8

While ostensibly a horror, because the mystery is explained early on and the main villain is so sympathetic, you could also see 8 as a supernatural drama. Set in 1970s South Africa, Mary is an orphan living with her aunt and uncle, as they move back to their family farm. There she meets Lazarus, a wandering man with a kindly disposition, and the two strike up a friendship. But there is a dark evil in this place, and it draws both their lives into its design.

The plot follows that of a traditional ghost story, but with in a manner stylistic enough to keep the audience engaged. The performances are strong, especially that of Tshamano Sebe playing Lazarus, who infuses the character with such tragedy and vulnerability that it warps the good versus evil binary that such a straightforward ghost story should tell.