Movies that Show us Evil Comes in the Most Surprising Packages

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There are certain movies that show evil has a way of sneaking in without you even realizing it. This type of horror is sinister in the most unexpected ways, invading the most sacred and safest of spaces – whether your home, or even worse, your mind. Whether it enters through a stranger you’ve never met, a person from your past, or something as innocent as a child – evil always manages to find a way in. And it doesn’t ask for an invite. So here are some movies that invade in the most unexpected ways and haunt our imaginations long after they’re over.

The Gift

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Sometimes evil finds a way in through a person from your past. The Gift centers around a couple, played by Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall, who have just moved to a new city to start a new life. All is going well when a man from the past tries to reconnect with them persistently, despite the fact that the ship has sailed. The stranger’s mysterious intentions slowly begin to unravel as secrets of the past come to the surface, making us question who’s to blame for everything that goes horribly wrong. This is one dark thriller you don’t want to miss.

The Strangers

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There are few things more terrifying than a home invasion. The Strangers made a splash with this intense film, amping up the suspense like never before as an unsuspecting couple gets terrorized in their home by a group of masked strangers. The film doesn’t just keep us at the edge of our seats, but raises questions few of us are willing to ask ourselves – how far are we willing to go to survive? Get The Strangers and two more horror flicks to keep you up at night as part of our mix and match.

Unfriended: Dark Web

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Unfriended: Dark Web shows us how the darkest corners of the Internet can reach much further than just a screen. The movie centers on a group of friends whose regular video chat meetings get hijacked by a group of dark web hackers. They take a path down the dark web that they never wanted to and see unspeakable acts they never could’ve imagined. And unfortunately, there is a high price to pay. This is one dark journey that’ll keep you up for days to come and make you think twice about what you search for online.


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No one expects evil to come through something as innocent as a child, which is what makes Mama so unnerving. When two girls are discovered abandoned in the woods, their uncle and his girlfriend take them in to help them them overcome their past trauma and try to live a normal life. But it isn’t long before they realize that when they brought the sweet girls into their homes, they also brought in a sinister spirit too. What’ll it take to save the girls and save themselves?

These movies have shown us that home invasions come in in the most unexpected ways. So what happens when evil is invisible? See what it takes to survive in The Invisible Man.

Need more nightmare fuel? Check out these other terrifying films in our Mega Sale.