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SBS on Demand: Day of the Dead

Day Of The Dead leads a collection of spooky films & TV at SBS on Demand.

To celebrate Halloween, SBS On Demand has curated Fright Night – a collection of films and TV series designed to bring the fear and some laughs this spooky season.

From grisly tales of the supernatural and the ravenously insane, to blood-thirsty zombies and vampire oddities, SBS On Demand has scoured the globe to bring you the best in local and international horror, sci-fi and psychological thrillers to help you embrace the dark side of Halloween this October. The Fright Night collection is now available on SBS On Demand.

Headlining the Fright Night collection is 10-part American horror series, Day Of The Dead. The first three episodes will be available on SBS On Demand from 5pm on Saturday 30 October. Weekly episodes will then be fast-tracked from the US each Saturday.

Day Of The Dead (TV Series, 2021) starring Keenan Tracey, Daniel Doheny, Natalie Malaika and Morgan Holmstrom
Inspired by the zombie universe of George A. Romero’s original 1985 film of the same name.Day of the Dead is the story of six strangers trying to survive the first 24 hours of an undead invasion.This ode to George Romero’s famous flesh-eaters reminds us that sometimes all it takes to bring people together is a horde of hungry zombies trying to rip them apart. Each season will take place over a single day, showing how the residents of a small town react when the dead begin to come back to life. But unlike most zombie tales, Day of the Dead isn’t the story of a crisis bringing out the worst in people. Instead it’s an ass-kicking adventure about how our differences become strengths.

Bedevil (Film, 1993) starring Tracey Moffatt, Uncle Jack Charles and Mawuyul Yanthalawuy
Australian film Bedevil is three tales of the supernatural from Indigenous visual artist, Tracey Moffatt, combined into one extraordinary feature film. Rich in virtuosic design, drama and movement that traverses the Outback, the city, and Australia’s Indigenous-Anglo divide, Moffatt’s breathtaking style draws on influences as diverse as Vincente Minelli and Masaki Kobayashi and makes Bedevil one of the most dazzling feature debuts in Australian cinema.

The Void (Film, 2017) starring Aaron Poole
When police officer Carter (Aaron Poole) discovers a blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road, he rushes him to a local hospital with a barebones, night shift staff. As cloaked, cult-like figures surround the building, the patients and staff inside start to turn ravenously insane. Trying to protect the survivors, Carter leads them into the depths of the hospital where they discover a gateway to immense evil.

Oculus (Film, 2014) starring Australian actor Brenton Thwaites and Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan
Haunted by the violent deaths of their parents ten years earlier, adult siblings Kaylie and Tim are now struggling to rebuild their relationship. Kaylie suspects that their antique mirror is behind the tragedy, and contains a malevolent, supernatural force that infects the mind of anyone who gazes into it.

Under The Skin (Film, 2013) starring Scarlett Johansson, Adam Pearson and Jeremy McWilliams
An alien being in the guise of a seductive woman (Scarlett Johansson) prowls the streets of Glasgow in search of prey – unsuspecting men who fall under her spell. The victims are then stripped and consumed. However, existence in all its complexity begins to change the alien visitor. Nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Film in 2015.

Red Nights (Film, 2010) starring Carrie Ng and Frédérique Bel
A Cantonese Opera that tells the tragedy of the Jade Executioner who created a poison that killed by giving the ultimate pleasure. A French woman escapes to Hong Kong after having killed her lover to take an antique holding the potion. She becomes the hand of fate that pits a Taiwanese gangster against an epicurean woman murderer who sees herself as a new incarnation of the Jade Executioner.
* In French and Cantonese with English subtitles

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (Film, 2016) starring Sheila Vand and Arash Marandi
In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome skateboarding vampire who preys on men who disrespect women.
*In Persian with English subtitles

The Night Eats The World (Film, 2018) starring Anders Danielsen Lie, Golshifteh Farahani, and Denis Lavant
After waking up in an apartment where only the night before a party was raging, Sam is forced to come to grips with reality – he is now alone, and the living dead have invaded the streets of Paris. Petrified with fear, Sam is going to have to barricade himself inside the building and organize his survival. But is he really the sole survivor?
*In English, French and Norwegian with English subtitles

The Host (Film, 2006) starring Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona and Go Ah-sung
Directed by Parasite’s Bong Joon-ho, The Host is set after an American military base of Yongson releases toxic chemicals in the drain to the Han River under the direct order of an arrogant coroner. Six years later, a mutant squid monster leaves the water and attacks people on the side of the river.
*In Korean and English with English subtitles

The Untamed (Film, 2016) starring Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio and Jesús Meza
A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction.
*In Spanish with English subtitles

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