Halloween is right around the creepy corner, bringing with it nasty thoughts of fear and fright. With the long Hallo-weekend approaching, many will partake in fearless out-of-town trips and succumb to ghoulish partying. But for you, lonely ghost without a plan in sight, it might be best to stay in, curl up with your girl and blankie, and have a scary movie marathon!
To make things easier for you, we’ve prepared a list of must-see terror-fests that might have flown under your radar. These movies might not be as famous as Insidious or The Conjuring, but hey, they pack a jolt of fear that will guarantee you sleep with the lights on!
GROSS YOURSELF OUT WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA
THE MOVIE: Repulsion (1965)
Director Roman Polanski’s first English film stars the sensual Catherine Deneuve as Carol, a flaky woman descending into madness. She's haunted by the claustrophobic elements of her dreary apartment, these psychological horror manifesting as disturbing hallucinations. Slowly but surely, she loses her mind. As pictured below, she also sometimes loses her clothes while crawling. How's that for brownie points?!
One can argue that by dint of being blonde, she didn't have a lot of mind to lose anyway
GRIEF IS TRAGIC…AND HORRIFIC
The movie: Don't Look Now (1973)
Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland star as Christine and John, a grieving couple that accidentally loses their child to drowning. To get over the untimely demise, they take a vacation to Venice. An ominous presence hangs over their trip when two psychic ladies warn Christine that her daughter is trying to make contact from beyond the grave.
Above: not little Red Riding Hood
QUIET SUSPENSE SAYS A LOT
The movie: Mute Witness (1994)
There is nothing more nerve-racking than being chased by relentless murderers. When Billy—a mute makeup artist shooting a slasher flick in Moscow—witnesses the taping of a snuff porno film, she falls prey to the ill intentions of her pursuers. It's filled to the brim with some of cinema’s most thrilling chase sequences, showing that things need not be loud to create shock.
FEAR CRAWLS DEEP
The movie: The Descent (2005)
Six women go on a spelunking adventure, only to come across a cave riddled with flesh-hungry humanoids. Playing on claustrophobia, fear of the dark, and the terror of being food for creepy predators, it’s a tense ride that will make you think twice about jumping into deep holes in the ground.
"Yung totoo. Merong mumu sa likod ko no?"
TALES OF TERROR
The movie: V/H/S (2012)
A band of misfits breaks into an abandoned house and finds a mysterious VHS tape that plays weird, insane, and piss-yourself-silly videos of horrific tales. Some of them include a seductive succubus, a lesbian couple out for blood, and an exorcism that gets out of hand. Told as an anthology (a la Shake, Rattle, and Roll) and broken into several parts, this movie is a fresh, spine-chilling take on the found-footage genre.
"Honey, hindi ata ako hiyang sa bago kong facial wash. Tingin mo?"
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