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Still from 'Daughters of Lucifer."

6 Terrifying Nollywood Horror Films to Watch This Halloween

Nollywood takes horror to a whole other level, of course.

There are few things in this world more mindlessly entertaining than a Nollywood film. Add horror into the mix and you're in for a spooky—often unintentionally—funny viewing experience, replete with references to juju, low-budget special effects portraying demonic spirits, and intensely hyperbolic performances.

What's even better about Nollywood horror films, all shenanigans aside, is that sometimes, they can actually be pretty scary—just ask any Nigerian child growing up in the late 90s and early 2000s—often considered the heyday of the genre—who was brave enough to watch.

READ: The 20 Best Nollywood Films of All Time

Nollywood horror films encompass all that's unique about the Nigerian film industry, wrapped into cynical cinematic treats. With today being Halloween, it's the perfect occasion to indulge.

From recent titles to occultic-themed classics, here are 6 Nollywood titles available on Youtube for your viewing pleasure.

For more Nollywood flicks revisit our lists of the 20 Best Nollywood Films of All Time and 10 Nollywood Love Stories on YouTube That Will Make You Feel Good About Your Love Life.


Feast of Horror and Juju

The title of this film tells us pretty much all we need to know.

Karishika

This 1996 Nollywood classic kept many children up at night back in the day and, honestly, it's still spooky in adulthood.

The Cannibals


What could be scarier than a flesh-eating human? Well a lot of things I'm sure, especially considering the fact that this film makes it look kind of entertaining. This one stars none other than the hilarious Charles Okocha.

Blood Sisters

This Nollywood classic starring Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade will teach you that no one can be trusted, especially not blood sisters who are literally after, well, your blood.

Diamond Ring


Another classic horror film. The moral of the story here is: don't steal kids, it's likely not worth a ghost haunting you for the rest of your life.

A Ghost in My House


There's your typical "haunted house" and then there's the "haunted house on steroids as seen in a Nollywood film." This is that.

News Brief
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Sudan Declares State of Emergency, As Military Dissolves Transitional Government

As the North African country edged closer to democracy, Sudan's military has seized power.

Sudan's military has seized power over the North African country, arresting multiple civilian leaders, including the current Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The power-sharing, unstable coalition, called the Sovereign Council, was created as a transitional government after the fall of dictator Omar al-Bashir in 2019, in an attempt to move towards a democratic Sudan.

The Sudanese public has been split in recent weeks as groups protested for a military-run state, while others pushed for a civilian lead, democratic nation. Last week, the Prime Minister vocalized his plans towards a full transition to civilian rule, and his plans to have that body in place by November 17, echoing the voices of thousands of Sudanese demonstrators who showed up in hoards to demand that the promise of Sudan's pro-democracy movement be honored. But on Monday the PM and multiple government ministers and officials were placed under arrest, resulting in Sudan's top general's declaring State of Emergency.

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said in a televised statement, "To rectify the revolution's course, we have decided to declare a state of emergency nationwide… dissolve the transitional sovereign council, and dissolve the cabinet." His statement came as soldiers fired live rounds at anti-military protestors, outside of the army headquarters in the capital.

Internet services were cut across the country around dawn and the main roads and bridges into Khartoum shut, before soldiers stormed the headquarters of Sudan's state broadcaster in the capital's twin city of Omdurman, the ministry said. After months of rising tensions in the country, army and paramilitary troops have been deployed across the capital city, Khartoum, with the airports and internet access being shut down. As a result of the coup, hundreds of protestors have taken to the streets, demanding the return of a civilian ruled and the transitional government, the BBC reports.

Demonstrators have spread to a number of Sudanese cities including Atbara, Wad Madani, and Port Sudan, and more are expected to attend the call for action. "We will not leave the streets until the civilian government is back and the transition is back," protest attendee Sawsan Bashir told AFP. While demonstrator Haitham Mohamed says, "We are ready to give our lives for the democratic transition in Sudan."


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