For some, horror movies are an enjoyable pastime. Some avid watchers are able to eat their popcorn in peace through the most terrifying scenes and forget all about it once the movie is over. After all, it’s just a movie.
For some, however, the very palpable fear that comes from watching scenes that you couldn’t imagine even in the darkest recesses of your mind is hard to ignore. I definitely fall into the latter category.
This horror movie is made even more terrifying by the fact that it occurs exclusively in broad daylight. While you may wonder what could possibly make a shining sun scary, this movie provides just the answer. It means seeing everything. In. Vivid. Detail. You could appreciate the artistic direction of the visual scenes if only they weren’t so gory and awful to see. The ending will make sure that you never see bears the same way ever again.
2. Human Centipede
This one doesn’t need much explanation. I’ll spare you the details. Google them at your own peril. But you should know that it’s not about the morphing together of a human and centipede. I probably would have enjoyed the movie a lot more if it was about that. The very premise of this movie is probably the vilest concept to have made it to screen.
Bill Skarsgard is compelling, dedicated and oh so good at striking fear into the hearts of anyone who watches this movie. It shows you just how terrifying an evil clown can be. The movie would have been more palatable if I had not subsequently found out that the clown is actually incredibly tall. Not only is it a strange alien that foams at the mouth and relishes suffering, but it is also a giant. This is one to avoid if your imagination tends to run wild.
4. The Conjuring
Ah, the classic story of a ghost haunting a house. Except this one has a documentary-like quality and is apparently based on a true story. I have since learnt to pause any movie that says it is based on a true story. It’s not worth it. The movie uses CCTV type clips to show all the mischief that a certain ghoulish guest wreaks upon a family that moved into the house. Needless to say, never take a somewhat dilapidated house in the middle of nowhere. It never seems to end well.