Best Horror Movies

Amelia Westfall, Staff Reporter

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The best way to celebrate the best holiday ever, Halloween, is to sit down and watch some spooky movies with your friends (and possibly some gerbils). The following list is based off of opinion and isn’t necessary ranked by spookiness. Things that were taken into account was cinematography, plot, and overall feel of the movie.

1.Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Rosemary’s Baby is a beautifully filmed and charming movie. Its plot is superb and suspenseful. You will for sure be on the edge of your seat for most of the film.

2. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Blair Witch is an iconic film, often appearing as one of the most frightening films in the genre. It’s credited as the first found footage feature film ever,  jump starting every cliche succeeding it.

3. The Shining (1980)

No horror movie list is complete without The Shining making an appearance. Although it very much differs from King’s novel, it is a masterpiece in its own right. Kubrick’s cinematography and symbolism combined with the intriguing plot solidifies this film as one of the best in all of movie history.

4. The Babadook (2014)

The Babadook’s horror elements are based off of jump scares, but the symbolism throughout the movie is what gives the movie its place on this list. It’s a fantastic thriller that delves deep into the complex emotions of grief.

5. The Boys in the Trees (2016)

The Boys in the Trees is, again, not necessarily the scariest film. However, it is captivating, and has a beautiful deeper meaning about grieving the loss of childhood. The cinematography and storyline will trick you into a brilliant sense of suspense up until the plot twist of an ending.

6. The Sixth Sense (1999)

Speaking of plot twists, The Sixth Sense has one of the most famous one. As the one of the best of Shyamalan’s work, it is one of the best pieces of work to ever grace movie history. Although it’s not really a horror film, it definitely should make it on your list this Halloween season.

7.Carrie (1976)

Carrie is not necessarily a scary or gory film but the overall feel is frighteningly enchanting. The beautiful Sissy Spacek steals the show with some of the most iconic acting in horror history. The plot is an amazing take on turning teenage dreams turn into tragedy. This is a fantastic taste on Stephen King’s first published novel (which is equally as wonderful).

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