WARNING:SOME SPOILERS & talks on movies that include gore, harm, etc.
As Halloween gives its own peek-a-boo this month, horror movies arise and spooky stories come together for the spooky season. Here are a few gut-wrenching, horrific movies that could actually put you on the edge of your seat. (Note: these are based off of my own preferences of how I handle gore and horror)
This movie seems to be a tad boring during its first half, talking about how Dani lived before her family had recently passed due to her sister killing both of her parents after sending an anonymous message of "Everything's going dark" This somewhat leads to her boyfriend asking her to come with his friends to Sweden to see the ceremonies and be able to write about their theses towards it. This movie is amazing, but not good for people with very bad stomachs and have difficulty with gore itself.
I watched horror and thrillers for a very long time, usually it's something I just laugh about and/or fall asleep to in the cinema and people have to wake me up because it's the 'best part' (But, generally, I fall asleep in cinemas because it's cold, that's not the point though) I have watched films as a kid such as 'Shake, Rattle, and Roll', 2004's Shutter, The Ring, and all other Asian films that I watched and later on had to critique since I had to do so when I joined this club for watching movies and such. And, also gore, I watched Final Destination, Saw, and others. I don't know if I was just hungry or what, but this movie had made my stomach clench. The cinematography and symbolisation in the movie is amazing, they portray mental illness, cults, and much more in this movie. I would definitely recommend, but beware because there is some really graphic gore, suicide, etc. and may trigger some people watching the movie.
I'm not even going to put a gif of it because most of the gifs are gory and such, but here's the trailer! 😁
In my personal opinion, even the simple scene of the head banging, the acting and cinematography (and the music!) really gives it the disturbing feel and can definitely make you hide half of your eyeball into the covers because this is gruesome, however I did find a bit of it funny. ONLY BECAUSE OF NAT WOLFF'S FACE, no offense to Nat Wolff. His acting was amazing, it was just his nose and his puffy eyes and swollen jaw that just made me laugh a bit. But, the whole vibe of the movie just had something off to it, the monologues were perfectly well read and acted out as well. The improvisation of their emotions towards each of its scenes is just... breathtaking. Again, not for the faint of heart, there's a lot of gore and disturbing stuff in here.
Ooh lord Jesus has blessed me with this movie, this movie has so much twists and turns, it's freaking crazy! All the hallucinations and the dopplegangers, I don't even have any words. Basically, it's a movie about how a family vacation turns to chaos when a bunch of dopplegangers come to wreck a family and take their place in the world, saying that they are "just like us" which I honestly don't get cause the other family can't even talk and only grunt and groan and only one person can talk. But, yet again, the cinematography is amazing and hidden messages on who "The Tethered" is and also knowing the process of "De-Tethering". It is kind of funny because one of them starts chasing Gabe and sound like a bird or something like it's scary. I do kind of make horror movies funnier, like how "The New Mutants" was supposed to be scary (kinda wasn't, but LGBTQ+ representation and mental health symbolisation is pretty good) I made jokes the whole time, since I was... kind of disappointed. But, this movie does include gore. A bit milder than the last two, but better with lots of bigger meanings and odd film additions like random bunnies which are supposedly - ah, just watch it, you'll see.
Now, this movie is much, much lighter than the others. Like, way lighter. Cinematography and symbolisation was mild, however I love a group of teenage friends that are in a horror movie trying to survive type of movie. And, since most of the movies I showed were really gory and what-not, might as well put one for something more lighthearted. Although Ma was supposedly a scary movie, I would say its funnier than scary, and when I say funny: Yeah, I did laugh when Ma sewed this girl's lips together and cut this man's arm and put dog's blood in him or... something? Don't remember, but Ma is a bit graphic. And, yeah it did make me say, "You're so freaking dumb" because the characters were kinda... dumb. However, I love Diana Silvers and Octavia Spencer. And, once again, Miss Spencer has wow-ed us with her amazingly creepy and psychopathic performance. Definitely a funny movie that also has very slight gore in it, if you are willing to watch.
Personally though, I'd love to see more films with Southeast Asian representation, like please just... just cast me. It's fine if I die first, you know, just... cast me... I could literally be raking leaves in the background and be blurry and look like an actual speck... but I'll put it on my resume and IMDb. Just kidding I don't have an IMDb... or do I? Just kidding, I don't. But, I do have a resume... with like two things on it... but whatever :)