Halloween: 5 to watch on Netflix

Resident Evil poster

I don’t know about you, but I’m absolutely knackered! I took the ‘Happy Halloween’ stickers off the window early so that Him Indoors could get a bit of peace from the steady stream of trick-or-treaters (cute little moppets in creepy costumes – just the way it should be). It’s cold and my eyes sting where I can hardly keep them open. He’s asleep already, so I’m going to curl up in bed with my mobile phone and make good use of the Netflix app. So …what to watch?

1. Resident Evil

A surprisingly enjoyable piece of zombie fluff that works both as trashy horror and video game celebration. But then you know this, since they’ve made six RE films and statistically you’ve already seen at least one of them. Zombie-kills aside, this is chiefly fun to spot the rising cast before they were really famous.


2. Idle Hands

I saw this many years back and absolutely loved it. Devon Sawa’s hand is possessed by demonic forces, but his murderous rampage is interrupted by his undead pals – including the dependably wonderful Seth Green.


3. Black Sheep

One of the oddest horrors I’ve seen in a while, this pitch-black Kiwi comic horror tells of some genetically engineered bloodthirsty sheep. One you really have to see, if only to mutter “WTF did I just watch?”


4. Drag Me To Hell

Sam Raimi on fine form. It’s not for the squeamish, but full of ghoulish giggles in his own inimitable way. Definitely one for fans of Evil Dead 2.


5. Zombieland

A film that actually improves with repeat viewings, Zombieland engages because its protagonists aren’t entirely stupid. I won’t spoil it if you haven’t seen it by naming its unforgettable cameo star, but that really makes the whole film and if you don’t wind up with a serious craving for Twinkies by the end of it, there’s something wrong with you. I hope you still have some of that Halloween candy left!


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