October 17th 2017
Are you afraid of the dark?
Scary movies aren’t for the faint of heart, but they sure offer up a real good time for those who enjoy them. Here are just 5 good scary movies to take a look at if you’re bored on a Halloween night! I am really going to try to keep away from plot summaries because you could just google those and I personally don’t want to risk spoiling any bit of these movies to you!
(Disclaimer: These movies may not be scary to all audiences, but either way they are still fun to watch)
I love both Sinister Movies and I feel they are incredibly underappreciated. Without giving too much away about the plot, it is about a series of murders, some film reels, and missing children. I don’t want to spoil it too much, but I found it to be a movie that I was thinking about even after it was over.
2- Rosemary’s Baby:
I am talking about the original Rosemary’s Baby, not any of those TV remakes. Rosemary’s Baby is a compelling movie because the scary part isn’t exactly what is happening, but the human nature surrounding the whole situation. I think the more you think about the film and the more you rewatch it, the creepier it gets. And the ending leaves you in such suspense with no resolve.
3- The Shining:
This is another great film that leaves you thinking far after it is over. I have rewatched this movie so many times and still have new theories about plot points and characters. There is also a great documentary I heard about on Netflix (I believe) that is called Room 237 that dives deeper into the lore of the film. Definitely a fan favorite film with so many dimensions to it.
4- The Blair Witch Project:
The Blair Witch Project is the first film that comes to mind when I think of found footage films. Again, I am talking about the original and not some remake. The Blair Witch Project offered something scary to audiences. Reality. The feeling that this whole film was entirely real is terrifying (and obviously not true, but fun to pretend it is). Plus this film also leaves you thinking in the end. I actually watching a great video by Film Theory on YouTube about The Blair Witch Project and I totally suggest watching it after seeing the movie once or twice. It completely changed my entire perception of the film.
I can not do a horror list without Psycho. It revolutionized horror movies and is still one of my favorites to go back to. I don’t personally find it scary, but I have met plenty of people who do so I don’t want to knock it. It is a great psychological thriller that starts taking you one way then entirely whips you in a new direction. It is clever, interesting, and you almost sympathize with the bad guy in the end. I honestly view it as a classic and recommend it to anyone who hasn’t seen it.
And yet again, here are a few more suggestions if the 5 I have offered don’t keep you busy:
- The Conjuring
- The Exorcist
- A Nightmare on Elm Street
- Paranormal Activity
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre
- The Ring (My first horror movie when I was 9 years old)
- Silence of the Lambs
- The Omen
- Tucker & Dale vs Evil (Not scary honestly, just funny)
- Friday the 13th
- And so many more…
This Halloween I am challenging myself (and any horror movie lovers out there) to go onto the Netflix horror section and try to watch a few new scary movies this season. I am sure there are tons of indie directors waiting for the moment their films shine!