> Top Five Horror Films

As it’s Halloween, we pick our favorite horror films

Heart in mouth, hands grabbing hard on sofa, popcorn bowl long forgotten, these cult films have kept us terrified. Villains in different horrific forms and shapes haunt, and their victims are forced to fight for their dear life.

Still from The Exorcism of Emily Rose

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Based on the true story of Anneliese Michel, the movie defends Father Richard Moore who is charged with negligent homicide for his spiritual oversight, which caused the failed exorcism of Emily leading to her death.

The exorcism was performed on a rainy Halloween night because father Moore felt demons were easier to draw out during that time. Emily usually got possessed around 3.00am, the devil’s mockery of the time of Jesus’s death, which was 3.00pm.

Still from The Conjuring

The Conjuring

This movie is so scary, it may take a few days to watch it to the end. It is about one of the experiences of Ed and Lorraine Warren who were paranormal investigators. In 1971 a couple, their five children, and their dog move to an old farm house in Rhode Island, unknown to them the house is haunted by an accused witch that lived there in 1863. The witch killed herself and sacrificed her newborn baby to curse anyone who tried to take her land. When the spirit of the witch starts to hunt the family, the mother Carolyn Perron, seeks the help of Ed and Lorraine.

Still from The Grudge

The Grudge

Karen is an exchange student studying social work in Japan who innocently agrees to cover for a nurse who didn't show up at work. When she enters the assigned home of Emma an American lady, who recently moved to Japan with her son, daughter and daughter in-law Jennifer, she is alarmed by Emma's unusual behavior. Karen soon discovers that the house is haunted by a curse borne of vengeful spirits, a curse that started with Takeo, his wife and son, and passes on like a virus to all who enters the house.

Still from Nightmare on Elms Street

Nightmare on Elms Street

In Midwestern town of Springwood, Ohio, some teenagers are stalked and killed in their dreams by Freddy Krueger, never waking up from sleep. The teenagers are unaware of the cause of these strange occurrences, but their parents hold a dark secret from the past: Freddy was acquitted after murdering 20 children, their parents took the law into their own hands and burnt Freddy alive. With a glove armed with razors, Freddy Krueger takes revenge on the parents by killing their surviving children.

Still from Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania

An animated movie that tells the story of Count Dracula, the owner of Hotel Transylvania, a place where the world's monsters take a rest from human civilization. Dracula invites some of the most famous monsters to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter Mavis, and with this pack an ordinary human named Jonathan came along. Dracula must protect Mavis from falling in love with him before his guests learn there is a human amidst them.



Credit: Efunwunmi Osipitan

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