As autumn’s cool breeze sweeps in, it’s time to cozy up with a pumpkin spice latte for a spine-tingling cinematic journey through the world of horror. Peacock, your go-to streaming platform for thrilling entertainment, is back with a hair-raising lineup of horror classics that will haunt your dreams and keep you on the edge of your seat all September long.
From supernatural comedy to the mind-bending terror, the streaming service promises to deliver sleepless nights and unforgettable scares. So, grab your popcorn, turn down the lights, and join us as we dive into the darkness and uncover the horror gems waiting for you on Peacock this September. Brace yourselves; it’s going to be a chilling ride!
When you want a frightening classic to watch with the family, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters, directed by Ivan Reitman, is a timeless classic that has haunted our hearts with laughter and spooks since exploding into cinemas in 1984. When a group of parapsychologists loses their university funding, they decide to go into the business of catching ghosts in New York City. Armed with their proton packs and a converted firehouse as their headquarters, the unlikely heroes become the city’s most unorthodox exterminators. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson lead this ensemble cast, and their comedic chemistry shines as they battle an ancient Sumerian god. With its iconic theme song and memorable one-liners, Ghostbusters is a must-watch for both horror and comedy enthusiasts.
When you want to watch a movie, but you also….want to play a game, look no further than Saw. This gruesome 2004 horror-thriller, directed by James Wan, introduces us to the sadistic mind of the Jigsaw Killer. Two strangers wake up in a derelict bathroom, chained to pipes, and are given brutal tasks to complete if they want to survive. As the story unfolds, we’re taken on a twisted journey of moral choices and gruesome traps. The suspense is relentless, and the unexpected twists will keep you on the edge of your seat. Saw kicked off a successful franchise, but nothing beats the original for sheer suspense and shock value.
They Live (1988)
It’s the film that made bubble gum famous. They Live, directed by John Carpenter, is a cult classic that’s equal parts science fiction and horror. When an unnamed drifter played by WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper stumbles upon a pair of sunglasses that reveal a hidden reality, he discovers that Earth is under the control of extraterrestrial beings who manipulate humanity through subliminal messaging. Armed with the truth, he joins the resistance to expose the aliens’ nefarious plans. With its biting social commentary, epic alleyway brawl, and endless quotables, They Live is a unique and thought-provoking addition to the horror genre.
Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho remains one of the most influential and iconic horror films of all time. The film’s chilling shower scene and its impact on popular culture are legendary. Psycho follows Marion Crane, a secretary on the run after embezzling money, as she checks into the mysterious Bates Motel. There, she meets the enigmatic Norman Bates, and the story takes a shocking turn. Hitchcock masterfully builds tension and suspense throughout the film, leaving viewers with an unforgettable sense of unease. If you haven’t experienced the original Psycho, prepare for a cinematic journey into the depths of psychological terror that will show you how horror movies began their evolution from classic monsters to today’s chilling tales.
Based on Clive Barker’s short story “The Forbidden,” Candyman, directed by Bernard Rose, is a haunting tale of urban legends and supernatural horror. The film explores the legend of the Candyman, a vengeful spirit with a hook for a hand, who is summoned by saying his name five times in front of a mirror. When a skeptical graduate student investigates the myth, she unwittingly brings the terror to life. Set in the eerie Cabrini-Green housing projects in Chicago, Candyman delves into themes of race, gentrification, and folklore. With its haunting score and unforgettable imagery, this film will send shivers down your spine and make you think twice before summoning the Candyman.
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