Dark, sinister, supernatural, mysterious; if these words excite you, then people probably already consider you to be an eccentric. But, the fascination still continues and many of us love the eerie feeling such topics usually give rise to. The best sources to know more about such topics are generally books and movies. Cinema often is the ideal choice for many given the "quick fix" nature of it.
Cinema, for a long time, has been experimenting with this genre of cinema and has been successful in giving audiences elements of surprise, horror and fear simultaneously. If we have you curious here but you seem clueless about the movies to watch, we have a plan for you for this weekend. How about checking out five of the most stunning cinematic pieces that will serve you your spook dose? Here they are.
This is probably the earliest works that tried to portray occult elements on the screen. A documentary-styled Swedish-Danish film directed by Benjamin Christensen, it beautifully narrates the evolution of witchcraft from the times of pagan worship to what it means today.
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
One of Roman Polanski’s Apartment trilogy, Rosemary’s Baby is a dark tale about a sinister cult that uses a naïve woman to bring Satan’s child into the human world.
Witchfinder General (1968)
Based on the true exploits of real life witch-hunter Matthew Hopkins in 17th century England, the film at the time of its release met with a lot of objection due to the gruesome nature of some scenes. The film follows Matthew’s inhumane ways by which he made sure England is free of sorcery and witches.
The Wicker Man (1973)
It is one of the most famous occult classics directed by Robin Hardy and starring Edward Woodward and Britt Ekland. The film follows the events surrounding a missing girl in a mysterious village where the inhabitants have abandoned Christianity to adopt Celtic paganism.
Poison for The Fairies (1984)
Children are not as innocent as they seem to be. Poison for the Fairies, a Mexican horror film, focuses on the imagination power of children and how far they can go if not stopped at the right time. Two young girls, one of whom calls herself a witch, dabble with topics of magic and witchcraft, only to end up in a grueling climax.
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