Five Favorite Horror Flicks

If I haven’t made it clear before, I love being scared. Well, I love the feeling of being scared when in reality, I am safe at home. So, please, don’t start following me home. That’s not the kind of scare I’m talking about.

If you’re new to the genre or you’re just looking for a good scare, read on for my five favorite horror movies. I promise no spoilers.

Midsommar (2019) — Directed by Ari Aster and starring Florence Pugh. Midsommar is as visually appealing as it is uncomfortable. While not the scariest on the list, the ending did give me goosebumps.

Us (2019) — Directed by Jordan Peele and starring Lupita Nyong’o. Everything about this movie scared me, from the red jumpsuits to Nyong’o’s spastic movements. I was deeply unsettled and thoroughly entertained.

Pyscho (1960) — Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Anthony Perkins. Do not bother with the 1988 remake, I beg of you. Some of the special effects of the original are so dated they’re almost funny, but I guarantee you won’t be laughing at the final scene.

Scream (1996) — Directed by Wes Kraven and starring Neve Campbell. I’m not normally one for slashers, but Scream leans into the absurdities of your typical slasher films in a tongue-in-cheek way that I just love. Craven creates a thrilling, smart film with possibly the greatest villain in cinematic history.

Hush (2016) — Directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Kate Siegel. I love an original story with a strong female lead, and Hush gives you that and more. The audio distortion and stretches of silence had me on the edge of my seat, and John Gallagher Jr’s dead-eyed stare directly into the camera was truly terrifying.

Check out these titles for your next horror binge, and let me know your favorites in the comments. I’m always looking for movie recommendations!

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