What are you afraid of the most? Snakes? Height? Water? Does an object or scenario lead you to have strong frights and aversions, resulting in panic and paranoia? You’re not the only one who feels this way. Millions of people throughout the world suffer from a variety of phobias. As it turns out, this fear has been exploited in a slew of Hollywood and Bollywood productions. Here are eight films to avoid if you suffer from any of these fears, and eight films to watch if you want to confront your fears full on.
1. Phobia (2016)
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At the center of this Indian psychological thriller is Mehak, an artist who suffers from acute agoraphobia, which causes the sufferer to be terrified of entering open or crowded spaces or leaving their house. Radhika Apte portrays Mehak. After being sexually assaulted by a cab driver, Mehak acquires the phobia. After much effort, she eventually becomes convinced that an evil entity has infiltrated her house.
2. Trapped (2017)
An employee of a Mumbai contact center, Shaurya (Rajikummar Rao), mistakenly locks himself in his high-rise apartment for a week, and the story centers around him. He needs to find a way out because he has no access to food, water, or electricity. On the surface, Trapped appears to be a straightforward thriller about an average person who is pushed into an unusual position and must then find the strength to overcome the odds that are placed before him. Rao, on the other hand, allows the spectator to feel the misery of his character while also dealing with cleithrophobia and monophobia (fear of being alone).
3. The Birds (1963)
ornithophobia and a bucolic Californian village are the focus of The Birds, the final Alfred Hitchcock film (fear of birds). After an accidental encounter at a pet shop in San Francisco, wealthy socialite Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) and lawyer Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) struck up a friendship. When Mitch sent Melanie a pair of lovebirds as a gift for his younger sister, Melanie decided to hand deliver them to Bodega Bay, California. A bird swoops down on her as she rides a boat to Mitch’s house and injures her forehead. Thousand-bird attacks on the town are expected to increase in frequency and severity.
4. Arachnophobia (1990)
It begins in the rain woods of South America, where a dark comedy-horror film is set to begin with. arachnids discovered by an entomologist on a Venezuelan tepui One of the expedition members is killed by the spider, which then takes a ride to California in his coffin. The arachnid becomes hybridized with a domestic spider upon arrival. After then, it begins to lurch everywhere, from shoes to toilet bowls, before killing locals one by one. In addition to the creepy-crawly scares, the film also has a lighthearted tone. The Hollywood Pictures label’s debut release was Arachnophobia, from the Walt Disney Studios.
5.The Descent (2005)
Your worst fears of being trapped in a small space will be awakened by this British horror film about six ladies on a cave trip. Sarah, Juno, and Beth meet up with other cavers for a spelunking trip in a cabin in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. The following day, the group climbs to the cave and descends. A short path that the women had to move through suddenly collapsed behind them, entangling them. A series of ever-increasing battles against humanoid entities ensues.
6. Snakes on a Plane (2006)
No points for guessing that this American thriller relies heavily on ophidiophobia for its narrative (fear of snakes). Snakes on a Plane’s title and cast, which included Samuel L. Jackson and Julianna Margulies, garnered a lot of attention despite the fact that it was bordering on gimmicky. It all kicks off with the account of FBI agent Jackson, who is on his way from Hawaii to Los Angeles to accompany a key witness in a criminal prosecution. Crate of venomous serpents is purposely released by an aboard assassin in order to kill the witness. All hands on deck as he, the crew and a few passengers band together to fight off the slimy menace. Chaos reigned from top to bottom.” More than 450 snakes were utilized in the making of the movie to represent 30 different snake species, and practically every possible method of death from a snake contact was explored.
7. Buried (2010)
A claustrophobic and disturbing environment is carved out for Paul Conroy in Buried, a psychological thriller. Insurgents kidnapped him and buried him in a coffin in Iraq, where he awoke to find himself in the casket for ransom. He discovers a cigarette lighter, pen, and cell phone after escaping his shackles. This one-man show is driven by Ryan Reynolds.
8. Contagion (2011)
Gwyneth Paltrow stars as Minneapolis businesswoman Beth Emhoff, who comes home from a business trip to Hong Kong with a minor cough. Her health begins to deteriorate as soon as she arrives home to Matt Damon (Matt Damon). A quick examination by medics does not save her; she has already passed away. Kate Winslet and Jude Law also star in the film, which centers on the fake MEV-1 virus, which goes on to kill 26 million people worldwide. Mysophobia (fear of germs), mass hysteria, contamination OCD, vaccination fear, social phobia, anxiety disorder, and funnily enough, our current pandemic-induced predicament are all tapped into in Contagion.