It's Friday the 13th! From 'Babadook' to 'The Witch', five horror films that will give you the chills

It’s Friday the 13th, and what better to way to mark this day, considered unlucky in Western culture, by watching the scariest movies ever made?

Here’s our pick of five films that are guaranteed to give you the shivers.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
This American film made in Persian was dubbed an “Iranian vampire Western” and rightly so. It has very few characters but lots of intrigue that is bound to keep you up at night.

A still from A Girl Walks Alone At Night. Screengrab from YouTube

A still from A Girl Walks Alone At Night. Screengrab from YouTube

The Cabin In The Woods
Vengeful gods, zombies, werewolves, the end of the world. And a very sexy Chris Hemsworth. Need we say more?

Chris Hemsworth in A Cabin In The Woods. Screengrab from YouTube

A still from A Cabin In The Woods. Screengrab from YouTube

The Babadook
A single mother and her child battle their fears about monsters under the bed that they realize may not be so unfounded after all. It’ll compel you leave the light on when you go to bed.

A still from Babadook. Screengrab from YouTube

A still from Babadook. Screengrab from YouTube

The Witch
A historical horror thriller set in New England, its chills-inducing aspects are very traditional: witchcraft, black magic, possession and brutal imagery that will dare you to look away.

A still from The Witch. Screengrab from YouTube

A still from The Witch. Screengrab from YouTube

It Follows
The title is pretty self-explanatory. The film is about Jay, a young woman who realises she is being followed by someone. Or is it something supernatural? Shivers...

A still from It Follows. Screengrab from YouTube

A still from It Follows. Screengrab from YouTube


Published Date: May 13, 2016 04:24 pm | Updated Date: May 13, 2016 05:12 pm