Scare yourself silly – over and over – this October with our special bumper season of horror classics and cult favourites.
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SBS Movies

23 Sep 2014 - 10:12 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:29 AM

Wednesday, October 1

Scream

8:30pm, SBS 2

Director: Wes Craven
Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette
What's it about?
In this satire of the horror/slasher movie genre, a masked murderer terrorises a small town by targeting a teenage girl and killing her friends one after the other. (1996)

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Child's Play

10:30pm, SBS 2

Director: Tom Holland
Starring: Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif
What's it about?
A young boy receives a special gift for his birthday, a doll called Chucky, which turns out to be possessed by the soul of a serial killer. (1988)

 

Wednesday, October 8

The Descent

9pm, SBS 2

Director: Neil Marshall
Starring: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid
What's it about?
While on their annual extreme outdoor adventure, six women become trapped in a cave hidden deep in the woods and fall prey to an evil and mysterious predator. (2005)

High Lane

10:50pm, SBS 2

Director: Abel Ferry
Starring: Fanny Valette, Johan Libéreau, Raphaël Lenglet
What's it about?
A rock-climbing holiday in Croatia for a group of friends turns into a fight for survival when they decide to venture onto a mountain trail that has been closed for repairs. (2009)

 

Wednesday, October 15

Cabin Fever

8:30pm, SBS 2

Director: Eli Roth
Starring: Jordan Ladd, Rider Strong, James DeBello
What's it about?
Five young friends go on a post-graduation holiday only to realise that their chosen getaway – an isolated cabin – is located within surrounds that are also home to a terrible disease. (2002)

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

10:15pm, SBS 2
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Director: Tobe Hooper
Starring: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger
What's it about?
A family of cannibals and crazed murderers terrorise a bunch of young travellers after they stumble upon their hidden house of horrors by accident. (1974)

Feature: Why The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is the Best Horror Movie Ever Made

 

Wednesday, October 22

Saw

9pm, SBS 2

Director: James Wan
Starring: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover
What's it about?
Two men wake up chained in a bathroom and have to follow the rules of a twisted game orchestrated by a serial killer in order to survive. (2004)

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Videodrome

10:55pm, SBS 2

Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits
What's it about?
When a TV station CEO looks for new programs to boost his audience, he discovers an underground program offering extreme violence and torture. His world soon spins out of control as he becomes addicted to it. (1983)

 

Wednesday, October 29

Sightseers

8:30pm, SBS 2

Director: Ben Wheatley
Starring: Alice Lowe, Kenneth Hadley, Steve Oram
What's it about?
An English couple's longed-for caravanning holiday turns weird once events start to conspire against them and their romantic freedom morphs into something else: a strange and sociopathic taste for violence. (2012)

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Read interview with director Ben Wheatley

Army of Darkness

10:10pm, SBS 2
Watch now on SBS On Demand

Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert
What's it about?
In the third installment of the Evil Dead franchise, a man is sent back to the Middle Ages, where he has to fight an undead army so he can go back to the present. (1992)

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Friday, October 31

Evil Dead II

9:20pm, SBS 2

Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks
What's it about?
Stuck in a cabin in the woods, the only survivor of a demonic attack has to keep fighting the evil powers that keep growing around him. (1987)

The Devil's Rejects

10:50pm, SBS 2

Director: Rob Zombie
Starring: Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley
What's it about?
In the sequel of Rob Zombie’s The House of 1000 Corpses, the members of the psychopathic Firefly family are on the run from the police, leaving more dead bodies behind them. (2005)

Halloween

12:45am, SBS 2
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Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran
What's it about?
On Halloween night, a psychotic killer interned as a child for the murder of his older sister escapes the psychiatric hospital 15 years later and starts stalking a teenage girl and her friends. (1978)

The Orphanage 

2:30am, SBS 2

Director: J.A. Bayona
Starring: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep
What's it about?
After bringing her family back to her childhood home and opening an orphanage for handicapped children, a troubled woman begins to communicate with an eerie invisible friend. (2007)

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