A lot of horror movies will have jumpscares. Those work when it comes to getting someone to fear-hug you, but we want fear-hugs that will last. We want dread-inducing, terror flicks that cause anxiety. We want some traumatic bonding to go on, without having to resort to torture porn. Gory torture porn will turn people’s stomachs, resulting in moot fear-hugs. We want to induce anxiety and then release it. Whether that tension is broken by the film’s cadence or a hug, is up to you.
This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. It’s got all that anxiety that comes with a horror movie, but nothing cheap. Social commentary, galore.
You’re on the precipice of becoming very uncomfortable. Sometimes, you’re on the edge of your seat. You see it coming from a mile away, yet it will still follow you. You never get to see what the monster’s true form looks like, and the horror of the unknown is a test to what our psyche can produce.
This strange-fiction masterpiece is a testament to how horror can be made without endless jump scares.
There’s nothing like a classic horror flick to get your blood pumping. John Carpenter films are awesome. Michael Myers is a criminally insane stabby-guy.
This movie has an amazing take on the English colonial accents. There is nothing more chilling than the anticipation of something even more terrifying coming, directly after a baby has just been hand-pureéed. Without spoiling the ending, it has a payoff. You’re watching and wondering the entire time, is there a payoff? There is.
This movie is horrifying. Upon completing it, you realize that there were things going on in the background the whole time. The death of one of the main characters is felt entirely too much by the audience, as it is very jarring how they go out. The cult. The dollhouse. It’s one of the best horror flicks ever made.
There’s that feeling of dread that comes with this film. It’s got that traditional horror feel: terror. Something’s…off. That’s the feeling you get from the first half of the movie. Like, when you get up in the middle of the night, and you come to realize that you are not awake and it’s a nightmare.
28 Days Later
This is an amazing film. It’s got a romantic subplot under it all, so that’ll help with the hugs. There’s a virus of some sort that doesn’t turn people into traditional zombies, but it does turn them into horrifying runners: the infected.
This movie is amazing. John Carpenter directs this piece of glory. It’s your ability to trust whether or not someone is who they say they are. This could lead some to make the extrapolation that it has to do with the cold war period that it was made in. Mental Floss has some info about that here.
This is a movie about the mourning process (apparently). It doesn’t do cheap scares. It’s all about that good oldfashioned dread. A child’s storybook has never been more terrifying.
This movie is a loose adaptation of the psychological horror, videogame franchise with the same name. If you go deeply into the symbolism of the game’s antagonist, Pyramid Head, you learn that everything in this movie is populated with representations of the protagonist’s psyche.
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)
This movie is amazing. You will be biting each other’s nails by the end of this film. Jeff Goldblum is in this flick, which is a great selling point for someone who doesn’t want to watch a film from 100 years ago.
Train To Busan
Runner-zombies. This film has them. It also has a stock-character protagonist that transforms into a fully-fledged persona. This movie has one of the best endings of any film, ever.