The Criterion Channel Has the Best Halloween 2020 Lineup

Featuring essential works by George A. Romero, Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, and more

The Criterion Channel Halloween 2020
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (The Criterion Channel)

    If you couldn’t tell, Halloween is a big deal when it comes to streaming. Netflix, Hulu, Shudder, and AMC are all offering countless tricks and treats for the month of October. Joining them is The Criterion Channel, and they may be a cut above the rest.

    As Bloody Disgusting reports, the prestigious channel is dialing things back to the ’70s for October 2020, dropping 29 vintage titles that prove horror looked better in bell bottoms and sequins. It’s a pristine lineup that would impress the likes of Joe Bob Briggs.

    “In the 1970s, everything was wilder, weirder, and more far-out—and horror movies were no exception,” Criterion announced in a statement. “This tour through the 1970s nightmare realm is a veritable blood feast of perverse pleasures from a time when gore, grime, and sleaze found a permanent home in horror.”


    No kidding. All the great Masters of Horror are represented: George A. Romero, Wes Craven, David Cronenberg, Robert Altman, Bob Clark, Tobe Hooper, Larry Cohen, Nicolas Roeg, Abel Ferrara, Robin Hardy, Philip Kaufman, and the list goes on.

    All films will be available on the streaming service starting October 4th. Below, you can revisit Psychoanalysis discuss Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, one of the many iconic films available in this jaw-dropping collection.

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    The Criterion Channel ’70s Horror Lineup:
    Trog, Freddie Francis, 1970
    The Vampire Lovers, Roy Ward Baker, 1970
    Daughters of Darkness, Harry Kümel, 1971
    Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, John D. Hancock, 1971
    The Nightcomers, Michael Winner, 1971
    Dracula A.D. 1972, Alan Gibson, 1972
    Images, Robert Altman, 1972
    Death Line, Gary Sherman, 1972
    Season of the Witch, George A. Romero, 1972
    The Crazies, George A. Romero, 1973
    Don’t Look Now, Nicolas Roeg, 1973
    Ganja & Hess, Bill Gunn, 1973
    Sisters, Brian De Palma, 1973
    Theater of Blood, Douglas Hickox, 1973
    The Wicker Man, Robin Hardy, 1973
    Black Christmas, Bob Clark, 1974
    Deathdream, Bob Clark, 1974
    It’s Alive, Larry Cohen, 1974
    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Tobe Hooper, 1974
    Shivers, David Cronenberg, 1975
    The Tenant, Roman Polanski, 1976 (Arriving November 1st)
    The Witch Who Came from the Sea, Matt Cimber, 1976
    The Hills Have Eyes, Wes Craven, 1977
    Rabid, David Cronenberg, 1977
    Coma, Michael Crichton, 1978
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Philip Kaufman, 1978
    Long Weekend, Colin Eggleston, 1978
    The Brood, David Cronenberg, 1979
    The Driller Killer, Abel Ferrara, 1979


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