Shane Madill
The Silhouette

It is really, really easy to just watch and cheapest viagra anywhere consume more popular modern horror movies. This year The Conjuring, Insidious: Chapter 2, and Mama all managed to gross over $100 million at the global box office, with relative successes such as Evil Dead and The Purge also being noticeable. However, this Halloween I would like to encourage you to experience some other, lesser known scary movies to experience different styles and stories possible within the large horror spectrum.

Martyrs (2008)

This French film depicts the attempted revenge of two women against their previous captors. The movie does a fantastic job of escalating the scares over time while taking a relatively simple premise and adding smart elements to make both the plot and specific scenes very memorable.

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010)

A legitimately funny comedy/horror movie about two hillbillies and a bunch of college kids who mistake them for blood-thirsty murderers. Well-paced, perfect dramatic irony, and plenty of laughs wrapped in a homage allow this to be comfortably compared as a funky cross between Shaun of the Dead and Cabin in the Woods.

Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

Besides the immensely more popular and well-known Halloween franchise, this should be the movie you watch to get into the scary mood of the season. Even though it only received a handful of screenings before being sent to DVD, this is still a great example of classic suspense.

Splinter (2008)

Taking inspiration from ‘isolation’ films such as Cabin Fever and traditional zombie films, this pulls together elements of classic horror movies together in a surprisingly high-quality fashion. A group of people trapped in a gas station fight off a parasite creating zombie-like beings with its victims; well worth a few scares.

Monsters (2010)

Think of a mix between Cloverfield and District 9, and this is what you get. Not quite as horror-focused as Cloverfield, and not quite as much of a social commentary as District 9. It’s got some heart and some scares – as a journalist is tasked to escort his boss’s daughter through an alien invested zone to safety.

 

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