Yeah, we know it’s a North American thing but Halloween is cool! Here’s a guide to help you dip your toes (or immerse yourself) into some Halloween throughout October. No tricks. All treats.
Creeped Out - a Black Mirror-type British/Canadian series starring children. Watch with your kids (you’ll enjoy it too).
Hotel Transylvania - When monsters want to get away from it all, they go to Count Dracula's Hotel Transylvania, a lavish resort where they can be themselves...
Hocus Pocus starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy who play three outlandishly wild witches who return from 17th century Salem for a night of chaos.
Dark Whispers Vol 1
A young woman discovers 10 disturbing tales in her mother's Book of Dark Whispers, as told by 11 female filmmakers from across Australia.
Chapelwaite - Captain Charles Boone moves his family to his ancestral home of Chapelwaite after his wife’s death. But as he uncovers horrors in his family history, he discovers a special evil lurking in the house. Based on Stephen King’s ‘Jerusalem’s Lot’.
Let Me In - bullied and lonely, 12-year-old Owen befriends Abby, a mysterious girl who moves in next door. When a string of gruesome murders grips the town, Owen begins to suspect that Abby may be hiding a dark secret.
Cropsey - Filmmakers attempt to see if a popular urban legend in Staten Island has ties to a real-life serial killer. (Documentary)
Let’s Not Meet - First person accounts of true horror stories. Fact is scarier than fiction.
The White Vault - episodic audio drama that follows the mystery surrounding an outpost in the arctic. Super creepy.
Books in the Freezer - a podcast discussing the deliciously disturbing world of horror fiction
Carrier - immersive audio fiction podcast about what happens when a truck driver picks up a loaded trailer, but has no idea what’s really inside.
NOS4A2 - an old fashioned horror written by Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son) about one supernatural serial killer and his lingering, unfinished business.
Coraline - classic dark fantasy for younger readers by Neil Gaiman about a girl who finds a doorway to a parallel, sinister otherworld inside her new home, and must battle the evil "Other Mother" who lives there to secure her family's safety.
‘Salem’s Lot - Stephen King...what more is there to say? ‘Salem’s Lot is a small New England town with white clapboard houses, tree-lined streets, and solid church steeples. Ben Mears returns to the town hoping to cast out his own devils and finds instead a new, unspeakable horror.
I Shot the Devil - Melbourne author Ruth McIver’s debut draws inspiration from the “satanic panic” that gripped America in the 1980s and 1990s. Erin Sloane was sixteen when high school senior Andre Villiers was murdered by his friends. Five people went into West Cypress Woods the night Andre was murdered. Only three came out. Now a journalist, she is asked to write a story about the Southport Three and the thrill-kill murder that electrified the country.
The Stranger Beside Me - the classic true crime by Ann Rule about Ted Bundy.
Zodiac: The Shocking True Story of the Hunt for the Nation's Most Elusive Serial Killer - Robert Graysmith's New York Times bestselling account of the desperate hunt for a serial killer and his own investigation of California's unsolved Zodiac murders.
The Woman Who Fooled The World - Belle Gibson’s cancer con and an exploration of the dark side of the wellness industry.
EAT AND DRINK
Cranberry and pistachio rocky road
Cocktail Sausage Mummies
Witches’ Brew Cocktail
Autumn Spice Soap handmade in Tasmania (Veronica Foale Essentials)
Halloween-themed tights (Snag)
Pumpkin garden art (Overwrought)
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