7 scary series and movies to stream this Halloween

31 October 2018

7 scary series and movies to stream this Halloween

You’ve seen the classics – from all three Scream movies to Anthony Hopkins’s Hannibal to the psychological terror that is Shutter Island. Looking for a new flavour of fright? These lesser-known horrors and thrillers are waiting for you on Showmax.

1. RAW | First on Showmax


Justine is a 16-year-old vegetarian whose appetites, um, change, after she’s pressured into eating meat during a hazing. This starts a dark spiral of lust and hunger in this award-winning horror film that goes where few movies dare to… Watch now »

2. HBO’s Beware the Slenderman

Update: Beware the Slenderman is no longer on Showmax. Browse more titles here.

Beware the Slenderman is on Showmax
Image: HBO

This terrifying and 100% true documentary investigates the disturbing case of two 12-year-old girls who committed a brutal murder to appease a fictional online bogeyman known as the Slenderman. Watch now »

3. Siembamba | Made in SA

Siembamba is on Showmax
Image: Phoenix Films

She thought her depression was caused by her child’s birth. Then Chloe starts to suspect that an evil entity is haunting them, but nobody believes her. Siembamba is nominated for eight Africa Movie Academy Awards in October, including Best Film, Best Director (Darrell Roodt) and Best Actress (Reine Swart). It was also nominated for two SAFTAs. Watch now »

4. You’ve Been T@gged, S1-2


There is no escape in the connected world as four seemingly unrelated teenagers are targeted by an anonymous creep who stalks them with violent videos. Can they stop it? Watch now »

5. Die Ontwaking | Made in SA

Die Ontwaking on Showmax
Image: kykNET

A serial killer is stalking women and killing them for their tattoos. But only one cop, a new rookie, is getting close to the truth in this gripping thriller. Watch now »

6. Sleep Tight, S1

Sleep Tight on Showmax

You won’t get a wink of sleep after watching this chilling new horror anthology. Technology and terror meet as a woman documents the creepy encounters of other people. But while she progresses, the horror starts coming after her too… Watch now »

7. Last Ones Out | Made in SA

Last Ones Out is on Showmax
Image: Gravel Road

When a zombie outbreak leaves them as the last few survivors, four strangers must team up to escape. But can they trust each other when the stakes to succeed are so high? Find out in this nail-biting South African horror movie! Watch now »

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