‘Brutal Nights’, ‘Fresh’, ‘Bloody Wedding’, ‘Freaky’ and more Halloween TIPS from Star+
In exactly two days the world will be able to celebrate a new halloween – known here in Brazil as Halloween, and celebrated on October 31st. But for horror aficionados and all this theme – even if it’s just a frightening pretense – the celebrations of the date start at the beginning of the month and last every day of October. To help you, dear reader, to fully get into the mood of this date that we love so much, we continue with our series of articles with tips on movies and series that are very suitable to be watched and celebrated on this occasion of scares and goosebumps, but also a lot of fun. Continuing with this year’s column, we now bring you tips from Disney’s second streaming property for its more adult films: Star+. Here, however, the proposal is different from the others in this column. This time we opted for newer films that have just been released on the platform, some even this year, with new premieres in Brazil. Check out the 10 films we selected for you below.
One of the most praised horror films of the year, barbarian (original title of the feature) arrives in Brazil directly on the Star+ platform in an exclusive way, without first going through movie theaters. With the soul of a small and independent production, the film did not gain the hype of other horror films in the year – such as Halloween Ends🇧🇷 Smile or even The Orphan 2but what sold this brutal nights it was the great word of mouth and the rave reviews from the critics. The marketing campaign also had a lot of creativity, by placing night vision cameras inside the theaters, filming the audience’s reaction beyond scared to see the film. Another positive point is the unpredictability of the script, full of twists. In the plot, a young woman (role of Georgina Campbell) arrives at an Airbnb home he rented simply to realize that the place already had an occupant (role by Bill Skarsgard). The two are forced to spend the night at the place – she is very afraid. But this will prove to be the least of her problems.
Another little gem of the genre hidden in the Star+ collection, fresh arrived on the platform shortly after its screening at the prestigious Sundance festival earlier this year. This is also a film full of surprises and twists, which has a real show of the protagonist duo: the promising young woman Daisy Edgar-Jones and sebastian stan🇧🇷 The film begins as an irreverent and scathing satire on the world of modern relationships, showing how difficult it is to find a soul mate these days, or just someone minimally presentable. Jones plays Noa, the disillusioned girl. When she finally seems to have found the man of her dreams, in the form of surgeon Steve (Stan), things soon turn into a nightmare.
Another movie released later this year exclusively on the Star+ platform. When it bought Fox, Disney really hit a gold mine, in possession of one of the most traditional and fruitful studios in Hollywood. This tip here you should know well, as it is one of the most talked about films of 2022, most praised and embraced by fans – which has also become one of the most popular of the year. If you still need an incentive to watch it, here’s our tip – or if you’ve seen it, it’s worth a rerun. As the name makes clear, this is another film in the franchise. The predator, about an intergalactic hunter coming for a safari on Earth. This however is the most original and creative film in the series since it was released in 1987. This time the action takes place in the 1700s and features a tribe from the Comanche nation, considered the best hunters of the time. In this scenario Naru (Amber Midthunder) tries to break down barriers and redefine the role of women in their tribe, banned from hunting alongside men at the time. She wants to prove her worth, and for that she will come across a creature more than frightening.
One of the horror films that generated the most anticipation last year, antlers (in the original) is a dark fable that touches on the folklore of Native American legends. The decoy here is the director Scott Cooperwhich has prestigious films and even Oscar winners in its curriculum, see crazy heart🇧🇷 all for justice and crime alliance🇧🇷 It’s always nice to see a director of such prestige change genres and decide to work in another style he’s not used to, thus increasing his creative reach. And Cooper does very well in his first foray into terror. Here, a school teacher (Keri Russell) and his brother sheriff (Jesse Plemons) begin to worry about one of her little students (Jeremy T. Thomas) and your situation at home. Everything is directly linked to the legend of the Wendigo, a mythological creature that ancient indigenous people believed to be an evil spirit that is a mixture of man, nature and animals. The production is Guillermo del Toro🇧🇷
The proposal in our lists of tips for halloween is to have some suggestion for everyone and for all tastes. And as much as the date is synonymous with scares, fear and terror, not everyone has the taste for it, but many still want to enjoy the date with something, let’s say, more accessible. While some prefer “creepy make-believe” productions, with comic elements, the so-called “terrir”, others opt for the “cousin” of terror, suspense, which also brings scary and spine-chilling content, however, always focusing on real elements. and leaving aside the supernatural content of fantasy. In this question fits The Nightmare Alleydirected by Guillermo del Toro (speaking of the filmmaker). The super production is based on a classic book, written by William Lindsay Greshamand had already been taken to the screens in 1947, in a film entitled here as The Alley of Lost Souls🇧🇷 Now in a blockbuster version for adults, with breathtaking photography and art direction, del toro tells the story of a scammer who rises in life by cheating and taking money from naive and unsuspecting people. However, ambition will soon be his undoing. The cast is equally impressive, headed by Bradley Cooper🇧🇷 Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara🇧🇷
This is a good miss for those who don’t like very scary movies and prefer something lighter when celebrating halloween. not that freaky don’t have your share of scares and more violent and bloody scenes. The “terrir” is written and directed by Christopher Landonwho has specialized in the subgenre, blending horror and comedy in satisfying ways in successful films vide How to survive a zombie attack and the two Death gives you congratulations🇧🇷 And if in the last mentioned the filmmaker mixed slasher with films of repetition of the time, here he creates a teen horror mixed with the films of exchange of bodies. In the plot, a preppy teenager ends up switching places with a serial killer in the best Jason style.
It was this film that secured the spot for directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett direct the fifth film in the Scream franchise, released this year. But not only that, but also its direct continuation, panic 6which the filmmakers are finalizing for a 2023 release. Bloody Wedding it is a creative horror, which also reserves a certain acid humor in the form of satire. The plot follows Grace, the great Samara Weavingon her happiest day, her marriage to Alex (Mark O’Brien🇧🇷 However, family tradition calls for a game before the wedding night. So what was supposed to be happiness becomes a struggle for survival when Grace, wedding dress and all, is hunted by her new “family” of psychopaths.
Forget it Glass (2019), the so-called conclusion of the “saga” of M. Night Shyamalan which ended up proving to be a big bullshit. And just focus on this one Fragmented, one of the filmmaker’s best efforts within the genre, showing the world that he had regained his fitness. Even with the connection Closed body (2000) at the end, Fragmented it’s its own movie, and it’s best to think of it that way, with a beginning, middle and end independently. A tour de force of James McAvoy, the film brings the actor playing several characters, all personalities out of the mind of the same subject, an extremely problematic individual. Some of his personalities are criminals and kidnap three young men.
for the fans of It – The Thing (2017) and its sequel, a huge success of the genre, it is worth knowing the first work together by the Argentine filmmaker Andy Muschietti and the star Jessica Chastain – and it took place here in this gothic tale, which has production of Guillermo del Toro (him again!). When he released this horror, Chastain already had two Oscar nominations under his belt, which raised the status of the film and drew attention to it. In the plot, she plays a rocker, a woman with a radical and alternative lifestyle, who has to take care of her boyfriend’s two little nieces when his brother dies. It turns out that the girls lived alone in an abandoned house for some time, under the care of an entity known as Mama. And the creature will come after the girls, while we know the entity’s past.
There was some hype on the release of this Jennifer’s Body (in the original title) in theaters, this is because at the time the name of the star and protagonist of the feature, Megan Foxwas simply one of the hottest in Hollywood, thanks to the smashing success of the films transformers🇧🇷 When the movie actually opened, well, let’s just say the hype has subsided greatly due to the result. In any case, it only took a few years later, perhaps ten years since its launch, to Hell Girl be rediscovered and embraced by a new generation, becoming a cult work. Besides, of course, a good choice for Halloween. In the plot, Fox and Amanda Seyfried They are very different high school best friends. Fox is the popular hottie, while Seyfried is the shy nerd. The dynamics of their friendship change considerably when Fox is made a human sacrifice for a budding rock band to achieve stardom, thus becoming a man-eating demon. Which is never good.
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