Who needs the traditional much-loved Halloween movies? Not Netflix! This year there is an unsurprisingly small amount of the traditional Halloween Movies. Therefore I scrapped my original plan of ‘My favourite halloween films’. Despite this I was feeling hopeful that there were some hidden gems, so I decided to spend my day binge watching Netflix Halloween movies. This is of course for research purposes only. The things I do for my blog.
Stephen King’s novel Gerald’s Game never received the greatest reviews but the Netflix adaption seems to be making up for that. The film revolve’s around Gerald’s wife Jessie and her fight to avoid becoming dog food after he dies during their middle-of-nowhere retreat. Handcuffed to a bed she drifts in and out of hallucinations and flashbacks as we learn more about her life.
I’m going to admit I skipped the famous scene that apparently ‘made people faint’. I’m not great with blood and I could get the gist of it without seeing her peel apart her hand in HD. That’s the great thing about watching it with Netflix versus watching a film in the cinema (although you can always just cover your eyes.)
They really do make up for the fact that she’s stupid with the incredible writing, but unfortunately she’s still stupid. They do a lovely close up of an iphone, but obviously no one’s taught her about SIRI. It’s a shame, because she probably could have saved her husband…
‘The Mist’ follows a small town who are trying to escape the mysterious mist. The character’s lives intertwine and you slowly learn that their fight for survival can be just as deadly as fears of the unknown. You have the option between the film and the Netflix series. Both are based of the same storyline but if you have the time I would honestly recommend the series.
Scouts Guide to a Zombie Apocalypse
I love zombie movies, especially low budget zombie movies. Unfortunately it’s very possible that teenage boys may have written this movie, but that ofcourse might be your style. A beautiful Zombie acapella arrangement of Britney Spears is a highlight of the film, but closely followed by a fight scene accompanied by Dolly Parton’s 9-5. This won’t be for you if you’re hoping to hide behind your sofa biting your nails. If you want an awful, harmless, attempt at comedy zombie film it’s probably worth your time.
Hallows Eve definitely wins the ‘I’m really not sure I’m supposed to be laughing’ award.
It comes across as a badly acted, badly written comedy. They all die and there’s nothing to suggest you’re meant to be laughing but I just can’t take it seriously. It’s worth watching if you’re used to low budget films, plus the ending was a lot better than expected.
Have you watched any of these films? Have you seen any other Netflix Halloween movies worth watching? I’m always on the look out for something to watch so send me some of your suggestions!