This year, Halloween is going to look a little different for everyone. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has led to restrictions on travel and social interaction around the world that will affect the way Halloween is celebrated.
Social distancing will force some to not participate in the festivities at all.
Whether you plan to hand-out candy or not, you can still celebrate the spookiest time of the year while staying safe. Here are five Halloween movies to enjoy in your holiday binge session:
1.“The Haunting of Bly Manor”
“The Haunting of Bly Manor” is a Netflix original about a young governess, Dani, who is hired by a man, Henry, to teach and take care of his niece and nephew.
The governess settles into her new home and quickly realizes that all is not right with the children who both act very unusual.
The story intertwines Dani’s story with the previous governess, Rebecca. A truly captivating story just as its predecessor (“The Haunting of Hill House”), “The Haunting of Bly Manor” is a Halloween must-watch.
“1BR” is a movie following Sarah, a woman who thinks she lucked out with her new one-bedroom apartment.
Soon, she begins hearing loud noises and her cat goes missing, among other strange events involving her neighbors.
For those who love to be scared on Halloween, “1BR” is one to check off the list this year.
3. “Hubie Halloween”
“Hubie Halloween” is about the eccentric Hubie Dubois, who is the subject of constant ridicule in his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts. On Halloween, Hubie’s bullies start going missing and he spends the night working to save them as he monitors the Halloween festivities.
4. “The Silence”
“The Silence” is a movie about creatures called vesps that hunt anything that makes noise.
The main character Shipka is a deaf teenager seeking shelter with her family while a cult tries to kidnap Ally repeatedly. For those who want a classic apocalyptic movie, “The Silence” is perfect for Halloween.
“Rebecca” is another adaption of a book by Daphne du Maurier. Like the book, “Rebecca” is about a young woman Mrs. de Winter living in the shadow of her new husband’s dead first wife, the late Rebecca. Mrs. de Winter spends her time trying to figure out what made Rebecca so loved and how she really died. Lovers of the book itself and previous adaptations of the classic novel are sure to add this movie to their Halloween binge list.
Even if you usually watch the classics on Halloween be sure to give some new films and shows a chance this year.