Spooky Season Starter Pack: Horror Flicks and Binge-Watching Essentials
What better way to unwind than by getting your snacks out and setting up a movie marathon? As the holiday breaks roll by, it’s the perfect time to binge-watch films that give you nothing but chills. Create your own fright fest at home and prepare for nights filled with screams and jump scares. It’ll be fun!
Whether you’re a scaredy cat who closes their eyes when the slow creepy background music starts to play or an avid fan of eerie movies, this one’s for you! Discover 5 horror film recommendations that would bring goosebumps to your arms and get to know the different essentials you’ll need to get through the horrors that await you.
Just a bit of a heads up, these movies might keep you up all night, so watch at your own risk!
Orphan (2009) and Orphan: First Kill (2022)
Warner Bros. Pictures
After devastatingly losing their baby, a married couple adopts a 9-year-old girl who seemed angelic and innocent—well, at first. As the story progresses, the wife starts noticing strange actions from the adopted child. To look after her family, the wife sought to unveil the mysteries that entangled her precious little girl.
These 2009 and 2022 hair-raising psychological horror films must be added to your watch list as they demonstrate how a sweet and pure child is not always what you think they are (at least in motion pictures).
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The Witch (2015)
Set in the 1630s, a family who just moved to New England faces their worst nightmare—the disappearance of their infant child. While grief and confusion surround them, they put the blame on their eldest who was tasked to watch over the infant and was later on, accused of witchcraft. In a reality where witches and black magic exist, this 2015 folk horror film touches more on a dark narrative.
Despite its slow-paced storytelling, you’ll definitely get hooked by the unsettling and creepy atmosphere that it builds which will surely linger in your mind for quite some time.
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This Smart TV also has PurColor and High Dynamic Range features which ensure that the quality of the films, in terms of murk and vibrance, is maintained. This is a must-have when watching The Witch so as to appreciate the gloom and beauty in the darkness that parades through every frame and scene that is put out.
Scream (1996 to 2022)
With five movies to date, the Scream film series brings the murders of a masked killer to the big screen. His eyes are set on only one group of people—Sidney Prescott and company. Like any other slasher-horror film, it’s quite impossible to predict his next victim given the flawless twists and turns of the storyline, keeping the audience up on their toes.
If you’re up for a brutal yet genre-defining set of movies then you’ll definitely adore this blood-curdling film franchise.
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IT: Chapter One (2017) and IT: Chapter Two (2019)
Warner Bros. Pictures
Clowns exist to bring joy and laughter to children; however, that’s not always the case, and these movie remakes prove so. Giving the center stage to a murderous clown named Pennywise, these films follow the adventures of a group of kids who try to put an end to these killings.
Just the looks of this clown alone will keep you anxiously looking around every single time to make sure that he’s not anywhere near you. Good thing, you can hold on and wrap yourself around a soft blanket when you’re watching for a comforting feel amidst the frightening face of Pennywise and the menacing events that are unfolding.
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With the faux fur shell that these blankets are made of, you’ll definitely be kept warm not just from the chills you’ll get from the weather but also from the spine-chilling antics of Pennywise.
Get Out (2017)
When an African-American man meets his white girlfriend’s family upstate, hints of discomfort, tension, and uneasiness arise. As their interactions with the young man get weirder and their intentions get clearer, he is facing a situation he never thought he’d be in.
Get Out is not your ordinary horror film as it doesn’t visually show elements you should be terrified of; rather, it lets you feel and sense a disturbing kind of horror through the portrayal of racism and the extent that people are willing to go for the sake of discrimination.
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With the help of Dolby Digital for quality sound in movie theaters, this LG home cinema system puts a premium on sound and paves the way for you to feel as if you yourself are in the scenes of Get Out.
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