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It’s the month of likeable serial killers, as we take a look at a motherly cannibal, a barbaric barber and a psychotic clown. Oh, and don’t forget Deadpool…
Because everyone loves a murderer. Sort of…
NETFLIX Santa Clarita Diet (S2)
ink your parents are weird just because they like to dance at discos? Please. at’s nothing on the Hammond family, whose mother has picked up the habit of gorging on human flesh. So embarrassing.
With the sequel in cinemas this month, there’s no better time to rewatch the original Deadpool. And if you haven’t seen this hilarious superhero flick, you’d best get to it before Ryan Reynolds turns up at your door with a katana.
e creators of Happy! were clearly on every drug imaginable when making this comedy. e premise? An alcoholic ex-cop joins forces with a little girl’s imaginary friend to solve a kidnap case. See what we mean?
AMAZON VIDEO Suburbicon
Fed up of gunning people down in action films, Matt Damon looked to find a quiet life as a family man in Suburbicon. But just as we can’t resist a pub trip, it seems Damon can’t leave his violent ways behind him.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Somebody forgot to tell Tim Burton that musicals are supposed to be bright and happy. But that’s just as well, actually – as this tale of the serial-slaying barber is a delight.
Full Metal Jacket
If your headteacher was a nasty piece of work, you’ll probably feel a lot of sympathy for the military recruits in this Oscar-nominated Kubrick classic as they endure the wrath of the spit-spraying Sergeant Hartman.
NOW TV Patrick Melrose (S1)
is five-part miniseries details the life of the fictional Patrick Melrose and how a childhood of abuse has adversely affected him in adulthood. Pretty heavy stuff considering we’re used to seeing Cumberbatch in a superhero’s cloak.
OK, so the Alien films might have lost their mojo in the last decade or so, but that doesn’t make those xenomorphs any less terrifying. Forget about this one’s philosophical questions and you’ll still enjoy those ridiculous chest bursts.
Batman: The Killin Jokes
Had enough of Ben Affleck as Batman? Even he seems to agree. is animated film ditches Superman and silly alien invasions for a more grounded and exciting face-off between the Dark Knight and the Joker.