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Cheap thrills this Halloween

Cheap thrills this Halloween

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Four films you should catch to get yourself ready for Halloween.

We're just a week away from Halloween!

Besides getting ready to dress up as Harley Quinn, a PokéStop or going to Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights, you may be looking for other (cheaper) alternatives to scare the crap out of yourself this Halloween.

Well, not to worry my friends. Being a huge horror fanatic, I got you covered! All you need is some popcorn, a pillow (don't forget to turn off the lights!) and my recommendations for four lesser-known horror and thriller movies to watch this Halloween:

1. Hush


YOU MIGHT WANT TO LOCK YOUR DOORS BEFORE WATCHING THIS ONE!

This edge-of-your-seat thriller movie follows a young author, Maddie Young (Kate Siegel), who finds herself prey to a masked psychotic killer.

The movie is a heart-pounding cat and mouse game between Maddie and the killer. The thrill here is that Maddie lives all alone in the middle of the woods, and well, she's deaf too.

Without anyone around and no way to shout for help, Maddie is forced to fight for her survival.

If there's one thing I got out of this movie, it's that I'm thankful to be living in a HDB flat with my neighbours just 10 meters away!

2. The Amityville Horror


IF YOU'RE SKEPTICAL ABOUT GHOSTS, THIS ONE'S FOR YOU.

Not to scare you in anyway…but Amityville is based off a true story in 1974. Ha. Ha.

The movie is inspired by the hauntings that the Lutz family experienced and has even led to legal cases over its credibility.

The background story is that in 1974, Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered his whole family in their home in Amityville, New York. He claims that voices in the house told him to do so.

A year later, the Lutz's move in and start seeing and hearing things.

Also, the 2005 version above is a remake of the 1979 film – you can be the judge of which one's scarier!

3. The Maid


THE MAID IS DEFINITELY WORTH WATCHING!

Directed by Kelvin Tong, this local film follows a Filipino maid who struggles to acclimatise herself with the beliefs and traditions of the Chinese Ghost Month when she moves to Singapore. 

When she is employed by a Teochew opera family that makes her stay in a rundown shophouse, she finds herself haunted by spirits during the seventh month.

Creepy and very realistic, I highly recommend watching this, but definitely not during the seventh month!

4. The Devil Inside


IF YOU EVER WANT TO CRAP IN YOUR PANTS, HERE YOU GO. 

The trailer for this one is enough to send you running.

After committing a triple murder during her exorcism, Maria Rossi (Suzan Crowley) is sent to a Catholic church for psychiatric treatment.

Years later, her daughter, Isabella (Fernanda Andrade) learns about her mother's past and is curious to find out more, so travels to Rome (which obviously turns out to be a VERY bad idea).

And that's when things start to escalate and you'll probably start regretting watching this.

Have any other spine-chilling movies we should catch this Halloween? Comment and let us know!

TEASER CREDIT: NETFLIX
BANNER CREDIT: WARNER BROS. SINGAPORE