Christina Shanahan
Oct 08, 2016 @ 8:15 am

It's October, which means that if you're anything like us, you're trading outdoor activities for a cozy seat in the movie theater once nighttime hits. If you're craving an indie thriller, allow us to suggest Under the Shadow, a drama set in post-revolution 1980s Tehran. In the film, Narges Rashidi plays a young mother struggling with the realities of raising her daughter in a war-torn area when a mysterious paranormal force begins to take over their home. "This film is important to me because it blends a really powerful moment in Tehran's history with a unique story of otherworldly happenings," Rashidi tells InStyle. To gear up for Halloween—the season for all things spooky—we asked Rashidi to rate the scream factor of some classic horror flicks.

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Watch the video above for Rashidi's picks, then catch Under the Shadow in select theaters now.

Rashidi is wearing Haider Ackermann by Styling: Sophia Costima; Hair: Charlie Taylor; Makeup: Devra Kinery.

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