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Whether you are looking for the slightly spooky, or all out Horror, Freeview Play has something for everyone this Halloween weekend. 

So, get cosy and take a look at our top picks, and for even more recommendations head over to Channel 100 on your Freeview Play TV. 

What We Do in the Shadows, BBC iPlayer

A vampire getting his hair brushed dressed in clothes from the 18th century

 

Based on the feature film of the same name from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, What We Do in the Shadows is a documentary-style look into the daily - or rather, nightly - lives of four vampires who’ve 'lived' together for hundreds of years in Staten Island. After an unexpected visit from their dark lord and leader, Baron Afanas, the vampires are reminded of what they were initially tasked with upon their arrival in Staten Island over 100 years ago – total and complete domination of the New World. But what exactly is the best way to go about achieving said domination? This comic series follows along as the vampires set out to answer this query.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, All 4 

Young blonde woman stands in a panelled study with her arms crossed

 

The Buffy The Vampire Slayer box set is available to binge now on All 4. If you did not watch it the first time round - it’s time to meet Buffy Summers. Buffy is attempting to live a normal teenage life at Sunnydale High School, but she is destined to become a hunter of vampires and demons. Slowly, and guided by her Watcher, Giles and helped by friends Willow and Xander, Buffy embraces her responsibilities. 

The Shining, BBC iPlayer 

Jack Nicholson in The Shining peeking round a door looking manic

 

Turning to all and out Horror, The Shining is an absolute classic and it’s available now, Based on the book by Stephen King. A struggling writer takes a job as a caretaker of a run down old hotel in the Rocky Mountains, dragging his wife and his son with him. As winter goes on, the accumulated power of evil deeds committed at the hotel begins to drive him mad. Now there may be no escape for his wife and son in this story of madness, memory and family violence

A Quiet Place, All 4

Emily Blunt in The Quiet Place looking distressed

 

A huge hit when it was released in 2018, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt star in this tense horror about a family struggling to survive in a world overrun by aliens who can't see but can hear even the slightest whimper.

Paranormal Activity, BBC iPlayer

CCTV grainy footage of a couple huddled in bed looking scared

 

The first film of the famous Paranormal Activity franchise. A young couple’s joy at moving into a house of their own turns sour as sinister disturbances interrupt their sleep. A camcorder documents their increasingly distressing experience.

The Babadook, BBC iPlayer 

Scary hand drawn image of a other wordly monster leaning over a child's bed

 

Released in 2014, Babadook has a fierce reputation, it tells the story of a single mother plagued by her husband’s violent death battling with her son’s fears of monsters, who discovers a sinister presence all around her. 

A Moment of Horror, All 4 

A dog barking at the foot of a flight of stairs at nightime

 

If you are looking for spooky content, but a full on horror film doesn’t appeal, All 4 have compiled six Horror shorts, each no more than 5 minutes long that will do the trick. 

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