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Nothing unites a family more after a day of eating, drinking, jollying, and having fun than a good scare from horror movies.
This compilation of movies is not based on any set rules or grades but on my ratings and how I enjoyed the movies. So, sit back and enjoy the best horror movies.
The Haunting Of Hill House
I could not resist the urge to throw these Netflix series into the mix because this is deserving of this spot. The twists, the range, the screenplay, and everything are so gripping and amazing. This horror series is not just about scares, it delves into the challenges of a family faced with the problem of not battling their past and how it comes back to haunt them. So, even if you take away the chilling horror this movie has, the story will still have you coming back for more.
Scary Stories In The Dark
This movie is an adaptation of a children’s horror storybook with the same title. The beautiful thing about this movie is how it, unlike most movie adaptation that tends to stray from the intentions of the book, sticks to the books down to its monstrous illustrations that give the impression that your local urban legend (Miss Koi-Koi) might very much be real.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a well-written screenplay that is scary and creepy. The movie is infused with lots of mystery. The limited use of special effects is another plus in this movie.
Vivarium is a reality you wish was a dream. Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots are a couple who land in a Kafkaesque suburban hell. But this hell is not just for the characters alone. The visuals, the story, and the plot are so impressive that you feel every bit of what the characters in the movie felt, tweaking your psychology by the time the movie ends.
Oculus is one of the highly underrated horror movies of the decade. It is a bone-chilling nightmare that immerses you into the lives of the character and have you replaying the possible scenarios in which the movie should have had days later. It tells the tale of adult siblings reliving their past while simultaneously trying to eliminate the evil that may likely destroy their future.
In The Tall Grass
The ratings do not justify a movie, so do not let this particular rating fool you, queen. “In The Tall Grass”, which is an adaptation of Stephen King’s book, is all about rogue grasses that hold some sort of evil within that traps people. The movie is so full of dread and a sense of foreboding that leaves human nature pondering.
This is about a mother and her son who are haunted by a supernatural force coming to life through the pages of a book. The movie connects grief and depression as an avenue to let a monster in or to become one yourself. It has everything to do with a young mother losing control of her son while she tries to hold on to the past. The movie manages to use bedtime stories to inject fear and anxiety into the viewers’ minds. Be careful of the books you read to your kids as they may just turn you into the monster your child dreams about.
The Conjuring Universe is known for its horror-possession-haunted Annabelle movie, but its Conjuring franchise of Conjuring 1 and 2, which is made up of real-life cases of families that Supernatural experts, Ed and Lorraine Warren came across, should be the first on the list of the Conjuring Universe.
This movie, which is not that popular, is a near-perfect horror movie. This movie gives the feeling that something is wrong from the get-go and that there is a form of evil lurking just right around the corner. The death of a mother and grandmother triggers a horror spill that does not look hopeful. When watching this movie, please feel free to hold your spouse’s, children’s, or sibling’s hands and silently say the grace, because you will need it.
Cabin In The Woods
This movie is as good as the accolades given but why rate number 10 and not 7 or 3 in my list is because though its genre is horror, it has hilarious moments added to it that somehow kill the vibe for little periods. Comedy-horror seems to do that a lot. The Cabin in the Woods manages to have not just one horror monster but is an accumulation of every single horror monster you have seen in popular classic horror movies which are great!