Your Halloween Movie Marathon!
As Halloween approaches there’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa, candles lit and a spooky movie marathon!
As voted for by your Liquid Friday team, these movie suggestions are sure to provoke a jump scare or two. Just keep a cushion handy to hide behind, and don’t have nightmares!
1. Hocus Pocus
A firm favourite with the Liquid Friday team, this 1993 classic is enjoying a resurgence with the release of the long-awaited sequel, currently streaming on Disney+. In the spooky but fun original movie, a teenage boy called Max and his little sister move to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches who were executed in the 17th century.
Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy
Based on the epic Stephen King novel of the same name, this terrifying 2-parter tells the story of a group of kids in the summer of 1989, who band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.
Starring Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard
Another spooky classic from the 90’s (sensing a theme anyone?) Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow is investigate the decapitations of three people, with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.
Starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson
An American Werewolf in London
This movie gave a certain Liquid Friday Commercial Director nightmares for a year after seeing it as a child! It follows two American college students on a walking tour of Britain, who are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
Starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher
The Woman in Black
An atmospheric, gothic movie perfect for Halloween thrills. A young solicitor travels to a remote village where he discovers that the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorising the locals.
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Ciaran Hinds
A noughties horror with jump scare aplenty. A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.
Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins
Finally a more family-friendly choice from the Liquid Friday team! Three teenagers discover that their neighbour’s creepy house is really a living, breathing scary monster.
Starring Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke
It’s back to the truly terrifying in our Halloween Movie Marathon. A man who specialises in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack
Don’t forget to put your clocks back this weekend!
We hope we’ve given you some inspiration for a binge-watch of scary movies this weekend. The end of October not only brings Halloween but also means the end of British Summer time which ends at 2am on Sunday 30th October, so don’t forget to put your clocks back by an hour!