Friday, June 21, 2024

New Horror Movies to Keep You Up at Night

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It’s time to get scared with the freshest, most terrifying horror movies around. So get your popcorn and prepare to dive into the unknown. Here are some of the newest horror movies to keep you up all night long.

  1. A Quiet Place: John Krasinki and Emily Blunt’s stellar horror-thriller, A Quiet Place, is one of the best horror movies to have come out in recent history. Set in a post apocalyptic world where deadly silent monsters hunt for any sound made, the film follows a family trying to survive in complete silence. The suspense and thrill propelled by the film’s sound design made it a critical success.

  2. Midsommer: Ari Aster’s psychosexual thriller, Midsommer, is the scariest horror movie of 2019. Following a group of friends traveling to a small Swedish village who are met with a nightmare in a day, the film explores cult-like traditions as the characters begin to unravel a sinister and frightening mystery. From the unpredictable twists and turns, to the slow-burning mix of suspense, terror and anxiety, Midsommer is the perfect mix of horror and mystery.

  3. Us: Jordan Peele’s Us is an eerie horror movie about a family that’s attacked by evil doppelgangers of themselves. A highly suspenseful tale of duality and identity, the film hits bones from its comic timing and sheer suspense buildup. Us is a very smart horror movie that is ripe with symbolism, with every moment feeling like an Easter egg hunt gone horror.

  4. The Ritual:
    An eerie and tense British horror movie, The Ritual, is about a group of school friends who take a hiking trip in the Swedish wilderness. When spooky and inexplicable events start occurring, the friends uncover ancient secrets and a terrifying presence that follows them through the night. The Ritual relies heavily on incredibly tense atmosphere and psychological horror to keep the audience on the edge of their seat.

  5. Hereditary:
    Hereditary, the directorial debut of Ari Aster, is a horror-thriller that is made up of existing horror tropes and recreated remarkably. Atmospheric and disturbing, the slow pacing and eerie visuals make it an unforgettable experience. It follows a family whose deceased ruthless grandmother’s sinister rules haunt them through the night. The horror experience is heightened by the story’s unexpected twists and turns.

  6. The Witch:
    The Witch is a slow-burning horror that has the ability to leave you feeling uneasy and with a lingering feeling of dread and anxiety. The movie follows a farmer family that finds themselves dealing with the supernatural presence in the woods around their home. With its eerie score, bleak tones and carefully crafted tension, The Witch has established itself is one of the best modern horror movies.

  7. The Conjuring:
    The Conjuring became a smash hit horror movie and it spawned a beloved series of horror movies. Taking place in the 1970s, the movie follows a paranormal investigation team that help a family that’s haunted by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Packed with jump scares and haunted house setup, this horror is the stuff nightmares are made of.

  8. It Follows:
    It Follows is a unique horror that follows a group of teens who are stalked by malevolent force. A smart, creative and suspenseful horror movie with a 1950s aesthetic and mood, It Follows instantly became a classic. Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell, the movie flawlessly captures the teenager’s sensation of being hemmed in by an enormous unknown.

  9. The Babadook:
    Gaining massive amounts of critical acclaim, The Babadook beautifully toys with real horror as it follows a mother and son who suffer a mysterious haunting. An audacious mix of horror and psychological drama, the movie delivers its horror as much in its moments of poignancy as it does in its nightmarish monsters. The Babadook is a fantastically spooky movie that will keep you guessing throughout.

  10. The Descent:
    An incredibly tense and thrilling movie, The Descent, is a claustrophobic and intense movie. It follows a group of adventure seekers who go caving and get stuck in a maze of underground tunnels. Filled with harrowing moments, jump scares and thrills, The Descent has become a classic horror movie and one of the best horror movies in the last decade.

Horror Movies to Watch if You Dare   

Now that you’ve got an idea of some of the newest horror movies around, check out these classic horror movies that are sure to keep you up all night.

  1. The Exorcist:
    One of the greatest horror movies ever made, The Exorcist transcends the thrill of typical horror and uses its masterful filmmaking to create fear and trauma that shakes its viewers to the core. It follows a young girl whose possession leads her to become a terrifying figure.

  2. Suspiria
    Dario:
    Argento’s Suspiria is a classic horror movie that focuses on a ballet school infected by a supernatural force. The movie combines gothic and psychological horror with dark symbolism that creates tension and terror.

  3. The Shining:
    Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a classic horror that follows the story of a family living in a haunted hotel during its off season. With its terrifying suspense and horror of a slow burning nature, The Shining is as iconic as it is terrorifying.

  4. Paranormal Activity:
    Paranormal Activity is an iconic horror movie that blends the “found footage” concept, with classic horror tropes. It follows a family whose home is being haunted by a malevolent force. A unique mix of suspense and fear, Paranormal Activity has gained legions of fans over the years.

  5. The Thing:
    John Carpenter’s The Thing is a timeless classic that blends horror and sci-fi perfectly. It follows a group of researchers that are terrorized by a shape-shifting alien menace in the Antarctic. With incredible special effects, suspense and tension, The Thing is an entertaining and spine-chilling experience.

  6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre:
    One of the most iconic and groundbreaking horror movies, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, is about a group of teens who find themselves terrorized by a pig mask wearing murderer. With its low budget and 70s aesthetic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has become a horror classic.

  7. Alien:
    Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror, is a classic. This movie follows a group of space explorers that get terrorized by the shape-shifting Alien entity. With its incredibly realistic effects and tension, Alien remains one of the greatest horror movies of all time.

  8. The Fly:
    David Cronenberg’s The Fly is a body horror classic. It follows a scientist whose invention of teleportation goes wrong and results in him slowly transforming into a creature that has fly-like qualities. A relevant science-fiction horror movie, The Fly is emotional, thought-provoking and dreadful.

  9. Poltergeist:
    Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist is one of the classic haunting movies. Set in an average home, the movie follows a family whose home is invaded by ghosts. With its creepy score and special effects, Poltergeist manages to both horrify and entertain like few horror movies can.

  10. The Omen:
    The Omen is a1976 classic that follows a family whose adopted son may be the Antichrist. With its Gothic aesthetic, terrifyingly suspenseful moments and not shying away from making bold visual statements, The Omen has become an iconic horror movie.

Prepare for a Frighteningly Good Time
Horror movies are the perfect way to spook your night. So pick a movie, pop some corn and dive into the unknown. With these new and classic horror movies, you’re sure to stay up all night long!

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