October 31st might not be that big a deal here as it is in North America (though it certainly seems to be catching on), however, it still does bring about the perfect excuse to curl up with a tub of popcorn and frightful movie. And as total movie buffs, we need to revisit our favorites, and this definitely seems to be the perfect time for that!
Here’s a list of our favorites
1. The Conjuring
If you haven’t seen this one, then we seriously wonder why you’re reading this piece, because you clearly aren’t a fan of horror movies. With its exceptional acting, eery and near-perfect background score, and unexpected frights galore, it is a dream come true for all horror fanatics worldwide.
Did you know more people die from car accidents, plane accidents, even crossing the road, than by shark attacks? No? Don’t care either? This movie is probably why. No matter what anyone says, after this movie came out, it was pretty much guaranteed that only killer ghosts would be considered scarier than a shark attack.
3. A Quiet Place
This is on our list purely because of stellar acting and completely different handling of the horror genre. Sound has always played an integral part in developing feelings of foreboding in any good horror movie, and this movie does the exact opposite of what you expect it to. With the characters having to keep quiet to stay alive, it is the complete silence that creates the foreboding. There are times you want to tell your pounding heart to lower its volume.
4. The Shining
Jack Nicholson is a masterpiece. There is nothing that needs to be said beyond this. There’s a reason this movie is considered a classic, and we are hardly fools to disagree.
5. The Exorcist
We’re not going to bother explaining this one. You know.
Have a spooky night!