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I have been planning to write about this list but something else always came up and delayed this list. I am a big fan of horror movies, but I have my own definition of Horror.
A lot of people considered Zombie and Vampire as horror movies…but not for me. Some even considered slasher movie as horror…and, again, not for me. Those movies are thrilling and suspenseful but they will never make me start having Goosebumps out of fear, those movies won’t make me start looking at my back as if something is lurking behind me. I consider those movies as thriller movies.
My definition of horror is when it involves GHOST!! Maybe it is because I believe ghost does exist. You may not believe me but I also feel them when they are too close around me…Thank God I don’t have the ability to see them.
I always feel excitedly scared every time I saw an amazing horror movie, both in story and in how the ghost appears. I love ghost story with great story. Here are my top-5 horror movies:
#5 The Sixth Sense
The Sixth Sense was not really that scary…but it has a nice story. I really love the ending of this movie. I have guessed who Bruce Willis’s character was about half through the movie but it was still great to see it materialized in the screen. The ghosts didn’t scare me much but there were moments that made the hair on my back started standing up.
Summary (from imdb) : Malcom Crowe is a child psychologist who receives an award on the same night that he is visited by a very unhappy ex-patient. After this encounter, Crowe takes on the task of curing a young boy with the same ills as the ex-patient. This boy “sees dead people”. Crowe spends a lot of time with the boy (Cole) much to the dismay of his wife. Cole’s mom is at her wit’s end with what to do about her son’s increasing problems. Crowe is the boy’s only hope.
I watched this movie ALONE at 10 pm, everyone in my house was sleeping peacefully…somehow, that situation made the horror came to life. I enjoyed every spooky moments of it. The ghost sometimes appeared in unpredictable moment and when that happened, I often let out a scream of surprise. It was such a chilling experience.
Summary (from imdb): A young photographer Thun and his girlfriend Jane discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after fleeing the sceen of an accident. As they investigate the phenomenon, they find other photographs contain similar supernatural images, that Thun’s best friends are being haunted as well, and Jane discovers that her boyfriend has not told her everything. It soon becomes clear that you can not escape your past.
#3 Blairwitch Project
A lot of people said that Paranormal Activity is scary…well, I almost fell asleep watching it. I was watching it alone and it bored me. I once written my comparison of PA to BWP, everyone who said PA is scary clearly haven’t seen BWP. I watched The Blairwitch Project together with my brother and it still managed to scare the living sh*t out of me. The acting was so convincing, even without showing the ghost I could feel like the ghost was around me. This is the only English speaking horror movie that can scare me like most Asian horror movies.
Summary (from my review): The story is about 3 students who were planning to make a documentary on a witch that existed a long time ago. They brought cameras and ready to camp in the wood where the witch used to haunt people.
They soon encountered great terror!!
The plot and the tension scared me badly. And the ending is just perfect.
Ju-On has a very unusual story. It connects several stories into one. A haunted house that keeps killing people. The killing circle is unbreakable. Only the 1st and 3rd Ju-On are considered as good movie, the rest are too made-up. The ghosts of the victim are damn scary!!!
I remember watching it with my father, and I was watching it with a blanket in my mouth, I was biting it to reduce the fright. In the middle of the movie, someone knocked my front door and it scared the hell out of me…I only looked at the door, my father was the one who finally opened the door.
Summary (from imdb): In Japan, when the volunteer social assistant Rika Nishina is assigned to visit a family, she is cursed and chased by two revengeful fiends: Kayako, a woman brutally murdered by her husband and her son Toshio. Each person that lives or visits the haunted house is murdered or disappears.
There is no other movie on this planet that can replace Ringu from my top list of horror movie!! I ADORE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS MOVIE!! The story is brilliant, the ghost is easily loved and it breaks all cliché in a ghost movie. You do not find the ghost in the scariest looking house, the ghost appears in daylight, and it ends nicely. I don’t think I need to write how the story goes because it is a very famous movie, but if you never heard of this movie, here is my review of Ringu.
What freaked me out about this movie was when I first watched it, the minute after I finished watching it, my telephone was ringing. I literally jumped off my chair and my heart beat very fast. My student did something more dramatic, she let her TV set on timer, it was turn on all the time until she fell asleep. Turned-off TV scared her.
My admiration on Ringu made me freakin hate The Ring!! That movie ruins all the greatness that Ringu has. So…don’t you dare say The Ring is better than Ringu in front of me!! You can read why I hate the remake in here.
There you have it….my top-5 horror movies of all time. It is very easy to choose from number 1 to number 3…the list haven’t changed for years. As for 4 and 5, it was a bit difficult to choose. Here are the nominees for number 4 and 5: Jelangkung (an Indonesian horror movie), Poltergeist, The Eye, and The Others.
I would love to know your top-5 horror movies, it doesn’t have to be ghost movies…like I said above, people have different definition of horror movies 🙂