This year a lot of horror movies are released that will cause you nightmares for days, and you will want to see them, even if you know that you will not be able to sleep peacefully afterward.
Feeling fear is not fun (although this study says otherwise), especially when it gives you a terror attack in the middle of the night and you don’t know exactly what woke you up. But in the cinema it is different, the terror fills you with adrenaline, it is exciting and it connects you more with the story and the characters, besides it is an opportunity to take out all your stress and anxiety in a socially acceptable way. Lately, the best movies that have been released are horror movies designed to give you a good scare and play with your mind, movies full of monsters and extreme situations that test your limits and make you think what you would do in that situation.
Last year, Hereditary and A Quiet Place broke it at the box office and critics (both fans and experts who once seemed to agree) with terrible stories, settings, and characters. On television, The Haunting of Hill House conquered the public with the story of a family chased by the ghosts of a terrifying mansion that wanted to consume them all, and it became clear that terror is a genre that we will never get tired of, in Special when they do well.
If you ask any movie buff, surely everyone will have at least one horror movie among their favorites (and there are millions of good options, from Rosemary’s Baby by Roman Polanski to Get Out by Jordan Peele and everything in between) and this year the list could be made longer with the premiere of Jordan Peele’s second horror movie, a remake of one of Stephen King’s most famous classics, the return of a devilish doll and a dancer clown, as well as a scary child who promises to appear in your worst nightmares with the Grady twins of The Shining.
Before starting to mark dates on the calendar (obvious with the release dates of the movies you want to see) consider leaving some empty spaces for these horror movies that are going to make you want to get frequent customer membership from your favorite cinema.
Gretel & Hansel
Director: Oz Perkins
Cast: Sophia Lillis (It, Sharp Objects), Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw
This new version of the classic story is much less “childish.” In this version, Gretel takes his brother to the forest in search of food, but they quickly run into a scary witch who wants to turn them into his next dinner. Perkins’s version looks more like the movie The Witch, using psychological tension to leave you terrified just by watching the trailer.
It: Chapter 2
Director: Andy Muschietti
Cast: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Skarsgard, Bill Hader (and the children of the original)
This movie is the second part of Stephen King’s story and takes place some years in the future when the children of the Loser’s Club are adults who must return to the village to face an old enemy, and this time things will be darker.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Producer: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Michael Garza, Zoe Margaret Colletti Gabriel Rush, and Dean Norris
Guillermo del Toro produces this film inspired by a series of books that obsessed him during his teens. The story follows a group of friends who discover a book full of scary stories that become reality, using their victims’ fears and phobias to attack them.
Director: Robert Eggers (The Witch)
Cast: Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe
Filmed completely in black and white, located at the end of the 19th century and in the style of the silent films of the 40s (this is not silent, do not worry), The Lighthouse follows two guardians of a lighthouse who are preparing to spend a whole month isolated from the rest of the world on a small island. It doesn’t sound so bad, but, this is not as “quiet” as it sounds and, the biggest challenge of this pair is not to lose your head and kill each other.
Director: Lars Klevberg
Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, and Brian Tyree Henry
Chucky is back with a new version, but this time he is not a serial killer trapped in a toy, it is a doll that works with Artificial Intelligence that goes crazy and becomes a murderer, and that makes it even more frightening for this times.
Director: Jordan Peele
Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss, Anna Diop, Winston Duke
A family lives their vacation of terror by being harassed by a group of strangers, with their appearance, who want to destroy them and take their place but not before torturing them and taking them to the edge of madness.
Director: Kevin Kolsch and Dannis Widmeyer
Cast: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow
You know the story, this remake is inspired by Stephen King’s novel about a family that, after losing a son, decides to turn to an old cemetery to bring it back. The problem is that, as this horror movie says, sometimes being dead is better.
Director: Nicholas McCarthy
Cast: Taylor Schilling, Brittany Allen, and Jackson Robert Scott
A mother worried about her son’s strange behavior realizes that there is something very wrong with the child, something supernatural and demonic, and she must find a way to help him before things get more frightening. Do not miss this horror tape if you like to enjoy the movies on the edge of the seat.
Director: Ari Aster
Cast: Flore Pugh
This is the scary story of a couple who receives an invitation to attend a midsummer festival in the hometown of one of their friends, at first, everything seems like the dream of any traveler, but they quickly realize that Things are much darker than they appear and that your life is in danger.
Anabelle Comes Home
Director: Gary Dauberman
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Mackenna Grace
This is the reason why you should not take care of outside children. In the third part of this story, a babysitter, who is taking care of Warren’s daughter, awakens an evil spirit trapped in the body of a terrifying doll that seeks revenge.
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