Friday 13th – Our Favourite Scary Films

friday13th_blogAnother Friday 13th has come around…  Did you know that fear of Friday 13th is called Paraskevidekatriaphobia? My fear is ever having to try and pronounce that out loud!

We thought this would be a great time to put together a list of some of our staff’s favourite scary movies…

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A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Classification | MA15+
Language | Korean
(Sally)

Two sisters who, after spending time in a mental institution, return to the home of their father and cruel stepmother. Once there, in addition to dealing with their stepmother’s obsessive and unbalanced ways, an interfering ghost also affects their recovery. 

 

 

SDC_2332902_2017-12-4--00-15-18The Shining (1980)
Classification | MA15+
Language | English
(Miryana)

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

 

 

 

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The Babadook (2014)
Classification | M
Language | English
(Mali)

Amelia is a single mother plagued by the violent death of her husband. When a disturbing storybook called ‘Mister Babadook’ turns up at her house she is forced to battle with her son’s deep seated fear of a monster. Soon she discovers a sinister presence all around her…

 

 

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Train to Busan (2016)
Classification | MA15+
Language | Korean
(Mali/Shawn)

Sok-woo, a father with not much time for his daughter, Soo-ahn, are boarding the KTX, a fast train that shall bring them from Seoul to Busan. But during their journey, the apocalypse begins, and most of the earth’s population become flesh craving zombies. While the KTX is shooting towards Busan, the passenger’s fight for their families and lives against the zombies – and each other.

 

SDC_2323788_2017-22-3--00-15-45Under the Shadow (2016)
Classification | M
Language | Persian
(Shawn)

After Shideh’s building is hit by a missile during the Iran-Iraq War, a superstitious neighbor suggests that the missile was cursed and might be carrying malevolent Middle-Eastern spirits. She becomes convinced a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess her daughter Dorsa, and she has no choice but to confront these forces if she is to save her daughter and herself.

 

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Classification | M
Language | English
(Abhi)

It happens to one. Then another. And another. College students discover eerie voicemail messages on their cell phones. Each call comes from the near future. Each call has the chilling voice of the student during his or her last moments alive. And each call comes true. Terror is One Missed Call away in this got-your-number shocker based on the hit Japanese thriller Chakushin ari.

 

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Scanners (1981)
Classification | R18+
Language | English
(Conor)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn’t, and converts him to their cause – to destroy the underground movement.

 

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Classification | MA15+
Language | English
(Conor)

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won’t lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

 

 

 

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Classification | R18+
Language | Korean
(Lucas)

A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out. Powerful, poignant and extremely unsettling, Bedevilled is one of the most shocking and disturbing films from Korea since the notorious Oldboy, an experience you’ll never forget.

 

 

 

Have you been brave enough to watch any of these? Do you have a favourite scary movie? We’d love to hear from you!