OVID's eclectic Halloween collection has something for everyone, whether werewolves (Good Manners), serial killers (Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart), high school bullies and sinister doppelgangers (Alena), vampires (Vampire Clay), demons (Demons), cannibal sorcery (Dachra), or supernatural ghost stories (Bedevil) are your thing.
For werewolf enthusiasts, you've never seen a birth scene quite like the one in Good Manners: "An unnerving werewolf tale that explores themes of motherhood and otherness, sometimes suggesting a retelling of Frankenstein. But with a werewolf. Yet for all the blood and gore, this is a quiet, gentle story…” —Village Voice
Also included in the Halloween collection is Bedevil by Tracey Moffatt, a stunning debut feature from the Indigenous Australian artist inspired by ghost stories she heard as a child from both her extended Aboriginal and Irish Australian families.
For binging purposes: Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Penance, an eerie serial thriller unfolding in a small town, when a mysterious stranger approaches a group of young friends in a playground, then kidnaps and brutally murders one of the girls.
We also have more horror-hybrid films, including two recently added films by Polish filmmaker Jagoda Szelc: Monument and Tower. A Bright Day – two atmospheric experiences that leave you psychologically disturbed for days after.