Hello, my name is Akari. Akari Kekse. A few weeks ago, I wrote about some unknown horror gems that I liked and that I wanted to share to the world, for the people to know about them. Luckily, the response was good.
I decided to write a second part, because there is still a multitude of good movies out there that every horror fanatic has to watch. I included some films that I watched a long time ago, and some others that I just watched, but that are good enough to belong here.
As always, if you have recommendations, let me know in the comments section below. I will try to check them.
I hope that you enjoy it!
1. Session 9
The Kirkbride Mental Health Hospital has been abandoned for years. Rumor has it that horrible things happened in there, but now, it's about to be rebuild. The City Hall hires an asbestos removing company to start the remodeling. The crew is about to realize that the place is not completely empty, and that some things, evil things, remain forever . . .
I loved the atmosphere of this movie. It reminded me a lot of Silent Hill. This is one of the most unnerving and creepy movies that you will ever watch. Charlie's voice will remain with you for a long time. I just hope that you can forget it eventually . . .
2. Eden Lake
An adorable young couple of lovers plans to spend a lovely weekend in one placid and paradisiacal lake. In there, they will have to face a group of the most sinister and diabolic creatures in the world . . .
Michael Fassbender stars in this movie. You know . . . Magneto. Sadly, he doesn't have his magnetic powers in this one . . . He could use them.
This is one of the most unnerving movies out there. It will fill you with frustration and rage as you contemplate the undeserved and cruel fate of the main characters . . .
3. Martha Marcy May Marlene
Martha, after years of suffering inside a dark and sinister cult, escapes away and finds her older sister. She moves with her to restart her life. Martha struggles to adapt once again to a normal existence outside of the claws of the sect, after expending years of abuse and social isolation. But soon she will realize that the past is hard to leave behind . . .
This is a perturbing film that will make you feel uncomfortable for the realism of the situation. Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) acts convincingly as the haunted main character. You will feel sorry for her horrible and dreadful ordeal.
4. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
It would be great to have the chance to interview Freddy Krueger, right? Or how about to interview Jason Vorhees? Or Michael Myers (the killer, not the actor)? What would you ask them, if they were willing to show you their tricks and secrets in a tell-all, behind-the-scenes exclusive?
A crew has the chance to interview an upcoming supernatural serial killer named Leslie Vernon. He admires the legends of the business (Jason, Freddy), and wants to be as great as them. Will he achieve his dreams? I hope, for your well-being and mine, that he doesn't . . .
This is one of the most intelligent films out there; it plays with the rules of the genre, the cliches, and our own expectations. Also, it has excellent cameos that every horror fan will recognize instantly. The only sad part of this movie, is that will make you yearn for a sequel that hasn't arrived yet . . .
5. The Collector
Arkin has bad luck. The same day he gets into a house to steal it, a sadistic and evil serial killer enters it to torture and murder the owners. Now a game (a deadly one) will begin between the two criminals while Arkin tries to save the family and to escape away from this nightmare.
This movie was planned to be a Saw sequel, but they decided to make it a separate entity, a different franchise. So if you liked Saw, you will like The Collector. And if you did, check the sequel, The Collection, it's also recommendable.
6. The Divide
What would you do if you survived an atomic blast? What would you do if you were not alone? What would you do if your only option to survive was to live inside a room for months? Would you hang onto your humanity or would you transform into a soulless beast?
This movie explores how humans can degenerate when they lose faith and hope. Completely recommendable if you want to get unnerved and tense during a couple of hours.
7. The Hamiltons / The Thompsons
I cheated. I included two movies in one spot. I did it because they are part of the same story: the saga of a family that tries to remain together in a hostile world; a world that is strange for them.
This is a special case, because many agree that the second part is better than the first. I share this opinion, I liked the first but I loved the sequel. It was like watching a second season of a show that you liked.
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