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Tryingtoswallow101 · 06/10/2018 22:33

I love a good scary film. And October is my favourite time of year to binge watch as many as possible.

I’m also very, very excited for the new Halloween and have just finished watching the original and best

Others I have watched recently:

  • scream series
  • saw series (meh)
  • nightmare on elm street
  • Friday the 13th
  • purge series

I have also rewatched, for the 5000th time, Tucker and Dale vs Evil. Which would be in my top ten films of all time.

Any suggestions? (Especially slasher/suspense types) I like the classics and the newer shit too!
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Peacockfeathers789 · 07/10/2018 00:06

Strangers (1 is better than 2)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the Aftermath and The Beginning)

If you are brave enough to watch the paranormal stuff then that opens up a whole other world of horror viewing for Halloween!

WhentheRabbitsWentWild · 07/10/2018 00:11

I am looking forward to Halloween 2018 film too OP.

I would recommend

The Exorcist
Pet Semetary
and two little heard of Brit flicks
The Disappeared

Athena51 · 07/10/2018 00:18

Not a slasher but It Follows is super scary. I thought The Autopsy of Jane Doe was really good and The Babadook. I love Halloween and the 70s/80s classics. Sinister scared me so much that I had to turn it off and finish it in daylight.

Pretty much any earlier John Carpenter especially The Thing,

Older films like The Haunting, Dead of Night and Night of the Demon.

I love Italian horror especially Dario Argento (Suspiria, Deep Red, Tenebrae).

I could go on all night, I was a teenager in the 80s and basically grew up on video nasties Grin

PurpleFlower1983 · 07/10/2018 00:20

The Hills Have Eyes is grim, so is Jeepers Creepers - I think it’s one of the most awful films I’ve ever seen! (In a scary way!)

Tryingtoswallow101 · 07/10/2018 00:22

Ooo these are good. I’ve not seen some of them so will add to the list.

I don’t mind paranormal but find they are too far fetched for my liking. That’s right, give me a unkillable masked serial killer and I believe it all. Ghost, not so much!

I do love the first strangers, real creeped me out at the end when she said ‘you were home’

Texas chainsaw is another brilliant one.

Will add The Disappeared, Heartless and Sinister to my tomorrow list Grin

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Sparklesocks · 07/10/2018 00:24

Ritual is good - Brit horror from last year, on Netflix I believe.

Urban legend is a bit cheesy but good fun!!

I also enjoyed happy death day (Groundhog Day style horror where a woman relives the same day over and over and keeps getting murdered) unfriended (slasher flick which takes place entirely over webcam), paranormal activity (1st one is the best! So jumpy), and it follows (fantastically creepy thriller about a supernatural force which will kill you unless you sleep with other people and pass on the curse!).

cookiesandchocolate · 07/10/2018 00:25

Sinister was horrific and stayed with me for months. My sister, on the other hand, found it ridiculous and too far fetched.

Purge the newest one was a good watch and I find the saw films fascinating.

Am a total wuss since having kids though and I struggle with anything scary.

cookiesandchocolate · 07/10/2018 00:26

That being said, I am addicted to Supernatural series.

Sparklesocks · 07/10/2018 00:29

Hush is good too - a deaf woman is stalked by an intruder in her home (Netflix)

Creep is great! Thriller about a man who hires a camera man via craigslist to film him and quickly descends into weird creepy shit (Netflix)

The strangers - scary strangers who knock on random people’s doors and stalk them

Tryingtoswallow101 · 07/10/2018 00:31

Yes Sparkle I loved Happy Death Day.

I’m excited for Sinister now! Can anyone tell me if there is a sexual assualt in it? It seems a few horrors add them in and I cannot watch them - turn off straight away. Don’t want to invest in so much of a film and then turn it off.

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YouBetterWORK · 07/10/2018 00:31

Rec is an excellent film, they remade it as Quarantine for English speaking audiences but don't bother with that one.

Tryingtoswallow101 · 07/10/2018 00:32

sparkle seems like we have very similar tastes in horrors. The only one you I haven’t seen that you suggested is The Ritual!

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AwaAnBileYeHeid · 07/10/2018 00:34

For some ideas:

AwaAnBileYeHeid · 07/10/2018 00:36

@YouBetterWORK I agree, REC is far superior than the American version. It's so much better in Spanish.

cookiesandchocolate · 07/10/2018 00:37

No sexual assault in sinister. But gruesome enough.

Sparklesocks · 07/10/2018 00:39

Oh fab, I love horror! Will keep an eye on this thread for new ideas too Smile

The ritual (or maybe it’s just ritual) is a bit gritty and low budget but sometimes those surprise you!

Get Out also really unnerved me, Gerald’s Game on Netflix too, and the invitation is really tense!

I love Halloween for horror watching season Grin

Lemond1fficult · 07/10/2018 00:46

The VVitch (double v is deliberate)
It Follows
Grave Encounters
The first Paranormal Activity
Kill List
Rec (the Spanish one)

HelenaDove · 07/10/2018 00:58

The Changeling. (not the Angelina Jolie one)

The Legacy (includes a scene with Sam Elliot in the shower)

Peacockfeathers789 · 07/10/2018 00:59

In Fear

Eden Lake

Hostel 2

Tryingtoswallow101 · 07/10/2018 01:02

Oh peacock Eden Lake scared the ever-loving shit out of me!! It was more psychological then jumpy and it really creeped me out.

Enough to put me off camping (as if sleeping in a tent isn’t enough) for life!!

I honestly don’t think I could sit through it again Blush

I’m going to be using this thread a lot over the next couple of days/weeks.

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WhentheRabbitsWentWild · 07/10/2018 10:46

Oh Yes , The Changling with George C Scott

A very good film, with a story behind it, I found it somewhat sad personally

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