Halloween HBO Max | 10 FUN Movies to Watch this Halloween
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 fans of horror and all this theme – even if it’s just pretend scary – 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 films and series that are very suitable to be watched and celebrated on this occasion of scares and chills, but also a lot of fun. Continuing with this year’s column, we now bring tips from Warner’s official streaming: HBO Max. Here, however, the proposal is different from the others in this column. This time we opted for lighter and more fun films, which even though they still address the Halloween theme and use scary elements, can still be recommended for the whole family. Check out the 10 movies we selected for you below.
We started the list of nominations with a warm production, straight out of the oven (or theaters) this year straight to the HBO Max platform exclusively. The proposal is curious, after all, it is the first feature film starring the band foo fighters🇧🇷 The project was written by himself Dave Grohl, front man of the group, but this is not a biography. Despite all the intriguers playing themselves, the story is pure “terrir”, and shows the group isolating themselves in a house-studio in order to record their new album, only to realize that the place is haunted and filled with ghosts and demons. .
Speaking of celebrities playing themselves, here we have that proposal again with a vehicle to Seth Rogen🇧🇷 James Franco🇧🇷 Jonah Hill and their cohorts. Written by Rogen in partnership with Evan Goldbergthe plot shows a party at James Franco’s house where half of Hollywood is present, including the singer Rihanna🇧🇷 Unfortunately for everyone and the world, in the middle of the celebration watered down with a lot of alcohol and other “things but”, the apocalypse breaks out on Earth, with holes opening in the ground and demonic creatures walking among us. It remains for a few survivors to take shelter in that mansion trying to survive. Pure hilarious metalanguage.
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It is not new that Hollywood studios produce movies exactly in the mold that fans want. Indeed, Serpents on Board was one of the first “interactive films” in this sense, where fans could give their opinion about what they would like to see on the screen, and even create the catchphrase said by the protagonist Samuel L. Jackson in the key scene. The plot is beyond simple, but that was all fans wanted to see, namely: Samuel L. Jackson on a runaway plane, full of snakes and serpents killing passengers. It’s an all-B romp that sounds like it’s straight out of grindhouse shows – but made by a big studio, with a big name and a respectable budget.
The idea behind this specific article on tips for halloween, unlike the others so far, is to present films that everyone can watch as a family, so the tips privilege lighter films, focused on comedy or action, without being in fact very scary. And here, the indication is an animation that is the face of halloween. Made by Steven Spielberg, the film tells the story of 12-year-old teenage friends living in a neighborhood where they suspect that one of the houses is actually alive and is a monster. Suffice it to say they are right.
One more animation tip, and this is another movie that has everything to do with halloween. Well, when saying that the work is directed by Tim Burton you can already imagine what to expect, since much of the filmmaker’s filmography could fit into the halloween theme. Anyway, this was the first animated film that Burton directed, and the story is so strong that it could very well have been done with real actors. In the plot, a young man thinks twice before marrying his bride, and accidentally ends up marrying a corpse of a woman, who comes back to life to tell her sad and tragic story. The cool thing about the film is the visual change from the world of the living (cold, dark and monochromatic) to that of the dead (alive, cheerful and full of colors).
First live-action film (with real actors) based on the classic cartoon from the late 1960s, created by the studio Hanna-Barbera🇧🇷 Well friends, you who are a fan of the character, know that he was created before you were born, and who knows even before your parents were born. This means that Scooby Doo and his gang have been bringing entertainment to many generations for a long time. And the universe of the characters is another one that has everything to do with Halloween, because Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and the most famous Great Dane dog in pop culture spend their days unraveling mysteries in scary places, always involving some monster. , ghost or creature – which turns out to be just some malicious fellow. The film was written by James Gunn and is turning 20 in 2022.
In the late 1990s, teen horror movies, also known as slashers, were revived thanks to the success of Panic (1996). Then came a veritable flood of titles, such as I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), Urban legend (1998) and halloween h20 (1998). One of the darkest, and one that delved completely into satire (even without forgetting scary elements) was this The Killing Hand (Idle Hands). Among other things, the film served to present Jessica Alba and Devon Sawa (which the following year would lead premonition), as the lead duo. In the plot, a demonic entity takes over the idle hand of a lazy teenager – and transforms into an evil version of “the thing”, the living hand of the Addams Family🇧🇷
As said, the repertoire of films signed by Tim Burton has everything to do with Halloween – and the date is a good occasion for a marathon with the filmmaker’s works. Fits like a glove. Therefore, we bring you another feature by Burton contained in the HBO Max collection, this being his first great success. Beetlejuice, in the original title, is a traditional ghost story, but very creative. In the plot, a couple dies after suffering a car accident and is trapped in their big house like two lost souls. A new family buys the property, and now they must figure out a way to get them off the premises while they learn how to be real ghosts.
Another classic “terrir” production from the 1980s, this is a work that was born with a cult feel. It all started in the 1960s, with a B movie directed by the king of such works, Roger Corman🇧🇷 Afterwards, the idea that talks about a murderous carnivorous plant, being discovered by a typical loser who works in a flower shop, was adapted and won the stages in Broadway shows in the early 80s. Brazil. This new version, in the form of a musical, did the opposite by returning to the cinema screens – directed by Frank Oz and with names like Rick Moranis🇧🇷 Steve Martin🇧🇷 Bill Murray and John Candy in the cast.
The first gremlins takes place at Christmas time, but uses elements that have more to do with Halloween. That’s because it tells the story of a father who brings his son a very cute little creature from a race known as Mogwai, whom they name Gizmo, as a Christmas present. This species of guinea pig with legs and arms has rules on how to be treated, for example, it cannot be fed after midnight or wet. Once disrespecting these rules, he gives “offspring” to others like him who evolve to become “lizards” with homicidal tendencies. The mix of elements like humor, adventure for the whole family and horror is typically straight out of the 80s, where we didn’t really know what to feel. gremlins it was hugely successful, but the sequel took a while to come out – with a hiatus of almost ten years. A third part is expected.
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