Scary Movie Chloe Okuno’s terrifying feature debut about a young woman who believes she is being stalked and watched by a man living in the apartment next to hers is my pick for scariest movie.
- Bucharest is the setting. Julia (Maika Monroe) and Francis (Karl Glusman), have moved to Bucharest with their husband after he was promoted.
- Julia suspects that there is a killer on the loose so it makes sense that she has suspicions about the creep who appears to be watching her from a window and the same man she believes followed her around a supermarket. Or is she just paranoid? Or is she paranoid?
- “Watcher,” a scary horror movie that is both boldly feminist and incredibly chilling, is for those who don’t like horror movies but still want to see a terrifying and (mostly) non-gore-free movie. If you are feeling antsy, you can also watch it during the day.
- Okuno reveals the heebies-jeebies with meticulous precision. It’s like watching the tracks go by on a roller coaster. Warning: You might never look at grocery bags in the same way ever again.
- Laura (Andrea Riseborough), lives with her husband, and their teenage son in a quiet street in Northern Ireland. Marie and her husband, Megan, have a young daughter. This reminds Laura of her little girl who was killed in a car accident.
- Laura takes Megan home when Marie doesn’t show up to pick her up at school. Laura is compelled to take Megan home by Megan (Niamh Dornan), who asks Laura bizarre questions about Megan’s past.Scary Movie Laura loses control of reality and obsesses over Megan’s possession until a final twist torpedoes the reality.
- Stacey Gregg’s feature film debut, which she also wrote is an intimate psychological thriller. It relies on not mayhem, but moments so delicately frozen, that they should be stamped fragile.
- One Scary scene in a playground that featured tiny feet suspended in the air was one of many moments that made this film an effective and affecting scare. Chloe Thomson’scinematography is strange and spectral.
‘Nocturna Side A — The Great Old Man’s Night’
Ulysses (Pepe Soria) is getting old and it’s making him feel it. He is lost in the house where he lives, with Dalia Marini (Marilu Marini), his annoying wife. He can’t even remember their estranged daughter.
Scary Movie night, Elena (Desiree Salagueiro), their neighbor, frantically bangs at their door asking for help. They refuse to help, fearful that outsiders will see their home and cause them to be evicted.
Ulysses questions Elena’s motives for being dead and wonders if she was a lost, scared ghost who needed help. It is heartbreaking to learn the truth, as it is revealed in touching flashbacks and disorienting supernatural flourishes.
Gonzalo Calzada, the writer and director of this haunting Spanish-language ghost tale, skillfully weaves together sadness and dread. It’s about regret and forgiveness as well as about the terrors and fears of aging.
He also directed “Where the Elephants Go to Die,” a companion film. With one hand, he pricks your nerves while with the other he tugs on your heartstrings. This movie is both a scary and emotional experience.
The Movie: Spirit Halloween
This is not the same as KFC’s metacamp holiday romance about Colonel Sanders. This family-friendly horror comedy is made in collaboration by Spirit Halloween.
The film opens in 1940s, when Michelle Civile (a witch) curses and kills Christopher Lloyd (an evil codger). He wants to take over an orphanage. Now, his spirit has entered the animatronics at a Halloween shop where Jake (Donovan Colan), Bo J. Smith and Carson (Dylan Martin Frankel), have secretly camped for a night.
Bo’s grandmother, Marla Gibbs, joins them in fighting a possessed Teddy Bear and other monsters until dawn. The prophetic secrets are revealed by Bo’s grandmother, Marla Gibbs!
David Poag, the director of the feature, stated that he wanted to explore the “most frightening to our 10-year old minds” for his debut film. He combined a touching message about the transition from tween-to-teen with the us versus alien spirit of “Stranger Things,” and the trapped in-a-store thrills at “The Mist.” This will be a great movie for horror-curious children aged 8-13.
Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!
The new animated film was recently in the news for revealing what discerning Scooby-Doo viewers have known since 1969’s original episode: Velma loves girls. The evil-chic Coco Diablo is the head of a Halloween costume criminal syndicate and the young woman who makes the geeky sleuth’s eyes melt.
This exchange between Velma (played here by Kate Micucci), and Daphne, (played here by Grey DeLisle), will be music to your ears if you are a long-time fan of Scooby-Doo animations or the franchise itself.
Velma asks, desperate for puppy love. Daphne, I’m crushing hard. What should I do? What should I do?
Daphne replied, “Just be you.”
Audie Harrison’s film has a queer meaning. It is a great choice for children, provided they aren’t scared of the cackling ghouls.
The film also appeals to nostalgic adults who want their children to see “The Ballroom Blitz” while carving pumpkins and enjoying Halloween candy.
Invite friends to join you for cocktails and Scooby snacks, and discuss what Velma or Coco would wear to their wedding.