15 More Horror Movies For Halloween
Another fifteen movies to quench your horror bug.
10) The Collector
A recent release, ‘The Collector’ may draw early comparisons to the notorious ‘Saw’ franchise when one reads the plot synopsis and the fact that the writers behind the last four ‘Saw’ movies are at work here. But once you actually see the film, it’s a different beast in itself. The story follows a con-man who breaks into an empty house to rob it while the family is on vacation. Too bad for him that the family has been kidnapped and is held inside the house by a demented killer who has rigged the house with deadly traps. Though the villain is nowhere as sophisticated or fleshed out as Jigsaw, he’s absolutely terrifying and works great in the context of the film. It’s a nail-biting experience with a healthy dose of gore and a bleak tone throughout that permeates all the way through the ending that leaves an open door for a sequel. Maybe it is similar to the ‘Saw’ series after all.
9) The Descent
A more well-known movie among horror fans, this creature feature is not only a shining display of director Neil Marshall’s talent, it actually is one of the best horror movies to come out of Britain. Revolving around a group of girls who climb down an underground cave which happens to be filled with hideous mutants, the claustrophobia achieved here is top-notch and the movie is very well shot with great creature design and an all-female cast that isn’t annoying the whole time. Top it off with an extremely unconventional and powerful ending and you can expect a classic on your hands.
8 ) Rec 2
We previously ranked the Spanish horror ‘Rec’ among the top of the horror movies to be seen last year, and we later got a sequel that literally picks up five minutes after the first film. And if you thought that it would end up being a disappointment, you’re very wrong. ‘Rec 2’ knows it would be facing an uphill battle if it re-did the elements of the original, so it smartly provides us with a lot of plot and new genre elements that make it fresher than you’d expect. It’s not as scary as the original, but is a perfect sequel to the movie with a twist ending that leaves room for another film. A rare horror sequel that doesn’t disappoint.
7) Lake Mungo
It’s Australian horror this time around! Have you ever seen a horror documentary with interviews and everything? Look no further than ‘Lake Mungo’. The story follows a family after the death of their daughter Alice Palmer. But soon, they realize that she may not be completely gone yet. Though it’s more of a drama with supernatural elements, ‘Lake Mungo’ takes a documentary approach to the subject matter which is refreshing and grounds it in reality. In turn, the movie has an exceptionally chilling atmosphere to it and even a simple zoom brings out the creeps in the viewer. Hollywood is set to bastardize this one with a traditionally shot remake, so check this one out while you have a chance.
British horror is here to stay. The mind-bending horror/thriller ‘Triangle’ stars Melissa George and is literally such an overwhelming experience that I cannot begin to explain the plot clearly. In a basic gist, it follows a group of friends who take up a boat and ride into the sea when a storm wipes them out. As a ship comes for rescue, they enter and realize that there’s not a single person on board and that they have been here before. And from there on out, its complete madness. You owe it to yourself to watch ‘Triangle’ since it’s an experience that you will not forget anytime soon.