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Top 10 Horror Movies

I have a love for Horror movies. Weather it’s supernatural, gory, or just weird and twisted – these movies thrill my senses.  I don’t mind the old black and white classics but the modern horror movies are what really interest me due to the capabilities of modern film and special effects.

The movies in this list have haunted me or spoke to me for one reason or another and have become favorites of mine.  It was hard for me to narrow down a list of only 10.
If you love Horror movies and have missed one from this list, be sure to check it out!!
All trailers feature the first movie of any series.

**Disclaimer**
These are Horror movies which means there is violence, blood, foul language, extreme scenes and more. Not for the faint of heart.  If horror is not your thing, I suggest you go check out some of our Featured Fantasy Artists.

:::Let the Chaos begin:::
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In The Mouth of Madness

Released in late 1994 and directed by John Carpenter – I think this is one of my favorite movies because it is centered around a horror novel. I love reading horror stories just as much as I enjoy horror movies and this movie is both.  It has a very “Twilight Zone” appeal to it that captures the imagination.

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HellRaiser

Starting in 1987 and directed by Clive Barker – this movie series chilled me to the core as a teenager.  The first three movies in the series are my favorites and the ones I find the most creepy and disturbing. PinHead is a character that you never really forget.  Angel or demon – you decide.

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Poltergeist

The first movie was released in 1982, written and produced by Steven Spielberg but directed by Tobe Hooper due to Spielberg being under another movie contract; this movie gave lots of people the creeps. No one wants to live on an ancient burial ground and then have spirits haunt you the rest of your life. Plus the added real life deaths of various cast members adds a real life eerie feel to the series.

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Hatchet

Released in 2006, written and directed by Adam Green; this gem of a slasher film is just as good, if not better than the Jason or Michal Myers series.  Victor Crowley definitely leaves his mark. 3 films of crazy kill scenes and cameo’s by many horror actors, these films are sure to delight true horror fans.
A unique ending to each movie leaves you right in the middle of wanting more – and picks right up in the new movie. My suggestion is to have all 3 movies before watching so you don’t get stuck with a cliffhanger.

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House of 1000 Corpses

Released in 2003 – written, and directed by Rob Zombie – this movie is pretty twisted and on the same level as Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  The scary reality of twisted serial killers and psychopaths makes this movie chilling.  The whole series is a twisted adventure that only Rob Zombie can provide.
RIP to Sid Haig who passed shortly after filming “3 from Hell” – the most recent movie in this series.

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StrangeLand

Released in 1998, written by Dee Snider and directed by John Pieplow – This movie will leave you feeling a bit twisted for watching it.  What else could we expect from the lead singer of Twisted Sister?  The movie delivers a scary reality that we all faced with the launch of the internet and a new way for predators to find prey. Some pretty graphic scenes of torture will have you cringing in your seat.

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Lords of Salem

Released in 2012 this is another Rob Zombie creation. It kind of reminded me of Rosemary’s Baby on steroids. You need to pay attention to understand what is going on and there are some scene’s that will have you feeling like you may be going to hell yourself if you keep watching. Not really too bloody or gory but definitely twisted like only Rob Zombie can give us.

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The Girl Next Door

Released in 2007 this movie is very disturbing. Not for the faint of heart. It is similar in nature to “I Spit On Your Grave”. 
This movie is based of off the book:  Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door – which is loosley based off true life events that led to the torture and murder of Sylvia Likens in 1965. This horrific murder took place in Indiana, the state I grew up in and currently reside.  Very heartbreaking.

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NightMare on Elm Street

I have to give my nod to this classic horror series. The first movie was released in 1984, written and directed by Wes Craven.  I love this whole series, it frightened and delighted me throughout my childhood and teen years. I even dreamed about Freddy Kruger when I was about 10 years old. I own the series and still enjoy it quite a bit as an adult.

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Sweeny Todd

Released in 2007 and directed by Tim Burton, this is one twisted musical. Johnny Depp sings for the first time in this film all the while slashing throats – not to mention his companion turning the remains into meat pies. What’s not to love? Based on a play from 1979 this slasher film musical is sure to delight horror and music fans alike.

Honorable Mentions:
Gothika
Event Horizon
Fear.Com
WishMaster
Saw
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So there you have it. 10+ horror movies that are sure to frighten, delight and mess with your head. It was hard for me to narrow it down so please, leave your favorite horror movie in the comments!! You may have one I need to see and haven’t yet!

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