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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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Movies create Dull Brains or Creative Genius? Let’s Find Out!

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November 11, 2016: Movies have become a very prominent and important source of entertainment. There has been a tremendous increase in movie releases in the twenty-first century. Be it romance, horror, tragedy; movies have explored very many emotions and molded them into various shapes depending on the era and audience.

Studies have revealed that adrenaline junkies get pleasure being scared by horror movies, this may result to risking of physical and mental health unknowingly. An intense scene in a movie causes an increase in blood pressure that might lead to a heart attack to people with cardiovascular weaknesses.

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Repressed traumatic memories often dredge up with a sudden spike in adrenaline and cortisone level on watching horror movies. With the change of our brain chemistry, it reminds us of that time which suffered the similar state, even if one has no idea about it. Thus if one had any terrifying memory in the past, getting scared can again rejuvenate it again.

Tearjerkers should be avoided if someone had suffered a depression. The tragic parts of a movie have often ruminated by individuals with prior depression. This can result in returning back to the previous depressed state.

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Movies are not only replete with negative sway over its audience, otherwise, it would have been banned till date. But with its wide proliferation, it can be guessed that there are some positive features as well. Health benefits are also associated with movies. For

Health benefits are also associated with movies. For example: Baby’s Day Out, a comedy movie helps in lowering blood pressure. Intense laughter for 15 minutes during a film has the same effect on our cardiovascular system as exercising.

Even porn films can improve our health. A report mentions that “Watching Porn Makes  Your Brain Shut Down” in case of a female-friendly porn, but an intense study have shown that those parts are the ones none of us really want going a mile a minute anyway. The main area to “shut down” controlled anxiety.

Sad movies also have similar effects on brain. After watching a sad movie we generally tend to come out of it thinking about our loved ones and feeling happy with what we have. Movies like “Striped pyjamas,” where one can relate to the tragic situation of the child protagonist and it was seen that the audience, especially children looked happier as they felt they are in a safer environment.

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Apart from health benefits, it is needless to say that movies also help in enhancing one’s creative talents. A study showed that young children who watched ‘Alice in Wonderland’, especially the ones involved with magic, scored significantly higher on a creative thinking test than children who had watched something else. Magical movies often tend to enhance creativity and at times work as a problem solver agent.

Movies can be categorized into two types- one for entertainment purpose and other for learning purpose. Thoughtful movies often possess a magical quality and it will force the audience to think about the topic thoroughly even when one goes out of the movie hall.

Movies like ‘SHOBDO’, ‘NIL BATE SANNATA’, ‘PANTHER PANCHALI’, ‘MONALISA SMILE’, these movies are not made for just entertainment purpose. They are more of thought invoking stories and contains important social message. However, there are very limited audience of these movies yet they bring in very impactful message.

Parents, scientists, politicians often criticize entertainment channels for garnering violence to young minds. Studies have also proven the same thing. Watching aggression on screen can contribute to being a bully in real life, even if for a limited period of time.

A study of 250 women found that when they watched clips of violence, bullying, or even just malicious gossiping and testing them and after some time, the results were amazing. The women were more likely to place importance subconsciously, on words describing violence or aggression. There are people on both sides of the argument and each tends to produce extremism in their theories.

One side is the view that these aggressions produce killers, whereas, the other side casually let it down saying that it has no effect at all. With the coming of new theories, the answer somewhere lies in the middle!

–  by Saptaparni Goon of NewsGram. Twitter: @saptaparni_goon