Suburban horror movies are scary because they represent home. Home is considered a safe place where people can relax. And suburban horror movies represent the American dream of living in a nice neighborhood with a white picket fence.
Suburban horror films strip away the layers to show that suburbia is not what it seems on the surface and that home is not a safe place but a horrifying nightmare. Suburban horror almost always involves a home invasion.
‘The Stepfather’ (1987)
The stepfather takes almost 90 minutes. It is loosely based on a true story about the house predator. A man murders his entire family and then marries a widow with a teenage daughter, and he plots to murder that family as well.
The stepfather is scary because unfortunately a predator is common in the household. It’s a film that inspires that fear and a film that people can relate to.
‘Child’s Play’ (1988)
child’s play may have a stupid premise. A film about a doll possessed by the spirit of a serial killer, but at its core it’s about a fear that everyone has dealt with and that’s the fear of childhood. Childhood can be scary, and growing up is a scary experience.
People either repress their childhood or forget it as they grow up. But think back and remember your childhood. Everyone has a few memories of something scary that happened in their childhood — a time when they felt helpless or afraid. child’s play embrace this fear.
Inside will probably be one of the most uncomfortable horror movies you’ll ever see, keeping you on the edge of your seat. Inside is a movie about a stalker (Beatrice Dale), who decides to terrorize a pregnant widow (Alysson paradise) on Christmas eve.
The stalker breaks into the pregnant window lady’s home and tries to cut her baby out of her with scissors. The unnerving raw brutality of evil makes this a terrifying and prissy film.
“The Purge” (2013)
The purge is the first and arguably best film in The purge film franchise. It’s the scariest film in the franchise and a suburban nightmare.
The film is about how the American government sanctions 12 hours during which all criminal activity is legal. The film is scary because people distrust government and seems like something the American government might do in the future. It uses the fear of conspiracy theories and the little things that people do to themselves every day that could haunt them again. Cut that person off while driving? Rip off that person at the store? Things like that could kill you during the purge.
“The Strangers: Prey in the Night” (2018)
The Strangers: Prey in the Night is the continuation of The strangers and is very similar The purge. The difference is that they don’t invade houses to get revenge on someone. They only do it for fun.
This movie works because they are real people like this in the world. They kill people because they think it’s fun to do on a boring weekend. The scary thing is that some of these people could be your neighbors.
‘Paranormal Activity’ (2007)
Paranormal Activity is a small, low-budget independent film that became a surprise hit The Blair Witch Project. It was shot on a low budget so they had to be creative with the scares and it worked.
Ghost has long been creepy in horror movies, and Paranormal Activity does a great job of tapping into people’s fear of ghosts. It’s a scary movie to watch in bed at night when you’re at home. It harks back to the classic fear of ghosts.
“Don’t Breathe” (2016)
don’t breathe uses the fear of bad people doing things in the neighborhood and bad things that might happen in your neighbor’s house right under your nose.
don’t breathe is a film about three thieves from Detroit (Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette and Daniel Zovatto) who like to break into the houses of wealthy people. The thieves get more than they bargained for when they decide to break into a blind veteran’s home (Stephen Lang).
‘The Babysitter’ (2017)
Satanic Panic was an era in the 1980s and 1990s that terrified many Americans. movies like Helper Skelter and cobra frightened Americans; the fear of a shadowy government of satanists pulling all the strings behind the scenes, the fear of godless teenagers listening to metal sacrificing animals and then humans swept across America.
The film The babysitter resorts to the same fear when a teenager (Judah Lewis) Dream Girl Babysitter (Samara weaving) is a member of a satanic cult.
“When a Stranger Calls” (2006)
When a stranger calls is a reissue of the 1979 cult classic original. Both When a stranger calls and the original phone call Scream Film tap the same fear.
The fear is that someone was watching you and called to tell you about it. They might even be in your home. This is a scary fear because it’s such an invasion of privacy. The fear that someone is watching you and knows your number.
“Suburban Nightmare” (2004)
suburban nightmare is a dialogue-driven low budget dark comedy horror film. If low-budget, dialogue-oriented horror movies aren’t your thing, check out the classics Halloween or A nightmare on Elm Street; both last just over 90 minutes.
But if you like the creative way that low-budget, dialogue-driven horror films need to drive a story forward, give in suburban nightmare a shot. suburban nightmare asks, “What happens when married serial killers fall in love?” It’s not like they can get divorced; They have too much information about each other.
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