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10 Weird Horror Films That Give You The Creeps

by Kaylen Summers

Are you a curious moviegoer who loves to watch creepy, weird horror films with twisted plots? Here, we have some recommendations for you, brave heart!

The Lords of Salem

This is a creepy, terrifying film that focuses on a young woman residing in an apartment building. She is chosen by a coven of witches to carry the devil’s spawn. The film packs some extravagant static shots that exude a menacingly beautiful quality. The shots of long foreboding corridors, doors leading to other realms, and grand buildings representing hell bring to mind several moments of absolute, cold horror. Watch it if you like visual, visceral horror.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

This is the sequel to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It is an absurd black comedy horror film with a relentless sense of nightmare. The characters are so deranged that they have their own demented sense of justice. Their wild eyes and dual wield chainsaw attack, elevates an already crazy film into a carnival of the bizarre.

The Beyond

This is a film in which violence is combined with the bizarre and grotesque. With only an extremely basic storyline to tie these gory images together, this film poses a unique combination of trash aesthetics and dreamlike surrealism to create a zombie epic. Combining such audaciously gruesome images as tarantulas eating a man’s face with illogical, hallucinatory nightmare visions, the film immerses the viewer in a terrifying dreamscape.

In the Mouth of Madness

One of the most underrated horror films of the 1990s, this is a film that manages to bring to the screen intangible, indescribable horrors. What begins as frightening dreams and strange occurrences turns into an inescapable nightmare where the simple act of reading a book can bring about the end of the world. Adding an extra layer of weirdness, the film also blurs dreams and reality, fact and fiction, film and reality to shocking effect.

Evil Dead II

This film follows a secluded protagonist battling demons in a cabin. It takes everything that is nasty and horrifying about so-called serious horror and plays it for laughs, exposing the inherent silliness that lies at the heart of even the most hardcore of nightmares. This can clearly be seen in the film’s transformation of the hero into a bumbling fool, blood that becomes a cartoon green liquid, and a severed hand made into a little tyrant. As he begins to realize how ridiculous his predicament has become, he can’t help but laugh, and neither can you.

The Old Dark House

This was one of the first films to focus on a demented family of weird individuals. The film centers on the Femm family; encompassing a violent mute butler, the camp, an exceedingly eccentric Horace Femm, his religious, aging obsessed sister, their ancient bed-ridden father, and the maniacal pyromaniac kept locked upstairs. When a rainstorm forces a group of travelers to seek refuge in the old dark house, they are forced to spend the evening getting to know some of the strangest characters in horror cinema history.

Suspiria

This is a film that showcases the absolute peak of surreal Italian horror cinema. In the film, the plot is unimportant, it is merely a tool with which images of beautiful brutality, eye-catching visuals, and bombastic sounds are threaded together. The effect of the overall cinematic experience is most important in this kind of filmmaking, and this film totally delivers.

Phantasm

This is a horror film that blends dreamy visuals and fantastical imagery. It is punctuated by jolting nightmare visions of zombie dwarfs, killer flying spheres, and a menacing Tall Man. The realm of dreams and reality blur into one unfathomable whole, making this a difficult film to decipher as it is often impossible to tell what is a dream and what is reality. The focus is on the images and less on the storyline, but even then, revealing anything will take away the creeps.

The House by the Cemetery

This is a film about The Boyle family who relocates to a mansion near Boston to enable their father to conduct some research. But the son starts seeing the ghost of a girl and discovers the basement’s sinister secret. While scenes such as a shop window dummy’s head falling off and bleeding lend the film an indecipherable sense of intrigue, violent images of knives penetrating skulls fulfill the grossness quota. It is this melding of the uncanny and intangible that makes the film such a uniquely strange viewing experience.

The Car

This isn’t an inherently weird film, but it is a solid, cult movie with thrilling action sequences and commendable performances. The film has a completely ridiculous premise of a driverless demonic car terrorizing a small desert community. There is a great deal of fun to be had if you are willing to embrace the film’s outlandish premise and simply go along with the ride. The best thing about the film is the car itself; an indestructible, customized 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III with a demonic visage and memorably menacing horn. The car is an iconic movie monster in its own right.

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The Vigil (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

In order to fulfill the duties as a ‘shomer’, a young man must take care of the dead body over one night as a part of some ritualistic practice. Directed and penned by Keith Thomas, the American supernatural horror film marks his directorial debut and is rooted deep in Jewish culture and mysticism.

Releasing date: 26 February 2021

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10 Weird Movies to Watch on Amazon Prime

by Kaylen Summers

There are diverse kinds of movies out there. We may be used to the popular ones that follow the rules. But there are different films out there as well, which are worth the time. Here are some weird films you can watch on Amazon Prime:

1. Dust Nuggets

This is a film about an ambitious manager sending the rock band she oversees straight to the top of the stardom. Her secret weapon is a children’s book that has all of the instructions she’ll need. The entire story is told as she lies in an overdose-induced coma, and the plot is full of such layers that lift the story emotionally and craft-wise. The performances are stunning, with well-written dialogues and great music.

2. Blue Velvet

This is a really innovative, menacing film by ace director David Lynch. The story focuses on the protagonist who takes a trip back to visit his sick father and stumbles into a world he never knew existed in the town he grew up. The performance is delightful and brings out all the madness of the writing. The film is a cult classic and often finds space in almost all lists showcasing weird movies. If you manage to stick through it, you will be surprised and taken aback.

3. The Lighthouse

This is an insane tale of insanity, isolation, and seagulls. It is difficult to describe the plot without spilling the surprises out. It is a film that delves so deep into your mind and emotional landscape that it is quite unbelievable how it slowly does it. The film showcases the power of storytelling, and the potential of a film to show us the unreal while making it feel real. Watch this film, but make sure you do not give away anything to those who have not!

4. Suspiria

This is the story of an American dancer who starts to figure things out for herself. Visually stunning and absolutely intense, this movie is so wild that not only did one actor play three different roles, but it is complete with great prosthetics and techniques to enable it. The story is crazy, and when we say that, it is quite an understatement. Watch this film to be mesmerized and blown away by how far a plot can creep you out.

5. Pi

This is a film by director Darren Aronovsky, who is known to get a bit wild with his filmography. This is a film that is a crucial gateway into the weird world he builds through his filmmaking. The story starts with a mathematician Max developing an obsession with the numerical sequence. The plot progresses and gets on into a space that is unpredictable. It is a menacing tale that is sure to make you wonder at its insanity.

6. Midsommar

This is an intense film about how the psychological trauma of a person affects her partner. When they visit their friend’s ancestral commune in an effort to mend things, it changes their lives forever. The film is immersive with its deep-running plot that has many layers. The performances complement the plot and elevate the story into a gripping, intriguing watch.

7. Hotel Artemis

This is a film that is wild and twisted. The film is an action-comedy which proves with its star-studded narrative that sometimes all it takes is a lot of gunplay, a water riot and a hotel full of criminals to kickstart the excitement. The actors are all stunning, and the story unfolds in a striking manner, making it quite unlike anything else we have seen on screen. The film is mad, but not in the sense that we are used to. It is contained, sinister, and extremely creepy. Watch it for a different experience.

8. Come To Daddy

Families can be pretty wild, even on their most mild-mannered days together. This is a story of a family reunion. What was supposed to be a reunion with his absent father turns into an insane night from hell for the protagonist. This proves to him once and for all that the pen truly is mightier than the sword, especially when it is dipped in something nasty. Did not get the reference? Watch the film to know!

9. Overlord

This is a film that takes the concept of Nazi super-soldiers and turns it into something that feels pretty fresh in its execution. It is a film that spins a very done and dusted storyline to make it something fresh and exciting. It is a plot with quite many twists and turns. It is innovative and very engaging to watch. The performances also add to the texture of the film, with minimal effort, and deliver an incredible cinematic experience.

10. The Boondock Saints

This film is the gold standard for wild independent filmmaking. The story revolves around the titular pair of brothers who set out to clean up the streets of their hometown after receiving visions from God. This is quite crazy, but the madness in the film is not even getting started here. What you are in for is a wild tale of absolutely weird occurrences that tie together stunningly in the end. The performances are spot-on, and the entire atmosphere of the film escalates the madness with each scene.

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10 Best Serial Killer Movies of the 90s

by Kaylen Summers

Crime and serial killers are a favorite subject among filmmakers and viewers. Here are some of the best serial killer movies from the 90s, a time when the genre saw its peak:

The Bone Collector

This is the story of a quadriplegic ex-police detective who now lives a dormant life. He then hears about a serial killer abducting people and sadistically killing them. Thereafter, he jumps back on the job and the film progresses into a classic crime thriller with some great performances. If you’re looking for a good cop mystery flick with a lot of serial murders, this one’s for you.

Copycat

This is a movie that follows a psychologist with agoraphobia and a female detective as they try to take down a serial killer. The story is made interesting by the fact that the killer copies the scenes and deaths from serial killers of the past, making it all the more difficult to catch him. This copycat element is interesting, especially for serial killer buffs.

Summer Of Sam

This is based on the real-life story of the infamous killer, “Son of Sam”, from the 1970s in New York City. The film is told from the perspective of the people in the neighborhood, in a time of severe fear and distrust. It packs a lot of crazy twists and turns along the way and is a real treat for everyone who loves a good story of a serial killer that is based on true events.

Nightwatch

This is yet another thrilling story of crime and terror. It follows a law student who gets a job as a night watchman at the Department of Forensic Medicine. He finds himself in the spotlight of an investigation when the victims of a serial killer start to pile up. This is an engaging, borderline creepy film, which is enjoyable for those who love the genre.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

This is the story of a young man who is sent by the father of a boy who fled off to Italy, to retrieve him and bring him back home. However, things take a very violent turn in a case of stolen identity and greed. Though it is a bit removed from the typical serial killer genre, the film certainly is a good watch for those who love crime and murder mysteries. Matt Damon plays the lead, and his performance is a thing of absolute beauty on screen.

Kalifornia

This film follows a couple who are journalists. They go on a road trip to California while visiting serial killer murder sites along the way. However, to help pay for the trip, they post an ad at the university and are joined by another couple. What they don’t know though, is that they’re actually traveling with a serial killer. This is an intense, tragic serial killer film that we are sure you will love.

Citizen X

This biography crime drama takes place in the 1980s. Soviet authorities embark on a hunt for a serial killer who targets railway stations and leaves his victims in the woods. This is a cult classic film that showcases the true essence of ’90s serial killer films. It is so well made that even today, it stands out for its craft and impeccable making. This is certainly a must-watch for lovers of the genre.

Natural Born Killers

This film follows the story of two individuals with traumatizing childhoods. They meet and become lovers and they also become psychopathic serial killers. This film is a creepy, twisted classic, and you can’t love the genre without watching this film. The fact that it is written by Quentin Tarantino only adds to its craziness factor. So sit back and get ready to be thrilled.

Se7en

There is no better classic detective film than this one. The movie follows a rookie and a veteran detective as they pair up to hunt down a serial killer, who bases his motives on the seven deadly sins. This is a very dark film, but if you love detective and serial killer films, you must not miss this film at all. It is edgy and everything that you look for in a film of this genre.

Silence Of The Lambs

This is a classic that cannot be left out in a list of films on serial killers. It follows an F.B.I. cadet who enlists the help of an infamous serial killer to better understand the mind of another serial killer on the loose. This is one of three movies in the world to ever win Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars. The film is intense and timeless. It has a kind of quiet terror that gets under your skin and grows on you.

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10 Scary Monster Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Love Monsters and demons? Check out our list of the best monster movies streaming on Netflix:

Bird Box

This is a Netflix original monster film where we do not actually get to see the monsters! But they are around and they can hear you. This is the story of a woman trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by supernatural entities who hunt by sound. They attack where the sound is coming from and cause the humans to go crazy and kill themselves. Spooked out? Watch the film for some real chills.

Siren

Monsters are not always so straight forward are they? This is the story of a group of groomsmen who cross paths with a predator. The monster takes the form of an attractive woman working at a strip club. This is a solid monster film that is creepy and deceptive. It has strong performances and a very steadfast cast to elevate the chill quotient.

Wildling

This is a twisted monster film where the protagonist is both the hero and the monster. The story follows a teenager who has just hit puberty. Soon, other strange biological developments and transformations begin to occur in the body, leading to the main theme of the film. The girl becomes a wild creature who eats people alive and with each scene the movie only gets scarier.

Beowulf

This is quite a popular monster we have here. It tells the story of a hunt for a monster and its powerful mother. The film is mixed with live-action sequences and the eerie atmosphere is maintained with a sharp sense of tightness. The film gives you many moments of horror, and it does haunt you much after you finish watching.

The Ritual

This is a movie that is really scary. The story follows a group of friends hiking and hunted by a mysterious, towering behemoth. The film starts off as a psychological drama but soon escalates into a horror-thriller that gets beneath your skin. It is one of those films that slowly grows on the screen to immerse you in its world and finally leaves you gutted.

Ravenous

Set in a quiet town, this Canadian thriller follows the journey of a group of people who come together to flee their zombie-infested town with everything they can gather. This is a monster film with zombies that are very spooky. The tension lies in the run for life by these small-towners. It makes you feel on edge and is something that has a lasting impact.

The Monster

This is a horror film that explores the mother-daughter relationship. The story follows a daughter who has had enough of her mother’s toxic, abusive habits. As she tries to separate from her mother, suddenly they find themselves hunted by a monster in the woods after hitting a wolf with their car. This is a film that uses deception and illusions as effective plot points to drive home the fear.

The Golem

This film revolves around the titular character, a creature made of clay, brought alive through a ceremonial ritual. The monster can be both good and evil, and its actions are motivated by whoever brings it into being. The film bases a lot of its fear factor in the mythology of the Jews and it is also set in a historic timeline. The scares feel eerily real and it is a film that has the chills right.

Sweetheart

This is the story of a haunting in the middle of a shipwreck. A survivor is troubled by a monster after washing up on the shore of a small tropical island following a shipwreck. The monster can make a meal out of her and she must do everything she can to survive and to be alive. This is a strong story of will and determination with the fear factor right on point. It is frightful and inspirational at different points.

Phobia 2

This is a Thai horror film that is a compilation of five short stories. The stories pack all kinds of monsters from zombies to dead human beings. It is an extremely eerie film that has so much spook factor wrapped into it that it is probably difficult to watch all the films in one go. The horror in each film is on point and it will definitely give you those chills down your entire body.

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Honeydew (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Honeydew is the upcoming horror-thriller that revolves around a young couple who are forced to ask to take shelter in the house of an aging farmer and her strange son. It doesn’t take long for things to go wrong and the couple starts to get weird cravings and hallucinations. The movie is directed by Devereux Milburn and has Sawyer Spielberg, Malin Barr, and Barbara Kingsley. It is the feature debut of Sawyer Spielberg, who happens to be the son of the legendary director Steven Spielberg.

Director: Devereux Milburn

Writers: Dan Kennedy, Devereux Milburn

Stars: Sawyer Spielberg, Malin Barr, Barbara Kingsley

Releasing Date: 12 March 2021

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Wrong Turn (2021) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The famous horror franchise is getting a reboot with the new installment of Wrong Turn. The movie takes us back to the woods with a whole new round of gruesome cannibalistic madness. The movie is scripted by none other than the franchise creator Alan B McElroy and has Mike P. Nelson on the director’s chair.

Release Date: January 26, 2020

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10 Best Horror Movies of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

2020 was a scary year in itself! But there was no shortage of on-screen horror and the year brought us some of the best movies in the genre. Here are a few of the most immersive horror movies of 2020 for lovers of thrill:

The Wolf of Snow Hollow

This is an interesting film which is equal parts of horror and comedy. Comedy horror is an exciting genre as if blends fear and fun in the right amounts to keep the viewer guessing, yet at ease. The story follows the happenings in a small town which seems to be haunted by a mysterious werewolf. The film breaks out of the usual horror film tropes and presents elements of psychological shock with the protagonist, a recovering alcoholic trying to determine whether or not the werewolf is real. It has many moments that will humor you with its self-reflective setting and push you to think about your own demons that live within you.

The Relic

This is one of the most immersive, chilling films to be made in the genre in 20202. The plot revolves around an old and widowed matriarch Edna who goes missing. Her daughter and granddaughter move to her town to find her. She returns a few days later, the sound of body and mind but with an unexplained bruise. What follows is a story of generational curses being revealed with a striking sense of horror. The film is very well-paced and made with great attention to detail. It is rich with dense background score, amazing performances and a lingering reminder of the fear that looms large throughout the narrative.

Host

Set against the Covid 19 pandemic, this film is quite the defining one in terms of horror in present times. The story begins with a few friends who join a weekly Zoom call to catch up during the pandemic. One of them hires a medium to try and communicate with spirits over the call, for the thrill. Things go haywire after several members of the call drop for various reasons. They begin to experience paranormal vibrations after one of them tries to summon a friend who has committed suicide. The film is very terrifying especially considering that it is set in a scenario that is real and imminent to us in our times. The narrative unfolds slowly and with a sharp sense of horror.

His House

This is a film that has themes of isolation, fear and hope blended together to create a perfect horror experience. The story follows a refugee couple who are attempting to free themselves from South Sudan. In their journey, they traverse a small English town where they try to settle. The town has a mysterious source of evil lurking around and the couple is caught off guard in its hold. Survival and fear come into close conflict for them and they must decide what is a way out if at all there is one. The film unfolds slowly and showcases the unsettling struggles of trying to build a new life in an alien space while confronting a sinister force that has no logic or explanation.

The Invisible Man

A combination of horror and thrill, this is one of the most intense films of the genre to have come out in 2020. The story revolves around a woman whose boyfriend commits suicide. She starts experiencing paranormal sightings of him only to realize that he faked his death and turned invisible to stalk and gaslight her. The horror element of the film comes from the fear of the woman who is being manipulated by a man who knows her well but is not quite in his human form anymore. The plot is dense with the terror of being watched and it gets to the psyche of the viewer so much that it becomes hard to shake off.

The Rental

A classic tale of horror that happens during a getaway, The Rental is a psychological horror-thriller that follows the lives of two couples who rent out a property for a short staycation. Things go haywire when they discover that they are being watched. They find a camera in the shower and some of their private secrets are revealed, putting their marriages at risk. Stuck in an unfamiliar place, with the possibility of a paranormal spirit hovering over their lives, the film pits its characters against their own fears, insecurities, and secrets.

Horse Girl

This is a film that presents a kind of psychological, scientific horror that is best experienced than spoken about. It follows the life of a quiet, introverted girl who works in a craft store. She frequents the grave of her mother who committed suicide and visits her horse who is now put up in a stable. Her life goes haywire with a few new encounters she has and then on, the plot thickens into a terrifying horror film that tests the limits of its own boundaries. The film is full of unexpected twists and the climax is bound to make you feel spooked out for days!

Run

Run is predominantly a thriller. But the thrill comes from the fear it rides on and induces on the viewer. It is the story of a mother who has a premature birth and delivers a baby who suffers paralysis. She becomes paranoid and keeps her baby isolated from the outside world. The child grows up, away from people and everything that lies beyond her house. Slowly, things turn extremely sinister as she discovers some secrets about her mother. Intense and extremely haunting, the film packs some hard-hitting horror that is sure to haunt for days after.

Underwater

This is an interesting sci-fi horror action film starring Kristin Stewart in the lead. It begins when a research facility underwater near the Mariana Trench is hit by an earthquake. A group of researchers goes to examine the damage when they encounter some of the darkest, most mysterious creatures. The narrative is striking with its stunning visuals and innovative storyline. The horror is very loud and it hits the right spots with its larger-than-life depiction.

The Hunt

A horror-thriller film with political undertones, The Hunt is one of the most significant releases of 2020 in the genre. It critiques the divide between the left and right politics in America while unfolding a plot that is rooted in horror and thrill. Revealing details about the plot might ruin the experience for you, we would rather you watch it and have yourself captivated by the immersive, sharp, relevant storytelling that the film intelligently packages.

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10 Scary Monster Movies To Stream On Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

What is not to love about a good horror fantasy?! Imagination, visual stimulation, horror, and thrill all come together in this genre to give the viewer an out of the world experience. Here are 10 of the best monster movies you can watch on Hulu:

Annihilation

This is a film about a woman who sets out on a journey to find out what happened to her husband who comes back home an entirely different person after an expedition. The monster in the film could be anyone, the characters, the viewer, or the intelligence we possess as human beings. Watch this film to immerse in a world that is both terrifying and beautiful, you cannot shake it off!

The Host

This is a monster movie by the South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho who recently won the Oscar for Parasite. It is a menacing tale of monsters attacking kids, through which a chilling sci-fi drama unfolds. The scary moments feel so real you might look under you bed before sleep for a few days after!

30 Days of Night

This one is a film that has monsters who are neither apologetic nor sympathetic. They are pitiless, blood sucking and as hateful as they can be. Watching this film if you want to really indulge in monsters who have no care in the world.

Crawl

This is a film that has some of the most unstoppable, ravenous monsters – alligators. Set in Florida against the backdrop of a flood where the rivers merge with the city’s roads, Crawl is a simple and effective tale of man against the wild.

We Are What We Are

This is a Mexican thriller about a family of cannibals who try to mask themselves and fit into a normal society. The plot itself has all the elements for a scary ride and the film uses that potential to the fullest!

The Wretched

Menacing and haunting, this is the story of a young boy who goes to live with his father while his parents are heading for divorce. Alone and distressed, he soon realises that his troubles are only beginning to get bad as he sees the sinister witch roaming around in the woods. Watch this film for some terror that you cannot forget easily.

My Bloody Valentine

This is a Canadian slasher film. Slasher film is a sub-genre of horror where a murderer kills a group of people, usually in very gory ways. My Bloody Valentine is a classic slasher film that is racy, terrifying and bloody at the same time.

The Field Guide to Evil

This is a complete package with all kinds of horrifying monsters. This is an anthology of 8 stories of terror based on folklores around the globe. The theme itself brings in variety, and the film explores monsters, both inner and outer with great craft.

Depraved

A modern retelling of Frankenstein, this is the story of a scientist who picks men off the street to harvest organs and create a monster that he calls an aggregate human. If that already sounds spooky to you, wait till you get to the end of the film!

Species

A movie made ahead of its time, this 1995 sci-fi horror thriller is about an alien creature who comes to Earth to find her human mate. It might sound poetic at first, but wait until you get to the blood and gore!

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8 Halloween Movies To Watch With Your Family

by Kaylen Summers

The best part of the Halloween spirit is that it is for everyone. However, not all horror movies can give you the family Halloween spirit. Here are some of the best Halloween movies that you can watch with your family.

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting

On Halloween night, Kelly Ferguson decides to take up a simple babysitting job. However, it turns out that she was actually getting recruited into a secret society of babysitters who are out to find and eliminate the monsters. In order to do that, she must find a way to defeat the Boogeyman, who is also known as ‘The Grand Guignol’. The movie is rated PG and will be an exciting one to you and your family.

The Addams Family

We all remember this title as a timeless animated classic from the past. The animated show with its strange characters and scenario has its own cult following even today. The 1991 live-action movie featuring the beloved characters is not different. Uncle Fester is returning back home and he is behaving in an unusual way. The entire family suspects that he is not the Addams that he claims. 

The Spiderwick Chronicles

This Nickelodeon movie tells the story of two twin brothers, Jared and Simon Grace. They moved into a run-down estate named  Spiderwick with their sister and mother. However, things take a turn when they find out that the house is actually the home to an alternative, magical universe. With some magical creatures surrounding them, their adventures began to take them far and wide.

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

We all loved reading the eerie fictional series by R.L.Stine. This sequel is a comedy-horror movie about two young friends Sonny and Sam who finds an ancient manuscript while cleaning an old, abandoned house. The mysterious book has the power to bring the characters from its novel into real life. With all the scary creatures out, will the two friends be able to survive?

ParaNorman

This dark fantasy comedy movie is a treat for any fan of stop-motion animation films. Norman is a young boy who has the ability to talk to dead people. His supernatural abilities have made it hard for him to socialize like other kids his age. When the 300-year old witch’s curse was upon the town, he finally decided to use his powers to save the day. Filled with ghosts and zombies, this is one Halloween treat that you don’t want to miss.

The Witches

While HBO Max released the new version with Anne Hathaway, the timeless classic starring Anjelica Huston still stands out as a worthy Halloween watch. The movie is an adaptation of the beloved novel of the same name from Roald Dahl and tells the story of a young boy and his grandmother who discovers a secret society of witches who disguises as normal women to catch children. 

Hubie Halloween

This Adam Sandler movie is one of the major additions to Netflix’s Halloween movie catalog. The actor plays the role of an eccentric named Hubie who is dedicated to keeping the people of his hometown safe on Halloween. This turns him into a laughing stock in front of the others. However, when a suspicious inmate breaks out of the nearby psychiatric hospital, it is up to Hubie to save the day.

‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Don’t mistake this for the Netflix original series starring Neil Patrick-Harris. This is the first big-screen adaptation of the children’s book series, with Jim Carrey playing a creepy stalkerish, yet memorable role. The story is about the unlucky lives of the three Baudelaire children. After the death of their parents, the three end up with their creepy relative played by Carrey. From there it is a bizarre ride, in which they must find the truth behind their parents’ death.

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6 Movies on Amazon Prime That Are Too Scary To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

Everyone knows how complicated the “browse” function on the streaming platform can be at times and at times, finding the right movies for the Halloween season can itself be a super scary thing.

Since no one likes to get lost in the infinite streaming scroll, we have decided to bring the cream of the crop to the forefront. Get your popcorn ready for some spooky times, because we have everything from classic Italian Giallo movies to the 1980s slashers.

Here is our list for the best horror movies to watch Amazon Prime:

1. Final Exam (1981)

⭐4.7/10 ⌛1h 29min

Released during the early slasher boom, Final Exam has all the basic ingredients for a  Halloween slasher flick. The movie takes place on a college campus and has some of the memorable idiosyncrasies from the golden era of the genre. The identity of the killer or his motive is never revealed. This adds an extra bone-chilling shiver to the voyeuristic deaths he/she does on-screen. The movie may feel clumsy at times, but it surely pushed the “death-stalks-campus” genre further for future films like Happy Death DayThe House on Sorority Row and Graduation Day.

2. The Woman in Black (2012)

⭐6.4/10 ⌛1h 35min

This modern Hammer Horror film stands unique for producing a traditional ghost story in 2012. With Daniel Radcliffe making his first ‘adult’ role after the Harry Potter movies, the Victorian-era story tells about a lawyer who travels to the country to negotiate the sale of a house. However, he soon realizes that it is haunted by the spirit of the Woman in Black. If you are a fan of the classic Sam Raimi movie Drag Me to Hell, then this ghost story is your cup of tea.

3. Frankenstein’s Army (2013)

⭐5.3/10 ⌛1h 24min

Looking for some Indie horror magic?! This found-footage horror is sure to give you the same chills that you felt seeing Paranormal Activity. The story is of a troop of Russian soldiers during WWII. While infiltrating a German compound, they realize that they are actually in the testing grounds of a Frankenstein-descendent mad scientist. The Russian soldiers soon end up fighting for their lives against the undead soldiers.

4. We Are Still Here (2015)

⭐5.7/10 ⌛1h 24min

We Are Still Here will undoubtedly be the single most terrifying movie to be released back in 2015. Different from the other movies of the genre, this flick begins at the bloodbath itself. Apparently, the director doesn’t wait much for baiting or switching and confidently takes us right into the danger.

5. It Comes at Night (2017)

⭐6.2/10 ⌛1h 31min

Do you remember the movies where most of the important characters die by the end?! It Comes at Night is one such horror movie. Following a mysterious apocalypse, the world is left with only a few survivors. Two such families are forced to share a home in order to survive from the evil outside. The movie touches hearts and is sure to give you painful scares. However, it treats this trauma as a tone poem that is bittersweet down to its bones.

6. Hereditary (2018)

⭐7.3/10 ⌛2h 7 min

This movie takes creepiness to a whole new level. The story is about the Graham family. Following the death of the family’s matriarch, her daughter and grandchildren start to realize the cryptic secrets about their ancestry. From there, its a terrifying attempt by them to outrun the sinister fate they have inherited.

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We Summon the Darkness (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Set in 1988, We Summon the Darkness has Alexis and her two girlfriends in the lead role. They are on their way to a heavy metal show. But on their way, they hear a news report that a  local murder which is tied up to a series of satanic killings. The three ladies soon get involved in some dark and deadly practices.

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7 Spine Chilling Movies On Netflix

by Emily Keen

There is something weirdly fascinating about being terrified to death. The exact reason why we love watching horror movies knowing the fact that what follows after the movie is over is not pretty. But those who love cuddling with their partners, have the best excuse to do so.

Have a look at these 7 horror romps that will send chills down your spine:

 

  1. The ABCs of Death (2012 Film)

Image result for The ABCs of Death movieThe whole premise of the film is weird. There are 26 short horror stories that will scare you to death. And each story is denoted by one letter from the 26 alphabets of English language. You came looking for one. Now you have 26! Have fun!

 

  1. Curse of Chucky (2013 Film)

Image result for Curse of Chucky movieThis doll is not pretty since it kills. The red-haired toy will creep you out to the max! And as if that was not disturbing enough for us, there are grisly scenes that intensify the misery you are feeling. But in all capacity, the film proves much better than all its predecessors.

 

  1. Little Evil (2017 Film)

Image result for Little Evil movieHorror and comedy is a potent combo and that is what makes this film a winner. The story revolves around a mother, a devilish son and his stepdad. The stepfather is trying to work around the son’s demons, the ongoing incidents make the film hilarious and creepy at the same time.

 

  1. Hush (2006 Film)

Image result for Hush movieThis is an iconic film about a masked murderer who creeps around a woman in her house. His intentions are unknown but they are definitely not sane. One look at him make your blood run cold. Why did she even choose to live in the woods is the question you will constantly ask.

 

  1. 1922 (2017 Film)

Image result for 1922 movieWe have seen enough Stephan King novels come to life on the big screen by now. IT maxed out the horror and we wonder if anything could beat that. This film is about a farmer who plans to kill his wife for financial gains. But will this greed do him any good? Watch to find out how the story unfolds next.

 

  1. I am the pretty thing that lives in the house (2016 Film)

Image result for I am the pretty thing that lives in the house movieAn elderly woman is taken care of by a young nurse. Little does the nurse know that the house is full of evil spirits? But it’s too late when they find out!

 

  1. The Babadook (2014 Film)

Image result for The Babadook movieLife takes a vicious turn for the woman in the story when her husband dies and she has to take care of her children single-handedly amidst all the horror around her. Trust this, it won’t let you sleep for days.

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8 Movies So Disturbing That You Can Watch Only Once

by Emily Keen

When talking about kids – and this applies to both adults and kids – one very important thing to remember is the difference between what is called mature content and what is called hardcore content. It’s about ideas and themes. The sort of explicit scenes we’re mentioning in the films are clearly the kind of depictions and their content that deals with the dark and disturbing subject matter.

Considering the makers went to great lengths to bring out the horror in these ghastly cinematic pieces, they deserve to be praised. But yet they can be watched only once given the kind of violence that is being explicitly showcased in the movies.

Here are 8 such films that every movie buff should try to watch. We say try, because, if you are sensitive, you might just give up mid-way. Else it is a onetime watch and you get to boast about covering every kind of movie on earth.

 

  1. Schindler’s List (1993)

Image result for schindler’s listLet us begin with a winner. Based on the life of Oskar Schindler, the film is based set the backdrop of Nazi Germany. The German businessman and a party member of the Nazis, in addition, has a change of conscience and decides to help Polish Jews escape atrocities by giving them jobs at his company. He blows almost all of his fortune in the process but is still left with the guilt of not being able to do much for them.

 

  1. The Woman (2011)

Image result for The WomanThe last surviving woman from a cannibalistic tribe loses her way and is held captive by a local lawyer. In an attempt to civilize the woman, the lawyer puts the woman through some horrible trauma. The woman eventually discovers the lawyer and his family have some dark secrets of their own. The film showcases some highly disturbing murder scenes that will make you sick in the head. Nonetheless, the movie was received with much appreciation for exploring the subtle cues of misogyny that exist in society.

 

  1. The Human Centipede (2009)

Image result for The Human CentipedeHonestly, the film is awful. But the story of a grim doctor who performs tormenting experiments on the tourists caught the eye and it went on to gain a cult following. It got two sequels which were equally bad and a spoof version on South Park. The plot is so vile that even the thought of it will make you sick in the head. If at all there is any reason why you should be putting yourself through this agony, it is only to get yourself a pop culture knowledge upgrade.

 

  1. The Passion of the Christ (2004)

Image result for The Passion of the ChristIt is humanly not possible to watch this much blood being spilled if you will. The film was the highest-grossing R-rated film until Deadpool took over in 2016. Now, why is a film about Jesus Christ an R-rated film? It is because it is two hours of pure barbaric torture. Don’t say we did not warn you!

 

  1. The Last House on the Left (1972)

Image result for The Last House on the LeftThe Last House on the Left can easily be called one of the most controversial films in the history of cinema. So much so that the film was banned in the UK and the copies of its reels cut to destroy any chances of witnessing the deeply disturbing and degrading scenes. The plot follows a group of escaped prisoners brutally raping and killing two teenage girls. As Karma does it’s thing, the attackers find themselves in the home of one of the girls. The savagery that ensues as a part of vengeance will literally leave you feeling nauseous.

 

  1. Maniac (2012)

Image result for maniac movieYou know the film is a winner when it has sucked you in and twisted your senses to almost make you believe you are a part of everything that is going on. Good thing, just not when the film is about a psychopath serial killer who randomly murders womenkind as a part of his retaliation against a troubled childhood he had watching his mother be a sex worker.

 

  1. Hostel (2005)

Image result for Hostel movieHostel is a classic that holds the top spots when it comes to creepy and gory movies. The film follows two tourists in Europe who are tricked by two women to come seek refuge in a Slovakian hostel which in reality is a human trafficking center where they will be sold off to sadistic clients who take pleasure from torturing and killing people to blow off steam. The scenes are gory to a whole new level and explicitly showcasing all the inhuman disfiguring the humans are subjected to.

 

  1. I Spit On Your Grave (2010)

Image result for i spit on your grave 2010 movie posterA woman from New York is brutally gang-raped by a group of local men. They leave her thinking she would be dead. But luckily she survives and swears to bring the perpetrators to justice. But in the most grizzly ways possible. The film sparked a heavy debate on feminism since Jennifer was portrayed a hero in most of the second half of the film. The franchise gained several sequels but the original is considered the most disturbing of them all.

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Brahms: The Boy II (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Brahms: The Boy 2 centers a small family that moves into a guest house at the Heelshire Mansion estate. Their son has already been going through some trouble. Not knowing about the horrifying history of the grand home, their son makes friends with the eerily life-like toy he calls Brahms. Will the family survive the terrifying doll?!

Releasing Date: February 21, 2020

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The Hunt (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The Hunt is the upcoming controversial film about twelve strangers who wakes up in a clearing without knowing where they are or how they go there.  Based on a dark internet conspiracy theory, the movie narrates that the strangers were actually brought to be ‘hunted’ by a wealthy class of people for their entertainment.

Releasing Date: March 13, 2020

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Vivarium (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A happy couple visits a picturesque housing development in search for a new home. However, they soon realize that they are trapped in there and are left with no choice but to live there and even raise a mysterious baby that they received in a cardboard box.

Releasing Date: 12 March 2020

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Swallow (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Hunter has a newly pregnant housewife with a Ken-doll husband, Richie and controlling in-laws. When the pressure from them mounted, Hunter soon started developing a strange and dangerous habit- a disorder called pica which makes her eat inedible and often life-threatening sharp objects.

Releasing Date: 15 January 2020

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Fantasy Island (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Mr. Roarke is the owner of a luxurious, remote tropical resort. Its purpose is to makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true. However,  when their fantasies turned into nightmares, the guests are now supposed to solve the island’s mystery to save their lives.

Releasing Date: 6 February 2020

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Brahms: The Boy II (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Brahms: The Boy 2 revolves around a young family who moves into a guest house at the Heelshire Mansion estate. Their son is already having some trouble. Not knowing about the terrifying history associated with the grand home, their son finds a new friend- an eerily life-like toy he calls Brahms. Will the killer doll spare anyone from the family?

Releasing Date: February 21, 2020

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The New Mutants (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The New Mutants is the upcoming horror-superhero film from Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox. The movie will be the last of the X-men movies from 20th Century Fox, now that Disney has acquired the studio and its properties. However, it is said that the movie will not have any connections with the existing Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be a standalone movie about a group of young mutants who are held in a secret facility for experimentation.

Releasing Date: April 3, 2020

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7 Movies On Netflix That Are Too Scary To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

There is no doubt that the horror genre is going through a creatively robust period. Though moviemakers have explored almost all aspects of the genre, there are still more horror movies releasing, day after day. But, let’s be honest. Many of these movies are just B-grade flick and others are just plain garbage. But, if you take some effort and weed out the trash, there are some hidden gems waiting for you.

Luckily, we have decided to cut down the trash and picking up the right ones for you. We have gone through almost all the horror movies available on Netflix and trimmed down 7 of the best horror movies on the platform.

The Ritual

The usual tale of a sinister creature in the forest story. Four humans have made their way in the woods as a part of college reunion and are relentlessly hunted by an unseen force. With plenty of spooky vibes, the horror movie seems perfect for Halloween season.

I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

Helen Bloom, a successful ghost story writer decides to live in her country home during the last days of her life. Lily is a young nurse who takes care of Helen. Little does Lily know that the house of the writer has some real horror lurking within. The film directed by Oz Perkins is an immersive and slow burn of horror unfolding onscreen.

Murder Party

Christopher, an awfully humble man finds an invitation to a Murder party. Without even taking time to consider that it sounds like trouble, he decides to show up only to find out the inviters were not bluffing about the name of the party.  It is, in fact, a group of rogue artists trying to glorify their art through murder to win a grant. Jeremy Saulnier’s debut directorial venture is a comical yet relentlessly violent affair.

Coraline

Coraline is a symbolic journey of a young girl who must decide what is right and wrong. The girl subjected to constant invalidation from her parents finds her way into a new world which is an ideal version of her own life. Slipping away into the sparkle of the new world, she fails to understand it could, in fact, be an illusion created to lure and trap her.

The Crow

A tale of rebirth for revenge, The Crow charts the life of Eric who is killed along with his fiancée by a group of street thugs. A year later, Eric comes back to life as the Crow infiltrates the gang and brutally brings each one responsible to justice. The film sheds light on the unsettling and evil corners of society.

The Babysitter

A horror comedy that is just right for Halloween mood. A young woman, hired to babysit a boy secretly performs satanic rituals every night the boy is asleep. Until one day the boy defies his usual sleep schedule and walks in on her shenanigans only to strike up a rivalry against a group of handsome but insatiable young adults ready to do anything to fulfill their desires.

Horns

The film begins with Daniel Radcliffe’s character being a suspect in the mysterious death of his girlfriend and him waking up one morning with a new set of horns. With the horns grow his wicked humor and ability to influence people to speak out their deepest desires. Based on Joe Hill’s novel of the same name, the movie is a tale of revenge, exploring the weirdness of the supernatural world.

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The Grudge (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

A young mother kills her family in their own house. The Grudge (2020) tells how a single mother and a detective tries to solve a murder case. However, in the process, they soon realize that the house is cursed. Anyone who enters the house is doomed to die a violent death by a vengeful ghost.

Releasing Date: 2 January 2020

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6 Most Anticipated Horror Movies Of 2020

by Kaylen Summers

This year was a surprisingly a bit limited in horror flicks. However, 2020 will have no shortage of spooktacular delights. From original horror thrillers to returning classic properties to some new retelling of familiar favorites, the upcoming year is turning out to be a wonderful year for the horror genre.

With that being said , we’ve gathered up a few of the titles that is sure to excite in the next calendar year. These movies are the most anticipated horror movies of 2020

The Turning

The Turning (2020) is an upcoming psychological thriller based on Henry James’s classic 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw. The plot tells the story of a young nanny who is hired to take care of two orphans. However, she soon realizes that their country’s mansion is haunted.

Releasing Date: 24 January 2020

The Grudge

A young mother kills her family in their own house. The Grudge (2020) tells how a single mother and a detective tries to solve a murder case. However, in the process, they soon realize that the house is cursed. Anyone who enters the house is doomed to die a violent death by a vengeful ghost.

Releasing Date: 2 January 2020

Underwater

Underwater follows an account of a crew of underwater researchers who come face to face with an underwater calamity and must then find their way to safety from their wrecked subterranean laboratory. Starring Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Vincent Cassel, and John Gallagher Jr., the film is directed by William Eubank.

Releasing Date: 10 January 2020

Fantasy Island

Mr. Roarke owns a luxurious, remote tropical resort. There, he makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true. However,  when their fantasies turned into nightmares, the guests are now supposed to solve the island’s mystery to save their lives.

Releasing Date: 6 February 2020

Antlers

Antlers (2020) is an upcoming supernatural horror film. It tells the tale of a small-town Oregon teacher and her brother, the local sheriff. They come across a young student in her school who harbors a dangerous secret. This eventually leads them to some frightening consequences.

Releasing Date: April 17, 2020

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man (2020) is the official retelling of the classic horror flick from Universal Studios. A crazed scientist stages his suicide and starts using uses his power of invisibility to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. Even though she approached the police, no one believes her. Now, it’s up to her to take matters into her own hands and fight back.

Releasing Date: 28 February 2020

 

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Antebellum (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Antebellum is a high-concept horror flick with a stacked cast. The movie tells the story of a successful author named Veronica. She finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality. In order to escape and save her life, she must somehow uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.

Releasing Date: 24 April 2020 

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Doctor Sleep Review

by Kaylen Summers

There is no doubt that The Shining is one of the scariest movies to have made. From the legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, the movie has undoubtedly terrified us as a kid and still continue to do so. ‘Redrum’, ghostly twin girls, and the unforgettable “Here’s Johnny” are all now part of cinema history and no movie has ever made such an ever-lasting impression on us like this one. Thirty-nine years after the theatrical release of The Shining, we are now finally getting a sequel. Directed by Mike Flanagan, Doctor Sleep is brilliantly crafted with a riveting story.

The supernatural thriller is the film adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 novel and stands as a sequel to his previous book, The Shining. So in the traditional sense, we cannot say that the Doctor Sleep movie is a sequel to Kubrick’s The Shining (since Kubrick made a lot of changes in the source material.) However, the movie does recreate the atmospheric darkness left by its predecessor. Both fans of the original film and novels will be pleased.

The major portions of Doctor Sleep take place thirty years after the events at the Overlook Hotel. Danny Torrance (Roger Dale Floyd) is an adult now- but is traumatized into a broken shell of a man. He is struggling with his drinking habit and is moving from town to town. Eventually, a strange feeling brings him to New Hampshire. There, he finds out about a terrifying group of predators who hunts people with the ability to “shine.” The True Knot cult is led by Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson), and they suck the life essence out of the gifted for their immortality. Danny starts communicating telepathically with a mysterious girl (Kyliegh Curran) who Rose is obsessed with finding. Danny must now save the girl from the True Knot.

The plot of the movie is intricate and is skillfully fleshed out. The narrative branches at the right pace with proper character development. Danny has a proper arc from being a despaired broken man to the hero of the story. Flashback scenes with his mother (Alex Essoe) from his childhood add an intriguing layer to the whole narrative.

Doctor Sleep is not about cheap scares. It is skilfull in building on the established lore of The Shinning and taking the story forward. The lack of CGI gimmickry is a blessing. Excellent performances from the lead actors and brilliant visual style from Mike Flanagan make the movie perfect. Considering what happened with It Chapter Two, Doctor Sleep is undoubtfully worthy enough to be called a classic movie adaptation.

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8 Most Creepy Movies of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Watching a horror thriller is something we all love. But, there are movies that are creepy enough to send a cold chill down our spine. These creative flicks have dedicated themselves to bring out the best creeps of them all.

And who doesn’t like a trip on the creepy side, every now and then? So, here are 8 of the most creepy movies of all time.

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

Director: Kim Jee-Woon | Writers: Kim Jee-Woon

A patient gets released from a mental institution and is taken back home to her sister. However, little did she know that she was walking into a chain of disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house. Everything that happens in their house is connected to a dark past in the family’s history.

You’re Next (2011)

Director: Adam Wingard | Writers: Simon Barrett

The Davison family was on their wedding anniversary getaway. Things took a bad turn as they are attacked by a gang of mysterious killers. But, what their attackers didn’t know was that one of their victims holds a secret talent for fighting back.

Dark Water (2005)

Director: Walter Salles | Writers: Rafael Yglesias

In midst of her divorce proceedings, Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a knackered apartment. With her current financial state, it was all that she could afford. However, from the time they reaches the apartment, a lot of strange things are happening- especially the constant drip from the ceiling in her daughter’s bedroom.

Signs (2002)

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Writers: M. Night Shyamalan

Mysterious crop circles are seen on a farm and the family living near it is out to find what is causing these strange occurrences. But, they didn’t expect its secret to be something more frightening.

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Director: Tim Burton | Writers: Andrew Kevin Walker

New York detective Ichabod Crane is out at Sleepy Hollow for investigating a series of mysterious deaths. All the victims in these deaths are found without their heads. The local myth is that the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman is the culprit behind these murders.

Creep (2004)

Director: Christopher Smith | Writers: Christopher Smith

A woman is trapped in one of the dark London subway stations. To make matters worse, she is being followed by potential attackers. The only way she can survive is by heading into the unknown maze of tunnels beneath the city’s streets. But, will she survive there?!

The Eye (2002)

Director: Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang | Writers: Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang, Jojo Hui Yuet-Chun

A blind concert violinist gets vision back by undergoing a cornea transplant. However, she soon realizes that her new eyes have the ability to see ghosts. To understand more about what she is going through, she sets out to find the cornea’s former host. What awaits her is something truly disturbing?

Hostel (2006)

Director: Eli Roth | Writers: Eli Roth

Three backpackers are on their way to a Slovakian city. They are looking to meet their hedonistic expectations. But they have no idea what was awaiting them.

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Why ‘The Shining’ is the scariest (and best) horror movie ever made?

by Kaylen Summers

Hollywood horror classics will not be complete with the genre-defying movie The Shinning from the maestro Stanley Kubrick. It may be a cinematic adaptation of the beloved novel by Stephen King, but the movie has dexterously scraped away most of the supernatural horrors from its source material. Yet, it still remains as the most creepy, unnerving, deeply engaging horror movie to have come out from the genre.

But, how did this movie- without the typical horror genre elements- managed to remain the finest brilliantly-crafted horror movie of all time. Yes! It is directed by Stanley Kubrick and that explains a lot. But, we are still going to take a deep dive into this cult-classic and see what hidden gems are in-store for us.

Jack Nicholson At His Best

Well, this one is actually obvious. The Shining will never be this spooky and eerie without Jack Nicholson’s brilliant performance. We don’t need some masked, machete-wielding serial killer to bring in the scares. It only took Nicholson’s depiction of Jack Torrance and his slow descent into madness. His facial expressions and line delivery are enough to create monster scares than any amount of makeup or costume design ever could. But let’s not forget the other cast of The Shining who gave terrific performances as well, including Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, and even Danny Lloyd.

Fictional Horrors To Explore Real Horrors

There are two ways in which the horror movie genre generates fear in the minds of audiences. One is by the use of fictional elements like werewolves, zombies, black magic or so. The other is by using real devices like death, violence, torture, etc. However, in The Shining, Kubrick skillfully uses the fictional horrors- like the supernatural ghostly presence in the Overlook Hotel, to explore the underlying real-life horrors of abuse and murder. Perhaps, it is this engaging conflict between these two that makes this movie so bone-chilling.

No Cheap Scares

The most wonderful thing to learn from this Kubrik masterpiece is that every scene in the movie needs to be there. There are no out-of-place cliched scenes. Not even a second of the long two and a half hours is wasted with some gruesome horror movie element. Horror classics like Halloween and Rosemary’s Baby maybe some of the best flicks from the genre. But unlike them, The Shining has no fat under its bones. One of the reasons for this might be because the movie was trimmed down in editing to make it more marketable. Whatever the case may be, it ended up as a streamlined horror masterpiece and the genre’s finest.

It’s Wide Open To Interpretations

For any filmmaker who is attempting to make a movie from the genre, The Shining serves as a perfect inspiration in every sense. A major reason for this is that it is open to interpretation. However, no matter how much interpretation that we find in this movie, it will still be open for more. For almost 40 years since it was released, The Shining has gone through infinite deconstructions and countless essays and books than any other movie.

This Shakespearean element of deciphering meanings has kept us at the edge each time we watch the movie. We still can’t ease into it. We still can’t find out the real meaning or end to this incredible cinematic experience. And that makes it a timeless work of art.

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Halloween Treat! ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Returns to Theaters

by Kaylen Summers

This year’s Halloween is getting an extra scary treat from Guillermo del Toro and Andre Ovredal. The two are all set to bring back Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark to more than 1,500 screens in North America this weekend. But this time the movie will take a more family-friendly PG-13 approach with the intention to fill the relative void for horror-loving audiences this Halloween.

The announcement was made by Ovredal on Twitter. He tweeted:

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is back in over 1500 theatres all over North America this weekend and through Halloween! Bring the family, it’s PG-13 scary.”

Grossing almost $95 million in its first outing, the movie did well with critics and audiences alike. This can be seen in its 79 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. With the re-release, the movie is expected to cross the $100 million mark.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is already available on Digital HD and the Blu-ray/DVD and 4K Ultra HD versions are expected to release on November 5 from Lionsgate.

The movie is directed by Andre Ovredal, who is known for his works in Troll Hunter and  The Autopsy of Jane Doe. Guillermo del Toro, whose previous works include Pacific Rim and The Shape of Water produced of the movie. 

The plot of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark revolves around the town of Mill Valley, during the late 1960s. The young Sarah Bellows, belonging to the Bellows family has turned her abused life and disturbing secrets into a series of scary stories. However, it turns out that these tales eventually become the living nightmare for a group of unsuspecting teenage Mill Valley residents.

The horror movie is an actual adaptation from author Alvin Schwartz’s beloved book series. The trilogy includes Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones. Based on real-life folklore and urban legends, the books were initially published between 1981 and 1991.

If you’re looking to watch the movie in theatres this Halloween, here is its trailer for you:

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Realease Date Set for James Wan’s Upcoming Horror Flick

by Emily Keen

Aquaman director James Wan’s latest horror romp now has an official release date. Before going ahead with the sequel of the DC movie, Wan has bet his time on a project that takes him back to his horror roots. The Warner Bros. movie, Malignant is set to hit the screens on August 14, 2020, as suggested by a report from ‘Deadline’.

The cast line up for the film includes Anabelle Wallis who recently starred in Netflix’s Peaky Blinders. Jake Abel of CW’s Supernatural fame is also a part of the horror freight. The rest of the lineup includes George Young, Michole Briana White, Jacqueline McKenzie, and Ingrid Bisu. Bisu has co-written the film alongside Wan. In addition, she will executive produce the venture with Wan and his Atomic Monster partner Michael Clear.

Not many details about the film’s plot have been revealed yet. For all, we know from Wan’s statements that the film will be a Hard-R thriller.

Wan had said in a statement:  “There’s been a bit of speculation as to what my next project is… all I’ll say is, I’m super excited to go back to my indie roots with this hard-R thriller,” Wan said of the project earlier this year. “An original horror idea (not a reboot/remake or anything based on existing IP) with old school, practical effects and no giant, blue screen sets.”

Malignant will be distributed by New Line Cinema with Starlight Media and Midas Innovation as the financers. The film is currently undergoing production in Los Angeles.

Wan’s previous direction credits include Saw, The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2, Furious 7, and the Mamoa starrer DC freight Aquaman. Wan’s Conjuring and Insidious sagas have gained him the reputation of a horror film honcho. With Malignant, the director plans to weave a new kind of horror fantasy.

The film is set to square off against three major wide releases on opening. These include Universal’s Nobody, Sony’s Escape Room 2 and Disney’s The One and Only Ivan.

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9 Netflix Halloween Movies That Are Super Scary to Watch

by Emily Keen

Halloween is the time for brewing up some hocus pocus with friends and family. But if you do not have much to do this Halloween season, grab some candy corn and Apple cider, get cozy in the blanket and tune in to Netflix. There are some spooky fun horror movies waiting to be discovered. We narrowed down the list with some of the most iconic classic and new horror movies to make your task simpler.

Here are nine tales of otherworldly horror for you to enjoy this Halloween season.

  1. Coraline

IMDb rating: 7.7/10

Coraline is a symbolic journey of a young girl who must decide what is right and wrong. The girl subjected to constant invalidation from her parents finds her way into a new world which is an ideal version of her own life. Slipping away into the sparkle of the new world, she fails to understand it could, in fact, be an illusion created to lure and trap her.

 

  1. The Ritual

IMDb rating: 6.3/10

The usual tale of a sinister creature in the forest story. Four humans have made their way in the woods as a part of college reunion and are relentlessly hunted by an unseen force. With plenty of spooky vibes the horror movie seems perfect for Halloween season.

 

  1. The Sixth Sense

the-sixth-sense-movie

IMDb rating: 8.1/10

This is the breakout film of M. Night Shyamalan and contains one of the most iconic twists in the history of films. Cole Sear a socially awkward boy has a terrifying ability to communicate with spirits. Malcolm Crowe, a child psychologist steps in to help the child make peace with what is and find ways to put a positive spin to a rather undesired gift.

 

  1. I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

IMDb rating: 4.5/10

Helen Bloom, a successful ghost story writer decides to live in her country home during the last days of her life. Lily is a young nurse who takes care of Helen. Little does Lily know that the house of the writer has some real horror lurking within. The film directed by Oz Perkins is an immersive and slow burn of horror unfolding onscreen.

 

  1. Murder Party

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IMDb rating: 5.9/10

Christopher, an awfully humble man finds an invitation to a Murder party. Without even taking time to consider that it sounds like trouble, he decides to show up only to find out the inviters were not bluffing about the name of the party.  It is, in fact, a group of rogue artists trying to glorify their art through murder to win a grant. Jeremy Saulnier’s debut directorial venture is a comical yet relentlessly violent affair.

 

  1. The Witch

IMDb rating: 6.8/10

A witch steals a child from a family in New England and uses it to open some unhealed wounds and disrupt their integrity. The period drama set in the 1630s depicts the destruction of relationships due to evil supernatural forces but more importantly due to forces of doubt and grief native to humanity.

 

  1. The Crow

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IMDb rating: 7.6/10

A tale of rebirth for revenge, The Crow charts the life of Eric who is killed along with his fiancée by a group of street thugs. A year later, Eric comes back to life as the Crow infiltrates the gang and brutally brings each one responsible to justice. The film sheds light on the unsettling and evil corners of society.

 

  1. Horns

IMDb rating: 6.5/10

The film begins with Daniel Radcliffe’s character being a suspect in the mysterious death of his girlfriend and him waking up one morning with a new set of horns. With the horns grows his wicked humor and ability to influence people to speak out their deepest desires. Based on Joe Hill’s novel of the same name, the movie is a tale of revenge, exploring weirdness of the supernatural world.

 

  1. The Babysitter

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IMDb rating: 6.3/10

A horror comedy that is just right for Halloween mood. A young woman, hired to babysit a boy secretly performs satanic rituals every night the boy is asleep. Until one day the boy defies his usual sleep schedule and walks in on her shenanigans only to strike up a rivalry against a group of handsome but insatiable young adults ready to do anything to fulfill their desires.

No matter how old you are. The list has something for everyone. Watch away!

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The Turning (2020) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

The Turning (2020) is an upcoming psychological thriller based on Henry James’s classic 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw. The plot tells the story of a young nanny who is hired to take care of two orphans. However, she soon realizes that their country’s mansion is haunted.

Releasing Date: 24 January 2020

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Trick (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Trick (2019 ) introduced a new serial killer to Hollywood. Going by the same name as the movie, the serial killer Trick is terrorizing a small town. The story unfolds as a no-nonsense detective tries to track down the scary murderer. Directed by Patrick Lussier, the movie is penned by Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier.

Releasing Date: 18 October 2019

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Wounds (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Wounds (2019) tells a mysterious psychological tale. It all begins when a bartender in New Orleans picks up a phone that he finds at his bar. The content he sees on the phone is so disturbing is psychologically tampered by it. Soon he began to realize several disturbing and inexplicable events are beginning to happen his life and he cannot stop them.

Releasing Date: October 18, 2019

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[EXCLUSIVE] Here Is What Stephen Lang Thinks About The Don’t Breathe 2 Script.

by Kaylen Summers

The original Don’t Breathe was a sleeper hit when it got released in 2016. Starring Stephen Lang in the lead role, the movie told the story of a deadly blind man hunting a group of petty criminals who broke into his home.

Now, the makers of the movie are planning on a sequel and it seems like the actor is impressed with the script for it. Lang revealed in a recent event that he has seen the script for Don’t Breathe 2, and thinks that fans are going to love it.

“I’ve read the screenplay [for Don’t Breathe 2],” he said, “and it’s really good!” Though the actor did not confirm whether his co-star Jane Levy will return as Rocky.

Co-written by Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, the original Don’t Breathe was helmed by Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead). The movie had Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, and Daniel Zovatto star in the lead roles of three delinquents who make a living by breaking into homes to steal. However, things take a turn as they breaks into the house a harmless blind man, played by Stephen Lang. After trapping them in the house with complete darkness, Lang goes on hunting out and killing each of the criminals. The thieves are left with no choice but to escape the darkness and the blind man.

Surprisingly, the movie turned out to be a pretty big hit and gross over $157 million in ticket sales. That too under a production budget of less than $10 million. The movie went on to earn the Best Horror Film award at the Saturn Awards and Lang also won the Best Supporting Actor award at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards.

Don’t Breathe did left room for a sequel and given the potential for success, a second installment is inevitable. Now that Lang is onboard, we won’t have to wait long for Don’t Breathe 2.

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Countdown (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Countdown  tells the story of a young nurse (Elizabeth Lail) who downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die. It tells her she only has three days to live. From there, she is on the run to save her life before time runs out and death closing in.

Releasing Date: October 25, 2019

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Black Christmas (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Black Christmas (2019) tells the horrifying story of how the sorority girls of  Hawthorne College are being killed by a stalker during the holiday season. However, the killer soon realizes that this generation’s women aren’t going to be just hapless victims. They are will be fighting back.

Releasing Date: 13 December 2019

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‘Ready or Not’-Review

by Kaylen Summers

With most of the blockbusters gone, the end of summer is a pretty awkward time for Hollywood. It is during this time that studios normally drop movies that they aren’t quite sure what to do with. However, this year things got a little different with movies like Tyler Gillett’s Ready or Not appearing on the big screen.

This deliciously diabolical sophomore feature gives the audience a little bit of black comedy, horror movie, thriller and possibly even an action movie. But, don’t underestimate it as 25% of four different genres. Ready or Not is 100% all of them at once.

From wedding cake stuffed with razor blades to blowing up the chapel, the low-budget movie is packed with plenty of subversive pleasure.  Though at first, the premise might seem similar to Richard Connell’s The Most Dangerous Game, the movie is a real winner in how it is capable of achieving deep cultural critique with superficial diversion

SPOILERS AHEAD!! The plot revolves around Grace (Samara Weaving) who is getting married into the wealthy Le Domas family. The family’s wealth comes from making games- everything from cards, to board, to professional sports. According to the family tradition, the new member of the family should play a game on their wedding night. Well, it’s obvious that it is not going to be a game of checkers or chess. It is when Grace pulled the “Hide And Seek” card from a special puzzle box that she knew that in this game the seekers are armed, and the one who is hiding ends up dead if found.

Set up like a thriller, Ready or Not is keen on breaking away from the basic plot cliches with some ghoulish alterations. Even as Grace runs for her life from her crazed in-laws, the film sticks to its black humor and has some great laugh-out-loud hilarious jokes. The movie also avoids the usual plotline of the rich hunting for kicks. The Le Domas family does it because of what they fear will happen if they don’t. Such elements of such superstitions brew the possibility of the supernatural, as Grace struggles through scorching confrontations, deadly mishaps, and gleeful violence that can make any horror movie lover cheer!

Any review of Ready or Not will remain incomplete without talking about Samara Weaving’s performance in the movie. The Australian actress gave what can be legitimately termed as a “star-making performance”. Weaving can be seen nearly in every scene and there are a fair number of them which she spends alone. However, the actress gracefully took the narrative on her shoulders and moved it forward in ease and style.

The movie is 95 minutes long and is a relief considering a season full of features well over two hours in length. The script by Guy Busick and Ryan Murphy is perfectly paced, with everything serving the unbroken tension built up by the plot.

For a movie made at such a low-budget, Ready or Not deserves not to be missed and to be seen on the big screen.

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Blumhouse’s ‘Invisible Man’ Synopsis Puts a Scary Twist on Classic Universal Monster

by Kaylen Summers

Ever since Universal’s attempt to bring-forth a Dark Universe got collapsed, not much was spoken about the movies slated for release under the franchise. However, now it seems like The Invisible Man remake is finally undergoing pre-production. Blumhouse and Universal have given us a small glimpse of what the movie would be like, with an official synopsis for the reboot. 

The synopsis is as follows: “The film centers on Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss), a woman trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist. She escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid). But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turn lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.”

The movie was originally intended to revive the horror property for its now-defunct shared monster-movie universe, with Johnny Depp starring as the titular character. However, following the wholly disappointing remake of The Mummy by Alex Kurtzman, the ‘Dark Universe’ project was dropped and The Invisible Man remake was moved to Blumhouse instead.

Written and directed by Leigh Whannell (Insidious: Chapter 3Upgrade), Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man will be a low-budget, socially conscious take on the classic Universal monster. In the vein of the studio’s popular horror films like Get OutThe Purge series, and Halloween, it will be led by a cast that includes The Haunting of Hill House actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen as The Invisible Man and The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss as his ex-girlfriend. Other members of the cast include are played by Aldis Hodge (Brian Banks), Harriet Dyer (The InBetween), and Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time).

Over the years we have seen many violent and tragic iterations of The Invisible Man. Though it follows the classic plot from literature, the creative mind behind each of these iterations has tweaked things a bit to give us a distinctive adventure. In this new remake, it is obvious that director Whannell has developed things in a very truly different direction. Whatever he has in store for us, we are super excited to watch it when it arrives in theaters on February 28, 2020.

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James Wan To Produce Adaptation of Horror Novel ‘The Troop’

by Kaylen Summers

When it comes to making horror movies, no one does it better than James Wan. Now the man behind the Conjuring universe is all set to give us another bone-chilling experience from the genre. But, this time he will be on the producer’s seat.

The Aquaman director is developing an adaptation of Nick Cutter’s book The Troop. Cutter is a horror pen name used by Craig Davidson, who also writes under the name Patrick Lestewka for the genre. Recently, Wan’s production house Atomic Monster announced that it has acquired the rights to adapt the book into a movie. E.L. Katz, who directed episodes of Syfy’s Channel Zero, will be helming the adaptation. Writers Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald are said to pen the script.

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Originally, The Troop revolves around a group of young Boy Scouts who are off with Scoutmaster Tim on an uninhabited island for their annual camping adventure. They find a strange starving man there and welcome him into their camp. You know where this is going, right?! The sick man unleashes a gruesome parasite, which leads to a battle between the infected scouts and the healthy ones. No wonder why Wan was so interested in the project!

Along with Atomic Monster, the movie will also have JS Entertainment and Starlight Media as producers. However, the company has its hands full at the moment, with their next project The Conjuring 3 set for release on Sept. 11, 2020. A Mortal Kombat movie is also in the preproduction, along with There’s Someone Inside Your House for Netflix. There is also an untitled project to be directed by Wan.

Wan is also on board for the Aquaman sequel. But that’s another story. Stick around and we will give you an update on that.

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Mary (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

Mary tells the story of a family who is longing to refresh their family spirit. They buy an old boat and starts sailing in isolated waters. However, they soon realize certain unusual occurrences happening within the boat. As days pass, they are revealed to a terrifying truth behind the happenings.

Releasing Date: 11 October 2019

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Will Tarantino’s 10th and Final Movie Be A Horror Film?! Here Is What The Director Says

by Kaylen Summers

We all know that Quentin Tarantino’s 10th film would be his final one. The director himself has made it clear many times over the past. However, with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood being his ninth movie and his biggest box office hit so far, high expectations seem to build up among fans for his next and final original flick.

The hype is real and it’s no wonder why Tarantino seems to have a hard time pinpointing a perfect project for his tenth movie. The director has been juggling through many projects for the right one it seems, including a rated “R” take on Star Trek and even a third film in the Kill Bill series.

However, in a recent interview, the interviewer asked Tarantino if his 10th and final movie could be a horror-centric one. The director’s response was as follows:

“If I come up with a terrific horror film story, I will do that as my tenth movie. I love horror movies. I would love to do a horror film. And I do actually think that the Spahn Ranch sequence is the closest to a horror sequence because I do think it’s vaguely terrifying. And I didn’t even quite realize how good we did it, frankly, to tell you the truth, until my editor told me.

[My editor told me,] ‘The Spahn Ranch sequence is a horror film. ‘Oh, really? It’s good? It’s working?’ He goes, ‘No, no, no, Quentin, you don’t understand. It’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre with a budget. It’s like Brad Pitt is walking into The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It’s fucking terrifying.’ I go, ‘Wow, I’m glad! Really?!’ Because I hadn’t seen anything. And when I look at it, I think, ‘Yeah, this is sorta like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,’ which is about as good a compliment as you can make.”

Tarantino is not new to the genre. He wrote the vampire action flick From Dusk Till Dawn for Robert Rodriguez and even took a supporting lead role in the first act. His Grindhouse contribution Death Proof was sort of slasher film with a killer Stuntman named Mike using his car to kill women. Even his movies are known for heavy onscreen violence and bloodshed. As fans of the director, we can only hope that we will get a chance to see a full-fledged horror film written and directed by Tarantino.

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‘Happy Death Day’ Director Is Back To Direct For BlumHouse Again

by Kaylen Summers

Let’s all admit that Happy Death Day and Happy Death Day 2U  were two refreshing hits that we never expected from BlumHouse. Directed by Christopher Landon, the movies made quite a buzz at the box-office and became favorites for both movie fans and critics. However, neither BlumHouse or Netflix wanted to go for a threequel. Thus the fate of the Happy Death Day trilogy was left uncertain with just two installments.

Earlier this summer, Landon himself confirmed on Twitter that there will be no third installment.

Now, it seems like Landon is back working for the studio again. But it will be for another horror flick. Jason Blum of Blumhouse will also be a part of this secret horror movie project as a producer. Not many details about the movie are known as of now. Although, there are rumors that the movie is about a killer wreaking havoc in a small town. Sounds familiar? Yes!! It’s another slasher film. But don’t worry. Since it’s Landon, we can expect some fresh narrative.

His previous two films were also slasher films. But they stood out as rare gems from the production house for their novel narrative style and slant towards humor. That does not mean Landon is just about humor alone. Before debuting as a director, he began his career as a writer, co-writing Disturbia and later working on the screenplays for the second, third, and fourth Paranormal Activity movies. He made his debut as directer later with Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and caught the attention of audiences with the 2015 zombie comedy movie Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. This guy really knows what he is doing!

With that being said, we sure are waiting to see how the new slasher from the director will be like. Some say that it is going to be a reboot of Scream. But, right now we are happy that he is back in action with BlumHouse.

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7 Best Slasher Movies Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

You can make fun of it all you want, but the truth is that everyone loves a good slasher movie. It has everything that a movie lover whats- dumb teenagers who always take the wrong decisions, a masked psychopath, lots of blood, violence, and nudity. Okay, maybe it doesn’t have all the things that a moviegoer wants. But still, these movies can really get you ‘hooked’. With that in mind, we like to share with you seven of the best teen slasher movies around.

7. Scream (1996)

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Rose McGowan, Matthew Lillard, Skeet Ulrich, Jamie Kennedy, Drew Barrymore, Henry Winkler

For many reasons, this slasher film is beloved to fans. The movie literally took the template of then-dead genre and made it into a cult-following blockbuster. The flick unleashed a masked killer onto a band of unsuspecting youngsters, and the best part is that they all know how slasher movies work. These teases made the movie more relatable and gave audiences a memorable movie experience- though we cannot say the same for the movies that came later in the Scream franchise.

6. Deep Red (1975)

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Macha Meril, Clara Calamai, Gabriele Lavia, Eros Pagni, Giuliana Calandra

Originally titled as Profondo Rosso, the flick can be considered as the pinnacle of Italian Giallo films, a sub-genre of the slasher films. The movie marvels in its technical elements, death scenes, and all-encompassing greatness. The plot follows a pianist who witnesses the death of a psychic through an apartment window and then teams up with a reporter to solve the crime.

5. Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)

Director: Alfred Sole
Stars: Linda Miller, Brooke Shields, Niles McMaster, Alphonso DeNoble, Gary Allen, Lillian Roth

Directed by Alfred Sole,  Alice, Sweet Alice is surely the creepiest movie in this list. Set in the 1960s, the film breaks many taboos including killing a 9-year-old child and then setting the girl’s 12-year-old sister Alice as the prime suspect. The movie is a prolonged psychological game of whether Alice is the one behind all this or not.

4. Peeping Tom (1960)

Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Carl Boehm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley, Pamela Green, Brenda Bruce, Miles Malleson

The movie follows an aspiring filmmaker who murders young women, trying to capture their last moments on his camera. The violence, sexual content, and voyeuristic themes in the movie were too much for the audience of that time to handle. In fact, the film’s reviews were so harsh that the director Michael Powell didn’t direct another film. However, the flick developed its own cult following and critical appraisal decades later.

3. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Johnny Depp, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Amanda Wyss, Jsu Garcia

For many reasons, Freddy Krueger is the most iconic slasher movie character ever. Played by Robert Englund, the child molester turned knife-glove-wearing dreamland serial killer revived interest back to the genre with the introduction a key new element: the supernatural. Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street is truly one of the most successful slasher film franchises of all time.

2. Black Christmas (1974)

Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder, Keir Dullea, John Saxon, Marian Waldman, Andrea Martin, Art Hindle

The concept of a killer making threatening phone calls was not something original to Wes Craven’s Scream. This was just the actor paying homage to a much iconic slasher movie, Bob Clark’s Black Christmas. The story follows a group of sorority sisters who receive threatening phone calls during the Christmas season. They are eventually stalked and murdered by a deranged killer.

1. Halloween (1978)

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasance, P.J. Soles, Nancy Kyes, Charles Cypher

Among all the movies in this list, Halloween will be the one with the least bloodshed. The movie revolves around a serial killer Michael Myers who stalks and kills teenage babysitters on Halloween night, fifteen years after he murdered his teenage sister. Though the movie had many sequels and reboots, none came even close to the original 1978 flick.

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