With Halloween coming up, we could all go for a blanket fort, some apple cider, and some graphic, violent, and odd scares. Here’s a list of my favorites to get you started.
5. As Above, So Below (2014)
I saw this gem on Netflix a bit last year, and finally watched the whole thing this year. The concept is quite out there, where a woman is desperate to complete her father’s work in finding a stone, which leads her to the French Catacombs. She enlists a group of people; a videographer, a translator (who she has some history with), and French natives who know the catacombs well. The journey takes many unfortunate, odd, and gory turns. I personally wasn’t scared because it’s hard for movies to get to me, but it is still a fun movie to watch with some lads.
4. A Quiet Place (2018)
This one could be argued as a thriller, but it definitely could pass as horror. This story is set in a time where these unknown species have been terrorizing the world. If you make any noise, chances are these beings will hear and attack you, since they have highly advanced ears. A family of five is the main focus, including husband and wife duo John Krasinski from The Office and Emily Blunt from Into the Woods. Along with their 3 children, they try to find a way to survive, with plenty of scares on the way. You may think flinging popcorn may be an overreaction, but it happened.
3. The Shining (1980)
An all-time classic, The Shining is a hoot and a half. It begins with a family who begins to live in a hotel in Colorado since the father has had writers block, and he thinks a job as the hotel’s winter caretaker could help that. His son has psychic premonitions that get more disturbing as the father has trouble writing still, eventually unraveling into a man seeking murder.
2. It (2017)
Another classic, but… not? Based on the novel and previous series, It takes on the story of a clown haunting a town in Indiana, and a crew of kids who want to get to the bottom of it after a crew member’s brother goes missing. Filled with suspense, terror, nostalgia, and a precious story of friendship, It is one of my all time favorite movies especially for October.
1. Hereditary (2018)
Number 1 is Hereditary. In my opinion, it is one of the scariest movies I have encountered. It’s set with a family who’s mother recently lost her own estranged mother. Her daughter takes it hard since she feels as though her grandmother overtook raising her, and it begins to take a toll on the whole family. As the story progresses, so does the terror and suspense. This movie is one of my all time favorites. When it ends, people leaving the theatre create a chorus of “what?!”s and “woah”s to try and wrap their mind around what in the world just happened.
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