10 underrated horror films you should check out this Halloween
Planning a Halloween movie marathon?
Halloween is right around the corner—which means, more than anything else, it’s time to round up them horror movies and get into the spooky spirit!
And for those horror movies buffs who have probably seen all the popular chillers more than once already, you got something else coming! Forget The Conjuring, The Shining, The Exorcist and other such mainstream movies, and check out these 10 classics that you may not have watched as yet.
No gore, no ghosts, no creatures but Funny Games is, without a doubt, one of the most disturbingly scary movies of all time. In 2007, Michael Haneke remade his own 1997 Austrian film of the same name shot-for-shot. The film stars Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, and Brady Corbet in main roles. However, we recommend you watch the original.
The Babadook is a 2014 Australian psychological horror film which relies on real horror-drama rather than cheap jump scares. The film revolves around a widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, who battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house. However, she soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Children Of The Corn
Children of the Corn is a 1984 American horror film based upon the 1977 short story of the same name by Stephen King. A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed. With a chanting soundtrack and an effectively creepy sunlit vibe, this film does raise some shudders.
Another Stephen King classic adapted into a film, 1408 is the chilling story of a man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences and checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. As he settles in, he confronts genuine terror. The film stars John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.
Roman Polanski's debut Hollywood film, Rosmary's Baby is artful and renders an eerie and frightening world filled with the sense of unthinkable danger. The film is based on the bestselling 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin. The film chronicles the story of a pregnant woman who suspects that an evil cult wants to take her baby for use in their rituals.
The Wicker Man
A righteous police officer investigating the disappearance of a young girl comes into conflict with the unusual residents of a secluded Scottish isle. This 1973 British mystery horror film, inspired by David Pinner's 1967 novel Ritual, is unsettling and intelligent.
A Jeff Goldblum classic, The Fly is a thrilling, gory sci-fi horror loosely based on George Langelaan's 1957 short story of the same name. The film centres around an eccentric scientist who, after one of his experiments goes wrong, slowly turns into a fly-hybrid creature. It's nothing like Spider Man.
In this exploitative and supposedly fact-based thriller, a woman thinks she is losing her mind when she is raped several times by an unseen supernatural entity. For its day, The Entity was nearer the edge of hard-core horror than many of its contemporaries.
Beware of the sexually transmitted curse! This smart, original, and above all terrifying psychological horror film follows a teenage girl, Jay, who is pursued by a supernatural entity after a sexual encounter.
Let The Right One In
Falling under the 'horror-romance' category, Let The Right One In tells the story of a bullied 12-year-old boy who develops a friendship with a vampire child in Blackeberg, a suburb of Stockholm, in the early 1980s. It's "a Hitchockian tale that somehow brings love and light into what could have been the darkest drama imaginable," states a review.
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