THE HBO Max is one of the best platforms in the industry when it comes to horror movies. Several classic productions are available in the catalog, in addition to others that arrived in theaters less time but already have a large community of fans. One thing is for sure: not every horror movie delivers on its promises. But these 5 movies that we separate here are very worthwhile, especially for those who have never watched it.
Pray for Us (2021), Jaume Collet-Serra
Released last year, “Rogai Por Nós” is the latest production on this list. The plot tells the story of a journalist who goes to a city to investigate the case of a young woman with hearing impairment who claims to have been visited by the Virgin Mary. During the investigation to solve this mystery, the journalist comes across some unusual scenes, such as some miracles that make the girl speak again.
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Saw (2004), James Wan
“Saw” is a game changer: there are those who like it and there are also those who hate it. But no one can disagree with the clever way in which director James Wan tells the story of two men who wake up chained on the spot and are subjected to a macabre game created by an assassin. With a low budget, the entire film takes place in a single setting and maybe that’s why it became a big mark in the history of cinema.
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The Exorcist (1973), William Friedkin
We cannot forget one of the greatest classics of the film industry. One of the best-known horror films, “The Exorcist” tells the story of an actress who realizes that her 12-year-old daughter is behaving uncharacteristically and frighteningly. In search of help, she seeks help from a priest who is also a psychiatrist, who can identify that the girl is possessed by a demon. Few horror movies today manage to scare like “The Exorcist”.
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Blair Witch (2016), Adam Wingard
Originally adapted from a movie released in 1999, this version of “Blair Witch” lives up to its scary movie promise. In the story, a boy is gathering a group of friends to return to the forest where his sister disappeared 16 years ago. They believe that the girl’s disappearance is related to the real legend of the Blair Witch. The big problem is that they didn’t expect to come across dangerous and mysterious creatures in the middle of the woods.
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The Orphan (2009), Jaume Collet-Serra
“The Orphan” is another movie that manages to scare, even if it doesn’t have any supernatural motivation. A couple who already have two children decide to adopt a nine-year-old girl to meet a maternal need. Everything goes well until the girl starts to show suspicious attitudes and aggressive behavior. The suspicious mother tries to find answers about the girl’s past, but because of a past based on alcoholism, she doesn’t have the strength to support her theory. “The Orphan” is a great classic of the horror genre, and that’s why a sequel to the film was recently released to show the origin of this story.
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Are there any good horror movies missing from this list?