7 Films That Will Get You In The Mood For Halloween 2020

With the last hot day of the year behind us now, it’s well and truly time to wave goodbye to summer and welcome autumn with open arms. There’s nothing quite like spooky season to get you geared up for cosy days indoors, all things pumpkin and sweater weather – so, why not kick things off with a Halloween-themed movie marathon early this year? To help you get started, we collated a mix of true classics and brand new releases – ranging from horror to non-spooky autumn romance – you should watch now…

1. Practical Magic (1998)

Practical Magic is the perfect film to kick things off, as it has just the right amount of mystery and will definitely make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Not to mention the amazing cast featuring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman and some to-die-for late ’90s fashion. If you’ve never seen it before, what are you even waiting for? And if you have, you’ll already know that it’s worth rewatching annually…

Available to watch on: Amazon Prime, Google Play, YouTube, DVD

2. The Invisible Man (2020)

Deemed to be one of the best horrors of 2020, The Invisible Man was only in cinema for a few weeks before they had to close for lockdown – which probably means you haven’t watched it yet. So, now’s the perfect time to make up for that and watch it from the comfort of your home. Starring Elisabeth Moss, it follows a woman who believes she is being stalked by her abusive and wealthy – and dead – boyfriend…

Available to watch on: Amazon Prime, Google Play, YouTube, DVD

3. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Dracula will forever be the ultimate Halloween story, so Bram Stoker’s Dracula is the ultimate cult classic you need to have seen. The Oscar-winning film has everything we want: young Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves, incredible costumes, fascinating makeup and just the right amount of shivers. Watching this will definitely get you right where you need to be this time of year.

Available to watch on: Netflix, Amazon Prime, Google Play, YouTube, DVD

4. Carmilla (2020)

If you’ve already seen all the Vampire films out there, we have a brand new one for you. Carmilla is inspired by the Sheridan Le Fanu 1871 novella of the same name and definitely not your average Vampire story. Plus, the main character lives in total isolation with her parents, so this one couldn’t feel more relevant right now…

Available to watch in cinemas 16th October and video on demand platforms 19th October

5. The Little Vampire (2000)

Sticking to Vampires, The Little Vampire is the safe option for anyone who hates horror but still wants some very light thrills and chills. Plus, this one gets nostalgia points because you might not have watched it since you were a child. Join in the fun as 9-year-old Tony tries to save a young vampire, and his family from a ruthless vampire hunter…

Available to watch on: Amazon Prime, Google Play, YouTube, DVD

6. The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) 

Back to some newness, the second instalment of The Babysitter launched on Netflix last month. Two years after defeating a satanic cult led by his babysitter Bee, the series’ hero Cole is trying to forget his past and focus on high school. But when old enemies unexpectedly return, Cole will once again have to outsmart the forces of evil…

Available to watch on: Netflix

7. Harvest Moon (2015)

Good news for horror-haters: this one isn’t one bit spooky. If Hallmark Movies are your guilty pleasure, you’ve probably seen all the Christmas ones a hundred times – but did you know they also do new films around Halloween every year? Get ready for all the autumnal feels and the Hallmark-type storylines you know and love…

Available to watch on: Netflix

 

Cosy pieces to wear for your movie nights…

 

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