Your Guide To Streaming Horror This Halloween
Halloweenuary (remember? We changed the names of the months because of obvious reasons?) is my favorite month, and not just because it's where my birthday is. It's also because much like its new name, Halloween happens. Cable networks and all my streaming services go all in on horror programming. The fine folks at the recently resurrected Fangoria put together this handy guide to ALL of the streaming options that will be introduced this month, but some key things to watch:
Before I get into their TV Shows, Netflix does have a deep selection of horror films, and one of the best is on there. The South Korean zombie film Train To Busan. If you like zombie films, that's a must see. Otherwise TV shows are the highlight of Netflix this season. You've got their standards, Stranger Things and Black Mirror, but you're getting premieres of The Haunting of Hill House, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and baking show The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell.
Hulu has a great grab bag of both TV and Movies in their library worth checking out, including X-Files and the Rec franchise, but more interestingly is the inaugural Huluween Film Festival, featuring short films from up-and-coming filmmakers. I saw it when browsing Hulu for something to watch, and will definitely be sitting down with it this weekend.
To my knowledge, Amazon Prime doesn't have anything new or specific or special coming out this month. But much like both Hulu and Netflix, they have a solid library worth checking out.
Really, Shudder is just a quality service to have if you're a horror fan in general. It's geared specifically to horror films, and while their bread and butter is in the fun/slightly-campy horror, they have several Alfred Hitchcock classics, a great selection of foreign horror like France's High Tension or South Korea's The Host, classics like the original Evil Dead, Halloween, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and some new favorites of mine like Southbound, Mayhem, and Better Watch Out.