According To Stephen King, These Are A-Must-Watch Netflix Series!

Looking for some recommendations about what to watch next weekend? Who’s better for that task but the King of Horror? Yes, we are talking about Stephen King.  For a while now, the prolific author has been recommending on his Twitter account some horror movies and series he has watched himself.

King has created some of the most popular horror characters and stories so we should trust in his words that these movies and series are a must to watch.

To the Lake

The author recommended this Russian horror series that came to Netflix not so long ago.

Dark

The German series that aired for 3 seasons is probably the best foreign content on Netflix and received the recognition from Mr. King.

In case you haven’t watched it, if Mr. King recommended it, now it’s the perfect time to do it. He also added to check MetaWitches so you don’t get lost in between episodes.

Reckoning

This series comes from Australia, which was presented in a single limited series. It explores the darkest corners of the male psyche through the eyes of two fathers, one of whom is a serial-killer.

The Stranger

Harlan Coben’s works have now been adapted twice on Netflix and The Stranger received the approval of Stephen King several months after release. He didn’t need to say much to convince us.

Have you watched them before? Which one are you watching this weekend?

 

Underrated Horror Movies You Can Watch On Netflix

There are plenty of well-known horror movies available to stream, but to save you sometime to find those that you probably haven’t seen but are actually worth watching. Here’s a list of some movies to watch on Netflix.

The Platform (2019)

Directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, is set within a very tall and very mysterious building, where strangers are held captive for a variety of reasons on each of the many floors. Twice a day, from the top and floor by floor, a stone table with plenty of food it’s lowered down as people eat their fill, leaving scraps or even less for the people at the very bottom. You’ll need to have a good stomach to watch this one.

The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015)

This film revolves about two girls left behind at their Catholic boarding school during winter break.  It was written and directed by Oz Perkins, who creates a mystifying story and a deep undercurrent of Satanism.

The Girl on the Third Floor  (2019)

This haunted house movie, written and directed by Travis Stevens, tells the story of Don Koch who has taken it upon himself to renovate his new suburban house so he and his pregnant wife can start a new life. As mysterious neighbors stop by to greet the new homeowners and marbles start dropping from the walls, it doesn’t take long before Don’s old habits, and the odd house, takes away any hope for a happy ending.

Eli (2019)

In this film from Irish director Ciarán Foy,  a child named Eli suffers from a rare, unspecified condition. His parents seek for treatment at a mysterious, isolated clinic but as the hope of health brighten up the boy, strange new situations raise new concerns.

Cam (2018)

This film follows the  world of camgirls, women who create adult internet content via web cams, and the obsession with influencer fame. The life of Alice Ackerman turns upside down as she finds that another woman who looks and acts exactly like her has started streaming under her name. The movie is co-written and directed by Isa Mazzei, and is partly based off of Mazzei’s experiences during her time as an actual camgirl.

Which movie will you watch?

Vera Farmiga Shared Her Haunting Experienced While Shooting The Conjuring

There are many stories of films that are considered cursed, especially horror movies. Actress Vera Farmiga, who plays Lorraine Warren, experienced herself paranormal events while filming The Conjuring. The film is based on real events, the Warren marriage existed, as well as the museum in which the cursed objects that they contained are located.

The Conjuring tells the story of the Perron family, and how they must deal with a demonic entity that is living in their house, so they look for the help of the demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren.

Before filming began, Farmiga met director James Wan during pre-production to talk about how she was going to portray the character of Lorraine.

But before the meeting, she was checking some things on her personal computer and then closed it off. After talking to James and confirming that she would accept the role, she opened her laptop again to continue investigating about the Warrens and found a scratch on the screen like a three-claw mark.

This inexplicable event happened again several months later, on the day that filming ended. But this time the mark appeared on one of her thighs. Vera described them as long claw marks, or large fingerprints.

In a video in which she is with the real Lorraine, shared the photo of her scratch. This astonished the psychic and told her that she should have poured holy water.

What happened with Vera has no logical explanation. How her personal computer got that mark or how can such scratch appear on the actress’s body just like that? We will never know. Here, you can watch the video when she shared about her  haunting experience.

Have you experienced something like this before?

 

Archive 81: Netflix To Adapt A Podcast As New Horror Series With James Wan

James Wan is recognized, above all, for his horror works such as The Conjuring and Insidious, and now he’ll be working with Netflix to launch “Archive 81”, a new original horror series based on a famous podcast with stories about found footage .

The first season of Archive 81 will have eight episodes and will tell the story of Dan Turner, who gets a mysterious new job to restore an old damaged collection of 1994 videotapes.

As he does so, he will meet Melody Pendras, a documentary filmmaker who has been investigating for years a very dangerous cult and is putting her life in danger. As Dan progresses in his work and fully immerses himself in Melody’s story, he becomes more and more convinced that he can save her from the terrible ending he encountered 25 years ago.

Mamoudou Athie (The Detour) and Dina Shihabi (Altered Carbon) will lead the cast of the series that will also be produced by Marc Sollinger and Daniel Powell, the creators of the original podcast.

Rebecca Thomas (“Stranger Things”) will direct four of the eight episodes of the season while Rebecca Sonnenshine (The Boys),  will act as showrunner of the series.

“With Archive 81, we’re hoping to give the supernatural horror genre a new twist—while keeping a dark, deeply emotional romance as its core,” Sonnenshine said in a press release. “Alongside the talented Mamoudou Athie and Dina Shihabi, and visionary partners Atomic Monster and Rebecca Thomas, I’m excited to take Netflix viewers on a terrifying and visually thrilling adventure.”

Some suggests that the production for Archive 81 is currently planned to start in Pittsburgh, US, in the fall of 2020.

No release date for Archive 81 has been announced yet but it would be now safe to assume that the eight episodes will be dropped on Netflix sometime in 2021.

Insidious 5 Has Been Confirmed As A Direct Sequel To Insidious 2 With Original Cast Returning

Great news for horror fans as Blumhouse Productions gave the green light to start part five of the Insidious franchise.

The studio also said the new film will star Patrick Wilson, who was featured in the first two installments. Also, for this occasion, he got the position of project director. Wilson made his debut with the franchise back in 2010 in the role of Josh Lambert. He came back in Insidious: Chapter 2 in 2013 and Insidious: The Last Key in 2018.

The actor is an icon of horror cinema as he is also one of the main characters in the The Conjuring.

“I’m honored and thrilled to be at the helm of the next Insidious installment, which will provide an amazing chance to unpack everything the Lamberts went through a decade ago, as well as deal with the consequences of their choices,” Wilson shared in a statement according to ComicBook.

“Directing the movie is both professionally and personally a full-circle moment for me, and I am extremely grateful to be entrusted in continuing to tell this frightening and haunting story” he added.

First debuting in 2010, the Insidious franchise became one of the markers of the “Blumhouse model” of feature filmmaking, low-cost productions aiming for high returns. The project was announced during Blumhouse’s BlumFest, a virtual event covering a number of the studio’s exciting projects.

“One of the primary reasons the interest and appetite from fans has lasted for Insidious is because the people involved in the first film have stayed involved and kept it vital, interesting, and good,” Blumhouse founder Jason Blum shared. “I’m so grateful to our collaborators on the franchise.”

Insidious tells the story of the Lambert family, made up of a married couple and their three children, who move into a huge and beautiful house, where one of their children, Dalton, inexplicably ends up in a coma, which would start a terrible nightmare full of supernatural beings.

For this upcomming project, Scott Teems has written the script which is based on a story by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. The sequel will take place 10 years later, when the Lamberts send Dalton (Ty Simpkins) to college.

The project will hit theaters sometime in 2022.

 

This Psychological Film Is A Big Puzzle For You to Resolve

Horse Girl is a psychological drama film directed and produced by Jeff Baena and written in collaboration with Alison Brie. Baena is known for “Joshy” and “The Little Hours” which have similar characteristics that are also place on Horse Girl.

The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January of this year.

It tells the story of Sarah, a shy, introverted young woman who lives a quiet life and works at a crafts store. She finds herself more content in the company of horses and supernatural crime shows than people. One day she just starts to have strangely surreal dreams as she beliefs she’s a clone of her grandmother and a time traveler and struggles to distinguish her visions from reality.

One interesting fact about is that the 104-minute-long film explores the impact of the screenwriter’s maternal grandmother’s schizophrenia.

The film star Alison Brie as Sarah. She’s known for her role as Trudy Campbell in the drama series Mad Men and as Ruth Wilder in the comedy-drama series GLOW for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.

It also stars Debby Ryan known for her roles in Disney Channel, “The Suite Life on Deck” and “Jessie”. She’s also known for her role as Patty Bladell on the Netflix series “Insatiable”.

The other cast members include John Reynolds as Darren, Molly Shannon as Joan, John Ortiz as Ron, Jay Duplass as Ethan and Paul Reiser as Gary.

Baena told Decider in a recent phone interview how he felt about this project, “I’ve never really had an opportunity to do something like this, I feel like most of my movies are, for the most part, pretty straight-forward. But this movie, in particular, is a puzzle”

Nick Allen of RogerEbert.com reviewed the film and described that “The sincerity that Brie brings to her full-fledged embodiment of mental illness is major, and in turn helps Horse Girl overcome its tricky storytelling.”

It was released on February 7, 2020, on Netflix

Have you already watched it?

6 Of The Most Unsettling And Scary Movies According To Critics

You probably have a list with your ultimate horror favorites but according to the critics, these are some of the best and most unsettling movies of the genre.

Hereditary (2018)

This film takes family dramas into another level. The pain of a family is transformed into something much more disturbing. It’s a captivating film but at the same time a supernatural nightmare and probably has one of the most shocking scenes in history.

Midsommar (2019)

This movie shows that the worst atrocities can happen on daylight and that they can transform people in a million different ways. This film is tragical and painfully fascinating with one of the most brutal summer festival ever, one that celebrates life through lost.

Raw (2016)

The story follows Justine, a new college student who is part of an initiation ritual that awakens a brutal instinct in her that she cannot control. Suddenly the vegetarian student is thirsty for blood and discovers that everything is part of a secret that her family tried to put on her.

We need to talk about Kevin (2011)

It tells the story of a desperate mother who cannot bond with her son. He is determined to make her suffer and who will increase his level of cruelty as he grows older. It focuses on the emotional and psychological consequences of a brutal tragedy, committed by a psychopathic child who enjoys causing pain to others, all this to make us reflect on what happens in the world every day.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

A brilliant surgeon begins to develop a friendship with a mysterious teenager, who seeks revenge on him for an event that happened in the past. The family contracts a mysterious illness that leaves them paralyzed and he must sacrifice one of them in order to save the rest.

The Babadook (2014)

It’s a story about isolation, loneliness, trauma, survival, madness and despair through the relationship of a mother and her son who are chased by a dark creature from a tale. Even William Friedkin, the director of The Exorcist, said that this movie left him terrified.

Do you agree?

10 Shocking And Eerie Ghost Pictures And Their Stories

If you are a lover of the paranormal and don´t want to sleep tonight, we recommend that you see these shocking and terrifying images of ghosts and the stories behind them …

Intruder at the wedding

This picture was taken back in 2008 in Hertfordshire, England, by Neil Sandbach. He was touring at a beautiful farm and looking for a wedding venue, but everything changed when he saw the ghost of this child. After questioning the property owners and staff, he quickly changed his mind and decided this was not the place for him after confirming that the ghost often wandered around the place.

Curtis Johnston

After taking a look at this photo of Corey Carlsonn, it is pretty clear that there’s a spirit on the left. He decided to share with his Instagram followers about who this woman was. “For those of you who saw this photo of me, this is the lady who disappeared in this house back in 2001, her name was Curtis Johnston.” Although the ghost in the photo was identified, what remains a mystery is knowing exactly what happened to her.

The chair of agony

Ted Lucher, was an engineer who went to the prison to repair the electric chair that belonged to the state of Tennessee, he took a picture of the chair. He later realized a ghost hand can be seen on the armrest, as well as a face of agony.

Strange walk at the park

Their calm night out took a twist after this chilling photo. When the picture was taken, one of them reported feeling a presence on her left side moments early. The picture would reveal later that there was a presence there at the moment they took it. It remains a mystery who could have that been, but what we know for sure is that they captured an actual ghost on picture.

When the soul leaves the body

This photo was taken a couple of hours before this man passed away. As he rested on his hospital bed, strange auras could be seen fluttering around his body. These three bright clouds of light are part of what can be called ascension or the moment when the soul leaves the body. While this is not something that has been proven and there is no definitive explanation for the orbs of light, there is obviously something mystical going on here.

Passenger in the back seat

This photo was taken by Mrs. Mabel Chinnery in 1959 while visiting a cemetery. Ms. Mabel Chinnery went to her car when she saw that her husband was already in the car all alone waiting for her. She decided to take a picture of him. However he was not alone in the car. Once they revealed the picture, they noticed a blurred figure of another man’s head.

Uninvited guest

This photo was taken in 1985 at St. Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry, England, which was once a prison. The story behind this pic is that it was taken during Masons’ dinner when they were about to say their prayer before meal. In the picture, a robed man can be seen bowing with the rest of the guests, but when everyone was asked if they had seen him, people said they didn’t remember him being there. Nobody recognized him so it’s still a mystery his identity.

Devotee ghost

In 1975, a man and his wife attended Mass at Worstead Church in Norfolk, U.K. As the wife sat and silently prayed on the bench, her husband took this strange photo of her. It seems that the woman wasn’t alone at all, as she is accompanied by a kind of glowing figure sitting in the row behind her. Although there is no clear explanation of what the figure could have been, it seems that it could have been a good spirit considering that this took place in a church.

Don’t take it

This lady took this photo in the basement of her new home. But once she saw it, she had no doubts that the house was in fact haunted. She claimed that two days before she took the picture, she had heard her 4-year-old brother at the basement yelling “No, don’t take it” when he was supposed to be alone. Perhaps what the boy saw was this mysterious figure too.

Seeing the light

In this picture,  there’s also a man on his deathbed and some light above him. Some parapsychologists claim this is the only type of proof they need to solidify theories that explain how auras and bodily energies work after passing away.

What do you think about the pictures? Have you captured a moment like this?

7 Real-Life Unexplainable With Pictures Creepy Backstories

We live in a world that definitely contains some scary, supernatural stuff. Below, you’ll find some of examples of what we mean by “creepy.”

Flying from the beyond

What this woman wanted was a picture in this helicopter but this sly  spirit decided to be part of her picture and pose alongside the lady. The photo was taken in 1987 at the Fleet Air Arm station in Somerset, UK, which wasn’t known for reporting supernatural events, but that day changed everything. The woman in the photo had no idea what was going on while the it was being taken and was extremely surprised after she saw it.

Bolivian ghost

This photo was taken at a hospital in Bolivia, next to the elevator. These visitors were waiting for the elevator and what they saw inside as it opened was truly terrifying. In the photo, a spirit can be seen in the elevator waiting for them to enter. It is possible that this was the ghost of someone who passed away in the hospital or just a friendly ghost visiting patients.

Paranormal selfie

In Newcastle, UK, these young women were quite frightened after realizing that there was a horrible specter in their photo. The girls described the figure as an older woman dressed in a Victorian style. There is no way to prove whether it was a ghost or something else.

A silent support

Robert A. Ferguson was a famous physicist who wrote many books related to mystery in the 1960s. In 1968, Ferguson attended an event to promote his new book on psychic telemetry, but he had no idea there was a guest who was there specifically for him. That special guest was the ghost of his brother who passed away during the Second World War. In the pictures of Ferguson that were taken while giving his speech on the podium, the figure of his brother can be seen standing next to him. Supporting the family to the end!

What happened to Amelia Earhart?

80 years have passed since pilot Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific, but the discovery of this picture is shocking since nobody knows what actually happened to her. Some experts from History Channel revealed this blurry photo of Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, appearing alive after the plane crash. There’s a theory that the two crashed in the Marshall Islands and were captured by the Japanese military.

Where is this woman now?

It is said that this woman managed to film the entire sequence of the end of John F. Kennedy, that fatal day in 1963. The problem was that the FBI could never find her.

Extra hands

A picture with your friends, doesn’t sound that bad but this photo is actually very strange. The boy on the right has a hand near his face…but that hand doesn’t belong to the boy on his side. So, whose hand is that?

Do you have an unexplainable picture with a creepy backstory yourself?

5 Facts You May Not Knew About Dreams

Who doesn’t love to sleep? It’s that moment of the day that even though we can rest for hours and still we don’t have enough. Some people even take naps as a hobby.

But what about those times when we dream of something horrible or creepy? What about the one dream where all of your teeth are falling out? Or those dreams more like nightmares when someone is chasing us or we are falling from a building.

While some things can be explained when it comes to dreams, there’s still so much to be discovered about how and why we dream what we do. But we’ll live you with some interesting facts about dreams.

Women Have More Nightmares Than Men

Jennie Parker, a researcher, was inspired by her own nightmares so she did a Ph.D study in which she found that women suffer more nightmares then men. For the study 100 women and 93 men between the ages of 18-25 were asked to record their most recent dream in their very own “dream journal”. Park concluded that 19 percent of men reported a nightmare compared with 30 percent of women.

Women and Men Are More Often Victims Than Aggressors in Their Dreams

This is according to ‘The Dreams of Men and Women: Patterns of Gender Similarity and Difference.’ In an excerpt it says, “both men and women are more often victims than aggressors in the aggressive interactions in their dreams, and they face the same attackers, namely, men who are not known to them (‘male strangers’) and animals.”

Women’s Dreams Are Also More Emotional

According to the same study above, women were much more likely to dream about very emotionally traumatic events like the loss of a loved one.

60 % Of People Don’t Remember Their Dreams

Maybe you know someone who says that they don’t dream but they do, it’s just that they don’t remember that they did. According to a report in Neuropsychopharmacology, the hypothalamus, or the area of the brain involved in information processing is much more active in people who regularly remember their dreams.

You’re Actually Paralyzed When You Dream

REM sleep is the part of your sleep cycle where you dream the most.  While the brain starts to be more active, your muscles become more relaxed and your voluntary muscles will actually get immobilized, like literally.

Do your remember your dreams?