Growing up, I was never one of those frightened children. That probably had a lot to do with my father. I wasn’t allowed to be afraid of anything. Every roller coaster had to be ridden, any activity must be accomplished, any scary movie had to watched “stoically”. I was only 11 when my father took me to the theaters to see my first scary movie (Thirteen Ghosts). I got so frightened, at one point, that I curled up in my seat and started whining. My dad just laughed. When I was 13, my father took me to the #1 ranked haunted house in America. I had reservations and did not want to go, but he looked at me said “Don’t embarrasses me” and headed for the line. I held hands with the girl in front of me the whole time. No clue who she was. My father proceeded to take me back each year and as time wore on I became more numb to “scary” things in our world.
However, from all this, I have grown a love for scary situations and movies which lead to Edward and I making long lists of horror films and spending various nights a week curled on up the couch. So, below are seven new age scary movies that I think are worth watching on Netflix.
Stephen King’s A Good Marriage
After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband’s sinister secret? -IMDB
My Take: Growing up, my father read EVERY one of Stephen King’s books. I then grew up to marry a man who is also obsessed with Stephen King and we have almost every single one of his books (we’re missing the last 2). So, when my husband finally convinced me to pick up one of his books, I was a bit apprehensive. I started out reading Full Dark, No Stars; an excellent book comprising of short stories/novellas. So you can only imagine how thrilled I was when I found out that they were adapting one of the stories into a movie, A Good Marriage.
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After moving to a vineyard to start a new life with her husband, a pregnant woman begins to experience terrifying visions. -IMDB
My Take: I don’t know why it took me so long to come upon this fantastic movie! **I think the trailer does the movie complete injustice. I am a huge fan of thrillers and it takes a lot for a movie to get to me, however, this particular movie gave me the chills. From the very start, I was drawn in and couldn’t wait to figure out what was happening. The plot of this movie would be any couple’s waking nightmare. Now, go watch it, please. By the way: This movie was produced by the people who made Insidious and Paranormal Activity, so if those movies frighten you (but you enjoy them anyways), you’ll love this one too!
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Young newlyweds Paul and Bea travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods. – IMDB
My Take: I am not a believe in the supernatural, however, this movie had me a little freaked out. Edward was extremely upset by this movie.
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As the Barret family’s peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them. -IMDB
My Take: This movie was produced from the makers of Insidious and Paranormal Activity, so if those movies got to you then this one will as well. Personally, the parts of this movie that freaked me out the most were the home invasions and the alarm going off. My grandparent’s house was broken into one night, when I was a kid, and to this day my biggest fear in life is someone breaking into my home. Alarms send me into panic attacks; it’s a real issue. However, I thought the twist ending was quite interesting. So check it out and tell me what you think.
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Amelia, who lost her husband in a car crash on the way to give birth to Samuel, their only child, struggles to cope with her fate as a single mom. Samuel’s constant fear of monsters and violent reaction to overcome the fear doesn’t help her cause either, which makes her friends become distant. When things can not get any worse, they read a strange book in their house about the ‘Babadook’ monster that hides in the dark areas of their house. Even Amelia seems to feel the effect of Babadook and desperately tries in vain to destroy the book. The nightmarish experiences the two encounter form the rest of the story. -IMDB
My Take: To this day to creep my out Edward will randomly said Babadook, dook, dook. Jerk. Straight up.. this movie is fucked up people.
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When a videographer answers a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain town, he finds his client is not at all what he initially seems. -IMDB
My Take: The name says it all. Throughout the whole movie I was just.. unsettled. After watching this movie I can no longer watch a movie/show with Mark Duplass without getting irrationally angry.
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A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window. -IMDB
My Take: Just re-watching the trailer for this post made me anxious. This movie is FANTASTIC! It adds a whole new element that you wouldn’t even consider in a scary movie. It enacts a “real life” scenario ( her being deaf) and by doing so, it adds a whole new thrill to the movie. It plays out in the perspective of how she experiences this event and it is amazing!
Do you enjoy scary movies? Comment below and let me know what scary movie you would recommend for me to watch?