Sometimes a night in with the girls is just what the doctor ordered. A movie marathon coupled with takeout pizza and a few of your favourite drinks is the perfect way to wash away the stresses of the week.
A recent survey by Ladbrokes Bingo found that 58% of women agreed that a night in with the girls watching movies is much better than a night out on the tiles. Rather than watching romantic comedies or dramas however, why not scare yourself witless with some of these horrifying films?
This Alfred Hitchcock classic, featuring one of the most famous scenes in cinema ever, will both terrify and educate. A lesson in perfecting horror, this film is a must-see for any horror lovers.
This is the film that made a star of Sigourney Weaver and proved that women can be as strong and tough as men. Full of jump-out-of-your-seat shocks and a fine example of gore without CGI, this sci-fi classic is not for the faint hearted.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Known for its shocking conclusion as much as it is for the scary scenes, The Sixth Sense is as much of a drama as it is a horror. Bruce Willis is brilliant as the lead actor and Haley Joel Osment is brilliantly creepy.
The Exorcist (1973)
Even cited by critics at the time as a future horror classic, The Exorcist was so shocking at the time of its release that cinemas showing the film had to provide sick bags for the audience. This is the film that sparked a whole new level of horror in cinema.
The Saw franchise may have spawned many sequels but none match the original. Testing your stomach strength is the aim of the game, while underneath the gore is a very clever critique on human nature.
The Others (2001)
This horror film, starring Nicole Kidman, won several awards for the brilliant acting and shocking surprise ending. Creepy and psychologically challenging, it’s a fantastic film which mixes horror and drama superbly.
Interview with a Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in the kind of role you’ve never seen them in before, Interview with a Vampire is as sexy as it is creepy. Forget about Edward and Bella; these vampires are the original and the best.
The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
This film is a reboot of the original German production released in 1977 of the same name, and sees Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron take the leading roles. With plot points focussing on religion, mental health and vanity, this is a complex film with a dark edge.
Considered by many to be one of the scariest films of all time, Poltergeist is another brilliant example of the work of Steven Spielberg. Part fairy tale, part modern horror, it’ll scare you and compel you in equal measure.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
The film features brilliant performances by some world class actors and as such is one of the best adaptations of Bram Stoker’s terrifying novel to date.