Celebrate this Halloween with Foxtel’s specially curated spine-tingling Halloween Horrorfest movies collection, currently available to watch on demand. Settle in for dark nights of nail-biting terror.
Here are 10 of the best featuring the latest in cutting edge horror and cult classics guaranteed to scare you.
THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020)
Elizabeth Moss stars in this terrifying remake of the classic H.G. Wells tale directed by Australian Leigh Whannell. Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship, Cecilia Kass escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding. But when Cecilia’s abusive ex commits suicide, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
“He said that wherever I went, he would find me, walk right up to me, and I wouldn’t be able to see him.” – Cecilia
BLACK CHRISTMAS (2019)
The new remake of the 1974 slasher film Black Christmas is set during the holiday season on the campus of Hawthorne College; this thriller follows a group of sorority girls who find themselves stalked by a mysterious masked killer.
“There’s someone in the house” – Riley
THE GRUDGE (2020)
Supernatural horror The Grudge follows recently widowed Detective Muldoon who is handed a murder investigation and realises that the murder site is a cursed house. As a result, she decides to break the curse, fearing for her and her son’s safety.
“I think something followed me home” – Detective Muldoon
IT: CHAPTER TWO (2019)
Based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King, IT Chapter Two was an instant box office smash earning nearly $100 million in its opening weekend. 27 years after their terrifying run-in with Pennywise, the Losers Club get the dreaded call the return to Derry and finish what they started.
“You know what they say about Derry, no one who dies here ever really dies” – Mrs Kersch
CHILD’S PLAY (2019)
From the producers of IT comes this reboot of 1988 cult slasher film of the same name and featuring killer doll “Chucky” voiced by Mark Hamill. Karen, a single mother gifts her son Andy a Buddi doll, completely unaware of its more sinister nature.
“If they don’t let us play, they all go away” – Chucky
PET SEMATARY (2019)
This is a haunting remake of Stephen King’s most disturbing story about a family who bury their pet cat in a nearby cemetery, setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.
“They don’t come back the same” – Jud (family neighbour).
THE EXORCIST (1973)
In one of the most frightening films ever made, cult horror The Exorcist has been terrifying viewers for almost half a century. Two priests administer the rites of satanic exorcism on a girl Regan, possessed by an evil spirit.
“Mother, what’s wrong with me?” – Regan
Starring Australia’s Rose Byrne this is the chilling story of Josh and Renai who move to a new house to seek a fresh start. However, when their son, Dalton mysteriously falls into a coma, paranormal events start occurring in the house.
“Last night I watched myself sleep…and then I flew away” – Dalton
THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (2005)
One of the all-time great haunted house movies this 1970’s horror hit was resurrected in 2005 starring Australia’s Melissa George as Kathy Lutz. With demonic visions of the dead and relentless screams of fear, a family is terrorised after moving in to a home that was previously the site of a gruesome mass murder.
“Home, sweet, home” – George Lutz
Widely recognised as a cult classic and one of the scariest films ever made, Poltergeist co-produced and co-written by Stephen Spielberg follows a Californian couple who are swept up in a wave of horror after sinister spirits invade their home and kidnap their young daughter.
“They’re here!” – Carol Anne
Foxtel’s Halloween Horrorfest collection features many more terrifying movies including, The Conjuring, Annabelle Comes Home, The Curse of the Weeping Woman, Brightburn, The Omen, The Shining, Psycho (1960), Carrie (1976), The Evil Dead, The Omen (2006), Let Me In, Alien, Species, Event Horizon, Pitch Black, The Thing (1982), Attack The Block, Insidious: Chapter 2 all available to watch on demand.