With Halloween just two months away, we are making our list of top five cult horror movies to get us in the mood for the macabre. Do you dare to watch these?
There is nothing quite as frightening as the idea of demonic possession, but the demonic possession of a child? That is definitely the stuff nightmares are made of. In this terrifying cult horror movie, based loosely on real events, Regan MacNeil, possessed by the devil changes from a sweet young child to a levitating, body-contorting, profanity spewing, vile manifestation of the devil. Shudder with terror as you watch the hair-raising exorcism scenes and the famous 180-degree head turn.
Here’s another great horror classic to put you in the mood for Halloween. A chilling adaptation of the Stephen King novel, The Shining, this psychological thriller follows Jack Torrance, a writer who moves to an isolated hotel with his family to take care of the establishment. Filled with psychic premonitions and visions, the movie terrifies audiences as the main character becomes gradually possessed by a malevolent presence. Gnaw your nails off as you unravel the dark secrets of the hotel.
Another terrifying adaptation a Stephen King horror novel, Carrie is the revenge fantasy story of a sensitive and reserved teen named Carrie White. Cruelly ridiculed by her classmates and verbally abused by her repressive and psychotic mother, Carrie discovers her telekinetic powers brought on by the onset of adolescence. Events quickly start to deteriorate as she clashes with her religiously fanatic mother and her sadistic classmates. Following a brutally humiliating prank at the high school prom, Carrie unleashes her fury on everyone who has ever taunted her.
This movie follows the story of a regular family whose home is haunted by a Poltergeist. When ten-year old Carol Anne first hears a voice emanating from the TV set, she initially mistakes it for that of a playful child, but soon things take a turn for the worse, and the voices become angry and menacing, eventually pulling Carol Anne into their world. Watch with dread as the parents seek the help of an exorcist to liberate their child from the clutches of evil.
When Marion Crane, a secretary on the run after stealing money from her employer, decides to sojourn at the Bates Motel, she meets Norman Bates, a polite, yet bizarre young man skilled at taxidermy, who has a complicated and tumultuous relationship with his mother. This complex psychological thriller features a cleverly executed amalgam of voyeurism, Oedipal tendencies, dark imagery, and perverted secrets that will have you jumping out of your seat.
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