Must Watch Chilling Horror Movies –– When Real Life Just Isn’t Scary Enough
So lately, it seems like I have developed a new sub-hobby : horror.
I don’t know why and how it started––
Well actually, I might have the answer to that. I can give the credit of my current obsession with horror genre to the one, the mighty, and the only : Stephen King.
It all started when I decided to pick one of his book up –– Pet Sematary –– and ended up going down the spirally hole of horror novels. And now, your girl is slowly creeping and crawling into horror movies. I just could not get enough! Do I need some help with my new found obsession with horror genre? Eh, possibly. Is this a cry for help? Nah. I’m enjoying this horrorobsession phase.
So with that said, let us not dilly dally cause we all know lengthy intros are boring. And we all know all that your girl aspire to be in life is a hip mom.
Okay, okay. Jokes aside, let’s get rolling.
Starring : Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano
Director : Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Genre : Thriller, Horror, Mystery
“REC” turns on a young TV reporter and her cameraman who cover the night shift at the local fire station. Receiving a call from an old lady trapped in her house, they reach her building to hear horrifying screams — which begin a long nightmare and a uniquely dramatic TV report.
2. Train to Busan
Starring : Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma
Director : Sang-ho Yeon
Genre : Thriller, Horror, Action
Sok-woo, a father with not much time for his daughter, Soo-ahn, are boarding the KTX, a fast train that shall bring them from Seoul to Busan. But during their journey, the apocalypse begins, and most of the earth’s population become flesh craving zombies. While the KTX is shooting towards Busan, the passenger’s fight for their families and lives against the zombies – and each other.
3. 28 Days Later
Starring : Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston
Director : Danny Boyle
Genre : Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Animal activists invade a laboratory with the intention of releasing chimpanzees that are undergoing experimentation, infected by a virus -a virus that causes rage. The naive activists ignore the pleas of a scientist to keep the cages locked, with disastrous results.
Twenty-eight days later, our protagonist, Jim, wakes up from a coma, alone, in an abandoned hospital. He begins to seek out anyone else to find London is deserted, apparently without a living soul. After finding a church, which had become inhabited by zombie like humans intent on his demise, he runs for his life. Selena and Mark rescue him from the horde and bring him up to date on the mass carnage and horror as all of London tore itself apart. This is a tale of survival and ultimately, heroics, with nice subtext about mankind’s savage nature.
4. The Orphanage
Starring : Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep
Director : J.A. Bayona
Genre : Drama, Horror, Mystery
Laura, a former orphan, raises her adopted son Simón together with her husband Carlos in an old house and former orphanage where she was raised. While at the orphanage Simón tells Laura that he has five invisible friends which she believes are a product of his active imagination.
Laura decides to reopen the orphanage to cater for disabled children and throws a party. During the party Simón tries to persuade Laura to go and take a look at his friends cabin but she’s too busy. Later on she sees a mysterious masked boy and realizes that Simón has also disappeared. Laura feels the presence of other people in the house and months later Laura invites a team of parapsychologists to try to unravel the mystery.
5. The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Starring : Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Ophelia Lovibond
Director : André Øvredal
Genre : Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Cox and Hirsch play father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to identify the beautiful young “Jane Doe,” they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.
6. As Above, So Below
Starring : Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge
Director : John Erick Dowdle
Genre : Adventure, Horror, Mystery
Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, As Above, So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all.
7. The Descent
Starring : Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid
Director : Neil Marshall
Genre : Thriller, Horror, Adventure
A woman goes on vacation with her friends after her husband and daughter encounter a tragic accident. One year later she goes hiking with her friends and they get trapped in the cave. With a lack of supply, they struggle to survive and they meet strange blood thirsty creatures.
8. 10 Cloverfield Lane
Starring : John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr.
Director : Dan Trachtenberg
Genre : Drama, Horror, Mystery
After getting in a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to “get good on those” before leaving the bunker. She has been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett’s intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there?
9. Lake Mungo
Starring : Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Martin Sharpe
Director : Joel Anderson
Genre : Horror, Mystery, Drama
Sixteen-year-old ALICE PALMER drowns while swimming in the local dam. When her body is recovered and a verdict of accidental death returned, her grieving family buries her. The family then experiences a series of strange and inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist, RAY KEMENY. Ray discovers that Alice led a secret, double life. A series of clues lead the family to Lake Mungo where Alice’s secret past emerges. Lake Mungo is a mystery, a thriller and a ghost story.