10. The ritual
Synopsis: A group of four estranged friends takes a hiking trip into the Swedish Wilderness, after the death of their friend. While hiking things begin to go awry. Their friend becomes injured and they are left with no choice but to cut through the woods and happen upon an abandoned house and haunting dead animals and totems. Strange events occur and these friends find themselves being stalked by an ominous presence.
My review: This movie was pretty good. The mood is very unsettling and I felt like something was going to jump out at me from inside the screen. I was on edge the whole movie. THE CREATURE IN THIS MOVIE WAS CRAZY!!!! The shadows and eerieness were so cool. The group of friends is stalked by an ancient Norse creature and becomes entangled with a village of people who worship the creature and wish to sacrifice them. The theatrics in this movie is great and I would recommend it when looking for a thrilling interesting watch.
9. IN THE TALL GRASS
Synopsis: A pregnant woman and her brother go on a road trip to meet a family when they see something mysterious. The couple enters a field of extremely tall grass to rescue a young boy. They soon get separated a realize a mysterious evil force lurks in the grass and keeps them apart. They encounter eerie events and fearfully work to exit the tall grass.
My Review: This movie is totally worth the watch and plays tricky mind games on its viewers. I will say this concept was interesting and it was very well executed. While watching the movie, I believed I knew exactly what’s going to happen and then the plot twisted again. The grass and the evil that lurks within the grass manipulates individuals in the grass, this movie will manipulate you too! I would recommend this movie if you’re looking for an interesting horror movie.
8.AS ABOVE SO BELOW
Synopsis: In this movie, archaeologist Scarlett Marlowe makes it her life’s mission to finish her father’s journey and find Flamel’s Philosopher Stone. Flamel’s Philosopher Stone is said to be one of history’s greatest artifacts and is rumored to grant eternal life and turn metal into gold. Scarlett discover’s the stone is located in the catacombs of Paris. She gathers a team and begins on their journey to find the stone and document the mission. Little do they know they will enter their own personal “hell”.
My review: I thought this movie was cool. I was slightly confused in the beginning but after a few minutes, I began to grasp the concept. The character development was great to watch. As the movie progresses, it becomes more apparent that they have entered uncharted territory. There are a few laughs in this movie, but the unique idea of a personalized hell becomes apparent and the horror aspect sneaks up on you.
7. GERALD’S GAME
Synopsis: A woman and her husband engage in a kinky night of fun when things begin to take a turn for the worst. She is handcuffed to the bed when she accidentally murders her husband and he dies on top of her. She is unable to call for help and cannot move, she gives up hope and begins hearing voices and seeing strange visions.
My Review: This movie was quite interesting. The thought of having someone die on top of you is horrific enough, but being unable to move or call for help is just terrifying. I couldn’t imagine having someone die on top of me and having to remain there motionless. The woman is handcuffed to the bed and has no hope for escape. She then beings to hallucinate and hear voices. It was quite wild.
6. THE LODGERS
Synopsis: Due to a family curse, a set of orphaned twins, Edward and Rachel must obey the rules of a menacing childhood lullaby to compensate for their ancestor’s sins. They are forbidden from letting outsiders into the house, must retire to their rooms by midnight, and should never be separated from each other. If the twins disobey these rules, they must face the wrath of a terrorizing presence that occupies their house after the clock strikes midnight.
My Review: The atmosphere in this movie was so amazingly creepy. The movie had barely started and I was ready to turn it off. There is a sense of eerieness that really got to me. The plot was overall very interesting. The twins are supposed to be confined to their house and are really just waiting for their death. Their parents are both dead by suicide and left their children orphaned. It is emphasized that Rachel wants out of this curse, however, Edward seems to be going mad and wishes for them both to remain in the house and follow the rules of their menacing lullaby. I really enjoyed this movie, although the mood is creepy, it wasn’t extremely scary. I would still watch it again because it contains several interesting scenes.
Synopsis: Eli is a young boy who suffers from a rare auto-immune disorder that results in severe allergic reactions to the outdoors. As a result, he must live in sterilized protective gear. His parents take him to be treated in an old creepy house that has been turned into a medical facility specialized in treating patients with this rare disease. The mysterious Dr. Horn forces Eli to undergo extremely strange procedures and convinces his parents she can cure him. Eli becomes weary and a haunting force in the house tries to tell him something. He befriends a strange girl outside of the facility who visits him every day and warns him about the doctor. With each procedure, Eli becomes more paranoid and the plot drops and twists.
My review: This was a great movie, VERY SCARY, and very interesting. At first, you think you’re understanding everything that is going on however, as the movie progresses you learn you really knew nothing. I was rooting for Eli the whole movie because his doctor was sketchy. She would perform unordinary procedures and each time Eli would come out looking worse. It seemed as though his parents wanted the best for him and this was their last resort. I really enjoyed watching this movie and the ending was extremely shocking.
4. THE SILENCE
Synopsis: This movie is centered around a teenage girl, who lost her hearing at thirteen and her family. Suddenly, their world is transformed and everyone is being terrorized by deadly species that were trapped underground in a cave complex and evolved in complete darkness. They use only their hearing to hunt and are unable to see. Any slight noise will trigger these animals an acute sense of hearing and send them on a rampage to devour the source. The family seeks refuge is a secluded house where they encounter a menacing cult that wishes to capture the girl and exploit her heightened senses that developed due to the loss of her hearing.
My review: This was, in my opinion, one of the best horror movies on Netflix. The anticipation I felt while watching this movie was great. The flying animals began hunting anything that would make a sound. It reminded me a lot of A Quiet Place. While watching this movie you’re also eager to remain quiet. Their father may have been my favorite character, I loved his character development. I was glued to the screen during this movie, it was a great watch and proved to be quite interesting.
Synopsis: Thomas Richardson, a drifter returns home to learn that his sister is being held captive by a religious cult, demanding a ransom for her release. Thus, he sets out to infiltrate the cult and rescue his sister. The cult resides on a remote island, he is successful in getting to the island undetected and befriends a young man. Thomas works endlessly to go undetected and free his sister when he discovers a shockingly horrifying secret.
My Review: I absolutely loved this movie!!! The gore was crazy in this movie. I really enjoyed the theatrics and the horror aspect is very apparent. There is a lot going on in this movie, however, it all ties together and left me shook! I could watch this movie one hundred times and still enjoy it. It has the perfect blend of horror and mystery. Additionally, the plot was probably my favorite part, I loved the main characters and wished for their escape. The end of this movie was so shocking, I was literally just sitting there with such satisfaction. Add this to your watchlist, it’s totally worth it.
Synopsis: Ellison Oswald is a true-crime author who hasn’t had a bestseller in over ten years. He typically moves his family into the neighboring house of a crime scene. However, he becomes endearingly desperate and moves his family into the house of a crime scene after discovering the tape of the murder of a family and he pledges to solve the mystery. Soon after relocating his family, peculiar events begin to occur. Ellison soon finds old footage that hints at supernatural forces and he learns the house itself may have some involvement.
My review: This movie was very disturbing. I was totally not expecting it to go in the direction that it did. Sinister was very scary and I loved it, I couldn’t take my eyes on the screen and enjoyed every second of it. It was so interesting and the plot was very well executed. If you’re looking for an interesting scare, this is your movie. Be sure to watch the sequel!
1. SINISTER 2
Synopsis: Courtney Collins and nine-year-old twins are on the run hiding from her abusive husband, in a rural abandoned house. One of her sons, Dylan is visited every night by a group of morbid children who make him watch gruesome murder tapes. These children are henchmen of the Bughuul, an evil spirit who coerces children into slaughtering their family members, record it, and recruit other children to complete his work. Their savior may be a former deputy who worked with Ellison Thomspon in the previous movie, however, he may be too late.
My Review: I could see no error in this movie. From the characters to the plot, to the antagonist. It was all amazing!! You will not regret watching this movie. The Bughuul recruits children and manipulates them into murdering their loved ones. The acting in this movie was phenomenal and it was quite frightening, I adore this movie. It is one of my favorite horror movies. Be sure to watch Sinister to get the full experience. This movie had me on the edge of my seat and I was so eager to see its end but I didn’t want it to end (LOL). Add this movie to your watchlist, you’ll be in for quite a ride.