Top 5 Must Watch Horror Movies – Shelby

As the days of quarantine tick on, I decided to add some more movies to your list of things to consume on your days off. Here’s some more ideas for you in a genre I’m a huge fan of: horror.

Honestly I could say that the movie Oculus was one of the first that really impressed me in the horror category. Made in 2013, this gem follows two adult siblings who experienced a dark tragedy in their youth. Kaylie, played by Karen Gillan, suspects that their misfortune stems from an antique mirror that infects the minds of those who look into it.

As someone who despises predictable endings, let me tell you, you won’t see this ending coming. It’s a must see for those who want their horror movies to keep them guessing, not to mention it’s readily available on Hulu.

Easily one of my top five favorite horror movies is a Netflix original called Hush. Maddie Young is a deaf women living in isolation as she finishes the novel she has been tirelessly working on. Her disability makes her an easy target for a nearby killer – or so he thinks. The little amount of audio in this film will have you sitting inches away from your screen.

You’ll love this movie if you like seeing alternative outcomes played out in real time like those crazy choose your own ending books. Hush will leave you wondering, if you were in this situation, what would you do?

I’d be lying if I said this one didn’t give me a few nightmares after watching it in theaters! The Boy is a 2016 horror flick that follows Greta Evans as she travels to England to be a nanny for the elderly Heelshires. When she arrives, she finds out that she’s not taking care of a child, but rather a porcelain doll named Brahms modeled after the Heelshires’ late son. She soon realizes that she must follow the strict rules laid out by his family or suffer the consequences.

This bad boy (ha get it?) can be found on Amazon Prime and if you’re anything like me you’ll be creeped out for weeks. Also, if you like this movie, you’re in luck because they just came out with a second one in February!

I could go on and on about this next one. Being a Stephen King fan and loving the original It, I was a little skeptical about the 2017 version. Turns out, I wasn’t even a little bit disappointed.

I feel like the majority of you know the plot, but for those of you that don’t it’s all about a killer clown named Pennywise. Fed by fear; Pennywise terrorizes a group of seven children in the Derry, Maine. This film will impress you with it’s character development, it’s supernatural element, and it’s impressive acting. You can find It on Hulu and Amazon Prime!

Last, but not least we have one of my all time favorites: Get Out. An African American Chris Washington travels to meet his girlfriend’s white family in Upstate, New York to find that there is something very strange about them. Aside from the family just being flat out racist, Chris realizes that the African American grounds keepers on the property don’t seem like themselves. This movie follows Washington as he tries to uncover the secrets of his seemingly normal girlfriend’s crazy family.

I loved this movie because not only will it keep you interested with all of it’s twists and turns, but the racial conversation it sparks is very important.

That’s all I have for you this time my friends! I hope you all are making the most out of your quarantine and that this little blog post gave you some ideas to fill your free time. Thanks for reading and I’ll see ya next time!

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