Director Edgar Wright Personally Curates Selection of His Favorite Horror Films for Viewers to Check Out After Watching “Halloween Kills”

As a movie fan, I’m always fascinated about the types of films that inspire the directors and actors I enjoy watching on the silver screen. The late, lamented Premiere Magazine and Movieline used to regularly publish such lists, going directly to the talent in Hollywood to figure out what sort of movies and television stoked their own creative fires. So it’s always neat to stumble upon anything in this day and age that might resemble the creative iteration of the famed lunchtime poll from the movie Heathers. Such a bird popped up today courtesy of our frightful fiends over at Bloody Disgusting News, this one originating from a director who knows a thing or two about the horror genre…

Edgar Wright, the director of Shaun of the Dead and Baby Driver and the upcoming horror time travel flick Last Night in Soho wants Peacock streaming subscribers to know exactly what to wash down Halloween Kills with movie-wise; consider his recommendations as a chaser to that nice stout stein of beer you just guzzled, Dear and Constant Reader.

The list of Wright’s favorite horror films to binge watch is an impressive and off-the-wall one:

Dracula (Lugosi version, naturally)

Bride of Frankenstein (can’t go wrong with Karloff)

Creature from the Black Lagoon

The Incredible Shrinking Man (the recipient of a lovely and recent Criterion transfer)

The Brides of Dracula (one of Hammer’s finest efforts)

The Evil of Frankenstein (ditto)

Night of the Living Dead


The Sentinel

An American Werewolf in London



Dead Ringers

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

The People Under the Stairs

Raising Cain

Serial Mom

The Sixth Sense

It Follows (one of the last truly great and original horror films)

Train to Busban

All of these films have one thing in common (other than the fact that Wright dearly loves ‘em): They can all be found streaming 24/7 on Peacock. In a statement, Wright said the following about his choices: “Hey Peacock People! I picked twenty dark delights for you to enjoy this October; from Night of the Living Dead to Gremlins (and some cult classics sprung from the Universal vault). So enjoy my curated list of twenty must-watch movies on Peacock TV this month…”

While this announcement came not printed on that awesomely glossy Premiere paper (ah physical media, I miss you!) but rather a cold computer laptop screen, this list is exciting and timely enough to encourage me to try a few of the titles on Wright’s list I’ve yet to see, a phenomenon I’ve not experienced since the heady days of the late 80s and early to mid-90s! Enjoy the films everyone and tell Peacock that Vents sent ya (and be sure to check out Wright’s latest film Last Night in Soho when it premieres October 29)!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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