Some horror films are great for parties because they’re perfect for commentary, mockery, jump scares, visual gags, and more. Some horror movies are meant to be watched and savored, each scene something offering something that requires attention to every microscopic detail so that a great discussion can be had afterwards. And then there are the horror films that are truly horrific, the ones that make you sit back and question what you’ve just seen.
Bassist/vocalist Christopher Cruz of New York based post-black metal band So Hideous decided that since his style of music had that kind of impact, that soul crushing darkness, that he would put together a list of his Top 5 Horror Movies I Wouldn’t Want To Relive along with some notable mentions. Having seen each of these films (and it’s a great list), I can agree that they are not for the faint of heart. If you have any amount of empathy in you, these films will have an emotional impact that can last for a long time. Head below to read the list but be warned of spoilers!
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There are quite a few movies that resonate with me as being something I would not want to “relive.” When narrowing down this list, I thought to myself “what films are difficult for me to revisit and left me with a depressed “need to watch a comedy” feeling?” and I came up with these 5 films. Enjoy:
Translated as “Pulse”, Kairo is without a doubt one of the creepiest films I’ve ever seen. The entire film is so eerie and everyone in the film seems like they are at the point of completely giving up. After one of their friends commits suicide, strange things begin happening to a group of young Tokyo residents. One of them sees visions of his dead friend in the shadows on the wall, while another’s computer keeps showing strange, ghostly images. Just wait for the “walking down the hallway scene”.
“WHATS IN THE BOX!?” What more is there to say?
I have a serious love/hate relationship with this movie. The beginning of this film has a supernatural element, which is excellent and the rest of the film is 45 minutes of a woman being beaten and tortured. The whole concept of the film is overreaching in concept (trying to contact the “other side”) but the journey there is brutality depressing as you live through this woman’s tortured last moments.
2. Jacob’s Ladder
Jacob’s ladder is not only an incredible film, but it has been the inspiration for various different franchises such as Silent Hill and Twisted Metal. The duality of reality that Jacob Singer has to go through between his happy life with his family and the hallucinations with suffering of cheating with another women and seeing horrifying images makes for a truly cerebral horror movie.
1. The Mist
A So Hideous trolling favorite. Stephen King and Frank Darabont came together to make a zombie-esque Alien invasion film, a mixture that would work for just about any horrorholic. This film was pretty standard from the beginning, supporting cast used for gore, religious bitch that creates mob mentality… However the ending of this film is what threw a wrench in the gears. David (played by Thomas Jane) is driving through the mist, eventually, they run out of gas and pull over to the side of the road, disheartened that they haven’t seen any other survivors. While David’s son is sleeping, the four adults discuss their fate, deciding that there is no point in going any further. With four bullets left in the gun and five people in the car, David shoots the three adults and his son to spare them violent death by the creatures, all to be saved by the military.