really isn’t much that even the toughest slasher has in their hands. . the fan is excited.
A mix of Black Christmas (Blumhouse version), Hazel and the pretty clear I Know What You Do Last Summer song, this is a typical 90s teen slasher complemented by Z-generation characters.
Yes, progress happens when the protagonists are comprehensive enough to include a non-binary protagonist, several 20-year-olds, a colorful and gay soccer player, but when it’s all just in the service of another disguised killer story (this time killing children with “secrets”) running around town, killing people, executed so softly that there are times when all this is not even a concern, one has to think about whether a “moment of a moment” is enough for a film to exist.