Today we will talk about 5 surprisingly good horror movies to watch on OTT Platforms. Horror is a niche genre, yet film industries come out with numerous movies in this category every year. The reason being there is a small but dedicated audience that swears by these kinds of movies. No matter they are scared but they still make it a point to watch these movies religiously. What is it that appeals to us to the very emotion of being scared out of our wits; absolutely terrified and downright horrified?
Instead of answering that question, we are going to present to you some movies that we feel will do a surprisingly good job at scaring you. So, here you go, some of the scariest underrated movies out there-
South-Korea has a reputation of producing some brilliantly crafted movies like Parasite, Oldboy and Train to Busan. One such movie is The Wailing, directed by Na Hong-jin and starring Kwak Do-won, Hwang Jung-min, Chun Woo-hee. Even though it was a box-office success, The Wailing never reached the kind of mainstream fame the other movies achieved.
Without giving too many details, here is the plot synopsis- in order to save his daughter, a police officer investigates a series of unexplained killings and illnesses in the remote Korean village of Gokseong. The true horror in the story is centered around the risk of these illnesses.
Released in 2016, the movie is now available on Amazon Prime Video to Indian viewers, for streaming.
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There exist many versions of this movie, but the original Thai version is the one we would recommend. A supernatural horror-movie, it was directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom and stars Ananda Everingham, Natthaweeranuch Thongmee, and Achita Sikamana.
The plot revolves around a couple- they find mysterious shadows and faces in the images he, a photographer, captures- they soon discover that it might be someone connected to their past.
Released in 2004, the original Thai version is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video. If you are not interested in watching this version, there also exists English (Shutter), Hindi (Click; starring Shreyas Talpade), Telugu (Photo), and Tamil (Sivi) remakes.
The best-known movie on this list, The Platform is a Spanish social science fiction-horror film directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, and stars Iván Massagué, Antonia San Juan, Zorion Eguileor, Emilio Buale Coka and Alexandra Masangkay.
Soon upon release, the movie received attention for its unique concept and plot- it is set in a “Vertical Self-Management Center”- a tower of sorts. Its residents are fed through a platform which allows topmost residents to pick and choose their food whereas those in the lower floors get the leftovers. This ultimately leads to conflict- and forms the rest of the story.
Released in 2019, the movie is available to viewers on Netflix.
Unlike The Platform, Netflix didn’t go all out to promote His House as much as they should have- which is why it remains so criminally underrated. Released in 2020, the movie falls under the horror-thriller genre and tells the story of a refugee family from South Sudan who shift to an English town- only to find out there exists a greater horror underground.
Written and directed by Remi Weekes, the movie stars Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu and Matt Smith. It is available for streaming on Netflix.
In our list of 5 surprisingly good horror movies to watch on OTT Platforms, we have ‘The Pact’ as the last one. The Pact is a supernatural horror film directed by Nicholas McCarthy and starring Caity Lotz and Casper Van Dien. It was released in 2012, and tells the story of a woman who tries to discover what led to the disappearance of her sister and cousin; while simultaneously dealing with the recent loss of her mother, with who she had a problematic relationship.
The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and has received generally favorable reviews. A sequel- The Pact 2– also released in 2014. The movie is available for steaming on Zee 5.