The film, which is a prequel to the 2014 film Ouija, is set in 1965 Los Angeles, where a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.
Aside from watching this supernatural thriller, which hits cinemas October 21st, what else are the perfect fright fest films to delve into? Well, horror franchises have produced some of the most petrifying films, let’s a take a look….
The iconic silhouette of a masked Michael Myers, knife in hand, slowly chasing his victims with intent and defying all odds of being killed, resonates fear to this day and set the bar for slasher movies.
Another Halloween film is reportedly in the pipeline with original director John Carter returning to reboot the franchise alongside Ouija: Origin of Evil producer Jason Blum
Seven of these dark, twisted and violent films focus on the crazed torture methods used on innocent victims who were caught up in the ‘games’ of Jigsaw. Jigsaw traps his victims to see if they have the ability and will to survive and for them to learn from this horrid experience to value the importance of life.
The first film not only became a cult classic, but it won several accolades, including Oscars and BAFTAs, and is often cited as one of the best films of all time.
This space horror has spawned four films and two spin offs and launched the acting career of Sigourney Weaver, who appeared in all four Alien films as Ripley, the protagonist of the films.
The next installment of Alien is due next year with the highly anticipated release of Alien: Covenant.
The film directed by Wes Craven, who was responsible for the 1980s hit franchise Nightmare on Elm Street, took on a modern approach towards the slasher serial killer story. In this film a bunch of teenage friends, led by Sidney Prescott, try to unmask the Ghostface maniac who is stalking their town.
The popular thriller franchise, which was heavily embedded in popular culture at the time, continued for another three films and a future Scream film has not been ruled out. The film also spawned a parody film Scary Movie which also became a popular franchise.
The film, which was released in 2009, focuses on a family terrorised by a demon. The use of camera recordings and ‘found footage’ give this franchise plenty of jumpy moments and tense builds up throughout.
The first film cost roughly $15,000 to produce and earned $193 million for Paramount. Six films were made and released within quick succession of each other before the culmination of the franchise in 2015.
Adding to his producer credentials on horror title’s, Ouija: Origin of Evil’s Jason Blum has produced every film in the Paranormal Activity franchise.