Misc, Recommended Watches

Horror

99% of Dr Who….

I love this show, but really…. pick just about any episode and you’ll find a horror story.

 

Event Horizon  

“The year is 2047. Years earlier, the pioneering research vessel Event Horizon vanished without a trace. Now a signal from it has been detected, and the United States Aerospace Command responds. Hurtling toward the signal’s source are a fearless captain (Laurence Fishburne), his elite crew and the lost ship’s designer (Sam Neill). Their mission: find and salvage the state-of-the-art spacecraft. What they find is state-of-the-art interstellar terror.”


This movie did not help my fear of eye trauma!

 

Blair Witch (2016)  

“It’s been 20 years since a local girl vanished into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland while researching the legend of the Blair Witch, leaving a trail of theories and suspicions in their wake.”

Nope. This movie freaked me out on so many levels.

 

Exorcist  

“An innocent girl is evilly possessed — and a doubting priest becomes her last hope.”

This scene…and the CAT scan scene gave me nightmares. And still do… It disgruntles me that the ‘demon’ is an Assyrio-Babylonian deity. Pazuzu is the god of pestilence, and small statues would be placed in dwelling windows facing outward to ward off sickness.

 

White Noise  

“When architect Jonathan Rivers (Michael Keaton) loses his wife in a tragic accident, he turns to the shadowy, unnerving world of Electronic Voice Phenomenon – communication from beyond the grave. But as he begins to penetrate the mysteries of EVP, Jonathan makes a shocking discovery: once a portal to the other world is opened, there’s no telling what will come through it.”

Fun story… first time I watched this, it was over at a friend’s house. When I went home that night, my computer speakers were making the static sound. I turned the computer and speakers off. The noise continued. Unplugging the speakers Dr nothing either. I put that shite outside my bedroom door for the night.

 

Poltergeist  

“Steve Freeling moves his family into a new house in development and it looks like things are going well. But as his wife and his children begin to unpack strange things start happening.”

One of my favourite childhood movies! I loved the recent reboot too, as I’d wanted a remake with modern tech for quite awhile. And they did great! But no spectral gatekeeper!! Gahhh! My fav, and what I most wanted to see CGI.

 

Session 9  

“It looms up out of the woods like a dormant beast. Grand, imposing… abandoned and deteriorating, the Danvers State Mental Hospital, closed down for 15 years is about to receive 5 new visitors. Donning protective gear, the men of the Hazmat Elimination Co. venture into the eerily vast and vacant asylum that is filled with an evil and mysterious past. Rampant patient abuse, medieval medical procedure and rumors of demonic possession are some of the many dark secrets the hospital holds – but then so do each of the men.”


More a dark psychological thriller, Session 9 leaves the ending open to interpretation- insanity or possession. A fav, but I found two amusing anachronisms. The files say DID (dissociative identity disorder) as a diagnosis. During the time the asylum was open, it would have been MPD (multiple personality disorder). Thank you, psych minor ??  The second is among the items taken from the morgue. There are two modern eye prostheses that are concave shells like my own. They should be full glass orbs, given the time frame. I absolutely love the quote above.

 

Woman in Black  

“Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a widowed lawyer, is sent to a remote village to sort out the affairs of a recently deceased eccentric. But upon his arrival, it soon becomes clear that the house belonging to his client is haunted by the ghost of a woman out to seek vengeance.”

Just a creepy, creepy movie with an unexpected ending. Made more disturbing by the fact it’s Harry Potter (Sorry, Danny… gonna take time to not conjure Rowling’s darling ?)

 

Crimson Peak  

“From director Guillermo del Toro comes a supernatural mystery. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak.”

Spooky gothic tone. And Loki! But seriously, the movie was great, and I really wanna read the book.

Seven  


“Detective William Sommerset and his new partner, Detective David Mills are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer who they eventually uncover.”

When are serial killers not terrifying? Well, maybe not Dexter, as long as you aren’t a criminal. Or Hannibal, maybe, as long as you aren’t rude….

 

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