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Thursday Feb 22, 2024

Where to Enjoy Horror Films

If you love to be kept on the edge of your seat, and aren’t afraid of some spine-tingling goose bumps and suspense filled action, then horror films are for you.

These films often leave viewers looking over their shoulders, and jumping at sounds in the night, with creepy storylines staying in the subconscious long after the film has concluded.

An eclectic genrethat is more than a century old, horror ranges from dark and eerie films to modern comedic horror flicks like the Scream series. These films are often based upon the paranormal and crime and feature characters like vampires, aliens, zombies, witches and monsters.

Due to the themes, and the fact that most horror films are rated ‘R’, ‘MA’ and ‘M’ classifications, they should only be viewed by people over the age of 15 years old, or 18 years old. They are sure to give children nightmares.

Many films are based upon novels. Stephen King is a popular horror / thriller writer whose award winning books have been adapted into a number of movies such as It, The Shining and Carrie. For someone just starting to explore horror movies, Stephen King films are a great place to start for stories very typical of the genre.

For those that find a Stephen King film somewhat tame, some of the older and truly dark films would be worth considering. Test your nerves with The Poltergeist, The Exorcist and the Curse of Chucky for films that may have you questioning your sanity!

In recent years there has been a revival of vampire related films and TV series. The Twilight series has really led the charge and developed a loyal cult following. These films could be termed ‘soft horror’ and attract a tween audience with classification ratings generally around ‘PG’.

Off the back of the Twilight success, many similar shows and movies of the same vein have been released such as The Vampire Diaries. But, nobody can forget one of the most popular vampire stories of the 90s – Buffy the Vampire Slayer. These movies are very ‘pop culture’ and have old school horror movie fanatics grinding their teeth.

There are so many levels of ‘horror’ that when you find a movie you, it’s worth looking at recommendations for similar films to stick at the same level of ‘scare’. If you’re ready to raise your heartbeat,check out the selection of free-to-watch website

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