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8 Horror Movies I Recommend

Finally, I have compiled a list of movies that I recommend watching to finish this holiday season. Originally, I started compiling a list of my favorite movies of all time for Halloween…but let’s be honest, that list would be immense. This time I didn’t limit myself to just Netflix but I picked out 8 movies from my first list of about 40 that I would love to talk about eventually.

These movies are not in order beyond being movies I had watched recently and enjoyed. I’m sticking to the actual horror genre still and I stayed within a 30 year period because I’m hoping there’s something for everybody to watch, both classics and maybe a lesser known here or there.

Lavender

I want to list a trigger warning regarding rape and sexual abuse. This movie is psychological horror film and had a plot twist

You can watch this movie on Netflix. It’s also currently $4.99 to rent or buy on Amazon.

Lavender

Silence of the Lambs

A classic, and a classic movie I still have high regards for, years after we were first introduced. For years growing up my parents thought Hannibal Lector was a real person. No, seriously. You can stream this on Netflix still, or if you love this cult classic as much as I do you can buy it on Amazon currently for $3.99:

The Silence of the Lambs

American Psycho

It’s Christian Bale as a maniac. This 2000 movie will forever stand the test of time in my book. Speaking of books, it’s actually based off a book of the same name, which can be found for sale here. That’s going to be a paperback edition at $11.49, but I’ve seen used versions for less than $4.00.

Also available on Amazon for a whopping $3.99

American Psycho

Oculus

I had low hopes for this movie when it had first came out, but I was wrong. Those eyes in it had me freaked. The thought of eating an apple and knashing teeth onto glass will probably have even the most macho man wincing. 

You can find this movie going for $5.99 currently on Amazon:

Oculus

1408

I loved this movie’s madness. It kept me engaged throughout watching and it’s one of those horror movie’s that I’ve held onto the beat up DVD for so long and pull out when I’m bored. You’re probably not going to luck out on streaming this one, but feel free to to rent for $3.99

1408

Ginger Snaps

I originally watched this series backwards when I was a teenager and flipping through DirectTV. I saw Ginger Snaps finally when I was over at a friend’s house and it really spoke to my little teen black heart. The humor in it was twisted and funny and I had a girl crush on Ginger. You can stream this on IMDbTV for free.

Ginger Snaps

Raw

This foreign film was passed over by me so many times when it was on Netflix before I finally gave in. It is a gore film, but it takes a less traditional take on the cannibalism genre. It’s not back on Netflix quite yet, you can find it on Amazon for $3.99.

Raw

The Green Inferno

I made my boyfriend watch  it this October and he had to watch it in three sittings, which I think is a little bit extreme, but to each their own. This is a gore movie, and it’s based off of another movie– Cannibal Holocaust, which had been banned from quite a few countries during an investigation into someone being killed during the filming. It was later debunked when the woman showed up to the movie’s court hearing. 

You can watch the movie on Netflix or buy on Amazon for $9.99

The Green Inferno

Let me know what you think. Leave a comment if there was movies you hadn’t watched prior. Next time I’ll make a list less broad and general.

Editorial use only. No book cover usage. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Lions Gate/Kobal/Shutterstock (5884226z) Christian Bale American Psycho – 2000 Director: Mary Harron Lions Gate USA Scene Still Suspense/Thriller

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