Horror Movies for This Halloween Season

Uncommon flicks to frighten up your October

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Horror Movies for This Halloween Season

With October 31st right around the corner and spooky season in full swing, it’s time to get into the spirit on the screen. Although some big names like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare On Elm Street frequent these kinds of lists, the following movies are intended to be less popular in order to give the viewers something new. 

 

Hereditary (2018)

After the Matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter (Toni Collette) and granddaughter (Molly Shapiro) begin to slowly unveil decades of mystery surrounding their family’s history. In doing so, they find an inescapable fate. First time screenwriter Ari Aster successfully thrills audiences with this ominous tale.

 

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband Guy move into an old apartment in Manhattan. Their elderly neighbors, the Castavets, take special interest in the young couple, especially after Rosemary gives birth to her first child. After a few key events, she begins to doubt that this baby is hers, and that its even from this world. 

 

Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

Jacob Singer (Tim Robbins) is a young Vietnam veteran working as a letter carrier in New York City in the 1970’s. His past haunts him, and he frequently suffers from panic attacks and flashbacks. After several traumatic events befall him, Jacob begins to lose his grip on reality. He sees horns on humans, faceless demons chasing him and more hallucinations. This psychological thriller enraptures the questioning of reality and insanity. 

 

The Descent (2006)

A group of 4 close female friends finds their annual adventure vacation gone terribly wrong. After coming to the United States for a special spelunking trip, the group finds themselves trapped in a dark cave with limited supplies. But running out of food is the least of their worries; there is something else lurking in the cave. This Swedish creature-feature gained critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival. 

 

Goodnight Mommy (2015)

Two young twin boys have their summer drastically changed when their mother returns home with her face entirely bandaged after cosmetic surgery. They begin to doubt this woman is their mother, and play cruel tricks on her to determine the truth. This Polish film has an uncommon storyline, and is sure to delight.

 

If the above featured films aren’t enough, here are a few more:

The Babadook

Eyes Without a Face 

Basket Case 

The Mist

Martyrs (2008)

Get Out

The Orphanage 

Eden Lake

Creep

Bone Tomahawk

Them

Veronica

God Told Me To

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