#VundaHalloweenAthon Day 25: "Spooky & Spiritual"

Welcome to Day 25 of our #VundaHalloweenAthon 

The 25th theme of the month is "Spooky & Spiritual." There may be no genre of film that deals more in themes of religion, theology, and spirituality and often horror movies have some very unique and interesting takes. Today, watch a movie with religious, theological, and/or spiritual themes.  

It might be an oldie you just never got around to seeing or something from a fresh young filmmaker who you haven't given a chance yet. The sky is the limit and bonus Pumpkin Points if you watch more than one movie a day on theme!

Here are a few recommendations we have gathered from the other side. 

Group Pick: La Llorona (2019) directed by Jayro Bustamante is a haunting and complex ghost story that mixes the horrors of the real world with that of the great beyond.

-Things Heard and Seen (2021) directed by Shari Springer Berman - 1h 59m - Netflix
-Pizza (2014) directed by Akshay Akkineni - 1h 47m - Netflix
-The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) directed by Wes Craven - 1h 38m
-The Demon's Rook (2013) directed by James Sizemore - 1h 43m - Tubi
-The Wicker Man (1973) directed by Robin Hardy - 1h 27m - Amazon Prime

Dani & Stephen:
-The Dark and the Wicked (2020) directed by Brian Bertino - 1h 35m - Shudder
-The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) directed by André Øvredal - 1h 26m - Shudder
-May the Devil Take You Too (2020) directed by Timo Tjahjanto - 1h 50m - Shudder
-Red State (2011) directed by Kevin Smith - 1h 28m 
-The Devil's Advocate (1997) directed by Taylor Hackford - 2h 24m - Showtime

Tell us about your picks on social media by tagging @Vundacast or @Vundablog and #VundaHalloweenAthon in your tweets or posts.

Our official #VundaHalloweenAthon art was done by Josh Stifter who is not only an artist but a filmmaker. If you subscribe to his Flush Studios Patreon you can access great behind the scenes content. He has two feature length films: The Good Exorcist is a comedic horror film made for $7000 under the supervision of Robert Rodriguez available on TromaNOW (perfect for "Spooky & Spiritual" day) or ask Josh about Greywood's Plot a film about friendship and cryptids, which is touring the world at film festivals. Josh also has tons of great horror shorts we might be recommending later in the month.


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