We talked about family-friendly Halloween movies earlier this week. Now it’s time to go over some super-scary movies for the adults! Sit back and be prepared to be scared out of your wits this Halloween with some of my favorite horror movies.
The Ring (2002). The plot, a journalist and single mother (played by Naomi Watts) discovers that her niece has died a mysterious death, her body frozen in a position of horror. Digging into the case, she finds that the death may have been linked to the urban legend of a mysterious video tape that causes the death of anyone who watches it after seven days. The girl in this movie will haunt your nightmares for weeks (trust me, I know).
The Cabin in the Woods (2012). Harkening back to horror classics like Friday the 13th, Halloween and others, The Cabin in the Woods starts out with a group of attractive, sure-to-die coeds thrust into bloody life and death struggles…in a cabin…in the woods. But it actually gets interesting, not your typical brainless slasher movie. It’s worth a watch or a re-watch if you’ve seen it. And as a plus, Thor is in it!
28 Weeks Later (2007). Can’t wait for The Walking Dead’s fall preview? Try out 28 Weeks Later. This movie is so gross and so stressful that it will satisfy your zombie cravings for weeks! The story takes place 28 weeks after the zombie apocalypse began (actually, it’s the second installment in this series, the first was “28 Days Later”) and the refugees who move back into London after it’s been secured. As you can imagine, things aren’t as secure as they’d like them to be. As in any good zombie movie, blood and guts ensue.
Amityville Horror (1979). I’m talking about the original from the 70’s here. Don’t get me wrong, it’s chockful of super cheesy special effects. But for sheer, the-devil-is-going-to-get-you scary, this is a classic. Those red eyes in the window! Are you kidding? SO scary. In case you don’t know what it’s about, it’s a “based on actual events” story about a family who moves into a home in Amityville, NY, haunted by something scary and causes possession and murder.
Insidious (2011). This movie centers on a couple whose son inexplicably becomes comatose and becomes a vessel for ghosts who want to inhabit his body. After months, he’s allowed to go home with his parents, and from there the paranormal activity begins. Demonologists are called to the rescue. Plan on keeping your lights on for weeks after watching this one.
Signs (2002). Not a classic horror movie, but there are several scare the pants off you, scream out loud moments. The story follows a father and ex-pastor (played by Mel Gibson) whose lost his faith when his wife recently died. As he struggles through raising his two children with only his brother to help, he has to come to grips with his wife’s death, encountering the man who accidentally killed her and oh yeah, an alien invasion.
So this Halloween season, grab your popcorn, snuggle up tight under a blanket (to keep the monsters from getting you) and watch some scary movies. That’s what I’m going to do!
Contributed by Shellie Sylla, Marketing Manager Steadfast Management.