22 Horror Movies for Snow Days *all available on Netflix right freakin' now!*
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A promising surgical student drops out of school after a traumatic event and gets caught up in a black market for extreme body modification. Expect wit and gore but not jump scares. This is one of my personal favorites. Watch the trailer here.
2) The Taking of Deborah Logan
Do you like occult films but feel like you’ve seen everything the subgenre has to offer? Try The Taking of Deborah Logan. The film follows a group of students making a thesis documentary about Alzheimer’s. Naturally, things take a dark turn and we find that nothing is as it seems. This made my Best of 2014 list. Watch the trailer here.
3) The Damned
How do you destroy an entity that can’t be destroyed? Watch the trailer here.
If you’re more into laughs and camp, you might like Stitches. In this slasher horror-comedy, a crude, sloppy clown comes back from the dead to exact revenge on the people who killed him during a freak accident at a children’s party. Watch the trailer here.
5) Cabin in the Woods
A group of friends goes on vacation to a cabin in the woods… AGAIN. Same old slasher movie you’ve seen a million times before? Uh, not quite. Find out who’s behind the scenes making this trip a complete nightmare. Nothing is what it seems at this cabin… and nothing is a coincidence. Another one of my personal favorites- a movie specifically for horror fans who like to poke fun at horror archetypes. Watch the trailer here.
A masked killer stalks and kills the high schoolers of a small town. A group of friends realizes that in order to survive they must follow the rules of typical horror movies. It might sound generic, but it’s very self-aware and witty. If there is ever a chance for me to recommend Scream, I will. This is one of my favorites of all time (yeah, seriously!) Watch the trailer here.
A young woman seeks to exonerate her brother after he is released from a mental rehabilitation center, where he had been kept since childhood for allegedly murdering his father. What does she attempt to prove? That a mirror was responsible for the strange events and murders that took place in the homes of its owners, including their own. It’s really great but be warned the it has a non-linear narrative film structure, meaning scenes jump back and forth between present day and flashbacks. This made my Best of 2014 list. Watch the trailer here.
8) You’re Next
Another film that takes the slasher genre and turns it on its head. A well-to-do family comes together for a weekend to celebrate the mother’s and father’s anniversary. What’s supposed to be a fun celebration turns into a nightmare when the family realizes they are being hunted down. Find out why when you check out this unique, surprisingly funny, gory slasher. This made my Best of 2013 list with a tie for first place. Watch the trailer here.
9) The House of the Devil
A babysitter realizes her clients have a strange, dark secret. This is a slow-paced film with a 70s or 80s look. Not everyone will be into that, but it’s really good if you make it through the slow parts. Watch the trailer here.
A young woman contracts an STD… or so she thinks. Watch the trailer here.
11) The Innkeepers
During a hotel’s final days of being open, two employees seek to reveal its haunted past. Along the way, they experience some strange, creepy events. This film is made by Ti West, the same person who made The House of the Devil. It’s also slow-paced, but it’s good if you make it through the slow parts. This movie is pretty funny, so it makes the slow parts more bearable. Watch the trailer here.
12) All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
A group of high school friends invites the nerd-turned-hottie to a weekend getaway at a summer house. Of course, things go wrong and people end up dead but nothing is as it seems. Watch the trailer here.
13) Witching and Bitching
A group of thieves are trapped in a town full of witches by a coven. This film is hilarious, witty, and tons of fun. It’s in Spanish, but don’t let subtitles scare you away from great movies! This movie made my Best of 2014 list. Watch the trailer here.
Women seeking a more youthful look turn to a rather unsavory remedy to do the trick. This movie is foreign, so there will be subtitles. It will creep you out and it will gross you out. Watch the trailer here.
15) We Are What We Are
This slow-paced, gothic-style film follows a family preparing for a secret ritual. The last 5 minutes are worth the build-up. Watch the trailer here.
If you’re looking for a more cerebral type of movie, give Proxy a try. Essentially, the film follows three parents who have lost children. It’s gory, unique, and definitely keeps you guessing. You’ll think you have it all figured out, but you’ll probably be wrong. This made my Best of 2014 list. Watch the trailer here.
17) The Snowtown Murders
Based on a true story, a teenager falls in with his mother’s new boyfriend and his group of neighborhood watchmen who use murder and torture as a means of protecting their neighborhood. It’s pretty graphic and violent, so it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but Snowtown really is worth the watch. Watch the trailer here.
After The Village and The Happening, did you lose all faith in M. Night Shyamalan? Sit down and watch Devil, a murder mystery that takes place almost completely in a stuck elevator. It’s creepy and fast-paced. Watch the trailer here.
19) Alyce Kills
Alyce accidentally (“accidentally?”) kills her friend and subsequently delves into a world of sex, drugs, and murder. It’s cerebral, it’s badass. Watch the trailer here.
20) Kill List
A former hitman takes on a new job with a promise of a big payoff. It seems like a normal job at first, but things get darker and darker. It builds up suspense, so there aren’t really many jump scares. Watch the trailer here.
21) The Conspiracy
Friends making a documentary about conspiracy theories decide to infiltrate the ritualistic gathering of a secret society. Watch the trailer here.
22) The Haunting
This haunted house-themed remake is only on this list because it’s the first horror movie I ever saw in a theater and because I didn’t want to end the list at 21. I have a soft spot in my heart for it. Watch the trailer here.
The windows of the flat are frosted over by the snow falling
thick and fast on Baker Street. The city beyond is still and quiet, everyone
lured back into the comfort of their warm, dry homes, the entire world, it
seems, pausing to hold its frozen breath, but the little world inside 221B
spins on. A fire blazes hot and bright in the hearth to stave off the chill, and the
evening’s plans for dinner at Angelo’s and a bit of adventure have–derailed by
the snow–given way to a quiet night in, bundled up in thick, fuzzy blankets
and the apricot glow of each other’s company.
John and Sophia huddle together and watch telly on one end
of the sofa, the flickering images painting them in cool blues and greens and
whites that mix with the golds and tangerines of the firelight to set them
ablaze in technicolor swirls. John is nestled against the arm, his bare feet
propped on the coffee table, Fee curled up against his side, her deep blue eyes
so very like John’s peering out from between the soft blanket pulled up to her
nose and the mess of golden tangles atop her head, while on the other end of
the sofa, Sherlock takes advantage of the unexpected down time to catch up on
reading articles in some of John’s recent medical journals, his back propped
against the arm of the sofa and his feet pulled up under him, angled so that he
can see John and Fee when he looks up between paragraphs, this tableau of his
happy little family warming him in a way he once would never have thought
It’s been five years since Fee came into their lives and
four and a half since John first became his. Sherlock never could have
anticipated any of this, that his life would change when John walked into Barts
that day, that he would fall desperately in love with this remarkable and
beautiful and unfailingly good man, that their shared love for this amazing
little girl would be the thing that finally got them to admit their love for
one another, that he of all people would end up with a husband and a daughter
and almost more love than he can bear, rather than the solitary life he had
always assumed and on occasion been told he would have. In moments like this,
he still can’t help but wonder at exactly how he ended up here, certain that he
must have stolen someone else’s life by mistake, that it isn’t possible that
he’s found this much love and happiness, that he doesn’t deserve it even if it
somehow really is his.
“Daddy” Fee says suddenly, her voice muffled through the
blanket covering her mouth. “Why does Charlie Brown pick that tree? I would
have picked one of the purple ones.”
John chuckles. “I know you would have,” he tells her. He’s
quiet for a long time before he answers her question, staring unseeing at the
fire as he thinks of what to say, his words coming out gentle and warm when he
finally speaks. “I think Charlie Brown picked that tree because it’s unique.
It’s not like all the other trees.” He smiles tenderly and turns to catch
Sherlock’s eye, and Sherlock’s heart clenches at the love that he can see
there, at the love he can hear running through John’s words like a current.
“Other people might not see it that way–they might think it’s weird or not
good enough, but Charlie knows better. He knows it’s special, beautiful even.
And that the tree needs him, just as much as he needs it. So he takes it back
home and tries to make it feel as special as it is, to make other people see
that it’s special, too.”
The corners of Sherlock’s eyes prickle, and he tries to
swallow down the thick ball of emotion in his throat. Even after all this time,
the strength of John’s love still manages to surprise him. Perhaps, he thinks,
even an entire lifetime of it wouldn’t be enough to get used to it. John lifts
his arm from where it’s curled against Fee and rests it along the back of the
sofa, and Sherlock threads his fingers together with John’s. The moment spools
out, still and simple and sincere, coiling around Sherlock’s chest and binding
him tight until he feels swaddled by its comfort and warmth.
“Do you think the tree was lonely?” Fee asks, looking up at
John, whose hand tightens in Sherlock’s as he looks back at her, a complicated
mix of emotions on his face.
Sherlock squeezes John’s hand and then untangles their
fingers so that he can slide closer, scooting against Fee’s side and squeezing
her between them. He ruffles a hand absently through her hair while sliding the
other along the back of the sofa to the nape of John’s neck. “I think it was,
Fee,” he says softly, drawing John’s gaze back to him and holding it
meaningfully. “It was very lonely, but it didn’t even realize it, not until
Charlie Brown came along.”
Sherlock thinks of all the nights he spent not knowing that
the dark feeling sticking to his ribs and filling up his lungs, turbid and
viscous and dank, was unbearable loneliness, only discovering how thick and
deep it had become when John came along to siphon it all away and let the light
in again. He gazes at John, looking back at him with quiet, steady affection,
at Fee watching him in innocent wonder, and he knows that even if he had never
imagined that this is where he’d end up, it is absolutely where he is meant to
be. His face breaks into a smile, small but not lacking in genuine joy, and
lets his love for this man, for his family, shine through every pore.
@itana-007 and I decided to challenge ourselves in an attempt to improve our drawing skills. This is for practice and to have fun. Please feel free to join in! Any type of art is encouraged.
30 Day Art Challenge!
Here are the prompts for September!
Day One : Smiling
Day Two : Blushing
Day Three : Chibi
Day Four : Animal Ears
Day Five : Ice Cream
Day Six : Dancing
Day Seven : Cooking
Day Eight : Umbrella
Day Nine : Snow Day
Day Ten : Movie Night
Day Eleven : Holding Hands
Day Twelve : Matching Outfits
Day Thirteen : Stargazing
Day Fourteen : Sports
Day Fifteen : Funny Hats
Day Sixteen : Dinner Date
Day Seventeen : Selfie
Day Eighteen : Sad
Day Nineteen : Water Fight
Day Twenty : Pets
Day Twenty-One : Music
Day Twenty-Two : Fort
Day Twenty-Three : Chores
Day Twenty-Four : Sleeping In
Day Twenty-Five : Park
Day Twenty-Six : Games
Day Twenty-Seven : Scared
Day Twenty-Eight : Working
Day Twenty-Nine : Moving In
Day Thirty : Dress-up
For easy reference, we will be using the tag #OTP Art Challenge September 2017
(this is an animated gif actually but somehow its not moving??and i dont know why..ok,obviously it has to be really really small in order to move :/ so sorry that its so pixelated but i had to resize it to 10% of the pictures actual size..)