There are certain movies that only show their true colors once the clock strikes twelve. The following are recommended if you cannot sleep at three in the morning.
This movie is adapted from Stephen King’s book of the same name. It is about a timid and mousy girl who is bullied by her class mates at school. They play a prank on her just to get her to come for prom night. When she’s on stage, they drop a bucket of pigs blood on her. Needless to say, she doesn’t like that too much so she decides to use her telekinetic powers to kill all of them.
2. Night of the Living Dead
Night of the Living Dead is about zombies who are dying (pun intended) to get some fresh human flesh and their main target is a group of five people who try desperately to survive through the night.
3. The Ring
The Ring is basically about a bizarre cursed videotape- once you are done watching it, the phone will ring and Samara (a little ghost girl) will tell you that you will die in seven days. Naomi Watts takes it upon herself to uncover the mystery and falls into a well.
4. The Sixth Sense
This film is about a young boy (Haley Joel Osment) who claims that he can see dead people. A child psychiatrist (Bruce Willis) decides to help him and help the boy get rid of his fears.
5. The Blair Witch Project
When this movie was released, the audience was told that three students went off into the woods to make a documentary about The Blair Witch and the footage was found a year later. However, it was merely a prank and the three students were only actors. It is an extremely disturbing movie and the camera work is shaky enough to make you nauseous.
6. The Exorcist
The Exorcist has to be one of the scariest movies ever made. It is about a young girl who finds and Oujja Board and befriends a spirit who she calls Captain Howdy. He isn’t too friendly though and ends up taking possession of her body.
Candyman is based on a legend which says that if you look into a mirror and say “candyman” five times, he will appear beside you and kill you. Helen Lyle is working on a project on urban legends which is why she sets out to explore the mystery surrounding the candyman.
8. The Others
Starring Nicole Kidman, The Others is about a woman living with her two children in a massive house. The children are allergic to sunlight which is why the curtains have to be shut at all times. The little girl starts interacting with a few ghosts in the house but is punished when she tells her mother about it. Turns out that the three of them are dead and the ‘ghosts’ are the ones that are alive.
9. Children of the Corn
Another Stephen King adaptation, Children of the Corn is about a young boy who is convinced that it is his job to murder all the adults in town. He forms a little army by himself by persuading the rest of the children in the city.
10. The Saw Series
These movies are about a serial killer called Jigsaw who creates complicated and deadly obstacles for his victims and if they are able to get out, they survive otherwise they die. The scenes are quite graphic and will make you sick to your stomach.