Arrow in October – witches, co-eds, ghosts, demons, and more!

The Slumber Party Massacre - Courtesy Arrow Vide
The Slumber Party Massacre - Courtesy Arrow Vide /

All horror fans look forward to the October movies that celebrate the spookiest month of the year, and Arrow in October does not disappoint.  Arrow begins the month with the release of Pierre Tsigaridis’ full-length directorial debut Two Witches, followed by a “movies reflecting real-life” horror collection that brings attention to the threat men pose to women every day.  There are gothic ghost stories, a carefully curated co-ed selection, demonic dangers, and finally the Mutilator Watchalong (which premiered last year on Arrow), and the movies created by those who participated in the event.  Buckle up, strap in, whatever idiom you want, because no one does horror like Arrow, and Arrow in October will be turned up to eleven.

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Arrow in October comes out of the gate swinging on October 1st

This first feature from writer-director Pierre Tsigaridis, Two Witches, a female-led pair of somewhat connected tales called “The Boogeywoman” and “Masha” is about matriarchal witches passing on their cursed legacies before they die, and not in a Hocus Pocus dance-until-you-die kind of way.  The movie looks decently scary with score-assisted “what’s outside my door” jump scares and lots of bloody practical effects.

Also available October first for North American subscribers is Brain Dead,  a 1990 psychological horror-thriller man vs. machine movie directed by Adam Simon and starring Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton, and George Kennedy.

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The curated seasons on Arrow in October have all the scariest human AND supernatural threats!

Arrow in October arrives with a new quartet of curated seasons: Why Can’t A Girl Walk Home Alone at Night?, Ghastly Gothic, Co-ed Carnage, & The Mutilator Watchalong Collection

The first curated season, Why Can’t A Girl Walk Home Alone At Night?, drops October 7th with a collection of female-led movies about the dangers real women face every day from men, and also how threatening a woman can be when she’s focused on revenge. Titles include: Take Back the Night, Unsafe Spaces, The Wind, Bed Bug, Irezumi.

The Ghastly Gothic collection premiers October 14th with tales of hauntings, human sacrifice, bloodless corpses and more from 1960 to 2015. Titles include: The Blancheville Monster, The Witch, The Third Eye, Lady Morgan’s Vengeance, Mill of the Stone Women and more.

Go back to school (but not the Rodney Dangerfield way) with Arrow in October as Co-Ed Carnage features campus killers.  Students should stay home, as no frat or sorority, slumber party, or kegger is safe! Titles include: Hell High, Girls Nite Out, Dude Bro Party Massacre III, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, Torso and more.

On October 28, North American subscribers get Night of the Demons and Evil Dead Trap (unrelated to the Evil Dead trilogy) which is a 1988 Japanese slasher film known in Japan as Trap of the Dead Spirits.

Finally, Arrow presents The Mutilator Watchalong Collection which features a smattering of horror directors and even Arrow staff members in a watch party of Buddy Cooper’s 80’s slasher flick The Mutilator.  Things start off well enough, but soon ghosts, killer AI, gorillas and other uninvited guests turn the watch party into a gore-fest of its own.

The rest of the collection features the titles the watch party invitees created including The Stylist, Threshold, A Ghost Waits, Dementer, Satanic Panic, Man Under Table and Brian Lonano’s short films.

If you’re not an Arrow subscriber – October would be the time to try it out as your 30 day trial period before paying $4.99 a month!  I guarantee it will be a bloody good time!

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Are you an Arrow subscriber?  If so, what is your favorite movie so far on the streaming service?  Let me know in the comments!