by Shazwan Zulkiffli

Get Out

In light of the recent Black Lives Matter uprising, Get Out become a modern day hallmark in black cinema culture. Forming a metaphorical narrative based around the treatment of black people in polite liberal society, Get Out is a perfect horror-thriller to watch while counting the days to Halloween. The film is about Chris, who has been dating his girlfriend, Rose, for quite some time, and she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with her parents. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

 

It

IT is originally a cult classic by the master of horror stories, Stephen King. The original movie produced a generation of clown-fearing kids, although the film didn’t age well with the times – but still sets an eerie standard for filmmakers to match in order to make out-of-the-box horror films. The plot follows seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, who face their worst nightmare — an ancient, shape-shifting entity that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.

It

IT is originally a cult classic by the master of horror stories, Stephen King. The original movie produced a generation of clown-fearing kids, although the film didn’t age well with the times – but still sets an eerie standard for filmmakers to match in order to make out-of-the-box horror films. The plot follows seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, who face their worst nightmare — an ancient, shape-shifting entity that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.

Annabelle Creation

Malaysians may know Annabelle from James Wan’s The Conjuring series, but to they know how it all began? Former toy maker Sam Mullins and his wife, Esther, are happy to welcome a nun and six orphaned girls into their California farmhouse. Years earlier however, the couple’s 7-year-old daughter Annabelle died in a tragic car accident. Terror emerges when one child sneaks into a forbidden room and finds a seemingly innocent but odd doll that appears to be, well, undead.

Gerald’s Game

Another one of Stephen King’s psychological thrillers, Gerald’s Game is an 18SX-rated film about a woman who accidentally kills her husband during a kinky game while having intercourse. Handcuffed to her bed alone with no hope of rescue, she begins to see things and hear voices that she’s not supposed to.

Jigsaw

SAW is the franchise that made James Wan the director he is today, and Jigsaw, the eighth installment in the franchise, is set 10 years after the death of Jigsaw where a mysterious madman rounds up a group of victims to play sadistic games of life and death, similar to Jigsaw’s earlier schemes. Is Jigsaw still alive? Is it time to end this series already? Watch and find out.

Jeepers Creepers 3

Jeepers Creepers has the reputation of featuring the most f*cked up horror scenes out of the blue. Popular in the early 2000s, the third installment focuses on a sergeant and his task force on a mission to destroy the Creeper on its last day of feeding. The Creeper soon fights back when they get close to finally discovering its mysterious and dark origins.

RAW

RAW may be the sickest cannibalistic-themed film you will watch in a while. The film follows Justine, who belongs to a family is a vets and vegetarians. Despite being a promising student in animal studies at 16, Justine broke her family tradition by trying raw meat for the first time during a hazing – before knowing the real reason why she was supposed to stay vegetarian (this movie has nothing to do with PETA sadly).

Cult of Chucky

Before Annabelle, most of us grew up with Chucky, the demon doll with a middle finger and nothing to lose. This time Chucky returns (again) to terrorize his human victim, Nica, who is confined to an asylum for the criminally insane while settling some scores with his old enemies, with the help of his former wife. This may not be the best in the Chucky series (they should’ve stopped at Child’s Play 2), but hearing his voice on a Halloween night may spook anyone at home.

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