Split isn’t all that scary, but there’s one scene when Kevin is realizing his “full potential” that will undoubtedly fuck you up. It’s after he’s kidnapped three girls, who have to grapple with his 23 personalities — and the slowly-emerging 24th. If they can get one of the personalities to help them, maybe they can escape. Or maybe he’ll kill them and do something awful, as his psychiatrist fears he will.
Get Out| Jordan Peele is out to scare the world with just how fucked up the world is, and, boy, it works. Get Out is terrifying in that it reminds you of all the evil things in our own world. And then there’s also torture, surgery, mind control, and blood. Chris goes to visit his girlfriend’s parents, who are surprised to learn that their white daughter is dating a black man. Assured by his girlfriend, Rose, that her parents aren’t racist, Chris can’t help but know something is up. As if suburbia weren’t already terrifying enough.
The Girl With All the Gifts is named Melanie, and she’s an intelligent child zombie who can control her urges. The world has been overrun by a zombie infestation, and the last of humanity hopes to use these children as a means to make an antidote. You can imagine how well that goes.
Raw| This is that cannibal movie you may heard about after people reportedly fainted during a press screening at the Toronto International Film Festival. That’s because the movie is a disturbing gore-fest about a vegetarian who is forced to eat rabbit kidneys during a hazing ritual for veterinarian school. She finds that she has a craving for raw meat after that, and things go very downhill from there as she navigates her ne desire.
The Endless |Two brothers who escaped the cult they were adopted by years ago return after the younger of the two grows curious. He only remembers the good things, the sense of family and belonging. There’s no way the cult is as dangerous as his older brother insists it is. So, they go back, only to realize that being children protected them from the dark truth. An evil, unknown force controls the daily lives of the cult members and threatens to drag the brothers in as well.
Still/Born | After winning Scariest Film from the Overlook Film Fest, Still/Born is receiving some nice press as a truly horrifying take on what happens when one of two twins is stillborn. Mary, a new mother, gives birth to twins but only one of them is alive. While taking care of her remaining child, Adam, she suspects that something, a supernatural entity, has chosen her child and will stop at nothing to take it from her.
It Comes at Night | The secret midnight screening on the final night of Overlook turned out to be It Comes at Night, a highly anticipated supernatural thriller about a humanity harassed by an unknown force. A man has managed to carve out a peaceful living space for his wife and son, only for their tenuous situation to be thrown into chaos by a young family.