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Zoë’s film recs

I decided that I would make a film recs list because I watch a lot of movies and thought that it would be nice to share them. Some are a bit obscure, whereas others are well-known. There are 70+ films, categorized by genre and alphabetically. Enjoy!






anonymous asked:

Do you have any film recommendations about people in or joining a cult?



  • Scientology - Leah Remini’s A&E series, Going Clear, My Scientology Movie, Scientology and Me, The Secrets of Scientology
  • FLDS - Sons of Perdition, Prophet’s Prey, Banking on Heaven, 
  • Jonestown - Paradise Lost, Deceived: The Jonestown Tragedy, The Life and Death of the People’s Temple, Jonestown (PBS) 
  • Manson Family - The Man Who Killed the 60s, Six Degrees of Helter Skelter. If you like Podcasts, You Must Remember This did a great series on Charles Manson (and is a great podcast that does other topics if ur not into true crime)
  • Branch Davidian’s - A New Revelation, Waco: The Rules of Engagement, Waco Siege (these are more about the disastrous fallout w/ the FBI but I had to shoutout to my hometown cult lol)
  • Aum Shinrikyo - A (1998), A2 (2001), The Last Podcast on the Left has a great series about this (and a ton of other cults). Their humor is very like shock jock bro-y though, so def. not for everyone. 

Other misc documentaries: Tickled (this is technically not about a cult…. but it’s about a rich dude who sets up “tickle cells” to make tickle fetish porn and it’s fucking crazy!!!!) Jesus Camp, Inside Story: Heaven’s Gate (BBC Doc), The Source Family, Holy Hell, God Willing, The End of the World Cult, Fear is the Master, Death of the Solar Temple

Narrative films about cults: Martha Marcy May Marlene, The Master, Red State, Children of the Corn, Ticket to Heaven, The Sacrament

Here are 31 films I consider to be great horror films. I tried to make the list as diverse as possible, featuring stories from all forms of horror. I also attempted to make this list nearly free of typical Halloween favorite list mainstays (Sorry Freddy) and have more lesser known or celebrated titles. It’s October 4th, so I guess you’re behind already. This list isn’t in any particular order, so have fun. Happy Halloween!

Oh, and some content warnings: many of these films contain graphic violence and gore and in some, sexual violence. Watch at your own risk etc. Each film has it’s trailer linked to it, so take a gander and see what sticks!

  1. Safe (1995)
  2. Inside (2007)
  3. Burnt Offerings (1976)
  4. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
  5. Cure (1997)
  6. A Tale Of 2 Sisters (2003)
  7. Candyman (1992)
  8. Under The Shadow (2016)
  9. Sisters (1973)
  10. Eve’s Bayou (1997)
  11. Trouble Every Day (2001)
  12. The Brood (1979)
  13. 3 Women (1977)
  14. Let’s Scare Jessica To Death (1971)
  15. Compliance (2012)
  16. Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
  17. May (2003)
  18. The Fits (2016)
  19. Ganja & Hess (1973)
  20. Hush (2016)
  21. Ginger Snaps (2000)
  22. Don’t Breathe (2016)
  23. Possession (1981)
  24. White Dog (1982)
  25. Fatal Attraction (1987)
  26. Happy Birthday To Me (1981)
  27. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)
  28. Hausu (1977)
  29. The Skin I Live In (2011)
  30. Ms. 45 (1981)
  31. Under the Skin (2014)