Last weekend me and my brother watched Hereditary and we were genuinely impressed by it. No cheap jumpscares, no people acting unrealistically stupid, and instead a tense, building atmosphere and great scares.
We wanna watch more horror movies now, but we don’t really know where to start, and our horror-loving friend does not seem to be the best source for recommendations (he even loved movies such as The Nun or Alien: Covenant, both of which are widely regarded as absolute garbage).
So here’s some other horror (or close to the genre) movies I liked: Halloween (the 1978 original, in the 2013 35th anniversary remastered version) A Nightmare on Elm Street (the 2010 remake) Silent Hill Lights Out Get Out Alien Mandy (idk if it counts as horror, but it was freaky AF) 28 Days Later Dawn of the Dead Trick 'r Treat
I’d love to hear from you guys, and I’m excited to fill my movie schedule for next weekend with something nice and scary! :3
Thanks for the quick answer!
We actually watched It Follows before, but were kinda let down. I heard many good things about it, and the movie had a lot of potential, but in quite a few scenes, characters acted unreasonably stupid and people died because of that, and we were just shaking our heads about it…
A lot of horror movies centered around teenagers or young adults has the characters make stupid mistakes, and it always pulls me out of the immersion. Sure, young people don’t know how to handle a lot of shit, I know, same goes for me, but in those situations even silly old me would have acted instinctively smarter than them.
Sorry for my little ranty explanation there, it’s just my opinion
I completely forgot about The Shining though, and will definitely add it to my watch list. A movie parodied that often clearly left its mark on cinema history and must be worth a watch.
Oh god I just youtubed the intro to the shining and while watching it I started to think about the “old” movies that are good
WATCH “THE THING” YES IM SCREAMING AT YOU WATCH IT!!!
not the trash remake from 2010 or who knows when, watch the old one from 1982 with Kurt Russel. This one is awesome to watch while eating some noodles with sauce
edit/2 I see you saw 28 days later which I dont think is scary per se but you know, zombies, theres also 28 weeks later that follows the story of that one but at least for me definitively not as good as the first one.
Also I dont know if you and your brother happen to know spanish or dont mind reading subtitles, watch Rec https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1038988/ again same as “The Thing” dont watch the bullshit remakes or continuations, the original one is really good.
Thanks for those two recommendations!
I only know the Cage Wickerman, which is on my watchlist for a very drunk evening with friends, along other Cage classics such as The Vampire’s Kiss and Face/Off
I will keep your recommendations in mind, and am looking forward to what else you can link me to whenever you’ve got the time
I even see some there which I watched when I was younger and loved (but kinda forgot about, because it’s been so long), like 13 Ghosts, Candyman and Final Destination. The latter is actually due for a re-watch, along with the rest of the franchise, maybe except that one that was so over-reliant on 3D.
I get some horror inspirations from YouTuber Ryan Hollinger, and his video on the Final Destination series is well worth a watch, as well as the ones he made about Halloween and Hereditary.
I think I watched Cube before, my aforementioned horror friend brought it to our attention and we watched both the first one and the second, Hypercube. I completely forgot whether I liked or disliked them though, it’s been a few years
The Sphere sounds unfamliar though, I’ll add it to my watch list, thanks!