Those planning on holing up with a good scary movie this Halloween will have plenty of options. Both AMC and Syfy have extensive Halloween-themed programming planned, and horror should be on the menu for network and cable stations across the board. Plus, you can pretty much stream anything you want these days, and the internet is filled with articles of suggested viewing material.
You may decide to watch Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez’s fantastic 2013 remake of Evil Dead—or you can check out the film Alvarez himself thinks makes for perfect Halloween entertainment: The religious-themed The Day of the Beast (released in 1995) from Spanish filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia .The topic came up during a recent interview with Clark Collins on EW:
“It’s really an inspiration,” says Alvarez of the film. “That’s a seminal horror movie. It’s about this priest in Madrid, who finds out that the Devil is going to be born somewhere in the city, and he’s going to bring the end of the world. So, he comes out to the streets, and in one night he tries to find out where exactly he’s going to be born, to be able to kill it before he turns into the Devil. He finds this heavy metal dude who loves Satan and might help to point him in the right direction. Together they wander the streets of Madrid doing evil in order to connect with Satan. It’s pretty bananas — but it’s amazing.”
Official Synopsis: A heavy-metal fan (Santiago Segura) and a psychic (Armando De Razza) help a priest (Alex Angulo) seek the infant Antichrist in Madrid at Christmas.