The Exorcism of Emily Rose

10 Horror Movies For Your Darker Side

Now that Halloween is right here -if we’re not out at some sort of a costume party, we’re sitting at home and secretly watching horror films, even if we don’t really celebrate Halloween. Of course, it’s another thing that we do not require a festival in order to watch horror films. But, either way, here’s short list of horror movies that you could watch over and over again.

1. The Exorcism of Emily Rose:

Going to boarding school or hostel became a billion times more frightful after this film. The story revolves around a lawyer who takes on a homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl named Emily Rose. This film is also rumoured to be inspired by true events surrounding the story of a young girl named Anneliese. Starring Jennifer Carpenter as the tormented Emily Rose, this movie is sure to bring a chill down your spine. Click here to read the allegedly true story of Anneliese.

2. The Shining:

This list would be incomplete without the award winning Shining. Starring Jack Nicholson, the story revolves around a family that heads off to an isolated hotel for the winter, where an evil presence influences the father into violence. As if this wasn’t enough, their son, who is psychic, starts seeing unnatural visions about the past and the future. Oh and for the reader in you, you could also read the novel by the same name written by Stephen King.

3. The Devil’s Backbone:

This movie is about a 12 year old boy whose father dies in the Spanish Civil War. The little boy named Carlos is then sent to a boy’s orphanage where he discovers that his school is haunted. Honestly, there is nothing scarier than a little boy discovering evil spirits in an old orphanage building. The Devil’s Backbone is produced by award winning directors Guillermo del Toro and Pèdro Almodovar, and stars little creepy kids everywhere.

4. The Blair Witch Project:

This movie is shot in first person view which makes it very scary. The story revolves around three film students who vanish after traveling to a Maryland forest to document the story behind the Blair Witch Project. The only thing that gets left behind, is the footage of their videos.

5. Sleepy Hollow (1999):

This is for the Gothic horror film junkie in you. It is a story about Ichabod Crane, who is sent to the fictional town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of three people. The murderer is allegedly the legendary apparition of the Headless Horseman. Starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, and brought to you by Tim Burton. What more do you want?

6. The Skeleton Key:

Kate Hudson plays a hospice nurse who works at a New Orleans plantation, only to find herself entangled in the house’s dark past.

7. The Omen:

What is scarier than the devil himself in the guise of a little boy? What is scarier than the name Damien? Not much that we know of really. This movie portrays the coming of the Armageddon as the age of the devil. The story revolves around the birth of a little boy to a couple, after which strange events occur leading to the death of anybody who found out that Damien was the devil incarnate and was a threat to him. Allegedly, this movie scared so many people that for the next six years nobody named their son Damien.

For best effects: It’s best to read up a little about the devil’s number, 666, and everything associated with it before watching the film.

8. The Woods:

This film is about a troubled girl who is sent to an isolated boarding school for girls. Set in 1965 New England, this film takes us through the girl’s mysterious encounters at the school.

9. The Orphanage (2007):

Another movie by Guillermo del Toro, is a story about a lady who brings back her family to her childhood home that also happened to be an orphanage for handicapped children in the past. However, soon her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend. You’ll just have to watch the film to find out the rest.

10. The Awakening:

Starring Rebecca Hall and Dominic West, this movie is set in post-war England. Florence Cathcart, played by Rebecca Hall is a hoax exposer who visits a boarding school in order to explain the sightings of a ghost child. Watch this movie to find out what she finds out.

We know that we have missed out a ton of great horror movies on this list so let us know about your favourite horror films in the comments section. Hope you have a happy Halloween.


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