Top 5 Horror Movies You Shouldn't Watch Alone

13 Apr 2016

There’s nothing better than getting the adrenaline flowing with a good old horror movie. Popular throughout the different ages of cinema, the genre is as terrifying today as it was in the days of black and white film. Guaranteed to make your heart skip a beat (or two), here are five horror classics you should never watch alone.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

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As the ultimate boegeyman, Freddy Krueger is everyone’s worst nightmare. When five friends all have the same dream about a man wearing a tattered red and green striped sweater with a disfigured face and knives for fingers, their only way out is to wake up. But the violent death of one of them confirms that their dreams are to come true, and the only way to stay alive is to stay awake. The four remaining friends desperately struggle to understand how they became part of this dark fairytale and hunted by this awful man. Slowly they discover that buried in their parents’ past is a debt that has just come due and they must plunge themselves into the mind of the most twisted nightmare of all. A Nightmare on Elm Street is definitely one to watch with your friends, and you might even want them to stay the night too. 

The Rite

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A supernatural thriller that uncovers the Devil’s reach to even the holiest places on earth, The Rite will not only make sure you never watch horror alone again, but will make sure you take company to church too. Inspired by true events, the film follows seminary student Michael Kovak who is sent to study exorcism at the Vatican in spite of his own doubts about the controversial practice and even his own faith. It’s only when he’s sent to work with the unorthodox Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), a legendary priest who has performed thousands of exorcisms, does Michael’s skepticism begin to fail. As he is drawn into a troubling case that seems to transcend even Father Lucas’ skill, he begins to glimpse a phenomenon that science can’t explain or control… an evil so violent and terrifying that it forces him to question everything he believes.

The Gallows

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Every school has its spirit… The Gallows is a haunting movie about one high school student’s ultimate revenge. In 1993, student Charlie Grimille died by the noose in a freak accident during Beatrice High’s production of the play ‘The Gallows’. Twenty years later, it seems he will finally have his curtain call. On the eve of the play’s revival, four high school students spend a harrowing night trapped in the school’s auditorium, with no way to call for help. If Charlie has his way, it may be the last night they spend alive. Get your nearest and dearest onside for this one, and make sure your escape route is secure.

The Conjuring

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Guaranteed to keep you away from secluded farmhouses for life, The Conjuring proves that truth is stranger than fiction… and a lot more frightening.  Based on a true story, this movie follows some real-life horrors lurking within an ancient farmhouse in the seemingly peaceful countryside of Harrisville, Rhode Island. The owners and their five daughters find themselves directly in the path of extreme, yet indefinable, danger. When Ed and Lorraine, two renowned demonologists, meet the family and the unnatural enemy waging war against them, they know they are in for the battle of their career… and lives. 

Friend Request

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A true modern day horror, Friend Request makes you think twice about who your friends are. Following the college life of popular student Laura, who shares everything with her 800+ friends on social media, this movie highlights how human interactions these days are shifting into cyberspace. When Laura accepts a friend request from a social outcast called Marina, her life takes a dramatic turn for the worse. Her closest friends start dying the cruelest of deaths, and it’s a race against time for her to break the spell by solving the mystery behind Marina and her social media profile. Surround yourself with your best friends and head to the cinema to see Friend Request, out on 22nd April.

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