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Films like Rosemary's Baby?

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PeachPlumPears Tue 24-Oct-17 15:17:16

I love films like Rosemary's Baby, The Shining, Misery, Psycho, The Omen, basically scary films from the 60s/70s/80s I guess. Based on this list, can anyone recommend any similar films? Would love something to watch since it's Halloween and all!

TheWoollybacksWife Tue 24-Oct-17 15:19:15

The Birds

PanPanPanPing Tue 24-Oct-17 15:42:31

If you don't mind a 2005 film, then The Skeleton Key

The 1980 version of The Fog

What Lies Beneath (2000)

FangsAlot Tue 24-Oct-17 15:45:36

Friday the 13th
The Thing
The Birds
Nightmare on Elm Street
Hell Raiser

Gatekeeper Tue 24-Oct-17 15:48:42

To the devil a daughter
Devil rides out

spankhurst Tue 24-Oct-17 15:51:17

The Haunting (1960). Absolutely brilliant.
Suspiria. Terrifying.
The Innocents.

spankhurst Tue 24-Oct-17 15:52:53

Don't Look Now.

PosieNarka Tue 24-Oct-17 15:55:11

The Wicker Man

PeachPlumPears Tue 24-Oct-17 16:39:54

Excellent, lots to watch! Love the Wicker Man. Don't Look Now, Carrie, the Exorcist and the Birds are ones I've seen and exactly along the lines I was thinking 👍

StilettosAreANoNo Tue 24-Oct-17 16:50:46

I was going to suggest The Wicker Man, but only the original!

StilettosAreANoNo Tue 24-Oct-17 16:53:43

The Mothman Prophecies

autumnintheair Tue 24-Oct-17 17:03:00

I love era films too. Spanish one can't remember name of it now came out a few years ago you would like that

StilettosAreANoNo Tue 24-Oct-17 17:03:24

Amityville Horror
American Werewolf in London

PeachPlumPears Tue 24-Oct-17 17:10:45

Yes, definitely the original Wicker Man!

I'm trying to remember a Spanish one @autumnintheair - we must be thinking of the same thing

PanPanPanPing Tue 24-Oct-17 17:16:51

Oh, and, Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp. Sorry, I'm suggesting more recent films than your request for 60s/70s/80s. But .... !

Teddy7878 Tue 24-Oct-17 17:18:25

The Hand that Rocked the Cradle

seagreengirl Tue 24-Oct-17 17:40:09

The Sentinal 1977, very creepy and underated.

seagreengirl Tue 24-Oct-17 17:43:30

Oohh and how about The Thing 1982, and The Evil Dead 1981, not the remake.

seagreengirl Tue 24-Oct-17 17:46:30

And something a bit older The Haunting 1963 is great...again the remake is awful, why do they bother!!

threadarick Tue 24-Oct-17 18:13:26

Those are my favourite films too OP grin

Others I like which haven’t been mentioned yet include the modern The Babadook (shining-esque but with a woman), Duel (Stephen Spielberg), Poltergeist, Alien, Cujo. But they’re all quite well known so I’d expect you’ve seen them.

I’m also really enjoying a series of Val Lewton films (older, bit kitsch and pre-noir but effective).

JesusInTheCabbageVan Tue 24-Oct-17 18:15:41

Spanish film - Rec?

MyfanwyMontez Tue 24-Oct-17 18:15:54

Pan's Labyrinth- that's a Spanish film, and The Orphanage.

stitchglitched Tue 24-Oct-17 18:17:19

The Devil's Advocate

PeachPlumPears Tue 24-Oct-17 18:59:40

Happy to get recent suggestions too @PanPanPanPing!

@Threadarick funnily enough I haven't seen them except Poltergeist! Will definitely watch the others now though since I trust your excellent taste in films 😉

noradurst Tue 24-Oct-17 19:32:50

Rosemary's Baby is my one of my favourites, and I love lots of these that have been mentioned. Trying to think of some new ones:
- Peeping Tom (1960) - also one of my favourites
- Shutter Island (2011) - not horror but creepy and psychological, haunting
- Let The Right One In (2008)
- The Stepford Wives (1975)
- Coherence (2014)
- Orphan (2009)
- Crooked House (2008) - set in the Victorian era I believe? Well, it's period and super creepy.

A few others that I wouldn't recommend as strongly, but still worth checking out:
- mother! (2017) - might be still at the cinema. VERY divisive.
- The Descent (2005) - gorier and just very different from all of these, more pure horror, but one of the most lasting frights ever from a film.
- Unfriended (2014) - I might have liked this one so much because I expected to hate it!
- Under The Shadow (2016)

Hope you like some of them, OP! Happy Halloween!

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