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Top Five: Favorite Horror Movies of All Time

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New job so I am still trying to adjust to my new schedule…. (Yh right)… But another blog post is finally here, Enjoy.

Horror…. This is one of the many genres for classifying movies. I had always wondered what qualifies a movie to fall under this genre and I have always guessed… “If it scares you enough, then it’s Horror”. 

 These movies most often play around our hidden fears, nightmares, fear of the unknown or the unexpected to give you a thrill. Movie writers most often just infuse the idea of an evil force or supernatural entity, event, personality or situations into other wise everyday scenarios to achieve this.
I have seen many titles under this genre….the kinds that just leave you scared and afraid to sleep with your lights turned off, the kinds that just mess with your head and confuses you, those that make you know you are not supposed to trust anyone no matter the circumstances (my favorite) and the strange kinds that leave you asking “Can this really happen?”.
Ok so in no particular order (Well except release years)…. these are my TOP Five Horror Movies of all time.
1. Child’s Play [1988] 87mins

A serial killer on the escape from cops takes his soul and buries it into playful, seemingly good guy doll, Chucky. A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed only after it has committed numerous murders. Once the adults accept boy’s story as truth, it’s too late.

I remember first watching this when I was quiet little on VHS … but I never forgot it…. It scared some sense into me. There are several equally good sequels (five) to this (the writers did build quite a franchise) and I have seen them all but the first one can’t seem to get out of my head. If you like dolls … you should see this movie. (You might just change your mind about them). I really want to watch this one again.
My name is Chucky, Do you wanna play?

2. Final Destination [2000] 98mins

A group of students board a plane to France on a school trip, when suddenly one of them gets a premonition that the plane will explode. They are thrown off the plane before it takes off, to their horror, the plane does in fact explode. Death now hunts them, as each of the surviving students fall victim and dies in some strange circumstances one by one. 

Honestly, I don’t know how this movie manages to scare this much…. Maybe it is the fear of death by unknown circumstances. All the other four installments that follow this one are indeed intriguing. It sure does mess with your mind a bit if you let. You might have seen one or two of the Final Destination movies but to get a better thrill of the whole series you have to see this one as well as all the others you might have not seen.

3. Jeepers Creepers [2001] 90mins

A brother and sister driving home witness a mysterious person dumping something down a tunnel. Deciding to discover what was dumped down there; they discover a huge disturbing hideout full of modified bodies and set off to get help, unaware that the individual is now aware of who has been down the tunnel. They soon realize that their pursuer is not just a mysterious person, but something even more horrifying, who has more in store than they could possibly imagine.

I really loved this movie even though it did its job of scaring me (the idea of horror flick). The creature’s looks are definitely impressive. There was a follow up sequel to this one that I liked also… and that soundtrack Jeepers Creepers would definitely give you the chills each time you hear it after watching this movie.

4. Saw [2004] 103mins

Two men wake up to find out that they are chained to pipes set facing each other in a dirty bathroom in the secure lair of a serial killer who’s been nicknamed “Jigsaw”. The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.

This movie has seven installments and there are already rumors about an eighth. The first saw was definitely a flick you can’t forget, unfortunately, for me, follow up sequels seemed to have diluted the adrenaline that the first two or three packed. But either which way…..once you get to understand the whole idea of the movie you are sure going to love it. It packs some gory scenes so be prepared for it… that is if you haven’t seen this one or any of the others in the series. There are so many twists to the story so doesn’t just scare you but keeps you interested as well.

5. The Hills Have Eyes [2006] 107min

A family travelling through the great American southwest but their trip takes a detour into an area originally used by the U.S. Government for nuclear testing that was intended to be empty…or so they thought? They are stranded and the family soon realize that what seemed like a car casually breaking down, might actually be a trap. This trap might be perpetrated by the inhabitants of the site who aren’t pulling a prank, but are out to set up a gruesome massacre.

Starring: Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan, Dan Byrd, Billy Drago and Robert Joy

This is one of those “Run for your life and try to Survive” kind of horror flick. It is actually the remake of 1977’s The Hills Have Eyes which I haven’t seen. Would love to though….considering how much I enjoyed the scare and thrill of this one. There is also a follow up sequel to this that I enjoyed as much. It’s the disturbing type of gruesome killings but definitely provides some adrenaline rush….well it did that for me. If you don’t have the stomach for bloody scenes this isn’t for you.
Ok so… there you are…. My Top five Horror Movies of all time.

They might not do it for you as much as they did for me but these are certainly some good horror titles that I have enjoyed and would recommend for any one who loves the genre but hasn’t yet seen these. Other equally good movies that narrowly made it to my Top Five include, Drag me To Hell, Mama, The Conjuring, The Last Exorcism, Orphan, Insidious, Chernobyl Diaries and Hostel

Second on my list of addictions is Movies.. the only thing I could possibly love more is my Dearest Waakye lol. Nothing else does a better job of reminding me that ANYTHING is possible with the right amount of effort. I have great eye for details and flaws in scripts. Shallow scripts bore me. I am an avid reader. Your everyday Mr Nice guy. Always the last to speak in a room full of smart people. Half Human, half Martian but full MOVIE FREAK.

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