Writer-director Alejandro Amenábar manipulates viewers’ psyches in this bone-chilling thriller about Grace, a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in the face of strange events and disturbing visions.
My favorite thriller of all time.
The Omen (1976)
Robert and Katherine Thorn raise a boy, Damien, in place of their stillborn infant, and all is well until it is foretold that Damien is the spawn of the devil. Soon, Robert is pitted against the forces of Hell and must make a fateful decision.
To this day this film gets me-If Christ can come as a child, why can’t the AntiChrist.
Would you kill to live? That’s what two men, Adam and Gordon, have to ask themselves when they’re abducted by a serial killer and paired up in a deadly situation — holed up in a prison constructed with such ingenuity that escape seems impossible. Attempting to break free might kill them, but their captor could decide at any moment that it’s time to dismantle their bodies in his signature way.
Wow, second favorite.
Horror maven Wes Craven — paying homage to teen horror classics such as Halloween and Prom Night — turns the genre on its head with this tale of a murderer who terrorizes hapless high schooler Sidney Prescott by offing everyone she knows. Not your average slasher flick, Scream distinguishes itself with a self-parodying sense of humor.
When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where twitchy manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky but fine … until Marion decides to take a shower. Director Alfred Hitchcock’s Oscar-nominated shocker has been terrifying viewers for decades — and for good reason.
After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting “ghostbusters” who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout cellist hires the squad to purge her swanky digs of demons that appear to be living in her refrigerator.
synopsis by Netflix.