With the season of the witch just around the corner, this week we’re serving up a spooky Halloween special with ghoulish goings on for all tastes. Michael Myers is back (yet again) to wreak havoc on the poor people of Haddonfield in Halloween Kills. Everyone’s favourite creepy guy Joe, returns in You: Season 3 on Netflix, there’s a reboot of a classic 90s horror franchise dropping on Prime and much more. One, two, Freddie’s coming for you, here’s The Weekend Watchlist.
“We All Go A Little Mad Sometimes.”– Norman Bates
Halloween Kills (18)
Michael Myers just doesn’t seem to know when to die does he? Having survived being trapped in a burning basement by longtime nemesis Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) at the end of the rather good 2018 Halloween, the masked killer is on the loose again blazing a murderous trail through the town of Haddonfield.
The movie picks up right where the first instalment left off, and with Laurie at the hospital due to the severe injuries she sustained at Michael’s hand, it’s up to the townsfolk to try and finish off the bogeyman for good. If more kills and gore is your thing then you’re in for a ride, subtle this film is not. Just don’t expect definitive answers with Halloween Kills providing the filler in a long planned trilogy sandwich.
You: Season 3 (Netflix)
Get ready for some serious binge watching as You returns to Netflix for a third season. Joe Goldberg and his rather obsessive personality returns along with his season 2 love interest Love Quinn, as we follow the now married couple adjusting to life in suburbia with their son Henry. As you might expect Joe’s not turned over a new leaf, but rather shifted his focus, this time to next-door neighbour, a fresh subject for his attentive gaze.
I Know What You Did Last Summer (Amazon Prime)
This nineties horror franchise has gotten the glossy TV treatment, as Amazon have made an eight-part series loosely based on the Jennifer Love Hewitt starring film. The series follows a bunch of teens who knock over and kill a man accidentally one evening. Rather than ring the police the group decide the best idea is to hide his body and tell no one. Which might have seemed like a good plan … until a killer begins stalking them a year to the day of the accident. Stream it on Amazon from today.
Did You Know?
Serial killer Ed Gein has inspired three huge horror movies. His ‘house of horrors’ was the motivation behind The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho and The Silence of the Lambs. In Gein’s Wisconsin farmhouse police discovered nine masks made of human skin, a belt made from nipples, decapitated heads and other repulsive finds. Not a place you’d fancy going to for dinner.
If you’ve not seen this unsettling found-footage flick then you’re in for something of a treat. It follows Aaron (the film’s director Patrick Brice), a videographer hired to record a video diary for the supposedly terminally ill Josef (Mark Duplass), so the footage can be shown to his unborn baby son. Events get progressively more disturbing as it turns out Josef isn’t quite who he says he is. The film has comedy, chaos and a conclusion that you won’t forget in a hurry. Stream it on Netflix.
There’s more 90s nostalgia heading your way early next year with a new Scream movie in the offing. Dewey (David Arquette), Sidney (Neve Campbell) and Gale (Courteney Cox) are all returning to take on a new Ghostface. Scream drops in January 2022.
Paranormal Activity 7: Next of Kin
It’s lucky seventh instalment of the relentless franchise that here gets the reboot treatment and something of a change of direction. This time around we see a documentary filmmaker visit a secluded Amish community to find her long-lost mother and extended family. We doubt things go well. The movie’s released on October 29th.
Quick Question Answer: Last week we asked you in which Hitchcock film did a serial killer use neckties as his preferred method of murdering female victims? It was his 1972 thriller ‘Frenzy’.
A toughie for you this week. We’re asking whether you know what was Freddy Krueger’s serial killer nickname before he died? We’ll give you the answer in next week’s Weekend Watchlist.
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