Men (2022) Following a personal tragedy, Harper (Jessie Buckley) retreats alone to the lush English countryside, hoping to find a place to heal the pain that accompanies her. But something or someone seems to materialize from the surrounding woods and begin to haunt her. What initially is an underlying anxiety soon turns into a real nightmare, inhabited by her memories and her darkest fears that take shape in the new disturbing horror of the visionary director Alex Garland which will arrive in cinemas from 25 August.
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Midsommar – The village of dannati (2019) From writer-director Ari Aster (Hereditary – The roots of evil) comes a journey into the heart of darkness, when an American couple, Dani and Christian (Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor), find themselves unexpectedly catapulted into a world of mysterious and dangerous primitive cults, during a vacation with their friends in a bucolic and hidden Swedish village.
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The skin of Satan (The Blood on Satan’s Claw) is a 1970 film directed by Piers Haggard. In a 17th-century English rural village, a farmer, Ralph Gower, discovers mysterious remains while plowing a field. He warns the local judge, but when he accompanies him to the place where he found the remains they have disappeared. The judge then fails to take into account Ralph’s strange fears.
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Red blood graine (Children of the Corn) is a 1984 film directed by Fritz Kiersch, based on the short story Children of the Corn by Stephen King. A young couple travels through the streets of Nebraska and hits a boy, who turns out to be already dead before the impact with the car. With the aim of informing the authorities of the incident, the two arrive in the small town of Gatlin. Later it will be discovered that all the adults of the town were killed, by the local children themselves, in the name of a god called “He who walks among the wheat”.
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Apostle (2018) We are in 1905. Thomas Richardson reaches a distant island to save his sister, kidnapped by a mysterious religious sect that demands a ransom in exchange for her release. Soon the members of the sect will regret having provoked this man, now determined to uncover the secrets and lies on which their organization is founded.
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In the tall grass (In the Tall Grass) is a 2019 film written and directed by Vincenzo Natali. The film is based on the 2012 short story of the same name by Stephen King and Joe Hill. When they hear the cries of a little boy lost in the tall grass, Becky and her brother Cal decide to go to his aid but are trapped by a sinister force that disorients and separates them. Cut off from the world and prisoners of the oppressive grip of the place, they soon realize that in that field it is better to be lost than found.
The Deserters – A Field in England (A Field in England) is a 2013 film directed by Ben Wheatley, set during the English Civil War.
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1922 is a 2017 film written and directed by Zak Hilditch. The work is a film adaptation of the 1922 short story, written by Stephen King and included in the anthology Dark Night, No Stars.
The great inquisitor (Witchfinder General) is a 1968 film directed by Michael Reeves. Played by Vincent Price and Ian Ogilvy, it is dedicated to the figure of Matthew Hopkins.
Ken Russell’s Lair of the White Snake (1988). During an excavation, the young Scottish archaeologist Angus Flint finds a giant skull that seems to belong to a snake of extraordinary size.
The ritual (The Ritual) is a 2017 film directed by David Bruckner, based on the novel of the same name by Adam Nevill. A group of four friends – Phil, Dom, Hutch and Luke – set out on a hike and into Sarek National Park in northern Sweden to honor their friend Rob, who was killed six months earlier. After Dom trips and injures his knee, Hutch consults the map and decides on an alternate route through the woods, but the group begins to encounter unexplained phenomena, including a gutted moose and runes carved into trees.
The Villagand is a 2004 film, directed and written by the Indian American director M. Night Shyamalan. The film is set in Pennsylvania, in a 19th century American village surrounded by a forest that appears to be infested with monstrous creatures.
The Wicker Man is a 1973 film directed by Robin Hardy starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt and Britt Ekland. The story centers on Neil Howie, a police sergeant who travels to Summerisle Island in search of a little girl whose inhabitants deny the existence. Howie, a devout Christian, is disgusted when he discovers that the islanders practice a form of Celtic paganism.
The Witch (2015) In this terrifying film by Robert Eggers, ancient concepts such as witchcraft, black magic and demonic possession are brought together in a whole new way, to tell the intimate and fascinating story of the frightening breakdown of a family in wild New England. of 1630, in the cast Anya Taylor-Joy
The Woman in Black is a 2012 film directed by James Watkins and starring Daniel Radcliffe, a film adaptation of the gothic novel The Woman in Black by the British author Susan Hill, published in Italy by Polillo publisher. This film is a remake of the 1989 English film of the same name
The Devil Rides Out is a 1968 film, directed by director Terence Fisher and based on the novel The Baptism of the Devil by Dennis Wheatley,
Kill List is a 2011 film directed by Ben Wheatley. When a British soldier returns home from Kiev, he finds an old friend who convinces him to become a commissioned murderer with him. His troubled past of him comes to the surface as the man begins to lose control at work, and as the principals up the ante.
November is a 2017 film written and directed by Rainer Sarnet, based on Andrus Kivirähk’s 2000 novel, entitled Rehepapp ehk November. In the nineteenth century, in a village in Estonia inhabited by supernatural creatures, a peasant woman falls in love with a boy, who however dreams of the daughter of a nobleman. Both try to use mythic powers to conquer the object of their love
The chosen oneo (The Wicker Man) is a 2006 horror film directed by Neil LaBute. It is the remake of Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man (1973). In the cast Nicolas Cage and Ellen Burstyn
The Sleepy Hollow Mystery (1999) is a 1999 film directed by Tim Burton, loosely based on the short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. The protagonist is Johnny Depp, flanked by Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson and Christopher Walken