Most horror movies resort to ways such as creating sudden fear, creating mysterious spaces and intense violence to create fear and uneasiness in the viewers. Although such efforts have been successful over the years, some of the best and most influential horror films have added another ingredient to the formula: sadness and heartbreak.
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A collection of the most prominent horror movies They not only frighten the viewers, but also make them feel that the main characters of the film are truly endangered, exposed to harm and abuse. This mood is created through themes of deep sadness, devastating loss, and heartbreak.
While watching such films can often be a difficult and overwhelming experience, this genre of horror is definitely more durable than traditional slashers. It remains in the mind of the audience. Even the actors of such works are highly regarded and get a special place for appearing in these films. For example, Daniel Radcliffe, by playing the main role in the Gothic horror film "The Woman in Black", distanced himself deeply from the character of Harry Potter; Also, Nicole Kidman, who played the role of an overprotective mother in the horror movie "The Others" and had an outstanding performance.
Just like in the movie "The Others", many horror movies are sad through the relationship between parents and children. And the fear of parents about the dangers that threaten their children, create the emotional atmosphere of the film. But emotional and sad horror films are not limited to these works. In the following list, we have examined 8 sad horror movies that involve the emotions of their audience in different ways. There is
8- The Woman in Black
- Director: James Watkins
- Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer li>
- Made: 2012, UK, USA, Sweden, Canada
- Rotten Tomatoes Movie Rating: 66 out of 100
Daniel Radcliffe, in his first major role since the end of the popular Harry Potter film series, decided to completely change his direction and experiment with a bold presence in the horror genre. Radcliffe finished 2012 playing a lawyer named Arthur Capps in the gothic supernatural horror film The Woman in Black. The events of this 1906 horror film take place in remote parts of London during the King Edward era; Where a vengeful, evil and sinister spirit who lost a child in the past destroys children for revenge.
Radcliffe as Arthur fights the evil creature. This grueling struggle culminates in a heart-wrenching confrontation in which the Woman in Black targets the young Arthur and drives him onto the train tracks. An anxious father rushes to save his child and both are killed in an extremely tragic way by a passing train. In fact, the unfair fate of the kind lawyer and his innocent son inflicts a hard, sad and devastating emotional blow on the viewers of this horror film that will remain in their memories for a long time.
The movie "The Woman in Black" is the second adaptation of the novel. Suzanne Hill (a novel of the same name) has taken place. Once again, in 1989, a TV movie of the same name was made based on this author's novel, directed by Herbert Wise. This horror movie was a huge success at the box office and grossed over $130 million while it was made on a budget of around $15 million.
7- The Fly
- Director: David Cronenberg
- Actors: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz
- Product: 1986, USA li>
- Rotten Tomatoes Movie Score: 93 out of 100
David Cronenberg's 1986 sci-fi horror classic The Fly, a disturbing physical transformation A strange scientist narrates; A scientist whose experiment goes horribly wrong, causing him to slowly transform into a terrifying fly-like creature.
Cronenberg's 1980s film Freedom is a remake of the 1956 film of the same name. In Cronenberg's production, Jeff Goldblum stars as eminent scientist Seth Brundle, who falls in love with a brilliant science journalist named Veronica Quaife and works tirelessly on a teleportation device. It does.
When a housefly mistakenly finds its way into the fictional scientist's machine, Brundle's condition worsens and he soon becomes a terrifying monster. In response to this situation, Quaif is forced to do something unimaginable; He kills his life partner and true love at the end of this strange film and breaks not only his own heart but also the hearts of the viewers in the process. Watching the collapse of Brundle and the despair of him and Quaife (played wonderfully by Geena Davis) is truly heartbreaking and painful.
The story of the movie "The Fly" is based on a short story of the same name written by George Langlan. When the movie was released in 1986, it met with widespread support and praise from critics, and it had a very successful performance at the box office. In fact, "The Fly" has been called the greatest commercial achievement of David Cronenberg's career.
6- Dark Water
- Director: Hideo Nakata
- Stars: Hitomi Kuroki , Ryu Kano, Miri Oguchi
- Made: 2002, Japan
- Rotten Tomatoes Movie Rating: 81 out of 100
The 2002 Japanese horror film "Dark Water" tells the story of a divorced mother named Yoshimi Matsubara, who rents a creepy old apartment to live in and fights to keep custody of her six-year-old daughter, Ikoko. After the two move into their new home, the somewhat mentally unstable Yoshimi notices strange occurrences such as mysterious water leaks and images of a ghostly girl with long hair. "Dark" is based on the collection of short stories by Koji Suzuki (the author of the Ring trilogy) and depicts the struggles and efforts of a stubborn mother to gain custody of her daughter; At the same time, this woman has to face the psychological traumas of her childhood and her cruel ex-husband.
The end of this horror work is completely devastating and disturbing. Yoshimi shows that he is willing to make any kind of sacrifice to save his son's life. He showed the ultimate self-sacrifice and gave his life to the soul to protect his child. In fact, the intelligence of the film lies in the fact that the filmmaker has managed to transfer our concern and attention from the supernatural elements caused by the fate of a lost child to the natural fear of a mother who does not want to lose her child.
Three years. After the production and release of this Japanese horror film, an American version directed by Walter Sales with the same name was made as a remake of this Japanese film. This American remake could not repeat the success of the Japanese version and was not very satisfactory from the point of view of critics.
5- The Others
- Director: Alejandro Amenabar
- Cast: Nicole Kidman, Fionnola Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston Production: 2001, Spain Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 84 out of 100 /li>
The 2001 psychological horror film "Digaran" presents one of the greatest plot twists of modern cinema. Nicole Kidman plays Grace, a religious mother who raises her two photosensitive children Anne and Nicholas in an abandoned estate in England after World War II. As the trio adjust to their new home, they experience eerie dreams and paranormal activity. These events lead Grace to conclude that ghosts may be lurking inside the house.
In a terrifying plot twist, Anne and Nicholas make a heartbreaking discovery about their mother's true nature and their abandoned condition. This discovery shocks the audience surprisingly. After its release, the movie "The Others" was widely praised by critics, and Kidman's excellent performance was also admired by moviegoers. Renowned American critic Roger Ebert stated that the actor "manages to convince us that he is a normal person in a disturbing situation and not just in a standard hysterical horror film." It was the most influential horror of the 2000s; An English-language work but produced in Spain that shined in the Goya Awards (the most important national award for Spanish cinema) and won the best film award among the 7 Goya Awards it won. It was the first time that a film without a single word in Spanish managed to win this award. Apart from critical acclaim and awards, "Others" also brought its producers a huge commercial success. This film, which was made with a budget of nearly 17 million dollars, sold about 210 million dollars to give its creators a lot of profit.
4- A Quiet Place
- Director: John Krasinski
- Actors: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds
- Product: 2018, America
- Rotten Tomatoes Movie Rating: 96 out of 100
"A Quiet Place" is one of the most recent and successful horror movies are the history of cinema. A film that probably owes most of its success to a creative idea that is delivered without ropes and provides the possibility of influencing the audience.
"A Quiet Place" takes place in a post-apocalyptic atmosphere and tells the story of a family that lives during a strange time. ; In this era, sound-sensitive monsters have occupied the planet. This family must live in silence and the first and smallest sound can quickly face the most dangerous threats to their lives. The man and woman of the story, who have two children, face a crisis in the first minutes and lose one of their children during an attack. In this way, strong emotions start from the beginning of the story and are with the audience.
It is noteworthy that the film "A Quiet Place" almost without dialogue, not only remains a very exciting horror film, but also dynamic. It also deals with family relationships and carries the drama load of the work well. In the final part of the film, Lee (the father of the family) heroically sacrifices himself to ensure the safety of his family; The kind of ending that's sure to be emotionally lasting yet familiar for the whole family.
A Quiet Place was critically acclaimed and a huge commercial success. The film, which sold about 20 times its production budget, encouraged its producers to quickly include the plan of making a sequel for this film in their work schedule.
- Director: Ari Esther horrorfilm thatfocuses on members of the Graham family. After the death of their mysterious grandmother, the members of this family feel exposed to the sinister presence of unknown creatures and have dark images of the terrible events thatwill happen to them. Although the movie "Hereditary" is full of horrors and terrifying demonic forces, at its core it offers an analysis of a family thatis deeply affected by sadness, grief and trauma. At the same time, the film depicts one of the most shocking death scenes ever seen in a horrorfilm. It is difficult to shake the hand of a child who is being abused; Just as his spiraling descent into insanity caused by his guilt and anger towards his family cannot be ignored. The film was praised by critics, who found the film's emotions impressive and satisfying, along with its horroratmosphere. Hereditary is a masterpiece in its own right, like several other iconic horrorfilms thattake emotion and drama seriously. The film subtly reveals family traumas and then transforms these traumas into elements of horrorcinema in a mature and artistically engaging way.
- Director: Frank Darabont
- Actors: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Lori Holden
- Product: 2007, USA
- Rotten Score Movie Tomitoz: 72 out of 100
- Director : Yan Seung-ho
- Actors: Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jeong Yoo-mi
- Production: 2016, South Korea
- Rotten Tomatoes Movie Rating: 94 out of 100
May 2- (The Mist)
The 2007 science fiction horror film "The Fog" based on the novel of the same name by the King of Horror, Stephen King Was made. A group of actors including Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden and Laurie Holden played roles in this movie. The eerie story of the movie "Meh" tells the story of a group of residents of a small area; The city of Brighton, Maine takes shelter in a supermarket during a severe storm. While collecting the supplies, their surroundings are filled with an ominous mist in which Lovecraftian creatures (H.P. Lovecraft author of fantasy and science-fiction horror) are lurking, this situation leads to intense fear and high tension among everyone. gets involved.
The main character of the movie David (Thomas Jane) realizes in the final part that all hope is in vain and they will never manage to escape from the monsters. He shoots the young boy and his friends in an apparently benevolent act, but in the eyes of some audiences, it is bitter and cruel.
The main character of the film kills his loved ones to save them from a deadly and imminent terror. In a truly painful twist of fate, US Army troops arrive moments later, and David is devastated to realize that he has killed his loved ones for absolutely no reason. One of the darkest endings in the history of horror movies occurs in the movie "The Fog"; A work that has captivated the minds of millions of viewers since its publication and greatly affected their feelings.
1- Busan train (Train to Busan)
2016 Korean action horror film Busan Train Brave Efforts of a Father To protect his daughter, he portrays. These efforts take place along with the terrifying adventures inside a high-speed train traveling from Seoul to Busan.
The passengers of the train are faced with an apocalyptic situation caused by a zombie attack. Suan's father, Seok-woo, is a pessimistic man and extremely workaholic. He plans to bring his child to Busan to spend time with the daughter's mother and his ex-wife for the birth of his daughter. In this situation, a contagious infection that turns people into zombies has invaded the entire country and infected various people. Seok-woo must fight to keep his daughter safe from hordes of zombies and evil creatures.
The highly-thriller movie "Kissing Train" is full of terrifying zombies, amazing action and an emotional and touching look at the bond between father and daughter. Is. The sad and touching ending of this movie is very real and very surprising. This ending will surely bring tears to the eyes of even the most hardened viewers because it depicts in a unique way the unwavering and selfless love of parents for their children. In 2016, it was first screened at the Cannes International Film Festival. In the following months, the film was released in South Korea and managed to set a record attendance of more than 10 million viewers in the cinema halls of this country. This film was also commercially successful and with its budget of about 8.5 million dollars, it managed to sell more than 98.5 million dollars to be recognized as a very profitable horror film.
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