Horror Movie Picks

By Tamiko Mckinney

Halloween is approaching rather quickly. Everyone has their own tra­ditions on how to celebrate this fes­tive event.

Personally, I enjoy a marathon of horrifying movies with some friends. Most people prefer the clas­sic films such as Halloween, Friday the 13th, Child’s Play, and Night­mare on Elm Street; but I enjoy the best of the best: the scariest. I have taken careful consideration on the scariest films I have ever seen, and this is the list of my top five picks.

No. 5: “The Grudge”

This was originally a Japanese film but was redone by America. The movie itself is not that scary, but the concept is frightening. I don’t know about you, but I am terrified of creepy kids, and the ghosts in this film are a little boy and his older sis­ter. This was a great movie that will provide great entertainment.

No. 4: “The Devil Inside”

It has been about a year and a half since I have seen this movie, and I still think about it frequently. The concept of the movie is demon possession. The ending still puzzles me, but the movie is great with a storyline that sucks you into the movie and makes you want to watch it even if you do not like these kinds of films.

No. 3: “Paranormal Activity”

What is more frightening than being harassed by something that you cannot see? It was supposedly based on a true story, but after fur­ther research, I found that it is not based on a true story – otherwise it would have been at the top of this list. But it’s still a very scary film that makes you re-think what is re­ally in your house.

No. 2: “The Exorcist”

This is based on real events, and it’s another film where the topic is possession. This film depicts pos­session in a more terrifying way than any other film with the same concept. Being based on a true sto­ry really makes this movie so much better.

No. 1: “The Fourth Kind”

Based on a true events as well, but this film is different from the previous picks. This film is about alien encounters and abduction. The best part of the film is that it shows real footage from events that really took place, and incorporates it into the film. After watching this film, you will want to sleep with one eye open – or not sleep at all.

Cartoonist: Mina Truong

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