October News

Halloween is here

The wind forces open the curtained window. Candles snuff out in the darkness. And a shiver cascades down your spine. Nope, it’s just your imagination. But something is stalking your computer or TV screen, primed to kill your free time… It’s our big list of the best all time horror movies…
The wonder of seeing the unknown has always been the luring temptation of movies. And so the horror feels especially close to this medium, a genre that exposes the audience beyond the normal, and into death. And if you are in the habit of waiting until October to do all your scary watching, the collection of frights below will deliver all manner of jumps and spinal shudders.
So, whether you are in the mood for the horror of a traditional slasher, post-modern frightism or psychological nightmares, this is a collection – in our opinion – of some of the very best scary movies to grace the silver screen. So if you are ready to cower behind your pillows and sofa cushions, wondering whether you actually locked the door, then this is probably the list for you.

  • Host (2020)
  • The Invisible Man (2020)
  • Ready or Not (2019)
  • Escape Room (2019)
  • A Quiet Place (2018)
  • Birdbox (2018)
  • Lights Out (2016)
  • The Shallows (2016)
  • Don’t Breathe (2016)
  • Annabelle (2014,17,19)
  • The Conjuring (2013)
  • The Call (2013)
  • Oculus (2013)
  • The Babadook (2014)
  • The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
  • Insidious (2010,13,15,18)
  • Paranormal Activity (2007)
  • 1408 (2007)
  • Trick or Treat (2007)
  • The Mist (2007)
  • The Grudge (2004,06,09,20)
  • Descent (2005)
  • Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  • The Ring (2002,05,17,19)
  • The Others (2001)
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  • The Sixth Sense (1999)
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  • The Faculty (1998)
  • The Crow (1994)
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
  • Candyman (1992)
  • Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • IT (1990, 2017)
  • Hell Raiser (1987)
  • Children of the Corn (1984)
  • Poltergeist (1982)
  • The Shining (1980)
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • Carrie (1976, 2013)
  • Jaws (1975,78,83,87)
  • The Birds (1963)
  • Halloween (1978,81,82,88,89,95,98,2002,07,09,18,21)
  • Nightmare on Elm Street (1984,85,87,88,89,91,94)
  • Saw (2004,05,06,07,08,09,10,17,21)
  • Scream (1996, 97,2000,11,22)
  • Red Riding Hood (2011)
  • Underworld (2003,06,09,11,12,16)
  • Resident Evil (2002,04,07,10,12,16)
  • Psycho (1960,83,86,90,98)

Hands up to you if you have been in the mood to be scared absolutely senseless. But if you are like some of us who prefer to rather still be able to sleep at night, then your options still include to make a night out of it by watching the current political news (truly scary!) or watching a moderately scary, family-friendly movie with your family and friends and long suffering black cat in the dark.

  • Scoob! (2020)
  • Goosebumps (2015,18)
  • Hotel Transylvania (2012,15,18)
  • Fun Size (2012)
  • ParaNorman (2012)
  • Coraline (2009)
  • The House With a Clock in Its Walls (2008)
  • Corpse Bride (2005)
  • The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  • Harry Potter (2001,02.04,05,07,09,10,11)
  • Practical Magic (1998)
  • The Craft (1996)
  • Casper (1995)
  • Hocus Pocus (1993)
  • Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (1992)
  • The Addams Family (1991,2019)
  • The Witches (1990,2020) – 2020 soon to be released.
  • Beetlejuice (1988)
  • Ghostbusters (1988)
  • Labyrinth (1986)
  • Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
  • Gremlins (1984)

PLEASE NOTE: The above recommendations carry age restrictions and need parental guidance! We want to PREVENT causing any unnecessary issues for you at home.
Making recommendations is tough as each choice is purely dependent on individual taste but perhaps the above lists can get you to start watching. Do you have any movies you would like to recommend? Please let us know on Facebook or Instagram.
We hope you enjoy this month’s recommendations!


Franklin Players AGM 2020

Please ensure your membership is up-to-date as we shall be sending out a notice to the AGM to be held this December. Only paid up members will be able to cast a vote at the Franklin AGM. Membership fee for the remainder of 2020 stands at R100.
Franklin Players Banking Details:
Branch Code – 250655
Account Number – 50400030074
Current Account
Reference – Name, Surname (year membership is for)

Membership 2021

For those of you renewing for next year (2021), the membership fee is R200 for the full year. Please note that paying membership for next year (2021) does not make you eligible to vote at this year’s (2020) AGM.


Franklinite Corner


Soné Pieterse, Daniel Solomons, Traci Scerri and Hendrik Greyvenstein will be participating in Protea Stage Productions’ Hang:10 Festival. Please go out and support our members if you can. Booking details are available below under Protea Stage Productions.

From us on the committee – may thee break many a leg this festival!



Sadly the Rec Centre remains closed for our group with no news on a possible opening date.


News from other Societies


RLT is once again gracing the boards at Protea Stage Productions’ Hang:10 festival, 27 and 28 November 2020. They are looking forward to joining Franklin Players and other participating groups for the event. Break a leg everyone!


Protea will be hosting their Hang:10 Festival, 27 and 28 November 2020 at St Chad’s Anglican Church, Edenvale. A request has been forwarded that payments for bookings be made via EFT. Tickets are available through tickets@proteastage.org.za
Tickets cost R50 for both nights. Please note Covid-19 procedures will apply and masks will be required. Click poster to enlarge.



EADS will be hosting their showcase, 13 and 14 November 2020 at St Chad’s Anglican Church, Edenvale. All safety protocols will be in place. For enquiries and bookings please email Elana on eadsbookings@gmail.com or send her a WhatsApp on 084 444 4611.
Tickets are R30 each. Please note Covid-19 procedures will apply and masks will be required.


Happy birthday to our October bunnies, belated and still coming.




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