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The cult classic horror movie, The Shining, is one of many must-see movies this fall.

The cult classic horror movie, The Shining, is one of many must-see movies this fall.

The cult classic horror movie, The Shining, is one of many must-see movies this fall.

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The autumn season is upon us, and with Halloween approaching at the end of the month, finding a quality scary movie to enjoy is a necessary part of the fall experience. All of these films can be found on Netflix!

The Babadook

The Babadook a chilling and dark movie based on Monster by Jennifer Kent, entailing a little boy’s fears of there being a monster in the house. His mother, widowed by the violent death of her husband, battles with her sanity as the Babadook, a dark supernatural psychological horror, tortures the family. This movie is one of my personal favorites.

Genre: Drama/Thriller

Average rating audience score (Rotten Tomatoes): 3.7/5

My Rating: 4/5

Length: 1 hr 35 min

 

Hush

Living in solitude in the midst of the woods, a deaf author struggles to survive as a masked killer terrorizes her from outside the house. In my opinion, Hush wasn’t extremely scary, but very suspenseful.

Genre: Thriller/Horror

Average rating audience score (Rotten Tomatoes): 3.7/5

My Rating: 3/5

Length: 1 hr 27 min

 

47 Meters Down

Two sisters traveling to Mexico decide to embark on a risky attraction, scuba diving in shark infested waters. Safe in their cage, the girls come face to face with the sharks, until suddenly, the chain connecting the boat to the cage breaks, sending the girls to the ocean floor with limited oxygen and time to live. Although this movie isn’t like the other films on this list, the suspense will definitely put you on the edge of your seat.

Genre: Drama/Thriller

Average rating audience score (Rotten Tomatoes): 2.9/5

My Rating: 3/5

Length: 1 hr 29 min

 

American Horror Story

Unlike the other films that have been reviewed,  American Horror Story, is a television show guaranteed to give you chills. This anthology horror series has a different story or “theme” for every season (Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Hotel, Roanoke, Cult, and currently airing, Apocalypse.) The eighth season, Murder House, is my all-time favorite, but they’re all difficult to choose from.

Genre: Anthology Horror

Average audience score (Rotten Tomatoes): 71% liked

My rating: 5/5     

Length: 8 seasons

 

The Shining

The Overlook Hotel in a secluded region of snowy Colorado was in need of a winter caretaker, and Jack Torrance said he was up for the job in hopes to stop his writer’s block. Wendy, his wife, and his son Danny, who suffers from psychic visions and premonitions, live in the mysterious and spacious hotel that holds an ominous past and even darker secrets. Jack suffers from a psychotic break, and becomes a manic terrorizing his family. The Shining is one of my most favorite horror films, because it’s creepy in so many different ways to scare you.

Genre: Mystery/Psychological Horror

Average rating audience score (Rotten Tomatoes): 4/5

My rating: 5/5

Length: 2 hrs 40 min

 

Would You Rather

A woman named Iris is in desperate need of funding to support her sick brother. Along with several others, they become trapped in Shepherds Mansion, where Shephard forces them all to participate in a game of life or death in order to receive the large sum of money. This movie is suspenseful and gorey, and overall a great film to watch this season.

Genre: Thriller/Horror

Average rating audience score (Rotten Tomatoes): 2.9/5

My rating: 4/5

Length: 1 hr 33 min

About the Writer
Emily Bray, A&E Editor

Emily Bray is a junior at Lincoln East High School and this is her second year on the Oracle staff.  Bray is a varsity cheerleader at East and an honor roll student. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her friends, watch Netflix, go for walks and hikes, and hang out with her dog, Ruby.  Additionally, she enjoys traveling to Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri every summer to spend time at a family condo. Emily is looking forward to finishing out her last two years of high school strong.  Hoping to attend UNL, she would like to continue to cheer in college while studying graphic design and journalism. This year, Emily is excited to take on more responsibility as the Arts and Entertainment editor.

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