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Fear fun

31 Oct 2017 | 310 View

Fear fun

S Weekly shares some scares

October 31 is nearly here and you know what that means. It’s Halloween! Time to dress up in your creepiest costumes and scare everybody to death. That is, unless it’s raining. Sadly, the rainy season in Thailand often puts people off going out. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Why not invite some friends around and watch some scary movies?

Fear fun

Tatat Bunnag

October 31 is nearly here and you know what that means. It’s Halloween! Time to dress up in your creepiest costumes and scare everybody to death. That is, unless it’s raining. Sadly, the rainy season in Thailand often puts people off going out. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Why not invite some friends around and watch some scary movies?

2017 has been a great year for horror. With so many fantastic films to choose from, everybody probably has their own idea of what they want to watch. But just in case you need some help, here at S Weekly we’ve put together a list of some of our freaky favourites.

Here are five fearsome films to frighten your friends and family with this Halloween.


It

Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel from 1986, It finally arrived on the big screen earlier this year. And it was well worth the wait. Directed by Andy Muschietti, the story is imaginative, heartfelt and very creepy. The monster in this movie takes many forms, but most commonly appears as an evil clown named Pennywise. Pennywise hides in the dark corners of a small American town called Derry, waiting for unsuspecting children. However, what really makes this film great is its human story, which focuses on a group of terrorised kids and how they face up to their fears. Many consider It to be one of the best King adaptations, winning over a whole new generation of fans to the author’s work.


Get Out

The indie psychological horror Get Out has been hailed as one of the best films of the year. The plot follows a young black man who visits his white girlfriend’s rich family. Her parents make a big effort to show that he’s welcome, but it’s clear from the beginning that something isn’t right. As the story progresses, the sense of horror grows. The film is great at building suspense, while mixing in some clever moments of dark comedy. Get Out is Jordan Peele’s directorial debut and it’s a very impressive work that really makes you think.


Split

After a number of disappointing releases, such as After Earth and The Last Airbender, director M. Night Shyamalan finally returned to form with this psychological horror-thriller. Split tells the story of three teenage girls who are kidnapped. The clever central idea here is that the kidnapper actually has 23 different personalities — all brilliantly played by James McAvoy. The girls have to use all of their skills and intelligence to escape. Split is an imaginative film, full of scares and unexpected twists. It also turns out to be a secret sequel to Shyamalan’s 2000 film Unbreakable, which is regarded by many film critics as one of the best superhero movies ever made.


The Girl With All the Gifts

Although it came out in the UK in 2016, this film didn’t hit cinemas in Thailand until this year. The Girl With All the Gifts is a post-apocalyptic zombie film directed by Colm McCarthy, adapted from M.R. Carey’s novel of the same name. In the future, humanity has almost been wiped out by a mysterious infection that turns people into zombies. A group of scientists discover a young zombie/human hybrid named Melanie. Together, they must fight to survive in a terrifying world. Despite a small budget, this is an intelligent and exciting film that’s as good as any zombie movie out there.


Mother!

American director Darren Aronofsky can be quite a divisive filmmaker. People seem to either love him or hate him. But there’s no doubt that he’s interesting. Films like Requiem for a Dream (2000) and Black Swan (2010) were strange, unique and often shocking. And the same is true of his latest movie, Mother! Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem play a husband and wife who live a quiet life in the countryside. But things soon start to go wrong when a mysterious couple arrive. The wife is unhappy, but the husband doesn’t seem to be too bothered. Things only get worse as more and more uninvited guests show up, destroying the wife’s sense of peace and slowly affecting her sanity. Mother! is not a film for everybody, but it’s a good option for older viewers who are interested in seeing something different.