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BRAVE Halloween Guide

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.



WATCH


Creeped Out - a Black Mirror-type British/Canadian series starring children. Watch with your kids (you’ll enjoy it too).

Watch on Netflix


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...

Watch on 7Plus


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.

Watch on Disney+


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.

Watch on SBS On Demand


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’.

Watch on Stan


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.

Watch on ABC iView


Cropsey - Filmmakers attempt to see if a popular urban legend in Staten Island has ties to a real-life serial killer. (Documentary)

Watch on Prime Video


LISTEN


Let’s Not Meet - First person accounts of true horror stories. Fact is scarier than fiction.

LISTEN


The White Vault - episodic audio drama that follows the mystery surrounding an outpost in the arctic. Super creepy.

LISTEN


Books in the Freezer - a podcast discussing the deliciously disturbing world of horror fiction

LISTEN


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.

LISTEN


READ


NOS4A2 - an old fashioned horror written by Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son) about one supernatural serial killer and his lingering, unfinished business.

READ


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.

READ


‘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.

READ


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.

READ


The Stranger Beside Me - the classic true crime by Ann Rule about Ted Bundy.

READ


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.

READ


The Woman Who Fooled The World - Belle Gibson’s cancer con and an exploration of the dark side of the wellness industry.

READ


EAT AND DRINK


Cranberry and pistachio rocky road

RECIPE


Cocktail Sausage Mummies

RECIPE


Pumpkin Rolls

RECIPE


Witches’ Brew Cocktail

RECIPE


Halloween Punch

RECIPE


TREAT YOURSELF


Autumn Spice Soap handmade in Tasmania (Veronica Foale Essentials)

BUY


Halloween-themed tights (Snag)

BUY


Pumpkin garden art (Overwrought)

BUY


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