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Happy Halloween everyone. Now, typically I don’t buy into the Halloween festivities, mainly because I don’t actually have anywhere to go. However, in my teen years, I went through a phase of watching all the horror films I could find. Don’t ask me why cause they scared the life out of me. Nowadays, I much prefer the coziness the Great British Bake-Off and this weird horror film phase I went through has literally vanished, but for those of you looking to have a fright night, these are my recommended horror flicks.
1. The Ring:
I didn’t actually find this to be as scary as everyone made it out to be. I still think this is one of the smartest horror films around. I can’t stand gory films and much prefer the ones that mess with you mentally. There’s a hidden depth to this plot that makes it an enjoyable film.
2. The Grudge:
This film scared me to death. I hated this film. It’s the only one that had me so spooked I had to stick a series of Disney films on to lull me to sleep. It’s that sense of something not feeling right and anticipating the horrors but still not expecting the moment they pop up. It was the most stressful and terrifying horror film experience in my life.
3. The Fog:
I actually own both the original and the remake and they’re both pretty good. Again, not the scariest, but it’s my dad’s favourite horror film. I like that there’s a bit of a nautical theme to the film, but I also like the fact that the basic motivation behind the “ghosts” is fuelled by the injustice handed to them when they were alive.
4. Dead Silence:
I HATE VENTRILOQUIST DOLLS. They are awful things and should burn. I still remember the poem that goes with this film and it still gives me the creeps. It didn’t help that after watching this film I ended up staying at my aunt’s place and there was a creepy doll staring across the room at me all night. It spooked me so much I had to get my dad to put the doll in the cupboard and lock it.
5. Sleepy Hollow
There’s something about this film that still pulls me in. Admittedly I fell asleep the first time I watched this, but I think I just liked that eerie atmosphere that was consistently present in the film. Personally, I think this is the tamest film of the bunch so if you don’t like the creep factor in those other films, go for this one for your Halloween viewing.
Those are my Halloween horror film recommendations?
What are your favourite horror films?
What are your Halloween plans?