Happy Halloween to all! I thought I'd delay my Wednesday's blog post to use more time to write an epic Top 5 list of some terrifying horrors that you should consider on Halloween. So without further ado, I'll get to the awesome list!
#5 - Ouija (2014)
Although I have yet to see this film, I must admit it looks pretty intense, exciting, and unlike any other modern horror. The plot of the film begins with a girl mysteriously killed after recording herself playing with an ancient Ouija Board, which leads to a close group of friends to investigate this board. They later find out that some things aren't meant to be played with, especially the 'other side'. So as you have read, the plot is quite basic but I think it sounds pretty awesome and reminds me of Jumanji (1995) which I thought was awesome!
#4 - Insidious 1/2 (2010/2013)
I couldn't really recommend one out of the two for the insidious films. I believe that they are both relatively scary; however the second chapter is pretty complicated and involves close attention. Obviously, if you haven't seen the first film then I'd recommend you watch it since the story is carried on. Insidious 1 is the preferred one for me, which is a gripping story of a family in search of help for their son, Dalton, who fell into a coma after a mysterious incident in the attic. Little do they know that there is much more to this endless sleep than meets the eye as they explore the paranormal, and rediscover the past; the key to getting their son back once and for all. The second film lies in the same field "the other world", however I feel it is more detailed and complex in understanding.
#3 - The Amityville Horror (2005)
A lot of you horror fans may argue that the original is much better than the remake. I've still to see the original, and so at this moment in time, I highly recommend you to consider this film on Halloween! I mean, it is full of scary moments, and is packed with jump scares. Aside the general scares, I feel the plot is adequate as well - George and Kathy Lutz and their three children move into a house that was the site of a horrific murder a year before. They decide to keep the house and try to keep the horror in the past. This is until, George starts to behave weirdly and their daughter, Chelsea starts to see people. What now follows is 28 days of sheer terror for the family. There is indeed 28 days of hell, as events heat up, and the father becomes crazy!
#2 - The Conjuring (2013)
This was a film I was really looking forward to for a long time, and I went to see it on release, at a very busy screen! What I found frustrating at the time were all the girls who screamed every second which lead to extreme difficulty of hearing what the characters were saying. It was REALLY that scary. It is directed by the same director (James Wan) of Insidious, and consists of the same general concept of spirit involvement. The plot itself revolves around paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren who work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. It was a cracker in my opinion, and I believe that it was a very successful modern horror, gaining 7.5/10 on
#1 - Sinister (2012)
Yes, sinister indeed - perhaps one of the scariest films I have ever seen in my opinion. This was another epic horror that I intended to go and see on release (which I did), and boy was I scared at the end! I was so scared, that I had to ask my friend to come back into the screen in the end with me because I left my wallet in it. Anyway, I certainly felt this was not only really scary, but at the same time very violent. It is about a true-crime writer who finds a cache of 8mm home movies films that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose career dates back to the 1960s. Not only this, but the serial killer also carried out murders at his own house which is very disturbing. I feel that the mask of the serial killer himself was terrifying and there is a very violent approach as the killer uses child's to kill innocent families.
Hopefully, you may agree with me on some of these films, but if not, leave a comment telling me what I'm missing. I've probably been a huge let down to those who lived through the 60s-70s era; however I'm providing the scariest films nowadays in my opinions. With all 5 of them being modern, I seriously recommend everyone to check out one of these films if you are looking for an intense film to watch! Remember, happy Halloween everyone!