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Practical Magic (1998)
Two witch sisters like to avoid their magical family history at all costs. This includes falling in love. Why, you may ask? Because unfortunately for them, any fool that falls in love with them faces an untimely death. You would think this would stop them from dating, but one sister likes to walk on the wild side, no matter the cost.
14. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Who dunnit!?! Bring on the Halloween murder mystery party! This campy murder mystery movie has all the trimmings of one in the classic genre, but a modern, fun twist. After Harlan Thrombey, a wealthy mystery writer, dies at his 85th birthday party, his greedy, dysfunctional family (made up by an all-star ensemble cast) tries to uncover what happened — while fighting for the family fortune.
7. Signs (2002)
The Coens have always had one toe in the horror camp (Fargo, Blood Simple). Barton Fink from 1991, though, is their most sustained exercise in creepiness: John Turturro is the playwright holed up in a hotel trying to write a film script, and John Goodman the over-friendly guy in the next room. Digital platforms (£)
9. The Sixth SenseThe Sixth Sense $3.99+
Okay, this movie is *definitely* on the scary side, but nothing you can’t handle. Just a few jump scares and a general feeling of unease throughout the film until you get to the twisty ending—FYI, if you already know the spoiler, it’s still a great watch .
3. MiseryMisery $4.99
This movie is definitely an underrated one, and Kathy Bates serves up a performance you’ll never forget. A few jump scares and plenty of suspense, I recommend watching this film with a stress ball on hand.
I remember staggering out of this when it was released in 1988, sideswiped by its shattering final scene. No spoilers here, but this Dutch-produced study of a man spending years searching for his girlfriend after she disappears is really something else. Not to be confused with the unforgivable remake, with Jeff Bridges and Kiefer Sutherland. Digital platforms (£)