If you’re fan of a Horror and Haunting Movies fan, you’ve likely come across the psychological thrillers “Us,” “Hereditary,” and “The Witch.” Us explores the doppelganger concept, while “Hereditary” delves into family secrets and inherited trauma. “The Witch,” set in colonial New England, explores the dangers of religious zealotry and the consequences of making a deal with the devil. Despite their different premises, these films share a common thread of exploring the dark side of humanity, leaving audiences with a sense of unease long after the credits roll.
Us (Us) (2019)
Horror, Psychological horror, Thriller
After Let Me Out , Peele again tackles the family over a home invasion. The classic concept of terror becomes more original as the invaders are doubles of the four protagonists. The nightmare does not stop there but the invasion of “those below” seems to be something national. In case you have any doubts, here is the ending explained .
Scariest moment: When the dopplegängers first appear in front of the house and the family tries to throw them out like strangers until they see that they are their own reflection. In addition, it is the first time that the terrifying voice of the double “evil” of the protagonist is heard.
Aster swept as the new great voice of horror cinema, creating a witches and hauntings film with a true domestic nightmare and anguished faces. Full of micro-appearances that startle any viewer, actually what stands out the most is the crazy and sick atmosphere of it. We will all suffer like a huge Toni Collette. Here’s the full review .
Scariest moment: We are between the head moment and the nose moment. But let’s say that the first one is more shocking and in the second it’s harder not to look away and stir inside.
The Witch (2015)
Costume drama, Horror
Prior to The Lighthouse and The Northman , Eggers directed Anya Taylor-Joy (Queen’s Gambit) in this film based on a family of ultra-religious settlers who, moving away from the community, find that the devil is closer to them than never. The satanic mixes with religious superstition, creating pure psychological terror in a film that endures the question of whether what you are seeing is really the work of the devil or pure Christian fever until the end.
Scariest moment: Death of little brother may be the most dramatic moment, but the scene that leaves the most concern in the film is the one with the goat locked up.
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