The Monstrous Mundane


‘Oculus’ [Credit: Relativity Media]

Horror movies are famous for scaring audiences using an array of fictional monsters, but some are clever enough to take it that one step further and mold the mundane into something truly nightmarish. Whether it’s inanimate objects, natural bodily functions, or even our own family members, the mundane is made all the more horrifying by its inescapable nature. These are the things that lurk in the everyday and, unlike many horror villains, they are all too real.

In this Movie Pilot piece I list seven examples of movies that monsterized the mundane. What is the most ordinary thing a horror movie has made you fearful of?


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