IMDB: The Fields
1. The Fields: Yes, it's on Netflix. It's more of a psychological thriller than what most people would call a horror flick. Our star is a young boy named Steven. He goes to live with his grandparents while his parents try to sort out some marital issues. It's set about the time Charles Manson was arrested and mentions him several times. There are some nearby transient hippies and a creepy guy who works in a nearby milk barn- chaos ensues. The rating on IMDB is low but I think it's because most people just want gore, which this movie doesn't have much of. There is some pretty sailor like language in this movie though, be aware.
IMDB: The Amityville Horror
2. The Amityville Horror. I love this movie and I really think it's a good remake. That's saying a lot as I don't like remakes, at all. It has a lot of shock value and is minimal on the gore.
IMDB: The Messengers
3. The Messengers. Yeah yeah it's Kristen Stewart, I know. I really think she does well in this movie though. Basically her character and her brother are the stars. The little brother hasn't spoken in years due to a traumatic incident before the movie takes place. The mother and father have sold all they own and move far away to buy a new home (your basic old creepy house) and start a sunflower farm- new beginnings and the like but they're not alone in the house.
IMDB: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Another good remake with a high gore value. If you haven't seen it, you should. Basically a bunch of young kids get stranded in a dying ghost town in Texas on their way back from a vacation in Mexico. The townsfolk are hiding a terrible secret and they're all your backwoods scary form of freak.
IMDB: Wrong Turn
5. Wrong Turn. Oh my God. This movie is also very high in gore value and personally I found it traumatizing. So much so, in fact, that I won't watch it alone. It's sort of like number 4. Sort of. The basics are the same, but for some reason it's just much, much more terrifying than any other horror film I've seen. Maybe it's just me but this movie would be at the top of my Scariest Movies Ever list. I just... Ugh, just watch it. Unless you live in the woods. I recommend having
IMDB: Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark
IMDB: Apartment 143
IMDB: Darkness Falls
8. Darkness Falls. This movie is good, I would call it a would be classic for later generations but is not for children. Darkness Falls is a small town where a spirit has taken the form of the tooth fairy to get revenge on the town for what they did to her and only one child has have survived her. It's based on true events, if I recall properly. Feel free to comment and let me know (good or bad) what you thought of any of these!