Halloween is here, and there’s nothing better to get in the spooky spirit than a scary film. From haunting ghost stories to blood-curdling horrors and some lighter hearted films for those who can’t handle the fright. You’ll find a freakishly good choice of spooky movies to get stuck into, all for free on your Mitchell and Brown Smart TV with Freeview Play.
Halloween – BBC iPlayer
As the film is named after the spooky season itself, it’s no shock that Halloween doesn’t disappoint in terms of the scare-factor! Serial killer Michael Myers escapes from prison and hunts down Laurie Strode, who narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
The Babadook – BBC iPlayer
The Babadook tells the story of widow Amelia’s worries about her highly strung young son’s behaviour in this unsettling Australian horror tale. Things worsen when a mysterious pop-up book inspires fresh fears.
Saw – ITV Hub
In this intense horror thriller, two people wake up in a room with a corpse in front of them and are forced to play a deadly game. As if that wasn’t enough, you can find 6 more horrifying Saw films on ITV Hub.
My Friend Dahmer – All 4
A chilling biographical drama based on a true story, making it even scarier. My Friend Dahmer portrays serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer at high school, played by Ross Lynch. It’s based on the graphic novel by John ‘Derf’ Backderf who knew Dahmer in school.
What We Do in The Shadows – BBC iPlayer
Not got the nerves for a truly scary film? What We Do in The Shadows is a Halloween film that follows vampires Viago, Deacon and Vladislav who are struggling with modern life, such as paying their rent, overcoming conflicts with flatmates and getting past the bouncers outside nightclubs.
ParaNorman – BBC iPlayer
If you need a family-friendly option this Halloween, there’s plenty to enjoy for free including ParaNorman. Norman Babcock is a unique boy in his sleepy town. He can see the ghosts of the previous residents and has to save the town from a curse that can resurrect the dead.