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Last summer was full of scam, but this one is full of scares, which becomes quite. Life: Sometimes it's just not that exciting. Fortunately, humans have a great way to combat that. No, I'm not talking about going outside and breathing in. If the first half of Judy Garland's life was A Star Is Born coincidentally, she starred in the version of the film , then Judy is its sequel. But creepy is harder to pull off. To be effectively creepy, a film needs to establish a certain atmosphere; it needs to draw you in and make you care. Creepy stays with you. It gives you goosebumps.
We love most kinds of horror movies, but creepy films are probably our favourite. Or rather, our least favourite, because they give us nightmares and make us paranoid and afraid to look into mirrors in the dark. Here are 81 genuinely creepy movies in no particular order. Enjoy the nightmares. Though the marketing material was somewhat misleading, featuring the above scary-looking dude who really isn't a big part of the film at all , the movie itself, from director Trey Edward Shults is a claustrophobic slow-burner that ramps up the creep factor insidiously.
Joel Edgerton plays the patriarch of a family holed up in a cabin in the woods to escape an unnamed widespread virus. But when a man, his wife and their young child arrive seeking shelter his family life is disrupted. A coming-of-age horror with one of the bleakest endings around. Nobody knows who Mr Jones is. The artist is a recluse, but his bizarre sculptures have made him world famous. Also, those scarecrows are petrifying. Set in war-torn Tehran in the late s, Under The Shadow sees a would-be doctor battling the forces of evil for her daughter and her sanity even as everyone around her flees to safer ground.
The juxtaposition of earthly and unearthly threats makes this a uniquely terrifying film, and Shideh Narges Rashidi is a wonderfully complex and sympathetic heroine. Not many films could make a sheet of printed fabric terrifying, but Under The Shadow manages it. Plus there are those footsteps upstairs… Just from that description, you might think that Gaslight will turn out to be a haunted house story, but the real explanation for all the weirdness is far more sinister than that.
Walbrook does sinister like no-one else. A character from a terrifying kids book comes to life to haunt a single mother Essie Davis grieving for the loss of her husband in this beautiful, sorrowful mediation on depression and despair. Top-hatted Mr Babadook with his horrible, terrible grin is of course creepy as all, but Noah Wiseman as her needy and uncontrollable child gives him a run for his money in creepiness.
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But one night, he meets Christine Jane Baxter , and his abilities become real. He really can predict the future. Gorgeously shot, wonderfully acted, this is a creepy delight. The ending will have you shuddering in your seat. This strange found footage film from Australia takes the format of a mockumentary focusing on the family of a dead girl who think there are supernatural goings on surrounding their house.
It's creepy throughout but by the time you finally discover what's really going on it's not only terrifying but emotionally devastating too. Probably the best horror anthology ever made, this Ealing Studios production includes five individual stories and one wrap-around narrative. Spooked, the guests start recounting their own stories of the uncanny, each more unnerving than the last.
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Just excellent, all round. One of the most truly harrowing movies of recent years is this feature debut from Ari Aster. Toni Collette stars as a mother trying to hold together her family in the aftermath of a tragedy while around her supernatural goings on begin to escalate. It's been called The Exorcist for a new generation, though it's so much more than that.
In fact at times, Hereditary is almost too scary, so oppressive is its escalating anguish and dread. This one is pure nightmare fodder. Brilliant, but not one for the faint-hearted. When she moves away from London to a tiny country cottage, Norah Anna Cropper expected the change to be a bit strange, but nowhere near as weird as it ultimately turns out to be. Maika Monroe plays a young woman haunted by a shape-shifting spectre after a sexual encounter who slowly but relentlessly trails her everywhere - the film plays with the audience expertly, making us guess whether background characters could really be the monster.
Ultra modern and highly effective, this one will leave you jumping at shadows long after the credits roll. Vincent Price plays the Satanic Prince Prospero, who rules over his village with an iron fist, condemning people to death for the mildest offence and abducting any woman who takes his fancy, but all of his evils come back to haunt him when he throws a masked ball and Death shows up. Suspend your disbelief and let it freak you out.
Eleven years ago, Alan Rory Cochrane bought an antique mirror… and then died, along with his wife. According to the police, they were murdered by their year-old son. According to their daughter, the mirror is haunted, and something supernatural caused their deaths. Now Tim Brenton Thwaites is out of prison, Kaylie Karen Gillan wants to prove he was innocent by conducting an experiment on the mirror… But inadvertently puts both of them in danger all over again.
The way director Mike Flanagan plays with reality, building unbearable uncertainty through camera angles and false memories, makes this film both incredibly scary and impossibly sad. The Amityville Horror is the haunted house story. If you were only ever going to watch one haunted house movie, it should be this one, because this is the archetypal story: a family moves into a house where horrible murders happened, and then bad things happen to them. If you were only ever going to watch two haunted house movies, the second one should definitely be The Conjuring. The camerawork, the music, the cute kids stuck in the middle of epic spiritual warfare… it all adds up to a completely terrifying experience.
Following the tragic demise of his wife and son, Dr Russell moves into a rambling Victorian mansion to compose music and pick up the pieces of his life. The eerie soundtrack and skilful storytelling result in a film which peels back its mysterious layers slowly for a satisfying finish. Tree surgeon Adam and his family move into an ancient farmhouse to start sizing up the land for developers and quickly fall afoul of the supernatural creatures lurking in the trees, which turns out to be a really bad idea.
A couple of Londoners holidaying in Cornwall stumble across a gorgeous abandoned house on the seafront and immediately decide they want to buy it.
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The owner, a grumpy old colonel, is happy to sell it to them on the spot, but his granddaughter is reluctant. Turns out the house has got secrets, and, yeah, a ghost. Best enjoyed with a glass of sherry. Not to be confused with the remake of or the new Netflix series this retro gem not only features some classic sequences of spooky happenings, but a philosophical take on the paranormal. Alternate Versions. Rate This. When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.
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