Fresh (2022) starts out the way a regular rom-com does. A supermarket trip and you bump into a super charming, next-door crush kind of guy and you two just hit it off. But wait, Fresh isn’t a rom-com, it is a horror thriller. So would the story pan out nice and perfect? Not at all. Under the façade of a sweet and sensitive person, Steve was something worse than the worst of nightmares.
Giving no spoilers of it, in case you haven’t watched it. And If you have already watched it, you know the extent of cruelty and barbarity the film portrays. Here’s a list of similar movies that one can watch if Fresh fell into their preferred genre:
Get Out (2017)
Directed by: Jordan Peele
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, and Catherine Keener.
The movie revolves around an African American photographer, Chris, and his white girlfriend, Rose. The couple decides to go on a weekend getaway and meet Rose’s family. Initially, Chris took the weird behavior of the family as their attempt to make him feel included, however, as the events unfolded he got sure of the fact that something sinister was cooking up there. The hypnosis, auction of Chris’s picture, creepy behavior of the housemaid and groundskeeper, everything points toward chaos, a brutal and barbaric one.
The Invitation (2015)
Directed by: Karyn Kusama
Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman, and Emayatzy Corinealdi
Will gets an invitation to a dinner party from his ex-wife Eden and her new husband, David. Reluctant at first, Will accepts the invitation and takes his girlfriend Kira as a date. Apart from Will and his girlfriend, some other friends were invited as well. But what was to be a regular friends get-together took an unprecedented turn when Will started feeling something odd.
The Stepfather (2009)
Directed by: Nelson McCormick
Cast: Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Penn Badgley, Amber Heard and Jon Tenney
Michael Harding comes back from military school and finds out that his mother has a fiancé, David, who is already living with his family. Though David gave out a pleasant vibe at first, his actions are constantly pointing towards something sinister, like installing locked cabinets in the basement. Is he what he is portraying himself to be or there are more dangerous aspects to his story?
Crimson Peak (2015)
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, and Jim Beaver
The story is set in Edwardian Era England and follows Edith Cushing, an American heiress, and writer who can sense the presence of ghosts and spirits. Edith meets Sir Thomas Sharpes of England and there started a budding romance. A few meetings later, the couple married and Edith moved to England with Thomas and his sister Lady Lucille.
But is it as simple as it looks? The Sharpes have their own sets of secrets buried deep under and Edith will try her best to uncover the dark mysteries.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Directed by: Tim Burton
Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Jayne Wisener
Johnny Depp is one of the most versatile actors and that quality of his is very much visible in the film. The story follows Sweeney Todd, a barber on Fleet Street, London, and his ground floor neighbor and a pie-baker, Nellie Lovett. But Todd wasn’t always Todd. He was Benjamin Barker and was falsely accused and then exiled from the country. Barker’s vengeance brought him back to London where he comes as a killer in order to take revenge of his wife and ruined life.