Thursday Movie Picks

Thursday Movie Picks Halloween Edition: The Dark/Night

Thursday Movie Picks

Well well well, this week I’m struggling a little less because most horror films  are dark and happen during the night time. Lucky me! So it was more about selecting the darkest horror movies I have already seen, rather than watching new ones. Here are (almost) three horror films I would recommend.

1. HEREDITARY (2018)

First one that came to mind is of course Ari Aster’s directorial debut Hereditary. I saw this at the cinema, on a big screen, with a great sound system, and it was freaky as hell. Not only is a lot of the movie shot during the night time, it’s subject matter is extremely dark. Honestly, I’m still a little disturbed by its ending, and it’s been months since I saw it.

2. MANDY (2018)

If we’re already talking about disturbing films, why not mention Mandy. This straight to DVD film directed by Panos Cosmatos is strange and weird. It’s also VERY dark, and it’s the skill of the lighting department and the film’s cinematographer that elevates this horror film to a whole new level. It also stars Nicolas Cage, and he’s bonkers, so he fits perfectly with this movie!

3. GHOST SHIP (2002)

Last but not least, something from the past! Ghost Ship is the kind of movie I remember, but not exactly. There’s an opening scene that has been, and probably will be, in my mind forever. When that wire snaps, and cuts everyone in half – chills. And I remember that visual so well, it’s honestly surprising I remember so little of the movie itself. But, it’s probably because the rest of the movie wasn’t that good.. but I really needed a third recommendation so, deal with it!


THIS SERIES IS CREATED BY WANDERING THROUGH THE SHELVES

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    sati
    October 14, 2018 at 3:56 PM

    oh yeah that wire scene in the beginning was awful :/ but the film was so shitty

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      MettelRay
      October 30, 2018 at 9:14 PM

      I remember nothing else.. except that opening scene. 😀

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    Birgit
    October 18, 2018 at 12:48 AM

    I have not seen your first 2 and they sound scary. I did see the 3rd film and that part was scary. It did go off the rails but I didn’t mind it as much as others

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      MettelRay
      October 30, 2018 at 9:15 PM

      It’s been ages since I’ve watched Ghost Ship but I feel like it might make a comeback into my life at some point.. maybe. For that opening scene, I’m willing to watch it all again.

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