‘The one with a clown’
It, also known as ‘It Chapter One’, is a horror film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Stephen King.
Seven children living in Derry, Maine face their worst nightmare as they are terrorised by an ancient-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.
If you’ve seen It and want to watch more, check out It Chapter Two!
‘A classic thriller’
Directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho is a black and white psychological thriller. A Phoenix secretary embezzles money from her employer’s client and goes on the run, only to check into a remote motel after becoming exhausted. At the ramshackle Bates Motel, she meets a polite but highly strung proprietor Norman Bates, a young man under the domination of his mother.
The Ring (2002)
‘The film that will haunt you’
The Ring (2002) began a trend of both remaking Japanese horror films in a big way, and giving you nightmares about creepy beings crawling out of your television.
The Ring sounds like just another urban legend, a videotape that kills its viewers seven days after they see it. However, it’s more than that. Newspaper reporter Rachel Keller is skeptical of the story until four teenagers all die mysteriously exactly one week after watching just such a tape. Her investigative curiosity gets the better of her, leading her to track down the video and watch it leaving her with seven days to unravel the mystery.
If you’ve already seen the ring, why not check out the 1998 Japanese version?
‘When a beautiful vintage doll turns evil’
Annabelle is based on the legend of the Annabelle doll. The character, a haunted doll, is based on accounts by paranormal investigators and authors Ed and Lorraine Warren. Annabelle first appeared in the 2013 film The Conjuring.
In the film Annabelle, John Form gifts his expecting wife with a vintage doll wearing a white dress. Their delight with the doll does not last long however, as one terrible night devil worshippers break into their home, launching a violent attack on the couple. When the cultists try to summon a demon, they smear a bloody rune on the nursery wall and drip blood on Mia's doll, thereby turning the former object of beauty into a conduit for ultimate evil.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
‘The one that’s filled with cannibalism and gore’
Partly based on a true story, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was inspired by the crimes of a real-life murderer, Ed Gein. The 2003 version is a remake of Tobe Hooper’s 1974 film of the same name.
In the film, a group of young adults travels through rural Texas to make their way to visit an old homestead when they stumble upon Leatherface and his cannibal family. One notable member of the murderous family is Leatherface whose preferred method of killing is with a chainsaw.
In The Tall Grass (2019)
‘The one that will keep you on the edge of your seat’
A brother and sister stop outside an old church on their way to San Diego, where they are lured into a vast expanse of tall grass to help a lost child. Concerned, the pair enters but quickly gets separated and finds that their distance from one another changes strangely. Increasingly panicked, the pair decides to leave but is unable to. Based on Stephen King and Joe Hill’s 2012 novella, the supernatural horror drama will keep your heart rate going and your mind strangely wanting more.
Happy Halloween everyone!