Nope is a Horror flick like no other. Those who have seen the movie know what exactly I am talking about. On the surface, the film may look like any other. Nope is an excellent addition to the UFO genre. It’s no secret that Director Jordan Peele is an extraordinary filmmaker. This movie has definitely raised the bar for all the movies that are yet to come. The film takes place in Rural California and follows the Haywood Family. The family consists of Otis Haywood Sr, Otis “OJ” Haywood Jr, and Emerald “Em” Haywood.
The Haywoods are horse wranglers by trade. They train horses to be part of movies and such. Their seemingly normal life turns upside one when Otis Haywood Sr gets hit by a debriefs falling from the sky. After the death of their father, the sibling inherits the Haywood Ranch. After getting fired from yet another gig, OJ is forced to pawn off one of his horses to stay afloat. Back at home, the Haywoods notice that their electricity is fritzing. They see a Flying Saucer-shaped UFO abducting their horses and expelling the inorganic matter from their body.
The siblings come up with a plan to catch the UFO on tape and use it as a ticket to get out of their financial struggles. The movie progresses as they attempt several methods to capture some footage but fails each time. It was then they came to the realization that they were going about it the wrong way. The UFO is not a UFO at all, it’s a sentient being, and the abductions are none other than its feeding time. If that doesn’t pique your interest, I don’t know what will. If you liked what you just read, here are a few more movies you should give a try.
1. The Mist
Based on the Stephen King Novel of the same name, The mist is a story of a group of survivors who have barricaded themselves in a supermarket. They did this to save themselves from a blanket of thick mist that had engulfed their town. While the mist itself is not poisonous, there is something far more deadly inside. They are just using the mist as cover. Will this unlikely band of survivors have it in them to survive the mist till help comes? You have to watch the movie to find out. The movie has a Rating of 7.1 / 10 on IMDB and a score of 60% on Rotten Tomatoes.
2. In the Tall Grass
Based on another of Stephen King’s works. The movie takes place in a field of grass much taller than an average human. Although it may look normal from the outside, it is furthest from it. As the movie progresses, we come to know that the grass does follow any rules of nature. Even if you are staying still, you will move further away from whatever you are looking for. This is the premise of the movie. The group that got lost in the field must figure out a way to outmaneuver the grass, which seems to have a mind of its own.
3. Get Out
Get Out is an Academy award-winning psychological horror movie. The movie takes place in Upstate Newyork where Cris is going to meet his Girlfriends Family for the first time. He is a little unsettled as he is not sure how her parents are going to react to their interracial relationship. But it soon becomes apparent that it’s going to be the least of his worries. Soon it becomes apparent that his Girlfriend and their family are not as innocent as they claim to be. The movie has an IMDB rating of 7.7/10 and a rotten tomatoes score of a whopping 98%.
A sequel to the 1992 film of the same name, Candyman, takes place in Chicago. The movie protagonist Anthony is an Artist struggling to find inspiration. That was when he was introduced by the legend of Candyman. Not believing in the legends, Anthony inadvertently summons Candyman. But as the legends claim, Candyman did not take Antony’s life. He had bigger plans for him. The movie progresses as he looks into his own past. And finds out his connection to the entity known as the Candyman. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 5.9/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 85%.
Us is another brainchild of Director Jordan Peele. Adelaide and her family are going on a much-needed family vacation. Adelaide has some concerns about the trip but finally relents. As the movie progresses, it seems that Adelaide is on to something. Soon after, they are attacked by those who call themselves the tethered. They are doppelgangers of the protagonists whom they claim to share their souls with. And have emerged to untether themselves. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 6.8/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 93%.
6. Last Night in Soho
The movie is about a young girl who moves to a big city to study Fashion. This might sound like the plot of every coming-of-age movie ever, but I assure you it’s more than that. Eloise is having trouble fitting in with her city friends, so she decides to move into an almost rundown bedsit. It is there her life begins to take a turn. At night she begins having very vivid dreams. Memories of a person whom she has never met. She tries to transform herself into the person whom she sees in her dreams but is that really a good idea? The movie has an IMDB Rating of 7.1/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 76%.
This movie is a work of art by the infamous Horror Director M. Night Shyamalan. The movie takes place in Rural Pennsylvania on the farm of Graham Hess. Earth is under attack by extraterrestrial invaders, and Graham’s family is caught in the middle of it. Though the invaders look docile at first, they soon begin their attack. They barricaded themselves inside their house, but it proved futile against the invaders. Will Graham and his family, with no real combat experience, be able to overcome this attack? The movie has an IMDB Rating of 6.8/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 75%.
Old is another movie by M. Night Shyamalan based on the Swiss Graphic Novel of the name Sandcastle. The movie takes place at a tropical hotel resort. As part of the Travel Package, the vacationers are taken to a remote beach that is closed off to the rest. Things start to go wrong almost immediately as one of the vacationers who were with them turns up dead. Then the young kids who were there suddenly became teenagers. That place seems to make them age at a rapid phase. The movie progresses as they try to escape the place. But it proves more challenging than they thought. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 5.8/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 50%.
Spiral is a standalone sequel to the Saw series and the 9th installment of the franchise. In this movie, there appears to be a copycat jigsaw killer. And he appears to prey on cops. Several cops go missing and end up tied to a machine, and in order to escape certain death, they have to mutilate themselves. It’s an excellent movie guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat for its entire duration. It’s safe to say this is a worthy installment to the Saw Franchise. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 5.2/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 37%.
10. The Quiet Place
The movie takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where aliens have killed off a majority of the human population. The story mainly focuses on the Abbott family, who has adapted to live in this post-apocalyptic world. The aliens, while being blind, have excellent hearing. They attack anything and everything that makes noise. The Abbotts have taken every precaution to avoid such an incident. From using ASL to communicate to marking down floorboards that creak, they have everything covered. The worse is yet to come as the Abbotts are expecting a new member, and it’s going to prove a greater challenge than ever. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 7.5/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 96%.
11. Bird Box
Bird Box is another post-apocalyptic movie where aliens one day appears and just massacre people. They aren’t doing anything to them directly but whoever looks directly at this otherworldly entity loses their mind. And subsequently takes their own life however which way possible. Even looking at them through a surveillance camera proves deadly. The movie progresses as survivor Malorie and her young children try to make it to a camp of survivors. This proves as a challenge as she is blindfolded to save herself from the creature’s effects. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 6.6/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 63%.
12. Drag me to Hell
This supernatural horror movie takes place in Los Angeles and follows the life of Christine Brown. Brown works as a loan officer and is up for a promotion. Upper management asks her to prove that she is comfortable with making tough decisions. She does so by denying an extension to pay her mortgage to an old woman. The distraught old woman attacks Brown in the parking lot and places a curse on her. The movie progresses as Christine’s condition worsens as she desperately tries to find a way to remove her curse. If not, at the end of the 3rd day, she will be dragged to hell. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 6.6/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 92%.
13. Truth or Dare
All you readers out there must have played the game Truth or Dare at least once in your life. As the name suggests, this movie is about said game, but it’s dark and twisted. It starts when the movie Protagonist Olivia Barron plays the game at an Abandoned Church in Mexico. Little did she know that the game would follow her back to the U.S. All those who played the game started hallucinating that random people were asking them to play. If you make a choice and do not complete it, the demon posses said person and kill them. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 5.2/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 15%.
14. The Black Phone
Taking place in the late 1970s Denver suburbs, the movie follows the movie protagonist Finney Blake as he gets kidnapped by The Grabber. The Grabber is a serial child abductor who has been taking kids for years, but the police have no leads. Finny wakes up in a basement, presumably belonging to The Grabber. He notices an old rotary phone on the wall, which abruptly starts to ring. The movie progresses as The Grabber’s previous victims contact Finny from the beyond. Each victim gives him bits and pieces of information which he uses to plan his escape. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 6.9/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 82%.
This Psychological horror film follows the life of an overworked Psychiatrist Rose Cotter. She desperately needs a break, but she feels guilty leaving her patients. Her supposed normal life takes a turn when one of her patients abruptly takes her own life in front of her. This triggers her past trauma, as her mother also died in front of her when she was younger. She begins hallucinating but brushes it off due to exhaustion. Little did she know that was furthest from the case. The movie progresses as she tries to escape her past trauma. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 6.8/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 79%.
The movie takes place in the distant future, where humans have developed more and more sophisticated technology. Even integrating technology into one’s body. The movie follows the life of Grey Trace, an auto mechanic. He led a good life with his Girlfriend catering his services to high-end clients. His life takes a turn for the worse when he gets into a fatal car crash. While people who appear to be mercenaries shoot and kill his Girlfriend. They shoot him, too, but it doesn’t kill him. However, it does leave him a quadriplegic. It was then one of his customers’ urged him to take the experimental chip called STEM. STEM gives him back his ability to walk and so much more. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 6.6/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 63%.
Orphan is a psychological horror film that follows the life of the Coleman Family. Things are tense at the Coleman residence as Kate Coleman recently had a complicated birth, which led to her having a stillbirth. To bring back some normalcy to their house, they decide to adopt a little girl Ester. Their youngest daughter is ecstatic about the prospect of having a sister, while the older child is annoyed. Things go well for a while. Ester proves herself to be very well-mannered, obedient, and mature for her age. Aside from having a couple of pet peeves, Ester is very delightful. Things take a turn for the worse when Ester starts getting Jealous of her Step-Mom. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 7.0/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 58%.
The Psychological Horror movie is about night security guard Ben Carson. Carson is a suspended police detective. Desperate for work, he decided to take on the job as a Night Guard at a burned down Department Store. Things start going wrong almost immediately as Carson notices that the reflection in the mirror and reality often does not match. During one of his Patrols, he finds the wallet of the previous Night Guard. Upon further investigation, it became apparent that there is something trapped within those mirrors, and it’s forcing people to do its bidding. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 6.1/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 14%.
19. Evil Dead
This movie is the 4th installment in the Evil Dead Franchise and is a remake of the 1981 film of the same name. This movie involves the Allen Siblings and several of their friends. They meet at a cabin to help Mia Allen conquer her heroin addiction by going cold turkey. Before the day ends, Mia starts exhibiting withdrawal symptoms. At the same time, they find a hidden cellar filled with all kinds of occult items and a book titled Naturom Demento. One of the friends read an incarnation from the book, not heeding the several warning saying not to. The incantation released a malevolent being that possessed Mia while she tried to flee. The now-possessed Mia wreaks havoc in the cabin. And it falls on the others to contain this evil before it causes more mayhem.
20. Shutter Island
Shutter Island is a Psychological Thrill film by Director Martin Scorsese based on a novel of the same name. To say this movie is a rollercoaster ride would be an understatement. The movie follows the investigation of Edward “Teddy” Daniels into the disappearance of one Rachel Solando from the Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. As the investigation goes on, Teddy suffers from migraines and, at times, flashbacks of his time in the army. As the movie progresses, it’s revealed that nothing is as we thought it was. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 8.2/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 68%.
21. The Prestige
This Sci-Fi Psychological Thriller Film by Cristopher Nolan takes place in 19th century London. The movie showcases a bitter rivalry between two magicians. Leading to them trying to actively sabotage each other’s acts. It’s gotten so bad that people get caught in the crosshairs. This doesn’t seem to stop the due as they try to be better than the other with every trick they do. It all comes to a halt when one of them comes up with the Teleported Man Act. He tries his best to copy the trick, even trying to make his assistant spy on the other but fails each time miserably. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 8.5/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 76%.
22. The Purge
The Purge takes place in a distant future where for one day each year, every crime is legal. The Purge is the first in a five-film franchise. The Government of this distant future implements the Purge as a way to decrease the crime rate. And it works. By the time the movie takes place, the U.S has become virtually crime free. It is worth noting that it is not Mandatory to take place in the Purge as many opt to just stay home. There are special security measures for those who wish to keep themselves and their property safe. The movie focuses on the Sandin Family as they give a homeless man shelter during the Purge. This enrages a gang who is hunting him, and they retaliate by breaking into their house. Forcing the Sandin’s to defend themselves. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 5.7/10.
23. The Invisible Man
The Sci-Fi Horror movie was inspired by the H.G. Wells novel of the same name. The movie focuses on the life of Cecilia Kass. She is in a toxic relationship with one Adrian Griffin and is being held hostage by him. She escapes from his house and moves in with her Childhood friend and Detective James Lanier. After a couple of weeks, Cecilia is contacted by Adrian’s brother and attorney, who informs her that Adrian has taken his own life. Furthermore, Adrian has left a substantial amount of money for Cecilia in his Will. Even through all this, Cecila is suspicious as she constantly feels an invisible presence at all times. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 7.1/10 and a Mediacritic score of 72/100.
24. Fantasy Island
The Supernatural Horror movie takes place on a Remote Tropical Island Resort dubbed Fantasy Island. The resort owner promises that the resort can be grand in any of their Fantasies. And to everyone’s surprise, he is able to find out and delivers on his promises. Little did they know, the fantasies don’t last. It is then revealed that after a certain period of time, their Fantasy gets twisted. Their dreams essentially become nightmares. Furthermore, any attempts to escape from the island prove futile. The movie progresses as they try to find the reason for the island’s supposed mystical properties. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 4.9/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes Score of 8%.
25. The Boy
The Boy takes the life of Professional Nanny Greta Evens as she travels to the United Kingdom to take care of a wealthy couple’s child. The family that hires her is the Heelshires, and they are very wealthy, which is apparent from the mansion they reside in. When it’s time to meet the child whom Greta is supposed to take care of, she is introduced to Brahms. Brahms is a Porcelain doll the size of a little boy. Greta thinks it’s a joke, but she was hired to look after this doll. She is given a set of rules to follow where she has to treat the doll as if it’s a real person. She thinks it’s ridiculous and stops doing all the chores after just one day. Little did she know her actions had big consequences. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 6.0/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes Score of 30%.
26. Cabin in the Woods
The movie focuses on a group of friends who decided to spend their weekend at one of their Cousin’s Cabins in the woods. Unbeknownst to them, their every move is being watched. Furthermore, they are being subtly manipulated to achieve the results they want. The group of friends has no idea they are being experimented on and continues to have fun. Slowly those who are watching different release monsters to hunt them, which leads to several of them dying horribly. Even when they try to escape, it is revealed that they are closed off from the rest of the world by a force field. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 7.0/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes Score of 92%.
Split focuses on the life of Kevin Crumb. Kevin is suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder. These identities were formed by his younger self to protect himself from the abuse he felt as a child. To date, Kevin has over 20 different personalities co-existing inside his body. Even though he has all these identities, his life is well organized. He has different clothes for different personalities, medications, etc. He is also a full-time employee.
The problem is that some of his personalities have psychopathic tendencies, like Dennis, who is fond of Harassing young girls. For the majority of the time, Barry is in control, and he decides who gets to have the body. As of late, his other not-so-friendly personalities try to take the steering wheel, and chaos ensues. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 7.3/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes Score of 78%.
28. Escape Room
As the name suggests, the movie protagonists are invited to join an escape room. Doing successfully it will mean that they receive $10,000 prize money. But things almost immediately go wrong as each room has a certain time limit. Failing to do so under the time limit will result in death or serious injury. As they progress through each room, the challenges get more and more fatal. Claiming the life of several people. It becomes abundantly clear that these rooms were not designed for all of them to survive. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 6.4/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes Score of 51%.
In the distant future, humans have discovered cave painting refereeing to a planet system many light years away. What’s more, they have found several similar paintings all over the world. It turns out this alleged star map points to a certain planet. Now the ancient civilization has no way of knowing that even such a planet exists, much less the directions to it. And therefore, it is theorized that these are invitations from our precursor race, the beings that created humans. They follow the star map and reach a barren planet. They investigate the ship they found there. There they find several vials of a black liquid. David, the android companion of the team that came to the planet, seems to have nefarious plans for them. As is seen that he spikes their drink with this mysterious substance. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 7.0/10 .
30. The 6th Sense
The movie follows the life of child psychologist Malcolm Crowe and his latest patient Cole Sear. Cole is bullied at school. When one of the bullies locks him inside a cupboard, he passes out from the terror. Malcolm never made much progress with Cole before, but this incident prompts him to open up. Cole confesses to seeing ghosts. Furthermore, he is the only one able to see them. This further prompts Malcolm to drop him as a client. But gets convinced that Cole is, in fact, being truthful. He urges Cole to embrace his gifts and help the spirits move on to a better place. Slowly, Cole becomes accustomed to his gift and does better at school. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 8.2/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes Score of 86%.
31. Thirteen Ghosts
This movie is a remake of the 1960 Supernatural Horror film 13 Ghosts. After the death of the infamous Ghost Hunter Cyrus Kriticos, his estate passes on to his nephew Arthur. Arthur was in a bit of financial trouble, so this could not have come at a better time. They promptly move into his now-dead uncle’s house. Which is made entirely of glass and inscribed with Latin phrases that the assistant says are barrier spells. Turns out all the violent ghosts he has captured over the years are imprisoned inside the house and are now being let out into the house. The family now has to battle a few of the most violent and dangerous sports to ever wander the planet. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 6.0/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes Score of 36%.
32. The Darkest hour
The movie follows a group of strangers as they have to traverse the streets of Moscow in the middle of a full-on Alien invasion. In the beginning, the aliens cut off all power from the planet. Furthermore, these aliens are surrounded by a force field which renders them almost invisible to the naked eye. And makes them resistant to almost all weapons. The survivors have to make it to the Moscow river, where a Nuclear Submarine is waiting to rescue any and all survivors. As they make the journey, they find out more about the invaders. And maybe even come up with a surefire way to take down their defenses. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 4.9/10 and a Rotten Tomatoes Score of 12%.
This movie takes place in the cold, vastness of space. It all starts when humans find life in the soil of Mars. They take said soil samples to the International Space Station to conduct more experiments. The organism they found on the mars soil appeared to be dormant but quickly developed into a small creature.
They name this creature Calvin. Soon they will realize Calvin is more deadly than they thought. Soon after gaining enough strength, Calvin breaks out of its cage. The creature seems to get stronger as it feeds. The movie has an IMDB Rating of 6.6/10 and a Mediacritic Score of 54%.