I would like to start this blog post with a note, which is that I won’t be posting a weekly blog post anymore but once every two weeks. If you follow my blog then you might notice that I haven’t managed to post weekly, just because university is a lot of work and I have less time. But you can expect to still find a blog post once every two weeks
Now onto the fun part, starting with the fact that’s it’s October and we only have 26 days left till Halloween! Now I am from the Netherlands, where Halloween officially isn’t a thing, but it has become more and more popular over the years. I’ve celebrated Halloween annually for quite some years now, which also includes watching horror movies. I am a horror fan, so the dawn of October is the perfect excuse for rewatching all my favourite horror movies. Let me inspire you with some personal and possibly unknown favourites.
The skeleton key
This movie starring Kate Hudson never got much attention or praise, which I find unfair. Now I have to admit that not all the critics and reviews were positive, but personally, it’s my favourite movie.
This movie tells the story of Caroline who starts a new job as a nurse to a terminally ill man, Ben, who lives with his wife Violet. She receives a skeleton key, which opens all the doors in the house but the attic. As you can expect the plot has something to do with this attic and some hoodoo is involved. It’s terrifying but brilliant, trust me.
The silence of the lambs
This movie doesn’t have the jump scares you sometimes want in a horror movie, but it sure is unsettling. It’s an older movie, 1991 to be precise, so don’t expect too much from the visuals.
The movie tells the story of Clarice, an FBI trainee, who talks to Dr. Hannibal Lecter, an imprisoned cannibalistic serial killer, to get advice on finding another serial killer Buffalo Bill. You’ve probably heard about this movie before, but if you haven’t seen it then you should now, it’s a work of art.
Let the right one in
You may think vampires are lame after Twilight, but this Swedish masterpiece is completely different. I believe this movie is not so much scary as an artistic masterpiece.
You will follow Oskar, who develops a friendship with his neighbour Eli, who isn’t what he thinks she is. Spoiler, she’s a vampire. But the movie is not so much about that, but more about the underlying message of two lonely souls connecting. Watch it, do it in Swedish, and stay away from the American remake Let me in.
Cabin in the woods
I wouldn’t necessarily say this is the scariest movie ever, but it sure has a surprising end. This movie starts out as a really cliché ‘Teens go to a cabin in the woods and all die’ story, but it ends in a way you could never predict.
I remember being in shock the entire second half of the film and just loved how quick this movie went from ‘boring and cliche’ to ‘what am I even looking at’.
So, are you going to watch any of these videos? I will for sure be rewatching some of them. What are your favourite horror movies? I still need some inspiration to get through October so please help me out