Top 5 Scary Movies You Need To Pray Before Watching

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Hello horror fans, and welcome back to the
scariest channel on YouTube – Top 5 Scary Videos – and I just wanted to say, before
we jump on in to our usual horrifying diatribe – thank you all to our recent subscribers
and dedicated steadfast fans of all things horror, as we meander our way through this
strange, weird and creepy world. It means a lot to have you all here, so thank
you. Also – we’re looking for a collective noun
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pick a winner. Scary — People. I don’t know. Anyway – as always, I’ll be your host Jack
Finch – as today we fire up the dusty old projector – and peer through the pulpit – as
we take a look at the Top 5 Scary Movies You Need To Pray Before Watching. Roll the clip. Be it the Buddha, Yahweh, Allah, Odin, Brahma
– or the omnipotent presence of the universe itself, there are some horror movies out there
with such demonic tones that you need to say a prayer or two just to get through them. Well, let’s take a look. Before we do that though – you know the drill
by now – hit that thumbs up button and the subscribe bell so you can stay up to date
with our latest and greatest uploads. Kicking off at Number 5 – The Hallow As you may know – I’m a huge proponent for
British horror – mainly because, the only thing we’ve really got to do over there
is look out at a grey sky through a rainy window, and – well, it makes for some pretty
terrifying horror cinema. No more so than in 2016’s – The Hallow,
written and directed by Corin Hardy, the man recently responsible for The Nun. Also, if you’re a fan of Game of Thrones,
then this film stars both Joseph Mawle AKA Benjen Stark – AND Michael McElhatton AKA
the brilliantly moroes Roose Bolton. Great stuff. The Hallow plays out as a folklore tale of
old – a family from the city, a newborn baby – and malevolent creatures out in the deep
dark woods with strange, twisted intentions. It’s also a breath of fresh air from the
cookie-cutter creature feature that we see in modern cinema – and the departure from
full-blown CGI – with instead using old school practical effects, made for some terrifying
on screen moments, bringing creatures from Irish folklore to a nightmarish reality. Coming in at Number 4 – The Omen. Ahhhh – jeez – this film. Admittedly as I get older, the impact of The
Omen becomes less and less – but there’s not denying that Damien Thorn AKA the Antichrist
himself is one of the most demonically fear-inducing kids to have ever stepped on screen, and the
first time you see his twisted little smile is something that you’ll never forget. Here is wisdom, let him that hath understanding,
count the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man and his number is 666. Pretty metal, right? Well in essence that’s what Richard Donner’s
1976 onscreen demonic onslaught really is – it’s a religiously charged meandering
tale that drags us along through the hallways of hell on Earth. Now, I’m talking of the wider franchise
in this case – because the original film, starring Gregory Peck, is a much more subtle
and creepingly quiet beast. The strange, spacious audio track. The wide, lingering shots – and an absolutely
terrifying performance from a four-year-old Harvey Spencer Stephens. I wouldn’t necessarily advocate saying a
prayer before you watch this film – but I wouldn’t tell you not too, either. Swinging in at Number 3 – The Wailing Oh man is this film good. South Korean cinema just can’t seem to make
a bad horror film – and at the top of that pile is The Wailing, written and directed
by Na Hong-jin. In essence, this film is about spiritual belief
– and the inner conflict of the soul. It weaves differing, competing threads of
spiritualism throughout – shamanism, ritualistic sacrifice and christianity – boiled down further,
good and evil – angels and demons. Which one ends up on top? Well, if you watch the film you’ll find
an answer of your own. What you will find though, is an occult masterpiece
into the weird world of Korean folklore. This film does a pretty stand up job at keeping
you on edge throughout its lengthy two and a half hour runtime, feeding you tiny scraps
of narrative right up until the very end. Also, we haven’t even talked about the murder-demon-zombies,
or the exorcism – or the cave scene. Yeah, I really don’t want to ruin this film
for you if you haven’t seen it – but take it from me – it’s worth the nightmares. Coming in next at Number 2 – The Babadook. Are you terrified of creepy, shadow monsters
that lurk behind your wardrobe door? Then please – sit down in a dark room and
watch The Babadook – a 2014 Australian psychological creature-feature from Jennifer Kent. I say creature feature in the loosest sense,
because – guys, seriously, what the hell is The Babadook? I still don’t know – and it’s got me pretty
shook. That in essence, is the success of this film
though – the fear of the unknown, the strange – otherworldly sense that you get as a child,
trying to fall asleep – in a bleak, unfamiliar house. It blends the supernatural with the surreal
– with a pinch of Native Australian folklore to boot. Plus – also, if you’re a fan of the kid
fighting back against the monster, then you’ll be thrilled at six-year-old Samuel played
by Noah Wiseman who absolutely steals the show. I appreciate that people have tried to find
further meaning in this films plot – its ending in particular, and while I think that there
are wider cinematic elements that tie this films plot together – without all of that,
it’s just a gut-wrenching, knees weak – palms sweaty kind of horror movie. You know – the best kind. It’s a suspenseful, slightly-off story about
confronting their darkness that lies within. And finally, at our Number 1 spot – The VVitch You know what? I get it if you don’t like this film, I
understand the criticism that it received – but let me tell you, you’re wrong – because
this film is possibly the most unnervingly – unexplainably – brilliantly strange piece
of horror cinema of recent times. It ticks every box on my list, and I’ll
tell you why. This film is impossibly bleak. It plays like something forbidden – something
that we just shouldn’t be watching, a glimpse into a long, forgotten world where the Devil
reigns. It begins with the banishment of a New England
family in the 16th century – where we briefly get a glimpse of Colonial-Era society and
a newly found North America – but that world is soon shut off, and all we’re left with
is the woods – and the witch. Seriously, this film does so much with so
little that it’s testament to Robert Eggers, the director and writer – as this was his
first debut film, and he’s fastly becoming my favourite horror filmmaker, so keep your
eye out. Again, I really don’t want to spoil this
film for you – but if you laugh at the idea of being terrified of a goat, then let me
introduce you to Black Phillip. Unfortunately folks – that’s all we’ve
got time for in today’s video – if you’ve got any horror recommendations, then make
sure to leave them in the comment box down below. Cheers for sticking around horror fans – it’s
been a pleasure, never a chore. As always, I’ve been your host Jack Finch
– you’ve been watching Top 5 Scary Videos – and until next time, you take it easy.

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