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DStv will keep you on the edge of your seat, watching nail-biting horror films.

Halloween, traditionally celebrated on 31 October, originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. 

A lot has changed over the centuries and Halloween is now celebrated with costume parties, trick-or-treating, telling scary stories and watching horror films.

Although we don’t really celebrate this spooky day in South Africa with all the ghostly traditions, DStv will make sure that one tradition is upheld – sitting on the edge of your seat, watching nail-biting horror films which will have you sleep with the lights on.

For the faint-hearted there will be some comedic horror, and also something for the kids.

Here are a few movies to watch on DStv:

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  • Friday, 27 October at 23:40 – Ouija: Origin Of Evil -  A chilling prequel to the terrifying horror. A widowed mother of two runs a séance scam. To improve her show, she buys a Ouija board, not knowing it will invite evil into their home.
  • Tuesday, 31 October at 20:00 – Boo! A Madea Halloween - Tyler Perry brings us another round of raucous comedy. Madea ends up in the middle of mayhem when she spends Halloween tackling the paranormal.
  • Tuesday, 31 October at 21:35 – Viral - A scary zombie-like horror movie. A deadly virus has devastated the US. A young woman who's documenting her family's quarantine is also trying to protect her infected sister.

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  • Friday, 27 October at 23:36 – Jessabelle - This bone-chilling horror sees a woman return to her childhood Louisiana home to recover after an accident, only to find that a truly terrifying danger awaits her there.
  • Saturday, 28 October at  21:46 – House Of Wax - A heart-stopping good remake of the spine-chilling horror classic. A group of teenagers is being hunted down - one by one - by a set of murderous twin brothers.
  • Sunday, 29 October at 22:00 – Sleepwalkers - A terrifying horror movie based on a Stephen King novel. Two supernatural beings travel to a small town to hunt and feed on a young virgin.
  • Tuesday, 31 October at 23:10 – I Know What You Did Last Summer - Four inebriated teens hit a fisherman with their car. A year later the terror comes back to haunt them as the fisherman is seemingly out for revenge.

And on M-Net Movies Smile Channel 105,  we have a couple of child-friendly films which the young ones can enjoy, with parental guidance of course!

  • Tuesday, 31 October at 16:10 – Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride - Oscar-nominated director Tim Burton spins a quirky tale of a tragic romance in this sensitive animated masterpiece. A corpse mistakenly believes that a human man wants to marry her.
  • Tuesday, 31 October at 17:30 – R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend - Spooky kids' film based on the popular book. A group of kids must save the world from an evil ghost and his ghouls.
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For more shows you can watch online, DStv Now can be accessed at now.dstv.com or through the app for tablets and smartphones. The app is free to download on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and is available to all DStv customers. 

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By Barbara Botha