How many hours have you spent looking for a good horror movie on google by searching these string of words “Best horror movies of all time”, “Highest rated horror movies”, “Just tell me horror movies pls” and ended up watching those same old sitcoms you’ve watched like 10 times?
Halloween weekend is coming up. Most of y’all are going to be binge-watching Stranger Things season 2, but for those who aren’t into TV shows and are looking for genuinely scary movies, you’ve come to the right place.
1. [Rec] 2007/ Quarantine (2008)
Plot: A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
It’s a Spanish hand-held horror movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout its run. If you’re not comfortable with subtitles, american remake version Quarantine (2008) is just as thrilling. I’ve seen dozens of zombie movies like 28 days later, World War Z, Dawn of the dead, and what not, but [Rec] tops the list and is definitely the most thrilling so far. You can also check out its sequel if you like it!
2. Hush (2016)
Plot: A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.
What a breath of fresh air to this predictable genre! Hush (2016) is an absolutely heart-pounding horror thriller that will keep you engrossed from start to finish. For the love of horror thrillers, don’t miss out on this one.
3. Lights Out (2016)
Plot: When a bloodthirsty supernatural being that lurks in the shadows preys upon a family, a young woman must fight to protect herself, save her little half-brother, and uncover a mystery about her family’s shadowy past.
A genre that’s swarming with movies that have similar concepts, Lights Out offers something slightly different. It’s a low-budget horror movie that makes the best use of its concept and successfully taps into a primal fear of the dark. It’s a great horror flick you shouldn’t miss out on.
4. Get Out (2017)
Plot: It’s time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambiance will give way to a nightmare.
Speaking of a different plots. With a score of 99%, Get Out is the highest rated horror movie on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s the kind of nail biting horror suspense movie that will keep you gasping and guessing throughout the movie. It’s best if you go in without watching the trailers!
5. Under the shadow (2016)
Plot: As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.
I couldn’t find its English dubbed version online, but if you’re comfortable with subtitles, it’s a slow burn horror you shouldn’t miss out on. Review on Rotten Tomatoes describes it the best, “The genius of Under the Shadow lies in the way it builds up the tension: slowly, almost imperceptibly at first, until I suddenly realized I was wound so tightly I wanted to scream.”
6. Don’t Breathe (2016)
Plot: Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn’t as helpless as he seems.
Two words for this movie, CINEMATIC MASTERPIECE. I don’t remember the last time I watched a movie as nerve-wrecking as Don’t Breathe. There were times that I literally stopped breathing during the movie because it was THAT intense. I had the chance of catching it in the theaters, and it’s one of the best movie experience of my life.
7. It follows (2014)
Plot: After a strange sexual encounter, a teenager finds herself haunted by nightmarish visions and the inescapable sense that something is after her.
Review on Rotten Tomatoes describes it the best, “It is a pleasure to see a terrifying horror movie that invests in a nightmarish atmosphere of tension with moments of suspenseful anticipation, an excellent electronic score and an efficient camerawork that makes the best use of zooms and pan shots.”
8. The babadook (2014)
Plot: A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
It’s a simple, yet shiver-inducing psychological horror that will emotionally disturb you for a long time.
9. The Conjuring (2013)
Plot: “The Conjuring” tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga), world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives.
If you’ve not watched The Conjuring (2013) yet, what the hell are you doing with your life, mate?
10. IT (2017)
Plot: A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting demon, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.
Stephen King’s adaptation IT (2017) is officially the highest grossing horror movie of all time. It’s THAT good. It’s still running in theaters if you’ve not watched it yet.
11. The invitation (2015)
Plot: While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests.
It’s a slow-burn horror suspense movie that will absolutely fk your brains out by the end. Watch it with a blank mind. AND DO NOT WATCH ITS TRAILER.