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Canadian filmmaker Kyle Edward Ball’s feature-length horror debut Skinamarink is currently one of the most talked about films after arriving on Shudder on February 2. The experimental horror flick is being touted by many as “the scariest film of all time,” while others find it puzzling and dull. Whatever your opinion, Skinamarink is igniting interest in the horror genre, and we have 7 recommendations to check out.

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Directors: Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez

Who’s in it: Rei Hance, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams, Jeffrey Donovan

Synopsis: “Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.”

Where to watch: Crave, Netflix, Prime Video, Tubi

Dementia (aka Daughter of Horror) (1955)

Director: John Parker

Who’s in it: Adrienne Barrett, Bruno VeSota, Ben Roseman, Richard Barron, Lucille Howland

Synopsis: “This film, with no dialogue at all, follows a psychotic young woman’s nightmarish experiences through one skid-row night.”

Where to watch: Tubi

Inland Empire (2006)

Director: David Lynch

Who’s in it: Laura Dern, Karolina Gruszka, Jeremy Irons, Kingsley Stewart, Justin Theroux, Harry Dean Stanton, Julia Ormond, Diane Ladd, Naomi Watts, Mary Steenburgen

Synopsis: “As an actress begins to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world becomes nightmarish and surreal.”

Where to watch: Prime Video

LandLocked (2021)

Director: Paul Owens

Who’s in it: Jeffrey Owens, Mason Owens, Paul Owens, Seth Owens

Synopsis: “Summoned to his soon-to-be demolished childhood home, Mason discovers a video camera that can see into the past, driving him to record as many memories as possible before the doomed house is destroyed.”

Where to watch: Prime Video, Roku

Lake Mungo (2008)

Director: Joel Anderson

Who’s in it: Talia Zucker, Martin Sharpe, Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Steve Jodrell, Tamara Donnellan

Synopsis: “Strange things start happening after a girl is found drowned in a lake.”

Where to watch: Apple TV, Shudder, Tubi

The Last Broadcast (1998)

Directors: Stefan Avalos & Lance Weiler

Who’s in it: David Beard, James Seward, Stefan Avalos, Lance Weiler

Synopsis: “A film crew ventures into the forest in search of the mythical ‘Jersey Devil’.”

Where to watch: Prime Video, Shudder, Tubi

Noroi: The Curse (2005)

Director: Kōji Shiraishi

Who’s in it: Jin Muraki, Masafumi Kobayashi, Rio Kanno, Kana Yano, Tomono Kuga, Junko Ishii.

Synopsis: “A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the ‘kagutaba.'”

Where to watch: AMC+, Apple TV, Shudder


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