10 Horror Movies That Will Hardwire You Back To Reality

‘Tis the season to be completely horrified

  • written by Eavesdroppr's
  • 8 min read
  • 31 Oct, 2023
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Horror movies are either the bane of your existence or a genre you’re totally into, either way, there’s something about this time of the year that will probably have you craving a little bit of the best horror movies out there.

Horror movies have a unique power to immerse us in a world of fear and suspense, often making us forget about our everyday worries. However, some horror films have a way of bringing us back to reality in the most chilling and thought-provoking ways. Here are 10 horror movies that will hardwire you back to reality and leave you wanting more, more, more.

Totally Killer (2023)

Totally Killer
You know how horror movies famously end with a survivor or friend of the victims getting a hint or warning that they’re next? And just like that we’re left on a cliffhanger? Well, Totally Killer is the continuation of that cliffhanger.

Let me explain, Totally Killer is set against the backdrop of a famous “Sweet 16 Killer” who returns 35 years later after his first murder spree, his victim this time is Jamie’s mother, Pam, who used to be friends with the three victims 35 years ago. Jamie goes back in time with a science project time machine in order to stop the sweet 16 killer’s original murder spree.

Get Out (2017)

Jordan Peele's Get Out
Jordan Peele's directorial debut, "Get Out," uses horror as a lens to examine racial prejudice and social issues. This gripping and thought-provoking film delivers a powerful message about the disturbing realities of modern society.

Get Out is just one of those movies that will have your jaw on the ground the whole time, it speaks volumes in terms of deep conversations, but it is also super scary and will have you questioning a lot of things.

The Babysitter (2017)

The Babysitter
This film offers a unique blend of horror and humor, but it ultimately serves as a reminder of the unexpected dangers lurking around us. As a babysitter's night takes a terrifying turn, you'll be reminded that the people we trust may not always be what they seem.

It is as chaotic as it is horrific, when 12-year-old Cole’s babysitter Bee comes over, he’s so curious to see what her and her friends get up to that he secretly doesn’t drink the liquor she gave him, what he witnesses next is mind-blowing, scary, but it also has its comedic moments.

M3GAN (2022)

Scary movies with children or dolls are traumatic to say the least, M3gan is another horror-comedy that just makes sense, it follows a robot doll and a young girl’s companionship, and how it all went terribly wrong.

M3gan delves into the unsettling world of artificial intelligence and the dangers of letting technology control our lives. It serves as a stark warning about the potential consequences of becoming too dependent on machines.

Carrie (2013)

Based on Stephen King's novel, "Carrie" explores the horrifying consequences of bullying and isolation. This film is the third film adaptation and a grim reminder of the lasting scars emotional trauma can leave behind.

It’s not entirely horror, but there’s moments where you’re left scared to your bones, it follows a shy, powerful girl who loses it after being an outcast in high school and at home with her overzealous religious mother, it just has a lot of plot twists that you do not want to miss.

Us (2019)

Jordan Peele's "Us" is a thought-provoking thriller that forces us to confront our own duality. The film's underlying themes of doppelgangers and societal divides are bound to make you reflect on the shadows within your own soul.

The Blackening (2023)

The Blackening
The Blackening is a highly anticipated horror movie, especially following the success of Get Out, and it is a thought-provoking addition to the horror genre. While it might not be the scariest movie of all time, it still balances horror and humor in a way that is very interesting and funny to watch. 

Don’t Breathe (2016)

Don't Breathe
This nail-biting thriller takes place in the claustrophobic darkness of a blind man's home. It's a stark reminder that danger can lurk where we least expect it, and it will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The Witch (2015)

The Witch
Set in the 17th century, "The Witch" explores religious extremism, superstition, and the isolation of a Puritan family. It's a reminder of the horrors that can arise from fear and fanaticism.

The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring
Based on the real-life investigations of Ed and Lorraine Warren, "The Conjuring" is a spine-tingling journey into the world of paranormal phenomena. This film reminds us that the unexplained and the supernatural are never too far from reality.

These 10 horror movies aren't just about scaring you – they'll probably also make you laugh and make you think. They delve into societal issues, psychological depths, and the fragility of our existence.

As you watch them, be prepared to be hardwired back to reality, and you'll find yourself contemplating the chilling aspects of human nature and the world around us. So, grab some popcorn, turn off the lights, and embark on a spine-tingling journey that will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the horrors of real life.

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