Happy Halloween, everyone! I don't know about you, but my Halloween night plans traditionally involve two very important activities: cherry-picking the best candy from my kids' trick or treating haul after they go to bed, MOO HOO HA HAA, and 2) forcing my horror-movie-hating husband to watch a scary film with me.
If you're looking for a horror flick to rent and watch tonight, I've got a list of spooky, creepy films you may have missed in the last few years. If you're in the mood for monsters, slashers, vampires, werewolves, crazed killers, or other freaky/disturbing stuff, here's a sneak peek at 8 horror movies worthy of your All Hallow's Eve:
The less I tell you about this movie, the better. I will say that if you're looking for buckets of blood and massive alien battles, this isn't the right film, but I highly recommend it. I thought it was exciting, tense, and visually amazing—especially given the filmmakers' $15K budget.
Two college friends, a country home, and a freaky killer. Not your typical slasher fare, thanks to the stylish cinematography and unique score. Hang in there for the eyebrow-raising ending, which you'll either love or hate.
You're stuck in a cave and things are trying to kill you. Yeah, this is a seriously scary movie that's teeth-grindingly tense all the way through.
Let The Right One In
There's a U.S. remake of this vampire movie that's supposed to be good, but you should definitely see the original first. It's brilliant and haunting and heartbreaking and there's quite a reveal that I won't spoil for you. Don't miss this one, even if horror isn't usually your thing.
This falls into the "random toxin/virus is turning people into horrible killers" category and it's pretty fun. You have to see it because 1) hello, Timothy Olyphant, and 2) the hilarious scene in the carwash.
It's about menstruation and teenagers and werewolves and I am not even kidding. You'll read the synopsis for this and think, NO WAY THIS SOUNDS SO STUPID, but I promise it's actually very original and spooky and not half bad.
What to say about this one . . . um, it's insanely disturbing, is nearly unwatchably gruesome, and will leave you feeling like you need about fifty showers afterwards. The first half is quite different from the second half, so if you make it through the first hour without turning the DVD off, you might want to take a quick break and surf some kitten videos on YouTube or something.
Backpackers in remote Australia run into a seemingly friendly bushman named Mick, and then things get really, really bad. This movie takes one of the characters and makes a bold, unexpected move that had me reeling and utterly freaked out. Two bloody, half-severed thumbs up!
Are you a horror movie fan? What else would you add to this list?
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