If you’re not in the mood of knocking on doors for Trick or treat or costume parties, relax at home and watch these horror movies and series we selected for Halloween. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest - within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately - animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member's faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways. The intensity of his writing and direction, as well as the eerie austerity of Jarin Blaschke’s cinematography, Craig Lathrop’s production design and Mark Korven’s music, all conspire to create a film of exceptional originality.
The Neon Demon
Disney might take issue, but the brothers Grimm would surely approve of Nicolas Winding Refn’s twisted fairy tale, a hyper-stylized plunge into Los Angeles’ cult of beauty, wherein a not-entirely-innocent blonde ingénue (Elle Fanning) cracks the city’s ultra-competitive modeling scene. As allegories go, Refn’s cynical take can seem facile at times, but like “Suspiria” or “The Black Swan,” surrealist horror is absolutely the right genre to capture said phenomenon.
The Conjuring 2
Following directly on from the events in the first movie, The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist follows Ed and Lorraine Warren, played once again by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, as they travel to England to investigate a case a paranormal activity in a London council house. The characters are based on a real life couple who conducted research on supposedly haunted locations and objects including the Amityville house and the case of the possessed doll Annabelle. The 2016 sequel is one again directed by James Wan who has many notable horror credits to his name including Saw and Insidious.
American Horror Story: Roanoke
This is not a movie, ok, but this new season from AHS is really different from others and more cruel. There are some clichè like the previous seasons but it looks like to be the more experimental and direct. The story takes place in 2016 in North Carolina. Shelby Miller, her husband Matt and Matt's sister Lee appear on a documentary named My Roanoke Nightmare in order to recount a series of supernatural events that happen to them after Shelby and Matt relocate from Los Angeles to North Carolina following a miscarriage. During their stay at the house, the family find videotapes made by the previous owner of the house that detail the terrifying events that happened there.