The thing that makes horror movies really scary is when you actually feel like whatís happening in the movie could happen to you. We all use technology, so thereís potentially nothing scarier than when tech decides to kill us.

What better way to get your Halloween frights than with these terrifying movies where the technology is the biggest threat? After watching these films, youíll be afraid of TVs, cellphones, computers, spaceships, and all kinds of technology. So much so that you might just find yourself choosing to live the simple life.

Unfriended


Itís hard to find a horror movie more into technology than this one. It literally starts off with a screen capture of a character watching a YouTube video, and it then shows all of the characters making Skype calls while using Apple Messages and Facebook. And it stays that way for the whole movie, which is something you just donít see in todayís world of CG (Computer Graphics) and special effects.
While not the best movie youíll see this year, itís an interesting film, and itís definitely different than anything else out there in the wide world of horror flicks.

Of course, thereís a reason the characters are using all of these social networks and services, and that makes sense as the film goes along. After watching Unfriended, the next time you get a message from some random stranger online, you just might think twice about answering it.

The Ring


The Ring is easily one of my favorite horror movies. Itís about a VHS tape that causes you to die when you watch it. Itís based on the Japanese film Ringu, and while that version is a little scarier than the U.S. release, this one will still send shivers down your spine.

Sure, you probably wonít find a random VHS tape sitting around any more, but you might find a thumb drive, DVD, or even a smartphone that could play a video that somehow leads to your untimely demise.
Next time you sit down in front of the TV to watch something, if you see a creepy looking girl crawling towards the screen, Iíd highly advise you to get up and calmly run out of the room screaming your head off.

Event Horizon


This movie is a classic when it comes to technology and horror. Heck, itís a classic in terms of horror in general, and it sits squarely on the list of must-see movies for anyone who is a fan of the genre.
It starts out like a standard sci-fi flick, with a distress call from the starship known as the Event Horizon, leading our cast of characters to investigate. From there, it shifts from being pure science fiction to being future technology-fueled horror movie, and itís definitely one that will scare you.

Thereís something really twisted about taking a movie that feels like it should be in one genre and mashing it into another. It leaves you feeling uneasy, and who knows, it might just make you distrust every other sci-fi film you watch. Star Trek might not seem so innocent after watching Event Horizon.

One Missed Call


Have you ever received a weird call on your cellphone? Have you ever received a call from your own phone number? Itís creepy, and itís hard not to feel a little uncomfortable when it happens. Sure, you know itís probably just a telemarketer using a call spoofer, but what if itís something more sinister?

Thatís what the plot of One Missed Call is all about. When people get a certain call, they get killed. That leads our main character to investigate, as sheís next on the list. In a lot of ways, the plot is similar to The Ring, but it takes some interesting twists, and while itís not exactly the best movie Iíve ever seen, itís definitely creepy, and it hits home thanks to us all owning phones.

Untraceable


Technically, this is more of a thriller than a horror movie, but itís still quite creepy, and it features many of the tropes that youíd expect to see from a horror movie. Basically, the plot is that a serial killer sets up webcams viewing his victims and broadcasts it to the Internet. The more people who watch the video, the sooner the killer ends their lives.
Itís made to look like torture-porn in places, so in spite of not being a true horror flick, it definitely feels like one.

Some film critics love this movie, some hate it. Personally, Iíd rate it as ďaverage,Ē but the premise is interesting, and it did make me feel uneasy on several occasions, and thatís really all you can ask for from a movie meant to be watched around Halloween. Check it out for yourself, and next time you see a weird video online, think about what could be connected to the other side.

Stay Alive


This movie is about a killer video game. Itís all about a Resident Evil-like survival horror game where the characters die in real life in the same way they do in the game.
Everyone remembers that terrifying shot in the first Resident Evil game where the zombie slowly turns around and looks at the camera with a blood-covered face. Now imagine that zombie popping out of the game and into the real world. Thatís basically what this film is all about.

Iím not going to sugar coat it, this is not a very good movie. However, it still has a lot of entertainment value. In fact, itís arguably so bad that itís actually good. It might make you think twice before you pop in your copy of Resident Evil or Amnesia.
There are a lot of scary video games out there, and theyíll be quite a bit more terrifying after you sit through Stay Alive. If you can sit through the whole thing, obviously.

Technology Is Scary!

After watching these horror flicks, you might just find that you have a whole new fear of technology. That innocent computer on which youíre reading this article might just be the scariest thing youíve ever seen. Especially when it morphs into your worst nightmare.