Since this is part 2 of my top 10 horror movies list, I will start off with number 6. If you’re reading this, be sure to check out part 1 so that you don’t miss any good films 🙂
- Ghost Ship *** (3)
This movie is a few years old, being released in 2002, however, it i definitely one of my favorites.
The storyline is about a group of people, explorers really… who hunt for abandoned and sunken ships and treaures out in the ocean. They run into a guy in a bar one night who knows of their work and has found a boat that he thinks they might be interested in. While they are skeptical of the job, they accept but te guy insist that he go with them and also gets a cut of whatever it is they might find in the depths.
As in most plots, everything weird starts to present itself once they find the abandoned boat they were looking for. As each of the crew members are picked off one by one, a frightening twist is revealed with the help of a probably unwanted and unlikely visitor.
While this movie doesn’t keep you on edge, it does have surprises you didn’t see coming.
I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes flicks that you have to figure out as you go along.
- I Spit on Your Grave **** (4)
There are two versions of this movie. One is older being made in the 70s, the other was released in 2010. I have seen both and personally think they are both good, but if I had to choose, the 2010 ersion is better as far as graphics go since it’s newer.
A basic summary of this without giving away too much is a woman decides to stay out in a cabin in the middle of no where in order to write a book (she is a writer). Her thoughts are, of course, it’s going to be peaceful and quiet and a perfect place to get her work done and relax along the way. However, once she gets out there, relaxation is far from what she recieves.
She begins being tormented by a group of redneck boys who don’t take no for an answer. Their sick torture “game” is the entire first half of the movie. Warning: it is very graphic!
The second half is really the reason why I added this movie to the list. However, I will give you another warning…this half is even more gruesome than the first. The reason is because the traumatized girl shows her backbone and gets her revenge on the boys who made part of her life hell and let me say…she gets them good!
Special Hint: This is supposed to be based on a true story.
- Evil Dead ****(4)
Like I spit on Your Grave, this movie is a remake of a 1970s version. The storyline for both movies is pretty much the same, but of course, the 2013 version is better graphics wise and has a better quality.
A group of friends stay in a cabin owned by one of their families. The whole reason they go is an intervention program for one of the kids, so of course in the middle of the woods seems like a perfect spot.
Upon arriving, everyone decided to go exploring. In the cellar of the cabin, they come across what appears to be creepy voodoo type items and books. While checking out one of the books found, one of the guys in the group accidently and unknowingly releases an unspeakable evil that begins to haunt and attack the group in different ways. It targets one person in particular which is the beginning of more gory horror.
I have both versions and I definitely prefer the newer version due to how more realistic it looks. I would recommend either movie as far as creepiness goes, however, if you’re looking for something with a little more adrenaline and gore, I’d say go for the 2013 version.
- 13 Ghosts ****(4)
13 Ghosts is a bit of an older movie, being release in 2001, but I still find this movie pretty freaky and weird.
It’s about a guy and his family earning an expensive home and EVERYTHING in it due to a death in the family. The guy’s uncle, who died, was a collector of unique and different things which includes spirits lurking around every corner.
As the name suggest, there are 13 spirits in the house and when the family moves in, the spirits are not as welcoming as the family would hope. A crazy twist is that the family can only see the spirits through these special glasses and there’s not enough for everyone.
One the ghosts start to violently attack, the only hope for the family to get out alive is to use the glasses and fight the spirits off to the best of their abilities.
For me, the scariest parts are when you don’t know where the spirits are. Because of this, there are ghosts popping up when you least expect it.
I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who likes a few adrenaline rushes during movies and to those of you who just like to be scared a little.
- Dead Silence ****(4)
The legend in this movie is based around an old woman (Mary Shaw) who is a ventriloquist. Once she dies, her legend and dolls live on in a not so good way.
The movie starts off with a couple who receives one of Mary’s “dummies.” Although the woman is unaware of who sent the doll, she displays it in her bedroom. After receiving the strange gift, something terribly gruesome happens in the home leaving the legend alive and a few others fighting to save theirs as they try to break the supposed curse.
As said earlier, parts in the movie are pretty gory, not too bad though. The creepy factor on the other hand is a seven on the scale. If you like thrills and chills and don’t mind a little blood, this movie is a good choice for you.
Grab some popcorn, a blanket and probably a friend or significant other to hide behind lol.
Now that I have shared my top 10 with everyone, I decided to add some honorable mentions too. These are movies that were good but just didn’t make the cut. Feel free to watch trailers of any of the movies listed. If you watch any of them I suggested, leave me comment and tell me what you thought!
A Nightmare on Elm Street (classic – 10+ movies total)
Halloween (classic – 10+ movies total)
Friday the 13th (kind of ironic I’m posting this on Friday the 13th lol) (classic – 10+ movies total)
See No Evil (2 movies)
I know What you Did Last Summer (3 movies)
IT (Stephen King)
Cold Creek Manor
Maximum Overdrive (Stephen King)
The Woman in Black (2 movies)
As Above so Below
Dracula – I love the legend of Dracula and know the whole real story but haven’t found a good movie yet. If you would like to hear the legend I found, let me know.
Also if there are any movies not on this list that you would like to suggest to me, I will gladly take a good scary movie to watch J
Thanks for reading Ladybugs and Manbugs! J