If you like “Saw” or “The Hunger Games,” try “Would You Rather.” This 90-minute thriller puts a dark twist on the middle school party game by asking the same basic question: Would you rather?
This time though, it’s not a stomach ache from eating that tuna fish sandwich on moldy bread with mustard and chocolate sauce that’s on the line. It’s a fortune. Enough money to save the person you love and live comfortably for the rest of your life.
Would you rather kill a stranger or walk away with nothing? Starring Brittany Snow (“Pitch Perfect”), this movie is sure to make the most confident person question their core values.
If you like Cabin in the Woods or “Shutter Island,” try “Enter Nowhere. Three strangers meet at an abandoned cabin in the woods after getting stranded in traffic accidents.
The movie is literally one plot twist after another. It’s got sci-fi, time travel, Nazis, and a hot Colton Haynes lookalike dressed like Dean Winchester (you’re welcome ladies). It keeps the audience guessing, right up until the very end.
If you like “Cabin in the Woods” or “House of Wax,” try “No Tell Motel.” A retelling of the tried and true “group of 20-something friends get abandoned on a roadtrip and end up in a creepy/haunted/abandoned location (cabin/hotel/gas station/asylum/whatever else they can dream up).
Although somewhat predictable (down to the girl who was pathetic during most of the movie being the only one to survive), this movie is nevertheless worth the watch as it does have its own unique twists, including a guy doped up on morphine, rather than marijuana, and characters watching the past unravel instead of telling ghost stories.
What’s really haunting about the scenes the characters each see is that it reflects what they’re on going though in their lives. Clocking in at just under 90 minutes, it’s the perfect addition to your “Reasons We Should Never Actually Go On That Roadtrip We Always Talk About” movie marathon.
If you like “Chernobyl Diaries” or “Devil’s Pass,” try “YellowBrickRoad” (yes it’s all one word). In 1940, the residents of Briar, NH walked out of town and up a mountain trial for no apparent reason. Most of them were never seen again, and of those that were, only one was alive.
Seventy years later a team of adventurers follow their path, hoping to solve the mystery. Along the way the team is slowly driven to madness by 20’s jazz music that has no detectable source, except possibly, the mountain itself.
Movies about people slowly going insane are rarely exciting, and this one was no exception. It was very draggy, considering it was only 90 minutes long, however, it was still well executed in the fact that everything made sense and all the loose ends were tied up.
If you like “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Bloody Mary,” or “Candy Man,” try “Smiley.” Much like “Bloody Mary,” “Smiley” will appear behind people and kill them if the person they are talking to types “I did it for the lulz” three times.
He is so called because he sewed his eyes shut and carved a smile into his face. While this movie seems cliche, stick it out until the end. Even if you think you got it figured out, you probably didn’t.