Perfect for Halloween movie night with friends – at least for all those who can do without the spooky atmosphere and instead just want to celebrate the craziest ways to bite the dust.
Halloween is just around the corner – and with it the agony of choosing which films this year should cause fear and terror or a little fun. While the streaming providers are showing the unfortunately low-zombie spin-off of Zack Snyder’s undead spectacle “Army Of The Dead”, “Army Of Thieves” (Netflix), or the uncompromising terror thriller “The Hills Have Eyes” (Disney+) in the program, Amazon Prime Video is once again enticing at the end of the month with a new 99-cent campaign – with a focus on horror.
Up to and including Sunday (October 31), there are almost 40 films available to rent from Amazon at a bargain price of just 99 cents:
›› Movies for 99 cents on Amazon Prime Video*
In addition to some current direct-to-video productions – from sci-fi to action to horror – the campaign also includes a very special film series that Gorehounds have always celebrated for their creativity: “Final Destination”.
The “Final Destination” series – perfect for Halloween!
In 2000, “X-Files” writer and producer James Wong used all his mystery experience to show death from a completely new angle in “Final Destination” – with success. The concept of a school class, which the Grim Reaper just jumps in front of the shovel before he still gets them one after the other, was immediately declared a cult – and continued until 2011 four times.
And even if the films are quite atmospheric in places (genre legend Tony Todd alone makes sure of that with his gruesome performances), in the end it was of course about one thing above all: meaningful shots of all kinds of potential murder instruments, presented in a wonderfully creative, but sometimes also culminating in a pretty disgusting splatter festival. Because that’s exactly what the films are burned into memory with – for example the glass plate in “Final Destination 2”, the nail gun in “Final Destination 3”, the swimming pool in “Final Destination 4” or the gymnastics scene in “Final Destination 5”. You rarely see that in Hollywood movies.
The series is perfect for a Halloween night out with friends, as its gross kills will scare some and excite others. And if you want to have a chat in between, you can do that. Once the initial slaughter is over, you usually always have a few minutes until the next kill. And since the whole thing is not too complex in terms of content, getting back into it is child’s play.
Incidentally, only the four sequels are part of the campaign, the first part is available for 3.98 euros on Prime Video – and thus still for significantly less money than the long out of print German Blu-ray of the film, some of which are on eBay & Co changes hands at great expense.
›› “Final Destination” on Amazon Prime Video*
Also for 99 cents: horror with the “Halloween Kills” star & more
In addition to the martial arts drama “Embattled” (for all fans of “Warrior” & Co.), the sci-fi actioner “Battle Drone” and the Russian disaster drama “Chernobyl 1986” you can currently get all sorts of things that have only recently been released directly for home cinema Horror films for less than a euro – including “Son” with “Halloween Kills” star Andi Matichak, the telephone horror “One Last Call” or the visually appealing arthouse eco-horror “Gaia – Grüne Hölle”.
The 99 cent promotion runs up to and including Sunday 31 October. Once rented, you have 30 days to see a film, as befits your status. Once you start it, you have 48 hours to finish it.
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