Canadians can create magnificently terrifying horror films too! “The Changeling” is a 1980 psychological horror movie that follows a composer who grieves the death of his wife.
He moves into what he believes is a mansion haunted by ghosts. Martin Scorsese called this one of the scariest films he’s ever seen and that means something coming from him! It is our dread of the unknown that makes this 80s movie a classic horror flick.
The 1987 British film "Hellraiser" is based on a story called "The Hellbound Heart." At the center of the movie are extra-dimensional creatures who enjoy hurting others and can't tell pain from pleasure. This one was so successful that it got no less than nine scary sequels.
The special effects that were used might not stand the test of time, but one thing that will always remain dreadful is seeing creatures who love inflicting pain.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
It's really all in the title. "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" is well... about an invasion of a body-snatching alien species. At first, they appear non-threatening in the form of flowery pods. Unfortunately, as the film progresses, we learn that the aliens assimilate into duplicate humans, killing the original hosts in the process.
The film ends on a rather bleak note, with an entire city filled with alien duplicates and Nancy, the last human, screaming in terror as she realizes her duplicated fate.
Ballet student, Suzy Bannion, performs a delicate dance with death in "Suspiria." Suzy initially thinks she's attending a "normal" dance academy, but unbeknownst to her, she pirouettes straight into a witchy trap.
She manages to narrowly escape becoming a coven's human sacrifice and destroys the entire cursed academy in the process. Someone give her an A+ and a standing ovation!
The Girl With All the Gifts
This is the best zombie movie you have probably never heard of. We're glad to be the ones to let you in on this masterpiece. This is a post-apocalyptic British film that was released in 2016. It follows the survival journey of a few different characters, including a special young girl called Melanie.
Trust us when we say it's worth the watch! The movie is both scary and thought-provoking, and isn't that the best thing about Horror movies?