The best scary movies to stream in Australia this Halloween
Looking for a monstrously good time this Halloween but don’t want to leave the house? Well, what better way to celebrate this positively ghoulish time of year than to cosy up on the couch (or behind it) and have your own horror movie marathon?
Video streaming services is more popular than ever in Australia, and that means Aussie horror fans now have quick and convenient access to a huge variety of genre favourites and newcomers.
Here are our recommendations for the most frightfully entertaining horror movies currently streaming on Australian SVOD services.
Horror fans know an instant classic when they see one, and writer-director Ari Aster’s debut film Hereditary is exactly that. A film that chills to the bone, Hereditary follows a troubled family that’s haunted by the dark secrets of its own ancestry. Australia’s own Toni Collette gives a revelatory performance as Annie, a mother who’s driven to uncover her family’s cryptic past after an immensely tragic occurrence leaves them devastated. Trust us when we tell you that Hereditary is quite disturbing – there are moments of horror in the film that will leave you utterly speechless, while other scenes lean into truly uncomfortable darkness that’s seldom explored in this type of film. While it can be a tough watch at times, Hereditary is a rewarding and immaculately-crafted horror experience that’s well worth taking.
The remake to the classic splatter flick The Evil Dead, this 2013 version takes the series in an even gorier direction than before. Director Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe) ratchets the tension by leaving out the slapstick comedy that the series ended up embracing from Evil Dead II onwards. Though no one in the cast can fill the Bruce Campbell-sized void left behind by the star’s absence from this particular entry, the film is a slime-covered blast that puts its actors through hell regardless – just the way it should be.
The Cabin in the Woods