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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
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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Proud Of Spreading Chills And Thrills Among Children: ‘Goosebumps’ Author R.L. Stine

I'm very proud of the millions of kids I have scared over the years, and proud that millions of kids were encouraged to read because of my books.

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Scared. Image source: Huffingtonpost.com

R.L. Stine never imagined he’d carve out a successful future for himself by writing a horror book series, which he started by accident. The “Goosebumps” creator says he is proud of spreading chills and thrills among children, and helping youngsters develop a reading habit.

“I’m very proud of the millions of kids I have scared over the years, and proud that millions of kids were encouraged to read because of my books,” Stine told IANS in an email interview.

Born as Robert Lawrence Stine, he started writing when he was 9 and has been penning down his creative thoughts since then. Back in the early 1990s, he resisted the idea of writing “Goosebumps”, which is now one of the best-selling children’s series of all-time, because he already had “Fear Street”, a horror book series for adults, to his credit.

Stine only agreed to go for it with the right name and zeroed in on “Goosebumps”, in which he merged the world of horror with humour. The first edition of “Goosebumps”, which brings supernatural beings to life to haunt children, came out in 1992.

“I never dreamed that these books would be so popular. And I never imagined the ‘Goosebumps’ series would last 26 years. What I’ve learned is that kids really like to be scared! (As long as there is a happy ending),” said Stine, who is also referred to as Stephen King of Children’s Literature.

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“I’m very proud of the millions of kids I have scared over the years, and proud that millions of kids were encouraged to read because of my books,”-R.L Stine

It has been a long road for the franchise. Since 1992, the “Goosebumps” franchise has expanded its universe. The adventurous world came to life on the big screen with two feature films — “Goosebumps”, which was aired in India on &flix, and “Goosebumps 2”, which will premiere on the channel later this year.

Apart from films, “Goosebumps” series were adapted into a television series, six video games and six comic books.

What do you think makes the franchise timeless?

“I don’t know if they are timeless or not. But I do know that our fears never change. Fear of the dark… Fear of strange places… Fear of being pursued by someone or something… Those fears seem to be timeless,” said the 75-year-old.

R.L. Stine Author of kid’s favorite ‘Goosebumps’ (IANS)

Talking about his influences, Stine said: “I’m still influenced by the comic books I read as a kid. By authors such as Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov and Rod Serling. Your heroes and influences stay with you.”

He asserted that he works really hard at “keeping up with kids and what interests them”.

“All of my books start with real-world settings and events — and then the plot goes crazy,” said the author, adding that “some of my early readers are 30 or 35 years old. To them, I am nostalgia! That took some getting used to”.

In the “Goosebumps” film franchise, actor Jack Black essays role of Stine. But what about a film on your life?

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He was quick to dismiss the idea by saying, “My life story would be someone sitting in a room and typing every day, year after year. Who would want to see a movie like that?”

Back to the book franchise, Stine, who is also a television producer, editor and screenwriter, feels there are still many untold stories from the “Goosebumps” universe.

“I just signed on for six more ‘Goosebumps’ books. That should keep me busy. I’m also writing a series of graphic novels for kids. Fun.” (IANS)