The Best Horror Films Of All Time

The Best Horror Films Of All Time

What's your favorite scary movie?
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We all know them. We all love them. Leatherface. Jigsaw. The Ghost Face Killer. Michael Meyers. Horror movies are always coming up with new iterations of these classic horror icons, yet still we have a soft spot in our hearts for the originals. Below I have what I believe - no, what I know - to be the best horror films of all time.

10. "It Follows" (2015)

"It Follows" is downright unsettling. After a strange encounter with a man, our main character sees macabre visions haunting her everywhere that she goes. It could look like someone you know or it could be a stranger in a crowd. Whatever helps it get close to you.

9. "The Blair Witch Project" (1999)

"The Blair Witch Project" is the film that started the whole found footage phase, and for that it definitely deserved a spot on this list. It follows three college students making a documentary about local legend, The Blair Witch.

8. "Hush" (2016)

Hush follows a deaf woman who lives alone in the woods. Not a good idea in a horror movie. It ultimately turns deadly in a fight for her life; but how do you fight back if you don't know where the enemy is?

7. "Trick 'R Treat" (2009)

"Trick 'R Treat" is one of the first of its kind since the release of "Creepshow." The anthology follows the lives of several messed up people, all connected by the strangely cute monster, Sam.

6. "Scream" (1996)

Arguably the most meta movie of our generation, "Scream" managed to be both laugh-out-loud hilarious and nail-biting scary. What's your favorite scary movie?

5. "Friday the 13th" (1980)

Sean S. Cunningham created a horror icon with this 1980 film. Spoiler Alert: Jason Voorhees is not the killer in the cult classic; what a mother will do for her child...

4. "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984)

Wes Craven is arguably one of the most amazing creators to ever contribute to the horror world, not only giving us meta, but also giving us the one and only Freddy Krueger. Also, who isn't creeped out by the jump-rope girls singing the haunting "Freddy" song?

3. "The Conjuring" (2013)

This unsettling film follows the infamous Ed and Loraine Warren as they take on a new case of haunting. It did so well that it even gave us the craptastic spin off, "Annabelle." Yikes.

2. "Goodnight Mommy" (2014)

In case you haven't noticed, children creep me out. In this 2014 German horror film, twin boys try to discover what happened to their mother after some sort of facial surgery. Trust me, it's creepy, and not for the faint of heart.

And, in my humble opinion, the greatest horror film of all time is, in fact:

1. "Halloween" (1978)

Look, it's based off of a national holiday. What's not to love? Michael Meyers is relentless, brooding, and has no problem offing anyone who gets in his way. Jamie Lee Curtis is the Scream Queen of the century.

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17 Empowering Bible Verses For Women

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We all have those days where we let the negative thoughts that we're "not good enough," "not pretty enough" or "not smart enough" invade our minds. It's easy to lose hope in these situations and to feel like it would be easier to just give up. However, the Bible reminds us that these things that we tell ourselves are not true and it gives us the affirmations that we need. Let these verses give you the power and motivation that you're lacking.

1. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future."

2. Psalm 46:5

"God is within her, she will not fall."

3. Luke 1:45

"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her."

4. Proverbs 31:17

"She is energetic and strong, a hard worker."

5. Psalm 28:7

"The Lord is my strength and my shield."

6. Proverbs 11:16

"A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth."

7. Joshua 1:9

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

8. Proverbs 31:30

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."

9. 1 Corinthians 15:10

"By the grace of God, I am what I am."

10. Proverbs 31:26

"When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness."

11. Psalm 139:14

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

12. 1 Peter 3:3-4

"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."

13. Colossians 2:10

"And in Christ you have been brought to fullness."

14. 2 Timothy 1:7

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."

15. Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'"

16. Exodus 14:14

"The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."

17. Song of Songs 4:7

"You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way."

Next time you're feeling discouraged or weak, come back to these verses and use them to give you the strength and power that you need to conquer your battles.

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