Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 30

by Caitlin Marceau

Death Becomes Her (1992)
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Universal Pictures


Helen Sharp (Goldie Hawn) has spent the better part of her life being tormented by her “best friend” Madeline Ashton (Meryl Streep), but it’s only when Madeline steals her fiancé Ernest Menville (Bruce Willis) that she crosses a line there’s no coming back from. This ultimate betrayal leads Helen to insanity and—after spending some time in a psychiatric hospital—revenge. Taking a potion that preserves her youth and gives her unearthly beauty, Helen is determined to break up Madeline and Ernest’s unhappy marriage. But it doesn’t take Madeline long to discover what Helen has done, forcing her to take the serum too, and soon both women are stuck in an eternal battle as frenemies. Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 30”

Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 29

by Caitlin Marceau 

Evil Dead (2013)
Directed by Fede Alvarez
TriStar Pictures


When a group of friends arrive at an isolated cabin to help one of their own overcome her addiction to heroin, they quickly find themselves facing evils beyond their wildest imagination. They accidentally summon the Taker of Souls by reading a passage from the Naturom Demonto, and soon the demon—trapped in addict Mia’s (Jane Levy) body—is trying to murder everyone in order to raise the Abomination. The film ends in a climactic sequence, in which in the demon in Mia is exorcised, all her friends and her brother David (Shiloh Fernandez) are murdered, and her fight against the ultimate evil culminates in her ripping off her arm and slaying the Abomination with a chainsaw as blood rains from the sky. Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 29”

Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 25

by Caitlin Marceau 

The Cabin In The Woods (2012)
Directed by Drew Goddard
Lionsgate


If you’re ever browsing Netflix and can’t decide if you want to watch a comedy, a horror, or a commentary on modern genre cinema, then put on Drew Goddard’s The Cabin In The Woods. The film is a clear commentary on modern horror, but is a scary, creative, visionary work of horror in its own right. Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 25”

Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 24

by Caitlin Marceau 

A Quiet Place (2018)
Directed by John Krasinski
Paramount Pictures


One of the best things about going to the movies is the buttery, fresh, hot from the popper popcorn, but if you caught this year’s A Quiet Place in theatres then chances are you didn’t eat anything for the film’s 90-minute runtime. That’s because the movie was so silent, so minimalist in its sound design, and so scare with music that the idea of crunching anything during its screening would have been sacrilegious. Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 24”

Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 22

by Caitlin Marceau 

Crimson Peak (2015)
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Universal Pictures


When tragedy strikes, newly married Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) and Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) return to his family manor in England—Allerdale Hall—which is commonly known as Crimson Peak, due to the blood red clay that seeps through the earth. While in her new home, tensions build between Edith and her sister-in-law Lucille (Jessica Chastain) when she begins to have ghostly visions of Thomas’ previous wives and she starts to fall ill. It’s not long until Edith realizes there’s more than family history haunting the mansion, and she must fight for her life in order to avoid the same fate that’s befallen so many before her. Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 22”

Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 19

by Caitlin Marceau 

Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Directed by Tim Burton
Paramount Pictures


For many, the Halloween season wouldn’t be complete without Washington Irving’s “The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow.” Originally a short story published in 1820, it was turned into an animated piece by Walt Disney Productions for the movie The Adventures Of Ichabod And Mr. Toad (1949) where, despite its release nearly seventy years ago, it’s impacted children around the globe. Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 19”

Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 18

by Caitlin Marceau 

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1996-2003)
S4E10, “Hush”
The WB Television Network


Buffy The Vampire Slayer has always been a fan-favourite show. Created by Joss Whedon, and based off the film he wrote in the early ‘90s, this program was a hit with audiences when it first debuted and it’s only increased in popularity since its epic finale. Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 18”

Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 17

by Caitlin Marceau 

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992)
Directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui
Twentieth Century Fox


Before Sarah Michelle Gellar was falling for a vampire with a soul, saving the world (a lot), and trying to navigate high school and higher callings, there was Kristy Swanson. The OG Buffy Summers, this cheerleader and it-girl was living a life of shopping, gossip, and cute boys until a man named Merrick (Donald Sutherland) shows up to tell her that she’s the Chosen One (aka. the Slayer). Alone, she’s tasked with facing the forces of evil, and saving the world from the power and chaos of the vampires who lurk in the shadows… and the ones who crash her senior dance and try to kill half the school. Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 17”

Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 15

by Caitlin Marceau 

Get Out (2017)
Directed by Jordan Peele
Universal Pictures


The directorial debut of comedian Jordan Peele, Get Out is a masterful taste of modern American horror. The story follows Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) on a weekend getaway with his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), to meet her parents. What Chris doesn’t know is that the Armitage’s have mastered the science needed to perform brain transplants, and are planning on selling his body to the highest bidder who—through this operation—wants to live forever.  Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 15”