Spook Out

MattHart_175x175Matt Hart is mostly known for his musical work under the name The Russian Futurists. Matt is currently a co-host on “Indie Mornings with Brian, Matt and Candice” on Indie88.

Halloween is getting close and while I usually like to use this space to write about under-represented bands that I think deserve your attention, this week I’ll be doing just that with films. Horror films. Capital “H” horror films. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a total horror nerd and that I even get together with my pals every week to drink and watch awful, awful movies. Not awful in the sense that they’re bad but awful in the sense that they will have you wetting your pants and calling your mom at 3am to check under your bed. So here goes, my top 5 recent-ish horror movies, but be warned some of these will turn you into a shell of a man/woman. Even these trailers might be too much so viewer discretion please (seriously, you’ve been warned) if you have a weak stomach or resolve. Enjoy!

1. Inside (A L’Interieur)

Where do I start? A woman is in a terrible car accident and begins to receive visits from a stranger on Christmas eve. Terrifying and gory as hell, just watch it and thank me/write me hate mail later. Make sure you get the unrated version.(French with English subs)

Trailer (if you can make it through the trailer, you know what you’re in for):

2. Martyrs

This is a beating of a film. Another in the new wave of French horror, this film will break you. Having said that it is an incredible film and not just senseless gore. A must see for anyone looking for something both extreme and thought provoking.


3. Kill List

This one isn’t a straight up horror film but it’s creepy as all hell and one of my recent faves. Directed by UK Director Ben Wheatley, a name you will be hearing a lot in the future (mark my words, movie nerds).


4. V/H/S

A horror anthology in 5 parts. Some parts work much better than others but this collection of “found VHS tapes” has some crazy scary moments. The 1st and last segments are my favourite but it’s worth seeing them all. Also, V/H/S 2 is pretty great if you like this one.


5. Lovely Molly

This one is more of a slow burn but the general sense of dread throughout the film is what it so effective. Directed by one half of the duo responsible for The Blair Witch Project (one of the best horror films of all time) this film will stick with you long after you see it. Bonus:the score is performed by legendary indie rockers Tortoise!


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