Movie Recommendation: Halloween Edition

Posted on 26 Oktober 2017

It’s that time of the year again where everything spooky is celebrated. If you prefer to stay home this weekend instead of heading out to costume parties, we’ve asked our Art Director to prepare a list of horror and thriller movies for you to enjoy. From bloody revenge to horror comedy, we’ve got you covered.

Dead Alive (1992)
Before the times of Middle Earth on silver screen, Peter Jackson was directing independent films with penchant for dark comedy like Meet the Feebles. In the same era, he directed Dead Alive that now has gain a cult following. This “zombie” movie follows the story of a young man called Lionel whose mother who got bitten by a Sumatran rat monkey and died. Soon after, she came back to life and started killing and infecting the neighbors. This dark comedy can be a little bit gross for some people, but hilarity is guaranteed.

Deep Red (1975)
From the master of horror Dario Argento, came this classic Giallo that follows a musician who teams up with a reporter to investigate the murder of a psychic, after witnessing her murder. Despite of numerous attacks by the killer, they both continued their attempt to unearth the dark secret that the perpetrator intended to stay buried. This movie is suspenseful and if you’re looking to introduce yourself to Argento’s works, make sure to add this one to your list.

Carrie (1975)
Everybody knows about the story of this classic gem. Carrie is a teenage girl who lives her whole life steered by her domineering, religious mother. Her timid personality made her a target of bullying by her classmates although she eventually made friends with one of the popular girls. She turned her senior prom into a bloodbath after being humiliated by her classmates.

Teeth (2007)
Another one from the dark comedy horror block. Based on a folktale from around the world, this nightmarish case is what happens when the female sexual organ contains teeth. Dawn is a victim of attempted rape who was saved by her “condition” when her abstinence group mate forced himself on her.  Warning, this movie touches a mature and graphic subject so it’s not for the fainthearted.

Night of The Living Dead (1968)
This is a classic that started the bloom of zombie genre we know today. Before zombies started sprinting in movies, they were once awkward and slow that you could outrun them. Imagine an apocalyptic scenario where you’re trapped in a house with a bunch of strangers because a horde of the living dead is coming after you. What ensues is tension amongst survivors and suspense. Although criticized upon its release for the explicit gore, the movie eventually gained critical acclaim and has become an icon.

The Devil’s Backbone (2001)
Guillermo del Toro wrote and directed this Spanish movie that tells the story of an orphan who is haunted by a ghost of a boy. Set during the Spanish Civil War, the orphan immediately started seeing apparition of a mysterious boy upon his arrival at the orphanage.

 


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