Scaretober: Horror Movie Recommendations



I don’t watch many movies, but when I do, it’s usually a horror movie. When it comes to movies in general, I’m pretty picky, but when it comes to horror, I’ll watch just about anything. My preference, as you can tell by the majority of the ones listed here, is for gore over supernatural. I also love movies that develop into a series, even though the later movies usually get progressively worse and are often direct to DVD/internet. Most of these are part of a series and are probably well-known if you pay any attention at all to the horror genre.

01. The Grudge – An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.

The Grudge is a remake of a Japanese horror movie. Remaking Asian horror was a trend for awhile, but it doesn’t seem to be done anymore. I wish it was because I love the remakes. I love Asian horror but I’m not really a fan of subtitles so it’s better to me if they just remake them. Most horror movie enthusiasts disagree, but I have trouble just sitting and watching movies so I tend to listen while I’m doing something else more than I watch and subtitles make that impossible.

There are two sequels to The Grudge, but the first one with Sarah Michelle Gellar is the best.

02. Final Destination – After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.

I love these Final Destination movies! There are five of them and each has so many creative ways for the characters to die. Some of them think they’ve cheated Death, only to die anyway, proving that when your time is up, there’s nothing you can do about it.

03. Wrong Turn – Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by “cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding.”

There are five more Wrong Turn movies, each featuring the same group of mountain men. The sixth movie comes out (straight to DVD) next week, so I haven’t seen it yet, but I’ll be looking for it soon. I might have to have a Wrong Turn marathon.

04. Jeepers Creepers – A brother and sister driving home for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature in the isolated countryside that is on the last day of its ritualistic eating spree.

This is one of the first horror movies I ever saw and it’s still one of my favorites. It’s not particularly good, but it’s fun to watch and for that reason, I stop on it every time I’m flipping through channels and run across it. The sequel, Jeepers Creepers 2, is set a few days later. Jeepers Creepers 3, which hasn’t been made yet, is said to be set twenty-three years later.

05. The Strangers – A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.

The Strangers is scary because it feels like it could happen to anyone. You hear on the news about home invasions all the time, and at the heart of it, that’s what happens in this movie.

06. Wolf Creek – Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive.

Wolf Creek stars John Jarratt as the “murderous bushman.” My only previous exposure to him was as the nice, mild-mannered Terry on McLeod’s Daughters. Imagine my shock at seeing him in this quite different role. I just discovered while writing this post that there’s a Wolf Creek 2 that came out earlier this year.

Do you like horror movies? Which ones would you recommend to me?


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  1. I avoid horror movies, while I can read slightly scray things when I actually see those things in a movie it all seems much scarier. I don’t watch many movies in general. Those movies you listed here sound creepy.
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  2. I actually watched The Strangers a few weeks ago and ended up really liking it. It was interesting to see Liv Tyler play something other than an elf 🙂 Wolf Creek sounds good too. Maybe I’ll check that out this week as an exam-studying break, and then have a Wrong Turn marathon next weekend…thanks for sharing!
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  3. Eek Horror movies! I’m actually not a fan of horror (especially in TV/movies because I feel like the fact I can SEE it makes it all the more REAL and I spend the rest of my day looking over my shoulder and jumping at every single noise)! I have seen a couple of these though – The Grudge and Final Destination. I can’t remember The Grudge, but I actually really like Final Destination (even though I don’t like horror) just because it’s so messed up. Like you said, they are so creative in the way they depict the deaths. It’s hard not to just freak out when you see them! haha.
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