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Nine Horror Movies that will Completely Freak You Out

Below are nine horror movies which are ideal for a scary friends night out

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We may boast in front of our friends by expressing our unabashed love and thrill for horror movies, but the truth is that the spooky atmosphere and the sudden appearance of ghost do freak us out. Yet, we love to watch them. Our weekend is incomplete without a bucket of caramel popcorn and a bunch of friends accompanying us in watching horror movies. With the winter approaching, the breezy weather pokes you to buy a Horror DVD and make plans with your friends. Below are nine films which make up to an ideal scary night!

List of 9 Best Horror Movies of All Time:

  1. The Exorcist (1973)
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Exorcist

The Exorcist is an American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin. The movie is touted as the scariest motion picture ever. At the time of its release, it was received positively by the audience and the critics. The story revolves around a girl, who starts acting strangely. Her mother seeks some medical help; only, later is she informed that the girl might be seized by the devil. Exorcism is performed on her daughter.

2. Shutter (Thai) (2004)

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Shutter

This movie has the capacity to frighten the hell out of you. It revolves around mysterious images being seen in developed pictures. The film was an immense box office success making it one of the greatest horror movies of Thailand. It was really well recognized worldwide. One of the best horror movies of all time.

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3. The Conjuring Series (2013-2016)

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Conjuring

The thing which makes a scary movie even scarier is the fact that the depiction is based on a real life story. Yes, that’s true! The recreation of the horrifying events the families go through in the haunted houses will give you goosebumps. The film depicts a fictional take on the real-life cases of the paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren which makes it one of the best horror movies of all time.. The franchise mainly consists of two films in the main series- The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2.

4. The Insidious Trilogy (2011-2015)

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Insidious

You cannot sleep alone after watching this. The chilly and frightening atmosphere in all the three parts will not let you take off your blanket! The film is directed by James Wan and has been received very well by the audience and the critics.

5. The Silence of the lambs (1991)

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The Silence of the Lambs

Even if you’re not a big scary movie fan, you need to watch this one to credit Anthony Hopkins’ tremendous acting. Many people fell into it and started believing that he was a cannibal. To clear the rumors, he had to make a public announcement that he has really never eaten human flesh and will never do so in the future.

6. Sinister and Sinister 2 (2012 and 2015)

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Sinister

The Sinister series is a real favorite for the horror film fans. The kids in the movie can give you nightmares with the spooky atmosphere they create. The series’ story was really well appreciated by the audience. This must definitely be added to your to-do list.

7. Dead silence (2007)

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Dead Silence
The film revolves around a young widower who has come to his hometown to seek answers for his wife’s murder which may be related to the ghost of a dead ventriloquist. The movie received mixed reviews. For its unusual turn of events, it must be added to your horror movies list.
8. Annabelle (2014)
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Annabelle is a supernatural horror movie, which is a prequel to The Conjuring. The depiction was inspired by the story of a doll, Annabelle told by Ed and Lorraine Warren. The movie can give you really thrills!
9. The Ju-On Series (1998-2015)
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Ju-on
We all have seen and appreciated The Grudge, and it can indeed be called a scary movie, but most of us are unaware of its original Japanese version, Ju-On. The story will definitely make you cry. It should be soon added to your horror movies list if not already.
-by Megha Acharya of NewsGram. Megha can be reached at @ImMeghaacharya.

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Alexandre Aja’s Love for Horror Lead to Great Success

Meet Hollywood's master of blood, gore, kills & chills

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Aja says that he just wants to keep growing, and spread chills and thrills. Pixabay

Alexandre Aja’s love for horror made him dive deep into the genre and create hits like “The Hills Have Eyes”, “Piranha 3D” and “Mirrors”. The filmmaker says he initially thought that he would get over the genre, but is glad that his obsession with the genre is intact. The director says he just wants to keep growing, and spread chills and thrills.

“I have been watching horror movies since I was a young kid. I loved them and I thought that at some point by making them, I will, kind of, get used to them and not be in it anymore, but I am still into it,” Aja told IANS in an exclusive sit-down interview.

“Every week I go and see a new horror movie and enjoy it and love it. I love to be scared. I love to be in the room with the audience. I love to share that feeling. I want to keep growing,” added the director. Aja feels it is a great time for horror as a genre.

“Today, there are so many opportunities. These movies are so successful in theatres and I think it is very important to see them on big screen. It is very important to feel on the big screen,” he pointed out.

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Aja feels it is a great time for horror as a genre. Pixabay

Aja’s cinema is known for blood, gore, wince-worthy kills and for building suspense with music. He got his break in 2003 with “Haute Tension” (“High Tension”) — which turned out to be his ticket to Hollywood, where he made “The Hills Have Eyes”, “Mirrors”, “Piranha 3D” and “Horns”. He will be back with a disaster horror movie “Crawl”. Aja has returned to water to narrate a suspenseful tale of a daughter trying to save her father from an alligator-infested house amid a hurricane.

“Crawl” chronicles the struggle of a swimmer Haley Keller (played by Kaya Scodelario) as she tries to save herself and her father (Barry Pepper) from alligators amidst a Florida hurricane. The horror thriller will open in India on August 23. The movie will be distributed in India by Viacom18 Motion Pictures. It is written by Michael Rasmussen and Shawn Rasmussen, and produced by Craig Flores, Sam Raimi and Aja. The story is simple, and that is what drew Aja in.

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“I wanted people to have a wide, scary and intense suspense film experience. I remember when I got the script for the first time, what got me in and made me fall in love with the story was the log line. The simple idea of this young woman who has to go and save her dad during hurricane category five in Florida in a place infested with alligators –That was all I needed,” he said.

After “Crawl”, it is being reported that Aja is prepping to bring an interactive haunted house horror experience to the big screen. The movie will reportedly allow audience members to influence the storyline through an app on their phones. They will be able to decide how the story will go and end. An official confirmation and details about the project is awaited. (IANS)