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Top 5: Horror Movies I've watched this Halloween

Friday, November 01, 2013

Halloween or All Hallows’ Eve is a great holiday influenced by Celtic harvest festivals. On October 31st people all around the world wear costumes, decorate and carve pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, play pranks, go trick-or-treat, tell scary stories and watch horror movies. Because I’m a huge fan of horror movies, I thought what a better night to watch them if not on Halloween. Well, I like to watch them when it’s raining, adds more effects, besides those in the movies. 

A Nightmare on Elm Street - 2010
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This is a 2010 remake of a 1984 movie with the same name. This movie is about a terrifying man by the name of Freddy Krueger that stalks a group of teenagers in their dreams. I must say that the combination of his four blades fingers and the look of a burn victim really scared me in the original movie. Even if the movie received a low rate on IMDB, it broke the record with $63 million on Box Office and $115 million worldwide.

Halloween II - 2009
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I enjoyed every movie from the Halloween series and this one was no exception. Continuing with the action from 2007 where the movie ended and skipping one year, Halloween II presents the same Laurie Strode that deals with the consequences of the previous movie and Dr. Loomis who tries to publish a book that chronicles those shocking events. And last but not least, Mike Myers who is kind enough to continue to search for Laurie. 

On the initial release in August 29, 2009 the movie received some negative reviews from critics and it was re-release on October 30, 2009.

Drag me to hell - 2009
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A horror movie released in 2009, directed by Sam Raimi and co-written with his own brother Ivan Raimi. The movie presents the story of a loan officer named Christine Brown that refuses to extend a loan to a gypsy woman named Sylvia Ganush for impressing her boss. For that, Ganush curses Christine and after 3 days of torment she will burn in hell for eternity. While the evil forces push her to the breaking point, she desperately tries to save her soul. The movie had a gross of $42 million on US and Canada and $90 million worldwide.

Trick 'r Treat – 2007
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A horror movie that centers around 4 interwoven Halloween stories. A group of teenagers make a mean prank, a woman that loathes the night but has to pull off with the holiday obsessed husband, a college virgin that meets the right guy and a high school principal with his secret life as a serial murderer. All these stories have one thing in common – Sam, a mysterious pint sized that wears orange pajamas with a sack over his head that appears only when someone breaks the traditions of Halloween.

The Last House on the Left – 2009
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This is also a remake of a 1972 movie with the same name directed by Dennis Iliadis. An escape prisoner and his gang kidnap and assault two women and find a refuge in a vacation home during a thunder-storm in one of the victim parent’s house. Her parents find out that her daughter was raped, shot and left for dead and they attempt to get revenge. The movie had a grossed $ 45 million worldwide.

In the end, what do we learn from horror movies? Well we know for a fact that:

- TVs can kidnap kids
- Building a house over a cemetery or dead bodies is not a good idea
- Realtors always lie
- Your boyfriend will fall asleep even if he said he won’t
-A mother makes about 10 minutes to your bedroom
-Don’t say “I’ll be right back” because you never know what may happen on your way to the other room
-When it’s quiet, the serial killer is right behind you
-Don’t investigate strange noises
-Stick with the group, don’t split up or you will end up chopped 

That being said, I hope you had fun this Halloween and feel free to share some strange events that happened to you.

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