In conjunction with Halloween, Hype.My has shortlisted ten must watch horrors movies that will leave every hair on your body standing
1. Cermin (2007)
Local film Cermin which was directed by Zarina Abdullah is about a girl Nasrin who was involved in a horrible car accident which ruined her face. She then becomes obsessed with an antique mirror that reflects everything she wants to see as a spirit trapped in it. Determined to regain her beauty, she submits herself the spirit of the mirror by feeding its need for blood and revenge. Hauntingly scary, Cermin will have you thinking twice about looking into a mirror ever again.
Starring: Natasha Hudson, Farid Kamil, Deanna Yusoff
2. Jangan Pandang Belakang (2007)
This movie directed by Ahmad Idham holds the record as the highest-grossing film in Malaysia tells a scary tale about Darma, a man who is traumatised by the mysterious suicide of his fiancé. Darma sets out to investigate the reasons behind her death and is in for more than he bargained.
Starring: Pierre Andre, Intan Ladyana, Khatijah Tan
3. Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam (2004)
Written and directed by Shuhaimi Baba, Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam features a cast of Maya Karin and Azri Iskandar and is about a restless spirit who seeks revenge upon those who murdered her.
Starring: Maya Karin, Azri Iskandar
4. Susuk (2008)
Released in August 2008, Susuk by Amir Muhammad and Naeim Ghalili is about a young nurse, Soraya who uses the a forbidden black art practice called Susuk to get famous. Featuring gory scenes of murder and cannibalism, this movie is not for the faint-hearted.
Starring: Ida Nerina, Diana Rafar, Sofea Jane
5. The Shining (1980)
Written by Stephen King and directed by Stanley Kubrick, The Shining is about a family who lives in an isolated hotel for the winter. We love this movie because honestly, what could be more terrifying than being trapped in a haunted hotel with a psychotic, blood hungry Jack Nicholson?
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Llyod
6. The Exorcist (1973)
Still recognised as one of the scariest exorcism movies to date, The Exorcist is a horribly disturbing story about a young girl who is possessed by a demonic presence. Banned in many cities for its gruesome graphic scenes, this Oscar Best Picture nominee made history with Linda Blair’s iconic head-spinning scene.
Starring: Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Ellen Burstyn
7. Black Swan (2010)
Psychologically disturbing, Black Swan sees Natalie Portman play a deranged ballerina who is driven to insanity by her obsession to perfect the role of Black Swan in Swan Lake. The movie received five Academy Award nominations.
Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel
8. It (1990)
Probably the soul reason behind peoples fear of clowns, It is based on a Stephen King novel with the same name that revolves around a supernatural predator that can transform into whatever its prey fears – mostly taking the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown.
Starring: Jonathan Brandis, Annette O’Toole, Tim Reid
9. Audition (1999)
Asians are known for producing some of the scariest horror movies and this is without a doubt one of them. Directed by Takashi Miike, Audition is about a lonely widower who meets a passive and seductive girl who auditioned for him. She acts out her damage by putting men through all the tortures humanly possible.
Starring: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki
10. The Conjuring (2013)
Directed by Malaysian born James Wan, The Conjuring is based on a true story about a well known paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren who work to help a family terrorised by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Sending shivers down your spine, The Conjuring is a must watch this Halloween.
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor