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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 28: Joaquin Phoenix attends the premiere of Warner Bros Pictures "Joker" on September 28, 2019 in Hollywood, California.

Maybe you are not much of a fan of Slasher movies but you would still like to op some popcorn, break out the Halloween candy and kick back and watch some movies that will put you in the Halloween Spirit.

Here are 5 movies that I suggest you check out. They should get you in the Halloween Spirit in a disturbing creepy way.

  • 5. The Batman

    The Batman sees Batman, who has been fighting crime in Gotham City for two years, uncover corruption while pursuing the Riddler ( Paul Dano), a serial killer who targets Gotham’s elite. The movie takes inspiration from the Batman 13 issue limited series comic book The Long Halloween. This explores Batman’s early years and Detective side. It also draws inspiration from some Alfred Hitchcock films, Seven, Saw, Silence of the Lambs, and more. Once you see it you will see the other inspiring moments. It is a very dark Batman movie which I love! I am a huge fan of Christopher Nolans Batman trilogy but wow Matt Reeves Batman played by Robert Pattinson is in my opinion how Batman’s stories and Batman himself should be portrayed. I saw it in Imax and was blown away. The acting, the story, the way it’s filmed, the brutal fight scenes, the soundtrack, the villains, and Batman’s gadgets are a perfect formula to get you in the Halloween Spirit. Check out the deleted Joker Scene from The Batman on youtube. It is definitely not the Joker we are used to. The new Joker is just Nasty! He will be in the next Batman movie that already has a green light from Warner Brothers. I can’t wait!!

  • 4. Joker

    Ok.. yeah, I know another comic book character movie. But this is not your ordinary comic book movie by far. It’s a psychological thriller that takes place in the ’80s and draws its inspiration from films of Martin Scorsese, particularly Taxi Driver (1976) and The King of Comedy (1982), who was initially attached to the project as a producer. The film loosely adapts plot elements from Batman: The Killing Joke (1988). This Joker movie is a slow burn of Arthur Fleck’s descent into madness and becoming the Joker. Joaquin Phoenix won an Oscar for his performance and it is one of his best ever. There are some brutal and disturbing scenes and Arthur’s descent into madness and becoming the Joker makes this a perfect Halloween Movie. Stop Clowning around and check it out!

  • 3. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade is one of my all-time favorite movies. I know people that are like some of the characters in this movie. Not like the main character Karl, but like all the other characters in this movie. The actors definitely nail the parts. I know people like this from growing up in North Florida and believe me they are everywhere in the rural areas. Hell.. my family is like some of the characters. So moving along here, Sling Blade is about Karl Childers an intellectually disabled Arkansas man whose parents raised him abusively. He has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 because of having murdered his mother and her lover with a sling blade. Karl befriends a young boy and his mother who is shacked up with her Alcoholic, Abusive, Bully Boyfriend Doyle ( played brilliantly by country music star Dwight Yoakam). Doyle is a close-minded arogant Ass who picks on the boy and Karl and his own friends. Eventually, Karl has enough, and I’ll leave that right there. Watch Sling Blade to find out how Karl handles the situation with Doyle. It is quite disturbing and brutal and a perfect movie for the Halloween season. Mmmm Hmmm.

  • 2. 8 mm

    My wife and I saw 8 mm when it was in the theaters back in 1999 and I remember vividly that when we got in the car after the movie we stared straight ahead and were both like daaaamn that was a very disturbing movie.8 mm is one of those movies that sit with you a few days after you see it. 8 mm neo-noir psychological thriller, stars Nicolas Cage as a private investigator who delves into the world of snuff films. Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare, and Anthony Heald appear in supporting roles. Private investigator Tom Welles is contacted by Daniel Longdale, attorney for wealthy widow Mrs. Christian, whose husband has recently died. While clearing out her late husband’s safe, she and Longdale find an 8mm movie that appears to depict a real murder of a girl, but Mrs. Christian wants to know for certain. Welles is instructed by Longdale and Mrs. Christian not to reproduce the snuff film in any way, and to not tell anyone else about the investigation. Tom Wells’s investigation through the Snuff Film world produces disturbing and horrific things that make this a perfect Halloween flick.

  • 1. Seven

    Another one of my all-time favorite movies. I saw Seven for the first time when it was released in theaters and this was another movie that sits with you for a while. It’s Disturbing as Hell! Seven has aged well too. I can not tell you how many times I have watched this movie since it was released in theaters in 1995, but it is a lot. Seven is Directed by one of my fav Directors David Fincher also known for other creepy and disturbing films Zodiac, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Game, and the Mindhunter series on Netflix. It Stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey, and John C. McGinley. The film tells the story of retiring and dispirited Detective William Somerset (Freeman), who partners with Detective David Mills (Pitt) to hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives This movie is full of disturbing, creepy, and horrific things and the ending will blow you away. If you want to watch just one non-slasher movie this Halloween I highly suggest you choose Seven.

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