Halloween is the best time for movies, from my favourite not-so-scary films to my top five favourite horror movies listed below.
The 1982 film is one of my favourite 80s movies. When the Freelings move into a new home they start to notice strange occurrences, especially their youngest child Carol Ann. When the spirits take Carol Ann through the TV, the family reaches out to mediums and exorcists to get their daughter back. The CGI in this film did not age well, but that’s one of the things I like about it, they remake it in 2015 and generally followed the plot to a T, but the actors are obviously different and the CGI is more up-to-date but there’s just a strange charm to the original that I love.
I like all three Insidious movies, but the first two would be my favourites, as the third one just felt like a random story and not a continuation. I only learned that there’s a fourth film that came out in 2018 when I started writing this post! It’s called The Last Key, and this spooky season is the perfect time to catch up. The first two films centre around the Lambert family who’s son is being preyed on by ghosts. What I love most about the Insidious movies is the inclusion of astral projection, because it’s just so interesting.
The Conjuring is based on the real life work of Ed and Lorraine Warren. When the Perron family move into a new home in Rhode Island, some strange things start happening. The Warrens discover that the house was owned by a witch named Bathsheba who sacrificed herself and her child to the devil, and cursed all who would take her land.
I didn’t find the Conjuring that scary, to me it felt like a Supernatural episode without Sam and Dean.
The Blair Witch Project
When I talk about the Blair Witch Project, I mean the 1991 original, not the 2016 remake (which I haven’t actually seen). The Blair Witch Project is about a group of film students who want to record a documentary about the alleged “Blair Witch” of the Black Hills in Maryland. The group are hunted by the witch one by one, the footage we see was uncovered a year after they disappeared. Although the shaky footage was difficult to watch at times, I think for the time it came out this movie did something different with typical horror movies.
IT & IT Chapter 2
Although I loved the original first, I find the remakes easier to watch. I reviewed Chapter 2 recently.
The original was the first horror I really loved (13 was way to young to see IT), and I love the book too, as far as this genre goes, IT is my number one. I really like the atmosphere the new version brought, the effects and the casting couldn’t be more perfect.