10 Horror Movies To Watch This Halloween

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Ghosts, demons, aliens and more, today is the day the lines between the living & dead get blurred. Today is the day people in the US dress up as their worst nightmare and go around town collecting candy from strangers. And because we’re in India, the most we get to do is sit late into the night in comfy pyjamas with a cup of hot chocolate, and watch scary movies all night long. Yes, we’re talking about Halloween! So grab some popcorn and get ready for a spooky night in, with some hints our humour. Enjoy the list of hand-picked horror movies that released comparatively recently.

Hush

“I can come in anytime I want. And I can get you, anytime I want. But I’m not going to. Not until it’s time. When you wish you’re dead… that’s when I’ll come inside.”

The minimalist sounds that the movie utilises only enhances the overall creepiness of the movie. The fact that the protagonist is deaf and mute, makes you fear for her safety more than you normally would.

Don't Breathe

“There is nothing a man cannot do once he accepts the fact that there is no god.”

Boy o boy is this film one of the most intense films we’ve ever seen. Never would we have believed the fact that one can be scared straight by a blind man, but what do we know? Breaking into a blind person’s house to steal seems easy peasy until you watch this gem.

Lights Out

“There’s no you without me.”

Everyone can relate to the fact that Martin can only sleep with a torchlight on. Almost everyone is scared of the dark and the monsters under the bed when they’re kids. We live in India, the king of powercuts. Let’s just assume that if the story were set here, everyone would be dead. The End.

Train To Busan

“Screams.” x infinity.

As if the threat of a spreading zombie pandemic wasn’t enough, the protagonists of the film HAD to be stuck on a train while it happened. With a zombie on board no less! No, this isn’t just another zombie film – it’s two hours of pure scream-fest. Besides, who doesn’t love a good zombie movie?

The Girl With All The Gifts

[Mel stares at a cat poster] Helen: Do you want a cat? [as blood still drips from her face] Mel: Already had one

A young, polite, well-behaved, wheel-chair bound child is taken to an army base and treated like one would treat a prisoner. She’s immediately restrained, given an armed escort and the captors seem scared of this little girl. Now let us all sit together and wonder why, or just watch the movie and save us all a lot of heartache.  

10 Cloverfield Lane

“Could have been the Russians, aliens, maybe the South Koreans…”

Found footage films FTW! Most of the film takes place in a claustrophobic underground bunker with three people in it. Sounds like a snore fest, but it’s not. Pinky swear. People have taken up to social media to complain about the ending, to each his own, BUT, don’t let that deter you from watching this.

The Babadook

“Ba-ba-ba… dook! Dook! DOOOOOKH!”

While the movie has received a lot of negative rep for being the worst film ever, the movie isn’t a dumb jump scare movie like every other. This film will literally play on all the fairytale fears you had as a kid and bring them to life. It looks like something Tim Burton would’ve made, only darker. Maybe reading out that book wasn’t such a good idea, did Evil Dead teach you nothing?

The Boy

“You wouldn’t hurt me, would you, Brahms?”

Maybe he would, maybe he wouldn’t. Dolls, poltergeists, nanny coming to work for a creepy weird family – nothing new. Eerie atmosphere, check. Close ups of toys, mounted animal heads and random details of the house, check. You think you know where this is going, don’t you? But nope, you don’t! Is this a haunted house tale? Is this a slasher movie? You tell us.   

Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla

“Everything I’ve been doing, everything I’ve ever wanted, has led me to today. Wish me luck.”

More heart-breaking than scary, this story of a lonely ice cream man and his obsession with a TV star will keep you on the edge all through. One of the most subtle horrors ever made, the slow and steady disintegration of the psyche of a sweet and innocent ice cream man into utter chaos is a sickly fascinating watch. The movie will be nothing you will expect.

Goodnight Mommy

“What’s Lukas doing?” “But I can’t see him.”

This movie will catch you off guard right in the beginning and will continue to do so till the end. Twin boys welcome home their mother who has bandages covering her face. Is she even their mother? Are their lives at risk? Or is it her life that’s at risk? One of the most beautifully horror ever made, watch this unsettling movie that has amazing actors.

Special mentions:

Trick ‘r Treat

“She’s not a retard. She’s an idiot savant.”

Ginger Snaps

“I know what a lycanthrope is.” “Sure you do.”

We Are What We Are

“It sounded like a girl crying.” “I don’t know what you think you heard, but you must be mistaken.”

V/H/S

“Wendy, what the fuck were you saying before about us all gettin’ killed?” “When did she say that?”

Shaun Of The Dead

“David, kill the Queen!” “What?” “The jukebox!”

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