September marks a change of season where the leaves start to change and the weather gets cooler. However, it is also a month that acts as a precursor to the Halloween season. As a result, moviegoers can expect plenty of horror movies that are sure to drum up tons of scares for fans. But with so many streaming services, like Netflix, offering new and classic horror movies, it can be difficult to sift through the scariest options. Fortunately, September offers an equally fun and scary selection for new and old fans.
The Green Inferno took Gore to a new level
For The green inferno in cinemas, audiences were vaguely aware of the niche subgenre of cannibals in horror. In fact, the earliest example of Amazon tribes being cannibals was told in the fictional horror film Cannibal Holocaust. However, Eli Roth wanted to take things a step further with his film, The green inferno. The film followed a group of activists who were captured and tortured by a tribe of cannibal villagers and were even fed the remains of one of their own. It’s a violent film that pushed the boundaries of gore in cinema, but ultimately had an important message about activism that many may overlook.
Malice subverted supernatural horror twice
Ghost films have always been a mainstay of the horror genre. In recent years, films such as The Conjuring and Sneak has given birth to an influx of supernatural horror. But Malevolent subverted genre not once, but twice. The film followed two siblings in the 80s who worked as paranormal investigators. However, the reality of it all was that they were scams that took advantage of families and their real struggles. But when they tried the same trick on a new home, things ended up being more real than they expected. Malicious is a great look at the supernatural subgenre, but also offered enough surprises to be a standout among other similar films.
There is someone in your house who has a slasher with a killer motif
Slasher films where the killer is in the home have become a staple of some of cinema’s best horror films. From When a stranger calls to Yell, the genre has proven time and time again that some tropes never die. With that said, There is someone inside your house offered a mix of both films with a killer who has a fantastic motivation. The killer in the film takes the face of their latest victim and hunts down the protagonists by revealing their dark secrets before killing them. It’s a strategy that feels classic, but is actually a fresh take on the genre and gives slasher fans a fun film to sink their teeth into.
Silence removes more than a sense of security
Home invasion movies are typically subtle in their execution, but benefit from the grounded terror they generate. Anyone who has been alone in a house can relate to the fear of being stalked in a safe place, but Mike Flanagan’s Hush took fear to a new level. Hush follows a horror writer with deafness working on a new book. However, tension builds when it is revealed that she is being stalked by a masked killer. Taking away her ability to hear and speak heightens the tension as the protagonist must use her wits and other senses to outwit a killer who feels two steps ahead. Hush is an inventive film that horror fans will love for the inventiveness of its premise and main character alone.
The silence brings back Hitchcock-style terror
From A quiet place to Bird box, movies about otherworldly creatures that end humanity in a day can feel almost contrived. But, The silence has promised something that could be refreshing for many fans. The film is about a family trying to survive in a world where they have to keep quiet or risk being attacked by birds of prey. Although the terror may come in the form of it or the people who have lost touch with reality, it is embraced one The birds– style of terror. Now every step can trigger a chain reaction of terror, and even the people they meet can be enemies in disguise. This tension throughout has helped to make The silence a gem that is often overlooked.