For my third entry in this series i will recommend Grace. Like with the other recommendations, this is available for streaming on netflix. The plot summary is this
After losing her unborn child, Madeline Matheson insists on carrying the baby to term. Following the delivery, the child miraculously returns to life with an appetite for human blood. Madeline is faced with a mother’s ultimate decision.
This is one of the most unsettling, disturbing movies i’ve seen recently. What made this movie stand out to me was how it built a unsettling, disturbing atmosphere. This mainly comes through Madelines efforts to keep the child alive despite the obvious effect it is having on her own health, both physically and mentally. This is communicated rather effectively through 3 main elements. The first is a phenomenal performance by the lead actress.
I will admit at first her performance wasn’t grabbing me, but during the later half she managed to impress me. She created a fascinating yet painful portrait of a women who is trying to keep it together but obviously falling apart. It might remind some people of Km Basinger in 9 1/2 weeks.
The second element is great use of makeup. you can literally see how her body is suffering along with her mind through the ordeal. Together these 2 elements make the movie extremely uncomfortable to watch. The last element is a unique visual style. While i can’t say for sure what about it works so well, it definitely helps keep the movie creepy.
That combined with effective gore creates one of the scariest movies i’ve seen in a while. This is not for the faint of heart at all, but if you really want to get freaked out for Halloween i highly recommend tracking this one down if you can.
Edit- After reading Novroz’s comment i have decided to include some pics from the movie