Never has there been a better time to watch horror movies.
Not only can the genre provide relief during a terrifying year by allowing us to face our fears and emerge at the other end unscathed, but when so many traditional Halloween festivities can’t go forward, we’ll need horror movies more than ever to fill the void. In fact, watching movies at home this Halloween is one of the CDC’s officially recommended “safer, alternative” ways to celebrate. You heard them, folks.
The pickings are slimmer than usual, but since a number of new movies have gone straight to video on-demand or streaming this year, there are still some excellent, spooky options.