12 Horror Movies Actually Worth Watching

12 Horror Movies Actually Worth Watching

"What's your favorite scary movie?"
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I don't know about you, but I have found that it is nearly impossible to find a good horror movie these days. Most of them are more like horror movie parodies than actual horror movies. I tend to view movies like "Saw," "Paranormal Activity," "Scream," and pretty much anything most people consider "scary" as comedies. Sure, some of them are scary in the moment—but I want that looming feeling of fear and disturbance for a good week or so, confirming my choice of movie was good, and not just a waste of time and emotions. I have been on a search for the scariest and most disturbing horror movie, and I think I've found a few gems. Hopefully these movies get under your skin just as much as they got under mine.


1. "The Gallows"

I did not have high expectations for this movie, as it's the whole reason the "Charlie, Charlie Challenge" began, but it ended up delivering. The home movie that starts the film will make you squirm, and the rest will just make you terrified to go into school after hours. It has a weird ending that I definitely did not see coming, and thinking about it still gets to me.


2. "Unfriended"

This is another movie that I did not have high expectations for, but oh my god did it deliver! The entire movie takes place on a computer screen, which is pretty cool, and also adds an interesting interactive effect to the scary pop-outs. You may or may not be afraid to use your phone, computer, and any platform of social media after watching this movie.


3. "Goodnight Mommy"

I'm going to be honest with you, the movie itself isn't that scary, but the idea of it is. If you're OK with subtitles and not much action, then I highly recommend this one. If anything, it's worth watching for the crazy plot-twist ending. It's literally in front of your face the entire time, but it'll still make your jaw drop to the ground. I'm still mad I didn't see it coming.


4. "The Babadook"

Again, the movie itself isn't that scary, but the psychological aspect is. Going crazy without reasonable cause or explanation is something everyone fears. You'll definitely be sleeping with the covers pulled over your head after watching this movie.


5. "Insidious: Chapter One and Two"

This one is a package deal! The ghost, or demon, whatever you want to call it, that is haunting this happy family is quite deranged and creepy. Surprisingly, the second installment seemed to deliver more than the first, but both have awesome pop-outs when you least expect it. There is a third installment, but it's a prequel and more tragically funny than scary.


6. "It Follows"

This movie is about something everyone fears—an STD.

Except in this case, the 'D' stands for 'demon.' This movie is probably one of the most effective forms of birth control. What makes it so scary is that the demon is inescapable, and it can appear to you as anyone, at anytime. What's scarier than an STD that declares psychological warfare on your life?


7. "Sinister"

If you want a movie with proper suspenseful pop-outs, creepy dead children, stomach churning home movies, and a scary AF demon, then this is the movie for you. You won't be able to kick that feeling of someone, or something, being behind your back. Bonus: there is a sequel, which of course isn't as good as the first, but it continues the story and gives a complete ending... Or does it?


8. "The Loved Ones"

This is an Australian horror flick about a psychotic prom date and her equally psychotic dad. The horrible acts they perform on her hostage prom date will make you cringe, and possibly feel physical pain. They even give a low-key shoutout to good ol' Jeffrey Dahmer and his idea of creating real life zombies by drilling holes into his victims' skulls and dripping acid into them. TMI? Well, you're going to need to buckle the f*** up if you want to make it through this movie.


9. "The Green Inferno"

This is Eli Roth's latest movie. If Roth's name is on it, then you know it's going to be a good time (or bad time, depending on how you want to view things). To keep it short and sweet, this movie is about cannibalism. You'll probably become a vegetarian after watching this. Have a barf bag ready!


10. "The Human Centipede (First Sequence)"

I'm pretty sure there isn't a single person on the planet who hasn't heard of this movie. The question is, do you have the guts to watch it? I made it through this movie disturbed, but relatively OK. It's the "Second Sequence" that I couldn't even watch 10 minutes of, so if you really want to test yourself—watch that one after the "First Sequence." And always remember, if you ever find yourself in this unlikely but very horrific situation, hope that you're not "Subject B."


11. "Hostel"

This is a must-see for every single college student and emerging adult out there. What could go wrong when traveling around Europe with some good friends and staying in cheap youth Hostel's? Oh, just being kidnapped and tortured in disturbingly gruesome and horrific ways. Ever imagine what it would feel like to have your heel cords sliced? Probably not, but this movie will show you what that's like, amongst many other horrible forms of torture and disfigurement. This is arguably Eli Roth's most well-known movie, and probably the best.


12. "Tusk"

I have seen a lot of horror movies. I have laughed at a lot of horror movies. I've never been horribly emotionally scarred by a horror movie... Until I watched "Tusk." You wouldn't expect a movie starring Justin Long, Johnny Depp (who is low-key in it, but unrecognizable), and created by Kevin Smith to be that scary—but it is! It has a "Human Centipede" vibe with turning humans into things they should never be turned into. I am no longer able to look at walruses the same way, and this is the only horror movie I have completely sworn to never watch again. If you want to experience true fear and disturbance, then watch this movie. I want to say you won't regret it, but you probably will.


Have fun.

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Remember To Be Kind To Theme Park Cast Members This Holiday Season

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For those of you who have traveled to a theme park during the holidays, you know what you are in for.

The weeks right before and after Christmas are some of the busiest times of the year to visit, making the parks extremely crowded and wait times higher than usual. Yet, this time is so popular since it is fun to experience the magic of the season with your family during the special Christmastime celebrations at the parks that bring something extra to your holidays.

One of the most important things to remember during this time of year is to be nice to the cast members!

Families that come to the parks during this time have so much to remember and so much to do; unfortunately, something that is often forgotten during a vacation is to be thankful for those who have to work during this time of year.

The cast members and team members who work during the holidays are doing so at the expense of spending time with their own families. They are sacrificing their Christmas celebrations at home to be at work making your vacation magical.

Some of these workers are hundreds if not thousands of miles away from their families and may not have seen them for weeks or even months. Yet, they are here in Orlando working in a job that they are passionate about because they love making happiness for their guests

Making magic and spreading happiness is something that is important to us and why we love what we do. However, it is still really hard to be away from our families at Christmas.

Think it is hard to be a guest when the parks are crowded?

It's even more difficult for the cast members who are working as hard as they can, for 8-15 hour shifts, when things happen that are out of our control. We too dislike long waits, telling your child that he is too short to ride or the fact that a ride is temporarily closed. These things make our jobs difficult too, just as they may be a huge setback in your vacation plans.

So focus on the positive things and appreciate the time you can spend with your families and friends rather than dwelling on the things that may be small setbacks during an overall wonderful holiday vacation. Please be patient this holiday season. Give the cast members a smile and a pleasant "thank you" or "Merry Christmas". We are here for you and we want you to have a wonderful vacation, but it still makes an incredible difference to know that our work is appreciated.

At this time of year, it is important to spread Christmas cheer and we are excited to celebrate with you and your families!

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7 Reasons 'Starset' Deserves To Get Big

The main reason they deserve success is that they love everything they do.

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Starset consists of four members, Dustin Bates, Ron DeChant, Brock Richards, and Adam Gilbert. The band was formed in Columbus, Ohio in 2013. Their music has influenced my and several others lives.

Here are a few reasons why they deserve to go down as one of the biggest bands in history.


1. They're the most original band I've heard in awhile.

Starset's content is unlike any other band I've heard or seen before. They classify themselves as "space rock", creating a type of music that many have never heard of before. They use your regular guitar, bass, and drums, but they also incorporate the use of violins, cellos, and synthesizers to create the unique, one of a kind sound. The lead singer, Dustin Bates, even created his own microphone that distorts his voice to use in live shows, so that you feel as though he's speaking to you through a radio in a space station.

2. They're all a bunch of nerds/dorks.

Starset is the kind of band that you'd love to be friends with. Not only are they wicked smart, they also have an amazing sense of humor. They incorporate their knowledge into the songs that they write, leaving you wanting to learn more about what it is they write in their songs.

3. Their songs are lyrically and melodically beautiful.

Ricochet is one of their most impactful and meaningful songs. When you first listen to it you can hear the emotion in Dustin's voice, but as you take a minute to listen to the lyrics, you realize it has so much more meaning than what you assumed. It represents the struggle of a relationship gone sour, the internal struggles within yourself, and the effect it has on both people in the relationship. It's a song that a lot of people can relate to, and I find that amazing.

4. They interact with and care about their fans.

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Before their shows, they do eat and greets where they hang out with their fans, eat pizza, perform some acoustic songs, and take pictures with them. They have genuine conversations with them, asking us our names, what we like to do, and just keep up small talk. My brother, pictured here, had a conversation with Ron, the bassist, before the show started and they got along phenomenally. I don't know many bands who take that much time to get to know their fans and they even interact with them on Twitter.

5. Have comics with Marvel.

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Not only does Starset create music, they also have their own comics with Marvel. The comics are based on an alternate world they created through their music. Each album has a story, but now it's come to life through their comic, The Pros Transmissions. How dope is that?

6. Created their own society to inform the world of various things.

The Starset Society is a mission, created by Starset, to inform others of the up-coming technological advances happening in the world today. The main goal of this society is to make sure we're well aware of the things happening in the world, and it's not just aimed for the fans of Starset. It's influenced by the idea of Thomas Jefferson that says the first step toward a guided future is an informed public.

7. They love what they do.

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The main reason they deserve success is that they love everything they do. They put so much work into making their shows interactive and enjoyable, and they spend years working on albums so that they and their fans are pleased with the final product. Knowing that they put so much passion and effort into their work makes it obvious that they deserve to be one of the biggest bands in history.

After learning more about this amazing, influential band, aren't you intrigued to hear more of their music? To learn more about their society and their comics? They're great people with a great purpose driving them to continue creating some of the most unique, epic rock sounds in history. Check out Starset. You won't regret it.


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