For those who have just walked in, yesterday morning I kick-started a 60 day Halloween marathon – a two-month run of horror themed activities. Should you want to know more about what this entails then check out all the details in yesterday’s post.

Today, I’ve continued 60 Days of Halloween with the viewing of the documentary Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema: Horror. And if you like documentaries, then it’s certainly worth a watch.

Presented by film critic and movie expert, Mark Kermode and co-written by author and film journalist, Kim Newman, Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema: Horror is an hour-long look at the horror genre. From iconic monsters to jump scares, the documentary focuses on all the key tropes that go into a frightening feature, with examples from some of the best movies in horror.

I like Mark Kermode and I love watching movie documentaries, so opting for Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema: Horror this morning was pretty much a no-brainer – and a great way to kick-start my day. More importantly, this documentary is part of a five-part series, which I’m currently working my way through, so today’s episode lined-up perfectly with my Halloween-a-thon.

Should you want to watch any of the episodes of Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema – including the horror episode – then head on over to the BBC iPlayer where all the episodes are currently available to stream. The other episodes in the series focus on rom coms, heist films, coming of age movies and science fiction.

60 Days of Halloween continues tomorrow…