Sep 25, 2014

    Six horror films that will spook you

    AUSTRALIAN film-maker Jennifer Kent's debut feature, The Babadook, has garnered a perfect 100 per cent score on website Rotten Tomatoes from all 24 critics surveyed. Here are six more horror flicks The Straits Times' Life! reviewer John Lui thinks are at the top of the class.

    Dog Soldiers (2002)

    A British movie directed by the master of action-thrillers, Neil Marshall. A werewolf film with a Vietnam war movie feel.

    The Descent (2005)

    Another Marshall movie, about a group of women who go cave exploring, become trapped, then encounter underground creatures. Defines claustrophobia.

    The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

    Unforgettable performances by Anthony Hopkins as the cannibal Hannibal Lecter and Jodie Foster as the Federal Bureau of Investigation cadet Clarice Starling make this one a classic of creepiness.

    The Woman In Black (2012)

    In this ghost movie starring Daniel Radcliffe, the use of deep shadow lets the viewer's own idea of ghoulies run wild.

    28 Days Later (2002)

    Takes the zombie apocalypse idea to new, fresh places, replacing the usual American gung-ho survival mode with British fatalism.

    The Devil's Backbone (2001)

    Director Guillermo del Toro filled his child-centred piece - about a boy and his nightmares of a bomb and dead children - with Gothic Spanish-Mexican creepiness.