BritBox is the online digital video subscription service that offers the largest collection of British television in Canada and the United States. Created by BBC Studios and ITV, BritBox brings to North America content such as fan favorites, exclusive premieres, and many current British releases, even within 24 hours after their UK premiere.
For those searching for what to watch this Halloween season, BritBox Canada has you covered:
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Mystery
Featuring Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Black Panther), Psychoville follows five seemingly unrelated individuals who receive the same mysterious message that reads: “I know what you did.” This message coerces them to face their pasts and figure out the secret that connects them. Recommended episode: “Halloween Special”
Psychoville (courtesy of BritBox).
Inside No.9 (series)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
This critically acclaimed anthology series tells a different story in every episode. Inside No.9’s premise is that its stories are connected by the fact that each episode features an element related to the number 9, such as a shoe’s size or an apartment’s number, for example. The show’s comedic elements are accompanied by many unexpected plot twists and even social critics.
Inside No. 9 (courtesy of BritBox).
Marley’s Ghosts (series)
This series is about Marley Wise, a woman with an unusual gift: she can communicate with the dead. However, this causes mixed feelings to arise since the ghosts she can talk to are her husband, her lover, and a local priest.
Marley’s Ghosts (courtesy of BritBox).
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Hallowe’en Party (series’ episode)
Genre: Mystery, Drama, Crime
Created by author Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot is an eccentric Belgian detective who settled in London after the war. In this Halloween special, there is a Hallowe’en party in a village, where a girl brags about bearing witness to a murder that happened years ago. She is not believed until her corpse is found later in the evening, drowned in an apple-bobbing bucket.
The Turn of the Screw (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
A film adaptation of Henry James’ novel starring Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, Mamma Mia) and Jodhi May (The Witcher, A World Apart). “A young, inexperienced governess is hired to look after two small children abandoned by their uncle, following the death of their parents, at his grand country house. Unsettled by glimpses of ghostly figures that only she can see, she quickly believes that something malevolent is stalking the children in her care.” (BritBox’s synopsis).
To be released on October 30th, 2020.
The Turn of the Screw (courtesy of BritBox).
Other (less spooky) releases to look out for this month include:
- October 1, 2020: All Creatures Great and Small Seasons 4-7
- October 6, 2020: Shakespeare & Hathaway: The Private Investigators Season 3
- October 13, 2020: Play for Today Collection
- October 21, 2020: My Family Secrets Revealed
- October 27, 2020: New Tricks Seasons 1-6
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