5 monster flicks to watch
Movie marathon? Cover all bases with the good frights, the silly laughs, and the so-bad-it's-good variety
Nosferatu, A Symphony Of Horror (1922)
Considered the birth of horror cinema, this movie is a variation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula with Max Schreck playing the hideous Count Orlock, with a deeply unsettling presence. Nosferatu, A Symphony Of Horror has an eerie, gothic feel that runs through the movie, and a stellar performance by Schreck makes this movie a frightful watch, even in the present day.
Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)
This cult favourite is pretty much your worst clown nightmare. A race of evil aliens embodied as clowns come down to earth with the sole mission of capturing humans and trapping them in a cocoon of cotton candy. These sinister beings will turn regular outings, like catching a puppet show, into fatal death traps (think deadly popcorn).
Attack The Block (2011)
From producers of Shawn Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, this one's a thrilling, sci-fi fiick packed with clever British humour. It’s aliens against teens in this movie that follows a gang of city kids trying to defend their turf. The fast-paced action adventure packs more entertainment than spooks.
The Counjuring (2013)
Based on true events, the film chronicles the story of renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, helping a terrorised family haunted by a dark presence in a creepy, secluded farmhouse. The Conjuring is full of old-school scare tactics — long, lingering camera shots, unsettlingly silences and sudden jolts. Brr.
A shy student is trying to reach his family in Ohio during a zombie apocalypse and finds himself teaming up with a gun-bearing zombie slayer named Tallahassee. The two set out on a mission — to find the last box of Twinkies on the planet. Look out for comedy darlings Emma Stone and Jessie Eisenberg in this gore fest.