As 31 October approaches and the days get shorter as the night begins to creep in, fear is beginning to spread across the country as we start looking at our neighbours with growing mistrust... but no, we’re not talking Brexit, we’re talking Halloween, the most spooktiful time of the year.
To get everyone in the mood for All Hallow’s Eve, Netflix has announced its upcoming horror slate with a new trailer that you can watch below.
Featuring five new Netflix Original movies, including the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King and Joe Hill’s novella In The Tall Grass, the streaming services has launched a new hub dedicated to its Halloween content under the catch-all title of Netflix and Chills.
The five new films to watch out for are:
In The Shadow of the Moon - 27 September
In The Tall Grass - 4 October
Fractured - 11 October
Eli - 18 October
Rattlesnake - 25 October
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Based on the novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill, In The Tall Grass sees brother and sister Cal and Becky venturing into a field of tall grass when they hear the cries of a lost young boy. They soon find themselves ensnared by a sinister force and unable to escape the field.
Written and directed by Vincenzo Natali, the cult filmmaker behind Splice and Cube, In The Tall Grass also stars Patrick Wilson who’s become a bona fide horror icon thanks to his recurring role as Ed Warren in The Conjuring franchise.
Netflix has a great track record when it comes to adapting lesser known Stephen King stories with Gerald’s Game and 1922 both well worth your time, so we have high hopes for this one judging by the twisted trailer.
In The Shadow of the Moon stars Narcos’ Boyd Holbrook as a detective on the trail of a serial killer whose crimes defy scientific explanation.
Fractured sees Avatar’s Sam Worthington whose family holiday takes a turn for the worse when they’re involved in an accident on the way home.
Eli is the story of a young boy (Charlie Shotwell) plagued with an unknown, debilitating illness that requires him to live completely sealed off from the outside world.
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And Rattlesnake, directed by 1922’s helmer Zak Hilditch, sees a single mother (Carmen Ejogo) who enters into a deadly bargain with a stranger after her daughter gets bitten by a venomous viper in the middle of the desert.
Other highlights to keep an eye out for on Netflix in the weeks running up to Halloween include the first season of Daybreak, a post-apocalyptic high school drama starring Matthew Broderick that’s being billed as “part samurai saga, part endearing coming-of-age story, and part Battle Royale.”
Sounds like an intriguing mix.