InOnIt Guides: Horror Movies You Must Watch
Ghostly whispers and chilly winds, bloody paranoia, disturbing supernatural encounters and gory thrillers: InOnIt’s guide to horror movies you must watch that will give you sleepless nights for days to come. Read (then watch) at your own risk.
Director: Gore Verbinski
Genre: Mind-Boggling Psychological Drama
The Japanese version of The Ring is much scarier, and somehow a foreign horror amplifies the fear of the unknown. Either way, when you see the girl in an old white frock and long, black hair covering her face walk towards you, everything around (including your feet) freeze. A mysterious videotape that once watched, death awaits at the end of the week that follows. When a journalist tries to investigate the death of a girl caused due to this tape, she decides to watch it herself. And the rest we leave for you to finish…
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Genre: Isolation-of-the-Mind Psychological Drama
Rated as the scariest movie of all times, The Shining may be a let down for those who are not into mind twisting drama from the 80s. Nevertheless, watch this to get into the mind of a madman. When Jack Torrance takes up the job of a caretaker in an isolated hotel and shifts there with his family, supernatural existences lead him to go mental as he tries to kill his wife and son. The Shining will leave your mind numb by the time you reach the end. That’s how much it will take out of you. Watch it, if you are mentally strong enough.
The Evil Dead
Director: Sam Raimi
Genre: Road Trip Cabin-in-the-Woods Horror
A 1981 American horror, Evil Dead was probably one of the very first movies that got the trend of road trips with friends gone completely wrong in focus. Five college students head out towards the woods for some adventure. Staying in an isolated cabin, they come across a tape that unleashes the demonic spirits that haunt that area, bringing with it supernatural activities, possessed souls, and a lot of gory situations. And because technology has advanced so much since then, watch the movie now to time travel to the 80s and get amused by the visuals and (quite funny) ghostly makeup!
Director: William Friedkin
Genre: Disturbing Psychological Drama
A teenage girl possessed by the devil, this 1973 American horror movie about exorcism brought chills down the spine of every person who watched it, and they swore to never to look up exorcism stories ever again. Yet, every time the movie plays on TV, you can’t help but hold on to your pillow for dear life and get haunted, again. It has all the epic scenes that still remain fresh in your minds: the crawling backwards, the spider-walk, the hovering in the air of the body, the demonic behaviour of a little girl and creepy voices.
Director: Oren Peli
Genre: Sleepless-Nights-After Supernatural Horror
While you’re watching Paranormal Activity, shot almost entirely in the dark and a confined space (a haunted house), you might not get as scared as you will once it’s over and the lights go off. That’s when you will feel like someone is standing right next to you, or a shadow passing through the mirror, or your blanket swiftly being pulled away from over you. Getting the jitters just thinking about it, aren’t you?
Director: Jean-Baptiste Andrea
Genre: Mind-Numbing Psychological Drama
Although a low-budget movie, Dead End with its twists and turns (pun intended) will decide one thing for you for sure: never take a shortcut through a route you have never been on before. An endless drive, a wife gone mental, a daughter in shock, voices in the forest, a stranded woman with a baby on the road, the movie has everything bad that can happen during your journey. Creepy in an almost unusually weird way, watch Dead End to really let your mind decide why everyone starts to confess their deepest, darkest secrets to each other in the movie during a drive that never ends.
Director: James Wan
Genre: Makes-You-Believe-in-Demons Supernatural Horror
The latest horror movie that had us in bouts of screams was The Conjuring, based on a true story. When the Perron family (husband, wife and five daughters) move to a decrepit farmhouse, they experience extremely disturbing events that keep getting worse. Paranormal investigators come to release them from the haunting, only to realise that this is probably the worst case in hand, with spirits of more than 3 generations latched on to the Perron family. This one is a chiller, and will bring alive your worst fears when you’re lying in bed at night.
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