It is that time of the year again, where you take out those
scary costumes, accessories and dress your ghostly best because Halloween or
All Hallows Eve has donned upon us. With the ancient Celtic festival soon
catching up in urban India, you can expect friends, family and acquaintances
dressing like the dead and hitting the hippest parties in town. However, if
dressing up and heavy make-up isn’t your thing, we’d be a bowl of popcorn and a
line of horror flicks will surely get you in the “spirit”.
First up on this list of scare fests, is the 2017 hit ‘IT’. Returning to the big screen 27 years after making its debut on the small screen is the demonic shape-shifting demonic clown who lives in the sewers. Adapted from the Stephen King novel, the film follows a group of bullied children who encounter the demonic entity, who is known to return every 27 years to feed on the fears of children. The bone-chilling yet endearing adaptation stays true to the novel while possibly invoking Coulrophobia - the fear of clowns - in a whole new generation.
If you want to see your worst nightmares unfold right before your eyes, this film is a must watch.
There has never been a list of top horror films that did not include the ‘The Exorcist’. The 1973 film adapted from the William Peter Blatty novel by the same name, not only gives you an education in exorcisms and possession but also effectively sends shivers down your spine. Directed by William Friedkin, the film follows the story of a little girl whose imaginary friend turns out to be the Devil himself. With CGI effects that even this age of technology fails to produce, this thoroughly frightening has the viewer playing a shivering spectator as two exorcists try to bring back the little girl and banish the demon taken possession of her body.
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