Top 8 Best Scary Movies

Top 8 Best Scary Movies

What's Your Favorite Scary Movie?
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Today we’re talking about scary movies! Not straight up horror movies, but more of the classics. You know the movies with the suspenseful music, the shocking endings, and the literal cutthroat scenes? Today we’re doing a roundup of the “top semi-scary movies”. These are the top movies to ease yourself into the scary movie realm. Okay, let’s begin:

The Village

This was one of the first “scary movies” that I watched, so even though it’s not a popular flick, it definitely earned a spot on my list. More for nostalgia reasons, but it’s still such a good movie! The quaint setting of a 19th century village, paired with a tender love story, and the classic “monsters in the woods” theme, make this an all-around solid movie. The ending is one you’d never see coming, and I’ll never forget surprised I was the first time I watched it. Technically more of a psychological thriller, but the suspenseful woods scene still earns this one a spot on the list.

Shutter Island

I watched this one a few years back, and personally I didn’t care for it, but since it was a box office hit, I felt it should be on my list. The acting in this movie is excellent- with amazing performances by Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo, and several other well-known actors. This psychological thriller really tipped the scales for me as far as downright insanity goes. By the end of the movie you’ll be questioning what’s real and not real.

World War Z

In keeping with variety, this is my zombie flick of the list. The whole “end of the world/epic catastrophe” theme seems to be a popular one with young audiences, so it’s no surprise that this movie was a success. Although I didn’t find this move scary, I know some people thought the zombies, and super suspenseful scenes made this a scary movie to remember. Brad Pitt’s superb acting, paired with several amazing chase scenes make this my top zombie movie.

I Am Legend

This post-apocalyptic horror film really set the bar for all “end of the world” movies to come. Will Smith’s nearly solo performance makes this movie even more special. The fact that there is a German shepherd as his sidekick makes this movie a real winner in my books.

The Purge Movies

There are currently three moves in the purge series, and I’ve watched two of them. These dystopian action horror movies are kind of on a level all of their own. There was epic buildup to the first one coming out, because the film’s concept both intrigued and terrified people. To be honest, I didn’t find these movies scary, but I loved them anyway. Keep in mind that I have a pretty high “scare level” when it comes to scary movies, and I know that most people were terrified by these films.

Signs

What would a scary movie list be without an alien flick? This movie was so popular when I was younger, and for good reason! I just sat down and watched it this year, and was blown away by the insanely talented acting! Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix give their usual stand-out performances. The surprise talent in this movie comes from the kids, Rory Culkin and Abigail Breslin though! They both delivered performances well above their age level, making this movie really hit the mark. My favorite scene will always be when Mel and Joaquin run around the house one night, screaming hilarious lines. Go watch the movie just for that scene!

The Scream Movies

I saved the best for last! Yep, the Scream movies rank among my top favorite movies of all time! For me, they’re right up there with American Sniper and She’s the Man. Something about the classic masked murderer, slashing sprees, and classic scare moments make these movies the best. The thrill of wondering who’s behind the mask is something that I’ll never get tired of. All four of these films were truly amazing. *Side Note: The current Scream TV series on MTV is another favorite of mine! Seriously guys, I’m obsessed!

There you have it! Now comment below, sharing YOUR favorite scary movies! I’m always looking for new ones to watch!

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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The Football World Loses One Of Its Finest Players

Bart Starr passed away and NFL players, coaches, and fans all mourn the loss of the Packer legend, but his life and career will live on in hearts of Packer nation forever.

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Bart Starr passed away at the age of 85 in Birmingham, Alabama. The NFL lost a great player. The Green Bay Packers lost a hero. And, the world lost a true gentleman. Starr's legacy has surpassed his accomplishments on the gridiron. He inspired not only his peers but the generations that have come after him. He is — and always — will be remembered as a Hall of Famer, a champion, and a Packer.


Bart Starr was a Packers legend. Starr led Green Bay to six division titles and five world championships. As the quarterback of Vince Lombardi's offense, he kept the machine going and executed the plays like no other. His mastery of the position was a large part of the Packers success in the 1960s. Starr was also the perfect teammate for the perfect team. His leadership put him in command of the Packers. Starr's time in Green Bay will not be forgotten by former players, coaches, and the fans.

Bart Starr's resume is rivaled by few in NFL history. He played in 10 postseason games and won 9 of them. He led the Packers to victory in Super Bowls I and II and won the MVP award in both games. He was the MVP of the league in 1966 and was named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 1960s. The Packers retired his number 15 and Starr has been inducted into the Packers and Pro Football Hall of Fame.


After his playing days, Starr would become the head coach of the Packers. He could not repeat the success he had on the field from the 1960s teams. His coaching years do not take away from his legacy as one of the all-time great Packers. Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

One of Starr's last visits to Lambeau field was on a cold November night in 2015. Starr and his wife attended a ceremony in which the Packers retired Brett Favre's jersey number. Starr was the perfect personification of what it meant to be a Packer. His most heroic moment came in the 1967 NFL Championship Game. The Ice Bowl came down to a third and goal in Lambeau Field's south endzone against the Dallas Cowboys. Starr came to the sidelines and bravely told Vince Lombardi that he can sneak it in for a game-winning touchdown. Lombardi then replied, "Run it, and let's get the hell out of here." Starr ran a quarterback sneak for the game-winner and the Packers were off to Super Bowl II. Without Starr, Green Bay would not have won a second straight Super Bowl. His leadership in big game moments will live with Packers fans for a lifetime.

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Starr leaves behind his wife Cherry, his son, and three granddaughters. Packers fans will have a tight grip on the memories Bart Starr and the 60s teams created. Starr left behind a template for being a Green Bay Packer. He also left a template for being a good man and a gentleman of the game of football. He was a competitor and a leader. Packer nation mourns for the loss of one of the finest human beings the game has seen.

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