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Horror on Hotstar: Series
- The Walking Dead
With the dual combination of terror and horror ‘The Walking Dead’ returned early this month with an all new season. The ensemble cast including Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Christian Serratos, Josh McDermitt, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton is back to give you the chills. With nearly a decade into the apocalypse, the survivors are now well-equipped in handling the dead, but their recent encounters have given rise to an all new threat.
- American Horror Story
From murder and mania to covens and cults, created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk this anthology horror series has it all. Almost every plot explored over its nine seasons is as disturbing as the previous one, if not more. If you haven’t already binge watched it, Halloween is the perfect time to start!
If school used to give you the jitters, then Freakish is sure to give you nightmares. Imagine being trapped in a school, with a freak accident turning almost everyone around you into a horde of zombies, who relentlessly hunt you down. That’s the primary plot that drives Freakish. Halloween is incomplete without a good freaky flick and Freakish should be high on your list if you haven’t already watched it.
- True Blood
True Blood has one of the most intriguing and eerie plot lines of any vampire show. A Louisiana waitress falls in love with a 173-year-old vampire, dragging herself into the conflict of the undead. If the vampires aren’t enough to creep you out, then the other supernatural creatures surely will.
Set in Depression Era America, Carnivale’s plot captures the proverbial Good v Evil conflict. The plot revolves around a young, runaway Oklahoma farmhand, Ben Hawkins, and his conflict with Brother Justin, who is anything but a preacher. Both Ben and Brother Justin possess supernatural powers but use them for very different purposes that brings them into conflict with one another. This ghastly Good v Evil battle will have you perched on the edge of your seat.
From the creator of Lost, Damon Lindelof presents a story set in a reality that needs real heroes; where the righteous fight against the system and the powerful that are protected by it. Starring Academy Award Winning cast Jeremy Irons and Regina King alongside Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr., Tim Blake Nelson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen showcases an alternate reality where heroes are treated as outlaws which makes the world a gritty place.
- Twin Peaks
Set in the 90s, in a small town in Washington, USA, Twin Peaks’ plot revolves around the investigation into the brutal murder of a young woman, Laura Palmer. The surreal happenings combined with the bleak and remote settings will keep you spellbound.
Horror on Hotstar: Movies
- Final Destination & Final Destination 5
The Final Destination franchise brings home a realization in the most brutal of manners, the realization that you can never escape death. The sheer gore of some of the deaths across this franchise will leave you in a state of disarray.
- Predator (2018)
This science-fiction and action-oriented film is sure to give you the creeps. The plot revolves around a group of PTSD afflicted soldiers fighting off a pair of ‘Predators’. The only thing that exceeds the intelligence of these creatures is their brutality. They love to kill and they love to do it brutally. The savagery throughout the film is sure to disturb your sleep for a long time to come.
3. The Conjuring 2
The second installment in the brilliant horror franchise The Conjuring, is a modern horror classic. No Halloween is complete without a tale of demonic possession and The Conjuring 2 ticks all the boxes that a solid horror film should. The plot continues to follow the story of the Warrens and their struggle against demonic possession. If you haven’t watched it, you should. If you’ve watched it already, watch it again, it only gets scarier.
- The Woman in Black & The Woman in Black 2
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, The Woman in Black follows the story of a lawyer who travels to a remote village to settle the legal affairs of an eccentric client. He soon learns the villagers are hiding a dark secret. A secret in the form of a malevolent spirit so vengeful, not even children are safe from her terrible wrath. It’s dark and it’s scary and it’s sure to give you the creepers-jeepers. On the other hand, “The Woman in Black 2” is set during World War II. Due to the bombings in London, school-teachers Eve Parkins and Jean Hogg evacuate their students to a shelter. However, they soon realize they aren’t alone. The evil presence within the shelter seeks to consume them all, especially the children.
Both films are perfect to binge on, on a cold, dark Halloween night.
- Lights Out
Lights Out follows the story of Rebecca and her boyfriend as they try to investigate the connection between her mother and her imaginary friend, Diana, after her stepfather is murdered by a supernatural entity. It’s as unnerving as a horror film can get.
Based on two siblings trying to cope with their parents’ violent deaths, this psychological horror film makes will keep you on the edge of your seat. Revolving around the struggle with their own relationship, the siblings become aware of a malevolent presence that resides in an antique mirror that corrupts the minds of anyone who looks into the mirror. It’s dark, and a must watch for viewers who enjoy movies that impact the mind.
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