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HALLOWEEN ON THE COUCH: What you should be watching this Halloween!

A top ten list of what to watch this spooky season!

Yes, this is Australia and not America thank goodness since Trump is at the helm and all that but… being a massive horror fan it’s something I look forward to every single year. Not the whole party aspect god no, I’m not about that costume life, or that party life for that matter, I’m talking about staying at home and curling up with a blanket and scary yourself silly. But what to watch what to watch? Do you go classic? Try something new? Well, here’s my top ten list of what to watch this spooky season.

The Haunting Of Hill House

I’m only up to episode three and I am loving this series like nobody business. It’s actually horrific, and obviously amazing and truly scary. It’s based on Shirley Jackson’s classic novel and revolves around five siblings and a very (very) haunted house on the hill. Don’t let the cliche fool you though, it’s a fresh take on the genre and stop yourselves in kids it’s a bloody bumpy ride.

The Shining

Heeerrrrreeee’s my favourite horror movie of all time. Please make sure you watch the extended edition. It’s 100% worth it. This is a classic movie which honestly gets better with every viewing.


Look I don’t know how they kept this franchise going for so long but I aint mad. The latest instalment sees the story progress 40 years and Michael Myers has a vendetta, obviously. The masked madman is back and I for one will be seeing this one numerous times.

Funny Games

I’ve tried three times to get through this entire movie and I am yet to achieve this goal. Watch it immediately and please let me know how it ends ok kewl thanks.

The Saw series (minus Saw 2)

The original Saw movie is still one of James Wan’s greatest efforts. The ending left me flawed and I saw the thing three times and was still shocked each time. It’s low budget sure, but it’s gory as hell for those torture porn fans out there and it’s scary enough for a Halloween flick.
7. The strangers


A Netflix exclusive and a Stephen King novella adaptation it is scar-y. The only thing I’ll say is this… hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. (Or a woman murdered and thrown in a well) That’s not a spoiler it’s literally revealed in the bio.

Pet Semetary

Another Stephen King adaptation (can you tell I’m a fan?) and one you should watch despite the slightly crappy special effects especially before the 2019 adaptation hits our screens early next year.

The Silence of the Lambs

I still have the occasion nightmare that Hannibal Lecter wakes me up in the middle of the night and makes me recite a recipe for fave beans and a nice chianti.

Written by Laura Kebby

I write words about talented people doing talented things, and translate chatter by putting pen to paper.