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You’ll no doubt know that Sony recently launched Xperia 5, an exciting new addition to Sony Mobile’s flagship family.

As with the Xperia 1, the new handset features Sony’s immersive 21:9 display, creating a cinema-like experience whether you’re at home or on the go.

We’ve already given you our recommendations of the best films to watch in 21:9, but with the Halloween season upon us, it’s time to bury yourself (alive…) in some spooktacular action with a horror film classic.

Whether you’re a big fan of Netflix*, Amazon Prime or Google Play, there now so many ways to watch films in the 21:9 ratio for the ultimate viewing experience.  Here are our picks for ghoulish films that use the 21:9 display to its full potential.

Birdbox
Immerse yourself in this thrilling Netflix drama that begins with a mysterious force killing off most of the world’s population. The story sees a woman and her children embark on a dangerous journey in search of a place that may offer sanctuary – completely blindfolded, as it’s the only way to survive.

Much of the film is set in the depths of the forest, which looks gorgeous across the full width of the 21:9 screen. What’s more, with Creator mode, you’ll see the colours as director Susanne Bier intended.

Ghostbusters (2016)
If you prefer a more light-hearted approach to Halloween, or you’re looking for some family-friendly viewing, you can’t go wrong with Sony Pictures’ acclaimed reimagining of Ghostbusters. Starring Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, it “oozes with fun from every frame”, according to a leading critic.

A Quiet Place
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, this movie revolves around a family who are forced to live in complete silence. By doing so, they are able to avoid mysterious and deadly creatures that have an acute sense of hearing. This beautifully cinematic film shows the family’s determination to fight against the monsters around them, with a star turn by Emily Blunt.

It: Chapter One
This adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel was a box office smash, and it’s not hard to see why. The film, which covers the first half of the book, tells the story of seven young outcasts who face an ancient, shape-shifting evil – most often appearing as a terrifying clown – that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s children.

Get Out
This acclaimed film features a twisted plot that you definitely won’t see coming. The story focuses on Chris and his girlfriend as they visit her parents for the weekend. Sounds quaint? Not for long. The story quickly takes a thrilling turn in a way that is both horrifying and thought provoking. Watching Get Out on Xperia 1 or Xperia 5’s 21:9 display will find you gripping the edge of your seat.

Apostle
Set in London in 1905, Thomas Richardson (played expertly by Dan Stevens) returns home to learn his sister is being held ransom on a nefarious island. The film’s sumptuous visuals use every pixel of the screen to their best effect.

Apostle, the latest critically lauded horror from director Gareth Evans, is available on Netflix. The streaming service is a great place to go for 21:9 content, as it’s the ratio that ‘Netflix Originals’ content is filmed in.

What’s your all-time favourite spooky movie? Let us know in the comments below!

*Netflix content varies by region.

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