Get Ready To Spoop Your Pants!
Tis’ the season…for terror, folks! As All Hallows Eve draws nearer, the need to be spooked and frightened begins to boil ever deeper in our blood. Besides scary games (which we’re all undoubtedly playing this time of year) scary movies are bound to be apart of the seasonal repertoire. But where to go? And what to watch?
Naturally Netflix is going to be a go to for many of us. With over 49 million streaming subscribers, it’s likely that if you yourself don’t have Netflix, you know someone who does. So what do you throw on the TV late at night, whether alone or with friends, to get in the Halloween mood? Fear not my friends! Here are five suggestions spanning the horror genre where someone is sure to find at least something they like.
So sit tight. Pop some popcorn. Find a blanket to curl up under (or hide under) and get ready to get the spoop scared out of you! Or, at the very least, be insanely uncomfortable and on edge for a good hour or two. Keep in mind also that these suggestions are for an adult audience. If you’ve got little ones, continue at your own risk if you’re going to watch with them in the room. I’m not responsible for any trauma inflicted!
#5 | Here Alone
Zombies. Zombies are everywhere. Not literally, of course, but in terms of multimedia entertainment they certainly are. Zombies are the chicken pox of television and indie movies. Everyone has to have one to get it out of their system. Here Alone takes this in a slightly different approach. Instead of zombies being the primary focus our attention is restricted mainly to Ann. Ann is alone in the woods, struggling to survive. She spends her days rationing her remaining food, counting her remaining bullets, and, it seems like she’s mostly just waiting to die.
Eventually Ann meets up with two survivors, Liv and Chris. Liv is Chris’ stepdaughter, and they’ve been on their own together almost as long as Ann. After healing Chris of his wounds (not zombie related) the group warms to each other. Things eventually get weird though as Ann and Chris start to become attracted to one another, and a jealous Liv taking things into her own hands, upsets the once peaceful retreat that was Ann’s space.
Time within the film switches between the present and the past, telling Ann’s story in chapters akin to Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Over the course of an hour and thirty seven minutes we realize just exactly what happened to society, as well as Ann’s family. Where “To Stay Is To Die”, what do you do when you’re already a ghost living in a graveyard?
The story ends in tragedy for just about everyone, though not in the ways you might expect. If you’re looking for a quiet but tense experience, Here Alone may be for you.