Written for Glide
By Maria Baker
1. Amityville Horror (2005): I watched this for the first time when I was over my friend’s house for a Halloween movie night years back, a room full of 14 year old ‘scaredy-cats’ did not help the atmosphere which was already chilling from the pitch black room. The movie is based on a previous adaption of the book that was based on true accounts. This adaption stars the handsome and unlucky Ryan Reynolds as the sadly cursed father who has to relive the murder that occurred to a family that previously lived there long ago. We are taken into the view of each member of the family and their mysterious supernatural events that are pursued by the ghosts of the previous family members taking revenge.
2. The Poltergeist (1982):
It is said to be ‘cursed’ due to the curious deaths of the actors that starred in the movie, which means it has got to be good.
The story begins with an average family, just the usual nuisance we get in the start of every horror movie known to man. The supernatural events begin with one of the children of the family, Carol Anne is glued to the static on the screen on a TV, similar to the image famously on the poster.
If you love ghosts,
supernatural themes, and mysterious real life deaths that string to the production for the movie, you’re in for a kill. Literally.
3. The Ring (2002):
Probably not as scary as the Japanese version but terrifying enough. With most horror movies, the lack of a good storyboard or a number of decent characters (to kill off) breaks down the whole movie and we are left with a flimsy cringe of a film full of cheap looking monsters. The Ring has one of the best plotlines in my opinion and that’s what drags you in. The story is about cursed video tapes where if you watch it, you get an eerie phone call and seven most suspenseful days later you guessed it, you die.