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Horror Movies to Binge-Watch this Spooky Season Here on the Suncoast

| Angela Naff |

Tomorrow is Halloween and the end of the spookiest month of the year. We have compiled a list of amazing horror movies, old and new, to binge-watch during the tail end of this spooky season. From old black and white to currently gore-filled offerings, horror is definitely a genre that has stood the test of time in Hollywood. If you are a horror-loving movie watcher, take a look at this wonderful list of options.

Aftermath (2021) – In Aftermath, director Peter Engert paints a desolate picture of survival in a world swallowed by the shadows of cataclysm. Bringing together a cast that vividly portrays the remnants of humanity, the film crafts a tale woven with the threads of despair and the darkness of moral ambiguities. Herein, the screen becomes a window to a realm where the aftermath of destruction breathes life into a new era of terror. 

Freaks (1932) – One of the most notorious movies ever made, Freaks is, as the title suggests, a movie about sideshow performers — and specifically what happens when those performers set out for revenge when one of their own is harmed. Director Tod Browning (best known today for Dracula) took the whole thing a step further by casting real sideshow performers with physical deformities, and the result is … well, it’s an uncomfortable watch for many reasons. 

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Scream (1996) – Scream’s opening scene is incredibly strong and scary, instantly grabbing the audience by the throat. Watching a high school girl (Drew Barrymore) get a series of increasingly ominous phone calls, we (and she) begin to realize just how vulnerable she is. And that’s when the guy with the ghost-faced mask shows up.

Hereditary (2018) – a dark family drama about the nature of grief couched within a supernatural horror film. Toni Collette earned a spot in the pantheon of great Oscar snubs with her slowly-ratcheted-up-to-11 performance as bedeviled mother Annie, with a movie shock you will not soon forget.

The Menu (2022) – Starring Ralph Fiennes and Anya Taylor-Joy, fine dining has never been more terrifying than in “The Menu,” a horror movie and dark comedy that explores just how far a chef is willing to go to prepare a one-of-a-kind meal.

So, how many of the movies have you seen? Are you someone who likes strong, suspenseful storylines or seat-jumping gore flicks? This season, spooky movies can add additional spine-tingling mood enhancement to the season of creepy crawly. As we now finish out this season and move further into fall and Thanksgiving, we hope these movies add to the end of this awesome season!

Happy Horror Movie binge-watching, Suncoast!

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