Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Director: Roman Polanski

Actors: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Ralph Bellamy, Maurice Evans

Based on the Ira Levin novel of the same name, a young wife and her actor husband move into an apartment building with a reputation. As time goes on, the wife, Rosemary, starts to suspect that their kindly old neighbours are not quite what they seem.

XX (2017)

Directors: Jovanka Vuckovic, Annie Clark, Roxanne Benjamin, Karyn Kusama

Actors: Melanie Lynskey, Natalie Brown, Christina Kirk, Kyle Allen, Breeda Wool, Peyton Kennedy

An anthology of four short stories, all directed by women. In The Box, a child suddenly and completely loses his appetite. In The Birthday Party, a woman struggles to prepare for her daughter’s party after a disturbing discovery. In Don’t Fall, a group of four friends camp in the wrong place. In Her Only Living Son, we see an alternate future to a classic horror story.

Annabelle: Creation (2017)

Director: David F. Sandberg

Actors: Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman, Lulu Wilson, Talitha Bateman

Annabelle: Creation is a prequel to Annabelle, though it can be enjoyed without seeing the latter.

12 years after a terrible personal tragedy, the Mullins couple opens their home to a group of orphans. A strange place becomes even stranger after one of the girls enters a forbidden room and rouses an evil that’s been locked away.