#horrorking31recommends Part 4
The Entity: this 1980 horror film, starring Barbara Hershey, is one of the most intense and, at times, disturbing films that I've ever seen. A woman is plagued by a malevolent force, which continuously violates her, causing her physical and emotional harm. The score, coupled with incredible special effects, makes this one a must see.
Franklyn: I had assumed this film would be a forgettable piece of garbage but it's actually really beautifully done. Slightly weak on script, the film nevertheless offers a brilliant visual experience, gothic in style and tone, with some excellent performances from the cast.
Kingdom of Heaven: I'm not sure why this Ridley Scott movie is so severely overlooked. With an array of excellent actors, flawless direction, action packed scenes, and beautiful cinematography, this film is a must watch. Set during the Crusades, Scott takes us into the conflict between Christians and Muslims, offering us a surprising insight into the historical context.
A Man Escaped: a film about a man breaking out of prison. Basic in premise, the film is nevertheless INCREDIBLE. The director knows how to capture and hold the audience's attention, and he expertly keeps us riveted through brilliant set designs, a clever script, and an intriguing lead character.
A Dark Song: this film takes a more psychological approach in regards to witchcraft and the occult. We are introduced to these elements by a grieving mother, who is very relatable and empathetic. The performances in this movie are out of this world, and visually it makes for an incredible viewing experience.