The best and special Halloween horror movies to watch in 2022
What’s better than Halloween?
Sure enough, here in Polygon we include horror year round. We have constant list of best horror movie you can watch at home and Best horror movies on Netflix updated monthly of the year.
But even for year-round horror fans, Halloween is a special time of year.
For the past two fivePolygon has put together a Halloween Countdown calendar, offering a Halloween-appropriate movie or TV show to watch at home every day of October. We’re excited to bring that back again, with 31 Spooky options to keep your mood going all month long.
Every day throughout October, we’ll add a new recommendation to this Countdown and let you know where you can see it. So curl up on the couch, dim the lights, and grab some popcorn for a bunch of scary and fun Halloween surprises.
October 1st: Audition (1999)
In Audition, Takashi Miike’s 1999 psychological thriller, love is a consensus novel. Years after losing his wife to a terminal illness, widow Shigeharu Aoyama is urged by her son to return to the world and find someone. Aoyama agrees to an offer from his friend, a film producer, to audition for an unreleased film to find a potential bride from among the candidates. Ultimately, his search leads him to Asami Yamazaki, a beautiful former ballerina with a dark past.
As Aoyama draws closer to his new love relationship, he finds himself drawn more and more deeply into a web of conspiracies that threatens to tear him apart emotionally, psychologically, and yes – even financially. physical. There is something dark inside Asami, yes, but there is also a hidden darkness inside Aoyama, even darker. The only difference was that Asami accepted that darkness and made it her own.
Miike’s film keeps the cards relatively close to the chest for most of the run, unhiding the mystery wrapped tightly like gauze before shedding the skin of a cute character meeting to reveal a mass The amount of terror was shaking below. The film descends into a macabre run of assumptions, misdirections, and cinematic antics, with near-realistic dreams set against an all-too-frightening reality. However, in the end, these are just words. Only the pain can be trusted. —TE
Audition available to stream on Arrow Video and Hi-Yah!, free with ads on Tubi, and free on Kanopy with a library card. It is also available to rent or buy digitally on Vudu and Apple.