Scary movies to watch on Netflix this Halloween
If you don't feel like venturing outside for Halloween but still want to honour the scariest day of the year, how about turning off the lights at home and let Netflix do all the scaring? From spooky films based on true events to frightening tales featuring all your worst nightmares, we've picked out some of the scariest movies you can watch on Netflix this Halloween. Enjoy! RECOMMENDED: Need some spooky nibbles to go with your movie night? We've rounded up the best sweets to sink your fangs into this Halloween!
Best upcoming movies to watch in Hong Kong cinemas
As much as we love turning into a mouldy couch potato and binge watch whatever exciting new film or tv show Netflix throws at us, nothing quite beats the cinematic experience of being in a movie theatre. That’s why we’ve put together this list – which will be regularly updated – to bring you the freshest titles that are hitting the silver screens in Hong Kong. From family-friendly comedies to skin-crawling thrillers just in time for Halloween, here are our picks of the best upcoming films to catch this month. (Release dates may be subject to change) RECOMMENDED: If you’re making plans for a movie date, be sure to read about the city’s current social distancing regulations before going to cinemas!
New shows and movies to watch on Netflix this October
This month, prepare for spine-tingling thrillers, gripping documentaries, and intense dramas that will have you on the edge of your seats. You know the drill – grab the popcorn, settle down on the sofa, and let’s run through some of the best films and shows to watch on Netflix this month. RECOMMENDED: Add more excitement to your night in with some of Hong Kong's best crime thrillers.
6 Hong Kong crime thrillers you need to watch
We could all do with a little more excitement in our lives with things as they are right now, so what better way to spice up the evening than with a good old-fashioned movie marathon? From comedies to the heavily controversial, the Hong Kong film industry has whipped up an extensive catalogue of classics over the years – but there’s nothing quite as exhilarating as a heart-racing crime thriller. Get ready to be glued to the edge of your seat, and witness some of the most unpredictable and explosive locally-produced blockbusters ever to grace the silver screen. By Adrian Ho RECOMMENDED: For more binge-worthy flicks, be sure to also check out these spine-tingling horror flicks too.
Hong Kong film interviews
Time Out meets Joaquin Phoenix ahead of Joker release
The most anticipated film of the autumn, ‘Joker’ examines how failed stand-up Arthur Fleck morphed into the Gotham psychopath we all know and dread. Its star Joaquin Phoenix is its beating heart in a jittery, terrifying turn that’s already gathering Oscar buzz. The man himself has a rep for being an occasionally scratchy interviewee – ‘Most of the time I just try to get to the end of interviews’, he tells me, unpromisingly – but the man I encounter is direct but laid-back, and eager to chat about his turn as the DC supervillain. By Olivier Joyard Do you have to like a character like the Joker to play him? ‘Frankly, it was a challenge. Sometimes, while reading the script, I felt sympathetic, other times I was repulsed. Made no fucking sense. He was pathetic, whiny. I saw traces of post-traumatic stress disorder in him. When he’s attacked by kids at the start of the movie, he freezes up like a statue, unable to respond. This guy was physically abused when he was a child. It’s difficult not to feel some empathy for someone who’s been through that. That sort of thing changes your brain, the way you think. And it made me change how I see his character. At the start, I wanted him to go fuck himself.’ How did you prepare for the role? Did you study mental health problems in any way? ‘I watched some videos and read two books in particular. I’m not going to tell you which, as I don’t want to give the criminals they’re about more attention than they deserve. The general idea was