Your alarm didn’t go off. You head towards the kitchen, and realized that you are out of coffee. Then you had to walk to office because you couldn’t get a rickshaw to save you from the scorching heat.
Congratulations! Here’s the announcement: You are officially out of (good) luck today! It’s Friday the 13th.
Since you are already having a bad day, you shouldn’t make it worse. Stay home and stay safe.
But since it is Friday night, entertainment is an absolute necessity. Grab some beers, some cheese popcorn and curl up on the couch. It is a/the perfect day to watch a scary film.
Here’s a list of five films that is sure to creep you out.
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
A classic thriller by Roman Polanski. If you are looking for something intense, seasoned with just the right amount of mystery and thrills – Rosemary’s Baby is perfect.
Rosemary’s Baby revolves around a young couple who move into a new apartment. Bizarre things starts to happen when Rosemary (Mia Farrow) becomes pregnant. The plot will make you squirm in your seat, even without the graphic visuals which are seen in horror films. The fear factor is psychological and it plays with your imagination.
Maybe, after watching this movie you would want to check on your neighbor. Because, you never know what’s lurking on the other side of the wall.
The Shining (1980)
A classic horror film. Stanley Kubrik’s The Shining is a menacing tale of the Torrance family who head to an isolated hotel for the winter. Jack Nicholson gives an iconic performance as Jack Torrance. The escalating music, the protagonist’s descent into madness, and the sense of being trapped, is what makes The Shining a cult horror film.
Think twice before you plan your holiday this season.
Let’s face it. We are scared of clowns! Not just the creepy ones. No matter how harmless a clown might look, there’s something about that painted malevolent smile. Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist is dark, vicious and ruthless. The plot of the film is simple- a haunted house and the abduction of the youngest child. Nothing out of the ordinary. But, there is the clown. With his red nose and a demonic smile.
Watch this film only if random objects don’t scare you. Always remember: "It knows what scares you."
Directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza, this Spanish film is legitimately scary. Set in an ominous building, the film traces a television reporter and her cameraman as they try to record events of a mysterious viral outbreak, which turns the residents into bloodthirsty lunatics. Will they survive? Rec is a roller coaster ride of a movie. Shot as news footage, Rec is violent, visually-stunning and insane.
If you think your are a brave heart, try watching this film alone in a dark room.
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Oren Peli’s Paranormal Activity is hair-raising. Centered around a young couple haunted by a supernatural presence, the film takes off rather slowly. But as it progresses, the plot gets terrifying. You might not get scared while watching it, but the after-effects of the movie last for a long time. Based on the concept of "found" video footage, Paranormal Activity unceasingly frightens the audience. Fun to watch with the lights off!
Tonight, just be careful while sleeping, you don’t want some evil force to drag you out of the bed.
So whatever movie you decide to watch on this day, just make sure you enjoy it. Don’t be scared, because it’s just another day.
P.S: Is that someone standing behind you?