The love of a good scary movie has certainly evolved from era to era, it always remains a constant source of entertainment. Sifting through the thousands to find the right horror movie that is as much terrifying as it is thrilling isn’t always easy. So, we’ve rounded up the best horror films to watch, that’ll provide enough fodder for your nightmares.
The Blackcoat’s Daughter
It’s a great example of a psychological thriller that avoids the usual cliches and jump scares of most modern horror movies. Emma Roberts and Lucy Boynton star as two boarding school students who stay behind over the holiday break as no one picking them up from their school and discover their teachers may actually be Satanists, though the plot takes quite a few turns from there. Ambiguous, haunting & atmospheric in the best sense of the word, this film is a welcome antidote to the shock horror we’re inundated with & expertly directed by Oswood Perkins.
This film is legitimately the perfect mystery and suspense slasher. Kate Siegel stars as a reclusive writer who also happens to be deaf-mute. That disability proves life-threatening when a murderous stalker begins hunting her. This movie is incredibly suspenseful and uses its premises to maximum effect. It was one of the earliest signs that Netflix is a true force to be reckoned with when it comes to original horror films. Certainly an amazing film that is totally worth watching.
In the Tall Grass
It’s based on a novella written by Stephen King and his son Joe Hill, is directed by Cube and Splice director Vincenzo Natali and stars The Conjuring’s Patrick Wilson. This is a thriller, a supernatural-psychological thriller, and it does that very well. The acting throughout it great, and the pacing is fantastic. It also boasts a simple and effective premise. Innocent people are lured into a cornfield when they hear screams, only to find escape very difficult indeed. The movie sometimes struggles to pad out that premise into a feature-length plot, but this one is still well worth checking out. Definitely I will recommend to friends.
Under the Shadow
This universally acclaimed, Persian-language horror film is a must-watch for horror fans with a Netflix subscription. Under the Shadow stars Narges Rashidi as a woman grappling with both the ordinary pressures of living under an oppressive regime and some decidedly supernatural shenanigans in her apartment building. Due to constant bombings each of the tenants leave one by one, Shideh and her daughter are the only ones left in the building and we as an audience members really feel the loneliness and creepy silence with the characters. Like so many great horror films, Under the Shadow manages to provide both insightful social commentary and spine-tingling horror.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
One of the creepiest and most original horror movies in years. Stars Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch as a father-son team of morticians who are tasked with performing an autopsy on a mysterious corpse that turned up at an inexplicable crime scene. As they dissect the body they discover one impossible medical mystery after another, until they find too late that the horrors haven’t stopped now that “Jane Doe” is dead. it’s suspenseful, fascinating, and scary as heck.Great acting and story. A great mystery thriller to watch.
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