The best horror movies to watch this Halloween and where to watch them in Australia

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Here in Australia, we don’t go quite as hard as America when it comes to Halloween. And to be honest, it kind of sucks.

We want to bring out the fake spider webs and skeletons to decorate our homes and carve pumpkins into scary lanterns. Instead, we’ll just have to settle for having a Halloween movie marathon instead.

Here’s our pick of the best horror movies to get you in the spooky Halloween mood.

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Talk to Me

Talk To Me – Prime Video

This Australian made film began going viral on social media a year following its release in 2023, and it’s clear to see why.

A group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand. They all became hooked on the high-stakes party game, until it goes too far and unleashes a supernational being.

This film isn’t all hype either, numerous viewers reviewed the film, writing it was “an absolute masterpiece,” “terrifying” and “haunting.”

Stream Talk To Me now on Prime Video with a 30-day free trial. Subscribe here.

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Scream 1996 – Binge

This Halloween classic staring Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell and Rose McGowan spawned a saga and even a television series.

Stream Scream 1996 now on Binge with a 7-day free trial. Subscribe here.

The second and third films from the Scream series is also available on Binge.

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Halloween 2018

Halloween (2018) – Apple TV+

Jaimie Lee Curtis reprised her iconic role as Laurie Strode for yet another confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked man who has haunted her for 40 years ago.

Stream Halloween now on Apple TV+ with a 7 day free trial. Subscribe here.

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Invisible Man

The Invisible Man – Binge

After escaping an abusive relationship, architect Cecilia (played by The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss) is stalked and tormented by an unseen entity.

Prepare for a lot of jump scares and screams.

Stream The Invisible Man now on Binge with a 7-day free trial. Subscribe here.

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Insidious – Apple TV+

Luckily for horror fans in need of a binge watch, the first four Insidious chapters are available for streaming on Apple TV+.

The first film (2011) see’s parents take on drastic measures when their son is possessed by a malevolent entity. While they believe it to be over, in the second film (2013) the family realise evil isn’t so easily taken down.

The third and fourth films follows gifted psychic Elise Rainie.

Stream Insidious now on Apple TV+ with a 7 day free trial. Subscribe here.

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Wrong turn

Wrong Turn – Apple TV+

A group of friends hiking on the Appalachian Trail decide to go off course despite the countless warnings and encounter a community of violent people who have lived in the Appalachian Mountains for hundreds of years.

The 2021 version is a reboot from the 2003 original which featured six friends being hunted down by a group of cannibalistic, sadistic men.

Stream Wrong Turn now on Apple TV+ with a 7 day free trial. Subscribe here.

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