The Real Horror Movies (Part 1)

I have been a horror fan all my life. I have seen so many horror films that I don’t get scared very easily anymore. Everything has gotten so predictable. I don’t know if any of you have the same problem as me. Finding a good horror movie is pretty hard. Everything nowadays is the same. Especially the ones that you can watch in a cinema. Most of those commercial films have the same kind of story and are all predictable. I have a lot of favourite horror movies but here are some already.

 

Grave (Raw)

This French horror movie is not the usual kind of horror. It’s more of a psychological horror. It also had something of an art house kind of movie. The story is quite one of a kind and also quite realistic. It’s about a girl Justine. Everyone in her family is a vet. Everyone is also a vegetarian. She never tasted meat in her whole life. She is a good student at a veterinary school. But she doesn’t really fit in with the rest. Because she wants to fit in so bad, she doesn’t care about her family principles and she eats a piece of raw meat for the first time. From here on she’ll be confronted with her true self and loses her mind.

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The Ritual (2017)

This Netflix original is one of my favourites on Netflix right now. It has a ‘’Blair Witch Project’’ feeling because you don’t actually see a lot of scary shit but still the chills ran down my spine. That’s when I know it’s a good horror movie. The plot is a common story but with some nice twists. Four friends go hiking through Scandinavian nature. When they decide to go through a dark Nordic forest they get lost in a hell full of nightmares. Their nightmares become reality and they have to survive because there is something unexplainable in the forest. What I liked about was that it had an art house kind of touch to it. I think it is a very creative movie.  

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The Strangers

When it comes to the type of horror movies which are full of jump scares and tension, this is the one you want to watch. It’s not a very original story but it’s based on the true story of the Manson murders. Which makes it even more scary. The director confirmed he used his childhood experience he had about the Manson murders. The story revolves around the idea of ‘’what if you were in your house and someone decided to brake in?’’. Everyone can relate to this because it can literally happen to anyone. I know for sure it’s one of my worst nightmares. Like I said there is a lot of tension in the film and that’s why you should watch it.

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Doing the autopsy of a dead body seems really interesting to me. But this movie is a good reason not to do it. Especially not under my own fucking house. Autopsies are fascinating. Examining a dead body to find out its cause of death and a lot of other things is something people have been doing for a lot of years already. The movie is about a father and son who do the autopsy of a Jane Doe. It’s totally unclear how she died because there are no marks or whatsoever. When they find out some strange things about the corpse things are not getting better. The special effects and everything are not very good but the plot twist is super cool and that’s what I like about it. A good movie for me doesn’t mean amazing effects. If the effects are not the best but the storyline is awesome, that’s a good movie for me. The story makes the movie.

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The Visit

Talking about plot twists.. The visit has a very scary one. For me this is true horror! When I saw this movie in the cinema I was very surprised actually. Finally a movie that scared me again but also made me laugh in an awkward way. In the beginning it’s just a little bit weird and funny but at the end it’s terrifying. It’s about a brother and sister visiting their grandparents for the first time. Because their mother had been in a fight with her parents, the two kids never got the chance to meet their grandparents. At first you think they’re just old people acting a bit weird because they probably have Alzheimer or something. But after a while the kids find out what’s actually happening and it’s more terrifying than you can imagine. Also the story is very realistic which makes it even scarier. It could happen to anyone.

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Devil’s Pass

This is an odd kind of movie. Because it’s based on one of the strangest events that ever happened. The Diatlov Accident in 1959. A group of Russian hikers are found dead in the Ural mountains. Their bodies are found far away from their tents without clothes, their injuries can’t be explained and their radiation level is very high. They never found out what happened and why it happened. Today it is still a mystery which makes it one of the most strange events ever happened. The movie is about a group of friends who want to make a documentary about the Diatlov Accident and try to find out what happened to the group of hikers. Unfortunately this doesn’t end very well. A really good found footage film in a Blair Witch Project kind of style.

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It comes at night

What is so great about this movie, is that everything is so unclear. You don’t know what’s exactly happening, why it is happening and where it is happening. You only know there is some sort of disease which ended the world we know. Where this disease came from and what it exactly causes is unclear. Although the movie has some disturbing images, you don’t see a lot of scary things. There is so much tension and because of the good acting you really get sucked in to the movie. When the movie ended I had so many questions. Some people like this and some people don’t. If you want a movie to be completely clear then I wouldn’t really recommend this one. 

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Don’t Breath

This movie had me on the edge of my seat! Going in to a scary house and being chased by someone isn’t really a very surprising thing when it comes to horror movies. But when the one who is chasing you is blind and mentally not 100% healthy, things change. I think it’s a very cool and a very original idea. The way it is filmed is really cool and the acting was quite good as well too. The movie is about a group of friends who are breaking into a blind man’s house to steal is fortune. Simple right? Well, not simple at all! After a while you realise the blind guy isn’t only blind but he is crazy as well. How fun! What makes it a good movie? I don’t really know actually. I just really liked it overall. The story, the acting, the way of filming. A good old horror movie with a cool twist.

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