Top 10 Best Horror Movies

Top 10 Best Horror Movies

My ranking of the best horror movies that I think everyone should watch.
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I would consider horror movies my favorite genre of movie. But because I have seen so many, I am constantly looking for a new movie to impress me. Because so many of the movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime are sub-par I usually resort to searching lists of the best horror movies. And while sometimes I am able to find a gem of a movie, most of the time I am thoroughly disappointed by their taste in movies. So I thought that I would make my own personal list of my favorite 10 horror movies.

1. Grave Encounters

I watched this movie because it came up on Amazon Prime and I figured why not watch it. I consider this to be the best horror movie I have ever watched. The premise of the movie, because it is not super well known, is a film crew shooting a ghost investigation show decide to lock them selves in a haunted abandoned mental hospital. And as you would expect in a horror movie, things don’t go according to their plan. What I think makes this movie especially great is the way that the movie builds. One of the worst things I think can happen in a scary movie is there being too much jump scares and them being too early on. This movie avoids this entirely and by the time you get to the really scary parts, the build makes it that much scarier. And as you can see from the picture, this movie has its fair share of scares that will make it hard to turn the lights off.

2. The Exorcist

I decided to put this on the list simply because it is a classic that I think everyone should watch. The plot of this movie is pretty simple; a young girl is possessed. But this movie is a movie that really set the stage for many of the modern horror movies. Which is why I think that it is a must watch. It is, first of all, incredibly scary with a good balance of gore. But what mainly solidifies this movie, as a classic is the contrast between the very normal life that is depicted in the beginning of the movie and the craziness that ensues.

3. Saw II

While the sequel being better than the first movie rarely happens, I think that the second “Saw” movie is better than the first one. The movie follows the first’s plot in that Jigsaw still has the puzzles in which people have to try and solve to live. The gore was more over the top and the twist at the end was, in my opinion, even better and unexpected. And the puzzles they had to solve were even more disgusting than in the first, with one of the scenes making me almost throw up. I personally really enjoy all of the Saw movies and think that they blend gore really well into a thoughtfully told story that keeps you guessing until the end. But this is my personal favorite.

4. Saw I

I feel like I couldn’t make this list and not include the first “Saw” movie. While I do think that the second “Saw” movie is better than the first one, the first one is a classic that I think everyone should watch. The idea of people being abducted and being forced to go against insane puzzles is a crazy enough premise to make you just a little bit more anxious going through your everyday life. It sets the foundation for such an amazing franchise that I think has consistently delivered good movies. The first movie is a must watch for the amazing story telling and of course the amazing twist ending.

5. Creep

Looking at the cover on Netflix, I expected this movie to go in a completely different way. And I almost didn’t put this movie on the list because I consider it more of a thriller than a horror movie. I think that it had enough good jump scares and a scary enough ending that it counts. Where this movie really delivers is the intimacy of the film. The only two characters are played by the writer and the director. You can tell that they both have a really good idea of how the movie flows and how to bring it to its end point. While this movie is pretty predictable from the beginning, the way the movie is delivered, it had enough twists to have a little element of surprise. And even thought it is a little predictable, the concept is scary enough to be entertaining.

6. Hush

This movie is a great example of a movie taking a genre of horror movies, home invaders, and making it completely brand new. The concept of being deaf and having someone terrorize you in your house in the middle of nowhere is a concept that is bound to deliver at least a mediocre horror movie, and this move did much more than that. It not only uses the premise of the main character being deaf to carry the story, they also bring the watcher into her world by making some of the scariest parts of the movie completely silent. This movie is something that is overall terrifying and unlike other movies, it is not one that you can simply turn the volume way down to escape the truly scary parts.

7. The Taking of Deborah Logan

This movie is another example of a unique premise that lasts the entire movie and provides an entertaining experience. The premise is that a documentary film crew comes to document an old woman and her recent diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and how it progresses. The idea of having a documentary crew there allows really cool camera shots and angles. This movie also delivers in the build of the movie, because her supposed illness doesn’t move too quickly, it allows the audience to have a lot of build up before anything really bad happens.

8. Dead Silence


Considering that fact that there have already been two “Saw” movies on this list, it should come as no surprise that a movie from the same people who made those movies is going to be something that I love. This movie sticks with the same twist ending as all of the “Saw” movies have been famous for. But what really made this movie end up on this list was the eerie tone that the movie was able to consistently deliver the entire time. The idea of watching a movie about an evil ventriloquist dummy might sound cheesy, but this movie is far from that. This movie takes something that could be considered funny, but makes it into a truly scary and eerie movie.

9. V/H/S

This film perfectly blends my love of found footage movies with great story telling. While all of the movies in the “V/H/S” trilogy are pretty good, the first one takes the cake. Each of the independent tapes within the movie are beautifully written and shot. This movie is perhaps the most gory on this list. So if gore is not your thing, I would not recommend this movie. But I think this movie is a great example of an actually scary movie. And all of these mini films all come together really well in this movie.

10. Repo! The Genetic Opera While this movie is last on the list, it is far from the worst on this list. If you are at all a fan of musicals, this movie is going to be right up your alley. Think of it like if “Sweeney Todd” was made into a really gory horror movie. And if you are not so much a fan of musicals, this is still a great movie you should watch. This movie perfectly combines songs within a dystopian future. The concept is very intriguing and their delivery of the story is equally as well done.

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11 Things You Understand If You Hate Physical Contact

Please keep your hands and feet away from me at all times.
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We currently live in a world where EVERYONE LIKES TO TOUCH EACH OTHER. People enjoy hugs, high fives, tapping others on the shoulder, pokes, ect. For someone like you and me (I'm assuming you too since you clicked on this article), this is the WORST thing in the world. Whenever I think of someone touching me (even just a poke) without my permission my reaction is like Sofia Vergara in Modern Family.

I mean, when I take that love languages quiz, physical touch is always on the bottom of my preferences. So I thought to my self, you know I can't be the only person in the world that hates physical touching. So here are 11 things every person who hates physical touch will understand:


1. When people tickle you

I don't care that it's just for fun and jokes; I'm not laughing because I want to, you are literally forcing me to laugh. I hate you, get your greasy hands off of me before I make you get them off of me.


2. When people think they need to tap your shoulder to get your attention

As if simply saying "Hey" followed by my name wasn't enough. I don't need your grubby little fingers touching me. Now I'm annoyed with you before this conversation even started, what do you want?


3. When someone you barely know reaches in for a hug

I don't know who the heck you're thinking you're about to hug because it sure isn't going to be me. Hugs are reserved for people I know well and like, not you. Okay release me now, I am not enjoying this. LET ME GO.


4. When people tell you that you aren't an affectionate person

Are you aware there are ways to show my affection without constantly being all over you like a koala bear? Yes, I'm affectionate, hop off.


5. When someone is in your personal space

We could be best friends, we could be complete strangers. We could be lovers, I could hate your guts. We could be in private, we could be in public. I don't care what the situation is, if you're in my personal space uninvited GET OUT. There is no reason to be so close to me unwarranted.


6. You don't know how to comfort people

When you see an upset loved one, most people think they you should comfort then by pulling them into a long lasting hug. But, that's the kind of things that your nightmares are literally made out of. So, you stand there confused how you should comfort your friend/relative while also not sacrificing your touch moral code.


7. When people say you "look like you could use a hug"

Um no. I never could use one, get off of me. I will let you know when I want one.


8. When you're hugging someone wondering how soon you can release

Please end my suffering.


9. When you arrive at a social gathering and people rush to greet you with hugs

Let's not.

10. When you try to leave a social gathering by just waving to get out of goodbye hugs

Please no one make me hug you.


11. That one person who is allowed to hug you/touch you

This person, typically a significant other or best friend, gets to break all the "no touch" rules and we gladly accept their hugs and cuddles and public displays of affection. But only them, no one can copy them.

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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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