Not every person possesses a strong heart to watch horror movies. And even if someone tries to watch them, there are some so scary that will make your heart beat faster and can even make you scream. However, one big problem with this genre is that it is very hard to create something new and so horrifying that could send shivers down viewer’s spines. And this is the reason why most of the latest horror movies fail to scare the viewers since they are watching nothing new.
But, that does not mean that there are no good horror movies out there. There are many classic and critically acclaimed movies as well and one such movie was “The Babadook”. The Babadook is directed by Jennifer Kent and is a story about a single mother who lost her husband in a tragic accident on their way to the hospital for delivery, while she was pregnant 6 years back. Amelia (Essie Davis) and the son (Noah Wiseman) survived by the father didn’t make it. Now, after 6 years, Noah somehow gets convinced that there are some monsters living under his bed. He even has few home constructed weapons to fight them. At the same time, his behaviors changes and it concerns his school teachers as well.
One day Samuel brings a book to his mother and asks her to read it to him. The book has the “The Babadook” on it which is a demonic figure who comes in the night knocking on the door and shouting “Ba-ba-ba-dook-dook-dook”. After that, he devours all the people living in the house. Neither the mother and the son have seen this book ever and even when she tries to get rid of it, the book reappears from nowhere by itself. Things become more interesting when then hear six knocks at their door the same night with a voice shouting “Ba-ba-ba-dook-dook-dook”.
You can see the description itself how interesting and scary “The Babadook” is. Well, the movie is a bit underrated as well. If you have not seen The Babadook till now, you should watch it right away. And if you are looking for similarly underrated horror movies like The Babadook, have a look at the list of the best-underrated horror movies below:
Best Horror Movies like The Babadook
The Orphanage is one of the scariest movies you will ever come across. The movie is about a woman who brings her son to the renovated but abandoned orphanage where she grew up in her childhood. She reopens the orphanage but as the time passes, her child starts playing and talking with some imaginary friends.
The movie is really very frightening as well as heartbreaking at the same time. You will find all the elements you look for in a horror film in The Orphanage that will keep you on the edge of your seat in the entire movie.
The Loved Ones
The Loved Ones is not a horror film but it is horrifying enough to send shivers down your spine. In general, what would an ordinary person do when rejected from another person he or she want to go to prom with? Well, I or you will cry or move on, but not for Lola. Lola is the main character of the movie, who kidnaps his potential prom date and then tortures him along with her deranged family members just to show how much she loves “The Loved Ones”. This movie does not contain any paranormal elements, still doesn’t disappoint any horror movie lover.
Dead Silence is a good horror movie with a lot of scary elements in it. The movie comes from James Wan who is popular for his “Insidious”, “The Conjuring” and “Furious 7” etc. Unlike many other horror movies, not only this movie is scary, it is fun and keeps the interest of the viewers as well. Ryan Kwanten plays the lead in the movie has lost his wife recently and have recently returned to his hometown. The town is haunted by puppets who were once used by Mary Shaw, a popular puppeteer who was later accused of killing a young boy. The townspeople avenged her by killing her and cutting off her tongue before she died. Now the town is haunted by her spirit and Ryan along with his friends tries to dig deep into the matter. Things that unfold later will really make you scream.
Jacob’s Ladder is an interesting horror movie that is a must watch. It is more of a psychological thriller in which a man loses his child and then starts suffering from delusions. At the same time, he tries to know more about himself and finds himself between real and unreal world. It is very interesting to see the half real and half unreal world from a third person’s eye and how he tries to deal with it. If you are not in a mood to see scary faces and ghosts or spirits, this might be the perfect ending to your night.
A Tale of Two Sisters
A Tale of Two Sisters is a brilliant movie that contains all the elements like direction, horror element, perfect plot twist and what not. Two sisters come home to their not so good parents, but soon they start feeling a presence of a ghost who interrupts in their daily life. This Korean movie might be a bit slow but surprises you with sudden turnarounds.