There is a long list of genres viewers enjoy when it comes to movies, but one of the most popular ones is horror. People find jump scares and suspense thrilling, and that is why, even through one of the most anxiety-inducing years, the horror genre continued to grow. Streaming platforms showed an increased number of viewers in 2020, allowing horror movies to become even more popular. However, you will still find a few individuals here and there who hate horror movies and refuse to watch them. For those particular movie-watchers, here are five recommendations that might make you change your mind.
5. Julia’s Eyes
In 2010, the Spanish movie Julia’s Eyes — directed by Guillem Morales — premiered in theaters, leaving audiences on the edge of their seats. The plot follows Julia as she navigates her sister’s sudden death and her inevitable blindness. As she begins to lose her sight and feel the presence of someone following her, viewers are captivated by the jump scares and the game the director chose to play with the lights.
Why will it change your mind? As soon as you press play, you will want to find out what happened to Julia’s sister, who is following her, and what will happen with her sight. Although it does justice to its horror genre, the plot’s magnificent storyline will make you forget you are scared while you root for the protagonist to survive.
This 2017 hit horror movie directed by Paco Plaza left viewers globally speechless. Veronica is based on a real case in Madrid, Spain. The movie tells the story of Veronica and her family after she tempted an unknown demon while playing ouija in hopes of contacting her dead father. Besides its outstanding script, the movie showcases the amazing talent of the three children playing Veronica’s siblings.
Why will it change your mind? Veronica is a great way to get into the genre because it combines horror with supernatural events that will remind you you are watching a movie, and the fear will only last an hour and 46 minutes. And by the time you begin to feel scared, you will want to know what happens to the children.
3. Annabelle: Creation
At this point, everyone everywhere knows who Annabelle is. That haunted doll who had made her way into different families until the Warrens put an end to it. The second movie in Annabelle’s story premiered in 2017, letting viewers in on how this doll was created and how she came to be possessed by a demon. David Sandberg’s incredible vision and storytelling will guarantee you leave the movie theater hoping Annabelle never escapes the Warrens’ museum.
Why will it change your mind? Not only will you get to enjoy a fantastic script by the hand of an excellent director and a talented cast, but you will also come to understand why everyone fears this world-renowned doll. Yes, you will be scared, but you will want to dive straight into The Conjuring universe to watch every movie that has been released.
2. A Quiet Place
If you know John Krasinski from The Office, you will want to see him completely change roles in A Quiet Place, where he writes, directs, and portrays one of the main characters alongside his wife, Emily Blunt. The movie follows a family as they struggle to survive in a world that has gone silent after an alien invasion. Mostly in sign language, the story manages to captivate the audience, leaving them wanting more from the sequel.
Why will it change your mind? This incredible story will have you on the edge of your seat, completely tense until the very end. Its kind of horror does not terrify you but makes you feel anxious for the characters to get out of dangerous situations. Watching it will help you understand why the horror genre is so loved.
1. The Conjuring 2
Ed and Lorraine Warren have become legendary names among horror aficionados, and The Conjuring movies are at the top of everyone’s favorite horror movies list. The Conjuring 2 follows the Warrens as they travel to England to solve a new case of demonic possession. The audience will want them to solve the case as they come to care for the family whose daughter has been possessed. And, once again, you will want to see more of these two lovebirds’ relationship.
Why will it change your mind? The Conjuring movies have come to be much more than horror films. They are stories about love and hope as we get to explore Ed and Lorraine’s love and their dedication to every case they ever worked on. Although there are multiple jump scares, you will finish the movie feeling a sense of joy no other horror movies give you. And the best part is you get to enjoy Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson’s extraordinary talent.
Horror movies can be — no pun intended — a horrifying experience, but they are highly entertaining. Yes, you will get scared, but you will feel emotions no other movies make you feel. These five recommendations will change your mind. If they leave you wanting more, you can always go to your nearest movie theater to watch A Quiet Place Part II and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, which premiered a couple of weeks ago.