Five Horror Films to Watch This Halloween Weekend

Will you stick with the classics or dare to try something else?

Josie Klakström
Cinemania

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Photo by Joel Muniz on Unsplash

The week leading up to Halloween is that turning point of autumn into the darker depths of welcoming winter. During those seven days, adults and children across the country try to fit in as many Halloween and horror films as possible. However, going down the well-beaten track of classics like Halloween, Friday the 13th, and the Hammer boxsets can get a little repetitive. So, here are five films you should consider streaming this year for spooky Halloween.

1. Audition, or Ōdishon (1999)

Audition via Omega Project

This Japanese masterpiece will be found on my ‘underrated horror film’ lists, but it truly is superb. Shot in less than a month, this small cast movie follows a man looking for love in all the wrong places.

When Shigeharu’s son suggests he find himself a new wife, the widower and his film producer friend embark on a fake audition process to find someone new. When Asami arrives, she captivates Shigeharu, and despite none of her references checking out, the pair begin to spend more time together.

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Josie Klakström
Cinemania

Josie is a freelance journo who writes about writing, true crime, culture and marketing. www.truecrimeedition.com