The most spooktacular time of the year is upon us once again. With fall in full swing and Halloween fast approaching, what better way to celebrate than by holding your own horror movie marathon leading up to the big day? Call it your own personal 13 Nights of Halloween!
There are many ways to get your scare on this year, the most obvious of which is keeping your eyes on your TV guide. Many networks take the opportunity to get into the Halloween spirit, and if you happen to have a package subscription such as FiOS TV from Frontier, you’re bound to find some hair-raising fun each night. Or – if you prefer to stream your viewing, you’ll want to use your Frontier High-Speed Internet to go online and check out streaming services like the ones noted below.
A relative newcomer to the streaming game, Shudder should be first on the list for any serious fan of the macabre. Created by AMC Networks, Shudder is nothing but horror, suspense and thrillers as far as the data can stream. Want to catch a classic slasher film or enter the weird, trippy world of EuroHorror? Shudder’s got the scares you need. If you don’t know where to start, the service routinely has guest curators, experts in the genre who will create a list of movies that you can then watch on the service. Shudder also helpfully collects its offerings into lists, making it easier for you to find what you’re in the mood for.
Sure, you can find a fair number of movies for rent through Google on YouTube, and in many cases, those will be a great addition to your Halloween celebrations. But with so many options at your fingertips, why not try something different? Content creators throughout the site have videos that are perfect for any Halloween festivities. For a popular example, try Marble Hornets, an online series based on the well-known and creepy Slender Man mythos. A found-footage series with over 80 individual entries and at least two related channels and parallel series, it’s a cinematic experience you can enjoy for free. You can even go back to the classic days of campfire stories with channels such as Chilling Tales for Dark Nights, which features professional voice actors and YouTubers reading horror stories.
Like any typical streaming service, Hulu has a fair number of modern horror movies for you to enjoy. What you should definitely look into, however, are the classics. Thanks to a partnership with The Criterion Collection, Hulu is one of the few places you’ll find high-quality versions of some very classic films. In just one night, you can go from being unsettled and creeped out by David Lynch’s Eraserhead to shuddering in fear at the horror of David Cronenberg’s The Brood, before settling down with a comparatively lighthearted showing of Irvin Yeaworth’s The Blob. It’s the perfect opportunity to give yourself some good scares and expand your movie knowledge.
However you choose to spend your Halloween, you can be sure getting spooked will be most effective with your Frontier internet connection. You don’t want to buffer mid-scream, after all. Thankfully, if you’re using a FiOS® or High-Speed Internet plan from Frontier, the scares will just keep on coming. And isn’t that what the season is really about?