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11 Must-Watch Horror Films to Scare Away COVID-19

By Chen Shun  /  25 Feb 2020 (Tuesday)

Asking 'What are you most afraid of?' on the street these days and the answer invariably seems to be COVID-19. Nonetheless, life needs to go on and what better way to get your mind off with some cathartic release. Don’t miss out these 11 horror films coming your way in the next two months which will definitely get your adrenalin going.

Brahms : The Boy II

20 Feb 2020
Language: English
Director: William Brent Bell
Cast: Katie Holmes, Christopher Convery, Owain Yeoman, Ralph Ineson

A young family moves into the Heelshire Mansion. Their son, Jude finds and befriends a porcelain life-like doll. Soon after, the family plunges into chaos and they slowly find out that there is a dark history behind the doll.

Brahms : The Boy II is currently showing in cinemas.

Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship

21 Feb 2020
Language: Hindi
Director: Bhanu Pratap Singh
Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar

The movie Bhoot is based on a true story in Mumbai. A couple was tasked with removing an abandoned ship from where its docked. The job will not be as easy as it seems as evil creatures start to haunt the couple once they were aboard.

Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship is currently showing in cinemas.

Rasuk 2

27 Feb 2020
Language: Indonesian
Director: Rizal Mantovani
Cast: Nikita Willy, Ahmad Megantara, Asri Welas, Sonia Alyssa

Isabella, a medical student that is going through her internship, is born with a "sixth-sense". Even if she tries to ignore it, things still come her way. During one incident in an autopsy room, the corpse starts to pester her for help.

Ratu Kala Jengking

27 Feb 2020
Language: Malay/Bahasa Indonesia
Director: Bade Hj Azmi
Cast: Cast Mas Khan, Firman Siagan, Eyra Hazali, Fauziah Nawi, Fizz Fairuz, Nadia Brian

Due to a mysterious disease, Siti’s face became disfigured beyond recognition. She was even shunned by the villagers and her lover, Awang. Will Siti find out the cause of the disease and overcome the ordeal to reunite with her lover?

The Invisible Man

27 Feb 2020
Language: English
Director: Leigh Whannell
Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Trapped in an abusive relationship, Cecilia escaped successfully with the help of her loved ones. Not long after, Cecilia’s ex commits suicide and left behind a hefty inheritance for her. As a series of eerie events start to turn lethal for those around her, Cecilia’s sanity is being questioned as she tries to prove that she is haunted by someone others can’t see.

Gretel & Hansel

05 Mar 2020
Language: English
Director: Oz Perkins
Cast: Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw, Charles Babalola, Sophia Lillis, Loreece Harrison

The world-renowned fairytale of Gretel & Hansel tells a story of a pair of siblings struggling to survive by desperately searching for food and work but only to find the darkest evil in the woods.

Howling Village

05 Mar 2020
Language: Japanese
Director: Takashi Shimizu
Cast: Ayaka Miyoshi, Ryota Bando, Renji Ishibashi, Masanobu Takashima

In Japan, there is a famous folklore called Inunaki Village. Our protagonist, Kanae is a psychologist who is born with the ability to sense and speak to spirits. Soon, she finds herself involved in the legend of the Inunaki Village when her brother and his girlfriend get to close for comfort in the Inunaki Village.

Aiyai: Wrathful Soul

12 Mar 2020
Language: English
Director: Ilanthirayan Alan Arumugam
Cast: Pennyanne Lace, Tahlia Jade Holt, Kabir Singh

When tragedies happen to those around Kiran, it confuses everyone. As things happen one by one, Kiran starts becoming more and more erratic. Little does he know there is an unknown spirit latched onto him. How will Kiran free himself or will he succumb to the spirit’s influence?

A Quiet Place Part II

19 March 2020
Language: English
Director: John Krasinski
Cast: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Djimon Hounsou

In "A Quiet Place Part II" the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.

UPDATE on 13 Mar: A QUIET PLACE PART II will be shifted in light of the recent situation. A new release date will be advise once confirmed.​

Baba Yaga

 26 Mar 2020
Language: Russian
Director: Svyatoslav Podgaevskiy
Cast: Maryana Spivak, Svetlana Ustinova, Aleksey Rozin

A family moved to a new apartment in the suburbs of the city. While there, they hired a nanny to look after their newborn daughter. Soon the older boy, Egor, finds the hired nanny to be very strange but his parents do not believe his words. One day, Egor who is returning home finds no trace of the nanny and his sister. What’s worse, his parents seem to have forgotten that they have a daughter. With the assistance of his friends, they go on a search to only find a dark truth.

Signal 100

26 Mar 2020
Language: Japanese
Director: Lisa Takeba
Cast: Kanna Hashimoto, Keisuke Higashi, Riku Ichikawa

A class of 36 high school students are suddenly plunged into a death game. Different signals will hypnotise students into committing suicide. Will any of the students survive this cruel ordeal?

​Do any of the movies tingle your horror sense? Let us know in the comments below!

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