It is almost Halloween and that calls for some really good horror films. A good horror film should genuinely scare the audience whether it is with narrative, suspense, or the monster. But many times, these so-called scary movies do miss the mark and many fans could pIt is almost Halloween and that calls for some really good horror films. A good horror film should genuinely scare the audience out but some films shouldn’t even be treated as films from the “horror” genre.
A good disturbing horror film should be the one that makes you bite your nails or hide behind the pillow and are so disturbing that it should scare you while you visit the loo. Here are some films that are way too horrifying to watch alone
1. The Exorcist – 1973
The story is about Regan, a young girl, displays bizarre behavior after playing with an Ouija board. Chris, her mother, and an actress consult two priests who conclude that Regan is possessed by a demonic entity.
2. Ju- On: The Grudge – 2002
The movie is directed by Takashi Shimizu and it showcases Asia’s fine tradition of modern horror films which has been increasing ever since. The premise of the film is that if a building has endured a singular horror, it absorbs it and returns it to those who visit. A series of seemingly unconnected vignettes, all with a suitably satisfying jolt (including a shower scene Hitchcock would have admired) are slowly pulled together by police investigating the strange events.
3. Hereditary – 2018
The movie is directed by Ari Aster and revolves around the Graham family whose peaceful life is disrupted. When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry, trying to outrun the sinister fate they have inherited.
4. Silent Hill – 2006
This is a psychological horror film directed by Christophe Gans. The plot revolves around Rose and her daughter, Sharon, leave their house to go to Silent Hill. On their way, Rose meets with an accident knocking her unconscious and when she awakes, Sharon is missing.
5. The Orphanage – 2007
The Orphanage is a Spanish horror film that was the debut of J.A.Bayona as a director. The premise of the film goes like this: Laura (Belén Rueda) has happy memories of her childhood in an orphanage. She convinces her husband to buy the place and help her convert it into a home for sick children. One day, her own adopted son, Simón (Roger Príncep), disappears. Simon is critically ill, and when he is still missing several months later, he is presumed dead. Grief-stricken Laura believes she hears spirits, who may or may not be trying to help her find the boy.
6. Rosemary’s Baby- 1968
This movie is a cult classic and is possibly the most cursed film ever made. After moving into an apartment with Guy, her husband, Rosemary hears and dreams strange things. When she gets pregnant, she suspects her neighbors have sinister plans for her baby.