A List of Horror Movies You Should Check Out This Weekend

As I got older, dressing up as a fairy/Indian princess/witch didn’t seem as exciting to me as having a good ol’ gorefest in the comforts of my own darkened home. As a horror movie enthusiast, I’d rather be able to share a list of my favorite scary movies than share Instagram photos of myself adorned in a sexy nurse outfit, my cleavage smeared with fake blood and a Solo cup in my hand. No offense to those who align with that kind of jam.

So here’s my visual list of horror movies, from the weird cult classic to the stuck on repeat masterpiece and those verging more on the thriller side, you should check out this weekend if you’re feeling alone, or if you’d rather cuddle up with your significant other or besties for a good time or frightful night. You have been warned, however, that some of these films are NOT for the faint of heart or stomach (“The Girl Next Door”, ) and are reserved solely for those who can handle the subject matter, not on a Halloween date/family night.

 

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  “Repulsion” dir. by Roman Polanski (1965)

 

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   “The Skin I Live In” dir. by Pedro Almodovar (2011)  

 

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“The Gate” dir. by Tibor Takacs (1987)  

 

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“The Strangers” dir. by Bryan Bertino (2008) 

 

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“Rosemary’s Baby” dir. by Roman Polanski (1968)  

 

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“Requiem for a Dream” dir. by Darren Aronofsky (2000)  

 

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“Scream” dir. by Wes Craven (1996) 

 

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“Would You Rather” dir. by David Guy Levy (2012) 

 

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“V/H/S”, segments dir. by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Chad Villella, Ti West, & Adam Wingard (2012) 

 

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“V/H/S/2”, segments dir. by Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans , Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto, & Adam Wingard (2013) 

 

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“Ms. 45” dir. by Abel Ferrara (1981) 

 

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“I Know What You Did Last Summer” dir. by Jim Gillespie (1997) 

 

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“The Craft” dir. by Andrew Fleming (1996) 

 

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“The Last House On The Left” dir. by Dennis Iliadis (2009) 

 

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“Urban Legend” dir. by Jamie Blanks (1998) 

 

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“Carrie” dir. by Brian De Palma (1976)  

 

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“Excision” dir. by Richard Bates Jr. (2012)  

 

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“Suspiria” dir. by Dario Argento (1977) 

 

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“May” dir. by Lucky McKee (2002)  

 

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“Grindhouse”, segments and fake trailers dir. by Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Eli Roth. Edgar Wright & Rob Zombie (2007) 

 

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“28 Days Later” dir. by Danny Boyle (2002) 

 

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“Thriller: A Cruel Picture” dir. by Bo Arne Vibenius (1973) 

 

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“A Nightmare On Elm Street” dir. by Wes Craven (1984)  

 

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“The Girl Next Door” dir. by Gregory Wilson (2007) 

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“The Faculty” dir. by Robert Rodriguez (1998) 

 

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“Final Destination” dir. by James Wong (2000) [*in fact watching the whole “Final Destination” series this weekend would be rad] 

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“Saw” dir. by James Wan (2004) [It’s the ten year anniversary of “Saw”, so look out for any theaters near you screening it!] 

 

 

 

Your Next Obsession: “In The Flesh”

Like “My Mad Fat Diary”, “In The Flesh” is another poignant, well produced television show from across the pond that I’m absolutely riveted by. Has there ever been a show about a post-apocalyptic world where zombies can talk and are given a chance to re-integrate into civilization like normal human beings?

 

Told through the eyes of Kieren Walker, a zombie who goes back home to live with his parents and sister Jem, a Human Volunteer Force soldier appointed to help rid her town of “rotters”, the first episode of Season One wastes no time diving right into their world of the living versus dead with insane results.

 

Episode one of the second series has already started, but you can catch up with all three episodes of series on YouTube:

 

Series One, Episode One: http://youtu.be/5QcgkE3r6qE

 

Series One, Episode Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3tj3kIB6P0

 

Series One, Episode Three: http://youtu.be/dbhrgEVn5lU