Horror Movies Online
Following the success of the webcam horror film Unfriended, a slew of horror films depicting the dark side of social media began to flood the mainstream. In these disturbing movies, evil exists on the internet, and characters are haunted by the World Wide Web. How do you expel an evil that has been invited through technology?
Horror Movies Online
Horror has a way of turning even the most innocent or simple experiences into the most benign ones. However, since the internet and social media have become such an integral part of modern life, it's only natural for horror filmmakers to use them as a source of terror and entertainment. To deliver the most terrifying techno-horrors, Friend Request, Host, and Selfie from Hell play on newfound fears such as venturing into the forbidden dark web, being stalked online, and the lethal consequences of social media obsession. After seeing these films, you may want to wipe your social media forever.
The list of social media horror movies cannot be complete without mentioning Friend Request. The plot may become predictable at some point since it shares some similarities with slashers like Friday the 13th, but this gripping horror movie is more than satisfying to watch. Though it may seem a bit campy with its idea of a Facebook demon, it does have lots of fun moments and some blood too.
Tyler MacIntyre presents a slasher genre with a modern twist. Tragedy Girls is as dark as slasher films can get, featuring psychopath killers, gore, killing spree, suspense, and terror. It is one of the smartest horror movies with sassy main characters, an entertaining storyline, and fresh ideas that differ from traditional slasher films. While some may find this comedy-horror funny, it may put others off since these villains show no remorse for their heinous actions and virtually go unpunished.
This is another horror-comedy that satirizes the lengths people will go to become famous online. It's unsettling to see sweet Joseph David Keery from Stranger Things as a bloodthirsty villain. Nonetheless, his presence in the film is one of the reasons many people love it.
Aside from giving viewers a glimpse into the world of cam girls, Daniel Goldhaber's psychological horror film is expertly woven to have a great blend of sci-fi and supernatural. Many fans have compared it to Black Swan, but with a cyber twist and cam girls. It's pretty creepy and perfectly captures what it's like to be obsessed with achieving status rank online or being obsessed with numbers. Although the film was great, some viewers may find the ending unsatisfying.
An online vlogger from Germany, Julia (Meelah Adams), visits her cousin Hannah (Alyson Walker) in the U.S. only to become ill. Hannah scours the internet to find the cause of the strange illness, only to discover an inaccessible site on the dark web. Her seemingly normal home transforms into a haunted house.
People who love horror movies with lots of jump-scares will definitely love this, as it offers a glimpse into the terrifying world of the dark web. However, the film is a little formulaic, and it is difficult for some viewers to enjoy it thoroughly. Nevertheless, it does a great job of warning people to stay away from the dark web because bad things are bound to happen when they venture there.
The color-soaked cinematography blended with an outstanding portrayal of characters by the cast and the inventiveness of the kills will surely engender many in this disturbing serial killer tale. Kiya's (Addison Timlin) representation of millennial isolation reflects the dark side of trying so hard to be relevant online.
Ratter manages to induce real-life panic and fear by focusing solely on online prowling. Shot through the lens of a webcam, cellphone, wobble cam, and other devices, this home invasion horror is frighteningly realistic. This short cyber horror movie is quite different from movies of its type in that it does not rely on gore or violence to tell the story. It has enough suspense to make it terrifying.
Director: Jacques TourneurCast: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom ConwayWith Universal knocking out horror films like there was no tomorrow, RKO tasked producer Val Lewton with creating some similar action. The results were not what the studio expected. Far from the monster mash they'd asked for, Cat People opted for more psychological chills, and a still surprising concept centred on a woman who's afraid to consummate her marriage because of her belief that sexual climax will turn her into a panther. Paul Schrader's '80s remake took full advantage of the modern potential for FX and erotica, but Tourneur's more subtle scares are all about stalking and shadows.Read The Empire Review
Director: Sam RaimiCast: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver"You shaaaamed me!" rasps Lorna Raver's Hungarian gypsy at Alison Lohman's bank employee, who's made the unfortunate mistake of not granting her another extension on her mortgage. Cue a curse to end all curses: visitations from a demon called the Lamia. While the punishment doesn't seem entirely proportionate, the results offer a wild, raw and wickedly entertaining ride with Sam Raimi at his funhouse best throughout. Justin Long, the loyal hubbie on the other side of Lohman's hellish bubble, takes on the horror staple role of disbelieving agnostic. You'll want to shake him by the end.Read The Empire Review
Director: Tobe HooperCast: Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'RourkeMoving into a family home on an ancient burial ground presents the kind of real estate conundrum even Kirstie and Phil would be hard-pressed to help with. The problems faced by the Freeling clan in this much-mimicked Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg horror involve supernatural beasties, vortexes on the landing, floating objects and some major interdimensional childnapping. That's just about every supernatural domestic catastrophe in the handbook, short of finding the Dyson is haunted and the guinea pig is Satan. Despite the restriction of its PG rating (it was initially R-rated but changed on appeal), the result remains a refreshingly scary brew.Read The Empire Review
Director: Edgar WrightCast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy DavisYou can argue until you're zombiefied with exhaustion as to whether Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's first cinematic collaboration is a true horror. It is: the laughs are balanced by a keen understanding of the fear aesthetic, and it doesn't skimp on either the scares or the gore. You only have to look to the final siege's homaging of Night Of The Living Dead to understand that. Plus, Wright and his cast add such real emotional depth to the characters that they come across as more nuanced than many a scary movie can boast.Read The Empire Review
Director: David Robert MitchellCast: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel ZovattoA strong contender for the best horror film of 2014, It Follows runs with its brilliant central concept and never drops the ball. We never really learn what the 'It' is, except that it's a mysterious entity that's somehow sexually transmitted, manifesting as a variety of shuffling injured strangers, or sometimes as people known to the victims it inexorably pursues. It's an interesting twist on the slasher movie "promiscuous teens get killed" trope, with the wrinkle that if you find yourself affected, you can just shag someone else and get rid of it, like a chain letter. That rule takes the film to some very dark places.Read The Empire Review
Director: Robert EggersStarring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate DickieWith its meticulous period setting and language, The Witch comes across as much like The Crucible as it does your average demonic possession horror. In fact, there's really nothing average about The Witch at all: a devastating psychological ordeal that works as well taken at face value (the goat IS the Devil) as according to more complex theories. The cryptic events are never fully explained, leaving The Witch ambiguously unsettling.Read The Empire Review
Director: Dario ArgentoCast: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio BucciNobody makes horror quite like Dario Argento. With Suspiria, the Italian genio set the Video Nasties era of censorship and moral panic ablaze, and set the template for his "Three Mothers" trilogy. All his hallmarks are there: dark supernatural elements at play; bravura camera acrobatics; bloody, extreme violence; themes of obsession and sexual aberration; and a vibrant, hyperreal technicolour palette. Think The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, but with witch-demons instead of umbrellas.Read The Empire Review
Director: Hideo NakataCast: Nanako Matsushuma, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie InōNot the first adaptation of Kōji Suzuki's novel, but the one that brought the terrifying Sadako Yamamura to international attention. Suzuki's sci-fi tinged material is jettisoned in favour of more horrifying ambiguity, and Nakata's film is an intriguing collision of Japanese folk horror (the well-dwelling, black-haired, chalk-skinned Sadako is clearly descended from the ghouls of Japanese tradition) and more modern concerns about viral media and moral panic. It's a slow burn, but worth the unsettling journey to its most famous setpiece.
Director: Brian De PalmaCast: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Nancy AllenCarrie was among the first films to utilise that most terrifying supernatural force: puberty. Stephen King's novel recognised the trials of adolescence as ripe ground for horror, and found a worthy suitor for his first cinematic adaptation in director Brian De Palma, who brings the tale to life with sadistic relish and intelligent, daring camerawork. Sissy Spacek, meanwhile, imbues Carrie with childlike innocence and genuine pathos, blotted only by mild bouts of, erm, telekinetic murder. It's a testament to her range that, come that prom finale, you find yourself feeling simultaneously sympathetic and scared shitless.Read The Empire Review 041b061a72