I’m not really one for watching a lot of horror movies, not that I don’t like them or anything I just don’t really watch that many, so I guess this is kind of a definitive list as this is the best of the best? I dunno they could all be utter crap in some people’s eyes, but hey if you’re looking for some spooky movies to watch this month then look no further!
Starting off with a bit of a bang here. This is one of the few horror movies that I’ve seen so many times that I’m no longer that scared by it but when it first came out it REALLY turned my shit around and gave me many sleepless nights! The descent is a story of a group of potholers that get lost because one of them wanted to make it more fun and end up coming across an undiscovered pit of horrid weird gollum like creatures that can’t see. What I really love about this movie is that it doesn’t try and shoehorn a happy positive ending in, no spoilers but you’ll finish this film with a feeling of absolute dread….
I’ve never been the biggest fan of this new age of horror films that essentially just put a bad spirit in a house and just explain it with some sort of loose ending, however Sinister takes this formula and does it very well. It could be that the film is backed up with Ethan Hawke’s great acting or that the main …..err spirit (?) bad entity thing is actually terrifying. This movie goes for a lot of jump scares that will honestly just make you jump, a lot. All I’m saying is watch out for the attic scene…..
This is my only foreign language movie here, it’s spanish, so you MAY not have heard of it. REC is shot like the blair witch project, in a kind of found footage rough way, and tells the story of a news reporter who gets trapped in an apartment block with a bunch of the residents. They’re trapped in because of a virus outbreak outside (I think it’s set in Madrid) but unfortunately there’s something much, much worse inside. Now make sure you watch the first one only as the sequels are absolute garbage.
The woman in black
This may be my only non 18 movie here (it’s a 15) but that doesn’t mean there won’t be loads of moments that will make you jump out of your skin. Lets be honest, putting Daniel Radcliffe into a period drama about a spooky house/spirit was never going to be bad was it. What’s really awesome is that the back story is just as intriguing as the horror elements in this one and it’s another one with unhappy, but great, ending. Perhaps I just don’t like happy endings!
Probably the least scary films on the list, I guess it depends on what you’re scared of! But it’s pretty damn awesome. Essentially 3 friends get trapped inside Stephen Lang’s house as they’re trying to rob it. Although Lang plays blind man he’s insane and absolute machine. What it does well is flip the slasher genre on it’s head by trapping them in the house where the killer is, instead of them being stalked from outside. The film has loads of twists and turns and some really, really weird shit in it. Definitely worth a watch!!