These Are The Horror Movies That Filipino Viewers Couldn’t Bear to Finish on Netflix
Holy Week means a nice, relaxing long weekend—and long weekends mean overlooking your own existence while binge-watching movies and scarfing down instant noodles. And if you’re a masochist who would like to take advantage of the eerily solemn ambience of the occasion to make horror movies even scarier, then damn, go right ahead, man. Just don’t wuss out halfway through. Don’t be the guy who brags of his horror movie conquests to his friends, but only really watches until before shit gets real—then promptly stops to read the rest of its plot on Wikipedia.
Such might have been the case for people who watched these movies on Netflix. The streaming platform has reported that among all the horror movies that are available in Netflix Philippines, these are the top ten in which viewers stopped after the 70 percent mark. That's taken to mean that they were able to commit to most of the movie, but couldn’t bear to get past a certain point. Have a look and see if you can't give them a shot this weekend. In no particular order:
This soft reboot of the original 1981 classic of the same name is gruesome, terrifying, and a sick sort of fun. A group of friends isolate themselves in a cabin in the woods, where they discover a book that awakens an ancient demon.
In this Netflix adaptation of a Stephen King novel of the same name, a woman accidentally kills her husband during a kinky game. She is left alone, handcuffed to her bed with no hope of rescue, before she begins hearing voices and seeing strange visions.
In this horror anthology, nine filmmakers take eight holidays—Valentine's Day, Saint Patrick's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween, Christmas and New Year's Eve—and turn them into days you'll dread.
This horror flick stars Game of Thrones actress Rose Leslie as a honeymooning bride who goes sleepwalking into the woods. When she returns, she isn't quite the same.
Night of the Living Dead
This 1990 remake of George Romero's legendary 1968 horror of the same name couldn't quite live up to its predecessor, but it's still one of the foremost choices among zombie movies available on Netflix.
In this Thai-language film, a young orphan girl finds must pay for her grandmother's medicine by becoming a sex worker in Bangkok. She navigates the city's underbelly using the dark magic that she learned as a child, but things spiral out of control and the consequences become horrific.
Looking for a real zombie flick? Ravenous is a critically-acclaimed Canadian horror that proves that to this day, the zombie genre is alive and well.
This technological thriller revolves around an encounter between a group of friends who are joined in a group chat by a mysterious user, and then begin receiving messages from a dead girl. Yeah, we can't imagine finishing this movie, either.
We Are Not Alone
In this Peruvian horror film, a family moves to the outskirts of Lima, where they are terrorized by a dark presence in their new home, forcing them to seek the help of an exorcist.
Four female filmmakers (including Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent) make four terrifying short films in this now-iconic horror anthology.